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Restaurants in Savannah, GA

Savannah BBQ Restaurants

No trip to Savannah is complete without trying one of the many Savannah BBQ restaurants in downtown Savannah. When you’re looking for no frills, finger­licking­ good barbecue, stop by one of these local favorites to enjoy the South’s best BBQ.

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Billy's Place

In the heart of one of Savannah’s most charming neighborhoods, take a private elevator ride above popular McDonough’s Bar where the next stop is a jewel of fine dining and unmatched ambience. Owner Billy Lee has created a warm, welcoming space perfect for an intimate meal or family... celebration with a menu that combines Lowcountry traditions with upscale gourmet cuisine. Recommended starters are Billy’s Shrimp Cocktail, fresh-caught Wild Georgia shrimp served in a chilled martini glass, and the Bruschetta plate of beautifully presented olive tapenade, vine-ripened tomatoes, and fresh Buffalo mozzarella. Entrées are a sumptuous testament to culinary excellence, from the pork tenderloin marinated in bourbon to the Caribbean jerk-glazed black Chilean sea bass. The chefs are always happy to accommodate any dietary requests, and definitely leave room for the dessert of the day! Billy’s Place is also a fine spot to begin or end an evening with an impressive wine list and an extensive selection of specialty martinis at the bar, where you’ll want to linger to listen to live piano on weekends.

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Barnes Restaurant

Since 1975, Barnes has done barbecue the old-fashioned way — smoked slow over oak and hickory wood to bring out the finest flavors for their famous pulled pork, rib, and brisket dinners. But barbecue is only part of the story: Barnes offers something for every appetite — chicken comes... straight from the rotisserie or crispy fried with Barnes’ signature blend of spices, and fresh fish is always on the menu. There’s even a house specialty just for seafood lovers: The Georgia Shrimp Dinner, a basket of eight or 12 giant butterflied shrimp caught right here off the coast. Lunch favorites include shrimp salad sandwiches made from Wild Georgia shrimp, po’ boys and the Original Chicken Finger Salad chock-full of crisp veggies and perfectly seasoned white meat chicken. Sides are delectable takes on Southern traditions like collard greens and red rice; don’t miss the homemade potato chips and the meaty Brunswick stew, an original Barnes family recipe. Kids and those looking for a lighter meal will find plenty of delicious options. Call ahead for takeout, and keep Barnes’ party platters and buckets of sweet tea in mind for your next gathering. This is fine Southern cooking served up by friendly people who love the food as much as their customers!

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Wiley's Championship BBQ

BBQ spot serving slow-cooked staples, lots of sides plus beer & wine in low-key digs with a patio.

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