Eat & Drink

Below is a list of our favorites in the Historic District, which are all within walking distance.  

Note: Open containers are legal within the boundaries of the Historic District so long as they are in a plastic cup less than or equal to 16 ounces. So don’t chug that drink; ask your bartender for a to-go cup!

Coffee

Gallery Espresso: Lauren’s fave. Excellent coffee, sweet treats, and very nice staff.  Try their monthly special coffee and literally any dessert.

Blends: Customize your coffee experience by choosing the origin of your espresso! Lauren recommends the Puerto Rico.

 

Bitty & Beau’s: More than just a place to grab a cup of coffee — it’s an experience. The shops are run by people with disabilities and guests love the vibe — come see for yourself!

 

Savannah Coffee Roasters: Hand roasted in small batches in Savannah, they cater to coffee connoisseurs. We provide their “Captain's Choice” to our AirBnB guests; it was voted top 10 in the USA!

Brunch (Reservations Strongly Recommended*)

B. Matthews: The space screams historic Savannah. American classics with creative twists. Scrambles, Benedicts, Shrimp and Grits and more. One time named Best Breakfast in Georgia.

 

Emporium: Located adjacent to the trendy and very beautiful Perry Lane Hotel, Emporium offers a big city brasserie feel. There’s also a café if you prefer coffee and a croissant to go.

 

Goosefeathers: Old school diner/café feel that’s only open for breakfast. Simple, no frills. Best eggs and toast. Order and pay at the register, food is brought to your table. *Does not take reservations.

 

Husk: One of the most beautiful places to eat in Savannah. Farm-to-table concept of modern Southern food. Christian recommends the

burger, which is always on the otherwise rotating menu.

Casual Eats

Zunzi’s: South African inspired sandwich shop. Christian recommends the Conquistador. Insider tip: Order online and skip the line!

 

Coco & Moss: Casual, delicious sushi and poke bowls. We recommend the Tuna Tartare appetizer, bottle of white, and a table outside in the shade.

 

Gryphon Tea Room: High tea in an old apothecary-turned-bookstore-turned tea room run by SCAD students.

 

Seafood Shack: Featured on several food and travel networks. Christian recommends ordering the low country boil as a group and upgrading to peeled/deveined shrimp.

 

Grey Market: Unfussy, industrial-style eatery fixing up sandwiches, burgers & hot dogs, plus craft beer & wine. One of the best burgers in Savannah… but not the largest, so order two.

 

Leopold’s Ice Cream: Since 1919, a Savannah tradition that you cannot pass up. Insider tip: Avoid the long line by ordering online or buying pre-packaged scoops from several restaurants around town.

Drinks with a View

Peregrin: Rooftop bar with the best view of downtown. Located on the roof of the Perry Lane Hotel.

 

CQ on Forsyth: The only restaurant in Forsyth Park. Take a load off and watch the world go by.

 

Rocks on the Roof: One of the best views of the Savannah River and Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Located on the roof of the Bohemian Hotel.

 

Plant Riverside: Brand new entertainment district on the riverfront.

Dinner (Reservations Strongly Recommended*)

The Public: Our favorite. Consistently delicious and wonderful ambiance. Christian recommends the Shrimp & Grits, which is a constant on the otherwise rotating menu. Does not take reservations. Insider tip: Have a drink next door at Artillery Bar while you wait for your name to be called. *Except here; they don't take reservations.

 

The Olde Pink House: A Savannah institution; delicious food in a historic home.  It’s our family tradition to have dinner here the last night of every trip to Savannah.

 

Local 1110: Farm-to-table dining experience complete with local cuisine, a welcoming personality, and modern design. Dress to impress. This location may be too far to walk, especially in heels.

 

CO: A modern take on traditional Southeast Asian cuisine.

 

Chive Seabar & Lounge: Seafood with Asian & Southern touches is served in a setting that recalls the 1920s art deco era. Does not take reservations.

 

The Grey: Set in a painstakingly restored 1938 Greyhound bus terminal, the rotating menu features elevated comfort food made from locally sourced ingredients. Featured on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table.”

Cocktails

Artillery Bar: Imaginative cocktails in a restored armory. We recommend the Artillery Punch (order as a group), but be careful… legend says this punch gave President Washington a hangover so bad, he swore he’d never return to Savannah. Dress to impress.

 

Alley Cat Lounge: Hip basement bar serving a wide array of cocktails in a brick-walled space with booth seating.

 

Savoy Society: Wine on tap… need we say more?

 

Service Brewing Co.: Veteran Owned craft brewery in downtown Savannah GA. Local hangout with a selection of year rounds, seasonals, and small batch beers.

 

O’Connell’s: This place is legit! Hangout spot for the local GAA club.