A Taste of Savannah

March 27, 2008

The Southern Speech Communication Association is meeting in early April in Savannah. It’s always a challenge — fun one, most of the time — to find great places to eat in a new city. What’s the best way to find a fabulous restaurant or jazzy piano bar? Listen to the locals!

My students and colleagues at Georgia Southern rose to the task when I asked them their thoughts on their favorite places in Savannah. 


The Lady & Sons AKA Paula Deen’s
“This is the restaurant that put Savannah on the map, according to some. Put your name in early in the day for a table, or you might not get in.”
102 W Congress St, Savannah

Moon River Brewing Company
“Love this restaurant! Great appetizers and they brew their own beer!” “It’s the BOMB!” “It’s on the Haunted Pub Tour. And they have great tuna!”
21 W Bay St, Savannah

Clary’s Café
“Best known as the diner from Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. Great breakfasts.”
404 Abercorn Street, Savannah

Corleone’s Trattoria
“An Italian restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Sit outside if the weather is nice. Call and make reservations”
44 MLK Blvd., Savannah

The Crab Shack
“This is an outside restaurant that has big platters of kind of low country boil type food, and it is towards Tybee Island, so it’s kind of out, but worth the drive”
40 Estill Hammock Rd., Tybee Island

Firefly Café
“Great for vegetarians & vegans . . . and everyone else, too”
321 Habersham St., Savannah

Jazz’d Tapas Bar
“It’s underground and an amazing dining experience”
52 Barnard St., Savannah

Olde Pink House
“It’s in a pink house that was built in the 1700s; always low lights, candle lit” “Classy piano bar on the bottom floor”
23 Abercorn St., Savannah

Shrimp Factory
“Great fresh seafood and nice atmosphere”
313 E River St., Savannah

Skyler’s Restaurant
“Best crab cakes in town, without a doubt”
225 E. Bay St., Savannah

Spanky’s Pizza Gallery & Saloon
“Greatest [chicken] fingers in the southeast. And the spuds are great, too!”
317 E. River Street, Savannah

Vic’s on the River
“Upscale. Always very nice and very good”
16 E River St, Savannah

Vinnie Van GoGo’s
“At the end of City Market, mostly out-door eating, and the best pizza I’ve had. They only take cash, but you can order by the slice or pie.”
317 W Bryan St., Savannah

“Try the Sushi Boat . . . amazing! Fresh! Funky atmosphere and reasonable prices”
113 MLK Blvd., Savannah

Wild Wing Café
“If you’re just looking to have a fun bar night with live entertainment and great wings, definitely go to Wild Wings.”
27 Barnard St., Savannah

“An intriguing combo: South African and Italian”
108 E. York St., Savannah

View Savannah Map with Many More Restaurants

See Chatham County (Savannah and surrounding area) restaurant inspection scores from the Health Department


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