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. Elizabeth on 37th

    $$$$ | Thomas Square | American

    This elegant turn-of-the-20th-century mansion has been feeding regional specialties to Savannah's upper crust for decades. Chef Kelly Yambor...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Local 11ten

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    This stark, minimalist place features an upbeat and contemporary menu that draws young chefs on their nights off. Seasonally driven, the menu...Read More

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 700 Drayton Restaurant

    $$$$ | American

    With its splashy interior, this is a one-of-a-kind spot in Savannah whether you're looking for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. The former...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Noble Fare

    $$$$ | Historic District | Eclectic

    This eatery's clientele ranges from thirtysomethings celebrating a special occasion to well-heeled older residents who love the elegant atmosphere...Read More

  • 14. Tybee Island Fish Camp

    $$$$ | American

    The upscale sister to the wildly successful Tybee Island Social Club, this restaurant opened to raves in 2014. With great attention to detail...Read More

  • 15. Vic's on the River

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    This upscale Southern charmer is one of the finest spots in town for well-executed Southern delicacies like Savannah Sausage Co. andouille hash...Read More

  • 16. Sapphire Grill

    $$$$ | Historic District | American

    Savannah's foodies pack this trendy haunt with its surprisingly chic interior and artistic culinary creations. Downstairs, the decor is hip...Read More

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