It’s impossible to avoid Southern fare when you pay a visit to Savannah. The Hostess City is home to some of the very best Southern cuisine in the region, and the DoubleTree, located conveniently in Savannah’s Historic District (with free valet parking!), offers up a fine lunch buffet Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that will satiate any appetite. So, round up your coworkers for a business lunch or friends and family for a birthday celebration and get ready to embark on a Southern comfort food journey.
Before you dive into the main course, you have to whet your appetite with a cool, refreshing salad. The DoubleTree Southern-style lunch buffet provides you with plenty of options to personalize your salad as you see fit. Choose lettuce or spinach, and then load up on a variety of toppings that include ham, eggs, red onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Drizzle your choice of dressing over your freshly-made salad, and you’re well on your way.
Now that you’ve had your salad, it’s time to move on to the main course. Absolutely no classic Southern meal is complete without collard greens. Pile your plate with these leafy-green vegetables that are slow-cooked with a ham hock in broth. Collard greens are a staple in Southern cooking, so there’s no reason why these shouldn’t be on your plate.
Fried chicken and Southern culture go hand-in-hand, and it’s arguably the most important part of any Southern spread. From the first bite you’re introduced to golden, crunchy skin followed by juicy meat. Ask any Southerner and they’ll tell you without hesitation that this is chicken in its most perfect form.
Once you add your other essential Southern food items — namely macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, and okra — it’s time to chow down. Don’t be shy about going back for seconds (or thirds)!
Let’s hope you saved room because a creamy banana pudding — another Southern cuisine staple — complete with vanilla wafers and whipped cream awaits you. This classic dessert is the ultimate comfort food and will help you truly understand the meaning of Southern hospitality.
Are you ready to enjoy a true Southern meal in Savannah? Book your stay now!