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6 Fantastic Outdoor Dining Spots on Tybee Island

Porch sitting is a year-round activity on Tybee Island. From the verandas on Tybee’s many vacation rentals to the patios where you can eat and enjoy beautiful marsh or ocean views, it’s easy to get some fresh air while relaxing on the island. Tybee is known for its coastal fare, like wild Georgia shrimp and oysters, and there’s nowhere better to taste these local products than with a view of the place it was caught. Slap on some sunscreen and seek out these fantastic outdoor dining spots on Tybee Island: 


1. The Crab Shack

The slogan, “Where the elite eat in their bare feet,” couldn’t be more perfect to describe this restaurant’s casual dining atmosphere. A huge patio overlooking Tybee’s backyard marshlands makes up most of the restaurant, where visitors can order heaping trays of low country boil—shrimp, crawfish, crab, potatoes, sausages and corn—and more.

Photo Courtesy of A-J's Dockside Restaurant

Photo courtesy of A-J’s Dockside Restaurant

2. A-J’s Dockside Restaurant

Tucked away on Tybee Creek, A-J’s Dockside Restaurant offers a vibrant, colorful patio to match the multi-hued sunsets you can watch from this spot. After a full day of kayaking or paddleboarding, pull up to the dock behind the restaurant and grab a cold drink to accompany a tasty sandwich or seafood dish.

Photo Courtesy of Tybee Island Social Club

Photo courtesy of Tybee Island Social Club

3. Tybee Island Social Club

Trendy and cool, the Tybee Island Social Club will make you feel like a celebrity hidden amongst the swaying linens draped along its patio. Innovative dishes like crab and shrimp nachos, a satisfying blue crab stew and a superb selection of tacos complete the hip feel of this outdoor locale. Don’t miss the Bluegrass brunch each weekend to catch some live music outdoors.

Photo Courtesy of North Beach Bar and Grill

Photo courtesy of North Beach Bar and Grill

4. North Beach Bar and Grill

Grabbing an iced cocktail after a day in the sand is easy at this quaint beachside shack. Eclectic decor inside opens to the outdoor seating area, and the restaurant’s live music and Caribbean-inspired dishes will definitely remind you that you’re on vacation.

Photo Courtesy of Gerald's Pig and Shrimp

Photo courtesy of Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp

5. Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp

If a quirky roadside stand with award-winning barbecue and seafood menu items sounds enticing, then Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp is for you. With the restaurant and bar located completely outdoors, you can smell the hushpuppies frying, the shrimp steaming and the pork smoking. Gerald can often be found serving up these delicious selections himself!


6. South Beach, Tybee Island

Pack a picnic and dine on the beach. If you don’t mind a little sand, the beach is the most picturesque place to put out a blanket and enjoy some fun in the sun. Just remember to leave your glass bottles at home!

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