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The Pirates' House
The Pirates' House

The Pirates' House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepirateshouse.com
  • Email: groupsales@thepirateshouse.com
  • Phone: (912) 233-5757
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: David Weikert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private are available to accommodate groups from eight (8) to one hundred fifty(150).
  • Private Party Contact: Megan Cox (912) 233-2225

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bay St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample onsite parking
A word from The Pirates' House
The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic restaurant. At the Pirates' House, our most precious treasure is the food. Situated in Trustees Garden, merely a scant block from the Savannah River, the Famous Pirates' House is the most historic spot in Georgia. The Herb House, erected in 1734, located inside the Pirates' House, is said to be the oldest house in Georgia. The Pirates' House first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers and fast became a meeting point for blood-thirsty pirates & sailors. Enthusiastically recommended by AAA, Food & Wine and Redbook.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My daughter and I went for dinner. Excellent waitress, Kim. Pecan fried chicken, biscuits, corn muffins, baked potato were outstanding. We shared one dinner as well a fried green tomatoes appetizer which was also delicious. Did not see anyone entertaining guests during evening visit, so it was fairly low key. We stopped by the next day for lunch since we needed something quick before running to airport. Arrived around 1:30pm and there was a line. We opted for a table in the bar area to speed up process, ordered the lunch buffet, site unseen as it was in the main dining area. It was only fair, limited choices, and we were not offered any of the biscuits/muffins which would have helped improve my score. There were Pirates for kids at lunch."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Really cute on several levels. Nice historical spot, kids loved the pirates, a bit of southern cuisine. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town for a romantic getaway and decided to make a reservation at the Pirates House. We are so glad we did as the food was great and the service was even better. This is definitely a must see as the history of it is great and the food can't be beat!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Decent food, decent price, interesting history and ambience."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Upon reading reviews for The Pirate's House and after their description online we expected it to be a family friendly fun time for the kids. Unfortunately, it was a dud. Their website says that pirates meander around, talk to the tables, tell jokes, etc. We only saw one pirate within our last ten minutes of dinner, and even then he was only trying to get us to take a tour. It was extremely disappointing. We were also in a room tucked out of the way so our two boys didn't have much to look at. It definitely was not what we were expecting. The food was only eh, way to much breading on the seafood platter. The portions were a good size though. I don't think we will be back."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Second time here, from upstate NY. Loved both experiences."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our second time here, previous time was 3 yrs ago. Need to say this place it is always great to visit with kids of all ages, great history good food fresh seafood nice cocktails. Will return for sure."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time in Savannah with young kids. The Pirate House had friendly staff, fantastic food, pirates and rum punch. Everyone had a great meal and a very memorable evening. I recommend the guided tour with a pirate and the award winning fried chicken. I have never tasted its match."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "An authentic pirate house, great seafood and southern cooking, the best homemade biscuits, delicious shrimp and grits, amazing atmosphere, pirates visiting your table briefly while you dine, friendly wait staff, a unique experience you must try if in the area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "There's a really good $13.95 all-you-can-eat daily lunch buffet, Monday through Friday, with plenty of fresh, Southern-style vegetables and meats (a challenge to Paula Deen's "Lady and Sons" restaurant). The wandering pirates who meander from table to table answering questions and telling jokes are fun for the kids, who'll also enjoy the large gift shop upstairs, too. Plenty of free parking, almost unique in Savannah's historic district. Reservations are often a good idea, even at lunch; huge buses filled with tourists often bring hungry hordes."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This place is great! Every time I'm in Savannah, I make sure to stop by. I wish I could go more often. The service is wonderful and it is fun for the whole family. The food is spectacular. I always get their award winning pecan fried chicken, but I've tasted lots of other dishes and everything is great. I recommend this place 100%!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great lunch spot for Savannah tourists. A must if you have young kids or you are just interested in pirate history."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It wasn't the best food I have ever eaten but it was worth a one time visit while visiting the city.. The building is cool to see and the service was great. I got the filet and it was pretty good but I didn't care for the veggies that came with it, and I like veggies. Great atmosphere. My 8yr. old loved the place and thought it was really cool."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was very good. My family had the lunch buffet. We were able to actually dine in the oldest building in Georgia! The server was great and they seemed to actually enjoy there job which is unusual for a restaurant. I would recommend to go there at least once. It was an enjoyable visit and a free short tour of the history of the buildings."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A definate must when you're in Savannah! Guided ghost tour of the different rooms of the facility was a wonderful after dinner treat! Tasty food and fun gift shop upstairs. Bring your camera!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Don't miss this haunted pirates' den when visiting Savannah! Also features a live she-pirate who will add to the chills!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "First we were disapointed that there was no buffet at night- only lunch. I ordered Fried Chicken and it was very dry and I could not eat it. I am used to the Wedge salad having a blue chessey dressing and this one was a balsmic vinegar. Not tasty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went here for a Sunday lunch and ended up being early. We called them to see if they'd be able to seat us and got a take immediately! Great service and although the buffet was small there was still a great selection and was refilled frequently. Great food.. Would go back if ever in Savannah again!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food here is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and reasonable too. The entire staff was friendly and more than happy to answer any questions you have about the place. I highly highly recommend this place"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Pirate's House is a great place to eat. We've vacationed in Savannah for at least the last 17 years and ALWAYS have to stop at this restaurant. The Pirate's House is reportedly one of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. If that's true, I'm convinced that they are there to eat the great food!