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28 Feb 2023
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Savannah is a food-lover’s paradise. There are so many incredible choices that narrowing down where and what to eat can be a conundrum. We’ll help with that, starting with the appetizers. 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Are you even in the South if fried green tomatoes are not on the menu? Tubby’s Seafood on River Street makes this specialty with sliced fresh green tomatoes, topped with feta cheese and remoulade sauce, and served with ranch for dipping. 

She Crab Soup

The she crab soup at Chive Sea Bar & Lounge, 4 W. Broughton St., has crab meat in every mouth-watering bite. The rich and creamy soup is so delish, it will have you licking the bowl. 

Crawfish Beignets

Everything is delicious at Vic’s on the River, 26 E. Bay St., but the crawfish beignets take things to a new level. The beignets are flaky and flavorful, and topped with Tabasco syrup. 

As for entrees, the choices are endless. 

Shrimp and Grits

A staple of Lowcountry cooking is shrimp and grits. The Olde Pink House, 23 Abercorn St., version of this local favorite is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth perfection. The large shrimp are served in a creamy sauce over a grits cake. This dish has guests coming back for more. 

Southern Comfort

Fried chicken. Collard greens. Biscuits. Macaroni and cheese. No one does Southern food better than Savannah, and among the best is Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, 107 W. Jones St. Your mouth is sure to water when those heaping platters get passed around the table. 


Savannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew, 16 W. State St., is a counter-service barbecue joint serving finger-licking good pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey, chicken and, of course, ribs. 

Save room for dessert … 

Ice Cream

Top off a delicious meal with a dip at Leopold’s Ice Cream. This is not a place to order vanilla. Leopold’s is a place to indulge. Order outside your comfort zone with signature flavors like Tutti Frutti, Bananas Foster, Butter Pecan and more.

Peach Cobbler

Fresh, homegrown peaches baked in a hot cobbler and served with ice cream is the top dessert in Georgia for a reason. The No. 1 spot to enjoy cobbler is the Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 W. Jones St.

Is your mouth watering, yet?