5 Awesome Liberty County Restaurants You Need to Visit
One thing you will never find a shortage of in the South is good food, and Liberty County is no exception! Freshly caught seafood, down home cooking, BBQ and even some foreign cuisine will keep you coming back again and again. We’ve put together a list of the restaurants that you’ll want…no NEED to visit while in our coastal community. So break out your stretchy pants, grab a table and be prepared to find your new favorite restaurant here in Liberty County!
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Margie’s Southern Cooking
Nothing says the South like some good, down home cooking which is exactly what you will find when you visit Margie’s Southern Cooking. Located off Main Street in Hinesville, the stationary food truck can’t be missed with its warm and welcoming color combination of yellow and red. Ms. Margie whips up and serves some of the best comfort food you’ll find locally and you can be sure you won’t walk away hungry. The menu starts your day off right with breakfast bowls and platters and then followed up with daily specials for lunch or dinner that include everything from fried chicken to oxtails plus all the fixins’ and sides you could want.
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An incredible benefit of being home to Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division is that Liberty County has become a melting pot of people and cultures. It also means that incredible melting pot presents an opportunity to get a glimpse of the world through our stomachs. One such opportunity is a destination in itself and that is Zum Rosenhof German Restaurant. Authentic German dishes are made from scratch every day to include schnitzel with serval choices of gravy, cucumber salad, frikadellen (German meat loaf), bratwurst served with sauerkraut and so much more! If you take a peek behind the bar you will spot glass boots perfect for drinking imported German beer while enjoying music and memorabilia that bring the restaurant to life. Be sure to save room for desert – the dessert fridge is always filled with homemade goodies like Black Forest chocolate cake!
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Melody’s Coastal Café
If you’re looking for a mashup of fresh seafood, home style cooking and sports bar cuisine – Melody’s Coastal Café will hit the spot. Located on the more eastern end of our coastal haven, fresh seafood has an incredible influence on the mouthwatering menu including shrimp and grits, scored flounder, crab soup and a local favorite – low country boil! The burgers are not to be passed by either with unique toppings like fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese and Cantonese BBQ sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget the Po’ Boy sandwiches either with authentic Leidenheimer French rolls and delicious filling options like blackened chicken, fried oysters or grilled shrimp. With a menu this full, you’ll have something new to try every time you visit!
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BBQ. It’s its own food group in the South and the cause for a lot of disagreement between one state and the next as to who in fact has THE best BBQ. Around here you will find plenty of options for getting this Southern staple but Smokin’ Pig is definitely not one to miss. Located just off Interstate 95, this family owned business offers all the classics such as brisket, pulled pork and chicken that are smoked for hours until the perfect tenderness and taste are achieved. Homemade sauces and sides complete the menu and we highly recommend the mac n cheese – you won’t want to miss that cheesy perfection! Don’t forget to grab some dessert, the homemade brownies and banana pudding are worth saving some room for!!
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Sunbury Crab Company
A local and visitor favorite alike, seafood doesn’t get any fresher than it does at the Sunbury Crab Company. Take in an incredible view from any table of this open-air restaurant while enjoying blue crabs pulled from traps daily for the freshest taste and experience. Grouper and wild Georgia shrimp are also easy menu choices that will take you to seafood paradise. After a filling meal, be sure to take a stroll down the docks to see if you can spot dolphins playing in the water or watch the sun paint the sky in water colors as it sinks below the horizon. Whether by car or boat, this is one dining option you will not want to forget!