Savannah Restaurants
Historic District

With award-winning entrees and celebrity chefs like Paula Deen, many Savannah restaurants are famous for their wonderful food, as well as their historic buildings.

With everything from soul food at Wall’s BBQ, to fried green tomatoes at Lady and Sons, to blue-crab stuffed grouper at the Old Pink House, Savannah restaurants truly offer something for everyone.
We obviously haven’t included all of the Savannah restaurants, but we’ll be adding more in the future. We’ve started with some of the restaurants in the Historic District that are favorites with locals and tourists alike.


Casual Dining / Lighter Fare
Restaurants / Fine Dining
Riverfront Restaurants
Pubs and Taverns

Casual Dining / Lighter Fare

Clary’s Café
404 Abercorn Street
(912) 233-0402
Described by one reviewer as Savannah’s “favorite greasy spoon,” Clary’s was made even more popular by Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil as the diner where eccentric Luther Driggers ate his breakfast and lunch. Lady Chablis is a regular patron, as is Midnight author John Berendt. Clary’s serves classic breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and burgers, along with some chicken, pork, and fish entrees.

Express Cafe & Bakery
39 Barnard Street
(912) 233-4683
This family-friendly cafe, popular with tourists and locals, is located in the Ellis Square District of Downtown Savannah. They offer a wide selection of fresh, delicious breakfast items, along with sandwiches, soups, and salads at modest prices.

Firefly Café
321 Habersham Street
(912) 234-1971
Located on beautiful Troup Square, the Firefly Café offers an eclectic menu that includes Spicy Caribbean Shrimp, Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Marsla and Lemon Chicken Salad. Sunday brunch specialties include Eggs Benedict with Crab and Grits and Blueberry-Corn Pancakes. You can eat indoors at this quaint café or outside under magnificent Magnolias and Live Oaks draped in Spanish moss.

Gryphon Tea Room, Savannah

Gryphon Tea Room
337 Bull Street
(912) 525-580
Looking for a light lunch or afternoon tea? The Gryphon Tea Room is a lovely little restaurant that serves delightful soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries and offers many varieties of teas. They are located in a historic building that used to house a turn-of-the-century pharmacy. The restaurant features fourteen original stained glass windows and antique furnishings.
Reservations suggested for Afternoon Teas

Soho South Café
Where Food is an Art
12 West Liberty Street
(912) 233-1633
Sunday Brunch
Another local favorite, the Soho South Café is a unique little restaurant located within the Savannah Fine Arts Gallery. They offer a wonderful selection of specialty sandwiches. Dinner entrees include steak, seafood, and pasta.

Wall’s BBQ
Best BBQ in Savannah!
515 East York Lane
(912) 232-9754
Best kept secret in Savannah! In the mood for some delicious BBQ and down-home soul food? Look no further than Wall’s BBQ, a local favorite. Wall’s is BBQ at its best, and they offer a tantalizing menu that includes pulled pork, chicken, ribs, deviled crab, and fried fish with sides of greens, rice, and coleslaw. Definitely of the beaten path, Wall’s BBQ is located on a lane that run behinds the houses on the north side of East York Street. There is limited seating, but they are only a block from Greene Square. So get yours to go, and enjoy a wonderful lunch under the shade of an old oak tree.

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
Old-time Family-style Dining
107 West Jones Street
(912) 232-5997
Lunch Monday - Friday - Closed January and weekends
Highly recommended by the locals, Mrs. Wilke’s offers down-home Southern food served family style at large tables. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the long lines so be sure to get there early. The breakfast menu includes eggs, sausage, hot biscuits, and grits. For lunch, you’ll find fried chicken, collard greens, okra, mashed potatoes and corn bread.
Reservations not accepted – No credit cards

Wright Square Cafe
21 W. York
(912) 238-1150
A casual European style café serving sandwiches, wraps and decadent desserts. Savannah’s premier chocolatier - famous for their truffles!

