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Tuna tower is my favorite. My party of seven enjoyed the grouper special and the red fish. Cocktails came out right away. Service was wonderful even though they were very busy on a Saturday evening. Sat inside as the terrace was completely full! Cudos to wait staff, chef and manager!!!
Deborah Padilla
Deborah Padilla
2018-05-28T01:39:33+0000
Came here for lunch with my husband and we had the calamari for an appetizer and it was the best we’d ever had. The chefs use of ingredients and sauces are phenomenal on all his dishes. I had the blackened grouper and it was so beautiful! Large portion with these colorful little red and yellow peppers. I wish I had taken a photo of the plate. It was cooked so perfectly! I could go on and on about that dish. My husband had the blackened fish tacos and again, large portion and cooked perfectly!! The flavor on those were melt-in-your mouth good! You won’t be disappointed! Thier chef is AMAZING!!!
Theresa Perna
Theresa Perna
2018-04-27T18:05:43+0000
An impromptu stop on our way from Isle of Hope to Hilton Head Island. Beautiful afternoon to enjoy Castaway's patio dining. Food was very good. Husband had tuna bites appetizer; I had she crab soup. Both enjoyable. Husband had fish tacos entrée while I had fried shrimp platter. Recommend both. Very pleasant experience. Thanks!
Brenda Jo Hensley Dixon
Brenda Jo Hensley Dixon
2018-04-03T21:37:04+0000
Had pre-birthday dinner here Saturday night. It was perfection! So much so that now that I'm being asked where I'd like to eat on my actual birthday (tomorrow), all I can think about is Castaways!
Casey Brewton
Casey Brewton
2018-03-26T18:17:00+0000
I have been trying to check this place out for a while. Friends came in from NY so perfect excuse! I was very impressed as well as proud to have found such a great place to introduce them to. The food was spot on and the service impeccable. Thanks Rachel for a great first experience. We will be back soon!
Mickey Hickey
Mickey Hickey
2018-03-26T01:22:21+0000
So I just left the restaurant with my wife and kids as we are headed back to Pennsylvania from Orlando. I ordered the shrimp and crab fettuccine and my wife ordered the fish tacos with the Shee Crab soup as an appetizer.I thought all the food was very fresh except for the bread on the side of my meal. My kids all ordered kids meals which look very fresh again especially the macaroni cheese and the credible green beans.The fried shrimp also look good for my other daughter. The macaroni and cheese is not Orange so if your child like craft do not order it.The french fries looked very Exquisite and definitely better than your average french fry. My wife did not like the soup as it was very Pasty.The final bill came to almost $100 which scene overpriced. $10 for a average sangria and $10 for 2 bottles of beer with no beers on tap.I give the place a 4.0 and my wife gives it a 2.5. It is a nice small restaurant that seems to cater to the bar. I did not know I was in the restaurant when I first walked in as it only looks like a bar and a small room.I thought the food all look very fresh and I would come again. Considering the surrounding area I was very impressed with the quality of food and the crowd. I would recommend visiting if you're looking for a nice place in the middle of nowhere
Jeffrey Russell
Jeffrey Russell
2018-03-17T22:05:11+0000
Wow! Yummy! Great little spot. The redfish was awesome with a delicious sauce. Calamari was delicious! Server wonderful. Food came out quickly and beautiful. Highly recommended.
Kelly Earles Arteaga
Kelly Earles Arteaga
2018-02-23T00:11:39+0000
Went here last night for dinner for the first time...the food was amazing!!!! The wait staff was excellent and it was such a great atmosphere. We will be coming back here again!!
Elizabeth Todd
Elizabeth Todd
2018-02-05T01:20:49+0000
Was very happy with every aspect of our meal. The food, service, atmosphere, and value were all top notch. I’d definitely return and recommend highly you give this place a try!
Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts
2018-01-27T22:48:49+0000
Chrissy, Haley and Hayden are a fabulous Sunday Funday crew! Food is fabulous and service great and entertaining... or maybe we were the entertainment... thanks Kirk for Castaways, cannot wait for buckets of oysters!
Deborah Murray Heddendorf
Deborah Murray Heddendorf
2017-11-26T18:58:04+0000
I rarely review restaurants and really only care about the quality of the food, not so much the service or ambiance, so I have nothing to say about that. Hands down, Castaways has some of the BEST food I have ever eaten. My absolute favorite is the Tybee Tuna - the tuna, the sauces, the mashed potatoes! - it's a heaven in your mouth experience. I tend to order the same thing over and over, but can say the fish tacos are excellent (the sauce!) and so was the flounder I had once. Wonderful value for the price, too!
Kelli Hodges Mills
Kelli Hodges Mills
2017-09-08T21:12:53+0000
Kirk Blaine, chef at Castaways, catered a party for me. The food was exquisitely delicious and eloquently displayed. His staff was very curtious and efficient. The fish tacos, salmon and ahi were so fresh and tasty as were the sense heightening condiments. One of my appetizer favorites was his seafood and veggie Thai dumplings. Ummm Bop were they good! His display and variety of the charcuterie station still makes me sooo happy. I could go on an on. Kirk, his staff, and his creative, fresh, and delicious food made my party everything I wanted it to be. Thank you Kirk!
Sue Cole
Sue Cole
2017-09-08T20:52:10+0000
