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  • Writer's pictureJenna

Top Eats in Savannah Georgia

Updated: Apr 19, 2021


Savannah has a thriving food scene and it's only expanding. Whatever kind of food you are looking for, Savannah has it. From traditional southern cuisine, to trendy hipster dishes, to fresh seafood, there is a restaurant for every person. Most restaurants are family friendly, offer outdoor seating, and are fairly priced. There are a few high end restaurants as well, or those romantic getaways. Looking for a smooth cocktail? Look no further, as Savannah offers a variety of cocktail bars scattered throughout the city.

ALSO - The historic district of Savannah has an open-container policy. This is awesome if you plan to walk around and grab drinks here and there. Just ask for your alcoholic beverage to-go, and you can take it with you!


Here I have compiled a list of the Top Eats in Savannah, categorized by breakfast/brunch, lunch/dinner, and desserts/cocktails. Click below to skip down to a specific section.


Photo: CQ Biscuits at the Collins Quarter

Breakfast & Brunch - Top 10 Eateries

  1. Fox & Fig - Savannah's plant-based cafe is one of the top rated restaurants in all of Savannah. Even if you aren't vegan, Fox & Fig will wow your taste buds! Featuring locally roasted PERC coffee, Leopold's coconut ice cream milkshakes, cashew-hemp lattes, wine, and a brunch menu served all day. Click HERE to view the menu.

  2. Mate Factor Cafe - A coffee, tea, pastries, muffins, and bread lovers paradise. If you are an avid coffee expert, I'm talking straight black coffee to taste all of the notes, you will love Mate Factor Cafe. Unique atmosphere with food for the soul and body. Click HERE to visit their website.

  3. Fork & Dagger Diner - Part Brooklyn Deli and part Southern Diner, Fork & Dagger offers a variety of cuisine. Devour a delicious Brooklyn bagel breakfast sandwich (say that 5 times fast), or indulge in Pig & Grits from the heart of the south. Click HERE to view the menu.

  4. Foxy Lady Cafe - Equal parts coffee, shop, bakery, and tex-mex cantina. Enjoy the locally blended PERC coffee while stuffing your face with authentic tacos. Every Tuesday night you can enjoy live music by local and regional musicians and a roaring fire pit in the courtyard every Saturday. Click HERE to view the website.

  5. The Collins Quarter - A staple in Savannah. The Collins Quarter offers delicious, unique brunch and dinner options. Brunch is served all day (yay!). Their menu is cool because you can click on any menu item and there will be reviews from other diners, so you can pick and choose based on that. I highly recommend the CQ Biscuits, Coconut Chia Pudding, and the Swine Time Benny. The Collins Quarter as two locations: One in downtown and one in Forsyth Park. Click HERE to view the menu.

  6. Maple Street Biscuit Company - Comfort food with a modern twist! Maple Street Biscuit Company has locations in 8 states now, and expanding to the top foodie cities. Indulge in a delicious maple mocha and a biscuit sandwich. You can't go wrong with the Five & Dime or the Squawking Goat, which was featured on the Food Network! Click HERE to view the website.

  7. The Ordinary Pub - Nothing ordinary about it! The Brunch Menu at the Ordinary Pub is out of this world. I'm drooling just thinking about it. They are also open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Try the pork belly donut slides as a brunch appetizer. You can thank me later! Click HERE to view the menu.

  8. Cafe M - A French Cafe featuring pastries, sandwiches, salads, and specialty mimosas. For a lighter Brunch, choose between a Parisian, Healthy, or American options. Cafe M also offers bottomless mimosas for $12 when you purchase any brunch meal, score! Click HERE to view the menu.

  9. B. Matthews Eatery - Located right off the main road, E Bay Street, in this Historic North District, B. Matthews Eatery is a classic in Savannah. The Brunch menu offers a wide variety of options including The Lamp Post, which gives you a little taste of the best offerings. Click HERE to view the menu.

  10. Rhett - A classic American kitchen, bar, and gathering spot. The Brunch menu offers every staple, and the libations menu is boasting with amazing cocktails. The toasted banana bread and Croquet "Scarlet" are superb options. Click HERE to view the menu.


Lunch & Dinner - Top 10 Eateries

  1. Joe's at the Jepson - located in the magnificent Jepson Center for the Arts in the Telfair Museum, Joe's at the Jepson is a culinary masterpiece with an Award Winning Chef behind the curtains. A simple, sweet menu, perfect for a light lunch. Click HERE to view the menu.

