5 Places to Eat Seafood on Georgia’s Golden Isles
The Crab Trap
The annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival is coming up April 17-19 and one of the highlights of the multiday festival is seeing all the shrimp boats lined up along the coast. Whether you’re heading to Darien for the festival this year or just driving by and get inspired for a meal, there are five of my favorite places to grab a fresh seafood dinner.
1.) B&J’s Steaks & Seafood – It doesn’t look like much from the street but a trip to B&J’s comes highly recommended by locals… and they would know.
3.) The Crab Trap – Their website advertises “Tasty Food. Cold Beer.” and that tells most of the story. The St. Simons Island locally owned restaurant offers local shrimp, scallops, oysters and fish, alongside Southern favorites like battered fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, cheese grits, and crab soup. Feeling adventurous? Order the Blue Crab Cocktail.
4.) Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill – Local fresh fish, seafood, and crab cakes are a hit with locals and tourists. Plus, Golden Isles visitors will like that it’s just down the street from The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.
5.) The Half Shell – Another one of my favorite places, this new-ish restaurant serves tables full of oysters and crab cakes nightly. The restaurant is located near Neptune Park and the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum – two great spots to stop and stroll before your dinner or after your lunch.
Not in the mood for seafood but want reasonably priced food, a kids menu that won’t hike up your bill, live music, and a local vibe? Don’t miss Tipsy McSway’s in Brunswick.