Very pleased with the service and meal. The Blackened Redfish was unbelievable! Their menu has a variety of creative seafood dishes and not just a bunch of fried foods. I didn't catch the servers name but he should start a training program. Super nice guy and worked the entire dining room without a glitch.
Rhonda Johnson Gordon
Rhonda Johnson Gordon
2017-08-24T11:50:50+0000
I'm a closet new Englander lo lo lol. But from Houston. � I was spoiled with lobster rolls when I visited Boston. Tried their lobster grilled cheese sandwich and it was omg so delicious and tasty for such a simple sandwich. The bartender was awesoms. I used to love in Savannah for seven years and I come now to visit. Glad my friend crystal took me here because I like trying things new. Thank u castaways.
Jennifer Okay
Jennifer Okay
2017-08-03T18:30:07+0000
Best calamari EVER! Castaways never disappoints. Staff is one of the friendliest in Savannah, food is fresh and flavorful and the music selection is THE bomb!
Lara Brown Eller
Lara Brown Eller
2017-06-26T21:09:25+0000
Food is awesome. Service was awesome too. The Grouper is my favorite. Best Grouper in Savannah Ga. I will definitely have to go back every weekendjust for there food.
Elaine Allgood Mims
Elaine Allgood Mims
2017-05-21T19:36:11+0000
Loved the indoor/outdoor seating. We sat in a two-seater along the wall and it was way too tight. People bumped our table on the way to the bathroom...Had to walk around a few tables just to get out the door. Our waiter was very sweet and attentive. Food was very good
Lori Head-Benson
Lori Head-Benson
2017-04-24T01:26:14+0000
After searching local eats multiple times, this place finally showed up on the search engine. LUCKY FOR US. The atmosphere was fun and young. The food was delicious. Kudos to the chef for his/her ingenious combinations as well as his/her impressive presentations.
Mark Rowley
Mark Rowley
2017-04-21T21:46:36+0000
Finally a place to eat seafood that is not always fried! Excellent atmosphere, super friendly and knowledgeable staff! A MUST visit in the Savannah area!
Annie Romo-De Alba
Annie Romo-De Alba
2017-03-26T18:00:10+0000
Absolutely fantastic! We had the scored flounder with chimmichuri sauce and mango pesto served with steak fries and green beans. The flounder was as big as my head so there was no room for dessert but they had a tiramisu that looked wonderful. Very reasonable prices and a great menu too. The location is in an alcove between stores in a strip mall so a little tricky to find but well worth the trouble.
Lynn Tuten Brantley
Lynn Tuten Brantley
2017-02-25T00:48:40+0000
Awesome staff and a diverse crowd. The shrimp app hit the spot. At first, it was a calm drinking and eating location for locals, even children mind you. However, once it got cold, bed times hit and the live music started, it was a whole different ballgame. It became a live bar with saturated tongues along with libation rituals. Adult game for adult life. Tons of laughter, sinning but with an upscale feel for respect. It was full of lizards with money but both the locals were young and old alike. Every one envied the glutton and were definitely able to accomplish the role that night. I have found my new spot.
Jesse Miller
Jesse Miller
2017-01-08T19:23:50+0000
I'm telling you...the Rasta Pasta was the truth!! Lots of shrimp and a mound of pasta dressed to the nines. My wife had the scored Flounder and my daughter had the Fried Fish sandwich. We all enjoyed our meals!! Hot, fresh, and each meal was presented with quality. And by the way, ask for Zach...he was our server and should be yours too! His service was top notch and he was extremely personable. Trust me when I say it...we will be back!!
Steven LuckyLuciano
Steven LuckyLuciano
2016-11-20T00:06:47+0000
I ordered the flounder and it was the best I have ever eaten. The service was excellant and very fast.. This was a class reunion, not mine... I crashed the party and was able to see lots of classmates.. I sat across from Richard Townes and talked to all the Bowens and Alice and Vic and Wanda Anderson and her husband, Judy Corvette, her husband and many Facebook friends..
Linda Myers Harn
Linda Myers Harn
2016-10-30T13:06:40+0000
We loved it. Our food and service was outstanding. :) I would say get over there and enjoy it for yourself. You'll be glad you did. :) Btw our server had blue highlights in the back. She was excellent. :)
Charles Sapp
Charles Sapp
2016-10-01T22:27:16+0000
We stop here about once a week. I try something different everytime. Everything has been delicious. We found this place by accident and im so glad we did. Staff are super friendly and attentive.
Jill Thomas
Jill Thomas
2016-09-25T21:20:03+0000
Went for dinner and had the BEST calamari!!! The service was great and the staff very friendly. A cool little casual dinner and place tucked away in Sandfly. Highly suggest the Chimichu mahi mahi as well as the lobster and scallop carbonara!! All delicious!
Casi Wilson Dees
Casi Wilson Dees
2016-06-12T22:52:49+0000
Went there tonight and it was packed! Great food and very cool place. I enjoyed the inside and outside seating and the fact that it was so open. They had football games on inside and outside which was nice. Food was delicious and I would expect nothing less from Chef Kirk Blaine. The only negative was that it was a bit slow. Our server was as nice as he could be but he was slammed. He was very apologetic and it was okay because we weren't in a hurry and the food was so good. We had shrimp tacos, fried shrimp and macadamia encrusted mahi mahi. We will definitely go back and encourage others to check it out as well.
Leigh Farrell Heimes
Leigh Farrell Heimes
2015-12-31T03:36:04+0000
Went there to try on a tuesday evening. Every table full. One waiter working his butt off! Ridiculous. Need more help if you want to make it here! Come on now!!!
Terry Reynhout
Terry Reynhout
2015-12-08T23:58:04+0000



