Sam Burnham, Curator
Something about being on the coast stirs the craving for fresh seafood. Walking along the waterfront, seeing boats gently rocking in the tide, that fresh breeze coming in off the water, all of it.
We got a lot of recommendations of places to eat in the St. Marys area but one name seemed to come up every single time. It was a pleasant walk from the house so we strolled down to Lang’s to see what the buzz was about.
”Probably the best fried shrimp I’ve ever eaten.” That’s how Leigha describes it. The shrimp is pretty consistent. Fried, broiled, and blackened were all delicious. And if you’re gonna do shrimp on the Georgia Coast, that’s how it should be.
Somewhere down inside me is a savage that is not above throwing an afterthought hush puppy across the room. Too often someone puts hush puppies on a plate just because there’s seafood on it. It seems like the right thing to do so the do it. But they don’t do it right. Lang’s takes the time to make a good hush puppy. It’s intentional, as it should be. It’s not a garnish, it’s part of the meal.
Throw in a local beer or wine and you have a delightful meal.
The location gives you excellent options for an after dinner stroll. The restaurant has a pier just out the back door. The riverfront park is just next door. Take a walk to see the sunset on the water and let your food settle.
You’ll get several recommendations for places to eat in St. Marys. Regardless of where else you go, make Lang’s Marina one of your stops.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire