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. Cha Bella

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    The first farm-to-table restaurant in Savannah, Cha Bella continues to serve only dishes made with the finest local ingredients, so even if...Read More

  • 2. Circa 1875

    $$$$ | Historic District | French

    The closest thing you'll find to a Parisian bistro in Savannah, this intimate gastropub offers a menu of rich traditional French dishes; trust...Read More

  • 3. Garibaldi Cafe

    $$$$ | Historic District | Italian

    This well-appointed restaurant is well known to locals and travelers alike for its contemporary cuisine and well-priced Italian classics. Ask...Read More

  • 4. Husk Savannah

    $$$ | Historic District | American

    After transforming the Charleston restaurant scene with internationally recognized elevated Southern cuisine crafted from heirloom ingredients...Read More

  • 5. Jepson Cafe

    $ | Historic District | American

    Housed in the modern-art extension of the Telfair Museum, the Jepson Cafe is an exquisite culinary experience. The small dining room is adorned...Read More

  • 6. Little Duck Diner

    $$ | Historic District | American

    This enchanting family-friendly diner perched on the corner of bustling Ellis Square offers an array of comfy bites all day long. With a full...Read More

  • 7. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    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...Read More

  • 8. Olde Pink House

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    This Georgian mansion was built in 1771 for James Habersham, one of the wealthiest Americans of his time, and the historic atmosphere comes...Read More

  • 9. Soho South Cafe

    $ | Historic District | Eclectic

    This garage turned art gallery turned restaurant features a playful, Southern-inspired menu with a variety of fresh and beautiful salads, soups...Read More

  • 10. The Florence

    $$$ | Historic District | Italian

    Housed in an old Savannah ice factory, the Florence has lots of original architectural details and serves up some of the city's most innovative...Read More

  • 11. The Grey

    $$$$ | Downtown | American

    This high-end establishment has made waves in Savannah as a world-class dining experience. Housed in a renovated 1930s Greyhound bus depot,...Read More

  • 12. The Grey Market

    $ | Downtown | American

    After the success of The Grey, a mecca of Port City Southern cuisine, restaurateurs Johno Morisano and Chef Mashama Bailey created this hip...Read More

  • 13. The Grey Restaurant

    $$$$ | Downtown | American

    In a restored Greyhound bus depot, James Beard Award–winner Chef Mashama Bailey and an impeccable team create gorgeous dishes that fuse Port...Read More

  • 14. 39 Rue de Jean

    $$$ | French

    Sister to the famous 39 Rue de Jean restaurant in Charleston, Rue de Jean Savannah also draws inspiration from the style of classic French brasseries...Read More

  • 15. 45 Bistro

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    On the ground floor of the Marshall House, 45 Bistro has some of the best views of Broughton Street from the floor-to-ceiling windows that run...Read More

  • 16. a.lure

    $$$$ | City Market | American

    This simple, sophisticated dining room is smartly designed so there isn't a bad seat in the house. Don't be afraid to fill up on light bites...Read More

  • 17. Angel's BBQ

    $ | Historic District | Barbecue

    This cozy little spot is a favorite among barbecue fans and a regular stop for foodies. Serving up a simple menu of pork and brisket, either...Read More

  • 18. B&D Burgers

    $ | Historic District | Burger

    Locally owned and operated B&D Burgers is a great bet for a quick, low-key bite to eat with offerings like—tempura-style chicken fingers...Read More

  • 19. B. Matthews Eatery

    $$ | Historic District | Eclectic

    The freshly updated and expanded kitchen here offers a great menu that ranges from the familiar to the unexpected; it's a favorite brunch spot...Read More

  • 20. Bier Haus

    $ | Historic District | German

    This Belgian–German gastropub has made a name for itself with its generous pots of mussels steamed in your choice of beer; the menu offers several...Read More

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