A November 2006 trip
to Tybee Island by Kebamo
Quote: We found this great little campgrounds just 3 blocks from the ocean. There was tons of cool stuff to do here. This little jewel is a must see.
Restaurant | "Lady's and Sons"
Here is a little history of the Lady & Sons!
The Lady and Sons restaurant had its humble beginnings back in June 1989 when Paula Deen started The Bag Lady out of her home. The Bag Lady began as a lunch delivery service with Paula's sons, Jamie and Bobby, delivering bag lunches to area business people in their offices around town. As the delivery and catering business grew, The Bag Lady expanded in 1991 into a full service restaurant named The Lady in the Best Western hotel on Savannah's Southside.
The Lady became quite successful over the next several years as the locals who had become familiar faces with The Bag Lady became familiar faces at The Lady. But Paula wanted a new home for The Lady, one in which the ambience matched the style of food. She found the perfect place in the old Sears & Roebuck building in Downtown Savannah on Congress Street and agreed to a long-term lease that needed renovations on just a handshake and a smile. The Lady and Sons opened its doors Downtown on January 8, 1996. Over the next several years, Paula began acquiring property for the next home of The Lady and Sons just down the street in the old White Hardware Building. In 2001, the year before her show began on the Food Network, the last piece of the puzzle was purchased. After fourteen months of renovations, the much awaiting grand opening of the new home for The Lady and Sons came in November 2003, just seven days before Thanksgiving, the restaurants biggest day of the year. The new building is a renovated 200 year-old three-story building plus basement with 15,000 square feet of dining, full service bar and office space. With the move in 2003, The Lady and Sons went from 85 seats to nearly 330 seats in the new location at 102 W Congress St.We have heard about this restaurant from the Paula Dean show on food network. So we came to GA to eat there. We arrived at the restaurant at about 9am to get reservations for lunch at 11am. The line was half way down the street when we got there. We ate on the third floor at the bar. They featured a buffet on Sunday, and it was very good. The fried chicken was really awesome! The buffet had, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, rice, lima beans, green beans, collard greens, potatoes, pull pork pot roast, and salad bar. It was all-you-can-eat and it was worth the price and wait to get in. Paula Deans restaurant features country cooking. The banana Pudding was excellent, as well as the peach cobbler. If you get the chance DO take in a meal here.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2006
Lady and Sons
102 W Congress St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Attraction | "The Battery"
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
Attraction | "Tybee Is Art & Craft Festival"
Tybee Is Art & Craft Festival
Tybee Island, Georgia
Attraction | "Tybee Island Beach"
Welcome to Tybee Island. Tybee means "salt" to Native Americans, but the name of this low-key seaside resort now brings to mind words such as "sun", "surf", and "fun". Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that's backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The island's south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean and listening to the music of the live bands. Although vacationers are lured to Tybee mainly because of what it provides in the way of recreation and relaxation, those with a love of history won't be disappointed.
Tybee offers: Fort Screven, The Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), an intriguing museum, and Fort Pulaski which is just west of the island on Hwy 80. While Tybee is a resort complete with a full range of restaurants, modern hotels, motels, luxurious condominiums, and quaint inns and cottages, it's also a residential area stocked with its share of colorful characters. It's an atmosphere considerably more laid-back than that of glitzier, larger beach towns to the north and south This was a very clean beach. We came here in November so there was little activities. The beach was a little cold at 8am. I think the weather channel said 46 degrees and the wind was blowing at about 12mph. Will have to try this in summer time. The view was spectacular.
Tybee Island North Beach
Tybee Island, Georgia
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2006
First Night Dinner: We arrived here a little past 1pm. Got the site setup and Bobbi, who had worked all night (she's a nurse), decide to take a little nap. I fixed dinner for when she got up. Menu: grill med rare rib-eye steaks, Maryland crab balls, blue cheese sauce for the steaks salad with Rance dressing and balsamic vinegar and black truffle oil for me baked potatoes with butter and sour cream. Dinner was excellent, and we had a Little left over steak and potato but they will get used at breakfast. The temperature was about 72 degrees and had a slight breeze blowing off the ocean. Dinner was great and the company was excellent!
Conway, South Carolina