23 Aug 2022
September through November is an excellent time to enjoy the city’s mouth-watering, fresh, local seafood. After all, fall is traditionally the time of year to savor the most delicious of seafood delicacies, the oyster. But there are plenty of other fish in the sea.
Savor the delightfully delicious fare at one of our favorite restaurants. Vic’s on the River at 26 E. Bay St. serves top jumbo lump crab cake, a perfectly fried oyster po boy, and Chef Kerry’s She crab soup. If you love shrimp & grits, Vic's on the River is revered for its version, made with stone ground smoked cheddar grits and applewood bacon.
Elizabeth’s on 37th serves a combination of traditional and innovative dishes in an upscale, Victorian mansion. Try the red snapper, served over butter bean hash with country ham and sweet corn pudding. Another favorite is the filet of local flounder over Gullah fried crab rice with finely diced vegetables and bacon.
Fiddler’s Crab House & Oyster Bar, 131 W. River St., sets the standard for fresh ocean fare. Fill up with one of their huge shellfish platters. Or try the Oysters Savannah, six house oysters on the half shell topped with cheese, bacon, and garlic butter. Start your meal out with the crab dip served in a warm sourdough bread bowl with tortilla chips.
The area is known for its Lowcountry boil, and the Savannah Seafood Shack at 116 E. Broughton St. does not disappoint. The Seafood Shack’s version includes shrimp, beef sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob, served with garlic butter, lemon and a house Cajun seasoning. Give it a $2 upgrade to get the shrimp peeled and deveined. That's a deal you can't pass up.
Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar at 116 W. Congress St. is a premier oyster bar that serves seafood with an emphasis on Southern regional flavors. The raw bar oysters vary daily depending on availability. Get them on the half shell or roasted with a topping. The Marsh Side Mama’s Gumbo combines fish, sausage and shrimp, slow cooked with onions, peppers and okra.
And this short list is only a few of the incredible restaurants to discover in Savannah.