Most people use the term “summer vacation”, but for us, winter is ours. It’s not really a vacation per say, since some would think our lifestyle of full-time RV life is sort of a life-long one. That might be the case if we were retired, but we still are part of the wonderful working class, taking seasonal jobs in whatever state we decide to land in. That takes planning and applying for just like any other job. Anywho, all that said to explain this trip. We take a couple of weeks off from summer into fall to have a little bit of a vacation before moving on to our winter destination. This time in particular, we were in Tybee Island. We had heard of the famous Crab Shack and figured it would probably have some great seafood.
We were in for a great treat! Not only is it a great outdoor dining experience, it’s a mini-vacation all within itself. We knew once we saw their signs that we would really feel welcomed. They greet you with the phrase posted, “Where the elite eat in bare feet”. And yes, if you want to go in without shoes, it’s a dine outside type of place. We’ll get to the food part later. Before you go sit down for a gut buster of a meal, take the time to walk around the “park”. You’ll see several alligators chilling by their own little pond. Don’t worry, they’re fenced in. There a cats roaming freely about the place and signs stating not to feed them anything, as they are well fed. They know they have it made and don’t bother anyone’s dining experience. It’s just neat to see it, especially since we are “cat” people. The bird house is a place for seeing and hearing something wonderful. Several types of parakeets, cockatoos, and parrots greet you with the funny sound. They MEOW! I’m guessing it’s from hearing the cats do it, but when you’re not expecting that sound from a bird, let alone several all at once, it really tickles your funny bone. Then, stroll on in to their gift shop for interesting island trinkets.
After taking in all this excitement, sit down and check out the menu. You’ll be directly next to the water too (see picture 26), a front row seat at the inlet. If it’s till there, look at the old make shift pirate boat with the skeleton captain aboard. And prepare yourself for a feast. We ordered the steamed platter for two, but for one would have been sufficiently plenty. They brought out a huge platter big enough to feed four. Down home island style, this platter takes up most of the table. What a spread! Catch of the day fish, oysters, clam strips, scallops, shrimp, crawfish, redskin potatoes and corn on the cob. All in plentiful quantities.
We HIGHLY recommend this place to absolutely anyone. Even if you don’t like seafood; they have land lovers menu items too. The experience is worth going for, any time of the year. Your four legged family members can come along too, as long as they are on a leash (and well behaved). This place is a must see for anyone who visits Tybee. After dinner (or lunch), don’t forget to take a stroll along the beach. It’s a great place to see the lighthouse and the boulders on the beach are quite unique. Check out all the great pictures of this magical place here below and then go make your own fantastic memories in this island paradise. No passport, or shoes, required!