Restaurants in Savannah
Downtown Savannah restaurants celebrate the bounty and diversity of the region. For fine dining that embraces the local, fresh seafood market, stop by the Olde Pink House. Taking its name from its pink stucco façade, the restaurant is housed in an 18th-century mansion and welcomes diners with its antique furniture and sloping hardwood floors. For a different kind of local affair, check out Desposito’s, a low country destination on Old Tybee Road and on of the best restaurants in Savannah for local cuisine. Newspapers serve as tablecloths so you can get totally messy while enjoying the Low County basket of shrimp, potatoes, and corn. This is, after all, Georgia, so you’ll also have your choice of smoky barbecue. Try Walls Bar-B-Q, a favorite among the locals.
After dinner at one of these Savannah restaurants, satiate your sweet tooth and stop by one of the city’s special confectionaries like Savannah Candy Kitchen that make Southern pralines. The city also has an open-container policy for those interested in partying and nightlife.
The tablecloths are made from newspapers and the steamed oysters and Low Country basket—shrimp, potatoes, corn—are ideal for two.
Located in a nondescript building, Walls Bar-B-Q is tucked away down a side street in a residential area of downtown Savannah. Since 1963, the Walls family has served traditional Southern barbeque like pulled pork, ribs, and chicken with their homemade barbeque sauce on the side.
Next door to the Planters Inn on Reynolds Square, the Olde Pink House restaurant derives its name from the pink-stained stucco covering the 18th-century Georgian brick mansion.
Chef Matthew Roher dishes up Georgia white-shrimp risotto with fresh asparagus and tarragon at this 30-table spot.
Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, located between downtown Savannah and Tybee Island, looks like an upscale fish shack amidst the lush greenery of the marsh.
Part of the Mansion on Forsyth Park hotel, this fine-dining establishment is eclectically designed with alligator-skin chairs, bright orange accent tables, and a large gold chandelier.
Down-home goodness is served from 11 a.m. sharp each day: platters of fried chicken, vegetables swathed in bacon grease, and tufts of mashed sweet potatoes.
This three-floor, 330-seat southern kitchen grew out of Paula Deen's lunch delivery service, back in the day before Deen became a Food Network star.