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Alligator Soul, Savannah, GA

Alligator Soul

4.8
4.8
5736 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole
Come, Eat...Drink...and Relax Your "Soul".

Alligator Soul is a beautiful unpretentious fine dining restaurant.

We offer a full bar, lounge with Romantic fireplace where guests can relax and have a cocktail before dinner or dessert after dinner.

Alligator Soul"s credo: From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you leave...it's all about you!

We take pride in the care we give to each of our guests, the ambiance we provide, in addition to the upmost quality and value we place with every dish we make.

Whether you have dietary allergic restrictions, or you choose a vegetarian or vegan diet, we can accommodate your needs.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 232-7899

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room that comfortable seats 14 guests with a minimum of 12 and a semi-private room that comfortable seats 28 guests with a minimum of 24. There is no room charge with a minimum guaranty. Anything less than the minimum will result in a room charge. For larger parties, we offer a four-course menu created by Alligator Soul and tweaked by the guest if they so choose. We can create table card tents with menu options as well as seating options if the guest chooses. We can help pair wine with the chosen menu. Alligator Soul is ALL about the guest!

  • Private party contact

    Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Cross street

    Broughton/State Located Downstairs Lower Level Under The US Postal Office.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.

  • Entertainment

    Overhead music, mostly blues, ie Buddy Guy, Etta James, BB King, John Lee Hooker with splashes of Johnny Cash, Allison Krauss, etc.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,736 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Romantic

  • Savannah

    Most Booked

  • Savannah

    Best Overall

  • Savannah

    Best Food

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  • Savannah

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  • Savannah

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  1. T

    Trigrantm

    Staffordshire

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food on a very creative menu
  2. E

    Emily

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved our waitress and the unique environment. Our appetizer & the bread were amazing, as was my husband’s food (smoked duck). However, my shrimp & grits were sub-par. Very different texture and the shrimp was bland. I was pretty bummed! Other than that we loved celebrating our anniversary there!
  3. d

    deanse

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Expected more with the reviews. Every dish was just OK, nothing to write home about. Ambience fairly flat.
  4. BJ

    BruJenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The cuisine was incredible, the service was impeccable, the atmosphere (after we moved from a very loud and boisterous table of patrons) was quaint and endearing! Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    7:15 pm reservation. Seated at 8:20pm. Drinks and appetizers arrived quickly. Main entrees took another 45 min. But the food was very good. Busy place. Very nice atmosphere. Alligator was out of stock! Very good Ribeye steak.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent as usual!
  7. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. But the food was kind of lack-lustre. My husband tried Tempura Alligator and described it as good but not really special. He felt there were too many sauces on the plate which obscured the taste of the alligator. He had shrimp and grits at well. He thought the shrimp was very good, but there weren't many in the meal, and they were served on a full large bowl of grits... It felt like what you were ordering was a ton mediocre grits with a small side of very good shrimp. I am a vegetarian, which is always a risk at a restaurant like this. I am happy to report they had a vegetarian meal available, but it was nothing special. (It was stuffed acorn squash that night). But it was more than you can get at some restaurants. We tried the beignet dessert. The beignets were wonderful, but they were served with a tower of fruit(mostly pears), dried berries (I think cherries?) ice creams (vanilla), sorbets (raspberry), and whipped cream. Some people might love this type of dessert, but for us, it was a bit of a mish-mash of flavors and was way too sweet.We finished the beignets and a little vanilla ice cream and left the rest on the plate. The restaurant was about 3/4 full and we could hold a good conversation without straining to hear. And I loved the ambiance and our server was attentive and truly excellent. I just was disappointed in the food, and probably don't really have a good reason to go back.
  8. SI

    ShaneI

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was very good from our personal server. I liked the mood and ambiance that the restaurant provided. I did not think the food warranted the price tag. The food was nothing to write home about but I think this restaurant has everything else going for it fine.
  9. CM

    CharisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was laid back but elegant at the same time. The staff, from entry to seating to service was amazing and attentive. The time for service was fast and the food was beyond delicious! They offer exotic selections which was my draw to eat here and the antelope did not disappoint! Cheers to the staff and the chef!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went for my girlfriends birthday and the service was great. the alligator tempura was phenomenal and the divers scallops was absolutely tasty. definitely a must do when in savannah
  11. DH

    DaveH

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good that we went back the next night to try some more. I highly recommend! Ask for Hannah! She was wonderful!!
  12. P

