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How to Eat Your Way Through Tybee Island

Tybee Island is undoubtedly a foodie’s dream. Its prime location attracts coastal and southern influence and culture, both of which are evident in its fare. Next time you visit Tybee, be sure to save room for these amazing dishes!

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From freshly-caught Lowcountry Boils to seafood caught from the shores off Tybee Island, there is a dish to satisfy every traveler! Try one or taste them all; we're positive you won't be disappointed when you eat from these local favorites. 

Lowcountry Boil from The Crab Shack

Often referred to as Tybee Island's most iconic dish, the Lowcountry Boil can be found everywhere on the island. But, for many visitors, one dockside restaurant comes to mind when talking about the iconic meal: The Crab Shack. This wildly popular dockside restaurant overlooks Chimney Creek and the Atlantic Ocean – the perfect backdrop to a memorable meal.

Crab Topped Mahi Mahi from Pier 16 Seafood Restaurant

Fresh seafood, burgers, tacos, and sweeping island views are what you'll come to love about Pier 16 Seafood Restaurant, but the tender Mahi Mahi, sweet blue crab and red pepper rice pilaf is an undeniable choice. Once you dig into this establishment's delectable dish from the rooftop deck, there's no going back. Hook, line and sinker!

Fish & Chips from The Deck Beach Bar + Kitchen

Nestled within the dunes of Tybee beach, The Deck is an oceanfront eatery serving delicious seafood and cocktails. With a funky bar on one side and beach access on the other, this Tybee gem is the best of both worlds.

Homemade Scones and Coffee from Tybean Art & Coffee Bar

There's no better way to start the day than with a great cup of coffee and a homemade pastry. Tybean Art and Coffee Bar brews up some of the best coffee on the island and serves freshly-made scones every morning. Make your way over to Tybee Oaks Shopping District and you'll find this local gem that serves every cup with a smile. 


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Banana Pudding Ice Cream from the Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack has been an island staple for over 30 years and now serves a full menu daily. A visitor favorite are their vast hand-dipped jersey ice cream flavors; from banana pudding to pralines and cream – there’s a flavor for everyone! 


Italian Gourmet Pizza from Fannie's on the Beach

Tybee Island is home to many funky eateries but only one calls you to eat from the beach with their iconic ‘Time to Eat’ callout visible from the shore. Fannie's on the Beach is a casual beachside establishment that serves everything from house-made gourmet pizzas to mouthwatering Mahi tacos. For quick cocktail service, take advantage of their walk-up window then head back to the beach for more fun in the sun.

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Crab Cake Sandwich from Sundae Cafe

Sundae Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that has been filling island appetites with succulent seafood bites and gourmet foods for quite some time. The intimate dining atmosphere offers romantic vibes at night – perfect for an island date night! Try one of their many tasty southern specials, updated daily.

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King Crab Legs from Sting Ray's Seafood

The true mark of a quality establishment is when local patrons frequent a place just as much as visitors. Sting Ray’s Seafood offers a relaxed atmosphere that lures guests from all over, but draws locals on a regular basis with its great seafood and live music on its two-story outdoor patio.

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Fried Fish Taco from North Beach Bar & Grill

Nestled between the lighthouse and beach, North Beach Bar and Grill serves eclectic fusion with a Caribbean flair and their menu features local, sustainable seafood served with the freshest ingredients. Their fish taco is the perfect snack when you're ready to hit the beach after exploring this historic North Beach neighborhood.

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Knucklehead Nachoes from Huc-A-Poos

Piled high and topped with melty cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and fresh-cut tomatoes, the Knucklehead Nachoes from Huc-A-Poos (inside North Beach's Tybee Oaks) has created a cult-like following. Be sure to order with friends as there will be plenty of nachos to go around! 

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