10 Best Southern Restaurants: From Down-Home Comfort Food to Innovative Coastal Cuisine
Put your diet plans on hold when you visit Savannah, because eating like a true Southerner means indulging in smothered pork chops, crispy fried green tomatoes, gooey mac and cheese and ham-hocked collard greens. The city is bursting with an impressive selection of good Southern restaurants, from casual mom-and-pop eateries that offer great deals and even better food to fine dining establishments that specialize in taking Low Country cuisine to new heights. If you have a hankering for down-home Southern fare and enjoy a family-style atmosphere, then plan to have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, a Savannah staple known for... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Bring cash. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room doesn't accept credit cards."
- Cuisine: American, New American, Regional, Southern
- Average Main Course Price: $34
- Neighborhood: Thomas Square Streetcar / Starla
Local Expert Tip: "The pecan almond torte topped with praline ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce is worth the splurge."
Local Expert Tip: "Wash down your meal with the restaurant's Pink Lady cocktail, a refreshing, grownup take on raspberry lemonade."
- Cuisine: American, Caribbean, European, Mediterranean, Southern
- Average Main Course Price: $7
- Neighborhood: Midtown
Local Expert Tip: "If you're in the mood for a sandwich, try Sweet Potatoes' take on the BLT. The filling sandwich features several crispy strips of bacon on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomatoes and a delicious house-made tartar sauce."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for a lighter bite, try a.lure's superb bar menu."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying Café Florie's signature sweet potato pound cake. If you're too full, bring it home and eat it for breakfast."
Local Expert Tip: "Believe the hype: You simply must try Masada's fried chicken."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave Vic's without taking a look at the hand-drawn, historical map hanging in the main dining room that details Sherman's march from Tennessee through Georgia."
Local Expert Tip: "Turn your trip to Sisters into an excursion. The restaurant's Skidaway Road location is about a mile from famed Bonaventure Cemetery. So grab lunch and then go check out the historic gravesites, magnificent live oak trees and beautiful water views at the nearby cemetery."
Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead to find out what's on the daily buffet menu."
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