Savannah’s Historic District is teeming with restaurants, most of which enjoy very good reputations. Many of the best are high-end eateries where the service and ambiance are only matched by the outstanding cuisine. One of the best is the Olde Pink House, a Downtown Savannah staple that’s housed in a restored 18th-century mansion. The restaurant's Southern-inspired cuisine is superb and the historic setting is lovely.
Other great high-end choices in the Historic District include a.lure, Noble Fare, 45 Bistro and Circa 1875 Gastropub, a French restaurant with great food, a cozy atmosphere and a stellar wine menu.
If you’ve come to Savannah hoping to have some authentic Southern home cooking, then be sure to grab a spot in line at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, a family-style eatery that specializes in fried chicken, beef stew and all the trimmings. Mrs. Wilkes is only open for lunch Monday-Friday, so plan accordingly.
For those who want to take their lunch to go, there’s no better place in the Historic District than Zunzi’s, an eclectic take-out joint with incredible sandwiches. You’ll probably be tempted to try the restaurant’s Conquistador sandwich–a baked chicken breast on French bread with Zunzi’s special sauce–which was named the third best sandwich in America by the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, but don’t pass up the other sandwiches and entrees. There are a plethora of other great casual choices in the Historic District, including the Crystal Beer Parlor, Fire Street Food and Middle Eastern Cuisine.