Where to Eat & Drink in Savannah, Georgia
Aug 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat
Savannah, with its moss-covered oak trees, rich (and sometimes spooky) history and Southern style, is a favorite destination for many travelers. Those looking for a cultural experience will easily find it along the cobblestone streets and amid Savannah’s rich arts scene. Those who want outdoor explorations will find them within convenient reach, as a variety of landscapes (including the beach!) are just a short drive from the city. And, of course, those who prefer their explorations to be of the culinary variety will find lots to love here, too. You’ll find a mix of world-class flavors and Southern traditions, at these best spots to eat and drink in Savannah, Georgia.
The Olde Pink House sits within an 18th-century mansion.
Reservations are highly recommended, but if you can snag a table for dinner or even lunch, you’ll find a menu of delightful Southern fare with a modern upgrade. Think fried green tomatoes with applewood-smoked bacon and sweet corn cream, deep dish chicken pot pies and fried pork chops served with pan gravy, mac ’n cheese and collard greens. It’s all plated beautifully, for a dining experience that’s just as gorgeous as the setting.
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For an environment that’s a little more low-key, but that’s still filled with Southern hospitality and soul food, try Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
This ultra-casual, family-style restaurant draws long lines of diners who are eager to claim their spot at one of the shared tables that can fit 10 diners each. Share small talk with your fellow travelers as you dig into heaping portions of fried chicken, meatloaf, butter beans, pickled beets and more.
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For an elegant, date night-worthy pick, try Vic’s on the River
You’ll enjoy upgraded southern staples along with the piano music that fills the dining room and the views from the expansive windows. From crawfish beignets to shrimp and grits to fried flounder po’ boys, you’ll find lots of seafood on this menu.
Prefer your dinner with a side of ghosts? Husk Savannah is situated in what is sometimes called one of the most haunted buildings in the city.
Try unique, internationally-inspired dishes that make impressive use of southern ingredients, and don’t miss a drink from the bourbon-focused bar. The dinner menu includes options like red snapper with Carolina gold rice, sweet summer peppers and trout roe, as well as Szechuan-honey duck with eggplant, burnt garlic and pea miso.
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Still planning your trip to Savannah? If you’ve yet to discover where you want to stay or what you want to do while you're in this gorgeous city, be sure to check out the Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia, Discovery Map guide, for a full run-down of everything you have to do and see if it’s your first time in the area.