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.
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The Crab Shack
The slogan, “Where the elite eat in their bare feet,” couldn’t be more perfect to describe The Crab Shack’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.
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 paddle boarding, pull up to the dock behind the restaurant and grab a cold drink to accompany a tasty sandwich or seafood dish.
North Beach Bar & Grill
Grabbing an iced cocktail after a day in the sand is easy at this quaint beachside shack. Eclectic decor inside North Beach Bar & Grill opens to an outdoor seating area, and the live music and Caribbean-inspired dishes will definitely remind you that you’re on vacation.
Gerald's Pig & Shrimp
If a quirky roadside food 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. Keep an eye out -- Gerald can often be found serving up these delicious selections!
The Deck Kitchen & Beach Bar
Known as Tybee’s only absolute beachfront restaurant, visitors of The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen can walk from deck to sand in a matter of a few steps. Dine on island dishes while sipping creative cocktails under the Tybee sunshine on the open-air deck of this relaxed eatery.
Salt Island Fish & Beer
As one of the newest restaurants on Tybee Island, Salt Island Fish & Beer is nestled right off Tybee’s main street and boasts a unique menu of seafood and craft local beers. Visitors can enjoy the fresh island breeze on their front porch patio while tasting their local cuisine.