The sign hangs beneath mossy oaks, so you'll have to look for the line that forms during the breakfast and lunchtime hours at this restaurant. This no-nonsense eating-house has been a Savannah favorite for over six decades, serving up down home Southern treats in the basement of a brick building that dates to 1870. The seasonal menu features a rotating plethora of traditional delights, including Southern fried chicken, okra gumbo, buttery cornbread and collard greens. You won't find a bigger lunch plate in town. Family style dining, and cash only.
The Distillery is a popular local bar and pub. The bar has a regular stream of customers stopping by for an after work drink or a casual evening out with friends. The menu features American cuisine with a local twist and the dishes are fresh, flavorful and certainly not your average pub fare. Beer enthusiasts will appreciate the huge selection of craft beers on tap, while the talented bartenders are equally capable of whipping up some delightful cocktails. Sample regional specialties like Crab soup, Hog hammers, Wild Georgia shrimp and Prohibition shrimp po'boys. Don't forget to save room for dessert; their adaptation of the classic Southern confection, the Deep fried Moonpie, is out of this world. The Distillery is usually quite busy, so expect a wait during peak hours. For events and other information, visit the website or give them a call.
Try out gourmet sandwiches, baked goods and strong coffee at Joe’s Homemade Cafe.The cafe makes special cakes and goodies for parties if you go for their catering options. They also offer special discounts to all army and police officers and students. You can come here and sit down in their cozy cafe or you can also grab some take-out if you are in a hurry. The cafe also delivers their goods if you happen to be in the vicinity.
For a delicious and inexpensive southern restaurant, there is no better place than Sweet Potatoes Kitchen. Diners will enjoy the perfectly crispy and tender catfish, pecan butter biscuits, and banana pudding. Ideal for large groups and families, this spacious and colorful eatery is a favorite among the locals of Savannah.
Awarded 'Best of the best Barbeque Restaurants' in 2009 and 2010, Wiley's Championship BBQ offers delectable fare. Choose from a diverse menu of Tantalizing Sandwiches, Sliders or BBQ Plates of Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage and Beef Brisket. The cheekily named 'Better Than Sex' BBQ sauce and Wiley's Pepper Sauce add to the delicious flavors making the end result something out of a meat-lover's dream.
Friday nights at Crystal Beer Parlor is like Savannah's tradition. Open since 1933, the haunt is one of the oldest restaurants in the city, and serves gourmet American fare along with great liquor. Burgers, steaks, stews, fries, salads, seafood and much more occupies the menu which offers something for everyone. The laid back atmosphere and cozy ambiance will make you feel right at home. The cheap food and drinks, pull in a lot of crowd from students and locals to tourists. The place is also available for banquets and private parties.
The Ordinary Pub is far different from what its name suggests. Although located in a basement, it has an old yet comforting ambiance with ample lighting, good music and extremely friendly staff. It is known for its excellent pork belly slides and the famous Pub Pinwheel, which is a steak dish made with tomatoes, garlic and julienne vegetables. What makes this place unique are the brunch menus that replace the ordinary weekday menus on weekends. Happy hours range from 3p to 7p from Monday to Friday, where the drinks have 2 for 1 offers and the food is half-off.
With a name like Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant, the rest is pretty self explanatory. Listen to some talented jazz musicians as you sip on an Old Fashioned or munch on some Filet Mignon. Being an establishment that predominantly features jazz music, the stage area is always decked up with the murals of a bustling city in the backdrop. The American food and magical vibe makes it one of the most happening places in the city.
Treylor Park is a unique restobar that has pictures of trailers adorned on its walls. The trailer park theme rings through their unconventional food items, which although sound eccentric, are incredibly delicious. Waffle & pancake tacos, popcorn shrimp, pb&j wings, fried banana rings and bacon brownies are some of the unique dishes that are hard to find elsewhere. The place is a favorite for hipsters and has a divey ambiance, making it a popular hotspot for locals.
Leopold’s Ice Cream is arguably the best ice cream in town. Located in downtown Savannah, this ice cream parlor has been a generation-spanning family business since 1919. With time-honored secret recipes by the founders themselves, they offer an array of flavors prepared from natural ingredients. Select from their famous Tutti Frutti, Rum Bisque, Mint Chocolate Chip, Rose Petal, Frozen Hot Cocoa and Eggnog, among classic and seasonal varieties.
McDonough’s Restaurant and Lounge is known for its famous weeknight karaoke and morning breakfast options. Customers can enjoy a full bar consisting of drafts and vodkas. The food served is simple yet satisfying; including a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads, entrees and appetizers. Happy hours are from 4p to 7p, where special offers can be availed. The ambiance is friendly and upbeat and is a favorite local hangout among locals.