If you spend any time on Savannah's creeks and rivers, you will shortly see Mr. Steve Martin and his floating food truck, "The Burger Boat." With a long history of working in food service, Steve dreamed of opening a water-based burger-joint for 6 years, scheming and saving and winding his way through the labyrinth of permitting. "Well, we can't issue you a permit to sell food because you will be on a boat and no one has ever done that before and we aren't quite sure how to deal with you." But Steve was persistent, and polite, and asked for help and advice from the boating world. He credits Billy Gartside, owner of Waterline Up (click here to see the coolest promo video ever, showcasing Billy's business and our watery world) with giving him great advice and introducing him to the right people - namely Bubba Strickland at Hogan's Marina, and Brian Fritts at Island Outboards in Thunderbolt. Steve credits these two introductions with being instrumental in his successful "launch" of a bold new business idea.
|The Burger Boat cruises Savannah's rivers and creeks and offers a fun eating experience with the best view available - the one from your boat or dock!|
I waved, he dropped anchor, and we moored alongside. Easy. Then we had fun ordering, sharing stories, laughing, and enjoying really good hamburgers hot off the grill. It was fun because it was so different, but the quality and taste of the food were as good as that from any land-based burger place I have ever been to. In fact, Steve's operation is top-notch, and his culinary skills are displayed in a fully-inspected and serviceable kitchen. On a boat!
|How many restaurants can boast perfect inspections from both Georgia AND South Carolina? The Burger Boat can!|
|Perhaps the best view from any kitchen anywhere!|
You can find out where Steve and the Burger Boat will be by calling. He answers the phone!
Or you can visit the Burger Boat page on Facebook. Have fun out there and take care...
|Prices and selections as of May 2019 - subject to change|