After a fun day of beachfront activities and watersports on Tybee Island, you can settle in for a delicious seafood feast at one of several restaurants located near the docks and overlooking the ocean. Seafood restaurants on Tybee Island serve up beer battered seafood specialties, steamed oysters and traditional Southern specialties. Whether you’re heading out for lunch or dinner, here’s where you’ll find some great seafood restaurants on Tybee Island:
MacElwee’s Seafood House
Famous for its steamed oyster platters and beer-battered seafood specialties, MacElwee’s has become a Southern tradition. Everything is cooked to order, and the restaurant overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Head here for your fill of Buffalo shrimp, deviled crab, a filet and shellfish combo platter, and fried Gulf oysters amongst other specialties. It’s located at 101 Lovell Avenue on Tybee Island. Call (912) 786-8888 for more information.
Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant
Enjoy scenic views of the beach and a casual dining experience at the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. In addition to serving a hearty seafood buffet, the restaurant serves a breakfast buffet, and lunch and dinner items a la carte. Buffet items include oysters on the half shell, seafood gumbo, baked filet of fish, fried clams, steamed mussels, fried grouper and flank steak. The restaurant also hosts a happy hour each evening. You’ll find it at the Oceanfront at 15th Street on Tybee Island. Call (912) 786-8400 for more information.
Marlin Monroe’s Seafood Grill
Marlin Monroe’s is a semi-upscale restaurant that offers dramatic views of the ocean, and features live entertainment each night on its beachside deck. In addition to its seafood specialties, you can enjoy steak, chicken and fish entrees served with a tropical flair. The restaurant is located at 404 Butler Avenue on Tybee Island. Call (912) 786-4745 for more information.
The Crab Shack
The Crab Shack claims to be the place “Where the Elite eat in their barefeet” and hosts a low country boil, barbecue night and other special themed events throughout the year. Head here for the Shack Specialty platter featuring shellfish, corn, potatoes and sausage, or enjoy fresh snow crab, stone crab nd Dungeness crab any time of year. The Crab Shack is located at 40-A Estill Hammock Road on Tybee Island. Call (912) 786-9857 or visit www.thecrabshack.com for more information.
AJ’s Dockside Restaurant
AJ’s Dockside Restaurant is located on the Back River near Tybee Island beach and serves lunch and dinner seafood specialties seven days per week. Enjoy fresh conch fritters, buffalo and boiled shrimp, snow crab legs by the pound, and Po’ Boy sandwiches amongst other specialties. The restaurant also serves a deviled crab dinner, scored flounder platter and Corvina with lump crab meat. It’s located at 1315 Chatham Avenue on Tybee Island. Call (912) 786-9533 for more information.