Looking for the best restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, this list is for you. Enjoy!
Because of the beautiful Spanish moss squares, haunted history, fancy walk-ups, and emerging food scene, it’s no wonder people flock to Savannah, Georgia. Don’t forget about the local open container law, which redefines dining and drinking in the city. Savannah is experiencing a culinary revolution, as it combines traditional with nouveau Southern food, merging the past with the present in its atmosphere and experience. Take a look at the Lowcountry’s take on modern cuisine, and find out why this city has become a must-see destination in the American South. Here are some of Savannah’s best restaurants.
Olde Pink House Restaurant
With its immense columns and pink hues, the Old Pink House is distinctly Southern, and it sits on the edge of a charming square. A restaurant like this begs anyone who visits Savannah for the first time to be photographed. Private dining rooms within the restaurant hold quiet, candlelit, soft-spoken diners. Planters Tavern-with candlelight and live music emanating from the piano as it leads the way feels like a step back in time. View their menu and make reservations!
The Collins Quarter
On the corner of Bull and Oglethorpe in the city’s heart, Collins Quarter has exposed brick on the inside and a modern bar along the sides. The restaurant’s all-day brunch, which serves eggs, Benedicts, and Bloody Marys until 3 pm, is extremely popular. Owners with an Australian background prepare the menu with Southern flare. In addition to avocado toast, brunch offers more inventive dishes such as short rib hash. View their menu and make reservations!
Vic’s on the River
Vic’s is an elegant Savannah landmark that sits above the Savannah River. The restaurant is always a pleasant place to spend an evening with large windows and live piano music every night. Traditional Southern food is featured on the menu, such as fried green tomatoes and crispy flounder. Its elegant, ready-to-serve staff have Southern hospitality down pat. Your server will suggest wine pairings and recommend desserts, all while timing your meal perfectly. View their menu and make reservations!
Cotton & Rye
The Cotton & Rye is a contemporary American restaurant located in a former bank where you can still see the safe door. One of the first restaurants to open outside the posh historic district in an up-and-coming neighborhood. With a menu that elevates classic Southern dishes in new ways, the restaurant bakes its bread, grinds its meat, and pairs wines with all of it. Order the stuffed Carolina trout to see that elevation in action. View their menu and make reservations!
The Grey is one of Savannah’s best-known restaurants. You can still see remnants of the Greyhound bus station that used to be here, for example, a neon sign that adds some Art Deco flair. Chef Mashama Bailey celebrates her Georgia roots with dishes like turnip bisque, collards, and quail. If you can’t get a reservation-they’re sold out. The bar’s often burger is a little-known gem that’s (almost) worth skipping dinner. View their menu and make reservations!
In Savannah’s most haunted houses, Husk Savannah’s dining room and bar are perched on the second floor. But fine dining prevails despite the ghoulish digs. Chef Christopher Hathcock interprets Southern classics using locally sourced ingredients, which results in an exciting, ever-changing seasonal menu. Additionally, the service is carefully timed-courses appear quickly without feeling hurried. View their menu and make reservations!
Flock to the Wok
Flock to the Wok on Whitaker Street in the heart of Savannah’s historic district is a new concept from Savannah’s restaurant veterans Ele and the Chef. A birdcage commands attention in the dining room, while a bar top overlooks the open kitchen. Outsiders who have had their fill of southern cuisine will appreciate the menu that draws influences from Asia, including edamame gyoza, pork dumplings, and drunken noodles. View their menu and decide which dish you would like to try.
The Original Crab Shack
The Original Crab Shack is located on the backside of Tybee, but don’t let appearances fool you. You may walk past the alligator viewing area on your way to the restaurant, where tiki vibes and water views set the scene for a low country boil. View their menu and make reservations!
We are happy to welcome you to Sandfly BBQ’s new Downtown location. This quaint follow-up to the original Sandfly BBQ, located near the Isle of Hope, seats around 50 people and serves all your favorite meaty dishes, including Brunswick stew and pork of all kinds. Memphis-style ‘cue with a Southern twist has swept Savannah, and no one does it better than Sandfly. View their menu and see if BBQ is going to be your favorite place to dine!
Stay for the atmosphere; come for the tasting menu. Noble Fare lives in a nondescript brick building with dramatic red drapes and is intimate and off the beaten path. Pat and Jenny McNamara turn local ingredients into a menu that might include duck or filet mignon, for example. They offer a seven-course tasting menu with pairings. The servers here are attentive and eager to please for food, wine, and hospitality. View their menu and make reservations!
The Green Truck Pub
The Green Truck Pub is a Savannah favorite with a 1965 Chevy Truck outside. Local ingredients and good beer drive the menu here, featuring standout beef and veggie burgers, fries, and other pub favorites. The drinks arrive quickly, and the bartenders are great conversationalists, contributing to the laid-back atmosphere. What more could you ask for? View their menu!
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
Put on your stretchy pants for a meal at one of Savannah’s oldest restaurants. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is known for its classic Southern cuisine and hospitality. With a family-style set menu that includes butter beans, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and fried chicken, the restaurant is housed in a boarding house that accommodates guests. There is no alcohol (although there is sweet tea), and there is just one menu, one price, and cash only. Visit Mrs. Wilkes’s Website to learn more! If you planning on dining here you will need cash, no credit cards accepted!
Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant
You’re in Cuba on the Savannah River at Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, a colorful, brightly lit restaurant with live Cuban-influenced jazz the moment you enter. You can order dishes like Lechon Asado, ropa vieja, and milanesa de Pollo, which rice, beans, and plantains can accompany. Drink a Mojito, Cubre Libre, or red or white sangria after dinner. While not strictly Cuban, the paella should also be on your table.
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