If for any reason you find yourself driving on I-95 in the vicinity of Savannah—and you need an oyster fix—get off at exit 109 and make a beeline for Island Grill. (722 Hwy 21, Port Wentworth)
I stumbled in one eve, on my recent drive from Boston to Miami, and was thrilled to find all manner of seafood on the menu: crab soup, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, and grilled shrimp with grits. Settling into a booth with pal Sterling in tow, I asked all kinds of annoying questions for our nice waitron, Gabby, who scurried off to the kitchen for the answers.
When she returned, I had another. “Where are the oysters from?”
“Apalachicola,” she answered without hesitating. She then smiled, adding, “Bet you thought I couldn’t answer that one.”
Got me there.