From the Boat to the Table: Tybee Island Restaurants Offer Fresh Seafood, Good Eats and Great Times

Tybee is known for its laid back vibe, natural sand dunes and close proximity to Savannah, one of the country’s premier tourist destinations. For most of its existence, however, the small island on the Atlantic Ocean was not known for its restaurants. Fortunately times have changed. Today’s Tybee Island offers a variety of good restaurants, from casual dives to elegant cafes. On Tybee, seafood is king, with a number of great options for fresh, succulent seafood, including A-J’s Dockside, CoCo’s Sunset Grille, StingRays Restaurant and the Crab Shack. Tybee residents rave about Sundae Café, which has an extensive lunch menu featuring sandwiches, salads and fried seafood, and a lovely, upscale dinner menu with plenty of seafood, steaks, pasta dishes and more. The Tybee Island Social Club boasts an eclectic selection of tacos, seafood and burgers, plus cocktails as unique as the island itself. Those wanting a casual meal with great views will enjoy the atmosphere at the Caribbean-influenced North Beach Bar and Grill on the north side of the island, Fannie’s on the Beach near the Tybee Pier and Pavilion and Marlin Monroes Surfside Grill in the Beachside Colony Resort. The morning crowd (and visitors in need of a quick remedy for a lively Tybee night) will appreciate the Breakfast Club, a staple on the island that has been serving up hearty breakfast fare for more than three decades. So grab your swimsuit, relax and enjoy a day at the beach. Just don’t forget to bring your appetite!

This laid-back restaurant, located just a block from the beach on Butler Avenue, is a favorite among Tybee residents, and for good reason. The casual eatery, which features indoor and outdoor seating, has a menu chock-full of fresh, local...  Read More

This popular pizzeria and bar draws a lively and eclectic crowd of locals. The restaurant's colorful, indoor space is a feast for the eyes, with an array of memorabilia covering the walls. Even more vibrant than the walls is Huc-a-Poos' menu,...  Read More

This popular Tybee seafood restaurant overlooking the island's Back River is a favorite among locals, who sometimes come by boat, dock and dine. A-J's offers both indoor and outdoor seating and features a good selection of seafood dishes,...  Read More

Serving up homemade breakfast fare since 1976, the always-packed Breakfast Club is a favorite among Tybee residents and visitors alike. The Tybee Island eatery offers an array of traditional breakfast food--eggs, homemade sausage, waffles,...  Read More

This beloved open-air restaurant and bar, with a prime location on Tybee's North Beach, serves up a variety of creatively prepared, Caribbean-influenced dishes. Favorites include fish tacos, jerk chicken, sweet potato fries, crab cakes and conch...  Read More

Who says you need to head into Savannah to get authentic barbeque? Gerald's Pig and Shrimp, a roadside eatery near the entrance to Tybee Beach, offers a mouthwatering selection of pork, ribs, beef brisket and more. The restaurant also serves...  Read More

CoCo's Sunset Grill, a little gem overlooking Lazaretto Creek, is a laid-back eatery with great seafood, a friendly staff and the perfect waterfront setting. CoCo's features traditional seafood dishes, including fried shrimp, Alaskan snow crab,...  Read More

Heaping platters of seafood, a gorgeous view of the creek and a lively atmosphere are all part of the appeal of the Crab Shack, a Tybee seafood restaurant that has been delighting locals and visitors for more than 20 years. It's easy to see why...  Read More

Don't be deterred by the name. Tybee Island Social Club is not some sort of invite-only dinner society for the elite. This welcoming Tybee Island eatery, located mid-island on Butler Avenue, offers an array of creative, tasty bites. The...  Read More

This Tybee Island favorite is causal by day and romantic by night. Located in a nondescript shopping center about one block from the beach, Sundae Cafe features an extensive lunch menu, with everything from island-inspired spicy tuna tacos and...  Read More


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