About Us

RESTAURANT HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
AMBIANCE
Casual • In-Door Dining
Out-Door Dining
ADDITIONAL SERVICE
Carryout & Delivery Available
by WAITR.COM
BAR HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 10pm
$ PER PERSON
$10-$20 - Lunch
$15-$25 - Dinner
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Solo & Small Bands
Check Facebook For Schedule
CUISINE
Lunch & Dinner:
Serving Seafood, Salads, Wings, Sandwiches & Burgers
RESERVATIONS
Not Required
Walk Ins Welcome
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15% Off Your Food Check For 2 People

Chef Kirk Blaine, a Savannah native, was born with cooking and leadership in his blood. Son to local business owners, he was raised with a hard work ethic and determination to succeed against adversity and obstacles. Graduating from Benedictine Military School gave Chef Kirk the determination to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he completed his Bachelors in Hotel Restaurant Administration, with Culinary Management. In New York he gained worldly knowledge and influences from around the globe that shine brightly in his dishes. As Executive Chef of Driftaway Café, he honed his skills. After years of training he took on an adventurous project and conceived the Restaurant at Cohen’s Retreat. After passing Cohen’s Retreat on, he went to open The Howlin Hound, which is an All-American Casual Gourmet lunch and dinner restaurant featuring the greatest sandwiches, wraps, steaks and seafood. Soon thereafter he opened the Castaway in Sandfly, which is a sport fishing themed restaurant boasting a wide variety of the freshest catches of the Low Country. Chef Blaine has also recently opened the upscale Savannah River Room, which is a private reservable catering venue for events, and celebrations of all occasions. Chef Kirk also features full service catering for any size events from 20 to 2000, and has cooked in every venue in the Low Country.

Chef Blaine is still a family man, and always welcomes his wife Ashley, son William, and dogs Buddy & Nelson into the kitchen to spend countless hours together as a family. A very loyal staff supports Chef Kirk and is inspired by his passion for food, flavor, and fun! When not in the restaurant you may find Chef Kirk contributing to one of his favorite charitable organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Ronald McDonald House, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, Bethesda Academy, JEA, Forest City Gun Club, or his church, First Presbyterian on Washington Avenue. Chef Kirk continues to be a frontrunner in the Southern food scene in every category, and will continue to delight every guest that he encounters!


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For one chef, wild game is more than a meal - it's an art.

“I’m fed up with fine dining,” says Castaways’ head chef Kirk Blaine. “It’s so stuffy and critical.”

Seated in the corner of the restaurant he owns with business partners Heather Olmr and Jim Cole, Blaine wears a crisp apron and an age-worn visor, an apt intersection of classic and backcountry that’s just as unexpected as the food he serves.

Castaways is tucked away, almost out of sight, in a Skidaway Island shopping center between Fiore and Loc’s Chicken and Waffles. Everything about the restaurant is remarkably unassuming, from nautical wall murals and simple one-page menus to the lack of web presence.

The relaxed atmosphere is intentional, Blaine says.

"The place to
really wow the patrons
is in the dishes."

With a specials menu that commonly boasts items like camel, rattlesnake and alligator, that couldn’t be closer to the truth.

