Tubby’s Seafood (River Street)

Tubby’s Tank House on River Street, located near the Abercorn Street ramp

At Tubby’s Tank House on River Street, breakfast is served with a view. Perched on a balcony overlooking the Savannah River, it practically makes you want to wake up early in the morning!

Most famous for their southern-style sandwiches and seafood dinners, Tubby’s on River Street has recently begun offering an equally noteworthy breakfast. Available daily from 7:30-10:30 a.m., it’s worth checking out even if you usually tend to skip the most important meal of the day. The shrimp omelet is that good.

even on a cloudy day, the view from the balcony at Tubby’s is breathtaking

Tubby’s is next door to the River Street Inn

outdoor dining is available on the restaurant’s patio

more patio seating

the dining room space inside Tubby’s

The breakfast menu at Tubby’s, as cooked up by head chef Andrew Bryant, offers both inventive and traditional breakfast dishes. Menu items include the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, and the Kitchen Classic Breakfast Sandwich. The restaurant gives a southern twist to several options, topping a BLT with fried green tomatoes and adding crab cakes to eggs benedict. Even the french toast was unique, covered in a crunchy corn flakes batter – as invented by Tubby’s General Manager, Fred Plantadis.

We chose an assortment of some of the restaurant’s breakfast choices, and they didn’t disappoint!

Fried Egg BLT sandwich, with fried green tomatoes and a side of stone ground grits

Sapelo Shrimp and Cream Omelet – fresh garden spinach folded into a fluffy cheese omelet, topped with a sauteed blend of local shrimp, onions, applewood bacon and a rich cream sauce

a side of seasoned potatoes and a buttered biscuit

French Toast with and a side of fresh fruit

The Dishes: Fried Egg BLT, Sapelo Shrimp and Cream Omelet, and French Toast

What’s Special About It?

Kenda: “Having an early morning breakfast overlooking the Savannah River on River Street just seems like the perfect start to the day. It’s even better when you add the creative, inviting dishes that Tubby’s has to offer!

Eleanor: “Tubby’s breakfast menu features just the right amount of options – not overwhelming, but rather allowing focus and attention to be given toward the actual crafting of each dish. Even the most traditional of the offerings has a unique spin to it and is perfectly executed. If I could, I would eat off this menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!”

What Did It Taste Like?

Eleanor: “The Sapelo Shrimp and Cream Omelet was my favorite of the three dishes. It’s undeniably decadent, with its cream sauce and addition of bacon, but still tastes fresh with local shrimp and sautéed spinach. The onions and spinach help cut through the softness of the eggs and cream, and the applewood smoked bacon gives the meal a darker, even richer complexity. Delicious.”

Kenda: “The french toast at Tubby’s has to be one of my favorites in Savannah! The base bread, a Texas Toast, really stands up to crunchiness of the corn flakes added into the batter. Sprinkled with a little powdered sugar on top and paired with fresh fruit, it’s the perfect breakfast! I also enjoyed the fried egg BLT with the fried green tomato – a delightful addition to an already tasty breakfast sandwich. Both savory and salty, it’s packed with flavor and protein to get you through the day. It went well alongside the home-style, creamy stone ground grits.”

What Did We Say About It?

Kenda: “Tubby’s has just what you’re looking for in their satisfying southern-style breakfast!”

Tubby’s Seafood (River Street) 

115 East River Street 


Breakfast: Daily, 7:30-10:30
Lunch: Daily, 11:00-4:00
Dinner: Sun-Thur 4:00-10:00, Fri & Sat 4:00-11:00


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