The Captain Morse House

Where To Eat

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Fresh seafood.  It is synonymous with any visit to Coastal Georgia.

You can’t get any fresher seafood than in St. Marys.  Literally, it is caught in our waters, cleaned at Lang’s Marina then cooked up for you at Lang’s Seafood, one block down from us on the riverfront.  Fried shrimp is the specialty.

We also love the Riverside Cafe, also on Front Street.  A Greek restaurant (with awesome Mousaka,) it has a large menu with a little bit of everything; all of it great! Fresh seafood, also. And their desserts . . . OMG.

Pauly’s, which is two doors down from us, is always written up as one of the best restaurants in Georgia.  An Italian restaurant, but also amazing for seafood.  I love the shrimp salad there; it is in a vinaigrette dressing, so really different and yummy.  And their homemade potato salad is phenomenal.

Want breakfast? Try the Cedar Oak Cafe.  Two blocks west on Osborne, in the local art gallery.  Great coffees and a large variety of breakfast and lunch items.

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Kings Bay Naval Base

Kings Bay Naval Base, for those who are not familiar, is located 10 minutes west of St. Marys. The Submarine Base is the U.S. Atlantic Fleet‘s home port for U.S. Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines armed with Trident missile nuclear weapons.  

St. Marys’ appreciation and support of the men and women who serve our nation is evident around town.  When we first came to St. Marys, we noticed that most downtown shops have a sign in their windows, “EDICCIMAD.”  To save you the time of an inquiry, this means “Every Day in Camden County is Military Appreciation Day.”  In most cases, those displaying this sign will offer a military discount.  As retired Air Force, just seeing those signs makes us feel a little warmer inside.

If you are a military member with proper ID, you can take advantage of the Commissary and other base features, such as a beautiful swimming pool and playground.  On any of our longer visits, we do our grocery shopping there.  

Many of our guests each year are the families of military members, attending a ceremony or coming to visit their loved ones stationed in Kings Bay.  As retired military, those groups are “our family” too, and we love the thought of sharing our home with them.


Advantages of the Captain Morse House

Consider renting the Captain Morse House for your visiting relatives.  

  • With four bedrooms, it is more economical than individual hotel rooms. 

  • Your family members have a gathering place (that’s not your house!)

  • With so much to do in downtown St. Marys, visiting guests will enjoy every minute of their stay.