There's no better take on southern tradition that indulging in a decadent shrimp & grits dish on the patio of a local restaurant. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and brunch), this classic graces the menus of local Augusta restaurants during the summer months and holds a special place in our hearts and our taste buds. We've complied a list of our favorite spots to order this southern delight. 

Edgar's Grille: This local hotspot is featuring a spin on the classic with their Shellfish & Grits menu item. Follow them on Instagram (@edgarsgrille) for more mouth-watering treats like their pan-seared salmon or their fish tacos. 

Frog & the Hen: If you're a fan of Carolina Adluh Grits with a little bacon, tomato, bell pepper and wild caught shrimp then make your way to Frog & the Hen for their Carolina-inspired classic. Follow them on Instagram (@frogandthehen) for menu details and just drool-worthy inspo. 

ProTip: Use the hashtag #loveaugusta when showcasing your favorite grits dish on social media. 

Shrimp Without the Grits 

Abel Brown Southern Kitchen: If you're just in a shellfish mood, you MUST try the pickled shrimp cocktail at Abel Brown located in Surrey Center. Order online today by calling 706-738-6491. 

Craft & Vine: Big on the shrimp but not the grits? We have a spot & a menu for you. Swing through a downtown Augusta favorite and order the low country shrimp in a vegetable medley. 

Bonus - Divino's Ristorante: Swing by this adorable North Augusta restaurant for a fresh shrimp appetizer, pan seared with dry tomatoes, garlic, shallots and basil, served in an oven-baked portobello mushroom cap.