Over the years they have kept up the quality of the food. Set on River Street in a converted Savannah Grey brick old warehouse. Furnishings are nice and overall a romantic setting.
Go by after lunch to see if they are handing out discount tickets for dinner.
Favorite Dish: The fillet with Bernaise sauce they have on special sometimes & there Caesar salad.
If you are looking to say you went to The Lady & Sons, and you have to check it off your bucket list, then by all means, wait in line to eat there. The food is nothing special at all, nothing more than what you would taste at a Golden Corral. It's all hype and overpriced, as it is crowded and loud. Yes, the wait staff is pleasant, but for the money, you would expect much better quality of food. If anyone raves about this food, then it only tells me about their lack of exposure to finer tastes, they have been around people who cannot cook, or they are just not very particular about their food. The fried chicken is ordinary, at best, and frankly, their baked chicken is better. The BBQ Pork is something you may taste at a Denny's, and their mashed potatoes are nothing to write home about, either. Yes, the desert is delicious, but it portion-controlled, which is certainly not something I find particularly pleasant when I have paid $17 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Again, if you think you are tasting southern food, believe me, The Lady and Sons is nothing to write home about.
Favorite Dish: Baked Chicken, Creamed Corn and Banana Pudding
We asked a local where to go one night. Wanted simple supper. We had to wait in line to get in!! That's how good their burgers, fries and everything else were. Nice folks, reasonable prices, good service...delicious food.
Green Truck Pub and Bell’s Brewery combine forces
If you read last month’s issue of Bon Appetit, you know that it is the new dawn of the neighborhood joint. The starched table cloths, gleaming bone china and leather-bound wine lists as thick as Vogue’s September Issue that were once prerequisites for restaurant greatness are no more. Nowadays the no-reservations pizza place or the seafood shack down the street from your house has just as good a chance at a feature in The New York Times.
One of the best places to watch the casual come-up, in my opinion, is Green Truck Pub, here in Savannah, Georgia. Their grass-fed burgers with locally grown toppings, fries that put all others to shame and rotating craft beer selections have become something of legend around these parts, including the sometimes 30+ minute wait to enjoy them.
Favorite Dish: burgers and fries.... like you've never had before
Here is a restaurant you must visit if you really care about what you eat. The food is probably the best I sampled in Savannah. It's just down the street from one of the big tourist "draws" which we passed by in order to try something really special. Glad we did. Give it a try when you really want to DINE.
They boast local, organic earth-to-table cuisine. They kept their word.
Clary's is one of those cafes you have to discover when you least expect it. In operation since 1903, the interior has an old soda fountain... the tables spill out to the sidewalk to enjoy the air. Terrific because the menu is so extensive... a zillion versions of breakfast.... and reasonably priced as well. Very handy to us because it was at the end of the block.
Fresh baked desserts, fresh salads, basket lunches, fresh baked croissants....and Clary's Down Home Cookin'.
It's a nice spot to stop if even for a cold drink and snack and an afternoon "sit" outside at a sidewalk table.
Had to re-visit this neighborhood haunt when I returned to Savannah. We had one of those breakfasts that stay with you til dinner. It was great.
Here is another neighborhood restaurant that is something you discover almost by accident. Lots of little sparkling lights are the give away... but you won't find a big neon sign to alert you. We had a delicious dinner here. It is obviously not a secret with the locals. Very busy place...so much so that a few people sat outside on the sidewalk under umbrella tables in spite of it being a very rainy night! The waitress was having quite a time trying to get to them without getting drenched.
Our dinner, wine and desert were all wonderful...altho I'll leave the food descriptions to Deecat the master of restaurant reviews. :-)
When I visited Savannah this year we returned to the Firefly and brought my daughter in law to enjoy it. We all raved about our dinners and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Great breakfast buffet for the money. Above average quality bacon & sausage. Most everything else was good, pancakes,french toast, grits, scrambled eggs, biscuits&gravy, fruitbar with strawberrys, melon, pinapple, 3 minimuffins, bananna pudding ( not great, made from a mix) and more. Good service & clean. Seperate menu including Shrimp&Grits.
Favorite Dish: Bacon
If your under 10 people in your party, you need to go there to make reservations on the day of your visit. I could not make it at 9:30am, so I got there at 1:30pm and my reservations were at 9:30pm. This was a main point in our trip to the area, so we went. Had two little kids, so I was worried.
