Fodor's Expert Review Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

$$$$ Historic District American Fodor's Choice

Folks line up to enjoy Mrs. Wilkes's fine Southern fare, which has been served family-style at big tables for decades. Her granddaughter and great-grandson are keeping it a family affair in more ways than one (kids under 10 eat for halfp rice), and these days you can expect fried or roasted chicken, beef stew, collard greens, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet-potato soufflé, and cornbread, along with favorites like banana pudding for dessert.

American Casual Lunch Southern Fodor's Choice Family $$$$

Quick Facts

107 W. Jones St.
Savannah, Georgia  31401, USA


Known For:
  • Southern cooking served family-style
  • Long waits that are well worth it
  • Cash-only policy
  • Former president Barack Obama and his entourage had lunch here when he visited Savannah
  • Cash-only policy ($25 pp)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No credit cards, Closed weekends and Jan. No dinner, Reservations not accepted,

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