Dining in Savannah: An Insider’s Guide

Savannah, Georgia is home to beautiful architecture, gorgeous landscaping, and traditional Southern hospitality. It’s a great place to visit as a family, as a couple, or with a group of friends! Whether you’re here for the sights or maybe more for the smells and tastes, there’s definitely plenty to delight in Savannah.

BREAKFAST

J. Christophers, a unique restaurant in a converted auto garage, is a fun place to stop for breakfast or brunch. One of the best ways to get great breakfast in Savannah is by staying at one of the city’s bed and breakfast inns. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn in the historic district has amazing traditional sweet potato pancakes, along with other signature dishes.

SOUL FOOD

Some of the tastiest Southern soul food can be found at Sisters of the South, where you can get amazing smothered pork chops and, of course, fried chicken. Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room is so tasty that it’s the only restaurant President Obama visited when he visited Savannah. The family-style meals here are a great way to experience Savannah cuisine and culture.

SEAFOOD

Narobia’s Gravy and Grits is just a simple southern cooking restaurant with some seriously good eats. The wall-inscribed menu features Southern favorites like fried chicken and an unbeatable crab stew that showcases Georgia’s amazing seafood. The peppery stew has plenty of crab meat to satisfy as well as some shrimp, too. Another seafood hotspot is Flying Fish Bar and Grillwhere Mike McMahon serves up generous portions of finger-licking good seafood favorites along with the drinks to go with them. The Olde Pink House is, surprisingly, a favorite both with locals and tourists, and has earned the city’s coveted title of best shrimp and grits.

UP-SCALE

For a special occasion in Savannah, there are plenty of great places to celebrate with some delicious cuisine. Elizabeth on 37th offers a 7-course meal for $90 per person which allows you to sample the best of the restaurant in a romantic setting. Local IITen gets its high-end produce from local farmers and has an ever-changing menu of delightful dishes featuring seasonal produce.

DESSERT

Leopold’s ice cream near the Savannah College of Art and Design is well-known for it’s delicious treats.  Another local favorite is Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, whose decadent treats and chocolatey concoctions can easily leave you with a satisfying tummy-ache.

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