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Are you planning a trip and wondering where to eat in Savannah, Georgia?
A funny thing happens when you tell someone you’re planning a trip to Savannah.
“Oh, I love savannah!” they say.
“Any suggestions for places to visit or where to eat?” you ask.
“Anywhere. It’s all really good.”
I had at least 5 variations of this conversation.
Instead of continuing to ask for suggestions, we decided to just wing it once we got to Savannah.
One of my favorite parts of any vacation is exploring new places, learning the history, relaxing, and of course trying the food. Savannah has so many great places to eat and such an assortment of culinary delights.
Today I’m going to share all the places we tried and some that we wanted to check out, but didn’t have time for.
So if you’re planning a trip to Savannah, Georgia you’ll have any idea of places you want to eat.
Where to Eat in Savannah, GA
We ate here Saturday night after arriving at our hotel. It was a nice restaurant though with limited seating. I think they were short-staffed and there were 3 bachelorette parties when we were there. In spite of this, the staff was really friendly, the drinks were delicious, and the food was good.
We started with cocktails- I had the Secret Garden and Josh got the Summer Blossom Mule. They were delicious and strong. The Secret Garden was topped with whipped cream made with cranberry rooibos tea. I wasn’t sure how whipped cream would be on a mixed drink but it was so good.
I got the apple-pecan chicken salad sandwich with fries. The chicken salad was delicious, and the portions were big. The bread was sliced thick, so I took the top half off.
Their salads looked really good too.
Sandfly BBQ is a little way outside of Savannah, near the Wormsloe historic site. We ate here for lunch after visiting Wormsloe. It seems like a little hole-in-the-wall place, tucked in a small strip of shops.
I liked that the barbeque sauces were on the tables so you could add the amount you want. They had 3 different sauces available. We liked the classic one the best.
Josh got the beef brisket sandwich (they offer it chopped or sliced) with mac & cheese and fries.
I got the sliders with pork, chicken, and brisket so that I could try a little of them all. And a side of green beans. I love green beans done right, and these were.
I would definitely recommend the sliders to get a little taste of them all. They were all yummy. I think the chicken tasted the best with the bbq but they all had a nice flavor with a bit of smokiness without any sauce too.
Yatai ramen + yakitori
This was my first time going to a ramen restaurant. We tried going earlier in our trip, but they had a 45 minute wait time. Instead, we went during the week and had no wait.
This is a neat restaurant, especially if you or your travel buddies are into anime. The walls are painted with popular characters and they have TVs set up playing different shows.
Think of a sports bar, but turn all the TVs to anime shows and paint the walls bright colors.
We both did the build your own ramen bowls. You choose your broth, noodle, protein, and extra toppings.
I got the chicken broth, rice vermicelli, and grilled chicken. I didn’t get any additional toppings since it already came with a soft-boiled egg, fish cake, bok choy, green onions, sesame seasoning, and nori.
Josh got the creamy garlic broth with ramen and pork.
We decided that the actual ramen absorbs the flavor of the broth much better than the rice vermicelli. The chicken was seasoned well and was really tasty with the noodles. Josh really liked the soft-boiled eggs. It tasted like they were soaked in soy sauce or something similar.
This meal was so filling and kept us full all evening after a day at the beach.
Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern
From the moment we walked in the service was excellent at the Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern.
It’s off the river in a historic building, so Josh had to duck a few times on our way to the table under brick archways.
We skipped lunch and opted for an early dinner, so it wasn’t too crowded yet.
Josh got the Low Country Shrimp & Grits. I think it was one of his favorite meals of the trip. The grits were the best I’ve ever had.
I got the pork chop with peach chutney and sweet potato mash. It was a great combination. The peach chutney did have a bit of a kick to it, adding some heat to the pork. And the sweet potato mash was the perfect complement.
We would absolutely go back and try more dishes next time we make it to Savannah.
For our last dinner in Savannah, we went to Graffito Pizza. This funky, modern pizza place is in the plant riverside district, which is a really cool area to walk around and explore.
After a day of relaxing at Tybee beach, we were both craving pizza.
We split the Little Gem Caesar Salad and the RCK pizza.
Their pizzas are that delicious Neapolitan style with a thin chewy crust and bubbly crunchy charred bits. Mmmm.
