Joan’s Recommended Restaurants

Joan’s Recommended Savannah Restaurants

$ inexpensive $$ moderate $$$ moderate/expensive $$$$ expensive

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT:
Noble Fare – Four block walk – fantastic wet-aged steaks, fine fish dishes $$$$ 443-3210
Circa 1875- excellent bistro fare & wines..get the steak frites, escargots. $$$ 443-1875
The Olde Pink House – Very historic Savannah! Get the crispy scored flounder $$$ 232-4262
Crystal Beer Parlor – Old Savannah: Cheers plus superb burgers & seafood, 3 blocks away $$ 349-1000
Garibaldi’s – lively Northern Italian; superb seafood, veal loin chop, good wine list $$$ 232-7118
Sapphire Grill – Diverse menu, top steaks $$$$ 443-9962
Circa 1875 – Authentic French bistro off Broughton, great steak frites $$$ 443-1875
45 Bistro – Innovative cutting-edge food…complex dishes $$$$ 233-6266
Vinnie-Van-Gogo’s – Best pizza in Georgia…they deliver on bikes $$ 233-6394
Leoci’s Trattoria – Far better than ‘neighborhood Italian’. Reservations a must $$$ 335-7027
Mrs. Wilkes – President Obama’s choice, friendly soul-food. Lunch only. $$ 232-5997
Tequila’s Town – true South O’ The Border, with table-side guacamole $$ 236-3222
The Exchange Tavern on River St – Oldie reliable Savannah casual fare $$ 232-0788
Sixpence Pub – 2 blocks away. Dependable light food, sidewalk tables; open late $$ 233-3151
Jazz’d – Lively tapas bar. Good small-dish food, live jazz on weekends $$$ 236-7777
Olympia Café’ – Fabulous Greek food, baked red snapper, best calamari around $$$ 233-3131
Rancho Allegre – Authentic Cuban fare…super polo asado $$ 292-1656
Leopold’s Ice Cream – Broughton St. Simply the best freshmade ice cream anywhere $$ 235-5547

VICTORIAN DISTRICT:
Elizabeth on 37th – Award-winning Southern nouvelle cuisine in lovely old mansion $$$$ 235–5547

Blowin’Smoke – lively BBQ, cajun & caribbean casual fare $$ 231-2385
Green Truck - Incredible grassfed burgers..get the trailer park! $$ 234-5885
Starlander Coffeehouse – yummy tomato bisque, kitchen-sink salads, lunch in quaint Victorian $$ 443-9355

SOUTHSIDE:
Pearl’s Saltwater Grill – Best seafood with a stunning marsh view $$$ 352-8221
Johnny Harris – ”Savannah’s oldest popular restaurant; BBQ pork, lamb, fried chicken $$ 354-7810
King & I – Superb Thai & Vietnamese in the suburbs $$ 355-2100
Toucan Café’ – Caribbean, Greek, Italian….great eclectic cooking, bright colors $$$ 352-2233
The Exchange Tavern – Like River Street’s but newer. Great potato salad, burgers $$ 525-1148
Drift Away Café - Relaxed Savannah food $$$ 303-0999

TYBEE AND THE ISLANDS:
Sundae’s Café’ – At the curve on Tybee…local suthin lunch, great night cuisine $$$ 786-7694
The Crab Shack – “Where the elite eat in bare feet” peel em shrimp & crabs $$ 786-9857
Fannies’ on the Beach – Tex-Mex above the pier. Great hang-out, shrimp burgers $$ 786-6109
The Breakfast Club – World-renowned breakfast dive for locals, tourists  $$ 786-5984
North Beach Bar & Grill - Jerk fish tacos & other Caribbean fare $$ 786-4442

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