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All 44 Tybee Island Restaurants

Gerald's Pig & Shrimp

1115 U.S. Hwy 80 E, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912 786-4227
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Ranked #4 of 44 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 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Milledgeville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fried shrimp is great. Coleslaw appears to be homemade. Cold beer. Cool outdoor pavilion atmosphere. Seems to be family friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to eat and relax. .Great service by Matt. He is on this Fri night. Food is good and priced right. Come eat and enjoy the " cicada music "

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We're from the north and there are lots of places that try hard to emulate a funky BBQ joint, but Gerald's has it down! Not only is the atmosphere authentic, the food is excellent! I had the pork and shrimp dinner and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. We also had a side of hush puppies. The BBQ was... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I eat fried shrimp at most seafood restaurants. This was some of the best I've had anywhere. It was very lightly breaded. It comes with two sides and hushpuppies. I had the plain hush puppies and they were okay. They also offer a a jalapeño version but I didn't try those. The french fries were really good - didn't taste... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is awesome! And Gerald is the nicest! All around amazing! If you are on the island make your trip complete with shrimp bbq at Geralds!

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Medina, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We have never had better BBQ. Everything from the quirky shack, awesome server, sweet tea and everything we ordered (pulled pork, shrimp, ribs, wings, baked beans and coleslaw) gets 5 stars 👍👍👏👏

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Nashville TN
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family went there a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. It was a little after lunch when we got there; a few other groups were there and a couple of fishermen at the bar. One waitress was assigned to everyone and she did a good job. Service was friendly; food came out without a big wait... More

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