Any thoughts of dieting have to be cast aside when you visit Savannah, because true Southern food involves indulging in the likes of crispy fried green tomatoes, ham-hocked collard greens, deliciously smothered pork chops, fried chicken and other decadent delights. As you would expect, Savannah offers a vast selection of good Southern restaurants, from casual mom-and-pop choices with great food - as well as prices - to fine dining eateries specializing in nouvelle Low Country cuisine. If you hunger for down-home cooking in a family-style atmosphere, check out Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, a Savannah favorite known for its fried chicken, meatloaf and delicious sides. Restaurants such as Sisters and Masada Café at the United House of Prayer for All People are popular for their basic Southern home cooking. Sweet Potatoes is where you'll find classic dishes with a definite a 21st-century twist to traditional Southern favorites. For a special occasion - and a different kind of Southern cooking experience - make a reservation at Elizabeth on 37th, an upscale eatery which delights guests with its innovative spin on Southern classics. The Olde Pink House, Vic’s on the River and a.lure are also excellent bets for tasty comfort food. Then, of course there’s The Lady & Sons, the restaurant made famous by celebrity chef Paula Deen. Paula's restaurant, which includes a Southern-style buffet, always draws a hungry crowd.
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