Nestled into the coast of Georgia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and located just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, lies Tybee Island. Known as “Savannah’s Beach,” this eclectic little barrier island boasts more than three miles of public beaches, several historic landmarks and enough activities to delight every family member. However, beyond the sunshine and water sports is a foodie’s paradise.
Whether you’re looking for freshly caught seafood, laid-back beach fare, or unique takes on traditional Southern cuisine, Tybee Island has restaurants to delight seafarers and landlubbers' taste buds. And since this is Savannah’s Beach, there are plenty of delicious cocktails to be found. Let’s look at some of the best places to eat on Tybee Island.
Travel by land or sea to snag a seat on A-J’s colorful deck and catch the breathtaking sunset overlooking Little Tybee Island. Open for lunch or dinner, A-J’s Dockside offers a wide variety of fresh seafood, sandwiches and desserts. What’s better than watching the dolphins play while enjoying an ice-cold beverage and a heaping plate of mouthwatering fried shrimp?
The true definition of a hidden gem, Sundae Café, is a favorite of Savannah and Tybee locals – and for a good reason! Though they specialize in Southern-inspired dishes focused on seafood and steaks, Sundae Café’s menu features an assortment of incredible dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Local tip: the dinner service fills up fast at this happening hideaway, so make your reservations in advance.
Chamacos Tacos & Surf
Are you looking for live music, authentic Mexican-style street tacos and a tequila bar? Well, look no further than Chamacos Tacos & Surf. This family-friendly taco and tequila bar has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a menu featuring tacos of all varieties and an infectiously upbeat vibe. Don’t forget to check out their surf shop to gear up before you hit the waves.
Experience Tybee living at Zunzibar. This quirky, vibrant spot seamlessly blends the flavors of South Africa with a touch of international fusion, creating mouthwatering sandwiches, wings and more. Sit back, relax and let the friendly staff take care of you while you enjoy being on Tybee Time.
Fannie’s on the Beach
Party by the pier at Fannie’s on the Beach! Located on Tybee’s South Beach next to the Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Fannie’s is a funky little restaurant featuring two floors of fun and one of the most extensive menus on the Island. Enjoy lunch or dinner right off the beach seven days a week, live music on the weekends and Fannie’s famous Sunday Brunch featuring a Bloody Mary that you have to see (and taste) to believe.