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Brunswick, Georgia

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The mainland entry point to the Golden Isles, Brunswick directly overlooks the saltwater marshes and the Atlantic ocean. Historic Downtown Brunswick was originally laid out by General James Oglethorpe over 240 years ago, and features magnificent Victorian architecture and colonial buildings preserved and restored with pride. You'll find the Old Town has plenty to offer visitors and locals alike, with lively shops, galleries, restaurants, and theaters that provide a truly unique experience day or night. Don't miss the infamous Ritz Theatre, built in 1899, and the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, which dates to the early 1800s. You'll want to be sure to try our world-famous Brunswick Stew while you're in town, or if you're looking to take a little Brunswick hospitality home with you, we've shared our exclusive Brunswick Stew recipe here on our site for you to enjoy.



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Port of Brunswick, Georgia Welcome to Brunswick!

The Port of Brunswick is one of the busiest ports on the Atlantic Coast, and is the 6th busiest automobile port in the United States. Leading auto manufacturers including Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes, Mitsubishi and Volvo import their vehicles through the Port of Brunswick. Other imported items include wood pulp and paper products, heavy machinery, and more.

Brunswick's Shrimping and Seafood Industry is the heart of Georgia's shrimping industry, and was once known as "The Shrimp Capital of the World." Wild Georgia shrimp are plentiful in the local coastal marshes and estuaries, and are renowned for their large size and delicious taste, making them a favorite with local chefs as well as restaurants around the globe. The Georgia Shrimp Association is a non-profit organization that works to promote the area's trademark shrimp.

College of Coastal Georgia is a state college of the University System of Georgia. Located in Brunswick, the college recently expanded to a four-year program and offers a wide variety of academic and athletic programs. The college is expected to include more than 6,000 students by 2020.

Home of Brunswick Stew, the world-famous delightful soup made from local seafood and fresh ingredients. The Brunswick Stewbilee celebrates this favorite every October, featuring a Brunswick Stew cook-off where the culinary skills and secret recipes of dozens of amateur and professional chefs compete for the coveted title of "Brunswick Stewmaster." Click here for our Famous Brunswick Stew recipe.

Historic Brunswick Restaurants
Arte Pizza
1518 Newcastle St.
912.265.7878
Basil Thai & Sushi
1401 Newcastle St.
912.342.7625
Bottom Feeders
2027 Stacy St.
912.267.5959
Daddy Cate's
302 Gloucester St.
912.264.9363
Fox's Pizza
1435 Newcastle St.
912.265.4490
Hungry Hannah's
606 Gloucester St.
912.265.8108
Indigo Coastal Shanty
1402 Reynolds St.
912.265.2007
Marshside Grill
Highway 17, 1200 Glynn Ave.
912.342.7981
Tipsy McSway's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
1414 Newcastle St.
912.267.9991
Historic Sites of Brunswick
Brunswick Historic City Hall
1229 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA 31520
brunswickgeorgia.net
912.265.4032

Originally built in 1889, Old City Hall completed its full restoration in 2004. This historic building is open to the public and serves as a part-time city courthouse and a venue for wedding receptions, class reunions, and family gatherings.
Ritz Theatre Brunswick, Georgia The Ritz Theatre
1530 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA 31520
goldenislesarts.org
912.262.6934

Built in 1899, the Ritz Theatre recently completed a full restoration and serves as a theatre and arts center featuring year-round live performances, films, exhibits, education programs and more.
Court House

Originally built in 1884, the Court House was rebuilt in 1907 after a devastating hurricane damaged the building in 1896.
Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Bay & Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
912.262.6934

A wonderful place to watch the sunset across the river, featuring a memorial to Liberty Ships constructed during World War II. Also features public performances on its outdoor staged pavillion.
Newcastle Street
Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA 31520

Located at the west end of downtown, Newcastle Street serves as the primary shopping and dining area in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Featuring many old buildings and historic architecture, including Old City Hall and the Ritz Theatre.
Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation Brunswick, Georgia Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17 North
Brunswick, GA 31525
912.264.7333
Open Wed - Sat 9am - 5pm

In the early 1800s, William Brailsford carved a rice plantation from the marshes along the Altamaha River. The last family heir left the plantation and the antebellum home to the state of Georgia in 1973. Facilities include a guided house tour, museum and film, nature trail, and gift shop.
Brunswick Tours
Southeast Adventures Kayak Tours
912.638.6732
The Blue Dolphin Eco Tour
912.230.4018
Historic Downtown Brunswick Tour
912.280.0023
Lady Jane Shrimpin' Cruise
912.265.5711
Golfing in Brunswick
Coastal Pines Golf Club

Designed by Mark Bennett and opened for play in 2001, with 6800+ yards of picturesque scenery near Georgia's coast.
Heritage Oaks Golf Club

On beautiful Oak Grove Island, featuring meticulous fairways and greens with panoramic marsh views and tree-lined fairways. Tucked beneath majestic oaks, this newly renovated course is suitable for all levels of golfer.
Brunswick Country Club (private)
912.264.4377
Historic Brunswick Driving Tour

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Blythe Island Regional Park
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St. Simons Island Fishing Charters
St. Simons is a Fisherman's Paradise
The Golden Isles of Georgia offers a vast coastal ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean is unspoiled, healthy, and brimming with fish of all types. The Pier located in the aptly named Pier Village provides an excellent spot for crabbing, casting a line, or sitting back and watching the action. For those who seek the excitement and challenge of deep sea and offshore angling, there are a number of fishing charters and skilled captains who can help you navigate coastal Georgia's vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, and the expansive Atlantic ocean.

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Restaurants and Dining in St. Simons
There's no shortage of great places to eat in St. Simons, whether you prefer fresh, local seafood and our infamous Wild Georgia shrimp, fine dining or more intimate cafes and eclectic bistros, pizza, American cuisine or a variety of Mexican, Italian and Asian restaurants to choose from.

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Brunswick Stew
Famous Brunswick Stew Recipe
Makes (1) gallon. Serve with barbeque or seafood (boiled or fried shrimp, oysters, crabs) from local waters.

(1) 3-lb. chicken, 1 lb. lean beef, 1 lb lean pork, 3 medium onions, chopped. Place meat in a large, heavy pot. Season with salt, pepper. Add onions and cover with water. Cook until meat falls from bones (several hours). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Tear meat into shreds and return to stock.

Add 4 cans (16 oz.) tomatoes, 5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1.5 bottles (14 oz.) ketchup, 1 tablespoon Tobasco, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 stick butter. Cook one hour, occasionally stirring to prevent sticking.

Add 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 cans (16 oz.) small limas or butter beans, 2 cans (16 oz.) cream-style corn, 1 can (15 oz.) small English peas, 3 small diced Irish potatoes, 1 box frozen, sliced okra.

Cook slowly until thick. Pop a cold one, and enjoy!



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