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5 Fabulous Fresh Seafood Dishes on Tybee Island

The Low Country is known for Southern comfort cuisine staples like shrimp ‘n’ grits, fried oysters and crab legs. And as you can imagine, seafood is a big part of the region’s culinary culture. There’s no better place to enjoy fresh, flavorful seafood selections than on a beautiful and serene barrier island surrounded on all sides by endless blue. Tybee Island restaurants serve up delectable, locally caught gifts of the sea on a daily basis, and every single seafood bite on the island is worth savoring —  however, there are certain dishes that simply stand out from the rest. You don’t know Southern-style seafood until you’ve tried these premier dishes on Tybee Island.

Lowcountry Tacos at 80 East Gastropub

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Photo courtesy of Yelp

If you like your seafood with a little Latin flair, then the Lowcountry Tacos make the perfect plate for you. Featuring shrimp, chorizo and fried potatoes alongside a sizzling sriracha aioli, these tacos aren’t for the faint of heart, or the faint of palate either.

Deviled Crab Dinner at A-J’s Dockside

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Two delicate crab croquettes made with a special blend of spices and bread crumbs are cradled in a real crab shell, making the Deviled Crab Dinner at A-J’s a dazzling and delicious dish. The meal is served with potatoes and seasonal veggies, the perfect accompaniment to your tasty crab cakes.

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Tybee Po’ Boy at Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp

Seafood aficionados should head to Gerald’s for a smorgasbord of seafood delights. Shrimp and oysters share the plate with sides of fries, hush puppies and creamy coleslaw. Gerald’s famous Tybee Po’ Boy can be made with shrimp, oyster or fish!

Scallop and Bacon Gourmet Pizza at Fannie’s on the Beach

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Fannie’s is well known on the island for their gourmet pizzas, among other things. For a surf ‘n’ turf combination that’s unique to Tybee, try the Scallop and Bacon pie. Topped with red onion, green pepper, black olives and sundried tomatoes on a creamy alfredo sauce, the hand-tossed pizza is as good as it sounds.

Tybee Omelet at Sunrise Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Sunrise Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Sunrise Restaurant

If you like your seafood sunny side up, then head to Sunrise for their aptly named Tybee Omelet. Light fluffy eggs are combined with scallops, shrimp, crab, veggies and melted cheese for a breakfast that suits any seafood lover’s palate.


ChantelChantel 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. 


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