Grits, Gravy and Goodies: Savannah's Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants Offer Southern Fare and Standard Favorites

Sausage, grits and biscuits are breakfast staples in Savannah, but why should these Southern-inspired dishes be reserved for just mornings? Fortunately, many local restaurateurs agree, offering delicious and hearty breakfast fare throughout the day. Those staying in the Historic District will love the simple, delicious menu items and personable service at Henry’s on Drayton Street. The unassuming, diner-style eatery has a large selection of traditional breakfast food, including the creamiest grits and crispest bacon in town. Other outstanding Downtown Savannah staples include J. Christopher’s and B. Matthew’s Eatery. Sunday brunch is a must in Savannah, and no place does it better than Driftaway Café, a seafood restaurant located in the historic neighborhood of Sandfly near Isle of Hope. Though you will need a car to get to Driftaway, it’s worth the trip for the restaurant’s incredible shrimp and grits and crab cake-topped eggs Benedict. If you don’t want to venture outside the Historic District for Sunday brunch, then try Soho South Café, which boasts fantastic food in a chic setting. For brunch any day of the week, head to River Street and sample the fare at Huey’s on the River, a New Orleans-style restaurant that specializes in Creole and Southern dishes. If you’re vacationing on Tybee or plan to spend the day frolicking on the beach there, don’t pass up the Breakfast Club, a popular eatery that has a loyal local following. Even vegetarians and vegans can partake in a delicious Savannah breakfast or brunch at the Sentient Bean, a hip coffee shop and eatery near Forsyth Park. Top o’ the morning to y’all!

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Fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will enjoy this Downtown diner-style restaurant, which is featured prominently in the book and movie. Breakfast is served throughout the day and features standard dishes such as omelets, eggs...  Read More



Brunch is served every day at this New Orleans-style eatery, which occupies a prime waterfront spot on River Street. Creole-inspired dishes populate Huey's brunch menu, among them Pain Perdu, a Louisiana take on French toast with powdered sugar...  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



This Tybee Island institution has been serving up homemade breakfast fare for more than three decades, drawing a steady stream of devoted local patrons. The always-packed eatery features traditional breakfast items, including eggs made to order,...  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



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

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Whether you want a hearty breakfast before a day of sightseeing or have a hankering for eggs and grits at 2 p.m., B. Matthew's Eatery has you covered. The popular restaurant's breakfast menu is served in the mornings and afternoons and boasts...  Read More

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This regional chain, which began in the Atlanta area, is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Housed in a converted garage in the heart of the Historic District, J. Christopher's offers a wide range of breakfast fare, which is served...  Read More

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Housed in an ultra hip converted mechanic's garage, Soho South Café is equal parts art gallery and restaurant. Though brunch is only served on Sundays, it's worth blocking the day off on your calendar to try the eatery's sumptuous brunch fare....  Read More



First the bad news: Driftaway's brunch menu is only available on Sundays. Now the good news: the brunch is so delicious, it's worth rearranging your schedule to keep your Sunday morning or afternoon open. Located in the city's historic Sandfly...  Read More


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