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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!

Lowcountry Boil from The Crab Shack

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Often referred to as Tybee Island’s most iconic dish, the Lowcountry Boil can be found just about 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.

Fresh Sushi from Raw Ingredients raw ingredients tybee

This beachside restaurant is centrally-located on Tybrisa Street and serves a variety of hand-made sushi rolls and fresh sashimi.  Afterwards, stroll and sip on a bubble tea while you shop around downtown Tybee.

Lazaretto Steamed Shrimp from CoCo’s Sunset Grille

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Locals love CoCo’s Sunset Grille for its calming view and amazing seafood cuisine. Located on Lazaretto Creek, this spot has stunning views of Tybee’s sunset. Hangout at their well-stocked bar in the early evenings to partake in their sunset toast ritual.

Fish and Chips from The Deck Beach Bar + Kitchen

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Nestled within the sand dunes of Tybee beach, this oceanfront eatery serves up 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.

Fish Tacos from Tybee Island Social Club

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This beautifully-designed restaurant offers an array of creative, tasty bites with a lively, social atmosphere. From tasty tacos to creative cocktails, the Tybee Island Social Club is an intimate oasis that welcomes locals and visitors alike.

Tybee Po’ Boy from Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp gerald's tybee

This outdoor eatery prides themselves on serving only the freshest seafood caught by local shrimpers and fishermen. A fact that you can taste with every bite. Can’t get enough? Bring home the taste of Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp with their own branded hot sauce, available for purchase!

Breakfast Club Scrambler from The Breakfast Club

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Prepare to arrive early at this local legend where patrons happily wait in a line around the corner to dine on breakfast favorites. The always-packed eatery features tasty traditional dishes but it’s the innovative plates that get the most buzz.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream from Sugar Shack

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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! If your visit is during the summer months, be sure to try their fresh peach shake for a real southern treat.

Oysters Pulaski from Tybee Island Fish Camp

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At first glance, the Tybee Island Fish Camp looks like a simple shack off the beaten path. Upon entering, this restaurant offers delights at every turn with antique décor and a menu filled with delicious local delicacies. Locally-caught oysters are a favorite and we can see why. Chefs prepare this local shelled gem with fresh, seasonal ingredients and skillfully plate them to perfection.

Italian Gourmet Pizza from Fannie’s On The Beach

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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. This casual beachside establishment 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.

Crab Cake Sandwich from Sundae Cafe

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This family-owned restaurant 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.

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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