This is a continuation of a travel series to Savannah, Georgia. If you'd like to start at the beginning, go HERE. The rest of the posts in consecutive order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
On Day Four of our vacation to Savannah we went to Tybee Island to spend the day. It was one of the nicest, happiest days of our vacation. I think because my husband and I are nature lovers at heart, anytime we are in nature, we are happy. We spent the morning at Fort Pulaski, which I reviewed in last week's travel post in case you missed it. Then we headed out for lunch at The Crab Shack! This was such a fun and quirky place, I decided to devote an entire travel post to it.
A giant crab greets you as you enter The Crab Shack grounds.
And this giant fish tells you where you can find your hostess!
The Crab Shack is just that: a Shack. Or shall I say, "Shacks". It's more like a bunch of hastily thrown together buildings open to the air that would probably topple over in a good wind storm. It can be confusing where to park your car (we wondered what was the legal parking as there were no markings anywhere and cars seemed to parked everywhere on the dirt lot) and even find your way around the grounds. Thanks goodness for lots of colorful signs to lead the way!
They definitely play up the marine theme with lots of alligators, fish, crabs and all the sea life you can imagine decorating the walls and every nook and cranny.
The majority of the dining is outdoors under a canopy of oak trees. It was very primitive, in a cute "Giligan's Island" sort of way. Aren't the bushel basket light fixtures delightful? Another fun (and practical) idea they had was to have a big hole cut out of every table. Underneath the hole was a large garbage can: perfect for easy clean up and tossing crab leg bones into.
We ordered a light lunch. We tried two different types of soup; "Shack Crab Stew" and "Clam Chowder": both were delicious. I had the "1/4 lb of shrimp served in the shell" and my husband had the "Deviled Crab". Both were very tasty, however the portions were small for $8.99. Hubby was still hungry, so we split a slice of peach cobbler. Also very good.
After we ate, we walked around a bit to check the place out. We loved this "Gilligan's Island" type sink for the guests to wash their hands after they ate.
The cats walked all around the dining tables. Being a cat lover, I was in heaven, but I could tell one guest didn't care for it at all for she sat up in her chair every time one walked by. When I told my daughter about the cats she thought that was odd because so many people don't like cats or are allergic to them. I said they probably keep the rat population down with all the dining and cooking being outdoors.
My silly husband always likes to do funny poses when he sees statues like this. Then he makes me take his picture. haha!
The Crab Shack is located right on the back waters of the ocean. All the outdoor seating has a water view. I love how the place was decked off around all the oak trees. No umbrellas are needed, the trees provide all the shade you need.
The Crab Shack also has an Alligator Lagoon. You can look at the alligators for free, but you can also feed them for $3.00
Of course hubby had to strike a silly pose with an alligator statue again.
The Crab Shack is such a fun place to explore. Definitely a place to stop if you have kids, or are a kid at heart yourself.
We enjoyed walking around looking at all the fun, quirky stuff so much. I bet it's really pretty after dark too because they had a lot of lights set up!
Next week I will be finishing my Savannah travel series with my last post of Tybee Island: Tybee Beach.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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