It’s no secret that we love to eat and Savannah is a great town to do just that. There’s always a great new restaurant opening and we love to check them out. Here are some of our favorite restaurants.
- While B. Matthews is an amazing choice for any meal, their brunch is our favorite! We recommend an order of shrimp and grits and a mimosa.
- The Breakfast Club is a Tybee Island favorite for breakfast. Anything on their menu is delicious, but the downside is that everyone thinks so too which makes for a long line outside to get in. Also, be prepared to pay for parking with change!
- On Sundays, The Ordinary Pub has $10 bottomless mimosas!
Southern Cuisine Restaurants
- When in Savannah, you must eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant – The Lady and Sons. You can order from a menu or just eat the buffet – everything is delicious! Be sure you get the gooey butter cake for dessert.
- Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a family style restaurant where food is passed around a large table. Insider Tip: go to the back door and you can get food to go!
- Sweet Potatoes boasts that they have the best banana pudding according to Man Vs. Food. They have a very unique dining room, amazing service and delicious food!
- Sisters of the South is a quick and inexpensive, cafeteria style restaurant. Their ox tails are delicious, and any side you get feels like your grandma made it! Yum!
- The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants, offering new southern cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Dine in Savannah’s only 18th Century Mansion, with outdoor dining and live entertainment nightly. The crispy scored flounder is a favorite here.
- a.lure is located in the heart of the historic district, this downtown Savannah GA Restaurant’s contemporary approach to classic southern recipes compliments its rustic, modern atmosphere. In a building rich with historic quality and architectural detail, the interior of the Savannah Restaurant brings in contemporary design elements combined with classic aesthetics to create a new dining experience.
Want a burger?
- Green Truck Pub has the best burgers around, not to mention their hand cut fries. Indoor seating is tight, so plan accordingly. Another great option is to call in your order for pickup. Enjoy the same great food right in your own home.
- If you’re downtown, then you can’t miss B&D Burgers (they actually have locations on the Southside and Pooler too!). Located on Congress Street in the middle of the action, B&D is the perfect spot to enjoy the game, hang out with friends, or just enjoy a great burger. Tons of seating inside and out.
- Tequila’s Town has the best tableside guacamole and margaritas. Be prepared to wait if you are going on a weekend evening as they do not offer call ahead seating. Inexpensive and authentic!
- Jalapenos has five great locations throughout Savannah. Inexpensive and a quick sit-down meal. We recommend the Arroz Texano- a bed of rice with your choice of meat, fajita veggies and queso.
- Corleone’s is the perfect place when you plan to celebrate an occasion. This is a slower paced restaurant and little on the more expensive side, but definitely worth every penny!
- Pacci utilizes the purest ingredients and age-old techniques to create soulful and sophisticated coastal Italian dishes. Following the Italian tradition of making food with what’s available locally, they source product from farmers, fishermen and purveyors.
- A local favorite in historic downtown Savannah, Garibaldi Cafe is festive and romantic. The dining room is absolutely stunning. For an appetizer, you should order a shellfish platter and then any of the pastas for an entrée.
- Co, located downtown Savannah, has a great vibe. Even if sushi isn’t necessarily your thing, they have a ton of other options to pick from too!
- Sushi Zen is an authentic Japanese restaurant located in Savannah, Georgia. With one of the longest and most successful history,
Sushi Zen is a famous restaurant in town.
- Crab Shack is “where the elite eat in their bare feet”. While you’re there, be sure to feed the baby alligators, visit the bird room and look out for the cats. Everything here is steamed and absolutely delicious!
- AJ’s Dockside Restaurant has an indoor dining room and also an outdoor deck that overlooks the river. We can’t think of a better place to enjoy the sunset than on the dock while eating some great seafood.
- Tubby’s Seafood over River Street is a great place to watch the tankers cruise by- even when the Savannah heat is at its peak, outdoor diners always stay refreshed with the brisk river breeze. The catch of the day is served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides, and shrimp is always the freshest available. Land lovers will find lots to choose from, including juicy ribeyes or kickin’ chicken, and there are also sandwiches galore for the lunchtime crowd. Save room for dessert – preferably a piece of pecan pie, baked fresh every day by Tubby himself in Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.
- Tybee Island Fish Camp is a cozy 1950’s cottage nestled under live oak and cedar trees. The menu is designed daily based on freshness and availability.
- Nestled in the marsh behind Tybee Island on the shores of Lazaretto Creek, CoCo’s Sunset Grille is one of the very few restaurants located at an operating marina and is a hidden hangout. With perfect views of the river and marina, you can watch the shrimp boats returning with the day’s catch as the sun sinks slowly over the marshes right from their deck. Fresh seafood, nothing fancy. Add a nice drink and great music, a few of your friends, and you’ve got a recipe for Tybee living the way it’s meant to be.
- Whether pizza, calzones, or Greek entrée and delights, you can’t go wrong with this one! Basil’s, a Wilmington Island local fav that is also family owned. They also deliver to the islanders. Don’t forget the tiramisu!
