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A-J's Dockside Restaurant


6 Fantastic Outdoor Dining Spots on Tybee 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.

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The Crab Shack

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.

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North Beach Bar & Grill

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

The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen

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.

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