The Pirates' House
The Pirates' House

The Pirates' House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepirateshouse.com/
  • Phone: 9122335757x
  • 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) 233-2225x

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.
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The Pirates' House reviews from OpenTable diners
260 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (171)good for groups (114)neighborhood gem (90)special occasion (83)great for lunch (70)fit for foodies (70)hot spot (38)romantic (27)great for brunch (25)scenic view (24)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Yum pecan glazed chicken!
    Dining2goodVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The best fried chicken ever-enough to share! We were a group of 6 and had a private room with a fantastic waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had elijah and he was wonderful!!!!! He is an amazing waiter and did a fantastic job! I would go back and make sure I asked for him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pirate House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a fine lunch! The restuarant is a Savannah landmark and fun family outing with young (6 and 8) children into pirates and period costumes. The she-crab soup was outstanding as was the crab melt sandwich. Others at the table felt that the shrimp dishes were very good. Our server was very attentive to our table and made good suggestions regarding the menu. He was also quite knowledgeable about the history of the building and of Savannah in general. It is worth a stop if you are in the area. Older Savannh family members at times had thought the place too "touristy" but I recall them having a fine time there too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun for the family
    Ally1055
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    With a group of 8, made up of kids and picky adults, this was a great place for all. It's not a gourmet/foodie place, but everyone enjoyed their food very much. We had excellent service, the history of the building was very fun to learn about and the food was tasty. The kids each picked a frozen mocktail concoction and I'll warn you - they're HUGE. The kids, of course, were in heaven. The adults all rolled their eyes and battened down the hatches for afternoon sugar comas. I had a blackened shrimp salad that was really delicious and a mojito that could have used an extra splash of rum...but a mojito can always use an extra splash of rum. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Your pecan chicken was delish but that was warm but food a little to cold veggies and potatoe not to hot but still enjoyed it all ., waiter and pirate was great ! Would go back if in Savannah that was our first time there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was alright.
    BamBam
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I was hoping for a more memorable dining experience, but I'm afraid the only part that stood out was the pirate tour guide. We did not receive a table in a lively room, as requested. Our server was just that. There was no connection, no interest in created an experience. We were greeted about 10 minutes after seating, and drinks were brought after we recieved bread, salad, and entrees were on there way. $100 meal for two people, there was an expectation that just was not met.
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  • History site
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    If you like Southern cooking and listening to the history that was made where you are eating, The Pirates' house is a special place for you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    weheartsavannah
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife and I love The Pirates House. We've eaten there twice and have not had a single issue. The service had been excellent. The food, delicious. Love the history and the Pirate on duty entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very ordinary, nothing special
    Esquire
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was minimal at best. Server did not know his menu. Had to remind him three times to get items. Food was average. Seemed more of a tourist historical destination than emphasis on food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nostalgic favorite revisited
    mrboysmomma
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    On my recent trip to Savannah, I had the opportunity to revisit a haunt of my family's from a million years ago. The Pirate's House is every bit as amazingly and awesomely kitschy as I remember it being, and now that I'm old enough to enjoy the cocktails, I can say that they do not disappoint. The food is very good Southern fare. Maybe not foodie-worthy, but definitely delicious and generously portioned. And our waiter was awesome. Super sweet, thoughtful and attentive, he was there when we needed him and not on top of us when we didn't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant tourist trap
    mccislcm
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is really a character restaurant these days with fun-minded people as the target audience. Not a fine dining experience although the food was fine. Take care where you sit, some of the many rooms are boisterous and some are quieter. Crab soup very good. Fried seafood platter a bit heavy, but pecan trout was excellent. Waiter very amiable and spoke some "pirate".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Stop
    savvyfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We live in Savannah but had never been to the historic Pirate House, so we decided to bring some guests and try it out. We loved it! The rum cocktails are delicious, the ambiance and history make it an extra fun place to eat, and the food was scrumptious! Space is a little bit tight, so just keep that in mind if you plan on going with a big group!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    James the waiter was perfect! Food was not very good. Filet Mignon was ordered med and was cooked medium on the outside and rare in the middle and was not tender. For $27 bucks, disappointing!
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  • Good food, tacky decorations
    Mollie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was very good but expensive. The decorations were tacky and it looked like more of a kid's attraction than a historic building.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Diddle1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    First visit to Pirate House. I was looking forward to the history and the ghost stories and I had a blast. Staff was just as nice as could be. Food was incredibly tasty and the serving sizes were enormous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Famous landmark, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals. She had parmesan crusted trout and I had a crabmeat casserole. Both entrees were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the pulled pork spring rolls
    Bulldawg94
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. We ordered a wedge and it doesn't just have bacon bits, is actual pieces of bacon. I shared a steak with my daughter that was cooked perfectly. We would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    a great place for enjoyment. Server was very good- was friendly and interacted well. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must see
    Foodlover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When visiting Savannah yiu must pay a visit to the Pirates House. Great atmosphere. Be sure and have the Pirate give you a tour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historical Dining Experience
    Melinda
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Pirate House. The food was delicious. My husband said the Pecan Chicken was the best fried chicken he had ever had! The kids enjoyed browsing in the gift shop and we really liked the historical pirate led tour after our meal. I highly recommend this if you are in savannah or staying on Tybee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and a great atmosphere!
