18 Jan 2021
Why is it the seafood we eat here on Tybee Island always tastes better when consumed on the waterfront? Now, don't get us wrong; it's never bad, but the sight of dolphins swimming off in the distance as the sun sets in a fiery ball over the horizon just seems to add an extra dollop of taste to the already delicious feast before us. Nowhere is that truer than at Bubba Gumbo's. Open every day of the week starting at noon and closing at 9PM Monday thru Thursday and 10PM Friday through Sunday, this moderately priced seafood shack is home to some of the best gumbo in the state!
Located at 1 Old US Hwy 80
The marina is home to a couple of tasty restaurants, and when you're looking for seafood with a Cajun twist, Bubba Gumbo's is where you want to go. The simple shack doesn't hint at the flavors to be found inside, but that's what you expect from the casual lifestyle of island life. Inside, rope-covered pillars and colorful glass floats hang from the ceiling, and a covered patio offers unobstructed views of the water. As we said before, eating on the waterfront sure makes the seafood taste sweeter!
A Taste of the Sea
Where do we start on a menu filled with wonders such as Bubba's Homemade Seafood Gumbo served in a sourdough bread bowl and raw oysters on a half shell? It's only $12 for a dozen, but don't fill up on them; you want to save room for a Fried Oyster Po' Boy, or Bubba's Combo Platter, found on the dinner menu. The steamed menu offers up delights like the Low Country Boil and Alaskan Snow Crab, and the Catch of the Day changes regularly. If you were to go in and visit right now, the special is Fresh Blackened or Broiled Swordfish. A neon pink flamingo signifies the bar is open, allowing you to choose from beers on tap, wine, or a selection of hard liquors and cocktails that go down really easy.
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