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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good and the kids had a lot if fun!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was a great place with great food and great service."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great place for kids, loved the atmosphere, but very disappointed with the Parmesan talapia and the pecan fried chicken."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food, awesome atmosphere, and exceptional service."
    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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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"."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Neat history. Interesting (kitschy) gift shop. Good selection on menu. Great break during hot summer day."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Nice time for all. Two couples who enjoyed the dinner and ambiance very much. The drinks were just great and all the staff was very friendly & responsive. Will come back if we come to Savannah again. thx"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was great. Huge portion sizes and a great atmosphere. I was just hoping for more pirates!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We frequent the pirate house when in Savannah and found the food to be better than ever, great service, and fun venue in a historic spot!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food, excellent and friendly service in a fun and historical setting make the Pirate House a "must visit" every time we are in Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "A must visit if you have kids 12 and under....great food for everyone in the family, great storytelling, and fun menu and pirate items for the kids."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was very good, no problem there. The only complaint, we had a late afternoon meal and the infamous fried chicken was not on the menu."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I was expecting hokey pirate goofy. But instead was rewarded with a great dinner, very cool place, and awesome beer selection."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time for special occasion. Rustic, oozing with history. fine Dining in historic Savannah. None better than our waiter Elijah. Food was off the chain. Drinks very memorable. A bit pricy for our norm, but yes, it was a very memorable occasion. Highly recommended. Gluten free friendly."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was great and portions were good also. The history of the building is great and glad I ate there. Would recommend this place as a must on your trip."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The kids menu is priceless with a full pirate gear - hat, eyepatch mustache, earing so cute - with a pirate walking around talking to everyone - food was great as well!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very good, we were nervous that it was a tourist trap, but it wasn't. Food was very good. Very kid friendly... We would definitely go back...pirate tour was fun too!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great buffet and lunch menu. Interesting history. Service and food were awesome."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We visit every year and love how fun it is for the kids. The restaurant is great for its history and energy. Perfect restaurant for when you're a tourist in savannah."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent night with prompt service and good food. Eclectic surroundings were interesting?"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was oustanding! I loved the atmosphere and history behind the building. The food is delicious and the staff are on top of everything and friendly. I will be going back everytime I visit Savannah!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A very historic setting with great service but food that could be better. We took a free historic tour afterward."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "First, this place is pretty expensive. The food was good with very large portions. They have a pirate walk around so you can have your picture taken with her. The kids really wanted to go to this place. No need to go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was our second visit to the Pirate House. We came back a second time because we so enjoyed the first. The food is great, as is the service. The wait staff is super friendly and helpful. We find it fun, even as adults, to get in the pirate atmosphere. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy the pirate tour. And there's lots to be said about the history surrounding you. This was the way I chose to celebrate my birthday this year. The dessert with a sparkler in it was a nice touch. We drove down from Augusta - 2 1/2 hours away. Thanks to all at the Pirate House for helping make my birthday a memorable one."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went for the grand kids. Expected less than quality food. Pleasantly surprised......food was excellent as well as service! Will definitely return, even without grand kids!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014