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. Atlantic

    $$ | Thomas Square | American

    A relative newcomer to the scene, Atlantic brilliantly merges the fine dining experience with the beloved neighborhood eatery. With an infusion...Read More

  • 2. Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze

    $$ | American

    Drink and eat like the locals do at this charming, laid-back spot. With walls covered in vintage signs, records, and various trash and treasure...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. Sundae Cafe

    $$ | American

    Tucked into an unassuming strip mall off the main drag on Tybee Island, this gourmet restaurant is a diamond in the rough. Locals and tourists...Read More

  • 5. 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

  • 6. A-J's

    $$ | Seafood

    This island bar and grill resembles a fish camp that was expanded time and time again to accommodate its growing clientele. Colorful and laid...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Betty Bombers

    $$ | American

    Located inside the American Legion Post 135 on Forsyth Park, this throwback mess hall is a hit with the locals. World War II–theme decor lines...Read More

  • 9. Bubba Gumbo's

    $$ | Seafood

    Watch boats pass and the sun set over Lazaretto Creek while enjoying fried oysters, steamed shrimp, hush puppies, and Lowcountry boil. A laid...Read More

  • 10. Crystal Beer Parlor

    $$ | Historic District | American

    This former speakeasy has been serving hungry locals since 1933, and the back dining rooms are covered in historic newspaper clippings and local...Read More

  • 11. Fox & Fig

    $$ | Historic District | Vegetarian

    After gaining a cult following at Foxy Loxy Cafe, proprietor Jen Jenkins has created a haven for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores with her...Read More

  • 12. Huey's Southern Café

    $$ | American

    As Southern food goes, Huey's is decidedly more New Orleans than Coastal Georgia, but it's not too far from home, as you'll discover with one...Read More

  • 13. North Beach Bar and Grill

    $$ | Seafood

    Between the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse and North Beach lies one of the island's most colorful, Caribbean-inspired eateries. The menus...Read More

  • 14. Starland Cafe

    $$ | Café

    This neighborhood favorite has been serving one of Savannah’s best lunches for years. Whether it’s a fresh pressed panini like the vegetarian...Read More

  • 15. Sushi Zen Savannah

    $$ | Historic District | Japanese

    If you've had your fill of Southern cuisine, head to this downstairs spot for award-winning sushi, daily specialty rolls, and grilled meat and...Read More

  • 16. The Collins Quarter

    $$ | Historic District | Café

    Modeled after the cozy coffee cafés of Melbourne, Australia, this bustling locale serves espresso, cold brew, and its famous spiced lavender...Read More

  • 17. The Crab Shack

    $$ | Seafood

    Where the elite eat in their bare feet" is the motto of this laid-back eatery tucked away on a side street just over the bridge to Tybee Island...Read More

  • 18. The Ordinary Pub

    $$ | Historic District | American

    Savannah’s most-beloved brunch is tucked away in the basement level of bustling Broughton Street’s shopping and dining corridor. The neighborhood...Read More

  • 19. The Public Kitchen & Bar

    $$ | Historic District | American

    A prime location at the corner of Liberty and Bull streets, café-style outdoor dining, and a chic bar adorned with an industrial-style chandelier...Read More

  • 20. The Vault Kitchen and Market

    $$ | Asian

    In the heart of the hip Starland District, this former bank features a varied menu of Asian fusion and sushi delights. The bright and bustling...Read More

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