Hours: Lunch, Dinner (Daily) Sun. Brunch
While seated on the dog-friendly outdoor deck at Saltwater Cowboys, the water views cannot be beat. Kayakers, shrimp boats, and even dolphins pass by. Inside, the space is bright and airy, with large floor-to-ceiling windows and giant TVs. The menu features a variety of sandwiches, as well as fried seafood platters and barbecue. Try the fried grouper fingers — these ain’t no fish sticks. The mac and cheese is a prime example. Topped with a layer of melted cheddar so thick as to require a knife, it’s comforting decadence at its best. The Geechie Boy house grits are a fine example of the genre. Creamy and buttery, yet not ridiculously so, they’re another solid offering. Same can be said of the collards, which are neither too sweet nor too vinegary, and still retain a bit of their verdant vegetable-ness. If it’s ‘cue you crave, go for the smoked turkey breast. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Winter 2019)
Serving fresh local seafood and smoked barbecue, this Shem Creek spot is open daily for lunch and dinner with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., plus live music, free parking, and unbeatable sunset views.