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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Pirates' House reviews from OpenTable diners
317 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (225)good for groups (136)neighborhood gem (121)special occasion (108)great for lunch (99)fit for foodies (73)hot spot (41)great for brunch (34)romantic (30)scenic view (24)late-night find (14)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food and fun atmosphere! Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The fried chicken was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and bad
    DetroitDoug
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The chicken was outstanding and the rest of the buffet was fine. The tour by the "pirate" was interesting. However, we had to stand around several minutes because the buffet was not replenished. Also, the waitress was VERY annoying in her repeated attempts to get us to order more alcohol than we did'
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  • Nannoo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Since there was so many people there, we felt rushed. Main lady at hostess stand was tact to rude toward the ladies who seat the families as well as the families trying to tell her they had been summoned to be seated. Loved the pirates circling and sitting outside. Loved the legend surrounding it. Loved the pecan topping and fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • historic and wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were set in the jolly Roger room that had 3 tables. I liked this bc it was private but our server told us this was were the pirates would takes baths and the floor was tilted originally so the water would run off. One of the specials wad swordfish. I am extremely picky with my food... Especially fish. I was blown away. It was delivered that morning and you could taste it. Soft and juicy. . Just wonderful. After dinner we jumped in one of the free tours and learned so much about the history of Savannah, The tunnels and the oldest house in GA and why the builder designed it and the colors picked for the paint. Our tour guide was very personal and knew his history. All around. .. Wonderful gem of Savannah! Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came to Savannah for the first time and Pirates House was one of our favorite memories. No wait, great service, outstanding food and drink, and the price was right! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved the history and the style!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great place to get the real feel of Savannah! A must stop place to see and eat at. Food is wonderful and staff is friendly and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. The place still has the old time tavern feel that must have been there long ago when the pirates roam those shores! The Gator tail and Scallops were delicious and our waiter was great! It was my husband's birthday and our waiter brought him a special dessert and gave him a pirate hat! My husband loved it! Thanks Pirate House for making his special day even more special!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent service and a great lunch buffet. Southern style buffet was well prepared and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good food, great chicken, good service and a unique dining environment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    Jeanette72
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was excellent, and the history of this place is so interesting! Will definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring the Kids and an Appetite
    Savannah
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    You should go at least once if you are visiting Savannah - especially with kids. The historic building is supposed to be haunted. Pirates really did go there in the olden days and the theme is carried out in a fun but not overwhelming way. The food is heavy on fried foods and Southern favorites. We were happy with our fried chicken sandwiches and my chicken gumbo was not too bad. The real value was the Sunday all you can eat buffet -- heavy on the cholesterol -- many guests were tucking in happily. The toddler seated next to us at lunch was enthralled by the pirate hat and mustache he was awarded. Banana pudding and Key Lime pie are favorite desserts if you have any room left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    Finally
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was told about The Pirate House in 1996, while living in Maryland. My friend could not stop talking about it. He had been stationed at Fort Stewart in the 60's, eaten there and still remembered it. We were pleasantly surprised to go there so many years later and find that it was still memorable. Buffet was excellent and our children loved the costumes, decor and pirates roaming around. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    28ann
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our first time to Savannah and we somehow found this restaurant. The food is AMAZING, we would definitely recommend it. Service was quick and friendly, and the atmosphere was very nice with a few pirates wandering around to boot. Absolutely a must try while in the Savannah area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food with uninspired menu
    Lariles
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tourist establishment, just average food with lackluster menu
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    sundaejane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been three times with a very small to a very large party. We received great service and food on ever occasion and look forward to the next visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Ddluvs2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have eaten here before and have never had a bad experience. This is a must for anyone visiting Savannah. Service is great and so is the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PIRATES, GHOSTS & SOUTHERN BUFFET
    CRABBY
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place for special occasions and very good Southern Buffet. Excellent service. Great Pirate tour from Bonnie the Pirate who shared lots of ghost stories. For all ages to have fun in one of the oldest buildings in Savannah. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best seafood in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The atmosphere was great. The food was excellent. The service was wonderful. We will definitely go back. It was the best seafood in savannah.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    Foodies16
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is our second time at Pirate's House and it didn't disappoint. Not only is it rich in history, but the food is amazing. Do not plan on coming here is you're on a diet! It is definitely not light and the portions are big! Our waitress (Kim who loves Batman) was amazing. She was personable and made a connection with my family. She was funny, attentive, and made us feel like family. She also had great suggestions for things to do while in Savannah. Also- a big shout out to Erin (or Aaron?) affectionately known as "The Pirate" who we didn't get to see this time, but who is a fabulous tour guide for the restaurant. Hope we see you next time! The Wilson Family, New York.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere
    Kathyp329
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was very good and the kids had a lot if fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful History
    JLT28
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great meal. We ordered the fried chicken it was literally half a chicken. It was delicious. The pecan sauce was tasty and the chicken had great flavor and was very moist. We started with the fried green tomatoes, also very yummy. The history of this building alone is worth a visit. Our server was also very charming and eager to make not only our dinner, but trip to Savannah pleasant. He offered suggestions of a few other places to see and try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place, Good Lunch, Location
    VSfromVS