One of his favorite dishes to make is General Tso’s Dove, a meat that Blaine says tastes similar to duck. A red meat dish, it’s served medium-rare and is often accompanied by soba noodles, carrots and broccoli. “It’s really fun to play with it and match those authentic flavors,” he muses.

Most of his wild game comes from the farm at the Bethesda Academy, roughly a mile away, whose agricultural program is top-notch. Between farms, fields and wild game preserves at the historic orphanage-turned-boys’-school, the supply of quality, humanely raised ingredients is enough to keep Blaine creating inspired cuisine to his heart’s content.

“There’s absolutely nothing I can’t get my hands on,” says Blaine. “We’re packed full of ideas and we’re only limited by the amount of space we have to cook them in.”

Growing Options in Savannah’s Sandfly Neighborhood

Moving to Savannah once upon a time, it took me a while to realize that St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t the center of the universe here. I will never forget the first time I felt like I was standing in the middle of a whirlpool. We had been here two or three years at that point. We lived on the 8th floor, on the corner of Liberty and Drayton Streets. The parade was going on as I looked out from my balcony. To the left, I saw the parade moving North on Abercorn at Liberty. To the right, the parade was winding down at Liberty and Bull Streets. There were festive comings and goings. People everywhere in a very traditional see of green. The schools were closed, practically everyone I knew made plans to be downtown that morning. How could anything else be going on anywhere in Savannah? It wasn’t until a few years later that I came to learn that pretty much anywhere south of Victory Drive, St. Patrick’s Day is just another day that ends in ‘Y’, but it still is a nice boost in weekday revenue.

Restaurants outside of Savannah’s historic district typically take advantage of the ‘unofficial’ holiday and see larger than normal crowds once the parade is over. “We are blessed with brisk crowds pretty much every day.” says Robyn Quattlebaum, owner of Sandfly’s Driftaway Cafe. “On St. Patrick’s Day we generally see larger crowds at dinner than lunch because of the parade.” Last year, Driftaway had live music in the parking lot all afternoon and into the evening. They’ll do it again this year. It almost becomes a parade ‘after party’ once the Isle of Hope/Landings crowd leaves downtown and is looking for somewhere to continue the celebration perhaps a little closer to home.

The Sandfly neighborhood has a couple more spots to enjoy your evening after a morning and early afternoon awash in corned beef and cabbage. Castaways Sandfly is the relatively-speaking new spot in the area led by Chef Kirk Blaine, but the most anticipated opening is a few doors down at the brand new Tequila’s Town Mexican Restaurant. Which is now open.

When does nine months feel like forever? When you are waiting, trying to open a restaurant, of course. That’s how long the journey has been for everyone at Tequila’s Town, one of Savannah’s most popular Mexican restaurants, now with a 2nd location in Sandfly. “It felt like it took forever, but we are glad it’s over.” says Melody Rodriguez, who is part of the ownership group at the restaurant. Tequila’s Town original location is downtown on Whitaker Street. Shortly after they opened in 2013, they were drawing crowds. During busy times of the year, it’s not uncommon to expect a 45 minute wait for dinner. The food speaks for itself, but now they are accessible to more people in Savannah outside of downtown. “We are very excited to be part of the community here in Sandfly.” says Rodriguez.

The space (previously Sandfly Bar and Grill) was gutted. If you see the new space and the new kitchen you would never know what was there before. The new kitchen is huge “our kitchen staff is just loving that.” she says “and the dining room is equally as spacious. “We listened to our guests and customers.” Rodriguez tells me “We wanted to do whatever we could to make this new space as comfortable for everyone. As a result, our bar area is spacious and separated from our dining room by a wall.” she adds. “We wanted the bar to be simplistic and clean in its style.” They’ve succeeded in that regard.

The entire space is very nice, if not a bit boxy. It is, after all, a space in a strip mall. That’s hardly a deterrent, though. The most important thing is what is coming out of the kitchen. Which this area has embraced. “We are going to do a few different things on our menu now that we have the space to do it here.” Rodriguez says. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Tequila’s Town downtown, it would be a good idea to pay them a visit in Sandfly if that is closer to your neighborhood. Very very good Mexican food. Great variety and great cocktails. In fact, Tequila’s Town won our 2014 Foodie Award for Best Mexican.

Obviously, Sandfly isn’t the only neighborhood in Savannah that will begin to buzz within a couple of hours of the end of the parade downtown. I suspect 5 Spot in Habersham Village, Lili’s on Wilmington Island or Tubby’s in Thunderbolt or The Wyld Dock Bar will all get busier and busier as the afternoon and evening roll on. It is, after all, a holiday for a good number of us. Yes, even those that choose to stay home and watch on television, with a fresh iced tea in their hand. If, however, you choose to head out and ride the wave of green? There are too many good options not to find a place to eat it and like it.

See you on TV,
Jesse


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