Savannah for Foodies!
It’s time to talk about nearly everyone’s favorite attractions while visiting Savannah. Food! It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the city that is the...
Savannah for Foodies!
It’s time to talk about nearly everyone’s favorite attractions while visiting Savannah. Food! It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the city that is the home to a restaurant by Paula Deen really loves its food. We’re not only about grits, chicken, and gravy. There’s a niche here for every type of foodie, and I’m here to give my personal recommendations.
Now, I’m an avid lover of seafood. Being right on the coast, Savannah and its surrounding cities certainly knows their way around a shellfish or two. Cotton Exchange on River Street is one of my casual favorites, with reasonable prices and a varying menu with a little something for everyone, including the spouse you brought that’s never cared for shrimp. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more fancy, perhaps to impress a date or a colleague, Chive on Broughton is a Sea Bar modeled entirely after the roaring twenties. The classic, gleaming atmosphere only accents the food, anything from lobster and edamame risotto to large, juicy scallops. Also a wonderful place to go to for drinks and dessert. I’ve yet to find one menu item I dislike.
But perhaps you did come down south for something more traditional. That’s fine. My personal recommendation, and every local would tell you to do the same: Avoid the over-rated tourist trap that is Lady and Sons. Mrs. Wilke’s is just two blocks away from our inn and serves family-style around a table and has the best mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and gravy anyone could ever dream of.
Is Italian more your thing? Believe it or not, the south can help to suit your needs! Leoci’s is known for their traditional menu and it’s even satisfied the north-eastern travellers who know good Italian. Then there’s Garibaldi’s, more contemporary and no less fabulous as visually displayed above. Splicing seafood with Italian, it’s run by the same folks who run the Pink House! Which brings me to the Olde Pink House a local and tourist favourite. The Olde Pink House consistently provides a fine Southern dining experience in a historic house not to mention the piano player in the Tavern below from 8pm!
Do you crave French food? Papillote on Broughton is light and filling! Health-conscious and vegan friendly? Kayak Cafe on Broughton makes you a priority! Sandwiches? Zunzi’s was featured on Man Vs. Food. Sushi? Wasabi’s on MLK and Fire Street Food on East Perry won’t leave you disappointed. Burgers? Crystal Beer Parlor and Green Truck! Thai cuisine? Ruan on Broughton. Creole and Cajun? Bayou Cafe and Alligator Soul!
Savannah’s got a restaurant for every taste, ranging from the price-conscious to the extravagant. If you think I’m bluffing, most of my family that visits can still remember the exact restaurant and menu item that made them fall in love with Savannah cuisine!
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