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Alligator Soul
Alligator Soul

Alligator Soul Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alligatorsoul.com
  • Phone: (912) 232-7899
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Chris DiNello
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining room that comfortable seats 12 guests with a minimum of 9 and a semi private room that comfortable seats 26 guests with a minimum of 20-22 depending on the day of the week. There is no room charge with a minimum guaranty.
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen Craig (912) 232-7899
  • Entertainment: Overhead music, mostly blues, ie Buddy Guy, Etta James, BB King, John Lee Hooker with splashes of Johnny Cash, Allison Krauss, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broughton/State
  • Public Transit: There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available behind our building. This lot is rented to various business"s and is available for the general public after 5:30. There is two spaces that we recommend that our guests do not park in and they should contact us for any necessary explanation.
A word from Alligator Soul
Come, Eat...Drink...and Relax Your "Soul". Alligator Soul is a beautiful unpretentious fine dining restaurant. We offer a full bar, lounge with Romantic fireplace where guests can relax and have a cocktail before dinner or dessert after dinner. Alligator Soul"s credo: From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you leave...it's all about you! We take pride in the care we give to each of our guests, the ambiance we provide, in addition to the upmost quality and value we place with every dish we make. Whether you have dietary allergic restrictions, or you choose a vegetarian or vegan diet, we can accommodate your needs.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "Server was a lovely girl that was actually a bartender. She was knowledgeable and friendly and fun. Good was good. Slightly boring. But we choose from the "restaurant week" menu, so maybe there were more interesting choices on the normal menu."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went to Alligator Soul this week for Restaurant Week. It definitely makes the place a bit more affordable, I spent half as much as I normally do there. :) Portions are smaller then with a normal menu, but with 3 courses, you still get a good bit of food, and we left there happy and full. Service was a little more lacking then normal, which surprised me a bit; but we'll go again easily, one of our favorite places to eat in Savannah."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We happened upon Alligator Soul by chance. It was worth it. Excellent for everything. The service, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks made it a great night. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We were just visiting Savannah for one night and decided, from the many choices, to try Alligator Soul. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent and the service was even better. Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. It is a little pricey, but would be great for a special occasion. We'll be back on our next venture to Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My friend and I dined during Restaurant Week and were impressed with the high level of service, wonderful food offerings, and cocktails. The Bloody Mary is not to miss (spicy but perfect). We were seated promptly in an adorable area of the restaurant with very few other guests. Our server was wonderful; she knew her stuff but was personable and patient (another diner kept interrupting her while she was explaining the menu to us. She handled it with notable grace). We both enjoyed every aspect of our meal; the fried green tomatoes are my favorite in town. We both will be back to dine again and will continue to highly recommend the restaurant to friends and visitors to Savannah."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "awesome dining experience, food was off the chain. the service was exceptional as well. we'll be back regularly."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great service. Some really great flavors too (Oysters a la soul, diver scallops, Alligator Soul house salad), but the "Little Hilbo" ("All-Natural Grass Fed Ribeye") was a large, hunk of fat bound by inedible shoe leather, a wretched brick of gristle. I tried to eat four bites, but had to remove them from my mouth. Shocking, considering the rest of our experience. Unforgivable too, considering reviews from other diners who had the same, unfortunate experience. Would I try them again? Hell no, there are other, good alternatives in Savannah. This piece of cowhide did not remotely resemble ribeye, which we eat often."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Everything we had was excellent. Perfect night out in Savannah."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My friend and I had an amazing dining experience here. Even though she is vegetarian, we both found plenty of great menu options for dinner. The cheese plate appetizer was a great start to our dinner. She ordered the Veggies Fear Not (which was a vegan jambalaya that night) and I had the Shrimp and Grits - both of which were delicious! Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were satisfied throughout the night. I would definitely recommend for a great dinner in Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "All natural, organic, farm fresh from local growers, fresh fish, wonderful meat...