4 Aug 2013
Where can you go in Savannah to enjoy truly sophisticated Southern charm and fine dining on your Savannah vacation? Vic’s on the River is an excellent choice. True to its name, the venue sits along the banks of the Savannah River and offers guests a spectacular view of the river. Built in 1859, the building was designed by John Norris. During the 1850s and 1860s, Norris was well respected in Savannah as one of the finest architects. The building was originally divided to be a warehouse and a shipping company.
General Sherman’s Officers
Its history does not stop there. During the Civil War, some of the building’s offices were occupied by General Sherman’s officers. If you visit Vic’s on the River be sure to look in the main dining room for a map on display that one of the Union soldiers drew by hand to show the route of Sherman’s march. Although the map was damaged before its discovery in the early 1900s, it is still a very valuable piece of history and an important part of Vic’s on the River. Once you have had your history lesson about the building and have taken in its old-fashioned charm, it is time to sample the menu.
Vic’s offers a delicious lunch menu which is served from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Choose from specialty soups, salads, appetizers, and lighter entrées. Some menu items reflect inspiration from other parts of the country or the world, but you can rest assured that your appetite for Southern cuisine will be quenched. For a truly Southern lunch, try one of Vic’s multiple variations of a Po Boy sandwich. If you have always wondered what fried green tomatoes taste like, you can satisfy your curiosity with Vic’s appetizers. This is one of the dishes guests rave about the most and it is served with tomato chutney and goat cheese. You can also try everything from fresh fish tacos to chicken liver sliders.
Vic’s On The River – Fine Dining On Your Savannah Vacation
The dinner menu at Vic’s will certainly not disappoint your expectations for fine dining or Southern flavors. Try a lump crab and mango tower for a unique appetizer. Whether your dinner preferences are surf or turf, you will find plenty of both options on the menu. Lamb braised with port wine, pan-seared Filet Mignon, crusted flounder, and fried shrimp are just a few of the many fantastic choices. Be sure to save room for an item from Vic’s tantalizing dessert menu. To enjoy a taste of the South, try the peach cheesecake or sweet potato crème brulée. Vic’s also has an excellent wine list. If you are unsure which wine will complement your dinner selection ask the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Vic’s on the River is a delightful experience for anyone who enjoys hospitable staff and fine dining in a historic location. If you are planning a special event or wedding, the venue offers catering and hosting. With its river location and attractive architecture, it is an aesthetically pleasing choice for any event or night out.