Considering the fact that Ireland is an island with a huge fishing industry, you wouldn’t believe the amount of Irish people that will admit to disliking seafood! Personally, I could live out the rest of my days consuming nothing but shellfish. Luckily for me we’ve taken up residence in a place that boasts some of the best and freshest seafood in the US. While many people count down the days to hunting season opening days one of the highlights of my Summer so far was the opening of Shrimp season! Even when I’m not consuming shrimp, the boats sure are fun to watch from the shoreline on a day at the beach.
I had heard so much about the Sunbury Crab Company from family and friends that we finally bit the bullet and took a trip out there. After a weekend of intense storms, we took advantage of a clear Sunday afternoon and made the 30-40 minute drive out to Sunbury. The restaurant is out of the way but the true definition of a hidden gem!
The restaurant decor is rough, tough and typical of a ‘seaside’ shack and although you are technically dining indoors it has a breezy outdoor feel. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly and we didn’t have to wait for a table (is there anything more painful when you’re starving?!). Expect to wait a short while for a waterfront view if you arrive at peak dining times like dinner or Sunday lunch. At the Sunbury Crab Co. the view is well worth the wait. In an already raised building, bar style seating gives you prime views of the dock and marina where you can watch boats sail by. Stay a while longer and you can also cast your eyes on some of the prettiest sunsets you will ever see!
For dinner I had the fried shrimp basket and I regretted nothing! A generous portion of fresh, sweet and crispy shrimp and hand-cut french fries – it was delicious. What I liked about eating at Sunbury was the atmosphere. Our server was sweet, welcoming and didn’t rush us in any way. This is a huge pet peeve of mine while dining out, us Europeans like to take our time eating!
After dinner we walked out onto the dock and looked onto the marina for a while. Take a seat on the porch swing and relax. The area is a manatee zone so if you’re lucky you may get to see one or even some dolphins, which the kids will love! Overall, it was a unique dining experience and a nice change from the usual dinner date.
To get directions by road or sea, or for more information on Sunbury Crab Co. check out the website at http://www.sunburycrabco.com/
Guest Blogger, Amy Scott
Amy Scott is an Irish girl living in the Deep South. She is a military spouse stationed at Fort Stewart, GA. You can check out her blog at www.sassandshamrocks.com.
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