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May 11, 2010 07:56 AM

Savannah, HiltonHead Island, Tybee, Beaufort,St Helena Island and Murrells Inlet

In June we're going on a Beach Roadtrip with 2 to 3 days in each of the above areas. Our dress of choice is shorts and flipflops, NO dressing up for dinner...I started looking for places online that Guy Fieri would feature. Beach shacks and Marsh shacks....nothing that even appears to have Michelin rating anywhere near it. My accessory of choice is a can of OFF.... Does anyone have any recommendations that may fit the bill. Seafood, Carolina BBQ, Breakfast...authentic low country hole-in-the-walls, no tourist traps.

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  1. You can wear shorts but these are not beach shacks. Just plain ole good food at Tybee. There are no beach shacks in Savannah but some nice bars with good food for folks in shorts.

    AJ's Dockside Restaurant @ 1315 Chatham Ave., Tybee Island, GA. 912 - 786 - 9533. *

    Sundae Cafe @ 304 1st St., Tybee Island, GA. 912 - 786 - 7694.

    Sugar Shack @ 201 U.S. 80, Tybee Island, GA 912 - 786 - 4482. B/L/D.

    Crystal Beer Parlor @ 301 West Jones St., Savannah, GA. 912 - 231 - 0999. *


    The Black Marlin Bayside Grill @ 86 Helmsman Way # 103, Hilton Head Isle, SC. 843 - 785 - 4950. *

    Prossers BBQ @ 3750 U. S. 17, Murrells Inlet, SC. 843 - 357 - 6146. *

    Captain Dave's Dockside Restaurant @ 4037 Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 843 - 651 - 5850. *

    Plum's Restaurant @ 904 Bay St., Beaufort, SC 843 - 525 - 1946.

    Johnson Creek Tavern & Restaurant @ 2141 Sea Island Pkwy., Saint Helena Island, SC 843 - 838 - 4166.

    Black Marlin Bayside Grill
    86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    Sugar Shack
    301 1st Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328

    1. PIT - Pawleys Island Tavern, Highway 17: delicious grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, music at least on weekend nights, not on the ocean

      Pawleys Island Tavern & Restaurant
      10635 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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      1. re: Emdc

        Thanks so far! they dont have to be on the beach its just that we'll be mostly close to the water but also not...i.e. Savannah and we do plan on changing our shorts not the same ones all the time ;) I have also printed out some of the other threads for the area...and we usually always find a hole-in-the-wall somewhere all on our own (what did we do in the old days) so maybe I'll have some chowhound establishment to report on when I return.

      2. You've gotta go to the Shrimp Shack on St. Helena Island for the shrimp burger, they only serve lunch & they don't take credit cards.

        Shrimp Shack
        1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

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        1. re: cateringchick

          If you're at the Shrimp Shack you might as well stop in the Johnson Creek Tavern for a cold one. My food experiences there have widely varied.
          We stopped in Boondock's (which you'll pass) two Sundays ago and didn't bother to stay for lunch, service was nonexistent.

          Shrimp Shack
          1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

          Johnson Creek Tavern & Restaurant
          2141 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

          1. re: savdoug

            My experiences at Johnson Creek Tavern have also been widely varied. But, the trend was definitely downward. The place is dirty and the service is horrible. It was so bad last visit, we vowed never to return.

            I think Boondock's is a great place to eat. 35 cent shrimp (fried or boiled) on Wednesdays is an excellent deal. Never had a problem with service.

        2. And for a different, but also very good shimp burger (they have a great Rachel too, and very good soups) go to Moon Doggies in Port Royal. Run by really nice people, all siblings.

          1. You may want to add Bowen's to your list. You WILL need Off.

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            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              Sue, I should probably already know this, but refresh me: are oysters still in season? I'll be on Folly the last weekend of May. Is that a good time to go to Bowen's? OFF? really? My Mom and husband are both biting bug magnets...