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Our trips included a stop at these restaurants . All are accessible by car if you aren ’ t into the idea of boating !
TUBBY ’ S TANK HOUSE THUNDERBOLT We docked at Safe Harbour Marina . Upon arrival , we were greeted by a dockhand who showed us where to park . The marina had clean restrooms and a friendly and helpful staff . We saved money with proof of parking there , too . It was a short walk down the road to Tubby ’ s . The outside atmosphere was relaxing and laid back . The drinks were delicious and the fried oysters and shrimp were a hit .
SUNBURY CRAB COMPANY This coastal restaurant has its own dock with free parking for patrons . As you walk up to the eclectic and colorful salt cured building , the beach vibe begins to sink in immediately . There is a mix of outdoor and indoor seating , with views of the river from almost all tables . The fried shrimp were very fresh , lightly-battered , and seasoned to absolute perfection . The Tuna Tower and Crispy Scored Flounder were also big crowd pleasers . It ’ s been said that they have one of the best steaks around and we would have to
agree with that . If you ’ re thirsty and like coconut rum , we recommend the Sea Foam — it tastes like vacay !
SKIPPERS ’ FISH CAMP OYSTER BAR AND GRILL On the banks of the Darien River , the riverfront restaurant offers large outdoor areas which are great for kids to have a place to move around a little after jumping off the boat . The kids loved watching the turtles in the pond and even spotted several gators in the river . We dined in the oyster bar where the atmosphere was upbeat yet laid back . The raw oysters were fresh and enjoyed by all in our crowd , even the kiddos . We were served an abundant supply of fresh locally caught sweet Georgia Shrimp and did not leave hungry . After you eat , we recommend walking over to Waterfront Wine & Gourmet for an adult beverage overlooking the Darien River . They specialize in wines from all over the world and craft beer . If you have room , grab a cheese plate to enjoy with your wine .
PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT Docking is available at the City of Savannah ’ s Public Docks on River Street . This dock is firstcome , first-served . Savannah Marketplace has a private dock . ( Reservations are required and there is a 35-foot minimum vessel size and overnight stay requirement ). We took the family and spent the day exploring
Plant Riverside and all that it has to offer . Between immersing ourselves inside under the giant dinosaur display , playing outside in the fountains , and listening to live music , we were fully entertained . There are several restaurants offering a vast array of cuisines from sushi to pizza to gourmet plates at Stone and Webster Chophouse on property .
FISH TALES Docking is a breeze and right in front of the restaurant and tiki bar , as is the marina , so fueling up is made easy as well . The tiki bar was jamming with large fans keeping the crowd comfortable . We made this trip on a Thursday and caught their Sunset Party with awesome live music . The environment was very laid back and kid friendly . The blackened fish tacos were the crowd favorite and the world famous hushpuppies with honey butter are addictive .
MARKER 107 Dock just a few feet from the restaurant . There is seating inside or outside on the screened-in porch , and the views from the porch are gorgeous . If you are lucky enough to catch a full moon , watching it rise is an experience you won ’ t forget . The atmosphere is a little more upscale than some of the other dock and dine locations , but they welcome the boater in shorts and flip flops . The fried green tomatoes and seared Ahi tuna were spot on , and the Seafood Dip is an all-time favorite . •
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