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

Amy Pine

By , Local Expert, Savannah
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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...  Read more »

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    Sundae Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "When you stop by Sundae Cafe for lunch, be sure to try a side of the sweet potato fries. The thick, sweet fries are addictive."

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    Tybee Island Social Club

    Local Expert Tip: "Feeling charitable? Order the Phil, a cocktail featuring Crusoe organic spiced rum, peach schnapps, peach nectar and spices. Proceeds from drink sales benefit the Savannah Philharmonic Society."

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    Crab Shack

    Local Expert Tip: "Turn your outing to the Crab Shack into a family fun day. Kids will get a kick out of feeding the alligators in the restaurant's pond and viewing the exotic bird display. There's even a gift shop on premises for those who want to pick up some Crab Shack souvenirs."

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    CoCo's Sunset Grille

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to take a walk on the dock either before or after your meal. You'll enjoy gorgeous views and maybe even have a brush with local sea life. Otters have been known to jump right onto the dock in search of food!"

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    Gerald's Pig and Shrimp

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the restaurant's website or Facebook page for hours of operation before you go. Gerald's Pig and Shrimp is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and occasionally closes during the low season."

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    North Beach Bar & Grill

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're environmentally conscious, then this is the Tybee restaurant for you. The North Beach Bar and Grill has made an effort to go green, using local, sustainable seafood, converting cooking oil into biodiesel, and recycling all of its cardboard, paper, aluminum, glass and plastic, among other efforts."

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    The Breakfast Club

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't let the long line in front of the Breakfast Club scare you off. It moves fairly quickly."

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    A-J's Dockside Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "If beer is your poison of choice, head to A-J's. The restaurant features 46 different varieties of beer by the bottle."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Traveling with your pooch? Pets are always welcome at Huc-a-Poos."

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    StingRay's Seafood

    Local Expert Tip: "Try to secure outdoor seating at StingRay's during one of Tybee's annual parades (including the Beach Bum parade and the Pirate Fest parade). The restaurant has a prime location right along the parade route."



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