  2. Mrs. Wilke's Dining Room - Southern home cooking with the ultimate southern charm! Don't be surprised if you see a line of people waiting to dine at Mrs. Wilke's Dining Room. Featuring your southern favorites, fried chicken, sausage, beef stew, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and more. Click HERE to view the website.

  3. Cotton & Rye - Modern meets traditional cuisine at Cotton & Rye. Beautifully decorated interior and exquisite menu items. A little on the pricier end, and only open for dinner. Be sure to make a reservation! Click HERE to view the menu.

  4. Treylor Park - What a name! But don't let it fool you, Treylor Park (and it's sister-restaurant, Hitch) are some of the most popular restaurants in Savannah. With unique and fun menus, cool vibe atmosphere, and a great cocktail/draft beer list, Treylor park is the perfect spot for anyone. Try the nachos! Click HERE to view the menu.

  5. The Olde Pink House - Opened in 1771 as the Habersham House, the Olde Pink House is now a fine dining restaurant situated inside the beautiful mansion. If you aren't stopping by to eat, at least check it out and read the history. The Olde Pink House is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Savannah, and visitors come just to dine here. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance! Click HERE to view the website.

  6. Zunzi's - Who doesn't love an awesome sandwich spot?! How about a South African inspired sandwich shop? If you're looking for a quick, easy lunch, be sure to grab a sandwich, wrap, or salad at Zunzi's. Your taste buds will explode with all of this goodness! Click HERE to view the menu.

  7. Chive Sea Bar & Lounge - Inspired by the decadence of the 1920's, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge offers a unique dining affair. A refreshing change of pace for those seeking an intimate experience with incomparable dishes to light up your palate. Fresh, delicious Seafood options as well. A little on the pricier side. Click HERE to view the menu.

  8. Savannah Seafood Shack - Nominated as the best low country boil in Savannah and featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel! A fast casual restaurant serving finger-licking seafood dishes at affordable prices. Say no more! Click HERE to view the menu.

  9. Madame Butterfly - Immerse yourself in an interactive atmosphere at this exclusive Korean Steakhouse. Madame Butterfly offers premium cuts of meat from Master Chefs, caramelized to perfection. All of their steaks are natural, grass-fed American cattle from Myer's Farm in North Carolina. Click HERE to view the menu.

  10. The Fitzroy - Featuring Australian inspired elevated gastro pub food, The Fitzroy offers cozy, moody indoor seating and a rooftop bar area. The menu is boasting with Australian flare, above and beyond your typical bar food. Click HERE to view the menu.


Desserts, Drinks, & Cocktails - Top 10 Eateries

  1. The Coffee Fox - Award winning coffee shop offering a full espresso bar. Also offering fresh pastries, craft beer, and more. Click HERE to view the website.

  2. Blends a Coffee Boutique - Delicious coffee shop and cafe in downtown Savannah. Featuring drool-worthy lattes, iced coffee, and a full breakfast and lunch menu. Click HERE to view the website.

  3. Leopold's Ice Cream - Over a century of serving up "Good things to eat, and good things to drink" in beautiful historic Savannah. You can't come to Savannah without grabbing a scoop of homemade ice cream at Leopold's! Click HERE to view ice cream flavors.

  4. Lulu's Chocolate Bar - The ultimate dessert and cocktail bar. Indulge in a delicious slice of cheesecake and pair it with a custom martini. Click HERE to view the menu.

  5. Better than Sex - A speakeasy-like setting, Better than Sex features exotic desserts and naughty cocktails in a intimate, romantic setting. Perfect for date night, anniversaries, or a night kid-free. Click HERE to view the website.

  6. Jen's & Friends - Enter as strangers, leave as friends. Jen's & Friends is a cozy cocktail bar featuring gourmet martinis. I recommend the Rice Krispie Treat Martini, yum! Click HERE to view the menu.

  7. The Alleycat Lounge - A lively, ambient basement bar serving over 150 original and classic cocktails. Click HERE to view the website.

  8. Artillery - Go back in time at the Artillery, featuring unique libations. The intimate atmosphere and beautiful interior do not disappoint.

  9. Savoy Society - Cocktails, martinis, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages really make Savoy Society shine. They also offer a small food menu that pair perfectly with any drink of choice. Click HERE to view the menu.

  10. Coco & Moss - Fresh & Chic Boutique Eatery featuring a delicious sushi menu paired with pristine cocktails, sake, wine, and beer. A great spot to eat as well! Click HERE to view the menu.


Enjoy all of the deliciousness that Savannah has to offer!

Be sure to check out the Top 10 Things to do in Savannah so you don't miss a thing! & Also, if you are looking for the best areas to stay in Savannah, check out this guide for Where to Stay in Savannah.



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