If you’re wondering where to eat in Savannah, look no further! My girl friends and I spent a long weekend in this charming city on a historical food tour, modern eateries and the most delicious memorable places.
Don’t miss out on the first place. It’s my all-time favorite place in Savannah, which is why we’re starting out with lunch recommendations before brunch.
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Where to Eat in Savannah for Lunch
Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room
Although I’d like to save the best for last, I can’t contain my excitement about this marvelous dining experience. If you do one thing in Savannah, this should be it.
You get seated at large tables of ten with strangers who all join together in this wholesome time of eating platters of fried chicken, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra, gumbo, corn muffins, biscuits, ribs, and so much more! I think we had a variety of 18 dishes the day we went.
It’s really fun sharing a table with strangers and connecting on the love of good ol’ southern cooking.
There’s an endless amount of food so eat all you want. My girl friends were absolutely great at this. While the entire room cleared out, we were still getting “just one more bite” of everything… hehe.
At points, we got food anxiety from not knowing whether or not we had tried all the dishes because there was so much!
Insider Tip: They don’t take reservations. Get there 30-45 minutes before it opens (only on weekdays) so that you’re one of the first people in. It’s SO worth the wait, especially if you’re with good company!
Cost: $22 per person– cash only
Address: 107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: (912) 232-5997
If you’re curious as to why we’re dressed up, my girl friends know that I love to eat and dress up so they threw me a foodie “Through the Decades” themed bachelorette party starting off with the 70s! Quite the lucky lady, wouldn’t you say? You can check out my whole weekend here and how to have an off the beaten path/foodie bachelorette party yourself.
Now back to the regularly scheduled program…
Savannah Taste Experience
When I heard my girl friends were taking me on a food tour, I was ecstatic but made sure to eat before we went. Food tours in New York City generally meant getting one bite of food or maybe even a whiff of pizza if you were lucky.
But I wish I hadn’t eaten at all before the food tour ‘cause by the time I left the 1st place of this tour, I was basically stuffed.
They give you a full piece of pecan honey fried chicken, half a barbecue pulled pork sandwich, Thai shrimp skewers, chicken sandwiches, bites of salmon salad with cucumber, and alcoholic drinks. Like I said, it’s A LOT of food. Be prepared.
In addition to the food, you get a witty English teacher as your tour guide who gives you tons of fun facts about Savannah as you explore the beautiful historic district. Eating and learning for the win!
Insider Tip: Go as hungry as possible.
Cost: $56.95 per person
Book here: Savannah Taste Experience
Address: 134 Whitaker St, Ste 2, Savannah, GA 31401 (the meet up spot is different from this address)
Phone number: (912) 221-4439
Where to Eat in Savannah for Brunch
This place is supposedly the spot for pancakes. You can even grill them right at your table if you want, but…
With “sausage gravy” and “grits with cheese, bacon, and gravy” popping out of the menu and grabbing our appetites, we forgot about the pancakes asap.
normally a photo would go here
but hunger took over creativity
On top of the dictionary definition of over easy eggs, rich sausage gravy*, and grits ladened with butter and cheese (hey, it’s the south), we had to have the Funky Bread. It’s like fluffy, chewy cinnamon rolls with a touch of heaven and lots of sugar. Yum!
We left brunch extremely stuffed and happily comatose. Wonder what their famous pancakes are like though…
Insider Tip: Be prepared for a long wait, mediocre service (hence the 3 star review on Yelp), and a happy food coma.
Cost: $15-17 per person if you get as much food as we did
Address: 304 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone number: (912) 234-3050
*For vegan biscuits and gravy, check out The Sentient Bean coffee shop.
Where to Eat in Savannah for Dinner
Rocks on the River
Want to add a bit of swanky into the mix of casual fried chicken eateries? Head to top floor of the Bohemian Hotel to enjoy dinner and cocktails at Rocks on the River.
We loved the vibe and everything we ate here except for the späetzle and chicken— definitely skip out on that one.
Fo’ sho, fo’ sho, get the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, the crab cakes that’s more crab than cake, shrimp and grits (classic southern dish), and coffee rubbed rib eye cooked medium rare!
Insider Tip: If you come before the sun sets, you’ll have a beautiful view of the river.
Cost: $25-50 per person depending on appetizer, meal, and drink
Address: 102 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone number: (912) 721-3800
Well there’s where to eat in Savannah with fried chicken included!
I’m DEFINITELY going back to Savannah just for Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room and would love to add a new spot to the list. Have any recommendations for me?
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Thanks for stopping by! xo.
Saturday 26th of February 2022
There are so many great restaurant in Savannah to choose from. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a must-visit restaurant in Savannah. I've dined here several times and have always found the meal to be wonderful. Other excellent Savannah restaurants can be found at https://www.visitsavannah.com/list/these-5-savannah-restaurants-are-worth-traveling/. I'm confident you'll enjoy it.
Friday 29th of May 2020
I'll definitely try Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room because one of the best part of traveling is to meet new friends and to try new things so I think seating at a large table with strangers would be a great experience. Btw, I'm going to visit GA with some of my friends and we've downloaded a travel guide from https://www.visitsavannah.com because we want to choose the places we want to visit, restaurants to try and the best hotel to stay in.
Monday 18th of July 2016
Looks like the perfect foodie and fashion bachelorette party! Savannah is definitely on my travel list :)
Monday 18th of July 2016
It was! I love all your food posts on your blog.
Tricia @ The Adventure List
Friday 8th of April 2016
That pecan covered chicken looks delish! So many pecans. Your bachelorette party sounds fantastic. Great idea to dress for the decades.
Monday 11th of April 2016
Thursday 7th of April 2016
I love the idea of a historical bachelorette party, and I think it's pretty cool that you had dinner with strangers. What a spread that was!
Monday 11th of April 2016