- Your Pie always you to build your own pizza by picking from the freshest ingredients. If you aren’t feeling creative, you can always pick from their amazing list of pizzas.
- Located right in City Market, Vinnie Van Go Go’s is a must! You can either grab a seat in their dining area, grab a slice to go, or they even deliver to select downtown locations on their bikes. They only accept cash, but they do have an ATM inside.
- All dough here is made fresh several times every day, “hand tossed” and cooked to perfection in brick ovens. At Screamin’ Mimi’s you will find only the freshest ingredients from local produce delivered daily to the fresh baked bread and cooked to order Pasta dishes. Of course, Mimi’s famous meatballs and homemade pasta sauce is a must.
- Sandfly BBQ is some of the best BBQ in Savannah. Located in an old 50’s diner, the atmosphere is definitely unique. You can’t go wrong with anything that you order here.
- The Coffee Fox is a craft coffee house in downtown Savannah featuring the pour-over coffee brew method as well as pastries, cheese boards, wine and beer.
- Warm colors, high ceilings, and delicious smells greet each customer at The Sentient Bean, Savannah’s only vegetarian restaurant. There is always great music in the air along with the smell of organic, fair trade coffee and teas.
- Savannah Coffee Roasters pours art into every cup! While you are here, you can grab a cup and then grab a few pounds of coffee to take back with you.
- Leopold’s ice cream is absolutely one-of-a-kind. All flavors are made on the premises, one batch at a time, using top-secret family recipes handed down from the original Leopold brothers. Try some of our more historic flavors – like Johnny Mercer’s favorite, Tutti Frutti – made exactly as they were in 1919.
- Treat your taste buds to the most delicious desserts and glamorous atmosphere at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. Voted best desserts in Savannah by the readers of Connect Magazine and Savannah Magazine 2008-15, all desserts are made from scratch.
- Chocolat by Adam Turoni is the perfect place to grab some sweets to go! He has two locations in Savannah which include the Dining Room and the Library.
- To get to River Street Sweets, just follow your nose and you can’t miss it! Be sure to grab a praline sample on your way in to watch taffy or other goodies being made.
- While you’re on River Street, go ahead and head a few shops down to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.
- Marche de Macarons are a sweet (and gluten-free!) treat made local. Since the opening three years ago, they have created about 50 new and unique flavors.
- Just Desserts, hands down, has some of the best cupcakes that we’ve ever had. Grab one, or grab a dozen, but you must try them!
Other Favorite Restaurants
- Sundae Café at Tybee Island is a family owned restaurant. This restaurant has a romantic vibe with Southern-inspired dishes that focus on seafood and steaks.
- Six Pence Pub is a British pub with a unique feel. You’ll be sure to find this place by the telephone booth outside. You MUST try the Scotch Eggs while you’re here.
- Built originally as an automotive service station in 1945, the building sat vacant for a number of years before the Soho Cafe South’s original owners acquired the space and transformed it into a restaurant. It was made famous by its patrons as one of Savannah’s staple weekly lunch and Sunday brunch spots.
- Tybee Island Social Club is a great place to relax and have a great meal. With something for everyone, you’re sure to enjoy every minute here.
- Just minutes from historic Downtown Savannah, Cotton & Rye was originally built in 1953 to house a bank; since then the building has seen various transformations, but none as grand as this. The stunning dining room has modern white brick and sleek maple butcher block with soft accents of cotton throughout. They also have a huge outdoor dining area. They have special mixologists at the bar to make your drink perfect. Their Brussel sprouts and macaroni are a must here.
- Kayak Kafe is a locally-owned casual café located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. They have a friendly staff and a great location that is a casual dining experience. They make amazing tacos here!
- The 5 Spot has a mix of everything you might want in an amazing atmosphere. If you don’t have time to have a sit down meal, then they also offer take out. A Team Callahan favorite is the pork nachos!
- Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina is a Savannah original, serving up in-house pecan-smoked BBQ, sandwiches, tacos, creative cocktails and more, all with a Southwestern influence.
- Savor the flavors of the South at 22 Square, a trend-setting farm-to-fork eatery at Andaz Savannah. With a simple, elegant approach to cooking, this restaurant is a community table where friends gather and share modern Southern cuisine from locally grown produce and sustainable ingredients.
- The Grey occupies a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal. Bringing her personal take on Port City Southern food to a city of her youth allows Mashama to tap into all of her experiences to create dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors.
- Without a doubt this is a incredible hidden gem. Located far away from the tourists traps of downtown, a small but great place! Walk, drive, ride a bike, catch the bus, whatever you need to do to get there do it!. It’s simplicity at its best nothing overly complicated just great and consistent. Chef Mir Ali and his fantastic crew at Lili’s Restaurant & Bar are doing some great things there. He puts together some of the most unique pairings with ingredients that are always fresh, and the food is flavorful. A winner folks!
- The Blue Door Coffee and Waffles is a MUST that not many people know about – how can you go wrong with a waffle with some Blowin’ Smoke BBQ on top?!