Best Restaurants Serving Breakfast: Start Your Day the Savannah Way


Y’all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Savannah restaurants go all out in the wee hours of the morning, serving up heaping portions of grits, fluffy omelets loaded with fresh ingredients and piping hot biscuits cooked from scratch. If the sound of a hearty, traditional breakfast has your palette whet and your stomach growling, then head on over to Henry’s on Drayton Street or B. Matthew’s Eatery on Bay Street. These two Historic District restaurants are consistently lauded for their great food and quick, courteous service.

For a great atmosphere and plenty of tasty breakfast options, including many that are healthy, stop by J. Christopher’s, located in a converted mechanic’s garage on Liberty Street in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Other great choices in the Historic District include Goose Feathers, a reasonably priced café near City Market, and Huey’s on the River, a New Orleans-style eatery with a prime location on River Street. 

Those with transportation and a big appetite may want to head down Highway 80 and take a place in line outside the Breakfast Club, a Tybee Island institution that’s known for its huge portions and delicious morning fare. Other great choices outside the Historic District include The 5 Spot, a Midtown eatery in Habersham Village, and Sisters of the New South, a soul food restaurant on Skidaway Road. You’ll put in a few miles to get to these establishments, but after refueling with a good breakfast, you’ll be ready to take on the town.


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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

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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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If you're longing for one of those unforgettable Sunday meals your grandma made, then head to Sisters, a family-owned eatery that specializes in traditional Southern fare. There's nothing fancy on Sisters' menu, just standard, hearty classics...  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



Located in Midtown Savannah's popular Habersham Village, The 5 Spot has quickly garnered a loyal following thanks to good food, reasonable prices and a sleek, modern atmosphere. Breakfast is served daily and is one of the eatery's most popular...  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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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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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

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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



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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