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21 Dec 2020
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When you vacation on Tybee Island, take advantage of the spectacular scenery by dining outdoors as much as possible. There is nothing better than sipping a cocktail and enjoy coastal fare while taking in the gorgeous surroundings that make Tybee Island such a magical destination.

The Back River on Tybee Island is a perfect spot to catch a breathtakingly beautiful sunset. Fortunately, there are a couple of restaurants with outside docks that make great places to sit back and relax while enjoying the view.

 A.J.’s Dockside offers daily lunch and dinner specials like fish or shrimp tacos, ribeye parmesan and friend or blackened trout. Be sure to make a reservation for prompt seating.

Bubba Gumbo’s, located on Lazaretto Creek, is a go-to for fresh, local seafood served in its indoor/outdoor dining space. Come watch the boats at the marina while drinking a cold beer and chowing down on a Lowcountry boil roll (yeah, it’s a thing).

CoCo’s Sunset Grille, open Wednesday through Sunday, offers a beach vibe matched with friendly service, fresh seafood and craft cocktails. Throw in the spectacular view of the marsh and marina from its deck and you have a winning combination. 

For awe-inspiring beach views with your delicious meal, head over to The Deck BeachBar and Kitchen, in the Beachside Colony Resort. The Deck BeachBar offers a front-row view of the Atlantic Ocean. Cool down with a cocktail and enjoy coconut shrimp, red fish tacos or a thick, juicy deck burger.

Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp cooks up mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue brisket and ribs. Try the jalapeño hushpuppies, too. While not a waterside eatery, food is served outdoors in a lazy island atmosphere. 

You have to try the fish bites at North Beach Bar & Grill, which offers a fusion of Caribbean flavors and local seafood. With a newly renovated deck, North Beach makes a place to relax, close to the beach with a laid-back atmosphere.

The Original Crab Shack at Chimney Creek has a casual dining atmosphere on a huge patio overlooking Tybee’s marshlands. This is a great place to go for a Lowcountry boil (shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage) or a Snow Country boil (the same but throw in snow crab, too). No visit to the Crab Shack is complete with stopping at Gator Lagoon to feed the baby alligators. And, yes, you read that right.

Salt Island Fish & Beer is serious about the culinary craft, with thoughtfully curated menu items, locally-brewed beers and craft cocktails. Shrimp & grits are great, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Salt Fish offers a casual indoor and outdoor dining space with a location directly across from the beach.

Stay close to all the great coastal cuisine when you book a scenic, luxury property on Tybee Island. Deja Blue A&B offers four bedrooms that sleeps 12, located just a short walk from the beach. Spread out at Beach House Down, also a four-bedroom property with a huge sitting porch to wile away the days.