Off the Expensive Path
I’ve lived in Savannah for three years now and I’m still astounded by the little hidden marvels I’m liable to find in this sprawling Southern city....
You like to ask the Front Desk what their favorite places to eat are, so we took it upon ourselves to compile a little list here are their recommendations:
From Pam – She’s been hostessing our guests for 29 years! She knows a thing or two about Savannah
"My name is Pam and I have worked for the Bed and Breakfast Inn for 29 years and have watched it grow from a seven room shared bath Bed and Breakfast to what you see today. I enjoy reading mysteries and Scifi, and spending time with my grandchildren. Two of my favorite downtown restaurants are Garibaldi’s (a charming Italian Restaurant) and Belford’s seafood and steaks. They have a great terrace which looks out on to the pedestrian walk and great food!"
From Elizabeth – our token Brit and marketing manager
"Relatively recently transplanted from London to Savannah I enjoy the wonderful seafood here. My favourite seafood restaurant is local favourite Pearl's Saltwater Grille located on La Roche Avenue on the way to the Isle of Hope. It is set on the Marshes and is worth the 15 minute drive from the historic district. Grouper, shrimp, Mahi Mahi, oysters, crab, scallops: it's all good and don't forget to try the best hush puppies in Savannah too! For the historic district you can't go wrong with the Olde PInk House for gourmet style Southern cooking! Try the tavern for a more casual experience with Live music from 8pm."
From Paula - who takes care of our guests like they are family
"Hi, my name is Paula and at the age of 64 I am thrilled to finally be a member of the ‘inn’ crowd.
While you are in Savannah one of the most pleasurable activities is dining out. One of my favorite spots for lunch is the Soho South Café on Liberty St. They have a great selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches and you may enjoy browsing their art gallery.
My favorite place for dinner is located on Tybee Island – The Crab Shack! A great place for family and friends to gather and a terrific low country boil. The crab legs ain’t bad either! In downtown Savannah you might want to give Jazz’d, the tapas bar, a try. They provide music Tuesday through Sunday and great food with lots of diversity all the time!"
From Joey – Born and raised in Savannah
"One of my favorite restaurants in Savannah is actually one that is within very close to the inn: The Crystal Beer Parlor. Originally a speakeasy, the Crystal Beer Parlor maintains the kind of charming atmosphere and really great food that’s kept them in business long after prohibition. And it’s only a few minutes away on foot from the inn – can’t beat that.
Also, if you’re heading out to Tybee island, check out AJ’s Dockside. They have a great mix of seafood and many great original items on their menu – none of which I’ve ever been dissatisfied with. They also feature a really great view of the Lazeretto creek and marshes in the distance outside on the patio, which looks awesome at sunset. And if you’re just looking for a quick lunch or early dinner, try the Sundae Café. It’s one of the those out-of-the-way restaurants that you’d never notice until someone tells you how good they are – this is definitely one of those places. In addition to all the great items on the menu, try one of their homemade desserts. I still haven’t found anything to top the Reese’s cake there."