So what’s next in my story. I realized I haven’t mentioned food. Something that I find really odd is that in Georgia I eat seafood way more often than I did in Florida. That makes no sense to me but its positively the truth.
I’ve really come to love the southern Georgia cuisine including the abundant oysters (well actually that’s my husband’s favorite) to the low country boil. Of course, I would be amiss and possibly thrown out of the state if I didn’t mention the sweet tea.
Side note, I was properly chastised the first time I asked a restaurant server for unsweet tea. It was like she was suddenly stunned speechless.
My husband just looked at me disapprovingly and shook his head “always order the sweet tea.” So y’all have been warned! Ah, and I digress to remembering the weekends driving around the Hill with Cecilia in search of our dream home.
After a few hours, we’d be mentally exhausted and Cecilia probably needed a break from the fast-talking, hyper south Floridians. She suggested that we have a bit of lunch at Fish Tales, a friendly, local seafood restaurant right on the river at the Fort McAllister Marina.
I’m not gonna lie we weren’t expecting a laid back, casual eatery with cute outdoor tiki hut and a view to die for. In SoFL everything on the water is fancy and expensive.
Fast forward to the next few months of house hunting, and Steve and I would always end up at Fish Tales where we would make pro/con lists, fret about this big change we were making, and lament over which house we liked better. It became our place. It’s still our place.
Here in Richmond Hill, we have the luxury of restaurants like this where the servers learn your name and remember what you order. When we first moved here in August 2016 it was the place we escaped to when we couldn’t bear to unpack another box. And now, It’s the place that we go to almost every Friday night with our new friends.
We found our comfort zone here in Richmond Hill and places like Fish Tales are a part of that warm, hometown feeling. Oh don’t worry, there are plenty of other local yummies to satisfy. All things Chocolate (they have heavenly crumb cake).
The Way Station Coffee Shop – for a quiet, quaint place to have lunch and a great cup of java. Molly MacPherson’s for a pint and a burger. I adore being able to stay right here in the community for a satisfying meal.
Trust me, I will keep you up to speed on the fabulous food in downtown Savannah too, so keep following me! And, promise me you’ll find your happy place somewhere in our fair and fabulous city.
You can camp in all manner of roughing it, from tents to campers and even for us city folk, there’s’ lovely cottage accommodations. We love walking around the fort and the trails so much we wound up getting an annual pass.
Fort McAllister is just one of the historical sights in the Hill and nearby on the Georgia coast, and before you ask – YES – we have been to all of them so expect an account of each in upcoming posts!
If you’re new to town, and you’re doing all the unpacking and getting settled, I urge you to take a few minutes and ride out to the fort. Just walk around, enjoy the beautiful Ogeechee River, walk out onto the pier or wander down one of the trails.
You will be happy you did it, and even happier that you ended up here in Richmond Hill!