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Jun 23, 2010 05:25 AM

Sundae Cafe on Tybee Island

My husband and I ended up at Sundae Cafe last night (after first dropping in to Outback Cafe across the street and finding it absolutely deserted and smelling strongly of cigarettes.) We got there at 8 (on a Tuesday night) without a reservation and so had to wait half an hour, but the hostess helped make room at the bar.

The beer selection was underwhelming. The only microbrew apparently (bartender was less-than-knowledgeable) was Sweetwater 460, an Atlanta IPA. They were out of Pinot Grigio. (How can you be out of Pinot Grigio? I can see running out of one selection, but ALL your selections?)

The food was worth the wait. I ordered the shrimp and grits appetizer, which I probably wouldn't have done if I'd read a little more closely to see that the shrimp were fried, but they were some of the best fried shrimp I've ever had -- a very light, super crispy batter. The grits had a pepper-cream sauce that was delicious but didn't overwhelm the grits. For dinner I had one of the specials, a lump crab and avocado salad. The ingredients were good and fresh, but the dressing -- which in a simple salad should be perfectly seasoned -- was much too acid. My husband had the seafood mixed grill and absolutely cleaned his plate. The low-country risotto that accompanied it was fantastic, creamy and perfectly seasoned and full of small chunks of seafood.

Definitely worth a visit!

Sundae Cafe
Highway 80, Tybee Island, GA 31328

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  1. interesting review, val. i've never eaten there, and it sounds pretty good from your description. the mixed grille and risotto sound especially good. I'm a fan of the Sweetwater IPA so maybe I'd enjoy Sundae Cafe even more than y'all did, LOL! thanks for the writeup

    Sweetwater Cafe
    801 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412