Category Archives: Eulonia GA

Altman’s Restaurant, Eulonia

Altman’s is one of my favorite restaurants in McIntosh County and whether you’re a local or a first time visitor, you’ll feel equally welcome. Their specialty, of course, is local shrimp, but in addition to other local seafood specialties, they have some of the best fried chicken around.

That tide clock in the background isn’t for decoration; the men who bring in the shrimp eat here. That’s always a good sign.

The daily buffet is small but always has something for everyone. Their shrimp and brown gravy heaped over rice (below) may be an acquired taste for some but it’s a local favorite.


Gable Front House, Eulonia

Sapelo River, Eulonia

Shrimp Shack, Eulonia

Some of the best fresh-off-the-boat shrimp on the coast can be found at the Shrimp Shack on US17 near the Sapelo River in Eulonia.They sell the shrimp heads on. It’s not a restaurant, but this family-owned business is known for their high quality Wild Georgia Shrimp and they’ve been in business for over 20 years. They use a price sign similar to one you’d see at a gas station, and if the open sign is on, they’re open. When they run out of shrimp they close. Simple and perfect.

Townsend House, Circa 1905, Eulonia

Eulonia GA McIntosh Manor Bed and Breakfast US 17 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2015

Originally built as a boarding house, this fine old home on US 17 now serves as a bed and breakfast known as McIntosh Manor.

Abandoned House, Eulonia

The shot below was made through the shade of an ancient oak, which I imagine was the center of life in this yard. Many houses like this are being exposed by land clearing on the inner coast and offer a glimpse into a bygone era.

As of 2021, this structure is no longer standing.

Eulonia Lodge, 1910, McIntosh County

Similar in style to African-American schoolhouses still extant in the region, this small lodge hall was the home of a fraternal organization. Preservation or stabilization is needed immediately.