The Bay House
The Bay House Review
Nestled in a hidden expanse of twisted mangrove trees and flowing canals is one of the area's best restaurants for casual fine dining—and beautifully natural scenery. Restored wooden rowboats and modern chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the main dining room, which is packed almost every night in season. The food is a serious celebration of the sea with Southern accents, like locally caught fish with shrimp hash and green tomato jam. Adjacent Tierney's Tavern & Claw Bar shares the same kitchen but focuses on chilled shellfish and other Southern delights with nightly live music and a more casual vibe. Saturday lunches are surprisingly quiet and a perfect time to snag one of the coveted tables closest to the windows.