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Top Places to Eat in Savannah

With its long list of restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs, finding a good place for a meal or a drink in Savannah can get quite overwhelming not only for the tourists, but also for the locals. Here is our pick of the top 10 places to dine in Savannah, ranging from a food truck to a historic mansion. They are not listed in any specific order.


  1. Sister’s of the New South
Sister’s of the New South

The only challenge is to get a parking space. Once you take care of that, the rest is just bliss for your taste buds. This southern soul food restaurant, set up cafeteria-style, serves some of the best American and Southern dishes in town. They also have a Meal Card at a discounted price just as you had for your college cafeteria! From smothered shrimp and corned beef hash on the breakfast menu, to the ox tails, BBQ ribs, and fried okra on their lunch and dinner menu, it is Savannah at its southern best. And did we forget the Peach Cobbler? It is listed as one of the best in Georgia by The Culture Trip.


  1. Green Truck Neighborhood Pub
Green Truck Neighborhood Pub
Green Truck Neighborhood Pub

The Green Truck Neighborhood Truck offers a casual dining experience on Habersham Street. The menu is dominated by sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads. Farm-to-table, vegetarian, and organic options are available at this diner. It also serves beer and wine. Green Truck Neighborhood Pub has quite a reputation for its food, so expect long lines during the peak dinner hours. It is moderately expensive, but after tasting the mouth=watering dishes, no one is complaining.


  1. Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp
Gerald's Pig & Shrimp
Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp

This is your food stop when you are visiting Tybee Island. A permanent food truck and a wooden shelter may not look as appealing at first, but once you taste the food, you will simply swear by it. It is located on the US-80 Highway opposite the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Its menu of BBQ and seafood has won the eatery a number of awards. The shrimp preparations, especially the fried shrimp, are highly recommended. The pocket-friendly pricing is also a plus. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash. Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp is open only from Thursday to Sunday from 11:30 am until 8 pm. It also serves alcohol.


  1. Circa 1875
Circa 1875
Circa 1875

This cozy and elegant French diner is located on Whitaker Street, a block south of Johnson Square. It is a French Bistro and Gastro Pub that has received favorable ratings from a number of travel and food sites. The diner is open only in the evenings from 6 pm until 10 pm. The pub, though, remains open much longer. It is ideal for a date night or a relaxing dinner over a drink. The place is moderately expensive but the delicious food is worth every bit of the price.


  1. The Florence
The Florence
The Florence

Set up in a brick warehouse by the railway tracks, this Italian dining restaurant has earned quite a name in the neighborhood for its delicious pizzas and house-made pasta. The menu changes periodically, so there is always something new to look out for. There is an attached coffee shop if you are looking for a latte in a sunny afternoon. There is also an outdoor terrace to enjoy your cocktail in the evening breeze. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are also available at The Florence.


  1. The Grey
The Grey
The Grey

The Grey is an upscale restaurant serving American and Southern cuisine. It is set up in a reclaimed Greyhound bus terminal (hence the name) on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, right opposite the Chatham County Courthouse. The restaurant is open only in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Vegan and gluten free options are available on the menu. The coleslaw, potato salad, and country pasta with the chef’s variations are worth a try. Recommended dishes include merguez sausage, pickled oysters, and roasted fish. The restaurant also serves alcohol.


  1. Parker’s Urban Market
Parker’s Urban Market

Ever had a gas station as a must-visit place in a city? You will, after you visit the Parker’s on Drayton Street! This ‘unusually beautiful gas station’ is located right next to the Colonial Park Cemetery and has been listed as ‘One of the Top 10 Things To Do in Savannah.’ Other than the coffee and tea, the place also serves breakfast, sandwiches, and lemonades. The cheese at the deli counter is to die for. Being a gas station, it is open 24/7. It is also very pocket friendly. You can also pick beautiful gifts and souvenirs for your trip at this gas station itself. Told you, it is a must-visit place in Savannah.


  1. The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House

This restaurant and tavern is located on Abercorn Street, across the street from Reynolds Square. It is housed in a historic 18th century building that enhances the experience of the visitors. The menu includes American, Southern, and seafood dishes. It also has a full bar. Recommended dishes at The Olde Pink House include fried green tomatoes, sweet potato ravioli, pecan crusted chicken, fried chicken livers, and Vidalia onion.


  1. Mrs. Wilkes’ House
Mrs. Wilkes' House
Mrs. Wilkes’ House – Dining Room

Former US President Barrack Obama dined here during his visit to Savannah, so you can be sure that there must be something special. Mrs. Wilkes’ is Southern charm at its best. The menu is changed from time to time and often factors in the seasonal flavors. This lodging-cum-dining joint brings you the authentic flavors of Georgia. It is located on W Jones Street, just a block north of Chatham Square. The dining room is open only between 11 am and 2 pm from Monday to Friday. Since they do not take reservations, keep some time on hand if there is a line. The diner is also closed the whole of January.


  1. Wiley’s Championship BBQ
Wiley’s Championship BBQ

This has been rated as one of the top places to eat in Savannah a number of times. If you are a fan of Southern-styled BBQ and American cuisine, then look no further when in Savannah. It is located about 10 minutes from downtown Savannah, on the corner of Island’s Expressway and US Highway 80. Wiley’s Championship BBQ offers some of the juiciest and mouth watering BBQ in town. If you like the taste, you can also buy a wide variety of sauces and condiments that they sell under their brand name. The only downside, you may have to wait in line during the peak lunch and dinner hours. The place is closed on Sundays.

Originally posted 2017-08-23 13:03:23.

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