Nita's Place: Damn Good Food!
Some people call it soul food, others call it Southern food. I just call it GOOD food. I was born in the South, but now live on the West Coast. Whenever I visit Savannah, I stop by to eat some "real" food. Small place with formica tables, slightly cramped.
Favorite Dish: Squash Casserole for me! Try the fried chicken, collards and okra.
Cobblestone Cafe': Good eats!
Cute little cafe' near the river front, the food was rather expensive but the food was good and so was the service. People were very friendly. We both had the Waffle with strawberries, perfect! The coffee was really good and they gave us a togo at no extra charge. This use to be an old basement and they turned it into this little cafe'.
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- Food and Dining
THE PIRATES HOUSE: Come for Brunch
This building dates back to the earliest days of Savannah, although it has undergone a few remodeling and renovation projects.
You will be treated to a wide assortment of great food and will not leave hungry. Most of
all though, the building has a peculiar series of legends. One story is that in the early days of pirates, the bar used to be a place to "shanghai" drunken sailors and whisk them through a tunnel that alledgedly ran from the restaurant to the water some distance away. There are some interesting
accounts of this, and some ghost stories available in local books. I did see the entrance to the tunnel, although nobody is permitted to go inside and it is surrounded by a railing. Eerie just to look at!!!!!
Favorite Dish: Brunch (all you can eat) A little high-end, but worth it.
At City Market: Outdoor cafes
At the city market, there are numerous cafes, places to get ice cream and a tapas bar. It's great because you can just sit outside, relax and enjoy the city. Savannah definitely isn't lacking when it comes to outdoor seating, I love that about the city.
Favorite Dish: Mmmm...coffee
The Pirates' House: Aaarrggg Matey!
Although I did not eat here the last time in Savannah, the Pirate's House is one of my favorite childhood memories. My folks loved the place, so we are there every trip. The food is delicious although the menu has changed a bit over the years.
The place was a watering hole for real pirates and sailors over a hundred years ago. Much of the integrity of the building has been restored.
Open only for dinner.
Favorite Dish: Try the beer battered grouper.
Gryphon Tea Room: Tea Time
Located in the historic district, Gryphon Tea Room was built in the space that once housed a pharmacy from the early 1900's, and much of the original design remains, giving Gryphon (pronounced 'Griffin') ambience you won't find anywhere else.
Mahogany panels and fixtures, stained glass, marble topped tables, and old schoolroom chairs make this by far the most ornate 'coffeehouse' I've ever seen, as well as a wonderful experience.
But a trip to Gryphon doesn't end with the ambience. The menu is enough to draw a crowd, featuring an enormous selection of tea and coffee, pastries, salads, and sandwiches, all of it incredible.
Whether you are looking for a good lunch or just somewhere to stop and take a break from shopping or sight-seeing, Gryphon Tea Room is a must for any visit to Savannah.
Tip: Tables by the window get the best view of the inside and out, and are great for people-watching.
Lady and Sons: Great southern fare
If you can eat at only one restaurant in Savannah, make it Lady and Sons. They serve great southern food in a buffet style layout. It's relatively inexpensive, considering all the different types of food available, and the service is excellent.
The dining room isn't large and there's usually a crowd, so it's a good idea to go early in case there is a wait.
Favorite Dish: I haven't found a bad dish on the buffet, and they have some interesting lunch entrees, such as the Crab Burger.
And, as their motto says, "Our hoe's are complimentary." So try the free hoe cakes! Just save room for the meal and dessert.
Pirate's House: History and Entertainment
There are several venues here.
Pirate's House is casual dining.
45 South is upscale. Phone: 912-233-1881
Hannah's offers jazz. Phone: 912-233-2225
Favorite Dish: Some of the action in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island* is supposed to have taken place in The Pirate's House. In the novel it is said that Captain Flint supposedly died here in an upstairs room with Billy Bones at his side.
The place is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of Captain flint who roams the basement tunnel.
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Six Pence: Taxi driver recommended this famous restaurant
The taxi driver forgot to tell us why Six Pence Pub is famous -- it was prominently featured in the movie, Something To Talk About, with Julia Roberts. It was delightful if a little pricey!
Favorite Dish: Prime Rib sandwich -- cooked to perfection and so tender! That and a cup of the most delicious French Onion soup I've ever eaten!
