When you head to a coastal city, you expect to see at least a few seafood restaurants. Savannah offers more than one just-okay restaurant – you’ll find exceptional seafood restaurants with fresh-caught fish every other block. From historic River Street to Tybee Island, we’ll guide you through a sampling of the best menus in the Hostess City to help you crack open some Alaskan King Crab and try fresh-caught swordfish, yellowfin tuna and wild-caught shrimp.
Even under the hot, Southern sun, you’ll enjoy watching tankers cruise by as you sit on the upper balcony and eat the freshest seafood. Located right off the boardwalk on River Street, you’ll find the relaxing environment of Tubby’s Seafood. Tubby’s offers its catch of the day grilled, fried, or blackened with plenty of sides. Land lovers rave about the filet mignon as well as the chicken cordon bleu. Be sure to save room for dessert and order a slice of pecan pie, baked fresh every day by Tubby himself in Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.
Away from the bustle of the Historic District lies Pearl’s Saltwater Grille, just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Book a table at this local favorite and enjoy a delicious meal with panoramic views of the tidal inlet off the Georgia coast. Chef David Weikert’s menu is a seafood lover’s paradise as it includes salmon, yellowfin tuna, swordfish, grouper, and rainbow trout. Enjoy fresh-caught fish every day served chargrilled, broiled, Cajun, or pan-seared. This quaint, casual restaurant provides a nice, relaxing contrast to the busyness of Savannah.
If you’re looking for fresh seafood served with one of the best views along River Street, then you’ve chosen the right restaurant. Fiddlers’ Crab House gives its guests front row seats to River Street’s historic cobblestones in an 18th-century cotton warehouse. Sit on the balcony and watch the ships roll by as you break into some crab or enjoy the fresh catch of the day. When available, you can order wild-caught shrimp, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and grouper, as well as dishes for those more comfortable on land. Be sure to try the signature crab cakes because it wouldn’t be a true Fiddlers’ dining experience without them.
When was the last time you had a meal in an 1820s King Cotton Warehouse? Now’s your chance to enjoy some genuine Savannah flavor at a quintessential location. Grab a seat in this spacious layout with vast river views, and order local favorites such as crispy scored flounder, shrimp and grits, and fresh lobster. You can even try a glass of liquid history with their famous Chatham Artillery Punch, a recipe dating back to the colonial era. Escape into cobblestone time, watch the ships roll by, and treat yourself to River Street’s crown jewel, River House Seafood.
Just outside of Savannah in Tybee Island is a crab shack that won’t disappoint. The Original Crab Shack offers a waterfront view of Chimney Creek with some of the freshest seafood available along the coast. Here, you can shell open some Alaskan King Crab or local blue crab and peel your own shrimp. You can book an event at the Party Shack dining room and enjoy a night with friends and family over incredible seafood. And if you’re looking for something to do while you wait or after your meal, you can feed the 78 resident baby alligators at the Gator Lagoon. Take a load off and relax at this local favorite where you’ll find good vibes and great food.
Whether you’re looking for a local seafood favorite in downtown Savannah or willing to try some local flavor by the beach, there’s enough exceptional seafood for everyone to try. So be sure to book your stay in Savannah today and let the Hostess City be your guide to a stay filled with a feast of fresh-caught fish.