Big ol’ Newbie here…..I’d heard of the Roadfood book before, but just found this site yesterday, as we’re off to Springfield, IL on friday to visit a friend, and happened upon this site! WONDERFUL!!! (But making me VERY hungry!!)
Anyway, I digress….as I can just about see the Crab Shack from my Back Deck!!!
I can wax on forever about eating–usually my favorite part of any trip.
The Crab Shack is indeed the Restaurant refered to….it is right after crossing Lazaretto Creek bridge onto Tybee, back in the woods a bit…but they have a big ol’ sign.
There’s so much great to say about this place….let’s see. Pretty much stick with the steamed stuff….it’s the specialty–although they have a few fried things, the steamed is the way to go. Low country boil is great…shrimp, potatoes, sausage, and corn.
The Ultimate Crab Shack meal, though….The Sampler Platter (preferably for 2–better price–$35 for 2–does that qualify for roadfood??) and more food. It includes a snowcrab cluster for each, and TONS of mussels, crawdads, another type of crab claws (similar to stone crab) Shrimp, Potatoes, Sausage, and corn.
Start with some oysters on the half, or she-crab stew, or clam chowder (my wife’s favorite).
If there’s any possible way you’re still hungry, the key lime pie is wonderful (but not the best in town….that in a minute). Add a few cold beers out of the bottle….MMMMMMMM!!!
There is a little bit of indoor seating, but it’s mostly outdoors, with lights in the trees, firepits going when it’s cold, fans blowing when it’s hot, and all the trash goes into a big hole in the middle of the table. My favorite part, though, is that they play nothing but Jimmy Buffett. Could be a downer if you’re not a Parrothead, but it’s a plus to me. Probably one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
As for the best key lime pie….Fannie’s at the Beach, on the south end of Tybee, by the pier. Skip Spanky’s, though. Fannie’s has a decent roadfood menu…I like the quesidillas, the shrimp burger is great….Pizzas look good, but I’ve never had one.
I could go on and on….Glad to be here! Hope I’m not too obnoxious about this….[:I]
For seafood, try Bowens Island — quirky, but the best oysters and fried shrimp anywhere!!! It’s just outside of Charleston, on Folly Road, just before you get to Folly Beach. Look for the sign on the right.
I feel certain that that was the place I visited. Was it on the right going toward the Island and about 1/2 mile off the road and had a lot of lights around it and sort of open. I hope it is cause I had lunch with the "Mayor" yesterday at Carvers Orchard and I told him that was where I had been and I told him to go there.
Paul E. Smith
I second the vote for the Crab Shack on Tybee Island. The food was fantastic and the setting is just beautiful.
In re. The Breakfast Club in Tybee Island, Ga. – I can’t help but wonder if that’s where the band got its name.
I’ve heard raves about the place since forever, but I’ve never been to Tybee Island! Maybe I had ought to go while the weather’s warm. Rates in the off-season, middle-of-the-week have to be rock bottom… about like heading to Myrtle Beach for Christmas.
Surfingly (Waxing Down My Internet Board), Ort. Carlton in Hodad-Filled Athens, Georgia.
I agree with srlandis The Breakfast Club is worth the drive from Savannah any morning! Even better to stay on Tybee, I made the move there midway through my vacation from Savannah. Their homemade sausage is wonderful.
The place that is so rustic is actually on Tybee Island. It’s called the Crab Shack (not a chain restaurant). Excellent seafood and cold beer. Another don’t miss for great seafood is William’s Seafood, which is about halfway between Savannah and Tybee, on the left as you go toward Tybee. It’s a low white building, very tradtional broiled or fried seafood. It also has a bar, but pretty much caters to the family crowd.
On Tybee, my absolute favorite do not miss place is called the Breakfast Club. It is a tiny place on the main street through Tybee, on the left just before you get to the Arbys (which is the only fast food on the island). BC is open only for breakfast and lunch. If you order breakfast right, you won’t need lunch!! [:D]when I was there last fall, we at BC every morning. Lines tend to be long in season, but worth the wait. go early to avoid the lines. try the shrimp and grits. MMMM, makes my mouth water to think about it.
About halfway in between Savannah and Tybee on the right and back in the woods about a quarter of a mile is a huge place that specializes in low country food which is a specialty in this part of the country. This place is a big deal. I do not remmeber the name because it has been three years since I was there, but it had been in business a long time. Real outdoorsy although they have indoor dining. Mega rustic, however it is a big deal
They really know how to fry things in that part of the world: shrimp, oysters (which "R" very much in season now), and flounder. Do a search of all South Carolina restaurants here at http://www.roadfood.com and you’ll find a bunch of places we visited on a trip down around Charleston only about a month ago.
I am traveleing from Chapel Hill NC, to Charleston SC to Savannah GA and then to Tybee Island for 4 days. Looking for great meals, but I have severe allergies to beef and pork (so no yummy barbeque for me).
Any good food finds out there?
chapel hill nc
Charleston to Savannah to Tybee Island
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