One Dinner in Savannah, GA

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2008/08/07 14:14:42 (permalink)

One Dinner in Savannah, GA

I am going to Hilton Head and plan to have dinner on a Saturday night in Savannah. Where is the one place I should not miss?
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 14:26:19 (permalink)
    Hi there.....lots of good places to eat in Savannah. You can do the touristy thing and eat at Paula Deen's place or find some wonderful fresh seafood elsewhere. Do you realize that it's quite a distance from Hilton Head to Savannah?
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 16:11:08 (permalink)
    Would prefer to not do anything too touristy, any great local seafood spots?
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 16:39:10 (permalink)
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    You can do the touristy thing and eat at Paula Deen's place or find some wonderful fresh seafood elsewhere.


    Despite being "touristy" their Sunday Afternoon buffet was outstanding. When I was there all the people I was conversing with were all locals who had just gotten out of church....


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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 16:48:16 (permalink)
    If its BBQ you want, I highly encourage you to go to BS Mothers. Excellent!
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 16:49:51 (permalink)
    the pirate house a i of a kind unique place. paula deens rest is a must also
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 18:34:42 (permalink)
    If it's seafood you want, I really like The Crab Shack. It is just outside of Savannah proper, on the way to Tybee Island.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 18:42:27 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by will_work_4_bbq

    If it's seafood you want, I really like The Crab Shack. It is just outside of Savannah proper, on the way to Tybee Island.


    I concurr with the Crab Shack
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 19:11:01 (permalink)
    I cant stand Paula Deens show. However If I could have just one meal in Savannah It would be The Lady and Sons. One of the few meals in my life I would give a 9.5 out of 10 and I have only given a 10 once...Russ
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 20:14:59 (permalink)
    If the Crab Shack is that place I went to with Al and Janet, I think it was an awful waste of time and money. I didn't care for Lady and Sons, either, except for the hoe-cakes.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 20:43:48 (permalink)
    Access Savannah Magazine..."Best of Savannah" For some dining ideas if you don't like my suggestion.

    What I do if I need help is e-mail the local newspaper's or local monthly magazine's food critic(s). I have been very, very successful in doing so. Got a very good recommendation in Charlotte. I do some research and ask their opinion on the possibilities I've uncovered.

    SoHo South Cafe was very good for lunch...We were there last month. We really liked this place. I do believe they serve dinner, but not 100% sure. NO DIN DIN...SORRY. hey, if oyuo have a change an plans, read on....They had some fish items on the menu like shrimp and grits, etc. It's reasonable, good food and a really neat environment. Lots of fun!! A woman runs the kitchen..I like that. Women chefs are very, very conscientious. This particular lady actually took the time to thank me for my kind words about the place.

    They have a website and you can see their menu and check their hours of operation. I JUST DID! SORRY. It is slightly off the beaten path, but still downtown. Others also liked this place a lot on tripadvisor.com. Do a search for Savannah and then access restaurants.

    I've eaten at Elizabeth's on 37th and that was wonderful but..it's been years. You can do the touristy thing and go to Lady and Son's. You'll get a true Southern buffet, if that's to your liking..Absolutely not for me when I'm in a city with so many, many options. This is a great little city...Just very hot in the summer.

    I heard good things about the Crab Shack, but I believe it is on Tybee Island? Anyone?

    Hope you get their early enough to see the incredible live oaks. If you can find beauty in tombstones, there is an incredible cemetary that dates back to the 1800's just outside of town. You can drive through it and stop and see some amazing dates. It is a tourist attraction, actually.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/07 21:01:37 (permalink)
    I looked online , and that IS the place we went. Janet and I shared the Shack Specialty for two, for forty bucks. I wouldn't go there again, if it were half the price.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/08/08 00:34:57 (permalink)
    Love's Seafood has always been good when we ate there, but the last time was several years ago. It was first recommended to us by a local resident. They have some local specialties in season. It is a pretty setting with thesun going down in the evening. I'd go again. The reviews found on the site I've linked are certainly mixed.


    http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=13859099&csz=Savannah%2C+GA+31419&sortreviews=1&from=4#reviews

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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/15 00:57:10 (permalink)
    Try MRS. Wilkes House, it is the best kept secret in town, ask any local. The food is to die for and very reasonable, get ther early!!
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/15 16:16:19 (permalink)
    I don't believe Mrs. Wilkes is open for dinner, although I would highly recommend it for your next trip to Savannah.