    yumsauce
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Pirate's house for his birthday and the food was amazing! His steak was cooked perfectly and the biscuits (with honey butter and orange marmalade) that they bring out with your drinks are addictive. It is a great historical restaurant and is nice enough for a nice date, but casual enough to take your kids out to eat to. It is a little on the loud side, but that fits with the 'pirate-y' atmosphere. The food is kind of expensive for every day eating, but for special occasions it is a good price range. If you make a reservation your wait will only be 10 mins or so even on a really busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • James
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We liked the pirate theme and over all it was a great experience. We will be coming back to Savannah and will without a doubt be eating at this restaurant again. I am a former manager for the AAA National Office and have eaten at many restaurants across the county. I would rate this one at the top of the list of great places to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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  • Unique location but overpriced food
    corduroy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went here based on review scores we read, but our experience wasn't anywhere near 4+ stars. Both our dinners were in the $23 range (chicken jambalaya and their shrimp/sausage penne special). Neither of us finished our meals, we didn't ask for take home boxes, and we didn't bother ordering dessert (which is dating a lot because we're dessert fiends). Our waiter had practically no personality. When we asked him about the pirate house and the tour we saw going on, we received one word answers. We did end up taking the pirate house tour and that helped redeem some off the value of this restaurant. However, it still doesn't justify the cost of the meals which were more like what i would expect in the 12 dollar range.
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  • Not disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had heard great things about The Pirate's House and we were not disappointed. Our waitress, Pam, was great, very attentive and efficient. The food was delicious, especially the peach ice cream pie! We highly recommend The Pirate's House restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went for dinner while in town visiting friends and was very pleased. The food wasn't anything special but it was good. The pirate punch was awesome! And the place itself is so cool with so much history! I would definately recommend it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not2impressed
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We knew not to expect too much on the food but the entire evening was barely okay. The waitress and staff were not very well trained and we only went because it was our first time to Savannah and this was supposed to be fun. We won't go back and would not advise our friends to go their either. It felt like a typical tourist trap.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were visiting Savannah for the first time and made a reservation at the Pirates House. It was wonderful. The food was excellent and the ambiance was exciting. We arrived a half hour early and were taken to our table within 20 minutes, We visited the store and made purchases before dining. The pirate walking through and talking to us was a treat. She was very funny. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MCalifornia123
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pirate's House is not just a tourist destination. The food is fantastic, the service was outstanding, and the history inside the building was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arg Matey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The female pirate was so very helpful and fun. She completely made the experience. This was our first trip to Savannah, we will be back, with more friends! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant I've been to
    Stevethepirate
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was pretty good for lunch and the prices were reasonable. Jovan(hope I spelled it right) our waiter was fantastic. Very friendly and informative service. The pirate theme was awesome and when I'm in savannah I'm coming back.
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    hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geh47
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Best chicken dinner ever! Great all the way around. Rustic atmosphere with an entertaining pirate who can sing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Was incredible expirience, i love the place, the food and the service , strognly recomend \
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Piratey Good Place
    perkyfoodie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Really great atmosphere. The food is good. Try the fried green tomatoes with the pimento cheese. They're very different and worth trying. There's a pirate running around telling stories about the building and the history of the area. Location and parking are very convenient. I'm glad we ate here on our stay in Savannah.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!!
    Worek213
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my husband and our two toddler children out for a surprise dinner, and everything was exceptional!!! The service was fantastic, and the food was delicious!! Our waiter, Steve, made us feel like we were the only table there, and the pirates were a great touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and kid friendly
    delicious
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was awesome on the buffet line. Way better than Paula Deens. And, the kids love the pirate theme and costume pieces from the menu. Kids menu was quite cheap. We chose buffet but food is more for adults. Make rsvp or might be too busy. The tour could have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A don't miss in savannah, really well done. order the pecan chicken, scrumptous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with a Theme
    mygaljean
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We live near Savannah, and always take our visiting guests to our favorite restaurants in Savannah. The Pirate House is a must for the history, ambiance & theme dining, and good food. The staff (dressed in Pirate garb) were very friendly and came to the table to talk with us. On other occasions we have toured the rooms and I even took a photograph of a pirate ghost sitting on the counter in the kitchen. We hadn't seen him with our eyes, but the photo showed him clearly. This is an excellent choice for a dining experience and our guests are always pleased. There is ample parking at the restaurant so you don't have to search for a parking spot and walk blocks. I recommend the Pirate House highly.
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    great for lunch
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  • Food a disappointment
    Grammy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Seafood augratin was awful, fishy, and nothing close to recipe on original cookbook. bscuits were great but menu is too pricey not to be any better quality than it was. I am a local but felt like it was a tourist trap. our grandson loves the gift shop but will think twice before we dine there again.
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  • Exceeded expectations
    mkak
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Front desk manager and house pirate went out of their way to have personal conversations with the adults. They also made our three girls feel like pirate celebrities. Fun atmosphere with the pirate tunnels, pirate hats and fairly simple but tasty food helped us all really enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    They were amazing! Extremely nice server! Food great! Would defintely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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