& surprises for those who want to experience the exotic. We were blown away by the appetizers... Oysters & shrimp & grits, salads, entrees of fresh fish. & a huge mouth-watering ribeye with a special rub. The seasonings, sauces, etc are so flavorful, you'll find yourself humming with pleasure. Meghan was an exceptional waitress & enhanced our dining experience. We were gratified to be able to meet the chef & compliment him & his staff. We'll look forward to dining here again on a return visit to Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We dined her on our honeymoon and the food was amazing!!! The bison was our favorite and the cocktails were fantastic! The staff was very friendly and made our evening very special!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I am happy to report that this restaurant lives up to all the hype. Amazing food and excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was a very enjoyable meal! Great atmosphere ! Service was great as well! Our server was Kate or Katie? She was very knowledgeable on the food"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I took a recent vacation to Savannah for four days. We like to experience a city by visiting as many local bars and restaurants as we can. We had read about Alligator Soul, but did not actually plan on eating at the restaurant until we had a glowing review from a town local. We tried The Old Pink House and Local 11ten both of the previous nights. While both of those restaurants were very good, Alligator Soul won hands down. The food was excellent, by far the best we had in Savannah. Ambience was quiet and cozy. We both love the basement level restaurant feel, there's just something about it that makes you feel comfortable. The service was great and friendly. For locals and visitors alike, this restaurant is a must."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We spent the evening here for our 12th wedding anniversary! Before even arriving we felt welcome. We received emails and phone calls before our visit from the restaurant staff. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive! We will definitely spread the word about our amazing experience!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and greeted by our server. The food was good, not great but good. Well prepared and as described. However the restaurant had a bit of a "factory" feel to it as both out appetizers and main course were delivered to our table within minutes of ordering. (we also never order our entree until after eating our appetizer to avoid the too fast problem). Hoping for a leisurely and romantic evening over a bottle of wine we never got past a first drink, had no chance to digest our appetizer before the main course appeared, could not finish our main course and were finished within 1 hour of arriving. Overall a bad experience"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very unique and memorable dining experience!! I would highly recommend!! Service, Food and Drinks were Awesome!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the shrimp and grits app was so good and obviously you can get it all over charleston but this is special."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Artisan Cheeses, Oysters a la Soul were our appetizers with Champagne, Fabulous Wreck Fish and Elk were the entrees, Excellent presentation and Extremely Flavorful, delicious with our bottle of YRousseau Cabernet Sauvignon. A wonderful chocolate dessert finished off the night Thomas the waiter was A+ Excellent"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was great, service was excellent but conversation was difficult due to the high noise level. We had a difficult time hearing our waiter and each other. Overall a 4 star but would be a 5 with less noise."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food is excellent, but our particular server made it seem like we were beneath him. Other staff was quite good. Table next to ours had some foul mouthed patrons"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Anniversary celebration! Received congrats from all the staff . We like exotic meat....alligator sausauge special, elk tenderloin exceptionally flavorful. Scallop entree tasty,but small portion. A dessert gift box was an extra treat. Will definitely return on our next trip to Savannah."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Our server (I can't believe I forgot his name) was probably the best I've ever had. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great spot in Savannah."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The best shrimp and grits in America and an outstanding charcuterie plate. Treat yourself to some Soul!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Alligator Soul Saturday night. Our waiter was attentive and gave us several helpful suggestions. There are three sizes of the shrimp and grits which I would advise anyone going to try. They were the best we had all week. The ribeye with the duck fat fries were also a big hit at our table. I would highly suggest giving Alligator Soul a try next time you're in Savannah."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " What a great experience! Not only was the food terrific, the service and atmosphere were outstanding. The steak was superb. The menu was very interesting and would meet any palette. Alligator Soul will be on my "to do" list when I return to Savannah."