The Best Restaurants in Savannah GA

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If you’re in Savannah and wondering where to find the best places to eat, this guide has you covered. From veggie and vegan-friendly eats to farm-to-table and wonderful seafood, these are my best restaurants in Savannah GA.


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No city break is complete without getting a taste of the local foodie scene, and there are some really great restaurants in Savannah. Once you’ve finished exploring the best things to do in Savannah, you’ll have worked up quite the appetite, so now it’s time to pick a fabulous spot to eat at.

As you’d expect, with its coastal location, there are wonderful seafood restaurants in Savannah. You’ll also find great traditional Southern food all over the city. The South isn’t always an easy place to find vegan or vegetarian food, but there are actually several good choices in the city.

It wouldn’t be a guide from me without some pizza and coffee recommendations, so you’ll find my favourite options for those in this guide too. It’s a good thing that Savannah has pretty relaxed open container laws since there’s also a great selection of bars, nearby wineries and even an award-winning distillery!

One of my favourite things about dining in Savannah is that many of the restaurants are in stunning venues. You’ll find historic homes, old banks and converted coach stations to name a few. There’s no such thing as an ugly restaurant here!

So, read on to see my selection of the best restaurants to visit in Savannah, Georgia. The best vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Savannah are marked here with a V.


A GUIDE TO THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SAVANNAH, GA


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BEST RESTAURANTS IN SAVANNAH, GA

CHA BELLA | BEST FARM TO TABLE

THE PINK HOUSE | BEST WINE CELLAR

THE GREY | BEST PRIX FIXE

FOX & FIG | BEST FOR VEGANS (V)

THE SENTIENT BEAN | BEST VEGGIE & VEGAN (V)

LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM | BEST SWEET TREATS (V)

SAVANNAH SEAFOOD SHACK | BEST SOUTHERN SEAFOOD

PIZZARIA VITTORIA NAPOLITANA | BEST PIZZA

MRS WILKES DINING ROOM | BEST HOME-COOKED LUNCH

GENEVA’S FAMOUS CHICKEN AND CORNBREAD CO. | BEST FRIED CHICKEN

LOCAL 11TEN | BEST ROOFTOP BAR (V)

HUSK | BEST LOCAL INGREDIENTS

COCO & MOSS | BEST SUSHI & BOWLS (V)

THE VAULT KITCHEN | BEST ASIAN FUSION (V)

LULU’S CHOCOLATE BAR | BEST DESSERTS

KAYAK KAFE | BEST HEALTHY OPTIONS (V)

CO | BEST SOUTH-EAST ASIAN (V)

MAP OF SAVANNAH’S BEST RESTAURANTS

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The Best Restaurants in Savannah

CHA BELLA | BEST FARM TO TABLE

This is hands down my favourite restaurant in Savannah. I found Cha Bella during my epic East coast road trip way back in 2015 and had the most incredible meal. I recommend it to everyone and it always gets a five-star rating.

The restaurant is farm to table and the really cool thing is that almost all the ingredients are sourced from within a day’s drive of the Savannah.

As with many restaurants in Savannah, there aren’t that many vegetarian options so check the menu and call ahead if you have concerns. The food is seasonal so the menu changes frequently. I recommend making a reservation so that you can enjoy your meal on the beautiful patio.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 5:50pm – 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 10pm. Closed Monday.
Where | 102 E Broad St
Website | Cha Bella

THE PINK HOUSE | BEST WINE CELLAR

Regularly cropping up on recommendations of places to eat, this Savannah restaurant is as much about the venue as it is the food. The building is beautiful and dates from 1771. It’s said that the building was originally white, but the colour of the brick mysteriously bled through the walls, turning it pink!

This building was Georgia’s first bank, and the old bank vaults now serve as the restaurant’s wine cellars. You’ll also find the lovely Arches Bar downstairs in the basement. It’s well worth a visit in its own right.

The Pink House serves traditional Southern fare and, again, veggie options are few and far between. You’ll usually get a little history lesson from your server as an added extra with your meal though!

THE DETAILS

Lunch Hours | Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner Hours | Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10:30pm, Friday – Saturday 5pm – 11pm.
Where | 23 Abercorn Street
Website | The Olde Pink House

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THE GREY | BEST PRIX FIXE

Yet another of Savannah’s restaurants that’s located in an awesome building – this one is an old art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal!

The head chef Mashama Bailey always gets rave reviews for the quality of food here, and the service is also great. They’ve recently switched things up to offer a prix fixe menu with 3 courses for $75. They also now offer a highly rated Sunday brunch.

