Part of the charm of Sandbridge Beach is the quiet setting and neighborly feel. Unlike larger, more touristy locations, the Sandbridge area is inviting and easy to navigate. When you’re looking to satisfy your appetite, visitors understandably prefer to dine where the locals do.
Whether you crave ocean-fresh seafood or authentic Mexican cuisine, Sandbridge Beach has world-class food to tantalize your taste buds. Here are 6 of the best restaurants in the Sandbridge Beach area for you to try during your next visit. Go ahead… eat like a local!
Want your seafood Asian-style? Boardwok serves up well-priced Asian and American cuisine for lunch, dinner, or takeout. The menu has classic favorites such as teriyaki, tempura, and noodle dishes. But if you’re looking for a real treat, try one of the wok dishes which are the owner’s specialty.
Have folks in your crew that aren’t into Asian? There is also a sprinkling of classic American entrees such as chef’s salad, deli sandwiches, and crispy chicken tenders. You’ll find Boardwok at 1993 Sandbridge Road. Don’t feel like going out? You can also order online for delivery in the Sandbridge area.
Baja is one of Sandbridge Beach’s most beloved restaurants. This local hangout at the south end of Sandbridge Beach has a happy beach vibe, an impressive menu, and a lively list of activities and entertainment all through the summer.
Are you a coffee connoisseur? Don’t miss out on this restaurant’s famous local blend, Baja Coffee. Heading out for some fishing? Want a quiet place to gently wakeup and welcome the new day? This unique blend of java is served Tuesday through Sunday mornings. Pick up a cup of joe and a pastry from 6:30 a.m. until noon. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Seafood lovers can choose from steamed oysters, shrimp, crab, and local fish dishes. Baja also offers burgers, chicken, salads, soups, steaks, and pizza.
Sandbridge Island Restaurant
Located next to the Seaside Market, Sandbridge Island Restaurant, Raw Bar & Pizza has a great view, and regularly wins awards including “Best of the Beach,” “Best Kept Secret,” “Best Local’s Hangout,” “Best Pizza,” and “Best Outdoor Dining.”
Not only well-renowned for their food, Sandbridge Island Restaurant also has plenty of fun activities. Lay down your fork and pick up a mic for Karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rather be outdoors? You’ll love the weekly Deck Party on Saturdays and Sundays.
Their menu will tempt you with raw bar options such as shrimp, crab legs, oysters, clams, and more. Their Surf & Turf combos include so many items that you may need to order an appetizer while you decide. Choose from crab cakes, fried oysters, fish prepared any way you like it, and more, and then add a steak or barbecued ribs to round out the meal. Sandbridge Island also has traditional sandwiches and burgers, a great kids’ menu, and a creative pizza menu.
Not all restaurants are found in buildings. When you want a quick (but completely awesome) meal, get your lunch or dinner on wheels. Bandidos Taco Stand is a popular food truck that serves delicious tacos and burritos made from fresh ingredients.
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day (except Saturday, when they open at 7 a.m.), visitors and locals alike are proud to say they eat here once a day, every day. The service is friendly, the fish tacos are unlike anything you’ve ever had before, and the prices are unbeatable. Tacos range from $3 to $5, and drinks are just $1. Look for their flag on your way to Little Island Beach, then pull up at one of the picnic tables under the trees to eat.
Crab boils are one of heaven’s simple pleasures especially when you’re at the beach. When you do them yourself, however, they can be rather messy. The local’s secret? Get it to go!
Simply Steamed is a Seafood takeout market with daily lunch specials, fresh seafood, soups, salads, and more. However, this market is most famous for their steam pots — disposable pots packed with your choice of seafood, veggies, and a special spice blend. Just pick up your pot, take it home, and pop it on the stove or grill. If you’ve got a crowd to feed, try their “Party in a Can” for $7 per person.
Margie & Ray’s
No review of Sandbridge Beach restaurants would be complete without Margie & Ray’s. Who would have thought that – what was once a country store and tackle shop – is now a proper restaurant with a cult following that reaches far and wide.
Margie & Ray’s is one of the only places where you can get a full breakfast in Sandbridge Beach. Open all day, they offer a hearty lunch menu of seafood dishes, sandwiches, and salads, as well as a whopping dinner menu that includes their famous buffet-style seafood platters. Note: you’d better come hungry!
Find the restaurant at 1240 Sandbridge Road between Ashville Bridge Creek and Hell Point Creek, next to Indian Cove Resort.
Whether you’re on the way to the beach or looking for a relaxing dinner, there’s no shortage of Sandbridge Beach restaurants serving up delicious food, grand views, and friendly service.