When we visit Jekyll Island, seafood restaurants are some of our favorite spots to hang out. The first time we ate at the Rah Bar was on a warm April afternoon. We were on Jekyll Island for spring break with the kids, and were hungry for shrimp.
We settled down at a table on the Wharf deck. Martha and I ordered the peel and eat shrimp. The boys I think ordered a BBQ sandwich. Turned out to be one of the best casual meals we ever had.
Casual Seafood Restaurants Don't Get Much Better -
The Rah Bar is located at the Jekyll Island Wharf Marina, in a little shack-like building attached to the main building that is home to the Latitude 31
restaurant. The shack itself is small, and houses a bar with stools.
Most of the seating is out on the expansive deck, overlooking the Intra-coastal Waterway.
This restaurant has maybe the best ambiance on the island. You can claim a table, order your food (and drinks - the Rah Bar has fantastic mixed drinks), lounge back and enjoy the view.
Watch the boats slide by on the water. Sunsets here are beautiful, but if you come to eat and watch the sun set, be prepared for a crowd. The Rah Bar can get busy, especially during the warmer months, and the harried wait staff is hard put to keep up. You may experience delays in getting your food or refills.
Shell Fish and More -
The food, though, is delicious. Order raw oysters ("Rah"), steamed oysters, Dungeness crab legs, U-Peel-Em Shrimp, even crawfish.
Or try their Low Country Boil. You can get an order for two for around $36.00. All served with their famous dipping sauce.
They serve only native Wild Georgia Shrimp, caught almost right outside their door. If you want fresh, it don't come much fresher.
The Rah Bar also offers sandwiches - Dangerous Dan's BBQ Sandwich, or Dangerous Dan's Dawg.
Along with Coke, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, the Rah Bar serves beer and mixed drinks, including a Peach Daiquiri that they say tastes like you just "slapped the fuzz off a fresh peach and bit into it." Mixed drinks are a little pricey ($10.00), but, hey - you're on vacation.
One caveat - bring bug spray. Warm evenings with no breeze brings out mosquitoes and "no-seeums".
Don't leave Jekyll Island without visiting one of our favorite casual seafood restaurants - The Rah Bar. Come for the food and relaxing atmosphere. Stay for the drinks and the awesome sunset. And if you come on the weekend, you can experience a little something extra - live music on the dock.
If you love seafood, lazing around, delicious mixed drinks, sunsets, boats, music, and generally just enjoying life to the utmost, you'll love the Rah Bar.
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