Restaurants / Fine Dining

Alligator Soul
114 Barnard
(912) 232-7899
Upscale Soul Food
For a romantic dinner in the downtown historic district, check out Alligator Soul. Their menu features eclectic Southern food including fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits and an amazing shrimp gumbo.
Reservations Recommended

Belford’s Steak and Seafood
315 West Julian Street
(912) 233-2626
American / Southern
Belford's is located in the heart of City Market in a beautiful red brick building with arched windows and exposed brick walls and doorways. Entrée’s include Georgia pecan grouper and low-country shrimp and grits. A great place for Sunday brunch.
Reservations Recommended

Bistro Savannah
309 West Congress Street
(912) 233-6266
This popular spot is just off City Market in a former cotton warehouse. The barbeque grouper over grits and crab corn chowder are highly recommended.

Elizabeth on 37th
105 East 37th Street
(912) 236-5547
American / Southern
Located in the Victorian District in a beautiful 1900’s Southern mansion, Elizabeth’s has been a favorite tourist destination for 24 years. Blending coastal cuisine with Southern hospitality, Elizabeth’s has been named one of the top 25 restaurants in America by Food & Wine Magazine, and received the Award for Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine, 1992-2006.
Reservations Essential

45 South
Pirates House
20 East Broad Street
(912) 233-1881
Closed Sundays
American / Southern
A small stylish popular restaurant located in the historic Pirates House. The menu features such offerings as North Carolina trout, rack of lamb, and grilled venison. Awarded the Fodors Choice by local reviewers. Recommended by Southern Living and Food & Wine.
Reservations Recommended

Garibaldi’s
315 West Congress Street
(912) 232-7118
Italian
Located in a historic fire station building, Garibaldi’s serves some Northern Italian classics, with some nontraditional dishes including flounder with apricot-shallot glaze. Good wine list.
Reservations Recommended

Il Pasticcio Restaurant and Wine Bar
2 East Broughton Street
(912) 231-8888
Italian
Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Il Pasticcio has been a favorite of locals and tourist for more than decade. USA Today has called the restaurant one of America’s 10 Best Italian Restaurants, and Southern Living Magazine called it “one of the South’s best food finds.” They are also known for an extensive wine list, which includes selections from Italy, California, South America, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Floor to ceiling windows giving diners full views of Bull and Broughton Streets. After 10 PM Tuesday through Saturday, one corner of Il Pasticcio becomes the Luna Lounge and features live music.
Dinner Reservations Recommended

Jazz'd Tapas Bar
52 Barnard Square
(912) 236-7777
Join Jazz'd for Exquisite Tapas
Happy Hour Specials
Live entertainment 6  days a week
One of Savannah's newest!  A sultry underground hot spot!

The Lady & Sons
102 West Congress Street
(912) 233-2600
Legendary Southern Cuisine
Paula’s Deen’s Lady & Sons Restaurant is one of the most popular in town. Expect long lines, but you’re sure to agree that the wonderful Southern cuisine is well worth the wait. Favorites include fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, crab burgers, shrimp dishes, grits, and a macaroni and cheese that is known as the city's best.
Reservations Accepted

Pink House, Savannah

The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn Street
(912) 232-4286
American / Southern
Built in 1771 for James Habersham, this fascinating pink building has housed such notable figures as Sherman’s generals and revolutionary patriots. Today it is one of Savannah’s best-known romantic restaurants, and offers a blue crab-stuffed grouper and other regional favorites. You’ll find an elegant piano bar downstairs where live music is offered nightly.
Reservations Recommended
For more history on the Olde Pink House, click here!

Sapphire Grill
110 West Congress Street
(912) 443-9962
Trendy hot spot near City Market features such dishes as Benne Encrusted Local Black Grouper, Braised Lamb Shank & Vegetable Grill, and Polenta Encrusted Nantucket Diver Scallops. Their appetizers and deserts receive rave reviews.
Reservations Recommended

1790 Inn and Restaurant
Savannah’s Oldest Inn
307 East President Street
(912) 236-7122
American / Southern
Rated by tourist and food magazines as one of Savannah’s finest restaurants, the 1790 Restaurant is located in a historic mansion just blocks from River Street. The menu includes pecan crusted grouper, coq au vin, and crab-stuffed shrimp.
Reservations Essential

Sugar Daddy’s Wine and Food Bar
109 Jefferson Street
912 335-5852
Southern Cuisine
One of Savannah’s newest and most popular restaurants, Sugar Daddy’s offers a full menu of "small plate" selections and a wine bar featuring eclectic wine, beer and spirits. Expect extraordinary food and decadent desserts including their famous hand-made truffles. Receive great reviews for their tapas! Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

