From large tourist groups to finding dinner for a family of four, Savannah has a variety of restaurants to accommodate your party. Discover big flavor and family-style dining at one of Paula Deen’s two local restaurants. Or, if you’re hunting for smaller plates with a sophisticated take on Southern cuisine and an incredible river view, head on over to Vic’s. Perfect for private events, reunions and costume parties, rent a historically themed dining room at the Pirate’s House. No matter what you’re searching for, you’ll find it in Savannah and you’ll always be in good company.
Vic’s on The River
Located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street, Vic’s has entrances on both Bay and River Streets and is super easy to find. Perfect for groups and pets, guests are invited to dine under the gorgeous, centuries-old Live Oaks and take in the spectacular view of Historic Factors Walk. The food will wow you just like the views.
a sophisticated take on traditional Southern cuisine, Vic’s menu embodies Savannah’s Southern charm with tasty classics and fresh, local seafood. Bring your friends and enjoy live music in the lounge 7 nights a week, and Happy Hour at the Bar and on the Patio, Monday-Friday, 3:30-6pm.
Bring the party to Vic’s
Olde Pink House
Built in 1771 and originally named the Habersham House, the Olde Pink House is as famous as it is full of history. It was one of the few to survive the Savannah fire of 1796 that destroyed 229 buildings in the city and is still thought to be haunted by the ghost of by the apparition of its creator, James Habersham Jr., who has been said to appear frequently in the restaurant, and has even been seen wearing his Colonial garb while drinking ale. In 1812, the home became Planters Bank, the first bank in Georgia. Later still, in 1864, the house became a military generals’ headquarters for Union troops. After the Civil War, the house changed hands several times, becoming an attorney’s office, bookstore and Alida Harper Fowlkes’ Georgian Tea Room before eventually becoming the Southern Cuisine restaurant locals love today. Enjoy the inventive menu served in the Colonial mansion and the live music performed in the cellar tavern.
Dine in the history of Olde Pink House
The Pirate’s House
Savannah’s Famous Pirates’ House is not only located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia, it is also the plot of land where the first public agricultural experimental garden in America grew, Trustee’s Garden. Decades later, the land, just a scant block from the Savannah River, became an inn for visiting sailors and pirates weary from their travels on the Seven Seas. While the building remained intact through the centuries, it lost its spark and fell into disuse after World War II. Slated for demolition in 1945, it was saved by Mrs. Mary Hillyer, wife of the president of the Savannah Gas Company. Mary, along with some other local ladies, took it upon themselves to restore General Oglethorpe’s vision of Savannah. With great imagination, perseverance and skill Mary was able to renovate the building laying the groundwork for the restaurant it is today. Because of her efforts, guests can enjoy award-winning Southern fare in a rustic, pirate-themed historic inn. There’s even private dining offered to groups in the historically decorated rooms.
Walk the plank to the Pirate’s House
The Lady & Sons
Can’t get enough of Paula Deen? The good news is that there’s more to enjoy at The Lady & Sons. In this easygoing eatery Paula teams up with her sons to create family-style dishes that bring friends and loved ones together. The idea for this collaboration started with humble beginnings back in June 1989, when Paula started The Bag Lady out of her home and ultimately moved into a Best Western with a buffet. As The Lady became quite successful over the next several years, the locals couldn’t get enough. Today, you can dine in the charming and historic three-story restaurant and enjoy endless portions of hearty entrées, classic Southern side dishes and a variety of desserts.
Pull up a chair with The Lady & Sons
Built with classic Palladian architecture, Garibaldi started as a Germanian Firehouse in 1871 and the Germanian Society used it as a community gathering spaces. Today, the Fire House is home to Garibaldi, a Zagat Award of Distinction restaurant that serves inspired Italian cuisine and fresh seafood in historic Savannah, Georgia. If you’re craving some delicious dishes and a beautiful dining experience to share with your group, look no further. Garibaldi Café is an elegant and romantic eatery offering upscale Italian cuisine and has been a staple on the Savannah dining scene for many years.
Dine in the historic Firehouse
Travel down the southwest corner of City Market and discover Belford’s rich history and delicious cuisine. The building itself is something to admire. It was designed by Hyman Witcover, the architect of Savannah’s gold-domed City Hall in 1902. Before becoming what it is today, the 2-story structure originally belonged to the Savannah Hebrew Congregation. Twenty-one years later, the Congregation sold the building to the Belford family who need a place to house its wholesale food company. Patrons of the restaurant, which opened in 1996, can still admire the original food company painted signs on the west and north walls. Great for groups, stop into Belford’s and experience the award-winning menu of seafood, steaks and fine wines yourself.
Share a piece of Savannah’s history
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Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o’clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds a seat at one of the large tables-for-ten shared by strangers. Tabletops are crowded with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins, and biscuits. The menu changes daily so regulars can have something different every day. Stop by and enjoy the special pleasure of a meal shared with neighbors and strangers.