10 Best Savannah Restaurants on a Budget: Savor the Flavor Without Breaking the Bank

There’s no need to take out a second mortgage just to enjoy good food during your trip to Savannah. The city has plenty of restaurants that serve stellar food at reasonable prices. Pizza is always a good choice for budget-conscious travelers, and Savannah delivers, offering several options including Vinnie Van Go-Go’s in City Market and Screamin’ Mimi’s with two locations in Downtown Savannah.

If you’re determined to eat a traditional down-home meal but don’t want to break the bank, head to Sweet Potatoes, a Midtown restaurant featuring meatloaf, fried catfish, collard greens and other classic Southern dishes. Barbecue lovers will be thrilled to stumble upon Sandfly Bar-B-Q, a casual eatery that’s big on flavor but reasonably priced.

Breakfast, a meal that’s usually synonymous with lower prices, can be ordered all day at Goose Feathers, Henry’s and the Sentient Bean. The three Downtown restaurants also serve equally well-priced lunch items.

Those looking to spice things up will appreciate the selection–and the low prices–at Fire Street Food. Of course you won’t be disappointed if you try one the eatery’s sister restaurants, including the highly regarded Ele Fine Fusion, but you’ll feel like you’re cheating the system by getting the same great flavors for a fraction of the cost.



This laid-back restaurant, located just a block from the beach on Butler Avenue, is a favorite among Tybee residents, and for good reason. The casual eatery, which features indoor and outdoor seating, has a menu chock-full of fresh, local...  Read More

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This hip coffee house, which is adjacent to Forsyth Park, serves vegetarian and vegan breakfast fare seven mornings a week, along with an outstanding brunch on Sundays. Coffee aficionados will appreciate the Bean's great selection of coffee,...  Read More

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This popular takeout restaurant boasts an eclectic menu thanks to the Swiss, Italian, South African and Dutch heritage of proprietors Johnny and Gabriella DeBeer. The couple has created a delicious and reasonably priced menu that blends flavors...  Read More

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Freshly made food, good service and reasonable prices all contribute to Henry's reputation as one the best places for breakfast in the city. This relative newcomer has wowed patrons with its all-day breakfast fare that includes traditional items...  Read More



Thin crust pizza loaded with fresh toppings is the specialty of Screamin' Mimi's, a Jersey-style pizza and sub joint conveniently located in one of the Historic District's only shopping centers with ample free parking. The pizza, regarded by...  Read More



Located in Sandfly, a historic neighborhood near Isle of Hope that has become a hotspot for restaurants and boutiques, this barbeque joint is a favorite among locals. The casual, cozy eatery features walls lined with license plates from all 50...  Read More

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From the masterminds who brought Savannah The King & I, Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar and Ele Fine Fusion comes Fire Street Food, a Historic District eatery that prides itself on being fresh, fast and affordable. The restaurant's influences...  Read More



Just a few steps away from Ellis Square in the heart of the Historic District, Goose Feathers has been a favorite among locals for more than a quarter of a century. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, boasting a great selection of...  Read More



Sweet Potatoes touts itself as serving "endearing food," and this popular Midtown eatery, indeed, specializes in the kind of familiar comfort food your grandmamma made. The restaurant offers an array of salads and sandwiches, but it's the...  Read More

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Long considered one of Savannah's best pizza restaurants, Vinnie Van Go-Go's in City Market is a popular destination among both locals and tourists alike. The restaurant's thin and hearty crust Neopolitan-style pizzas can be ordered whole or by...  Read More


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