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Welcome to Eating in Savannah

When traveling, we prefer eating where the locals eat. We find this method the most reliable guide for matching what we desire, in ambiance and cuisine, with where we go. As Savannah locals, ones who have experienced all levels of dining throughout the U.S. and abroad, it is with pleasure we share our favorite Savannah restaurants with you. In this selective listing, you will find everything from a tucked-away eatery, featuring down-home cookin’, to outstanding seafood cuisine on Savannah’s famous River Street located in historic dwellings.Savannah restaurants boast delicious food for every mood. It’s true. The offerings are as varied as the cobblestones on River Street!

If you’re in Savannah, Georgia, you’re in one of the best spots in the Old South. It’s time you ate right too. Check out these ten awesome restaurants, and you’ll see what real cooking is all about

Restaurants

  • Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

    When President Obama was visiting Savannah, GA just a few years back, he ate at just one restaurant, and that was Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining House. This Jones Street establishment was his favorite restaurant here. It’s been making good home-cooking for several years. There are dishes of collard greens, butter beans,...

     
  • The Lady & Sons

    Paula Deen is one of the reasons that people come to Savannah, Georgia in the first place. Her downtown restaurant is usually packed. Many of the diners, most of them out-of-towners, go to the West Congress Street restaurant, and they taste all that good home cooking that’s always been featured...

     
  • Sandfly Bar-B-Q

    The Sandfly Bar-B-Q is located right in Sandfly, and it’s a historic neighborhood that’s right near the Isle of Hope that’s become a real hotspot for boutiques and restaurants, and this barbeque joint is one of the favorites among the locals. This cozy, casual eatery has some of the walls...

     
  • Circa 1875 Gastropub

    If you want the best French cuisine in Savannah, then you need to go on over to this little Parisian bistro that’s quite cozy. Come over to the adjacent gastropub that you can find right on Whitaker street as well. The gastropub is positioned right on the site of a...

     
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream

    You wouldn’t have a complete trip to Savannah if you didn’t visit Leopold’s Ice Cream. It’s the best and oldest ice cream parlor in the city. It was founded in 1919, and the Leopold brothers set it up, and they were immigrant brothers from Greece. The restaurant is currently run...

     
  • Toucan Café

    This restaurant is a beautiful oasis in the middle of an otherwise drab commercial district, and it’s been bringing in a steady crowd of tourists and locals for over a decade and a half too. There is some vibrant décor inside, and it’s got a toucan motif that beautifully accents...

     
  • Olde Pink House

    Olde Pink House is infamous for several ghosts haunting it, supposedly. It’s housed in an old mansion from the 18th century. It can be tempting to look out for these ghosts, but diners will be noticeably distracted by the quality of the cuisine firstly. They’ll love the cozy ambience and...

     
  • Elizabeth on 37th

    This is an award-winning, romantic restaurant that’s a locals’ favorite, and visitors love it too. It’s housed on an early 20th century, restored mansion in the Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood of Savannah, and it has a menu that’s influenced by the Southern style that incorporates produce and fresh, local seafood....

     
  • Back in the Day Bakery

    With a name like Back in the Day Bakery, you know it’s going to make some fine meals from the past. This is a little rustic bakery, and it’s situated right in the Starland District area, but it’s gotten national attention for its classic cupcakes. The beautifully decorated, moist, and...

     
  • 45 Bistro

    Bistro has an excellent location right down Broughton Street, and it seems like a good choice for fine dining in the city. This is an elegant restaurant that sits on space on the bottom floor of the Marshall House Hotel, and it sometimes takes a back seat to the older...