Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
Cuisine: American, Regional, Soul Food
Price Range: $$
For the "real deal," Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is "must" if you're in the mood for real Southern food. The popular lunch spot, located in a cozy house on a brick-lined street in the Historic District,... Read More
For the "real deal," Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is "must" if you're in the mood for real Southern food. The popular lunch spot, located in a cozy house on a brick-lined street in the Historic District, has been drawing a crowd of tourists and locals alike since a young Mrs. Wilkes took over a boarding house in 1943. Her establishment is so popular that on most days you'll have to wait in line before landing a spot at one of her coveted tables. The family-style restaurant offers a rotating selection of delicious homemade Southern favorites including the necessary fried chicken, meatloaf, mac and cheese, candied yams, okra, butter beans, collard greens and more.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Forget about that other grand dame of Southern cooking. Locals know that if you want the real deal, you go to Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room.
- Best for Homestyle Because: You'll have to stand in line to get a seat at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, but the family-style meal is well worth the wait.
- Recommended as Best of Savannah's Historic District Because: Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room has perfected the art of Southern home cooking. Dining alongside people from around the world is a bonus.
- Best for Lunch Because: Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is Southern cooking at its finest. Family-style dining alongside strangers makes the dining experience even more special.