Townsend Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Townsend

April 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Townsend is an unincorporated community in McIntosh County, Georgia, United States. It lies along State Route 57 northwest of the city of Darien, the county seat. Its elevation is 20 feet (6 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 31331.
Things to do in Townsend

1. The Fish Dock Bar & Grill

1398 Sapelo Ave NE, Crescent, GA 31331-5730 (Formerly The Fish Dock at Pelican Point) Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Television American, Seafood Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner SGD 33 +1 912-832-4295
Excellent
33%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
12%
Terrible
23%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 145 reviews

The Fish Dock Bar & Grill

The Fish Dock Bar & Grill, formerly known as Pelican Point, is a local staple, located on the Sapelo River. Here at The Fish Dock, we offer the freshest and best quality seafood. We are constantly upgrading our menu to provide only the best Sea to Table & local selections With fresh caught fish, Georgia Shrimp, daily harvested littleneck clams from Sapelo Sea Farms, and local oysters, your biggest challenge will be to decide which to try first.

Reviewed By Kim D

We have begun our trip through the menu and have enjoyed everything. This “SEA TO TABLE” addition to our community is a breath of fresh air and delicious food. They will soon add a shellfish education center which will educate visitors and students. Captain Phillips...MoreKim, we can not thank you enough for the beautiful & kind words. We are so happy to be making a positive impact on our guests and community. We can not wait to show you all of the great things coming at the Fish Dock!

2. Waterfront Wine and Gourmet

107 Broad St, Darien, GA 31305-8803 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 912-437-3410
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Waterfront Wine and Gourmet

We Are Not A Restaurant! As seen in Southern Living's Drives & Dives! We are a Retail Wine & Gourmet Shop, as well as Wine Bar. We feature a great assortment of Boutique Wines from around the World, as well as Local, Georgia-Made Cheeses, Buckhead Beef Steaks, Wild-Caught Fish, Organic Meats, and more. Our Wine Bar has beautiful views of the Darien River, and features a Full Wine List, as well as a nice selection of Craft Beer. The fare is light and complementary to our Wine List. Enjoy Live Music on Friday & Saturday Nights. Early Week Bar Specials, Monday-Wednesday. We also run Wine Cruises Thursday-Saturday nights. Call for info!

Reviewed By RBrowningWhite - Port Orange, Florida

Popped by on a drive from Savannah to Daytona, and we can't wait to go back! Quaint wine, cheese, and gourmet food shop in the front. In the back, an awesome, cozy, wine-tasting room. I could spend an entire day there! And what a view! From the wine-tasting room, we looked out over the sound, and we watched a storm roll in. (See unretouched photo.) We tasted several of their own wines, in addition to wine slushies. (YUM!) The manager was knowledgeable, entertaining, and generous with his selection of pours. He answered our many questions, and he helped us select purchases before leaving.
We are now planning a vacation to Darien, based solely on our experience at Waterfront Wine & Gourmet!

3. Clay's Sapelo Station

15600 US Highway 17, Townsend, GA 31331-3700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 912-832-2013
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Clay's Sapelo Station

Reviewed By spires244 - Macon, Georgia, USA

Went back the other day took my friends after a big fishing trip out of shellmans bluff had a great day they wanted some good seafood and that was the closest place that I knew that the food would be the same it would be very good and the service would be excellent this is the second time that I have been in this restaurant and it was outstanding and I did not leave hungry this is a great place to go and your money is going to a local person a local business so when you get a chance stop in at Clay's Sapelo station you'll be glad you did PS do not judge a book by its cover.

4. Subway

36 Montague St, Riceboro, GA 31323-4316 +1 912-884-4560
Excellent
0%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 3 reviews

Subway

Reviewed By Citallwic - Columbia, South Carolina

This Subway is convenient for I-95 travelers, being situated in a Chevron station/convenience store near I-95 Exit 67 (US 17/Coastal Highway). The food is standard Subway fare, of course. The place is very small, even for a Subway. If memory serves, the seating consists of one small table and four tiny ones. The takeout trade undoubtedly predominates here.

A notable feature of our stop here was the very good service. Itonia, the young lady behind the counter, was very cheerful and patient when she prepared our 12-inch sub, which was to be split between the two of us (cheaper than ordering two 6-inch subs) and called for different vegetables and condiments on the two halves.

