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The Pirates' House
The Pirates' House

The Pirates' House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Diner Reviews
  • "For as much as is written about the fun, historical aspect of the house...we found it to just be okay. We did the buffett and the food again, was just okay - but pricey! The inside of the house is neat, but you can't really see much of it. We thought you might be able to explore a little more of the house but it's blocked off. So, basically we just ate and left - something you can do at hundreds of other restaurants in Savannah for less money. We're glad we can check this off our list of things to do, but we won't go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The service was great , the history of the place brought us in, food was good , drinks overpriced and lacked in alcohol , take a sweater it's very old uncomfortable cold . It's an experience !"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Having the pirate walk around made the experience! And the food was great."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We stopped in Savannah for a night and decided to try Pirate's House and we loved the mix of entertainment, history, and really good food here. With my reservation I happened to get a private room for our party of 8 and that was perfect. A little stop in their gift shop upstairs and my kids were over the moon. Would def recommend eating here, we had lots of fun!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We eat at the Pirate's House every time we visit Savannah. The buffet has the best fried chicken ever and the greens are fixed to perfection. On Fridays, you are treated to seafood au gratin. It is loaded with REAL crab meat and shrimp. The buffet is definitely a must if you like Southern food. We bought the cookbook so we can try to duplicate some of the recipes at home!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food is always great.the portions are good.I did recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Kids enjoyed this place a lot as did we. Friendly service, short pirate tour given after our meal. Food was not particularly memorable but good - we all left happy and full!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Used to have a great local menu. Very generic now. My friends had the buffet and said it was too salty and the fried chicken wasn't good. I had a burger. I asked for well done and got charred. I miss the local menu. They should stop trying to copy cat every chain restaurant and make their food something special again. Server got our drink orders wrong, dressing for salad, forgot to change our drinks. Very nice guy, just seemed preoccupied. Will go there for a drink again for the ambience but definitely won't eat as long as their menu looks like every other place out there."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was excellent. We had the soup and scallops for an appetizer and they both were good. My husband and I both ordered the chicken dinner, it was drizzled with honey and pecans and still it was very crispy. What great flavor. Very moist inside. Service was great. It is located in the oldest building in Savannah, so the history of the building is very interesting. I almost forgot the biscuits, hot, buttery and melted in your mouth. The meal was perfect. Make a reservation because the wait could be long. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Enjoy delicious sea bounty served in a 250-year old tavern with pirates a-foot. Fun for the entire family!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have visited Savannah a number of times and had stopped here for drinks but never to dine. We decided to try it this year. Service was slow and the food was good. Somewhat limited menu. Great little place to stop."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere. The history of the building made it worth visiting. We weren't expecting a gourmet meal and it wasn't. The appetizers were good. My husband had a BBQ plate that he enjoyed but my daughter and I just picked on our Athens shrimp pasta...very bland. Our waitress had an attitude and service started out very slow. It was 15 minutes before we got our drinks. One visit is definitely all we will need."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed this restaurant. The atmosphere is intriguing, especially if you enjoy old homes/buildings that have been converted into restaurants, as we do. The food was good, and the menu offered a decent variety. Both kids and adults in our party found something they liked. I highly recommend asking for a tour of the Pirate House after your meal. Our tour guide was entertaining, and hearing the building's history and folklore made the 15 minute wait for the tour well worth it! What we didn't like: 1) the menu was outdated - one of the sides listed with my son's meal turned out to be not available, and our server didn't tell us until delivering the food. 2) our server wasn't particularly personable, helpful or informative."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The fried chicken with pecan syrup was great. Huge portion, 4 pieces of chicken. The building was very unique. Liked the story about the underground tunnel."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Pirates' House fit in well as part of our vacation in Savannah. Before arriving, I knew little about the historical significance of the Pirates' House, but the mystery added to the ambiance and charm. We enjoyed the lunch buffet, which had an adequate selection. I will say, the biscuits were some of the best I've ever tasted! Our server was quite friendly as well."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Pirates House is one of the best places we've found to eat in Savannah. The food has always been of the highest quality and the servers are friendly and attentive. If you bring your kids, be on the lookout for the pirate...and the ghosts."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "service was slow this time around. I got pecan crusted fish and it tastes like it was caught in a sewer. My child's burger also tasted horrible like the meat was old. I used to like this place but the food is not as good. Also, mixed drinks are no good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "All was good. However, no hamburgers or anything of that nature for children. Did not like the pecan crusted chicken. If I had known it was going to be sweet, I would have not ordered. Not fond of sweet meats."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Was the best resturaunt exsperiance ever . was my 13 year old sons birthday and the pirate talked to him and really showd him a great time . The food was great and the staff was amazing . when ever I am visiting Savannah it will be my first choice for dining"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Pirate House is definitely a must do in Savannah! The food is great and the atmosphere speaks for itself! Be sure visit the gift shop upstairs for awesome pirate apparel and memorabilia. I will visit again on my next trip! There is so much history in the building that one trip will not be enough!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The family and I visited Savannah this past week and went to The Pirates House. It was a fun experience and great food! The pirate walking around was informative and gave a brief history/ghost tour after dinner which was fun! Will definitely go back when back on Savannah."