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“Outdoor seating at its best”

A-J's Dockside Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 55 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The best thing about A-J's is the location. Sitting on the deck looking out on the water watching for porpoises is why I love A-J's. And you can show up looking less than your best after a long hot walk on the beach.

The table service is usually very good. The bartenders seem to be not too excited to be there or have customers. The front of the house staff seem to be young ladies who have had little to no training, but just go in with proper expectations and go with the flow. You are at the beach for cryin' out loud!

The food is good, not fantastic. I like the crab stew, the po boys and the boiled shrimp.

The tropical drinks are all good, and though I haven't had one, the bloody mary (loaded!) is on my list.

The have a very nice beer selection (45 or so choices) BUT, nothing on draft. A major downside. Why oh why?

Ya, it's a bit worn. The side area needs cleaning up and the inside seating area needs some updating.

But, relax and enjoy A-J's for what it is....local, quirky and fun.

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Thank Rob P
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was lacking originality and taste and despite the fabulous location we left disappointed with the experience. The reputation exceeds the meal.

Thank Deanna H
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

We happened across it while walking around the neighborhood. Stopped in for a Bloody Mary at the bar (way too hot for outside!). Great friendly service. Perfect beach bar attitude. We came back a day or so later for quick lunch. Had (another!) Bloody Mary and the specialty crab soup and gumbo. Both were great. I can see where parking would be a pain, but if you walk or bike, no worries! If you drive, go at the off times (mid-afternoon) for lunch you should be fine. Sunsets are probably awesome based on location.

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Thank 12DrKB21
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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Sit outside sipping a cold beer, eating good food, and let your cares drift away over the water. A must when we go to Tybee Island. Off the beaten path but that is why you have GPS.

Thank Murfcat
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We arrived at AJ's on an overcast day. The greeter told us that if we sat outside and it rained, we not get seating inside.
We decided to dine outside anyway and didn't see a drop of rain. Ann was our waitress and took great care of our food and drink orders. My wife and I had the mahi-mahi po'boy sandwich. The fish was fresh and deliciously blackened and served on a tasty roll. The fish portion was large and very filling. Our service was prompt and we enjoyed out time.

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