Oftentimes the most enjoyable and memorable part of a getaway is the food – and that’s especially true in Savannah, Georgia. But with all of the online influencers, high dollar advertising budgets, and boosted online posts, how do you truly know what the best restaurants in Savannah are? Luckily, we’ve got the answer for you here! We polled the guests of our historic Savannah inn and other local experts to find out their favorite places to eat in Savannah, and we’ve listed the top three winners, along with two honorable mentions, for you below.
#1 Alligator Soul : Upscale, Not Uppity
0.5 miles from the inn
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or are just looking for a fantastic dinner, this is our guests’ top choice of restaurants in Savannah. Their southern comfort vibe can be felt from the friendly and attentive service and through their elegant, but unpretentious atmosphere. Alligator Soul’s seasonally inspired menu is crafted from only the finest and freshest ingredients used in all their offerings, from pre-dinner cocktails through their handcrafted desserts. You’ll find several mouthwatering options on their menu, including dayboat seafood and grass fed beef, and yes, as the name implies, alligator is on their menu too! We suggest making reservations in advance.
#2 The Olde Pink House : Modern Cuisine, Timeless Tradition
0.7 miles from the inn
Our guests have confirmed that any visit to Savannah isn’t complete without enjoying a meal at The Olde Pink House. The amazing architecture, social significance, and elegant interiors allow diners to immerse themselves in Savannah’s unique history. Their traditional southern menu features a modern take on classic dishes, that are a wonderful complement to the 18th century building they’re served in. If you don’t have time for a full meal, then we suggest you at least savor one of their signature spirits in their cellar tavern, where you’ll enjoy live music and a cozy atmosphere. And speaking of spirits, The Olde Pink House is known as one of Savannah’s most haunted restaurants – making it that much more of a bucket list destination! We suggest making reservations in advance.
#3 The Public Kitchen & Bar : A Savory Trend-Setter
0.3 miles from the inn
We’re so glad that this cool and casual place was voted as a guest favorite restaurant in Savannah! It just shows that casual cuisine can rival a fine dining restaurant any day. Their food philosophy is on par with their list-mates – you’ll find delicious dishes created with only the finest and locally sourced ingredients. Their seasonal menu offers elevated essentials and creative classics with something for everyone. You won’t find a better burger in Savannah! They also offer a full bar and comprehensive wine and beer list to pair with your meal. With indoor and outdoor tables available and no reservations required, makes this restaurant an easy choice for lunch or dinner.
Other Restaurants Worth Mentioning
With so many great restaurants in Savannah, we couldn’t limit our list to just the top three. Here are two others that were mentioned by guests, and we agree that they are worth a visit!
The Pirate’s House : A Tasty Treasure
1.1 miles from the inn
ARRRRR you looking for a unique place to eat in Savannah that offers fun and great food? Look no further than The Pirate’s House, which happens to be located in the oldest building in the city, and maybe even the state. At this historic dining destination, you’ll find savory southern dishes and classic comfort food, along with a full bar full of themed signature cocktails and rum flights. While it may look like a tourist trap, you’ll soon find that the food is great, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is unmatched – they even have roving pirates to visit with! This casual restaurant offers both lunch and dinner, and even has a southern lunch buffet daily, so you can sample more of their tasty treasures!
Circa 1875 : Unpretentious French
0.4 miles from the inn
Feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to Paris at this charming French restaurant in Savannah. Dine at intimate bistro tables or pull up a seat at the Gastro Pub to enjoy the finest French cuisine, in a friendly and relaxed setting. You’ll find classic French dishes, expertly prepared, and served by a warm and friendly staff. The authentic architectural details and curated decor set the scene for a perfect date night spot, or if you’re visiting Savannah during the week, they have a delightful happy hour you should take advantage of! Speaking of happy hour, no French meal can go without that perfect bottle of wine, which can easily be found on their approachable and affordable wine list, or you can choose from a wide selection of craft beers on tap or order a cocktail from their full bar. Bon Appetit!
Start Your Day Deliciously
On your next visit to Savannah, we invite you to stay at our top-rated bed and breakfast in Savannah set in the heart of the historic district. Not only will you start each day with a delicious home-cooked gourmet breakfast, but you’ll be within walking distance of all these great restaurants. Our friendly innkeepers are area experts too, so if you’re looking for a specific type of restaurant, or need suggestions for restaurants that are further away, they will be happy to help you! Plus, with our private and luxurious accommodations, you’ll get to rest and relax in comfort at the end of each day, so you’ll be refueled for your next food-finding adventure.