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent with a varied menu and plenty of choices. The whole family was able to select what fit each person. Portions were just right and the atmosphere lent a fun aspect to our dining experience. Will definitely return on our next visit to the area."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My friend and I used the open table app to reserve a table, and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The food & service were fabulous!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had the buffet and it was great. We were there during the week for lunch. The buffet had a couple of empty trays and I took my time hoping fresh food trays would arrive but that didn't happen. I came back later and they had been replenished. I had the best squash casserole that I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food, service and venue itself were awesome and fun for our entire family. For the children, the kids menus turns into a pirate hat with accessories. We have three children, the youngest being almost 2. She decided to tear her older sister's pirate hat in two. This of course devastated our middle child. After a little unhappiness, we only saw fit to give the little one's hat to her older sister. When we left the Pirate House we went back to our room at the Marriott on River Street. Upon waking up the next morning to leave, we somehow had 3 intact pirate hats. Neither my wife nor myself had another one to take with us. It is something very simple, yet we cannot explain it. Maybe the rich background of haunting in Savannah is the answer."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It is worth going to the Pirate's House for the atmosphere alone. Couple that with fabulous southern cooking---you can't go wrong. The buffet is my husband's favorite and he thinks the fried chicken is the best in town!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was my second visit to The Pirates' House and again it did not dissappoint. Although the hostess sat us in a cold small room at a table (when I had requested a booth at reservation) the buffet more than made up for the cold room. A plus was that it was private and quieter than being in a booth in the main dining room. I can only recommend the souther buffet here as that's all I've ever had, but it beats the famous one at the other place downtown."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved this place! The food was really good- a diverse menu without being too weird. It's loud with all the tours of the restaurant going on, but worth it!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife had the Shrimp Athens and it was solid. Lots of feta cheese. I had the fried seafood platter even though I'm not a major fried food fan. The scallops, shrimp, oysters and fish were very good and seemed fresh, but I did scrape off 75% of the batter. Not that it was bad, just not for me. We went there primarily for my 5 year old and it did not disappoint. Seems like they could have played up the history a bit more, but then I'd probably be complaining it was campy. Beware the upstairs gift shop."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was good, but not great, and service very good. Almost too crowded to be enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went on a Saturday at dinner time and I was kinda expecting more of a 'pirate feel'. I brought my son and everything was pretty great but u was expecting more pirates and interesting things to look at"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I am not sure what we expected, but we thought the Pirate House would be a kid oriented place with average food. Instead we were treated to a quiet, intimate meal with fantastic food and service. We also appreciated the history lesson from the pirate who visited our table. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Historic and very touristy. Mediocre food. Worth checking out if you have kids, but not for the food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was for a 60th birthday. We were seated on time of our reservaton. Food was very good. I got the catfish which was moist and delicious. The only negative comment was my daughter got the tile fish and although good too much rich sauce which drowned the fish. Great rum drinks. Fun servers"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The only regret was that since it had a "haunted" background we wanted to see a few of the "hot" spots but when we asked for a little tour of the place there was no one available to show us around a little bit."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Friends recommended this restaurant. We arrived before our reservation and they were able to seat us quickly. The food was good and the only recommendation we had was for true southern style catfish it needs to be breaded in cornmeal. The room we sat in was small and very nice and quiet. Fun experience! We would definitely go again! Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Loved the brick walls and old feeling of this restaurant. The food was really good and our server was friendly, although he didn't mention the specials and I just happened to notice the printed specials on the other side of the table. It is a little annoying having the pirate and tour group walking by the table, but not enough that I wouldn't recommend this restaurant . You will get a really good meal here."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The fried green tomato salad was yummy! My husband, who is not easy to pleased LOVED the fried shrimp (even the leftover!). Kid friendly and fun gift shop, too! Service was good. Would go back..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had an early lunch reservation and did not have to wait to be seated. The food was good and the service was average. What made this experience fun were the two pirates who came around the dining room and interacted with the kids. After our lunch, the pirates even took us on a tour of the building and explained its history."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our waitress was quite rude/bored with her job. She did not even greet us and did not speak much. She forgot my daughters coke she had ordered and blamed it on her. The food is far below average, most of it tastes precooked and then reheated and very bland. The chicken was all bones and no meat. My wife's fish tasted like nothing. The price is way to high for the food quality. We will not return. This is a tourist trap."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My reservation was for 7:30 pm and we didn't get sat until 8:15 pm Yes the host gave us fried green tomatoes to compensate, but they shouldn't have overbooked and had us standing and waiting. When we get to our table, the server was beyond off of her game that night. She spilled the drink on my friend and acted as though nothing happened. My friend asked for silverware due to the original ones being dirty and the server took forever to retrieve those as well. Then as I was ordering I mentioned that I couldn't have pork, yet she brought me a caesar salad with pork and told me that it depended on which chef was preparing it. My steak was mid-well when I ordered it mid-rare. Server wouldn't know that due to not being present until time to pay."
    Dined on 3/26/2014