My Favorite Savannah Restaurants

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One of the best parts of visiting the beautiful City of Savannah, is the food. There are so many places that you can visit during a stay, that it's hard to decide. Hopefully, the below list will help provide you a starting place of what's out there. I hope you enjoy!

For Family

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
Mrs. Wilkes is a great option for some home-style Southern cooking, open daily for lunch. It's located in the historic district, a few blocks from Forsyth Park. The laid back dining room provides communal seating on a first come, first serve basis. The meal is served family style and features fried chicken, beef stew, mac and cheese, butter beans, okra, and mashed potatoes to name a few. Bring cash, as credit cards are not accepted.

Vic's On The River
Vic's on the River offers elegant southern cuisine in this upscale family-friendly establishment. The restaurant is located on River Street, so it's very accessible from the walkable riverfront. You can start your meal with char grilled octopus or fried green tomatoes, then for the main course, try southern fried chicken, clams and linguini or a farm-raised burger. For the youngsters, they have options such as burgers and chicken nuggets.

the Pirates' House
Located a block or two away from River Street is the historic Pirates' House. The inn, first opened in 1753, was a spot visited by pirates and sailors. The house was abandoned for years, but then restored for the first time in 1945. Today, you can bring the family and enjoy pirate-themed dining. Here you can order shrimp and grits, honey pecan fried chicken and slow cooked baby back ribs. The kids menu includes ribs, chicken fingers, burgers, pasta and more.

Flying Monk Noodle Bar
If you're on the hunt for Asian noodles or Pho, you should stop into Flying Monk Noodle Bar. Centrally located a few blocks from the river, Flying Monk is a casual, yet hip, place to grab some noodles. Here you'll enjoy flavors from different countries including Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea, and more. Dishes include: Five Spice BBQ Pork Plate (Laos), Korean Red Spicy Noodles, Tao Dumpling Soup (Cantonese), and Ramen.

Savannah Seafood Shack
Savannah Seafood Shack is a wonderful family option in Savannah's historic district. I love seafood boils, especially one that can be delivered to the house I'm staying at! The boil they offer comes with corn on the cob, sausage, shrimp, and potatoes. They offer a ton of different options other than boils. You could get fried or steamed seafood, po' boys, crab cakes and more. If you're in the mood for a beer, they have great options on tap.

Aqua Star
This seafood forward eatery is located across the Savannah River, in the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort. From here you can take in views of the whole city, something that is definitely a unique experience.

 

Fine Dining

Elizabeth On 37th
Elizabeth On 37th is a fine dining establishment set in a mansion. The restaurant focuses on Southern Coastal cuisine and uses local ingredients. You have the option of a 7 course tasting menu or you can order from an a al carte menu. Menu items include dishes like: Baked Creamy Sage grits, roasted vegetable hash and Coastal grouper celeste.

Collins Quarters
Located near Wright square, about a five minute walk from the riverfront, this upscale spot serves Australian fare. The restaurant, designed to resemble Collins street in Melbourne, is open for brunch and dinner (no dinner on Monday and Tuesday), or, from hours 6:30AM to 10PM. The dinner menu includes dishes like Aussie lamb shanks and shepherd's pie.

Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House restaurant is Savannah's most famous restaurant. Located in the historic district of the city, in an old colonial house, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a date night. The menu includes dishes like crispy-scored flounder with apricot shallot sauce, crispy fried lobster tails with sweet chili dijon and bacon cheddar burger.

Alligator Soul Restaurant
Once a basement of a grain warehouse, Alligator Soul restaurant is a perfect intimate setting for a special occasion. The menu includes items like local catch, pheasant, or an exotic specialties (such as elk, antelope, ostrich, etc.)

Noble Fare
Noble Fare is a classy and sophisticated dining experience located in the historic district. The elegantly decorated restaurant holds up to 50 diners, which creates a quieter, more cozy environment to a special meal. You can expect to see meals such as Vindaloo Chicken, Filet Mignon, and Diver Scallops.

 

For a Unique Experience

Savannah Riverboat
Hop aboard the Savannah riverboat to enjoy a memorable experience the whole family will talk about for years to come. The dinner cruise lasts two hours and slowly travels down the river and back. You'll be treated to meals like shrimp and grits, chicken with lemon and artichoke, fresh catch of the day and much more. The meal choices are amazing! The cruise will have live entertainment that you can dance to, or you can relax on the top deck to take in the views.

 

For a Good View

Rocks on the Roof
If you're looking for a place to take in some spectacular views of the area, you have to go to Rocks on the Roof. The restaurant is atop of the Bohemian Hotel, located along the Savannah River, providing views of the river and Talmadge Bridge. Grab a seat next to a fire pit in the outdoor eating space and enjoy the tapas-style food. Menu items include: chicken and waffle tacos, steak and bleu flatbread, Bohemian sliders, and jumbo lump crab cakes.

Top Deck
Located above the Cotton Sail Hotel in the historic district, the views you'll be treated to are exceptional. You can watch the large boats sail under the Talmadge Bridge along the Savannah River, or watch people move around on historic Bay Street. The large deck provides a wonderful place to gather for drinks and food. The menu includes meals such as: chili-oil seared salmon, tacos on flour tortillas and smoked pulled pork (or beef pot roast) sliders.

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