Top 5 Tybee Island Restaurants

Our Staff’s Top 5 Favorite Restaurants on Tybee

Whether you’re craving local seafood, or classic southern fare – Tybee Island has the restaurant and the dish for you! You might be surprised to learn that although Tybee is only 3 1/2 miles long, it features over 30 restaurants! Guests always ask us locals where we like to eat, so we thought we’d make it easy for ya’ll. These are our top 5 picks of Tybee Island Restaurants… favorite dish included.

Sundae Cafe

The late and revered Chef Kevin Carpenter has left behind a legacy with Sundae Cafe, 80e Gastropub, and the latest addition – The Cafe on 80.  Caitlin and Julianna both agree – you must try the spicy tuna wrap!

80e Gastropub

Krystal says they have the best wings on the island – hands down! This modern pub has a great atmosphere with many flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports teams.

 

AJ’s Dockside

Summer swears by the crab cake sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. Located on the back river with breath taking views of the sun setting behind Little Tybee Island. Aj’s Dockside restaurant also has fresh seafood!

 

Coco’s Sunset Grille

Carla loves the “Coco Marley”, a jerk chicken wrap. Coco’s also boasts spectacular marsh and sunset views… the name says it all.

 

Huc-a-poo’s Bites and Booze

You wouldn’t guess it by the laid back, dive bar atmosphere, but Huc-a-poo’s is one of our owner’s favorite places to eat! Stacye’s favorite dish is their grilled chicken salad.

So there you have it – straight from the sea horse’s mouth!

Our seasoned staff is very knowledgeable about all things Tybee. We love to support all the small, local businesses on the island.

Did you know there are no chain restaurants on the island? All Tybee Island restaurants are locally owned and operated. This is just one of the many qualities that make Tybee so charming and unique!

Now is the perfect time to book your next Tybee Island vacation. The beach isn’t too crowded, parking is plenty, and there are no long waits for the delicious dishes at these Tybee Island restaurants. Call us today at 800-786-5889 for off-season specials!

 

What To Do When It Rains On Tybee Island

There’s more to Tybee than you know…

We always hope for clear, sunny skies when we are on a beach vacation, but occasionally we are faced with unpleasant weather and the beach just isn’t an option. Lucky for us here on Tybee, there are many ways to spend a rainy day on our little island. Tybee Island may be small, but there are many things to do on the island indoors. Here is a rainy day itinerary that we made to help you make the best of inclement weather!

Morning

Start your day off right with a hot coffee from the Tybean. Take a stroll through all the art galleries and locally owned boutiques in the area, such as Seaside Sisters, the Misty Marsh Shoppe, and the Tybee Cottage Art Gallery. These shops are great for buying unique, handcrafted Christmas presents for your friends and family.

 

Afternoon

Hop on down to the Breakfast Club for brunch, or have lunch at Fannie’s… then take a stroll down Tybrisa and the Strand to take advantage of off-season deals! If you’re all shopped out, drop into the Marine Science Center and learn more about Tybee’s local marine life.

 

Evening

Grab a drink at Tybee Social Club and then catch a flick at the Tybee Post Theater. The next showing is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” a Christmas classic! Be sure the check the schedule often, as during the off-season the Tybee Post Theater has several movie showings, concerts and plays.

 

We hope this brief sample itinerary helps you get out of your rainy day funk. Rainy days are few and far between on Tybee Island, but we’ve got you covered for when mother nature does her thing. The weather is unpredictable, but there is always something to do and somewhere to stay dry on Tybee Island.

Ready to plan your next vacation? Call us at 800-786-5889 and ask about our off-season specials!

Exploring Little Tybee and Tybee Creek

Article, photos and videos straight from the boat of  Stacye Jarrell, owner of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals

Lannie and I enjoy boating around Tybee.  We are fortunate to live on Tybee Creek where our dock and boat are located. Lannie restored an older Boston Whaler and we just love taking it out to see what we can discover.

When the opportunity presents, we spend our free time exploring Little Tybee.  I want to share with you all some footage of us enjoying the beauty of our area.

We passed by AJ’s Dockside Restaurant  and headed over to Myrtle Island, one of the 18 islands that make up “Little Tybee.”  The first video is a great place to fish because of the giant, dead trees that are in the water as a result of a campfire that burned the area several years ago.

Video of Little Tybee Island

 

 

Later, we headed off to see Buck Hammock and then came back to the south bank of Tybee Creek.  The oyster rakes are beautiful and a great structure to fish.  We enjoyed looking at the homes at Spanish Hammock, and our ride ended with a beautiful sunset.

Sunset from our boat

If you have ever tried to capture the beauty of dolphins jumping, you know how hard it is! One time we were lucky enough to capture a video of dolphins frolicking in Mosquito Ditch as we were cutting through Tybee Creek heading for a deserted beach on the Atlantic. That was another spectacular sunset evening.

Video of Dolphins from Stacye & Lannie’s boat

 

Here is a fun video of our friend, Mac Kitchens, on his motorized stand up board on Tybee Creek.

Video of motorized stand up paddle board

 

Another day, we were on the sandbar that extends from the southern tip of Tybee overlooking Little Tybee, when a motorized parasailer flew by.  That was a neat experience!

When you are walking along the southernmost tip of Tybee, you can see Little Tybee Island. The term Tybee Creek is interchangeable with “Back River” by the locals. They are one and the same, so don’t get confused.

It is a joy to share the same love of boating and exploration of nature with your best friend and husband.  Thank you sweetheart for the ride!

 

Another gorgeous sunset

NO CAR NEEDED AT THESE 5 TYBEE VACATION RENTALS


OCEANFRONT COTTAGE RENTALS ™

It is all about Location at these Tybee Vacation Rentals!

Wouldn’t it be awesome to go on Vacation and leave your car parked during your entire stay? Yah, we think so too! These 5 Oceanfront Cottage Vacation Rentals allow you to do just that.

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108 Sandpiper│3 Bedroom Condo

108 Sandpiper is a true hidden gem! The full appointed modern condo is located in the heart of Tybee’s Strand Avenue. You will be right around the corner from local favorites like Doc’s bar, Wet Willies and Fannies Restaurant. Grab a drink to go and do some shopping or take an afternoon stroll on the Tybee Pier.

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5 Captain’s Watch│2 Bedroom Condo

Captain’s Watch condos are newly constructed and in the heart of historic downtown Tybee. These condos feature Tybee’s only rooftop pool! Walk to the local restaurants, the world famous Breakfast Club, Tybee’s nightlife and Pier and Pavillion on the South end of the Island.

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2nd Avenue Bungalow│3 Bedroom Private House

Are you looking to vacation like a local? This private 3 bedroom house is a few beach blocks to the beach and within walking or bike riding distance to most restaurants and shops on Tybee’s mid and south end. 2nd Avenue’s fenced in yard and private HOT TUB are just a few perks this home offers!

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211 Brass Rail Villa│3 Bedroom Condo

Brass Rail Villas are located on Tybee Island’s South end. These luxury condos are completely gated and private from the beach hustle and bustle. Spend a day at the beach and then retreat to your own private oasis at Brass Rail 211.

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Little Beach Cottage│2 Bedroom Private House

This custom designed private 2 bedroom Little Beach Cottage is a vacation steal! It is going to be hard to leave your own private Island cottage with private hot tub. Steps to Tybee’s south beach, restaurants, and grocery store.