Savannah, Georgia, famous for being the home of SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design), one of the nation’s preeminent arts institutes, also boasts of a rich selection of restaurants that rivals Lowcountry neighbour Charleston. From farmers’ markets and farm-to-table Southern food concepts to the best restaurants in Savannah’s historic downtown, we discover the best restaurants and eats in Savannah.
The Olde Pink House
Located in a historic 18th century Georgian mansion, The Olde Pink House offers intimate dining in a beautiful setting and a glimpse of true Southern culture. The Olde Pink House is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, and provides indoor and outdoor seating with an elegant yet casual ambiance. Specialising in new Southern cuisine, The Olde Pinke House menu has a selection of seafood and Lowcountry dishes such as Lowcountry She-Crab soup, fried green tomato, lump crab hushpuppies and blue crab beignets.
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a local institution steeped in history. Located in downtown Savannah, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room has specialised in Southern home cooking in Savannah, GA since 1943. The traditions of the Southern boarding house continue to be adhered to as diners are seated communally in tables of ten along with other guests. Diners are then treated to a wonderful array of Southern comfort food, which is already laid out on the tables, including delectable fried chicken, meatloaf, okra gumbo, cornbread, black eyed peas, biscuits and more, all of which is perfectly complemented by Southern sweet tea.
The combination of Southern hospitality, Southern cooking and the charming milieu of its historic Southern mansion setting has made Elizabeth on 37th one of the most popular, and most consistently recommended restaurants in Savannah. Integrating tradition and innovation, Elizabeth on 37th is headed by Chef Kelly Yambor, who has created a true Southern menu that prizes seasonal ingredients, some of which use herbs and local flowers from the restaurant’s own garden. The fusion of fresh seafood, local produce and Southern style flavours make Elizabeth on 37th a must try in Savannah.