3 Top Seafood Restaurants in Tybee Island, Ga

There are countless reasons to make Tybee Island, Ga a favorite vacation or short getaway destination including the beach, abundance of things to do, moderate temperatures year round, and amazing places to get your seafood fix, just to name a few.  Located just 18 miles east of famous Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that’s backed by sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching, and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Many vacationers come to Tybee Island for its well known ways to relax and enjoy time off, as well as the historical atmosphere you’ll find here.  Tybee Island is also home to quaint inns and cottages, one of which is the 17th Street Inn, a highly recommended inn that is only 1/2 a block from the ocean, 2 blocks from Tybee Pier, and so very close to some of the top seafood restaurants for unforgettable dining.

While not a complete list by any means, here are a few of the best places to go if amazing seafood is what you are craving:

The Crab Shack – Located at 40 Estill Hammock Rd, The Crab Shack is a Tybee Island favorite that was the winner of the Reader’s Choice 2011 Awards!  The menu includes so many outstanding dishes that you’ll have to come back again and again in order to have the chance to try everything!

Sting Ray’s Seafood – Located at 14th and Butler Avenue, Sting Ray’s Seafood the home of blue crabs, beach music, and beer!  Stingray’s offers seafood, live music, and a relaxed atmosphere under the shade of beach umbrellas on a large deck beside Butler Avenue, Tybee’s main strip.

MacElwee’s Seafood House – Located at 101 Lovell Avenue, MacElwee’s is famous for its beer battered seafood, steamed oysters, fresh catch dishes, seafood pastas, and hand-cut steaks.  They also have a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean, a full bar, takeout service, and a children’s menu!

No matter where you decide to get your seafood fix near the 17th Street Inn in Tybee, you won’t be disappointed with any of these three top rated seafood restaurants.  Not only is the food legendary, but you can’t go wrong with views, island atmosphere, and all around good times!

What is your favorite seafood restaurant in Tybee?

Contact us here at the 17th Street Inn for more information about staying with us, things to do on Tybee Island including dining, nightlife, beach activities, must see attractions and events, and any other questions you may have about the area!  We would also love for you to connect with us on our Facebook Page.

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