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Mar 16th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Looking for recs for Savannah

I'll be in Savannah, GA, in late April. Already have a place to stay. Looking for recommendations for restaurants (dinner budget <$150 for two), sights, places of interest. We like interesting museums and exhibits, theater, music, and are open to almost anything.

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Mar 16th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Take a look at my trip report; click on my name to find it.
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Mar 16th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Done. TY, Michael.
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Mar 16th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Hi downtownbrown (Downtown Julie Brown?),

Visiting historic homes such as the Owens-Thomas House and the Isaiah Davenport House was a highlight. Going to the Owens-Thomas House, you can get a three-pass which gives you admission to the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center for the Arts, both of which I enjoyed for about an hour.

Belfort's (City Market) and Boar's Head (Riverfront) I thought offered up stellar meals. I had shrimp & grits at the former and bouillabaisse at the latter.

My favorite thing was just wandering the Historic District on foot and strolling by Forsyth Park. Have a great trip! Daniel
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Mar 16th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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A walk with Dirk is an excellent introduction to the historic area of the city--
http://www.savannahrambles.com/default.html

Four of us did the Savannah Architectural Ramble our first afternoon in the city, having made a reservation with Dirk prior to our arrival. He came highly recommended by folks on this board and we add our endorsement!
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Mar 16th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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We like the Old Town Trolley- Hop On and Off. It is a fun tour-you will see a lot of the downtown area.
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Mar 17th, 2013, 04:02 AM
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Good stuff, all. It looks as if I need to make a reservation with Dirk.

BTW, we made a reservation for dinner at the Pink House. Anyone been there?
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Mar 21st, 2013, 05:26 AM
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I have, many times. It's wonderful.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Thanks, sue. That's what I've heard from everyone.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 04:33 AM
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I agree with the posts above. I recommend Dirk of Savannah Rambles very highly. The Pink House is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Be sure to stop by the historic tavern in the basement. One of the oldest buildings in the entire state and walking down those worn marble steps is like walking back in time for me. Good food and drink await you, including a fire in the fireplace if there's any chill in the air and someone playing on the grand piano most of the time. Have a before dinner drink or even dessert and coffee there after dinner.

Another good spot to sit and relax is Rocks on the Roof on the top of the Bohemian hotel. Good views of the riverfront and a great place to catch the sunset.

If you want a casual place for lunch, consider Papilotte. cmcfong was the first to find this very casual French bistro and their food is fabulous and fresh.

Enjoy your trip!
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Apr 20th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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Another top vote for a great meal at Olde Pink House. We also enjoyed eating at Garibaldi's Cafe and having a take out ice cream cone at Leopold's. One place we wanted to go to, but didn't because the lunch time line for it was so very long, was Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a great experience. Yes, long lines, but if you can get there early, you will probably get the first seating. You will be seated at large tables with other diners and served platter after platter of wonderful Southern favorites, family style. We met some nice people at our table, and shared travel tales along with the biscuits and gravy, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread and so on. It is pretty reasonably priced, too.

Savannah is a very walkable city. You can pick up a walking guide and roam at will. The squares and old homes are all interesting to explore; the waterfront is worth walking along, too, but a bit touristy. If you are into antiques, there are some large shops on the waterfront worth exploring.

There is a large tourist information center on Martin Luther KingJr. Boulevard
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