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Coastal Georgia

I'm going to spend a week on St Simons Island sometime in the next couple of months, I breezed through the area last year and tried The Georgia Pig in Brunswick, but I'm wondering if anyone here has any other recommendations as to places to eat. Any input would be appreciated. TIA
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    Ort. Carlton.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/27 18:57:15 (permalink)
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    I'm going to spend a week on St Simons Island sometime in the next couple of months, I breezed through the area last year and tried The Georgia Pig in Brunswick, but I'm wondering if anyone here has any other recommendations as to places to eat. Any input would be appreciated. TIA


    Rapunzll,
    There are several good seafood restaurants in the Brunswick/St. Simons area,including one that is right by the causeway leading to the island and Radio Station WMOG (Wonderful Marshes Of Glynn)'s tower. That one may be The Deck: it's been 30+ years since I've been there, so I don't rightly remember.
    If Archie's is still on U. S. 17 in Darien, it used to be a good place.
    Hopefully soneone out there is more knowledgeable than I am: I can give you a little help with Savannah if you need it: just mention that here.
    Piedmontally, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia, Which Is Halfway Across The State, Plus Some.
    P. S. Off-topic, but are you really a quasi-Rapunzel? I think the longest-haired regular poster we have here (female) can just barely sit on the ends of her braid... do you have her beat? - Just an interesting sidelight, a curiosity, as it were.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/27 19:06:49 (permalink)
    I have to admit, I cut my hair a year or so ago. I keep the nick because I use it elsewhere and it's easy for me to remember! :-)

    I'll check out the restuarants you mentioned to see if they are stil there. I don't plan to visit Savannah this trip though, but thanks for the offer!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/27 22:02:00 (permalink)
    While I don't specifically recall any good eateries in Brunswick (it's been 10 years since we were there), I'll never forget the wonderful sign outside an extremely popular take out place:

    "Wee Willie's Wiener Wagon
    We Relish Your Buns"

    The pork chop sandwich was also unforgettable!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/27 22:05:19 (permalink)
    I'll have to check that out. I wonder if they sell t-shirts!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/27 23:20:07 (permalink)
    During our 10 day stay in the St. Simons/Jekyll Island area in 2001, the highlight was the GA pig.

    Also tried and liked:
    Mammy's Kitchen Pit Cooked BBQ - somewhere south of Savanah
    Choo Choo Wood Cooked Bar-B-Que

    The Pirate House -Savanah, we just stopped in for a dessert, but if what we had was any indication of what dinner could be like...yum




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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/28 23:50:06 (permalink)
    Somewhere south of Savannah, eh? ;-)
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/29 22:43:51 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Rapunzll

    Somewhere south of Savannah, eh? ;-)


    Rapunzll,
    Mammy's Kitchen is on U. S. 80 west of Savannah, as my memory serves me right. It's on one stretch of the road that I've never taken, though, because I would remember having passed it.
    You might try hunting for it online. Let us know what you find. It is a real woodburner.
    Pitifully, Non-Smoking Ort. Carlton in Athens, GA.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/29 22:51:52 (permalink)
    I found it. <G> Are we allowed to post links here?
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/02/29 23:04:54 (permalink)
    yup links are o.k. http://www.savannahnow.com/diversions/stories/052501/DNGmammys.html
    Mammy's had good pulled pork and delicous Brunswick stew, which goes well together in coastal Georgia.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/05 11:35:50 (permalink)
    I will never visit coastal Georgia without a trip to the Pelican Point Restaurant and Lounge. It is located on the Sapelo River in McIntosh County, Georgia. I was introduced to this place by a local shrimp boat captain while there participating in his daughter's wedding. The buffet is phenomenal with shrimp prepared every way possible, lobster, crab legs, low county boil, prime rib, etc. This place is packed with "in the know" locals and I could not believe they now have a website:

