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!
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.
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.”
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.