Eat. Beach. Eat. Top 5 Beach Eateries



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With Tybee and Hilton Head Islands so darn close to the Hostess City, it’s kind of hard not to end up having a favorite beach eatery. There’s nothing more fun than chowing down on some classic Southern cooking while watching the waves in the distance.

1. The Crab Shack, thecrabshack.com

The Crab Shack wasn’t a plan. But locals sure are glad it happened. Its creek bank location is surrounded by hundred year old lush oak trees and dolphins playing in the creek. With the fresh seafood so good, the taste will never be lost. Crab Shack doesn’t just have seafood. You can also get nachos, chicken, and barbecue ribs. They are most known for of course, their crab. While eating, you may even witness some staff dancing around in crazy outfits to liven up the place. There is even a lagoon where they have baby alligators that you can feed. After all, they can smell the delicious food too.

 

2. Fannie’s on the Beach, fanniesonthebeach.com 

Overlooking Tybee beach, Fannies on the Beach has a groovy vibe.  On weekends, you can find live entertainment on the second floor, and if requested, you might even get to dine in their little boat turned into an unexpected party booth. Oh, and don’t forget your Bloody Mary.

 

3. Benny’s Tybee Tavernhttps://www.restaurantji.com/ga/tybee-island/bennys-tybee-tavern-/  

Getting the itch for a good night of karaoke can be aided by this local bar offering tons of laughs, engaging service, endless pool games and all the cold beer your snapping crab loving claws can handle.

 

4. Coco’s Sunset Grille, cocostybee.com

The best sunset views can be found taking bites of fresh local seafood and celebrating one of the few restaurants located on an operating marina. The large patio is a perfect spread for a relaxing evening viewing a slowly sinking glowing sun and a few shrimp boats.

 

5. Sting Ray’s Seafood, stingrayson-tybee.com

Sting Ray’s comes alive at night with live music and a welcoming character featuring local beach music go to’s and tasty mouth watering seafood. This local bite to eat is a widely popular place to grab a close seat and watch annual Tybee parades.

 

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