Travel to the easternmost point of Georgia to be immersed in the beauty of Tybee Island, replete with sandy beaches, roaring waves, and fun-filled activities for all ages. When you have some downtime, treat yourselves to the Southern cuisine of this area, situated less than 20 miles from the city of Savannah. Try out these 10 family-friendly restaurants near your Tybee Island vacation rental for an unforgettable breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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1. The Crab Shack

If a rustic experience is what your family is craving, then dine at the Crab Shack for entertainment and a fresh dose of seafood. This facility used to serve as a fishing camp and now provides locals and tourists with creekside dining. Order up some fish and fries or opt for a burger or chicken from the kids’ menu before checking out the exotic birds. The Crab Shack also gives your family the opportunity to feed live alligators.

2. Sugar Shack

After a long day exploring Tybee Island, offer the kids a sweet treat with a visit to the Sugar Shack. This locally owned creamery features ice cream and toppings galore. If your stomachs are grumbling, stop in for lunch or dinner and sample the grilled cheese, burgers, sandwiches, and grilled chicken. No need to wipe off the sand before entering this casual-styled restaurant. Swimwear is allowed.

3. Lighthouse Pizza

Give in to your cravings for Italian food when taking the kids to Lighthouse Pizza. This popular pizzeria gives everyone their favorite options, with more than 32 toppings for pizzas and calzones. The kids can also opt for pasta and salad for their main course before heading back to your Tybee Island vacation rental.

4. Spanky’s Beachside

You don’t have to leave the beach to grab lunch at Tybee Island when you and your family head over to Spanky’s Beachside for lunch or dinner. This eatery is especially family-friendly and supplies your children with themed pages to color while they wait for their food. Order up some spuds and chicken fingers at this popular restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine.

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5. Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp

If your family is looking for a casual environment for their next meal, then Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp in Tybee Island is the perfect choice. This food truck promotes its chuckwagon style and offers patio seating for families to enjoy lunch or dinner. Please your palates with the variety of fresh seafood, sandwiches, and barbecue, just minutes from your Tybee Island vacation rental.

6. Coco’s Sunset Grille

The aroma of fresh seafood is likely to tease your senses when you arrive at Coco’s Sunset Grille. This cafe serves shrimp from the ocean, or you can dive into American cuisine with a kids’ menu that features hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken fingers. Whether you choose some appetizers as an afternoon snack or you’re in the mood for a full-sized seafood entree for dinner, the scrumptious tastes will leave you wanting to come back. Keep the kids occupied while waiting for your food with the view just outside the window; this creekside cafe located right on the marina.

7. TyB Grill

When the sun is beating down and your kids need a lunch break so they can fuel up for a day at the beach, take cover on the covered patio at TYB Grill. With a menu that features burgers, seafood, pasta, salads, and sandwiches, you can give your kids the choices they desire. While waiting on your food, check out the local art throughout the restaurant. If your family pet is along for the ride, Fido is welcome on the pet-friendly patio.

8. Sundae Cafe

Feel right at home at this family-owned restaurant on Tybee Island. The Sundae Cafe began as an ice cream stand, but it has expanded to offer a full-service lunch menu with burgers, sandwiches, and fried seafood. Enjoy the waterfront views while dining at the Sundae Cafe. If you’re venturing in for dinner, make a reservation to take advantage of the steak and seafood specials without the wait.

9. The Breakfast Club

Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast at the Breakfast Club. Treat the kids to an old-fashioned homemade breakfast with a menu featuring a variety of egg dishes, pancakes, and French toast. Throw on a side of bacon and sausage for older kids with a hearty appetite. This popular diner has served as a staple at Tybee Island for more than two decades. Make sure it’s on your itinerary for a day when you don’t want to make breakfast at your vacation rental.

10. Bubba Gumbo

You can’t visit Tybee Island without filling your bellies with some gumbo. Bubba Gumbo’s is the perfect dockside restaurant for sightseeing and eating. Walk around the dock before your meal to see the turtles and stingrays on the bank. Then, head over to Bubba Gumbo’s for their famous hush puppies and seafood. The kids’ menu features a mix of seafood and American cuisine, such as hamburgers, grilled cheese, and hot dogs.

 
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