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Best Savannah Restaurants

yzziyzzi Posts: 1,139
Heading to Savannah later this year. Any suggestions on restaurants? Keep in mind I'll be lugging a 4 and a 2 year old at the time.
Dunedin, FL

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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 501
    Lady and sons.......Paula Deen. You have to go early in the morning to reserve a spot for later in the day. Long wait, but it's worth it!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 661
    The olde pink house- not the best in town but a classic
    Greensboro, NC
  • MklineMkline Posts: 170
    edited January 13
    forget the deen places they are more about PR then quality food.  

    I have one recommendation only. the crab shak. not joes crab shack, the crab shack. its on the way out to tybee and is one of the best local restaurants you will ever visit. for the kiddies they have an alligator pond out front that you use fishing pools to feed them. it is an awesome place. 
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 290
    Vic's on the River!
    XL BGE; Medium BGE 
  • BhensBhens Posts: 16
    Sunday cafe in tybee is really good. But mrs Wilkes is the best in savannah. It was better than lady and sons by a great deal.
  • I didn't like Lady and Sons at all, like Mkline said it's all about PR.  The crab shack is great on Tybee.  I'd just walk the river and see what you like.
    Fort Mill, SC
  • Ill second Mrs Wilkes house, Vic's on the River, and the Old Pink House. Ruan Thai is also awesome! I'd personally stay away from the Lady and Sons as there are much better choices. I've also had good meals at Noble Fare, Sapphire Grill, Elizabeth on 37th. Crystal Parlor is cool. Jazzd Tapas bar. Man there are too many choices!!
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,139
    Wow, lots of options here. I'll have to look them up and make final decisions when I get there I guess. Thanks for the input. I'm sure the crab shack will go great with the kids as they love feeding gators.
    Dunedin, FL
  • Shoot, I disregarded what u said about having small children in tow. Of those I said prob crystal parlor best with kids. Others are closer to "dining," minus mrs Wilkes house..
  • Pearls. Excellent seafood and right on the marsh. Avoid Paula's. Overpriced bad food.
    XL, large and small. Hartwell GA on beautiful Lake Hartwell.
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 169
    Want something a little different and won't kill your budget? Try "Sisters of the Old South". I think it was on Skidawy road or drive. Damn good home cooking!!
    From the Georgia Mountains!
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 436
    My wife's mother is a Savannah native and I have been going there for the family reunion for 20 years.  Her uncle was the Grand Marshall of the parade a few years back.  I am never one to miss a meal so here goes imho .... 

    Johnny Harris - Out of town on Victory Drive - Best BBQ.
    In Town - I like Vinny's for a quick pizza - Cash only - In City market
    Alligator Soul off Broughton Street - Great place but I haven't been there since they changed ownership but I hear it is still good - It is pricey so it may not be the best option unless you can have a nice date night.
    Broughton Street - Leopolds Ice Cream - You must take the kids there - Stratton is a family friend and a movie producer - Did MIB and some others you will have fun and the ice cream is great.
    Pink House - Ate there last year -The service was as bad as the over priced food - Avoid
    Paula's by City Market - Nope
    Pirates House on President Street - Kids would like if they were older but you pay for the atmosphere and the pirates - Wait until they are older, mate.

    River -

    Cobblestone cafe - I like this for breakfast
    Olympia Cafe - Great Greek food at a reasonable price and the owner is a wonderful guy. Look for the blue striped awning.
    Shrimp Factory - I rate this as OK
    Peanut Shoppe - Go there to buy some really good peanut, etc items - You can sample what you want.
    River Street Sweets - For you candy fix

    Tybee

    On the way - Uncle Bubbas isn't bad - Paula's brother
    AJ's Dockside - Best in my book for seafood - Like the fried scored flounder
    Marlin Monroes - OK for a quick dinner or lunch
    Stingrays - Ok as well

    I am sure that there are many more and others can weigh in but we have been meandering around there for a while.  Good luck







    Milton, GA.
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 844
    Mrs Wilkes. Crab shack boils their crabs instead of steaming. Ok. But not great.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 844
    Tybee is great. Who.cares about food when on the beach. I love Savannah. Shrimp is super fresh. And you can walk the streets with a drink in your hand.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 436
    Ooops - How could I forget - On Tybee - The Breakfast Club.  Don't know what it is about this place but it is the best breakfast period!  Small little place so get there early on the weekends if you don't want to wait in line.
    Milton, GA.
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,139
    Thanks @flynnbob, some good advice there it seems.
    Dunedin, FL
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,703
    Drive out to Tybee for AJ's Dockside, best shrimp ever!
    Downtown Savannah try Zunzi's for lunch, great sandwiches, Leopolds Ice Cream for an afternoon snack
    Stay away from The Lady & Son's, over priced and not worth standing in the line.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 429
    The Cotton Exchange on the river was great 12 years ago.  Back when gas was cheap and none of us had real jobs yet, buddies and I would drive from Atlanta to Savannah just to eat there, then drive back.  Not sure if it's still as good.
    Chicago, Illinois
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 688
    Mrs. Wilkes . Hands down !! One of the greatest lunches I have ever had


    Toronto
  • brycosbrycos Posts: 129
    flynnbob said:
    My wife's mother is a Savannah native and I have been going there for the family reunion for 20 years.  Her uncle was the Grand Marshall of the parade a few years back.  I am never one to miss a meal so here goes imho .... 

