Editors' pick

Tim's Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse

American, Crabs, Seafood
$$$$ ($15-$24)

Editorial Review

Relax in Adirondack chairs on the beach or wiggle your toes in the sand beneath your waterside table.

Early afternoons draw families and conversationalists, while a high-spirited crowd descends on weekend evenings and holidays.

Get a jump on the celebration at the "Not on the 4th" fireworks, held on June 26; or join the party-hardy crowd during AquaPalooza, the on-water, all-day boating party July 24. Boaters often arrive days early to get a good spot. Registration necessary.

Notable: Step indoors to see the bow of a 1964, 38-foot Pacemaker that forms the bar, or the humorous nautically oriented art carved on the wooden floors. Also, check out Tim's II farther south at Fairview Beach.

--Ann Cameron Siegal, June 2010

Tie up at the 400-foot dock or anchor offshore and ride the free water taxi during business hours. Overnighters welcome.

--Ann Cameron Siegal, June 2010