Savannah’s mild year-round climate makes it the ideal place to dine outdoors. Several restaurants enjoy prime locations directly on the water, including Bonna Bella Yacht Club Marina, a hidden gem tucked away in a residential neighborhood that offers tasty American- and Caribbean-influenced cuisine and panoramic views of the Country Club Creek, marsh and several neighboring islands.
It’s no surprise that several restaurants on nearby Tybee Island offer outdoor dining. Favorites include the Crab Shack–which may win the prize for the largest outdoor dining space in the area–seafood restaurant A-J’s Dockside and the North Beach Bar and Grill, which is just a stone’s throw from the ocean.
For those who prefer to stay in Savannah’s Historic District, there are several great choices, including Vinnie Van Go-Go’s, Vic’s on the River, B&D Burgers on Congress Street, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant, Wild Wing Cafe, and Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop bar and eatery on top of River Street’s Bohemian Hotel.
The Local 11 Ten, near Forsyth Park, offers several small plate selections at Perch, its rooftop bar and lounge. Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina, and Leoci’s Trattoria, which are both just outside the downtown area, offer spacious patios for those who want to dine outdoors.
Sandfly, a popular neighborhood near Isle of Hope, also has several options for diners craving a little fresh air. Driftaway Café, an outstanding seafood restaurant, Italian eatery Fiore and Sandfly Bar-B-Q all have designated areas for outdoor dining.