Where To Brunch On Tybee Island
Spring is fast approaching, and with the reemergence of warm winds, blooming flowers and temperate seas comes a new appreciation for brunch. A time for tea-length dresses and bold sun hats, brunching on the beach is something to look forward to this season on Tybee. For the perfect marriage of breakfast and lunch, have a meal to remember at these brunch favorites on the island.
Open daily from 7 am to 1 pm, the Breakfast Club is another apt choice for brunch on the island. The delicious Egg Florentine is definitely worthy of its house special title, and Helen’s Solidarity – served with diced potatoes, Polish sausage, green peppers and onions over cheesy eggs and grits – is a close rival. While the Breakfast Club offers sundry tasty brunch options for you to choose from, their menu is highly customizable so you can have a special dish made just for you.
Visit the Tybee Island Social Club for the quintessential Southern brunch. Served from 11 am to 3 pm, the Social Club’s Bluegrass Brunch encompasses everything you love about good old bluegrass and great brunch fares. Start your midafternoon meal with the Social’s Famous Blue Crab Stew and follow up with the club’s take on a Southern classic, Shrimp and Grits. The Spicy Hot Brown starring sriracha friend chicken is a great choice too. For your sweet tooth, try blueberry waffles served with crème fraiche. You’ll definitely have to come back more than once.
With multiple locations throughout Savannah and surrounding areas, to include Tybee, Sunrise Restaurant is a great choice for a breezy, beachy brunch. Made special just for the island, the Tybee Omelet is duly described as a seafood lover’s dream. And the Shrimp Delight Omelet, made with shrimp, broccoli, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes and cheese, is an island favorite as well. The Breakfast Burger and the Breakfast Dog are tasty takes on American lunch classics that make for great brunch options too. Check out the full menu here and plan a visit soon!
A-J’s Dockside Restaurant is a popular option among Tybee residents for the perfect weekend brunch highlighting local seafood favorites. Sip a Peach Bellini as you wait in the company of friends for your Eggs Benedict with grits or your Shrimp-n-Crab Omelette. With an array of egg dishes and refreshing sides like seasonal fruit and sliced tomatoes, your spring brunch at A-J’s overlooking the beach will provide a relaxing island vibe that is just right for the meal.
For tasty brunch options in an atmosphere that isn’t quite so dainty and quaint, 80 East Gastropub is the place to be. With adventurous appetizing plates like the pork belly and waffle sliders – combining seared pork belly, apple barbeque sauce, sweet potato waffles and bacon jam into a satiating bite – and their special salmon take on the classic BLT, the Gastropub offers a number palate-pleasing meals that are perfect for your late morning or early afternoon.
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.