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went here for a meal with friends while visiting Savannah on a quick weekend trip. The food was wonderful. The waitstaff was superb. They went above and beyond to make any accommodations as well as assist us during our meal. The elk was amazing, the oyster appetizer was one of the best we have ever had, all of our meals were delicious. We went to the Olde Pink House the next night and all in our group voted that Alligator Soul was by far our favorite."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service and food were both excellent. The menu offers different twists on what you would expect when ordering. The charcuterie was an assemblage of bratwurst, pork belly and a liver mousse, not your typical sliced cured meats. Each menu item was well executed and perfectly seasoned. We also enjoyed a very nice Caymus, select cab, 40th anniversary edition that was a very pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Not what I expected from a restaurant like this. I was shocked to find a roach in my drink and spent the rest of the evening wondering where it came from: the glass, the ice or the booze. That was a little off-putting. The beer menu was not very good. My husband likes an amber beer and they had 2 to choose from, neither of which he especially liked. The food was delicious, however. We tried the alligator boudin, the bison and the elk. To finish the meal, we shared The Millionaire. I am not a coffee drinker, but that drink was fabulous. Our waitress was nice. I was a little irritated that literally every few minutes someone was at the table, so it was difficult for us to have a conversation. Overall, I would not revisit this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Service great. The atmosphere was very romantic and quiet. I highly recommend this spot."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Compliments to the Chef! It was an amazing dining experience. Excellent recommendations by the wait staff and the food pairings were incredible. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "SAlligator Soul was FABULOUS! The food was amazing!! My husband and I enjoyed the Oyster A LA Soul. So, so good! From the soup to the Soul Creole to my husband 16oz Ribeye....YUMMY is all I can say. This place was a find for us. We loved the ambience, the service and the food. We will definitely go again on our next visit. We will also make sure we try some of the exotic fare on our next visit to Savannah. We absolutely loved the entire experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here. The staff was very attentive and professional. We ordered the boidan sausage and oysters. Very good! We had the creole and kangaroo entres. Creole wasn't anything exceptional but still very good. The kangaroo was well prepared and tasty. I would recommend this place. I would like to go back because I want to try more items on the menu!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We made reservation for our 40th anniversary. I had the rib eye and it was perfect. My wife even enjoyed my steak. The fries cooked duck fat were almost as good as the steak. I had to almost fight my wife for them. She had the kangaroo too much spice. Her comment it taste like Chinese five spice. She said she still has not tasted kangaroo. The special gift of a bottle wine for our anniversary was the special. I am diabetic the special order of a bowl of slice fruit was nice and pleasant. My wife had the chocolate cake parfait, it was 8 out of 10."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the choices were unique. Bison, kangaroo, etc. The restaurant really is a hidden gem in Savannah. Service was impeccable and great choice of wines. Will definitely go back when visiting Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The oyster appetizer was really good, but dinner was just okay. Dessert was a real let down. The food is good, but not great and the prices are pretty steep for what you get. I will try other places around town before I go back to Alligator Soul."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The atmosphere was unique and charming. The food selection delicious and eclectic. The service top notch! A definite must dining experience if you are in Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This basement restaurant was a very mixed experience. Arriving late for our reservation, the hostesses seemed annoyed. The restaurant was about half-full... so it didn't seem like that big a deal. They seated us at a table that was at the intersection of a hallway and a door to the main dining room. It became clear that the table was in a very high traffic area with many servers trying to squeeze past each other. They frequently hit our table while doing this and had a hard time navigating the area. When I asked to be re-seated, the (different) person at the host stand responded negatively and mentioned they had "worse tables" that I might have been seated at. They did re-seat us and the food and remaining service were excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service- Great! The restaurant called to confirm my reservation the day before. A table was ready immediately upon our arrival. The timing/pace of the meal was perfect. Main course did not come out while sitting eating the appetizer. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the meal. Food- Amazing! The best meal we had in Savannah. I wanted to go back the next night, and the next... The beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon was perfecting cooked (medium), juicy, and fully of flavor. The shrimp and grits were rich and buttery. Overall- When I return to Savannah reservations at Alligator Soul will be made."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our third visit and it was outstanding as usual."
    Dined on 7/3/2014