    Johnny Harris - Out of town on Victory Drive - Best BBQ.
    In Town - I like Vinny's for a quick pizza - Cash only - In City market
    Alligator Soul off Broughton Street - Great place but I haven't been there since they changed ownership but I hear it is still good - It is pricey so it may not be the best option unless you can have a nice date night.
    Broughton Street - Leopolds Ice Cream - You must take the kids there - Stratton is a family friend and a movie producer - Did MIB and some others you will have fun and the ice cream is great.
    Pink House - Ate there last year -The service was as bad as the over priced food - Avoid
    Paula's by City Market - Nope
    Pirates House on President Street - Kids would like if they were older but you pay for the atmosphere and the pirates - Wait until they are older, mate.

    River -

    Cobblestone cafe - I like this for breakfast
    Olympia Cafe - Great Greek food at a reasonable price and the owner is a wonderful guy. Look for the blue striped awning.
    Shrimp Factory - I rate this as OK
    Peanut Shoppe - Go there to buy some really good peanut, etc items - You can sample what you want.
    River Street Sweets - For you candy fix

    Tybee

    On the way - Uncle Bubbas isn't bad - Paula's brother
    AJ's Dockside - Best in my book for seafood - Like the fried scored flounder
    Marlin Monroes - OK for a quick dinner or lunch
    Stingrays - Ok as well

    I am sure that there are many more and others can weigh in but we have been meandering around there for a while.  Good luck







    Interesting - my step daughter was an assistant manager there for a couple of years about 3-4 yrs ago.  She would hire / train the waitstaff.  After her first full year they had tripled their sales and had several wait staff making over $50 K/yr.  Here boss' worked her to death and after tripling their sales they gave her a $5K increase in pay.  I told her to start looking elsewhere and about 2 years ago she ended up opening a new place in the Cosmpolitan in LV.  I'm glad to hear the Pink House has gone down hill.
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 436
    brycos said:
    flynnbob said:
    My wife's mother is a Savannah native and I have been going there for the family reunion for 20 years.  Her uncle was the Grand Marshall of the parade a few years back.  I am never one to miss a meal so here goes imho .... 

    Johnny Harris - Out of town on Victory Drive - Best BBQ.
    In Town - I like Vinny's for a quick pizza - Cash only - In City market
    Alligator Soul off Broughton Street - Great place but I haven't been there since they changed ownership but I hear it is still good - It is pricey so it may not be the best option unless you can have a nice date night.
    Broughton Street - Leopolds Ice Cream - You must take the kids there - Stratton is a family friend and a movie producer - Did MIB and some others you will have fun and the ice cream is great.
    Pink House - Ate there last year -The service was as bad as the over priced food - Avoid
    Paula's by City Market - Nope
    Pirates House on President Street - Kids would like if they were older but you pay for the atmosphere and the pirates - Wait until they are older, mate.

    River -

    Cobblestone cafe - I like this for breakfast
    Olympia Cafe - Great Greek food at a reasonable price and the owner is a wonderful guy. Look for the blue striped awning.
    Shrimp Factory - I rate this as OK
    Peanut Shoppe - Go there to buy some really good peanut, etc items - You can sample what you want.
    River Street Sweets - For you candy fix

    Tybee

    On the way - Uncle Bubbas isn't bad - Paula's brother
    AJ's Dockside - Best in my book for seafood - Like the fried scored flounder
    Marlin Monroes - OK for a quick dinner or lunch
    Stingrays - Ok as well

    I am sure that there are many more and others can weigh in but we have been meandering around there for a while.  Good luck







    Interesting - my step daughter was an assistant manager there for a couple of years about 3-4 yrs ago.  She would hire / train the waitstaff.  After her first full year they had tripled their sales and had several wait staff making over $50 K/yr.  Here boss' worked her to death and after tripling their sales they gave her a $5K increase in pay.  I told her to start looking elsewhere and about 2 years ago she ended up opening a new place in the Cosmpolitan in LV.  I'm glad to hear the Pink House has gone down hill.
    I travel North America and eat out a lot.  What a disappointment.  I hate to get ripped off. Your step daughter made a good move - Wish her the best .... I will be in Vegas next week and the Cosmo  is a great place - have stayed there and enjoyed it.
    Milton, GA.
  • Lots of great recommendations here. I'm a native Tybeenian (see forum name) and I think that Sundae Cafe is the best place on the island. With kids, it's probably better for lunch than at dinner. Their fish and grits on Friday for lunch is to die for. AJs is also great - shrimp and grits appetizer is awesome. Crab Shack is fun, probably most entertaining for kids. North Beach Grill has great food also.
    LBGE- Atlanta, LBGE and SBGE- Ellijay, GA
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 226
    2nd North Beach Grill. Love the Jerk Pork
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 436
    Lots of great recommendations here. I'm a native Tybeenian (see forum name) and I think that Sundae Cafe is the best place on the island. With kids, it's probably better for lunch than at dinner. Their fish and grits on Friday for lunch is to die for. AJs is also great - shrimp and grits appetizer is awesome. Crab Shack is fun, probably most entertaining for kids. North Beach Grill has great food also.
    @tybeelucy2, Had a little time to look at my posts and I got a disagree on something on the post here.  But ... Good recommendations -  The Sundae Cafe and North Beach Grill - I am not familiar with them (Is the Sundae on Butler by Chu's? may have eaten there) but will look them up this summer. If you are a Tybee native, you must know the Dan Sheehan family on 8th Street? 
    Milton, GA.
  • r2davis65r2davis65 Posts: 106
    Lady and Sons... if you like southern cooking. It's what they do and they do it well.
  • SavannaheggSavannahegg Posts: 1
    Babes has the best BBQ IMO about 5 minutes from downtown. Jazzed tapas is great but I don't think the allow anyone in under 18
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 688
    I loved Mrs . Wilkes when I was in Savannah . It was one of the most memorable dinning experiences .

    Toronto
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