Add This Hidden Tybee Island Restaurant To Your Itinerary
At first glance, the Tybee Island Fish Camp appears to be a simple shack. What lies inside, though, will delight your tastebuds and inspire your travels. Here are a few reasons to check out this hidden Tybee Island restaurant.
Whimsy, community and passion are all evident at this quirky spot. Owners Kurtis and Sarah Schumm own three of Tybee Island’s most popular eateries, including the beloved Tybee Island Social Club, and take pride in serving Lowcountry delicacies with an upscale spin. The couples’ eclectic backgrounds in music and design, respectively, come in handy, as evidenced by their attention to detail and guest experience.
Lotus leaves serve as unique placemats on the marbled bar, exemplifying the balance of authenticity and sophistication for which the restaurant is so known. Details like this truly set the Tybee Island Fish Camp apart. In a coastal town where steamed seafood platters are as plentiful as grains of sand, dishes like braised lamb shanks and curried mussels truly stand out. Oysters Pulaski are a house special, combining ingredients reminiscent of historic Tybee Island with a favorite local dish.
While the fresh fare is a major draw, the rustic atmosphere is equally as alluring. Upcycled, mismatched tables fill the quaint dining room, and Kurtis’s watercolor paintings are hung on every wall. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. — just in time to fill the restaurant with the last rays of sunshine before the antique lamps are lit.
A Special Occasion
Whether you’re planning a girls’ night out or an intimate date night, these artisanal cocktails and flavorful dishes are some of the best Tybee Island has to offer. For an upscale dining experience in a chic locale, there’s nothing quite like the Tybee Island Fish Camp.
Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate.