8 Oct 2018
It’s no secret that Savannah is a romantic destination with a dreamy ambiance. Attractions and activities are plentiful as well, making it an appealing choice for family vacations as well as couples and gal pal trips. What some may not realize, however, is that this charming Southern gem is a foodie delight. Read on for six Savannah restaurants for foodies.
The Olde Pink House
To start off with one of the best Savannah restaurants for foodies, which is the Olde Pink house. This restaurant is adjacent to a historic Savannah hotel — the Planters Inn — and one of the most popular dining spots in the city. The restaurant vibe is casual, set in the city’s only 18th century mansion, and offers nightly live entertainment with dining options both indoor and outdoor. The food is over the top with fabulous Lowcountry selections like She Crab Soup, Oysters on the Half Shell, Sautéed Shrimp and Scallops as well as Fried Green Tomatoes, lovely steaks and a nice assortment of side dishes. Don’t miss having a Pink Lady (Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Absolut Raspberry Vodka) or a Woodford Mule to complete your dining experience.
The Lady & Sons
Another one of the best Savannah restaurants for foodies is a famous eatery owned by Paula Dean. With a menu bursting full of Southern comfort foods, you will not leave hungry. Known for the Chicken Pot Pie, guests also nosh on Black Eyed Pea Hummus, Fried Okra, Shrimp & Grits, Crab Cakes and more. Desserts are not to be missed with favorites like Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie.
The Grey Restaurant
The grey restaurant in Savannah is a true taste of the city and one of the best Savannah restaurants for foodies. The restaurant occupies a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal restored to its heyday and offering a complete regime of food, wine and exceptional service. The award-winning restaurant is upscale with two bars and spectacular finds like Oysters from Rocky Nook, Massachusetts. Order up some Pan-Fried Trout, Shrimp Boil or get fancy with Quail Madeira or 28-day aged Ribeye for two!
Also, in the historic district, check out HUSK for Southern foods infused with local ingredients. Lunchtime is the time to dine at HUSK for unique twists on old favorites like Country Ham and Biscuits with Purple Ribbon Cane Syrup from Sapelo Island, Georgia Shrimp & Grits, or some HUSK Hot Fried Chicken.
Some of the Other Best Savannah Restaurants for Foodies
The Pirates’ House on East Broad Street is an old favorite for many locals and tourists since 1753. Close to the Savannah River, the restaurant first opened as an inn for seafarers. Next came the rousing pirates and sailors, so naturally drinking and carousing was not far behind. Today the most treasured commodity at The Pirates’ House is the food, high acclaimed with tons of variety, and 15 charming dining rooms. What should you look for? She Crab Soup, Okra Gumbo, Sandwiches galore (Po’ Boys, Reubens and BLTs) and, of course, amazing seafood temptations like Jumbo Lump Crab, Tilapia and Shrimp Scampi. Take home leftovers and some new tales.
Since 1919 Leopold’s Ice Cream has been a special Savannah treat. Three brothers from Greece started this crazy popular frozen goodness and it has only gotten better with age. Original secret recipes still produce premium ice cream treats today and folks always make sure Leopold’s is on their list when traveling through Savannah. Guests can order soups and sandwiches as well as milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, floats and old-fashioned, hand-crafted fountain sodas. Ice cream flavors include Butter Pecan, Cinnamon Swirl, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Honey Almond & Cream, Rum Raisin, Strawberry, Vanilla and so many more! (NOTE: many people travel to Savannah for Rose Petal flavor only available in February for the month of love.)
It’s time to step out of the box and plan a trip around culinary treasures. Southern Belle Vacation Rentals can help find the perfect accommodations from carriage houses to cottages and literally everything in between. Check out the Visit Savannah website for planning what to do while in town and get ready to enjoy this coastal retreat where dinner comes from their backyard and cocktails aren’t reserved for special occasions.