    http://www.pelicanpointseafood.com/

    The best thing about the website is that it has directions to the place. It was not easy to find with directions from the locals. I hope you take my advice, you will not regret it.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/05 13:09:38 (permalink)
    Great! I don't like shrimp, but the crab and lobster sound great! I'm going to be vacationing alone, but my sil may come visit for a couple of days from FL. We will have to check it out!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/13 21:42:05 (permalink)
    Anyone know of anyplace in St Marys that might be good for lunch? I expect to spend at least one day there checking things out. I may even get as far south as Jacksonville.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/14 11:18:39 (permalink)
    Rapunzll: The Riverview, it's a funky old hotel with a lively bar and pretty good dining room right on the waterfront at the corner of the main street (Osbourne St?) in St Mary's. We like their rock shrimp - a dish not very often found on restaurant menus. Up the Main Street a block or so is a Greek (Greek Mediterranean Grill?) restaurant where we had a very nice dinner a few years ago. A few miles out of St Mary's on the road to Kingsland , way back off the road on the south side is is a very nice
    place where we've had sunset drinks, but never ate there. Also, just outside Kingsland is a retro drive- in with car hop service - had a fine chocolate float there this past January. The Sweetest Things Coffee Shop in St Mary's is said to be a good place for breakfast, but we've never been there at breakfast time. Be sure to let us know what you find there, it is an annual stop for us on the way to St Petersburg. And I almost forgot, the cheapest gas on the East Coast is a big station just outside Kingsland right on I-95.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/14 11:23:55 (permalink)
    Thanks John! Especially about the gas tip!
    Sounds like there are a couple of places to check out in St Marys and if I find anything else I will surely let you guys know!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/15 12:44:35 (permalink)
    Actually it's called Willies Wee-Nee Wagon and it is located on Altama Ave. in Brunswick. It's a wonderful place with the best pork chop sandwich for miles around. You should also check out the Sand Castle on St. Simons, Delaney's on St. Simon and The Forth of May Cafe. By the time you drive to Kingsland from the island you would have eaten up any money that you saved it is about a 100 mile round trip.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/15 13:30:03 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tips BB. I will be down by Kingsland anyway as I am trying to decide if I want to move to SSI or SM.

    Now this pork chop sandwich thing..... I love pork chops, but have never put one on a sandwich. Is this somehow different than I am imagining it?
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/19 13:02:12 (permalink)
    In Savannah, try Lady and Sons, but be sure to call and make a reservation. The restaurant has a website with menu, prices etc.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/29 19:50:16 (permalink)
    Try the Crab Shack on Tybee Island is one of the great eating experiences of my life. Greeted by a fat cat hanging out by the dumpster and then walked into this great building over the water that was like a giant screened in porch, the food was fresh and tasted like...well...if asked what a shrimp is supposed to taste like...you would have them try THAT shrimp...'cause that is the best example. Also, we ate right at sunset and I fell in love with Georgia!
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/29 21:25:55 (permalink)
    Susan,
    I second your recommendation fully. We had a great Lunch at the Crab Shack. It was a scenic, fun, and filling place to eat.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/29 21:45:50 (permalink)
    Leaving for Disneyworld Sunday. Staying near Hilton Head on the way down. Any suggestions for Hilton Head?

    Thanks.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/30 09:02:46 (permalink)
    All the really good RF places on HHI have gone by the wayside. Ballard's was the best, alas, they closed years ago. Abe's may still be open. If it is, try that. Simmon's Fish Camp may still offer lunch; I'm just not sure. For really great RF places you'll need to look in the greater Beaufort County area rather than just on HHI. If you're interested in looking into the periphery of HHI, try L.T.'s on Lady's Island, The Steamer on Lady's Island, The Shrimp Shack on St. Helena Island, or you could try Sgt. White's in downtown Beaufort. I'd try the other three first though. L.T.'s makes great fried chicken. They all are very good. If you go to Sgt. White's, even for a few minutes to pick up a to-go order, you'll come out smelling like smoke.

    Here's a link to a thread where I go into more detail on the restaurants I just spoke about:

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2941
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/30 21:33:11 (permalink)
    Thanks for the recommendations.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/31 08:35:07 (permalink)
    One of the places that I remember eating at on St. Simons Island was called Birdies . It was downtown close to the Lighthouse. I remember that they served Peach Muffins with all meals. These were very unusual and good. They also had sandwiches, plus meats and vegetables. Their Squash cassserole was also good.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/03/31 09:57:39 (permalink)
    Thanks emsmom! That is very close to where I will be staying. I'll be sure to check it out.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/04/18 11:24:30 (permalink)
    I on my trip in a week and a half. Any last thoughts?
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/04/20 09:12:05 (permalink)
    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. A pork chop sandwich is grilled without the bone and placed on a roll with you choice of garnishment. My favorite way is with grilled onions and mayo. Willies also has the best french fries. For barbeque it's Drake's on Rt. 17 north of Brunswick. Also if you are staying on SSI don't forget JMac's.

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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/05/11 19:42:58 (permalink)
    I had a hot dog at Willys Wee Nee Wagon and it was really good. I plan on going back over Labor Day and I will try the pork chop sandwich then.

    I ate at Georgia Pig twice and also tried the Brunswick Stew there, it was excellent!

    A man I spoke to told me that he thought Choo Choo's (exit 26) was better bbq and it took me three times going to find it open. They are normally closed by around four. I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as GP.
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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/05/11 19:51:22 (permalink)
    I do not care how good Georgia Pig is at Brunswick, I had a terrible experience there. I stopped there with our corperate HR director who is black. The female staff was obviously racist and let it be known by indifference, no commuication, no eye contact and obviously unhappy with our appearance. There was no service. I guess the BBQ was OK but the atmosphere was so terrible that I would never go back under any circumstance.

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    RE: Coastal Georgia 2004/05/11 20:22:41 (permalink)
    Oh really? I'm sorry to hear that.
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