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
303 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (217)good for groups (126)neighborhood gem (115)special occasion (101)great for lunch (93)fit for foodies (73)hot spot (40)great for brunch (32)romantic (27)scenic view (23)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Food a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    kid-friendly
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  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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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  • Disappointing
    Bulldog
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I heard many good reviews about this place, including a good friend of mine. It took me about an hour to get there, and was seated immediately. Once we ordered, the food came very quickly. Very surprising. No one was dressed up as pirates and walking around. Not sure if we had bad timing or what since other people have said there were costumed characters around. The food was mediocre. Definitely terribly overpriced. I would say if the menu was half the cost, it would be a good restaurant. I will definitely not return, since it cost me $90 and it was worth about $45. I had the scampi - it was ok and bland. The famous fried chicken was like any other fried chicken but a little sweeter from the pecans. Chicken friend pork was ok.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Food heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The biscuits were phenomenal!!!! Great wine list, and the fried green tomatoes were the best I've had do far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Have To in Savannah.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The inside of the place is so amazing. Anyone that is new to Savannah should come and dine at this place. I had the fried chicken for my dinner entree and it was delicious. The mango mojito was fresh and very "sneaky". This place is NOT a tourist trap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    GingerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was expecting a tourist trap and instead we found an incredibly interesting building with the most delicious crabcakes I have ever had including my favorite restaurant in Maryland. All the food was well prepared but the crab cakes were incredible. Our server was pleasant and very knowledgeable about everything in the restaurant as well as Savannah. An overall very wonderful experience in Savannah.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd visit
    Rexmat
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Just as good as before. Love the history and the hot biscuits. Hard to beat signature chicken dish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent cuisine and a neat theme that kids and adults will enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty at First but too Greasy
    OkiFoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    If I wrote this review during the meal, I probably would have given The Pirates House four stars for the food. But then the food sank into our stomachs like a ball of grease and left all of us feeling ill. We had the buffet which includes dessert, but that isn't mentioned on the menu and the waiter did not mention it either. This was probably for the better considering how the rest of the food affected us. The ambiance is nice. There was a gentlemen dressed as a pirate but unfortunately he didn't interact with us except to wave back to our daughter as he was leading a couple on a tour of the building. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend but would tell them about it and our experience so they were aware.
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  • Pirate's House
    FinediningVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food, timing is everything at the Pirate's House, try to miss the tour buses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting atmosphere.
    Jennw
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Loved the history behind the Pirate's House. Our food was excellent. Enjoyed our waiter even though he was very talkative. Overall enjoyable experience. Worst part was parking because there was a wedding party next door that was taking up all the spaces.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Arrggggh
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Awesome food friendly staff great history. We will be back especially for the delicious chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Table 73
    Mike
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I think this was the table that my girlfriend and i ate at for her birhtday drove a long way to take her to eat for her 50 birthday,,,will the table was maybe next to the wall but everytime someone wanted to walk to the bathroom instead of going around our table the squeezed thru the tiny space between our table and the wall and bumped us each time and it happened like 10-15 times during our dinner. I love the place to eat but was very un happy with this matter...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome food. Chicken superb . I would recommend this . The tour okay but pirate kind of corney
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rudy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The Pirates' House was excellent....... The service was efficient and non-obtrusive. The food was well prepared and tasty. I love history and this was a perfect walk to the past.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • aaaarrrrrrrggggghhh.. is good!!
    redlinkhauer
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We eat here pretty frequently. Food is good, buffet is a bargain. Some of the pirates are really fun, others just "fun." Our waiter, Elijah (for whom we did not save a seat! (ba-dump-bump)) was excellent, timely and knowledgeable. Would ask for his service again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it!
    hapyexplorers
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everyone loves pirates so the concept of the Pirate House intrigued us. Then we looked up the menu online and were excited to go and try it out. We walked along the beautiful river front from our hotel and then up the street to the restaurant. The look of it was great. Historic and cozy and fun! Inside seemed like you had stepped back in time to a pirates hangout. We said we could imagine it being full of drunk laughing and singing pirates like on a movie. Our server was super friendly and gave us some great tourist tips for our trip and most of all we loved the food! We tried shrimp n grits for our first time and the biscuits were awsome! Were looking forward to going back for lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and History
    Motman
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The location is the first house in Savannah and was frequented by Pirates! The food was very good, our server was excellent though leaving in 6 months, and they offer tours of the establishment. Would be good for kids on a vacation as well as a good place to take a date.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fancy a Grog?
    Frogkiss
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Pirate House was recommended by a number of sources. It is, as are many in Savannah, a historical building repurposed into a restaurant. The Herb House section of the building (where we had our meal) is the oldest building in the city (c. 1743). A costumed staff member provides tours and ghost stories to those who are interested. Pirates need their rum, and the Pirate House features a fine selection of them, as well as many other wines, beers & spirits. We shared the appetizer special, shrimp over linguine and salmon Romescu (a tomato-based sauce). Our server was very attentive and friendly; we had a chat after our meal about the history of the building, the other spirits reported to live there and his experiences with them.
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  • 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
    pirates
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved the history and the style!
    llscott
    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
    Mivandri
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good food, great chicken, good service and a unique dining environment.
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    special occasion
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  • 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!
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    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
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    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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    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
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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.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    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
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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.