Savannah Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Savannah

Yes, you're in the South. And yes, you'll find some fried food here, but if that's all you're expecting, then you've got Savannah all wrong. Thanks to its coastal location, Savannah offers a little bit of everything, and it's quickly becoming a formidable culinary rival to Atlanta

If southern comfort food is what you're after, The Olde Pink House should be at the top of your list. Practically an attraction in itself, the restaurant is housed within a blush-colored stucco mansion built in the late 1700s for James Habersham Jr., one of Savannah's early cotton brokers. Before becoming a restaurant, it was also the site of the First Bank of Georgia in the 1800s. Because of its unique history, eating here feels like taking a step back in time, with the whole house (both upstairs and downstairs) used for dining. After dinner, sneak down to the speakeasy-like cellar underneath the restaurant for a drink by the fireplace and to hear some tunes by a local pianist or jazz musician.

Next up on your list: Leopold's Ice Cream. Though this 20th-century soda shop isn't as ancient as The Olde Pink House, it's still considered a Savannah institution, featuring some of the same fixtures (including the black marble soda fountain) from the original store. Come here for an old-fashioned milkshake or a double scoop of one of the shop's original ice cream flavors like Tutti Fruitti.

Though Savannah has its fair share of deep-rooted eateries that act as the foundation of the area's dining scene, the city also manages to host a collection of more contemporary spots that receive just as much acclaim from visitors and critics alike. You'll be transported to Melbourne, Australia, at Collins Quarter, a cafe that features staples from the Australian owner's hometown (try Leo's Aussie Breakkie). And for some Savannah-style barbecue, head to Sandfly BBQ. For a more contemporary take on Southern cuisine and farm-to-table menus, consider making reservations at Local 11 Ten or Cotton & Rye

Savannah is home to a rollicking nightlife scene (in part because of its lack of open container laws), so plan to go for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail to sample some of the city's more unique venues. If beer is your drink of choice, head to Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah's first microbrewery. Audiophiles will especially enjoy the brewery's music theme (each of the brews is named after an album or song) and the chance to hear a rotating roster of local musicians. For inventive cocktails and indulgent small plates, try Treylor Park. Pair the PB&J chicken wings with the Recliner (bourbon sweet tea and muddled raspberries).

Find the Best Restaurants in Savannah

  • #1
    Joe's Homemade Cafe
    #1 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 852 reviewsTripAdvisor (852)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Soups
    5515 Waters Ave 70th Street, Savannah, GA 31404-6243
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  • #2
    Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
    #2 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1603 reviewsTripAdvisor (1603)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Fusion
    4 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3310
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  • #3
    Leopold's Ice Cream
    #3 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10192 reviewsTripAdvisor (10192)
    $ | Diner, Deli, Cafe
    212 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3402
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  • #4
    Fox & Fig
    #4 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    321 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401-4421
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  • #5
    Blends a Coffee Boutique
    #5 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $ | Cafe
    102 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3304
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  • #6
    Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
    #6 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4709 reviewsTripAdvisor (4709)
    $ - $$ | American
    107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
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  • #7
    The Starland Cafe
    #7 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, International
    11 E 41st St, Savannah, GA 31401-9101
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  • #8
    Marche de Macarons
    #8 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ |
    42 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3417
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  • #9
    Driftaway Cafe
    #9 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 932 reviewsTripAdvisor (932)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    7400 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406-6446
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  • #10
    Zunzi's Takeout & Catering
    #10 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1814 reviewsTripAdvisor (1814)
    $ | American, African
    108 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3719
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  • #11
    The Vault Kitchen + Market
    #11 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 490 reviewsTripAdvisor (490)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    2112 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-8565
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  • #12
    Crystal Beer Parlor
    #12 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4085 reviewsTripAdvisor (4085)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    301 W Jones St W. Jones at Jefferson Streets, Savannah, GA 31401-4252
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  • #13
    Cotton & Rye
    #13 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 703 reviewsTripAdvisor (703)
    $ - $$ | American
    1801 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31401-8151
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  • #14
    Savannah Candy Kitchen
    #14 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 438 reviewsTripAdvisor (438)
    $ - $$ | American
    318 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA 31401-2414
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  • #15
    Paula Deen's Creek House Seafood & Grill
    #15 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1439 reviewsTripAdvisor (1439)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    104 Bryan Wood Rd At the intersection of Hwy 80 and Bryan Woods Road on Whitemarsh Island, Savannah, GA 31410-1225
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  • #16
    Savannah Coffee Roasters
    #16 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 645 reviewsTripAdvisor (645)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    215 W. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401-3909
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  • #17
    45 Bistro
    #17 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 667 reviewsTripAdvisor (667)
    $$ | American
    123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3303
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  • #18
    River Street Sweets
    #18 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    $ - $$ | American
    4515 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405-4210
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  • #19
    Cafe M
    #19 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 866 reviewsTripAdvisor (866)
    $ - $$ | French, American, Cafe, European, Fusion
    128 E Bay St Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401-1202
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  • #20
    Gryphon Tea Room
    #20 of 983 Places to Eat in Savannah
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 995 reviewsTripAdvisor (995)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    337 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-4520
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