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The lunch buffet is a good value for the price and there's enough variety, something for everyone. Everything was too salty to my taste but otherwise very good. The She Crab Soup was excellent and well worth the additional $2.50. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the pirates make it a fun place for kids and adults alike. It's also a convenient stop on the on/off trolley tours.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was a great place with great food and great service.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pirates House charm
    GFdiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Different dining rooms some private ideal for small groups. They take reservations and I recommend this option. The trout on the menu was lightly breaded, however our server checked the kitchen staff and they offered to grill the trout... It was seasoned as noted with a Creole touch and nicely grilled, it was wonderful really! The Pirates House has a rustic charm and known to be inhabited by ghosts... We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pirates house
    Kskkd
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fun place though showing its age. We didn't see any ghosts. Food was ok. Deserts weren't very good, pecan pie and banana bread pudding were a little dry. Kids get pirate hats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious food at the Pirates' House Inn. What a treat! Just what I needed. Honey Pecan Southern Fried Chicken and butter milk biscuits. So good! The pirate that gives the history lessons was great too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy Anniversary Lunch
    SavannahKaren
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We reserved the Pirate's House for a romantic anniversary lunch noting such on our Open Table reservation and asking them to make it special. We were wished a "Happy Anniversary" when we arrived and were seated at a table for two near a window and in a room with eight children; most under five. It was so noisy that we couldn't even carry on a conversation. We mentioned it to the waitress to no avail. We will not return here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best seafood restaurant
    luvdasea
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Decided to go to the pirates house and glad we did. Have eaten at a lot of places in Savannah but this is the best. The service is outstanding and the seafood was perfectly cooked. Really like the small rooms with a few tables. Keeps it cosy. Being the oldest building I only wish the walls could talk. Can't imagine the stories that they would tell good and bad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Vacation
    mamonkee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our family of three met friends in Savannah for a long weekend vacation. The staff was accommodating when we called that we would be late for our reservation because of the shuttle. The waiter was very courteous and made excellent menu suggestions. The food was tasty and arrived in a timely manner. We only saw one pirate which was disappointing for the kids, but seeing one pirate was better than none! There was a mix-up with our split check, but it was minor. Overall I recommend it for families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    MaddysDad
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was good, but the service was slow, unattentive and not particularly friendly. The waitress had to be flagged down for refills of water although she walked past our table a number of times. We were in the "Treasure Room" and several members of the staff had an open conversation behind us complaining about hours and other members of staff. We really didn't care to here about their problems while we were eating. The restaurant seems poorly managed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING FOOD!
    djkk909
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and I came here on our honeymoon. Our server was extremely nice, and the food was absolutely amazing! I ordered the shrimp creole. Not the best I've ever had, but it was definitely still good. My husband ordered the shrimp scampi, and it was probably the best thing either of us have ever had in any restaurant!!! So good!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place but food disappointed.
    13pirates
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great place for kids, loved the atmosphere, but very disappointed with the Parmesan talapia and the pecan fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit
    JoeDirt
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food, awesome atmosphere, and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Stop For Lunch
    brownieoneVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    If you are looking for a unique lunch experience when in Savannah, visit The Pirate House. Sure, the various trolly tour companies in town refer their customers here, but for good reason--the place is historic, the food very good, and the wait staff fantastic. (Of course, make a ressie through Open Table so you don't compete with the trolley referrals.) I had the She Crab soup/half chicken salad on a croissant sandwich/side salad combo for around $11. All three were excellent, but especially the soup! Kids enjoyed it too, and a "pirate" roams the restaurant spilling stories ... that's an added entertainment you won't get elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing!
    Lamamunash
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went with my family (husband, daughter, sister in law/husband & nephew) because it looked like the kids would be entertained and adults could enjoy conversation & cocktails. The food was amazing and plenty. Drinks and service were very good too. Plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun themed restaurant
    christie6
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our server was attentive and answered all questions. The kids menu is a papercut pirate hat, eye patch, earring and coins. The complimentary dinner rolls/corn muffins served with butter and orange marmalade were excellent. The kids enjoyed the grilled cheese and fries. The pork chop and flounder dinners were both good. The only vegetarian option was salad but it was good. The sweet potato was excellent but the spinach was not. We went for the experience as our kids wanted to see the pirate tunnel which we were seated very close to. Overall, the kids had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We drove up from Florida just to celebrate our 46th anniversary at the Pirate House. We wanted something romantic and after asking to move from our original location requested the Herb House. It was great, small room and romantic. We heard ghost stories from our servers and some "real pirates".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner at Pirate House
    Justagirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We chose Pirate House for dinner on our only night in Savannah. We enjoyed looking around this historic building and the food was excellent. Very kid friendly spot while being good for parents too.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Fun and food
    firesubc
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been coming to the Pirate House for 20+ years and the food is always good and filling I have never had the buffet but it looked good had the grilled swordfish sandwich for lunch and it was fresh and awesome, Great historic spot with parking in Savannah is a plus
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for kids
    hopingfomore
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Neat history. Interesting (kitschy) gift shop. Good selection on menu. Great break during hot summer day.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Blueeye306
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had Margo as our server. She was very friendly and got everything right and out fast. We loved the ambiance and that it is historic. We were a little uncomfortable with the pirate interaction but he quickly took the hint and we were fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate