Tubby’s Tank House

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Tubby’s Tank House
By Cima Star








I started coming out to Tubby’s Tank House on the river in Thunderbolt when I first arrived in Savannah, more than 10 years ago. I loved it then for its fresh-from-the-boat fish and seafood, and I’ve never changed my mind. In those days, the view of the river was wonderful; today, alas, you have to peer to catch a glimpse of the water past the condos so unfortunately placed at its edge.

Nevertheless, the food is the main event, and it remains impeccable, whether you’re at the Thunderbolt location or the newer, downtown River Street location. Among my favorite appetizers is the Oysters Savannah, a marvelous dish of fresh oysters baked with Andouille sausage and parmesan cheese. Or the fried, fresh asparagus. Or the fried calamari, wonderfully tender and sweet!

The seafood salads are always a treat, especially with the signature dressing, a slightly sweet, barely spicey, horseradish dressing. Whether you choose shrimp, scallops, oysters or fish, it’s a fresh, crisp bowl of greens, tomatoes, green peppers, hardboiled egg, adorned with your choice and inevitably satisfying.

The daily grilled specials are, by definition, limited, but excellent. Mahi Mahi is a frequent catch, always fresh and hearty; variations on the tuna family are frequent, as is grouper and sea bass. Whatever comes off the boat is grilled to perfection and served with your choice of potatoes (try the Spanky’s Spuds!), and salad or cole slaw.

If you’ve a big appetite, a marvelous choice is the Low Country Platter, piled high with steamed shrimp, snow crab, deviled crab, sausage and corn.

Seafood baskets are also available, and plenty of choices for landlubbers, including a downright fine hamburger, as thick and juicy as any carnivore could want.

For dessert, try the Key Lime Pie, served here with raspberry and white chocolate sauces. Yum!

Questions? Comments? Email Editor@SavannahBest.com.

Tubby’s Tank House
2909 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA

Tubby’s Tank House
115 E. River St.
Savannah, GA
Entrees: $10.95 – 27.95
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