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 ranging in ages 5-65. There was something for everyone on the menu and the prices were very reasonable. We had our own dining room, which was a nice bonus! Everyone thought the food was great and the waitress was very prompt about refilling drinks. The kids (ages 5, 8 and 10) really enjoyed the atmosphere and the gift shop. Our only complaint was that instead of asking if we wanted biscuits or cornbread, the waitress just brought out the biscuits. The kids really wanted cornbread and when we asked the waitress about it, she informed us that she purposely did not ask which we preferred because "the cornbread gets very messy with the kids." She did eventually bring some cornbread to our table, in a to go box."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Yes the pirates are real people, the food is excellent must do on a trip to savannah,GA"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Two adults and two kids went for dinner at 5:30. No wait for our table and we were seated right away. The kids enjoyed the spooky history of the place and the pirates. The menu looked promising but the food underwhelmed. The Captains special had a gummy Mako shark tough swordfish, and 4 shrimp that were just ok. The Parmesan crusted tilapia was better but nothing spectacular and worthy of its $25 price tag. The was a kids menu that featured the typical greasy fare. my son had the chicken fingers and fries, again they were just ok. The best part if the meal was actually a frozen kids drink called a frozen rainbow! Best $3.95 of the night. I would suggest only going here if you have kids and not ordering food for yourself!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love the Pirates House for lunch, however, the noise level was much too high. We were in a small room with about five tables. One table had about 6 men, who were laughing and talking very loud. This was very distracting to me and my friend. I visit the Pirates House every 2-3 months for lunch and the food is always great, and service is normally very good. I asked to sit in the main dining area near the buffet but was told they did not have a table available. Upon going to the buffet, I noticed two tables that were empty. This was not good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dinner is overpriced for the quality. Probably better off seeing this tourist spot for lunch only and maybe trying the buffet. the reviews say the fried chicken is better than lady and sons, but yes the breading was light and not overpowering but it seemed like a piece of fried chicken with maple syrup and pecans on it...that's all. for the price for dinner there are better options in town for more quality food."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We art dinner at the Pirate's House because of a friend's recommendation. We had the fried chicken which was fair to good; however very greasy. The wedge salad was good. The server was efficient and informative. This would be a good place to bring children. As a couple we were not pressed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a great family dinner! Our kids loved it and we did too! We had a wonderful waitress who told us lots of stories and ghost tales! Great place to take your kids!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A must in Savannah! Make reservations online to avoid a wait."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great fresh seafood. Food was piping hot. Really hit the spot. Shrimp were lightly coated in restaurant's homemade batter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We took our 6 yr. old daughter here and it was one of the highlights of the trip. She begged to go back the next day. The food was decent , definitely choose the buffet . We primarily ate here for the history of the place. My daughter loved being showed around by a girl pirate and also loved the ghost story ."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a blast visiting this historic restaurant. The food was delicious (we went for the buffet), our waiter Tyrone was courteous, and the prices were reasonable. A definite "must" if you visit Savannah."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love the Pirates' House. Went there when I was a kid with my grandfather and now I take my son! Do miss the pirate hanging in opening of tunnel though. Staff is always friendly, gives excellent service and is very accommodating. They made my son's 7th birthday special! the food is amazing especially She Crab soup and fried chicken and biscuits and cornbread with marmalade. My and my son's favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had our second visit in 2 years on June 17, 2014. Our kids (ages 7 and 3) enjoyed it very much and the 7 year old remembered it from 2012. Very old restaurant, very good food, atmosphere is wonderful, and did I mention the kids loved it. This is not a family chain style place. The food is very good quality, service also, and yet still maintains a family atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great place for the Savannah Pirate experience. Excellent Rum selection including Ron Abuelo from Panama. Kids love it. Food was fresh and good, but most of it fried. Tourist priced. Recommend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes (instead of baked, and fresh veggies were delicious and one order was more than enough for two people. The southern rendition of an egg roll was equally tasty! Our waitress, Amber was super cool, refreshingly honest, and very funny. Will definitely be back!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I go to the Pirates House every time I'm in Savannah and I always enjoy it!!! I got the shrimp carbonara and it was delicious. The sauce is very light, making for an enjoyable summer dinner that's not heavy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hubby and I dined at The Pirates' House while on vacation. We were in Savannah long enough for one meal and this is the place we selected based on reviews. It did not disappoint. Hubby selected the Filet Mignon and he said it was prepared perfectly. Being a crab cake lover, I just had to try the Savannah Crab Cakes. We live in the Baltimore area so the bar is set very high when it comes to crab cakes. Although they were drier than I prefer, they were spiced very nicely with a distinctive southern flair (as I would expect). Be warned: the crab cakes are pretty large so bring your appetite! The garlic mashed potatoes were a nice complement. We were able to sit in the old house area and saw two pirates. We highly recommend The Pirates' House."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The day was hot and we took the trolley there which was 10 stops I believe away, which took longer than we thought. Once finally there we expected it to be more entertaining for the kids, but in reality not so much. One "pirate" came to our table but basically just asked how the food was and left. Could've done more "in character" for the kids to make it more fun. It was really quiet where we sat, just not overly exciting for lunch like we thought from the reviews it was going to be. The food was ok, but not spectacular. May have had a better lunch downtown."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderful food and setting. The history of the place is very special."
    Dined on 6/20/2014