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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). For a comprehensive overview of Savannah's unique dining scene, consider tagging along with a loca on a food tour.

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  • #1
    Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
    #1 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1880 reviewsTripadvisor (1880)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Fusion
    4 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3310
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  • #2
    Joe's Homemade Cafe is now Joe's at the Jepson
    #2 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 890 reviewsTripadvisor (890)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Soups
    5515 Waters Ave Jepson Meusem for the Arts, Savannah, GA 31404-6243
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  • #3
    Leopold's Ice Cream
    #3 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11171 reviewsTripadvisor (11171)
    $ | Diner
    212 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3402
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  • #4
    River Street Sweets
    #4 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripadvisor (148)
    $ - $$ | American
    4515 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405-4210
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  • #5
    The Starland Cafe
    #5 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 177 reviewsTripadvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, International, Soups
    11 E 41st St, Savannah, GA 31401-9101
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  • #6
    Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
    #6 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4926 reviewsTripadvisor (4926)
    $ - $$ | American
    107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
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  • #7
    Mate Factor
    #7 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 150 reviewsTripadvisor (150)
    $ | Cafe, American
    401 E Hall St across from downtown Kroger parking lot, Savannah, GA 31401-5712
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  • #8
    Blends a Coffee Boutique
    #8 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 157 reviewsTripadvisor (157)
    $ | Cafe
    102 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3304
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  • #9
    Planters Tavern
    #9 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 390 reviewsTripadvisor (390)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    23 Abercorn St Olde Pink House Restaurant, Savannah, GA 31401-2713
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  • #10
    Jazz'd Tapas Bar
    #10 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1596 reviewsTripadvisor (1596)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Fusion, International
    52 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401-2535
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  • #11
    Wiley's Championship BBQ
    #11 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1994 reviewsTripadvisor (1994)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    4700 US Highway 80 E Suite N, Savannah, GA 31410-2900
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  • #12
    Savannah Candy Kitchen
    #12 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 479 reviewsTripadvisor (479)
    $ - $$ |
    318 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA 31401-2414
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  • #13
    Savannah Coffee Roasters
    #13 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 726 reviewsTripadvisor (726)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    215 W. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401-3909
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  • #14
    Marche de Macarons
    #14 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 159 reviewsTripadvisor (159)
    $ |
    42 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401-3417
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  • #15
    Cafe M
    #15 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 986 reviewsTripadvisor (986)
    $ - $$ | French, American, Cafe, European
    128 E Bay St Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401-1202
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  • #16
    The Vault Kitchen + Market
    #16 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripadvisor (592)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    2112 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-8565
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  • #17
    45 Bistro
    #17 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 724 reviewsTripadvisor (724)
    $$ | American
    123 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401-3303
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  • #18
    Zunzi's Takeout & Catering
    #18 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1898 reviewsTripadvisor (1898)
    $ | American, African
    108 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401-3719
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  • #19
    Back In The Day Bakery
    #19 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 440 reviewsTripadvisor (440)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2403 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-9109
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  • #20
    Market Street Sweets
    #20 of 838 Places to Eat in Savannah
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 620 reviewsTripadvisor (620)
    $ - $$ | American
    13 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1295
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