10 Best Takeout Restaurants: Picnic in the Park, Brunch on the Beach

Savannah is a city meant for picnics. From the Historic District’s 22 squares to Tybee Island beach, there are countless places to spread out, enjoy nature and chow down on delicious takeout.

One of Savannah’s most popular takeout joints is Zunzi’s, a Historic District restaurant that gained national attention in 2012 when its sandwich The Conquistador was named one of the top three sandwiches in America by The Travel Channel’sAdam Richman. Other favorite Historic District takeout restaurants include breakfast and lunch favorite Goose Feathers, French eatery Papillote and pizza restaurant Screamin’ Mimi’s.

Barbecue is the perfect takeout food, and Savannah’s got a number of great choices. If you’re heading to Tybee, swing by Wiley’s Championship BBQ, which features tender beef brisket and killer sides. For those visiting Wormsloe Plantation or Skidaway Island State Park, a to-go meal from Sandfly Bar-B-Q is a must. Be sure to order the Brunswick stew and smoked chicken salad.

Savannah’s Midtown restaurants are good options for takeout since parking is usually plentiful. Check out Jamaican restaurant Sweet Spice and its next-door neighbor Joe’s Homemade Café, Bakery & Catering, which boasts mouthwatering sandwiches and salads. Nearby coffee.deli in Habersham Village is perfect for those craving authentic deli fare.

No picnic basket is complete without a nice selection of side dishes, so head to Thrive Café on Highway 80 for delectable and freshly made sides like curried tofu salad and southwestern black bean salad. The eatery also offers a range of sandwiches and heartier dinner options.

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This neighborhood deli and coffee shop, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is one of the city's only true deli-style restaurants. Coffee.deli offers several breakfast items, which are available all day long, including freshly made...  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



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Wilmington Island


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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

Historic District


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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