You can still turn up and wait for a spot at the bar counter, which has a more relaxed vibe and smaller menu. Word to the wise –  the salted fish croquettes are out of this world.

Dietary requirements can be accommodated and there are several vegetarian options on the menu as standard. If you want to see them in action, check out their season 6 episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix

THE DETAILS

Hours | Wednesday – Saturday 5pm – 10pm. Sunday 11am – 3pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Where | 109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Website | The Grey

FOX & FIG | BEST FOR VEGANS

This is definitely the best place to eat in Savannah for the vegans! It’s an entirely plant-based cafe that serves a small but wonderful selection of plant-based food. The coffee here is locally roasted and delicious, with varieties beyond the ubiquitous drip coffee.

If you’re craving some plants amidst the sea of meat and fish, then this cosy cafe in the heart of the historic district is definitely worth a visit. Honestly, you should go for the coffee if nothing else! 

THE DETAILS

Hours | 9am – 8pm daily
Where | 321 Habersham St
Website | Fox & Fig

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THE SENTIENT BEAN | BEST VEGGIE & VEGAN

My favourite thing about this vegetarian/vegan cafe is its ethos of community support and sustainability focus. They have a great selection of wraps, bowls and tacos, along with baked treats served all day. They also have a happy hour from 5pm with $2 off beers and wine.

All their coffee is fair trade, and the majority of their other products are locally sourced. It’s basically just a lovely venue run by lovely locals. Enjoy your food with views of the wonderful Forsyth Park, one of the best places to visit in Savannah!

THE DETAILS

Hours | 7am – 7pm daily with food served until 4pm. Sunday brunch 9am – noon.
Where | 13 East Park Ave
Website | The Sentient Bean

LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM | BEST SWEET TREATS

This is as close as you get to a culinary institution in Savannah. Leopold’s has been serving scoops since 1919 and there’s usually a line out the door and going around the block. It’s definitely worth getting in line to taste it for yourself!

If you’re after something a little more warming or filling on a cold day then you’ll also find sandwiches and soups here. For even more sweet treats, check out their cookies and cakes! There’s usually a sorbet and there’s always vegan vanilla on the menu.

THE DETAILS

Hours | 11am – 11pm daily.
Where | 212 E Broughton St
Website | Leopold’s Ice Cream

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SAVANNAH SEAFOOD SHACK | BEST SOUTHERN SEAFOOD

If it’s seafood that you’re after then this is the spot for you. Their low country boil is a local favourite and absolutely delicious. It’s a yummy bag of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn with a delicious Cajun seasoning.

If you don’t feel like peeling your own shrimp then they’ll do the dirty work for you for an extra $2! The food is fantastic value for the quality, and don’t miss the key lime pie. Although it’s possible you’ll have to get it to take away given the portion sizes!

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm. Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
Where | 116 E Broughton St
Website | Savannah Seafood Shack

PIZZARIA VITTORIA NAPOLITANA | BEST PIZZA

I’m the fussiest person in the world when it comes to pizza – they’ve got to be thin crust, wood-fired, and none of those weird toppings like nachos. If you’re a deep dish fan then you probably won’t like my choices!

At this awesome Savannah pizza restaurant, they keep it simple, traditional and bloody delicious. They’re also situated in the funky Starland District, which is entirely built out of shipping containers. Well worth a visit, despite its location a few blocks south of the Historic District.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm.
Where | 2411 De Soto Ave
Website | Pizzeria Vittoria Napolitana

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MRS WILKES DINING ROOM | BEST HOME-COOKED LUNCH

This is an absolute dining institution in Savannah. There’s almost always a line around the block here for the Southern Home Cooking so you’ll need to arrive early for the 11 o’clock opening. I love the fact that you eat communally at tables for 10, so you’ve always got company for lunch!

You’ll need to bring cash or pay by check as there are no card facilities. The menu changes daily and you choose an entree and 3 sides for $30. The portions are generous but not particularly vegetarian friendly. 

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm. Closed weekends.
Where | 107 W Jones St
Website | Mrs Wilkes Dining Room

GENEVA’S FAMOUS CHICKEN AND CORNBREAD CO. | BEST FRIED CHICKEN

The chicken is, indeed, famous in Savannah! No false advertising here. The cornbread is also delicious and there are a couple of veggie options for the non-chicken and seafood eaters.

Geneva herself is the main cook at the restaurant and she’s been turning out the good stuff since 1983. The restaurant is still family-owned and operated. If it’s chicken and cornbread you’re after then you won’t find better than this!

