If you ever have a day off, need to get out of Brunswick for a few hours, or are tired of the scene on St. Simon’s Island – I have the perfect place for you to go, The “Rah” Bar on Jekyll Island. During the day it is known as “Cafe on the Wharf” and turns into the “Rah” Bar at night.
Located on the Jekyll Wharf, the Rah Bar serves fresh oysters (raw or steamed), mudpuppies (crawfish), Wild Georgia Shrimp, and Dungeness crab legs- as well as low country boils, BBQ sandwiches, and Dangerous Dawgs. Sides include potato chips, sausages, red potatoes, and sweet corn.
I’ve eaten shrimp and crab legs in many different cities: Memphis, New Orleans, Malibu, Charleston, and Savannah, just to name a few, but none compare to the steamed shrimp and crab legs prepared at the Rah Bar. The Wild Georgia Shrimp that are brought in daily from the shrimp boats docked on the pier, and the crab legs are beautiful large Dungeness crabs, not Snow Crab legs. They are steamed perfectly and sprinkled with the Rah Bar’s secret blend of spices. They are absolutely delicious. People come to the Rah Bar every year just to have their fresh seafood, and the plates are accompanied with cocktail sauce, a spicy hot butter sauce, and fresh cut lemons.
Aside from the spectacular service and atmosphere, the sunset is absolutely divine. On most days of the week, this is the sunset you would set eyes on while eating a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp and delighting yourself in one of the Rah Bar’s specialty drinks, the “Rah” Rum Smash (I challenge you to try it before you know what’s in it).
The Rah Bar also just started a great Happy Hour! Monday through Friday, 4pm-6pm, it’s $2 domestic beer, $3 glasses of house wine, $4 well cocktails, and $10 for a bucket of beer (6 domestics)! Not to mention Thursday – Sunday they have live music on the pier. It really is the perfect place to enjoy life to its fullest.
So come have a “Rah” Bar Margarita, snack on some shrimp, get lost in paradise, and prove that I’m wrong!