The World Famous Breakfast Club: The hub of The Breakfast Club
Firstly its near the beach on Tybee Island. Even if you're in Savannah, you HAVE TO GO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT! Its 15 mins in your car from downtown Savannah. Basically if you're looking for the best breakfast food in the South mixed with Chicago line cook comedy(and who doesn't live for this!?), this is your place. My recommend is grab a counter seat for front row viewing or hold out for a booth. The regular dining room is kind of a bore so wait in line until you get dibbs. The owner is a major cub fan for any who care to know, he loves fantasy football and actually catered John F. Kennedy Jr.'s(R.I.P.) wedding on Cumberland Island, GA because the original chef got drunk and passed out on the beach. HINT: Tell any of the staff that "the wizard sent you" and they will immediately adopt you as their favorite new customer. Trust me!
Favorite Dish: You can't beat the fact that the owner fishes and serves his own catch. The special's menu is the one sheet they stick down the front every day and that is my choice of where to live while there. He also names his dishes according to pop culture and political culture weather. You're bound to find "Peter Parker's Paysenne Omelette" a delight but don't overlook their classic "Pegasus Omelette" either. Oh and if you're a waffle or burger freak these are the real deal too. Only the freshest and the best. The coffee rocks and the service is so superb its mindboggling but completely refreshing!
Good Eats: Good Eats says and HAS it all...
Firstly, there are tons of places in Savannah sold to you as "local", "famous", "flavorful," and blah blah blah. Yes, truth is they've got nothing well rounded to offer and they're way interested in a certain plate dollar for more or less crapola. Think I'm exaggerating? Then go for it! GOOD EATS however is a neighborhood cafe with tons of downtowner flair that is casual and minimal but has that eclectic mix of people that we all love to sit amongst while eating the best of food and listening to fun music. They do lunch, dinner and one of 3 of my favorite brunches in the area on Sundays. Dinner I recommend reservations. Sit in our out.
Favorite Dish: Oooo....I'm a sucker for their homeade polenta with really tender chicken breasts, tofu and marinara sauce. There's a nice side salad with balsamic and a healthy homemade spicy biscuit. I totally dig a dish called "Greg's Grilled Cheese" which is on a nice ciabatta bread, the chicken is grilled and make sure you order it with thinly sliced Bermuda onion ON the sandwich. Don't over look their Cuban plate either which pretty much involves divinly grilled Salmon, blackbeans, salsa and totally authentic plantains! Wine and beer available and no smoking inside.
Loves Seafood resteruant: You will be pleasantly surprised!
we were pleasantly surprised by this resteraunt. We saw it as we were driving along highway 17 from Richmond Hill. The resteraunt sits right along the river and approaching it, you wouldn't think it was much of anything until you walk inside. What a surprise! It is fine dining with linen table cloths and candles and well dressed waiters and waitresses. The food is sooo good, lots of it and the price will amaze you in a good way! I highly recommend this resteraunt if you are looking for a good, inexpensive dinner with 'champagne' taste!!
Favorite Dish: The crab is excellent but I could see that other dishes looked very yummy as well.
Tapas: THE best place to eat
Swedish chef Peter Nilsson brings his international flair to the creation of Tapas,
servings of appetizer size, complimented with a variety of beer and wine.
Favorite Dish: Anything on the menu is sure to please!
Two of us ordered three dishes and a bottle of wine and our total bill was $35. And we were stuffed!
Savannah has some awesome...
Savannah has some awesome restaurants to its credit. A few I can recommend: The Gryphon Tea Room at 337 Bull (Tea from 4-6, and what a tea it is); The Mulberry (elegant dinner, Savannah style, 601 E Bay); W.G. Shuckers has some of the best seafood you'll ever find (225 W River); and if breakfast or brunch is what you're lookin for, try the Voo-Doo Cafe (321 Habersham). These are only a few of the many, many brilliant restaurants in the city. I recommend just walking around and seeing what looks interesting. Savannah doesn't sport many bad restaurants, your odds are pretty good. :-)
Anywhere you go, remember to say 'please' and 'thank you' to your waitress/waiter. Savannah appreciates that kind of thing :-)
I ate dinner in the historic...
I ate dinner in the historic district. I love Cajun food, so I stopped at this restaurant (The name escapes me, Sorry) along the river walk. It was nice sitting outdoors and just relaxing next to the river
The restaurant was reasonably priced
Favorite Dish: Jambalaya