i'm interested in really out-of-the-way shacks or good ethnic food within, say, a 45 to 60 minute drive from st. simons. my family has been vacationing on the georgia coast forever and i'm pretty tired of eating at the usual suspects. i think i've covered the standard list, from chelsea's, the red barn, alfonso's, jmacs, cj's, jic, k&p, crab trap/daddy's, frederica house, everywhere in the marina, redfern, and the village, as far afield as the buccaneer, archie's (rip), and fancier new-comers like cargo and christies, but haven't done any real exploring.
i've been reading old posts and am excited about recs (a lot of good ones from beteez) like shrimp at b&j's, porkchop sandwich at willie's weenee wagon, nicks for fried chicken, and twin oaks for bbq. is mudcat charlie's worth a visit? i know my dad grew up going to the two-way fish camp, but i've never been. i also read about a place called gary lee's in a small grocery store on hwy 82/84 that supposedly has a good bbq sandwich. someone else recommended little siagon, a vietnamese restaurant off altama ave.
i would love to find a bare-bones mexican place (not the kind where you can get white cheese dip and a number 6 combination plate, though i do love those places) serving shrimp or fish on corn tortillas with some fresh cilantro, lime, etc. on a paper plate.