10 Best Savannah Lunch Spots: Loosen Your Belt and Feast on Sumptuous Sandwiches and Fried Chicken Galore

Amy Pine

By , Local Expert, Savannah
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Lunch may very well be Savannah’s best meal. The city is teaming with lunch spots that offer filling and flavorful meals at reasonable prices. Those craving authentic Southern cuisine should put on their comfortable shoes and claim a spot in the long line that forms outside of Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room every afternoon. The wait is worth it: once inside, you’ll be seated at a family-style table with other guests, where you’ll feast on beef stew, biscuits and a rotating selection of classic Southern sides. For delicious Southern food in a more intimate setting, head over the Café Florie, which features killer fried chicken and...  Read more »

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    Starland Cafe

    Starland Café features some of the most creative sandwiches and salads in town. The healthy portion sizes...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "After finishing lunch, walk to nearby Back in the Day Bakery for dessert."

     
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    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is Southern cooking at its finest. Family-style dining alongside strangers makes the dining experience even more special.

    Local Expert Tip: "Doors open at 11 a.m., but you may want to arrive early to secure a good spot in line."

     
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    Toucan Cafe

    Toucan Café always delivers on flavor. The large, eclectic menu is sure to please just about anyone.

    Local Expert Tip: "Toucan's cappuccino pie is a decadent treat not to be missed."

     
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    Back In the Day Bakery

    Back in the Day Bakery's mouthwatering desserts are reason enough to go. But the eatery's sandwiches on homemade bread will make you a true believer.

    Local Expert Tip: "Take your favorite recipes home! Pick up a copy of proprietor and chef Cheryl and Griffith Day's cookbook, available for purchase in the store."

     
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    Zunzi's

    To-go food has never been so tasty. Plus you can't leave Savannah without trying Zunzi's world-famous Conquistador sandwich.

    Local Expert Tip: "Zunzi's has limited hours, so be sure to plan accordingly."

     
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    Green Truck Neighborhood Pub

    Green Truck Pub's juicy, grass-fed burgers live up to the hype. Plenty of tasty meatless options will keep vegetarians happy too.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check Green Truck's Facebook page for specials, including the once-yearly corned-beef reuben."

     
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    Soho South Cafe

    Soho South Café is a feast for the eyes and the belly. The restaurant/art gallery features a solid selection of soups, salads and sandwiches.

    Local Expert Tip: "Wash down your meal with Soho's perfectly tart freshly squeezed lemonade."

     
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    Driftaway Cafe

    Driftaway Café's atmosphere is lovely, and the seafood is fresh and flavorful. The cafe features the best fish tacos in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request a seat by the window at the back of the restaurant to enjoy a lovely view of lush greenery and a quaint stream."

     
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    Cafe Florie

    Café Florie's crispy fried chicken may be the best you've ever had. The cafe's fries, accompanied by homemade dipping sauces, are a hit too.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get a side order of Johnnie fries for your table, and try them with a couple of the dipping sauces."

     
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    Wright Square Cafe

    Wright Square Café's wraps and sandwiches are satisfying and tasty. And who can resist a case full of handmade chocolate truffles?

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask about Wright Square Café's locally made truffles."

     

 

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