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Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

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Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room Review

Locals can tell you that this is the city's best Southern cuisine, and when President Obama was visiting Savannah, he and his entourage had lunch here. Luckily, he didn't have to join the rest of the folks lined up around the corner to enjoy the orgy of fine Southern fare, served here family-style at big tables. It's been family-owned for decades, and the original Miz Wilkes really did run this historic home as a boarding house, serving three meals a day. These days, you can expect fried or roasted chicken, beef stew, collard greens, okra, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet-potato soufflé, and corn bread, with favorites like banana pudding for dessert. No alcohol is served, but you can get a lot of sweet tea. Mrs. Wilkes made this place somewhat of a legend, and her granddaughter and great-grandson are keeping it a family affair in more ways than one (kids under age 12 eat for half-price).

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted
  • No credit cards.
  • Closed weekends and Jan. No dinner.
Updated: 11-12-2012

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    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room Review

    I agree with the Fodors review. I think we counted 25 dishes on our table. The service was efficient and polite. You do need to plan for a wait though. We got there at 10:30 and were seated at noon.

    by texasgal77058, 5/4/12

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