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5 Spots to Eat Local Shrimp

You may have seen the big shrimp boats trudging down Lazaretto Creek as you pass over the bridge onto Tybee Island. During shrimp season, these fishermen are delivering freshly-caught seafood to the local restaurants in the area. If you've ordered peel and eat shrimp or a shrimp po' boy, chances are those delicacies were caught that very same day. It doesn't get much fresher than that!

If you're craving some seriously-fresh shrimp for your next meal on Tybee Island, here are five great spots to sit down, dig in and enjoy!

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The Deck Kitchen & Bar

The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen

Beach access, ocean views, live music and decadent shrimp are what we love about The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen. Dig into this sweet island delicacy flavored with a blend of Old Bay, tabasco butter, cocktail sauce and lemon.


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Pier 16 Seafood Restaurant

For a family-friendly night filled with incredible food, games and a fantastic view, stop by Pier 16 Seafood Restaurant. This family-owned establishment offers something for everyone, including gourmet burgers, fresh seafood, USDA prime steaks and refreshing salads. Two full-service bars are serving up signature cocktails and a diverse wine selection. With plenty of outdoor patio space, everyone can join the fun with cornhole and giant Jenga.

Crab Shack

You can't talk about fresh seafood on Tybee Island without mentioning The Crab Shack. Visitors flock to this eatery to enjoy seafood in true lowcountry-fashion. There's one thing you won't find on their menu though, anything FRIED. So, if you're in the mood for fresher than fresh, the Crab Shack should be on your list!

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A-J's Dockside Restaurant

Back River is home to some of the best island sunsets laced with frolicking dolphins and warm breezes. Pull up a deck chair at A-J's Dockside Restaurant and prepare for one heck of a meal with views you can't find elsewhere. We suggest trying the blackened shrimp and grits or the seafood pasta for a taste of Tybee's finest.  

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Sting Ray's Seafood

Join the party at Sting Ray's Seafood, where the seafood is served up fresh and the beer cold. You've probably seen their crowded deck along Butler Avenue, located just a short walk from Tybrisa Street. You'll want to make it a point to grab a seat, order up some local seafood and enjoy the atmosphere. Even better, they serve up live music every night!

Our coastline is home to a variety of seafood like shrimp and oysters, making our island restaurants the first in line to receive fresh deliveries daily. So, when you head our way, make it a point to order local and support our hometown fishermen. We promise you'll enjoy Every. Single. Bite.

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