The annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is a quintessentially Southern, one-of-a-kind tradition celebrating one of Georgia’s most-beloved dishes: shrimp and grits. In 2016, we raised the bar, and took the cooking competition state-wide. Chefs from top restaurants around the state battled it out in a professional cooking competition for the title of “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits.”
The Georgia’s Best tradition will continue again for 2017. Check back soon for details and to vote for your favorite shrimp & grits.
Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits
Congratulations to the 2016 professional cooking competition winners – you truly are Georgia’s Best!
1st Place: West Egg Cafe
As winner of the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival’s professional cooking competition, West Egg Cafe was the recipient of $2,000 cash, bragging rights of Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits, and had the opportunity to cook their winning dish for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
2nd Place: The National
3rd Place: Blackwater Grill