The Pirates' House
The Pirates' House

The Pirates' House

  • 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) 233-2225x

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
211 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (128)good for groups (96)neighborhood gem (75)special occasion (69)fit for foodies (60)great for lunch (56)hot spot (36)romantic (32)great for brunch (18)scenic view (17)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Excellent Dining
    Leeboo
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    One of our best dining experiences in Savannah. Brandi did an excellent job taking care if us. Every single dish tasted amazing. We weren't rushed out after finishing. Was a bit pricey, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must for the Savannah experience.
    Sonny
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    A great place to soak up some history and sea food for a reasonable price. Our visit was pleasant and not rushed. Service was prompt and friendly. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whine and kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Sunday nights Madame Pirate did a wonderful job of telling the kids in the restaurant about the local history of the building with a few interesting stories (she was a real plus). While we were in the room with 2 tables of fairly well-behaved kids, we felt quite a bit younger and enjoyed our very good specials and wine from the Sunday menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic
    TomD
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very historic restaurant by the river front in Savannah. A portion of the building dates back to 1734. We received a tour of restaurant by a Pirate that told us all about the history of The Pirate House. The service and food were excellent. We had an Open Table reservation and were seated on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sat at the bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We decided to just get drinks and apps. We sat at the bar and had great service and tasty food. It was a little on the pricey side but will visit again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went back to the Pirates House for a second time while visiting Savannah. This place is a must see/taste. The food was beyond what I remembered from 2 years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place to eat if you have kids
    DinerDad
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was reasonably good (I recommend the fried green tomatoes) and certainly better than your standard tourist-trap fare. The shrimp in my wife's dish was overcooked, but that was the only sour note. The place claims a lot of history, but you don't get much of a chance to see it; the herb house & rum cellar are in a dining area, so you feel a little awkward listening to its history while people are eating around you. There was a staff member dressed as a pirate walking around and chatting up the guests, but if the kids are expecting to be served by pirates they will be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local historic charm
    1canadiandiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Being in rental next door to restaurant was a bonus-easy to walk over for dinner. Very authentic pirate house. Restaurant. Welcoming pirate is a nice touch. Food was excellent especially the she crab soup. Dinner portions are large so have a good appetite. My server was extremely pleasant and knowledgable. Very nice place to visit when in town. I would recommend dining there. I would suggest a reservation as they do get quite busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Food came out so fast you could tell it was pre made. Food also came out cold on cold plates!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to celebrate my husband's birthday, even with our 1 year old daughter it was a great experience and the staff was awesome! Food was amazing, especially the Southern Spring Rolls!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food / Great history
    Travelfreak
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaurant is a must for history buffs, especially if you're into maritime history. The food is very good, but the atmosphere is awesome. You waiter should be able to tell you about the history of the establishment and maybe a (tall) tale or two. Take the time to wander and explore the furnishings and knick knacks on the walls. Oh, and try the biscuits with the orange marmalade - you will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We read up and were advised the food was great. Very disappointing. It tasted as though everything had been pre prepared and all you had to do was add sauce and serve. It tasted terrible and unfortunately would not recommend it to anybody. The prices were way over what we got as a meal. I felt totally ripped off!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time
    Nance
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We enjoyed the Halloween atmosphere. Margo, our waitress, was absolutely wonderful. She explained everything, was very attentive, and an enjoyable conversationalist. Loved the crab au gratin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Brandi
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pirate House
    piratefans
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.