Savannah Restaurants

Southern cuisine is rich in tradition, but the dining scene in Savannah is more than just fried chicken and barbecue. Many of the city's restaurants have been exploring locally sourced ingredients as a way to tweak their usual homespun offerings, a change that is now attracting chefs and foodies alike.Although the farm-to-table
Southern cuisine is rich in tradition, but the dining scene in Savannah is more than just fried chicken and barbecue. Many of the city's restaurants have been exploring locally sourced ingredients as a way to tweak their usual homespun offerings, a change that is now at
Southern cuisine is rich in tradition, but the dining scene in Savannah is more than just fried chicken and barbecue. Ma

Southern cuisine is rich in tradition, but the dining scene in Savannah is more than just fried chicken and barbecue. Many of the city's restaurants have been exploring locally sourced ingredients as a way to tweak their usual homespun offerings, a change that is now attracting chefs and foodies alike.

Although the farm-to-table trend was first spotted at upscale spots like Elizabeth on 37th and Local 11ten, more neighborhood restaurants are now getting in on the action. Places like the Green Truck Pub utilize locally raised, grass-fed beef for their burgers, and after-dinner options now even include locally roasted coffee.

The arrival of some new kids on the block doesn't mean the old standbys have ridden off into the sunset just yet. For traditional, exquisitely prepared menus, be sure to visit the Olde Pink House, which has been pleasing local palates for decades. Or follow the crowds to the ever-popular Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room (which even President Obama once visited), where you’ll find all the fried chicken, collard greens, and mac ’n' cheese you can handle.

That's just a few ideas to get you started. While exploring Savannah, you're sure to find any number of other exciting options as well, whether you're craving noodle bowls or a simple sandwich.

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  • 1. B. Tillman

    $$$ | Southside | American

    This restaurant dates back to 1924, when Ben T. Byrd began baking small batches of cookies in his Savannah bakery; today the Byrd Cookie Company...Read More

  • 2. The Wyld

    $$ | Eastside | Seafood

    Even regular visitors to Savannah might not have heard of this beloved marsh-side local haunt. The Wyld offers a somewhat upscale twist to dockside...Read More

  • 3. Kayak Kafe

    $ | Southside | Vegetarian

    This palm-shaded eatery is hands down the best spot in town for vegetarian and vegan options, but there's also more than enough on the menu...Read More

  • 4. Savannah Squeeze

    $ | Southside | Vegetarian

    This is the city's first cold-pressed juice bar, with special equipment that extracts all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Each bottle...Read More

  • 5. Toucan Café

    $$ | Southside | Caribbean

    A bit off the beaten path, this colorful café has a light and cheery interior that invites good times with good food and good company. The menu...Read More

  • 6. Yia Yia's Kitchen

    $ | Southside | Greek

    This is the real deal, an authentic Greek eatery and bakery where grandmother's recipes inspired the menu. Most everything is made on the premises...Read More

  • 7. Blue Turtle Bistro

    $$ | Southside | American

    Brought to you by the owners of those other great Savannah eateries B. Matthew's and Blowin' Smoke BBQ, Blue Turtle Bistro is a step in the...Read More

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