I love Tybee Island…less than a 4 hour drive south of Atlanta to Savannah, turn right and over the bridge to the peace and tranquility that is Tybee Island. There are your dock side restaurants that offer pretty good food but an even tastier view of the sunset and then there are great restaurants that offer great views. North Beach Bar and Grill is one of them.
Situated on the North end of the island across from the Tybee lighthouse is North Beach Bar and Grill.
Chef “Big George” known throughout Tybee for his fabulous down home cooking is right at home at North Beach Bar and Grill and his influences are evident based on the absolutely delicious food that comes out of the kitchen.
A truly pleasant atmosphere inside with colorful walls and little twinkling lights above the bar, we ordered drinks and sat down to begin a sampling of the menu. From perfectly prepared crispy duck breast, marinated calamari with seaweed salad, slightly seared fresh tuna steaks, plump fresh crab cakes, fresh mussels and fresh cast iron seared scallops with a wild mushroom-bacon demi, everything wow’d us in taste and presentation. Entrees included a succulent Mahi-Mahi with roasted red pepper mashed potatoes, broccolini and lobster cream sauce and a mouth watering braised lamb shank with orange-cranberry couscous and fig-apricot reduction! Our server Travis was equally as impressive who continually made sure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves. We were!
I Especially liked the fact that the restaurant is “green” which further helps preserve Tybee and the surrounding environment. The Saturday night we were there live music filled the patio which added to the great island vibe.
Tom Sullivan is a Television Host and Corporate Emcee based in Atlanta Georgia. Tom annually hosts Taste of Atlanta “Chef’s Table” where he shares his love of food with local Chef’s.