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“first impression not so great”

A-J's Dockside Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been coming to Tybee for 2 years. We have made four trips. Last year we wanted to stop in at A-J's and have a drink on the back deck overlooking the river. There were 10 of us, 5 adults and 5 kids ages 6-16. We were not allowed to sit on the deck because we weren't ordering food. I couldn't believe it! We wanted to sit out there and have some adult beverages and I am sure our bill would have been as much or more than if we ordered food. So we didn't get to experience the back river view at this time. This year, my family of 5 decided to go here for lunch. We sat on the deck but didn't get a great view. We were placed near the back where all we could see is the side view of the building and maybe a little towards Little Tybee. The food we ordered was nothing to write home about. Cheeseburger was decent but not fantastic. Hubby had po-boy sandwich and said he had had better. It was busy and wait staff was running around. Had to wait 10-13 min for drink refills which stunk because 2 of our party was sitting in the sun and dying of thirst. Highly doubtful if we will return.

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1  Thank Jill M
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a much better experience here in March than in June. Much of the seating is outside, and it stays packed in the summer. The fried seafood and boiled shrimp is great and the view is fantastic. Overall, it is a good casual place to visit.

Thank Donna P
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were only on Tybee for a day and based on the great reviews decided to try AJ's. The view was the only good thing about our visit! We waited over 2 hours for a table when we were told the wait was 1 hour. My husband spoke with the hostess several times when we noticed several parties larger than our party of 4 who came after us were seated before we were. The hostess were rude and quite frankly I think they just forgot or skipped over our number! We did enjoy a few drinks from the bar before finally being seated after 9pm! By this time it was too late to enjoy the view because it was dark. Our waitress just seemed as if she was ready to go home, not rude but not friendly. The food was mediocre, and they were out of hushpuppies. Overall a very disappointing visit!

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1  Thank Ashuff23
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere!! Sit outside, as the inner awning area felt like a sauna as we walked through. The outside has the breeze of the marsh, dolphins in the water, an occasional sailboat and paddle boarder. And, oh yeah, you get to eat (and drink) as you watch the sun create an amazing sunset! Live guitarist was playing/singing as we ate dinner on a Sunday night. Would revisit this place any day!!

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Thank Megan M
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Decent place for Seafood not too Overpriced. They also Boats for Kayaking in the back of the place. Good place to stop by.

Thank kitreddy1983
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