Best Savannah, GA Restaurants

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    10. Sandfly Bar-B-Q

    Located in Sandfly, a historic neighborhood near Isle of Hope that has become a hotspot for restaurants and boutiques, this barbeque joint is a favorite among locals. The casual, cozy eatery features walls lined with...

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    8. Noble Fare

    Fresh, flavorful, innovative and beautifully presented -- seafood simply doesn't get any better than Noble Fare's near-perfect plates. Amidst an intimate, chandelier-lit setting, diners delight in selections from an...

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    6. Driftaway Cafe

    Located in the trendy Sandfly neighborhood near Isle of Hope, Driftaway Cafe serves up seafood in a cozy atmosphere that features a surprisingly lush landscape with a quaint stream. The restaurant boasts a great...

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    5. Toucan Cafe

    An oasis in the middle of an otherwise forgettable commercial district, Toucan Cafe has been drawing a steady crowd of locals for more than 15 years. The vibrant decor is accented by a toucan motif that is present in...

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    4. 45 Bistro

    With a prime location on Broughton Street, 45 Bistro seems like an obvious choice for fine dining in Savannah. But the elegant restaurant that inhabits the space on the ground level of the Marshall House Hotel often...

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    3. Olde Pink House

    Legend has it that several ghosts haunt the 18th-century Georgian mansion that is home to the Olde Pink House. While it may be tempting to be on the lookout for those rumored spirits, diners will undoubtedly be...

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    2. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

    When President Obama visited Savannah a couple of years ago, he ate at only one restaurant: Mrs. Wilkes' Dining House. It's no wonder that the Commander in Chief chose this Jones Street staple, which has been serving...

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    1. Elizabeth on 37th

    This romantic, award-winning restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Housed in a restored early 20th-century mansion in Savannah's Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood, Elizabeth on 37th features a...

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About Savannah, GA Restaurants

Savannah may be known the world over for its history, charm and laid-back, sleepy Southern vibe, but the city is quickly becoming one of the East Coast’s premier dining destinations. From upscale restaurants that offer a variety of fresh, local, innovative dishes to neighborhood dives that serve up an eclectic mix of affordable, funky fare, Savannah will not disappoint even the most discerning foodies. Visitors will undoubtedly be tempted to sample the fare at one of the city's Southern restaurants, but those willing to take a walk on the wild side will find a surprising number of back-alley barbeque joints and authentic ethnic eateries. Savannah’s proximity to the Atlantic ocean means a steady supply of fresh seafood, and while it may be tempting to get those shrimp battered and fried, the health-conscious crowd will be pleased to find the words “broiled” and “grilled” on just about every seafood restaurant menu in town. Still, the Southern influence is prevalent, with traditional items such as fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits available at even the city’s finest dining establishments. After all, you can take the food out of the South, but you can’t always take the South out of the food.

About Kelly Sigmon

Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.

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