Dine oceanside overlooking the dunes of Sea Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. You don’t have to dress up, but that doesn’t mean we won’t put on our best. Beautiful setting. Mouth-watering comfort dishes. Fresh seafood with strong southern influences. Ingredients sourced from local farms. A refreshing cocktail. A well-deserved break from the activities of the day. Southern Tide’s casual, relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place to bring the kids, gather around a table, and share lunch or dinner. And stories of your Sea Island day. Our beachfront restaurant is full of life, lots of laughs, and sunny smiling faces.
With ocean views from your seat, what is more appropriate than a Tidal Tower for the table? Oysters on the half shell sourced from locations along the East, Gulf, and West Coasts. Locally caught wild Georgia Shrimp, known for its sweet taste, and meaty King Crab Legs. All of this paired with traditional accompaniments such as cocktail sauce, saltines, lemon wedges, and mignonette. It doesn't get any fresher than this!
Meet Chef Michael
Chef Michael McKenzie, as early as 8 years old, was in the kitchen learning how to prepare food by his grandmother. He studied at the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. He worked for Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court & The Breakers in Palm Beach. While working as the Sous Chef of a small local New England style restaurant, Long Boards, his passion for fresh, local, and sustainable seafood grew immensely. Later Michael moved to Savannah, where he was the Executive Sous Chef at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. To further his career, he moved to Orlando for an opportunity at the Grand Bohemian Hotel as the Chef de Cuisine. Chef Michael came to Sea Island Spring 2019 and has brought his fun energy, vast culinary knowledge and deep passion for the culinary arts to the Sea Island Team.
Other Sea Island Restaurants to Enjoy
River Bar & Lounge
You didn’t order panoramic views of the Black Banks River, but there they are. This brasserie serves delightful French and European style dishes in a casual, lively atmosphere.
Sea Island Beach Club
Fuel up for a full day of beach and poolside fun. Grabbing a snack or a quick bite at the Snack Shack poolside café is a breeze.
An authentic, rustic Italian eatery with a river view. Where the pasta’s homemade and the chef tosses dough through the air at the open pizza kitchen.