You can get fried chicken anywhere, but if you want it full of flavor and served with love, then head to one of Savannah’s many home-style restaurants. The city’s down-home eateries are all about fresh, homemade comfort food and personable service.
One of the best home-style restaurants in Savannah is Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, a lunch spot that’s been a favorite among locals and tourists for years. Guests at Mrs. Wilkes sit at family-style tables and pass around platters and dishes filled with comfort food favorites like fried chicken, beef stew, mac and cheese, and biscuits.
Those looking for something a little more contemporary should check out Sweet Potatoes, a Midtown restaurant with mouthwatering meatloaf, fried catfish, collards, lima beans, corn pudding and more. Café Florie, located in the city’s Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood, also puts a modern twist on home-style cooking.
Two long-time Savannah restaurants also give patrons a taste of home-style cooking– Johnny Harris, which has been a local favorite since it opened its doors in 1924, and the Pirates' House, an eatery that will delight both kids and adults.
And you can’t mention home-style cooking without talking about Paula Deen. The Queen of Southern cooking still draws a crowd at her popular restaurant The Lady & Sons, a down-home eatery that serves Paula classics like fried chicken and gooey butter cake.
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