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Gerald's Pig & Shrimp

1115 U.S. Hwy 80 E, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912 786-4227
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Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $28
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Come as you are, bring the family...eat, drink and be merry. Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp is a casual outdoor dining establishment, backdropped with towering shade trees and located across the road from Tybee Island’s sprawling salt-water marshes. The brick patio is housed in an open air structure, a 14’ high pole barn fabricated with reclaimed materials, beautifully landscaped and decked out with an array of eclectic eye-candy. We specialize in slow-smoked meats pork, ribs and brisket, as well, fresh, Wild Georgia shrimp, fried, boiled or sauteed. All our sauces and marinades are made in house. We use fresh herbs from our side garden. We offer daily specials, dinners, sandwiches, appetizers and local beer, wine and sangria. We’re pet friendly as long as they’re friendly and on a leash and have free parking on property.We strive to ensure our guests’ experience is top-notch by providing fresh, tasty, high quality fare at a reasonable price, in a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional customer service.Planning an event? We also cater, offering choices of Southern Style Comfort Food, Bar-B-Que, Whole Pig-Roast, Oyster Roasts, Low Country Boil, site location, and entertainment.
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've been to Gerald's several times. I love the fried shrimp there. His BBQ is great, too. I have also had him cater several oyster roasts for me. He has a great set up for it, very efficient, very little mess. One of my favorite things about Savannah in the winter is oyster roasts. Having Gerald cater it makes it... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gerald had his Pig & Shrimp ready for our party of 40 + hungry travelers on a Monday night when he is normally closed. The fried shrimp was outstanding ! Green beans, fried okra, hush puppies, pork & beef BBQ, oh what a meal it was ! Good time had by all. Seventeen years ago Gerald fed the same crew... More 

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Albion, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This island dive offers an ambient rustic feel with humorous signs and fishing nets decorating the scene. They're food is a bit pricy but the ribs, brisket, and pork is absolutely amazing. So glad we tried it out. And do not forget to try the hush puppies.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Gerald's can be counted on to satisfy your taste buds when you're at the beach! Casual, low key, and delicious! The brisket and the shrimp are so amazing that I may never even try anything else on the menu! Gerald keeps it friendly and light-hearted, so it's exactly what you want when you're at the beach!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Honestly, this place was the only one open when we needed to eat late lunch on weekdays. We ordered seafood and the shrimp tasted just ordinary. We did not think this was that good. Just boiled small shrimp, tasted not so fresh, smelled. Maybe we should have ordered BBQ. There was only one lady waiting the entire place by herself,... More 

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lookingforfun2, Owner at Gerald's Pig & Shrimp, responded to this review

This is a complete LIE no one That works for me is allowed to Drink beer at work, They would be FIRED on the spot. And I do not drink beer. We use only the best local shrimp. Tripadvisor let this review stand, They say it meets their standards. I guess that means people can LIE. Also within less than... More 

Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ok, so this is my second review for this place. Last year I said they are a "solid 4". Nope, I was wrong - they are a big fat 5! We ate here twice this week. If they were open during the week we'd eat here every day. Sautéed shrimp is out of this world. And, as The Man himself... More 

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lookingforfun2, Owner at Gerald's Pig & Shrimp, responded to this review

Thanks, Even though Gerald's is just a small "Roadside Joint" I try very hard to serve the best that is available . True I may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, But I do know how to Fry Shrimp. At this time of the year, the Shrimp I serve might have been caught the night before. Thanks for... More 

Madison, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food here is the best on Tybee. It's fresh, and cooked to order. Gerald is very friendly, and an interesting guy to talk to while you wait for your food. We eat here as much as possible when visiting Tybee. Why go elsewhere or pay more?

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Gerald's Pig and Shrimp on Tybee, Island, Georgia, is an open-air restaurant located on Highway 80 just over the bridge to the island. It has many offerings, but my favorite is take-out smoked pork that I've used in a variety of my own recipes. The fried shrimp is scrumptious, too, and the hush puppies are to die for. As a... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped at Gerald's on our way back to Savannah because this place reminded us of our Jamaican trip. The "if you are in a hurry you might be in the wrong place" sign confirmed what we thought! We took peel-and-eat shrimps and a pulled pork bun and were not disappointed. Simple and fresh ingredients made us quite happy and... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We saw this as we passed by on the way to the Tybee lighthouse. The aroma and signage drew us in as we returned for lunch. It is an open barebones outdoor seating. We sat at a picnic table. The drink collection is not big cans of coke, diet coke, sprite and sweet tea. My son had the shrimp basket.... More 

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Additional Information about Gerald's Pig & Shrimp

Address: 1115 U.S. Hwy 80 E, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912 786-4227
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches

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