    Unless you plan to devote an entire day to trying to get into the Lady & Sons I wouldn't even consider it. You may luck up like we did the last time we were there - cancellation right in front of us, otherwise it was going to be a whole day event standing in line to get a number.

    For seafood we really like Stingray's on Tybee, since Williams Seafood burned down. Nothing fancy, but really, really good food.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/15 16:26:25 (permalink)
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    I don't believe Mrs. Wilkes is open for dinner, although I would highly recommend it for your next trip to Savannah.

    Unless you plan to devote an entire day to trying to get into the Lady & Sons I wouldn't even consider it. You may luck up like we did the last time we were there - cancellation right in front of us, otherwise it was going to be a whole day event standing in line to get a number.

    For seafood we really like Stingray's on Tybee, since Williams Seafood burned down. Nothing fancy, but really, really good food.
    Great suggestions! I agree with Stingray's....also, Hilton Head is only about 40 miles away....no biggie for a good meal. Plus, it's fun to get over to Tybee Island.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/15 16:29:47 (permalink)
    I was in Savannah in early February of this year and I had heard several times to avoid Paula Deen's. I am glad that I did not listen to the naysayers. I was in Savannah for 4 days and this was by far the best meal of the entire trip.

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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/16 09:40:39 (permalink)
    Seems there's mixed opinions on Paula Dean's places from anyone who's been in Savannah lately. However, crowds are still around the block at peak times, but then the drive through at McDonalds's gets crowded too. " /> Last time we were there, the Toucan Cafe was the spot to go to. Bourbon Salamon was excellent. Also, if you're just walking around, you'll need a cone of Leopold's ice cream to cool you down, or replace those calories you're burning . From what I'm hearing, either the New South Cafe or the Soho South Cafe(downtown in a warehouse) have great modern redentions of classic Southern food. New South's green fried tomatoes and grilled cesar salad and Soho's meatloaf sandwiches and banna pudding get raves from locals. Vic's on the River has good food and great views.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/16 20:57:11 (permalink)
    Don't forget Wet Willie's while you're strolling River St. Stop in for an "Attitude Adjustment." Everyone can use one now and again. LOL!!
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/16 21:17:50 (permalink)
    Crew84row- SoHo South was VERY good. I posted on tripadvisor.com and got a nice e-mail from the chef. She thanked me for my kind words..Hey, she deserved it. This place is good! Too bad they are not serving dinner. Maybe in the future. The art work is great. Lots of visuals as you dine.
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/16 21:44:08 (permalink)
    quote:
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    quote:
    Originally posted by will_work_4_bbq

    If it's seafood you want, I really like The Crab Shack. It is just outside of Savannah proper, on the way to Tybee Island.


    I concurr with the Crab Shack


    I CONCUR with the CONCURRING! Probably my favorite stop (or equal to!) on last yr's southern journey.

    Here are some pics from last year's visit in my report, should you wish to peruse the food options:
    http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23070
    [sorry to toot my own horn but it's the only place i know for pics of the great Crab Shack!]
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2008/09/16 21:45:31 (permalink)
    p.s. oops! old thread... wonder where he/she went..... ?!?!?!?!
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2016/08/26 13:32:35 (permalink)
    Realizing that I am responding to a thread 8 years old, I have to concur with the late lamented Poverty Pete that the Crab Shack on Tybee Island is a waste of money and stomach space.
     
    We had several different items, none of them any better than ok.  There were many tiny pieces of crab shell in the crab stew, which was really more like an overly thickened cream of crab soup (see pic below)
     
    Go elsewhere for your Tybee Island seafood fix
     

     
    post edited by TJ Jackson - 2016/08/28 13:38:21
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    RE: One Dinner in Savannah, GA 2016/08/26 19:35:20 (permalink)
    You go to the Crab Shack for one thing -- boiled crabs. How can you go wrong with that?
     

     
    Also, you go for the fun, good times and entertainment. The bare chested guys were from a local Rugby team from the adjacent table that just won their tournament. Click on the movie link. 
     

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