The Crab Shack, Tybee Island

Repeat after me:  Yum.

This meal was called the “Half & Half”: 1/2 a pound of shrimp and 1/2 pound of snow crabs legs.

I’m not such a fan of the giant cup of melted butter, but I can tell you that nothing on this plate needed extra butter.  The shellfish was juicy and succulent and tasted of the ocean and the corn was already dripping.  Nothing extraneous here.  Well maybe the ‘Crabber Cocktail’.  Boy, was it all good ’cause I ate the whole thing!

This place is called The Crab Shack and is located on Tybee Island, just off the coast of Georgia about twenty minutes from Savannah.  According to their motto, it is “where the elite eat in their bare feet.”  While I didn’t see any movie stars without shoes on, I did see plenty of alligators in their “Gator Lagoon”.

The gators here are babies, raised in captivity, and are sent back to their breeder when they get too big.  Don’t know what happens to them then, but they seem to be well taken care of here.

It’s a combination ‘tiki’ Disneyland and laid-back seafood mecca.  When I say laid-back, I mean you throw your shells through the hole in the centre of your table and they fall into the garbage bin that’s underneath.  You sit in the dappled shade under the live oak tree, lazily watching everyone eating around you or at the gorgeous marshland and tidal pools just feet away.

Skye-dog managed to remain laid back too, even with the resident ‘rescue’ cats wandering around.

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