Riverfront Restaurants

Aqua Star

1 Resort Drive
(912) 201-2085
Seafood
This restaurant is actually across the river in the Westin Hotel. Take a ferry across the river or drive across the bridge and park for free. Aqua Star receives rave reviews for their excellent cuisine thanks to award-winning Chef Roger Paul Michel. Voted Best View of Savannah!
Sunday Brunch
Reservations Recommended

Kevin Barry’s Pub
17 West River Street
(912) 233-9626
Located in a brick and cobblestone building that dates back to 1815, this Irish pub is well known for its live Irish music, friendly service, and good food. The menu offers burgers and sandwiches along with all kinds of Irish selections including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, beef stew and potato soup.

Boar’s Head Tavern & Grill
1 Lincoln Street at River Street
(912) 651-9660
American / Southern
The Boar's Head offers casual riverfront dining in an 18th century restored cotton warehouse. Popular menu items include crab cakes, she-crab soup, and an award-winning chocolate bread pudding.
Reservations Recommended

Chart House
202 West Bay Street
(912) 234-6686
Located in 18th century stone warehouse, the Savannah Chart House offers beautiful views of the Savannah River. Constructed of ballast rock sometime prior to 1790, the former sugar and cotton warehouse is said to be the oldest masonry building in Georgia. Specializing in steak and seafood, the menu features prime rib, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, crab legs, and lobster tail.
Reservations Recommended

Cotton Exchange Tavern
1 East River Street
(912) 232-7088
Located in an 18th century cotton warehouse, the Cotton Exchange Tavern is a fun place on the river offering “no-nonsense” grub. In addition to their great steaks and seafood dishes, they also offer tasty sandwiches, soups and appetizers.

Hueys on The River
In the River Street Inn
115 East River Street
(912) 234-7385
This popular hot spot was recommended by one of our web site visitors. If you love Cajun and Creole food, this is the place for you. We're sure you'll enjoy their jambalaya with andouille sausage, crayfish etouffee or crab-and-shrimp au gratin. They also offer homemade soups and unique appetizers. Breakfast is served from 7am to 3pm daily.
The bar next door offers live entertainment.
Reservations recommended

River House Seafood
125 West River Street
(912) 234-1900
Located in a historic warehouse overlooking the Savannah River, the River House features some of the freshest local seafood available. Awarded an “A” by the “Savannah News,” the restaurant offers several popular dishes including their pecan crusted tilapia. You’ll also want to try some of their homemade bread and desserts, baked on the premises and available to take home.
Reservations Recommended

Rocks on the River Modern Grill
River Street (Bohemian Hotel)
(912) 721-3900 Another great restaurant on River Street, this one located in the Bohemian Hotel. This restaurant has received great reviews for their hamburgers, fries and award-winning chophouse chili. Dine in the restaurant or enjoy lighter fare in their rooftop lounge.
Sunday Brunch.

Vic’s on the River Resturant and Bar
26 East Bay Street
(912) 721-1000
Southern / Seafood
Vic’s is located in a historic building built in 1859 by the famous New York architect, John Norris. It was originally used as a warehouse and later housed a shipping company. Some of General Sherman’s staff occupied empty offices during the War Between the States, and the main dining room features an original map of Sherman’s March drawn by Union soldiers. Located between the Old Cotton Exchange Building and City Hall, the restaurant offers great views of the river - and great food. Live music everyday.

Pubs and Taverns


Savannah has a number of lively taverns and English-style pubs that serve great food as well as a variety of spirits.

Kevin Barry’s Pub
17 West River St – Riverfront
(912) 233-9626

Boar’s Head Tavern & Grill
1 Lincoln Street at River Street – Riverfront
(912) 651-9660

Churchill’s Pub
9 Drayton Street
(912) 232-8501

Cotton Exchange Tavern
1 East River Street – Riverfront
(912) 232-7088

McDonough’s
21 East McDonough Street
(912) 233-6136

Murphy’s Law Public House
409 West Congress Street
(912) 443-0855

Six Pence Pub, Savanna

Six Pence Pub
245 Bull Street
(912) 233-3156

The Six Pence Pub was featured in the movie “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About."




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