We finished the night with their tiramisu cheesecake.
Breakfast was included with our stay at The Marshall House, but on our last morning in town before packing up we stopped by Café M.
It’s an adorable little cafe that offers pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and brunch fare. They have teas, coffees, and mimosas.
It’s perfect for a breakfast or brunch date.
We got breakfast sandwich croissants. The croissant got a little burnt, but it was still yummy and buttery. I also got a lavender latte to go.
The lavender was actually a nice flavor, but I think with a little honey or vanilla it would’ve been even better.
We ate at one of their outside tables and enjoyed our last morning in town together with the sun shining and a warm breeze sneaking up from the river.
Hungry yet? Check out these recipes for yummy eats you can make at home!
Where to Eat Sweets in Savannah, Georgia
Leopold’s Ice Cream
If you like ice cream this is a must-go place for you. Their parlor is on Broughton Street, a stone’s throw from The Marshall House, where we stayed. They have a couple of locations in the Savannah/ Hilton Head Airport too.
They have over 20 flavors, plus seasonal flavors and several vegan options.
I tried the Honey, Almond, & Cream. Inspired by SCAD, it’s made with Savannah Bee Company Honey. Just delectable.
A single scoop was huge but I devoured it. This was basically my lunch. Totally worth it.
Josh got the seasonal peach flavor, which was also really good.
We walked by several times and there always seemed to be a big line out the door. I can tell you now- it’s because their ice cream is so scrumptious.
Now say you check out their flavors online and the chocolate chewies & cream has your mouth watering, no problem- you can order a pint right now since they ship nationwide.
Hands down, this is one of the best places to eat a sweet treat in Savannah, Georgia.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen has two locations in Savannah- one by the river and one at City market. If you like chocolate turtles then you have to try a Turtle Gopher. Oh. My. Gosh.
The perfect combination of salty crunchy and sweet melty.
This was my favorite sweet treat of the trip.
The river location also had huge caramel apples with an assortment of toppings and giant rice crispy treats (Josh got the cookies & cream one).
With 4 locations throughout Savannah, it’s easy to find one to satisfy your sweet tooth.
They have a cookie-tasting bar- yes, please! So you can sample their delightful flavors.
They have many prepackaged options that you can purchase, but we got a takeout box that we filled with our favorites.
My favorites were the double chocolate. They’re almost like a brownie that was turned into a cookie. And the Salted Caramel. Mmmmm.
We also got a few of the Georgia Peach cookies, which have a nice peach flavor, dusted with powdered sugar.
And the cupcake cookies.
And chocolate chip…
I know this sounds like a heck of a lot of cookies, but they’re quite small- around an inch or so in diameter.
Byrd’s Cookies has additional locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tenessee. You can order from their website and have cookies shipped directly to you or sent as a gift.
Places to Eat in Savannah, Georgia That We Didn’t Get to Try:
These are some of the places we found while exploring and wandering the streets of Savannah. We spent most of our time in the historic district, which is full of charm and very walkable.
We came across so many places that looked good, but unfortunately, we just didn’t have time to try them all.
We walked by this Italian restaurant after dinner our last night in town and it smelled soo good!
Better Than Sex
A dessert restauraunt? Yes, please!
This Korean steakhouse looked intriguing. It also had me thinking of the Puccini opera of the same name and I’m totally here for music references.
We walked past a couple of times and I thought it looked good, but it was always right after we had already eaten.
The Olde Pink House
Another after-dinner find. This restored historic home may have you dining with ghosts!
Spudnik Gourmet Potato Bowls
I love potatoes. If you love them too then give this one a try and let me know how it is!
We saw lots of bachelorette parties over the weekend and I must say it’d be a fun place for a girls’ trip.
The city is full of charm and beauty with interesting architecture.
Tybee Island is only about a 30-minute drive and well worth it for a beach day (or two).
There are plenty of fun places to go, rooftop bars with live music, and restaurants galore.
Have you visited Savannah or are you planning a trip soon? What was your favorite place to go to? Let me know in the comments.
I hope this post helps you figure out where to eat in Savannah, Georgia when you visit.
And if you can’t get away, perhaps try a nice, relaxing bath for some at-home R&R or a fun at-home date with your honey!
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