It was worth the wait, by far. They have a great southern buffet for only $16.00. The entrees was much more expensive, save them for the second visit. The buffet had a great choice of items: Fried Chicken, ribs, pepper steak, collard greens, macaroni & cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, etc. The chicken was excellent & juicy. The pepper steak just fell apart and was very tasty.
I did get an appetizer because I never had it before. I got the Fried Green Tomatoes. Very very good. The vidalia onion relish & roasted red pepper sauce was great. These two additions did not at all over power the fried tomatoes but complimented them greatly.
Dessert was small, but so good. The Gooey Butter Cakes were a bit too sweet for me but good. I really enjoyed the Banana Pudding, very good.
I look forward to going back for lunch, that menu looks awesome. I love sandwiches.
Favorite Dish: Fried chicken.
We'd heard abou this place from our guide book and made a point of dropping in for lunch in June 1997. We were promised traditional homestyle southern cooking and we weren't dissapointed. It's quite a funny place with a mixed crowd. When we got there we were seated around big dining tables so that everyone was split up to encourage us to get to know eachother. This was a really good idea and considering most of our table was made up of senior ladies my mate and I were quite spoilt. You do have to observe ettiquette here (no food fights) and we even had to say grace which I found most amusing and had to bite my lip to stop myself from laughing! The food was amazing and Mrs Wilkes was really nice. My mate bought a cookery book which she signed, which he probably gave to his mum.
I just check the website and found that Mrs Wilkes had passed away but the place is still open continuing the tradition.
Favorite Dish: Every thing was yummy from starters to pudding.
Casual place w/ amazing food and outdoor patios that blow you away! the property used to house a nursury and the greenhouses are now for our dining pleasure! waterfalls and flowers galore! lots of fun and firelight/ candlelight too!
Favorite Dish: George Quattlebaum oversees the kitchen here and it is sending out some superb delights!
Sesame ginger tuna tarter on crispy wontons or the pistachio crusted salmon with key lime custard butter. also hand cut steaks and slow cooked prime rib. The grilled asparagus and blue crab salad or the jerked salmon with golden pineapple salsa on spring mixed lettuce are two lighter options I like!
Jennifer is the sweetest bartender on Wilmington and can shake a martini baby!
This build used to be an old sugar and cotton warehouse built prior to 1790. This is the oldest masonry building in the State of Georgia. Located in the Historic district in Savannah.
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M
Friday - Saturday: 5:30 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
The Chart House Restaurant chain opened it's first doors in 1961 and is known for great food and a casual, relaxed atmosphere, now has 25 locations all over the east and west coast.
Clary's is mentioned in "The Book" (what "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is known as) as the place where Luther Driggers eats breakfast every morning, or at least orders breakfast and then decides whether to eat it. Clary's wasn't far from our hotel so we wandered over on Saturday morning for breakfast before we hit the road. I had expected it to be more crowded, based on the lines at Mrs. Wilkes, but we walked right in and got a seat. Service was fast and efficient.
Favorite Dish: I couldn't resist ordering the Elvis, thick sourdough french toast with peanut butter and bananas and whipped cream ($6.99). I couldn't finish the order, too rich and too filling, but delicious. David ordered corned beef hash which came with two eggs any style, grits or fried potatoes and a biscuit or toast ($9.99).
I still hadn't quite digested my lunch by the time we needed to eat dinner in order to make the ghost tour, we thought about Paula Deen's Lady & Sons but they could only get us in at 5:30 which was too early so we tried Huey's which had also been recommended to us by our hotel.
Favorite Dish: I wasn't overly hungry and the shrimp po' boy I saw someone eating didn't look all that good so I ordered a cup of gumbo which was very good and the BBQ shrimp appetizer which was just OK. David got shrimp and grits and said it was good.
After deciding that we didn't want to spend 2+ hours of our short time in Savannah in line at Mrs. Wilkes, we went back to our hotel and asked what other choices we had for lunch and they recommended several places including the Pirates House. That turned out to be a very good recommendation
Favorite Dish: You can order off the menu for lunch or get the lunch buffet for $13.95 which is what we had so we could sample a lot of different items. Everything that I tried on the buffet was very good and served at the right temperature-fried chicken, fried catfish, a crab and shrimp dish, macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, fried okra, corn. There was also grits, black eyed peas, green beans, collard greens plus they brought a basket of corn bread and biscuits. For dessert they bring you a piece of key lime pie.
This place is a close approximation of an English pub with lots of authentic memorabilia on the walls. There are British classics on the menu, i.e. shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, etc.
As afternoon turns to evening there is more of a true pub feel to the place.