No trip to Savannah is complete until you’ve enjoyed a road trip to Tybee Island. This cottage country retreat is where folks in Savannah come to relax and tap into a slower pace of life. Horns don’t honk and wind breezes gently across white sandy beach. The shores are lined with swoon-worthy beach houses which sit stoically on stilts and in the summer active adventure seekers enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking and thirst quenching afternoon swim.
If you’re a hungry tan fan head to AJ’s Dockside to soak up the sun over finger-licking-good seafood-centric lunch. AJ’s is a local institution, often rammed on weekends so prepare to take your time here and relax while you wait.
Upon arrival, fans of the fish first flock to the bar where they sip waiting for an al fresco picnic table to free up for feasting. Locals are so friendly down here and once they realize you don’t offer up that southern twang they’re all the more eager to hear about exotic toe-ron-toe. The bar offers an impressive beer list (50+) as well as a long list of tropical slurps best spiked with spiced rum. Classic Down South dishes that you just can’t miss: buttery crab stew, heart po boy sandwich (fried oysters, shrimp or scallops), crispy hushpuppies, battered fried shrimp with cream coleslaw and a tart slice of Key Lime Pie. It’s all so finger-licking-good!
1) AJ’s Rum Punch: bacardi, myers dark rum, malibu coconut rum, orange, pineapple, grenadine
2) Crab Stew
3) Fried Shrimp Po Boy: remoulade, hushpuppies
4) Fried Shrimp with Creamy Coleslaw
5) Key Lime Pie