5. Dairy Queen

95 & Ga Highway 251 Exit 49, Darien, GA 31305 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 912-437-2167
Excellent
35%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Karen P - McDonough, Georgia

After supper at the wee pub, we walked over to the Dairy Queen for dessert. The ace was crowded, but not in a bad way because who doesn't like ice cream! Right? No chocolate soft serve here, but they still get a 4 for being awesome!!!

6. B & J's Steaks and Seafood

900 North Way, Darien, GA 31305-9136 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 912-437-2122
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 733 reviews

B & J's Steaks and Seafood

Reviewed By Poingdexter - Dayton, Ohio

Told by family and friends... if your ever in the area...

Wow ordered seafood platter and extra baked potato. One portion feed two and lunch for takehome. Platter contained shrimp, oysters, crab cake, flounder with a potato. Literally the best weve ever had. Breading crisp and flavorful but most importantly, let the seafood flavor be the star. you have to make yourself stop eating before you hurt yourself.
if we can squeeze any time outta this trip... Id like to get back there again.

service was great, very helpful. Kept the the coffee and water full. Southern hospitality at its best.

Quality said too much already. Food great. Water tasted of well water.

Tip from local, Friday night can be a long wait. we went on a Monday, 6pm, no problems at all. Did i mention I wanna go back?

7. Altman's Restaurant

15271 US Highway 17, Townsend, GA 31331-3868 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +1 912-832-2171
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Altman's Restaurant

Reviewed By rkhawg - Lakeland, FL

Have you ever accidently stumbled across a little hole-in-the-wall/dump/dive that's located at a wide spot in a road leading nowhere?
You know, the one that has some of the best food and best service you'd ever expect from them?
Well, WE did - and it was absolutely amazing.
FRESH seafood is their specialty, but even "turf" food like a Philly Cheese steak is as good as you'll find ANYWHERE.

NO ONE will "ever" describe anything about Altman's as "fancy", but you'll leave ther licking your lips and shaking your head.

From strictly a food standpoint, I'd have to classify this as one of the Top 5 restaurants I've ever eaten in.

8. Skipper's Fish Camp

85 Screven St, Darien, GA 31305-9851 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 912-437-3474
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Skipper's Fish Camp

Reviewed By Fudbutter - Westchester County, New York

We passed through here last year and had a great meal, so much so that we planned it this trip.

There is restaurant and a bar in separate buildings. As you approach, the bar is on the right. I think that the menu is the same. We choose the bar because it has an outdoor deck overlooking the river (riparian entertainment worthy of Mrs. Bucket)

Raw oysters (you can get them cooked also) to start and then broiled shrimp were our choices this time. Oysters were fresh and large-ish and bargain priced. Shrimp were medium sized and plentiful. Folks near us were unable to finish theirs.

Wine list is nice and inexpensive as appropriate.

One warning however: Both years, people who sat next to us outside were friendly, interesting and engaging. We stayed at least an extra hour both times as we were enjoying the conversations so much. Something about sitting out there seemed to bring it out in them.

You'll see the billboards coming both north and south on I-95 but make sure you put the address in your GPS as it is not the easiest place to find.

9. Speed's Kitchen

1191 Speeds Kitchen Rd NE, 1191 Speeds Kitchen Rd Ne, Townsend, GA 31331-4445 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 912-832-4763
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Speed's Kitchen

Reviewed By BobbyJordan408 - Saint Simons Island, Georgia

What can I say, where else can you get seafood in a mobile home, pay in the kitchen, bring your own booze, and get a stellar country seafood meal. Flounder is on point as is the crab au gratin. Just don't get in a hurry they are on "Bluff Time" if you are looking for a fast meal your feelings will be hurt. We ordered 4 dishes and put them in the middle of the table and shared, it was great!

10. Old School Diner

1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 912-832-2136
Excellent
69%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Old School Diner

Chef Jerome Brown, has 20 years in the seafood business. Our customers are our family members, we have over 10,000 photos on the walls of our restaurant! The Old School Diner, famous for the "Wheel Chair Platter!" - Come see why Ben Affleck says " Why ask, Trust your Chef" Carpeted parking lot? Yes we have that! A quick trip from Savannah and well worth the trip! A real Hidden Gem of the Southeast, that is a quote from Southern Living Magazine!

Reviewed By will m - Savannah, Georgia

Fresh large shrimps peeled fresh daily and de-veined ! Chef Jerome is the man & does not disappoint onion rings , seafood , surf & turf .... you want it - my man Big Chef ‍ J will take care of you - getoff the beaten path folks - trust ur boy Big Will w the insatiable appetite

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