4 Places to Get a Great Fish Sandwich

Jekyll Island, GA, is known for many things, including its unique sandy beaches, wildlife, and beautiful nineteenth-century buildings and homes. It may surprise you to learn that it is also known for its delicious seafood, especially the fish.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on Jekyll Island from simple southern dining to seafood dining. Eating at one of these restaurants is a great way to experience all that the island has to offer. 

Everyone will claim to have the best fish sandwich on Jekyll Island, but why not choose for yourself? Here are some of the restaurants on Jekyll Island to visit to determine which one is best. Many of the restaurants are easy to access from our Jekyll Island vacation homes!

Zachry’s Riverhouse

Zachry’s Riverhouse is a locally-owned American and seafood restaurant and bar with a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Jekyll River. The Zachry family isn’t new to the business, as they used to operate a seafood market and shrimp boat on the island until opening the original Zachry’s opened in 1987. 

Their menu offers a variety of seafood options, which include traditional shrimp and grits, crab cakes, and Key lime pie. However, if it is a good fish sandwich that you are looking for, you’re sure to enjoy the Mahi fish sandwich. It is served blackened or grilled with a homemade remoulade sauce. 

Zachry’s Riverhouse is located at 1 Harbor Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The Wharf

Located near our Jekyll Island rentals are The Wharf, the island’s premier waterfront restaurant and bar. Situated on the island’s historic pier, it is the ideal Southern destination featuring a nautical indoor and outdoor theme. Guests do not only enjoy the food, but they also enjoy the amazing sunsets.

Since we’re talking about the best fish sandwiches in Jekyll Island, this is another restaurant that offers one of the best fish sandwiches on the island: the grilled Mahi fish sandwich served with fries. You may be tempted to try some of the other incredible menu items, such as the Wharf Burger, a 6-ounce brisket burger or the Fried Seafood Platter with Shrimp, Oysters, and Cod. However, why not try the fish sandwich instead? You won’t be disappointed!

The Wharf is located at 370 Riverview Drive.

Indigo Coastal Shanty

Although Indigo Coastal Shanty isn’t located directly on Jekyll Island (rather, it is in nearby Brunswick), it is still located near many of our Jekyll Island homes for rent. It is a favorite among locals, which means it must be good. This fun and eclectic southern restaurant was voted the best restaurant for three years in a row by Elegant Island Magazine readers.

If you’re trying out the fish sandwiches in the area, then don’t forget to try the fresh fish of the day sandwich, the Point Loma fish sandwich at Indigo Coastal Shanty. It comes grilled, fried or blackened, with all the fixings. 

Indigo Coastal Shanty is located at 1402 Reynolds Street in Brunswick.

Plan Your Visit

Jekyll Island is a fantastic vacation destination for the whole family!

Marshside Grill

Marshside Grill is also located in Brunswick, GA, and is a short drive from Jekyll Island. If you’re going to be in the area, it’s certainly worth a trip to this casual, waterside restaurant. Enjoy burgers, seafood and more on the restaurant’s waterside patio.

fish sandwich

To round out our list places to find great fish sandwiches, treat yourself to the catch of the day fish sandwich at Marshside Grill. It could be anything from grouper to Mahi Mahi, offered fried, grilled or blackened. 

You’ll find Marshside Grill at 1200 Glynn Ave in Brunswick.

Now that you know where you can find some of the most tantalizing fish sandwiches near Jekyll Island, the choice is up to you. Whether it is the way the fish is prepared or the freshness of the fish, you’re sure to find a fish sandwich on the island that is your favorite.