THE DETAILS

Hours | Wednesday – Thursday 11am – 6pm & Friday – Sunday 11am – 7pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Where | 1909 E Victory Dr #102
Website | Geneva’s Famous Chicken & Cornbread Co.

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LOCAL 11TEN | BEST ROOFTOP BAR

This gorgeous venue hosts another wonderful farm-to-table restaurant with a fabulous seasonal menu. You’ll find a great variety of dishes including vegetarian and vegan options, so there’s something for everyone here.

The real star of the show, however, is the stunning rooftop bar, Perch. You can enjoy a happy hour cocktail here amongst the oak trees from 5:30-6:30pm. Well worth a visit, weather permitting.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Where | 1110 Bull St
Website | Local 11Ten

HUSK | BEST LOCAL INGREDIENTS

At Husk, if the food’s not from the South, it doesn’t make it through the door. The result is a delicious, seasonal menu absolutely full of locally grown and sourced produce. You can read all about their suppliers on their website, and they have a chalkboard in the restaurant highlighting the origins of the current dishes.

I advise booking ahead as the restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. If you’re vegetarian or vegan then you might want to call ahead to find out what’s available before you book.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10:30pm, Sunday brunch 10:30am – 2pm
Where | 12 W. Oglethorpe Ave
Website | Husk

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COCO & MOSS | BEST SUSHI & BOWLS

Although the venue is small, the sushi packs a punch at this cute venue in the historic district. If you’re not sure which sushi you want then the staff will make great recommendations. The hand rolls and the pretty in pink bowl are particular favourites.

There’s a selection of really delicious cocktails and mocktails here too. Definitely worth pencilling in a meal here if you’re a sushi lover! There’s no veggie sushi, but several salads and bowls are both veggie and vegan friendly.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Thursday 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm, Friday 11am – 10:30pm, Saturday 12pm – 10:30pm & Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Where | 30 Barnard St
Website | Coco & Moss

THE VAULT KITCHEN | BEST ASIAN FUSION

If you’ve got a craving for a meal full of flavour then this is the place for you. The service can be a little slow during busy times, but the food is absolutely stellar. The BBQ tofu steamed rolls, lemon coconut soup and miso salmon are standouts for me. There’s a reasonable selection of both vegetarian and vegan dishes here too.

The venue is an old bank, yet another beautiful setting for a meal in Savannah. The bathrooms hold a particular surprise, and you can hire the old vault for private dining functions! Unfortunately, there is no option for table reservations so come early or be prepared to wait.

THE DETAILS

Lunch Hours | Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Dinner Hours | Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Where | 2112 Bull St
Website | The Vault Kitchen

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LULU’S CHOCOLATE BAR | BEST DESSERTS

If you’re in the mood for dessert with a side of chocolate martinis then you can’t miss Lulu’s. The restaurant is small and a lovely place to finish your evening. There’s no booking system, so you may have to wait a little for a table.

The Chambord layer cake and chocolate cherry martini are highly recommended! If you’ve got a large group then they recommend arriving before 6:30pm, and note that the venue becomes 21+ after 10pm.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Friday 6pm – 10:30pm, Saturday 2pm – 11:30pm, Sunday 2pm – 10:30pm
Where | 42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Website | Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

KAYAK KAFE | BEST HEALTHY OPTIONS

If you’ve got a craving for salad or just fancy something lighter amongst all the rich southern fare you’ll find in Savannah, then this is the place for you. There are locations in both midtown and downtown, and the food is great at both.

You’ll find lots of options for vegetarians as well as several vegan options, making this one of the few places in town I can guarantee a vegan meal! I thoroughly recommend brunch with bottomless mimosas too. As an added bonus, the cafes are locally owned.

THE DETAILS

Hours | Monday – Saturday 11am – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday brunch 11am – 4pm
Where | 1 E Broughton St and 5002 Paulsen St
Website | Kayak Kafe

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CO | BEST SOUTH-EAST ASIAN

CO is another great Asian fusion restaurant with a selection of Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese dishes. They’ve even got a small but tasty vegan selection on the menu. Save some space for the crispy cheesecake wontons for dessert!

THE DETAILS

Hours | Sunday ‐ Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
Where | 10 Whitaker St
Website | Co Savannah

Map of the best restaurants in Savannah, GA

To save this map, just hit the star in the corner. Veggie and vegan options are marked in green, although many of the other venues will also cater to plant-based and vegetarian diets.

I really hope that you enjoy this selection of my favourite restaurants in Savannah. Please let me know if you find that any of this information is out of date or you’ve got a great option that you’d love to see on the list! I can’t wait to get back to Savannah and keep eating and drinking my way through the city.

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