    Patstnt

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal that I've had in savannah! I had the chopped salad with fresh bread. Followed by filet, duck fat fries and grilled asparagus. Absolutely perfect. Thank you also to my server Michael for his excellent service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic waiter and the food was exceptional. I had the mussels and my friend had the shrimp and grits as an entree. We shared the autumn beignet for dessert. Our table was a bit dark, which made reading the menu difficult, but would probably be nice if you were on a date. The waiter helped us pick out a good wine that was a happy medium of our tastes. Would definitely go back if we find ourselves in Savannah again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a picky eater, but everything served at Alligator Soul was phenomenal! Our server was truly impressive with her know of the menu and was able to answer every question I had. I found myself getting excited about ordering things I had never had before because each course was surprising and delicious. I ate things I never had before became I was afraid of missing out on what the chef had in store. I will definitely come back and will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. It was a great experience.
  15. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came for our anniversary and it was delicious, the service and the atmosphere was nice and romantic. I had the antelope and it was so good!
  16. S

    Savannahdiner

    Savannah

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Alligator Soul has definitely become one of our two or three favorite special dining locations in Savannah. The food is very creative. The basement setting very intimate. The service has always been top flight. The wine list is very good, with nice variety without being overwhelming. Alligator Soul is a first class experience!
  17. ML

    MichelleL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best restaurant in Savannah. Our waiter was incredible - knew the menus inside and out. Best duck I have ever had and my husbands steak was amazing. Love their Alligator Private Label Pinot Noir. I mentioned it was my husbands birthday and they brought him a small box with 2 pecan tarts when we were leaving. Highly recommend!!!
  18. JO

    JohnO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savannah has a LOT of great food options, and Alligator Soul is right there with the best of them. Excellent level of service, food quality was tremendous, and a great ambiance. If you can get a reservation here - jump on it!
  19. JM

    JimM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was fabulous. Our server Jennifer, fresh from breaking her wrist in two places just a few days earlier, was exceptionally helpful and courteous. Anyone looking for a terrific restaurant should go to Alligator Soul.
  20. D

    Dutchess

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate here during our recent visit in Savannah. In our opinion (and we have eaten in 5* restaurants all over the world), this is one of the best restaurants we have eaten in, ever. The food was truly exceptional, from the amuse bouche to the appetizers to the deserts. The chef here is truly a genius! Andrew was our waiter and impressed us with impeccable service and excellent knowledge of all the dishes being served. The decor and ambience are both relaxing and unique; all in all an exceptional dining experience that we would recommend to anyone looking for a high-end dining establishment. Very reasonably priced also for what you get. We will definitely be back and already look forward to our next visit!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food in a very nice environment, steaks and seafood were amazing!
  22. c

    christopherj

    Savannah

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pleasurable experience as always
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondering food and wait staff.
  24. KL

    KatherineL

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was an amazing waiter! I have been there 3 times already and it still tastes amazing! Great staff! Great meals! And an amazing place!
  25. KT

    KatherineT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The duck was magic ! Highly recommend the banana beignets - but be ready to share !!!
  26. CM

    CMMSD

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the idea that you can get the gumbo in 3 sizes so you can get a taste of it. Was very good. The alligator fritters were super light and puffy: awesome! Great ribeye and antelope for dinner plates: both cooked to perfection and excellent tastes. Affordable wine selection too. Will come back!
  27. CE

    CarmenE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was unique and amazing! Service was impeccable! Definitely eat here!
  28. SG

    SGarnto1121

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here on our honeymoon and everything was excellent. The ambience is perfect for a romantic evening, our server was one of the best we had on our trip, and the food was great! They even gave us a little treat for our celebration!
  29. R

    Ralph

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant that offers food choices not available at other restaurants. Also, the food and service were excellent.
  30. SF

    SeahawkFan

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and come here every time I visit Savannah. Food is incredible, outstanding wine and drink selection and an ambiance that can’t be beat. Why do a chain when you can try something unique with a character all it’s own? I highly recommend, especially if you have a hot date!
  31. LC

    LeiahC

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service! You just can’t beat the uniqueness of the menu. It is perfection!
  32. BS

    BrandonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful end to romantic day in Savannah.
  33. LH

    LaurenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, great service and excellent food and cocktails !
  34. CM

    ChrisM

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Highly recommend the Mac and cheese and mushroom salad appetizers. The fish special was excellent and my husband had the mussels which he very much enjoyed. Very good wine list and dessert wines.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cant go to Savannah without going to Alligator Soul. Best food and hospitality around.
  36. n

    nicolew

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and service! I had the Antelope which was delicious and cooked to perfection. My husband had the Gumbo which I took a few bites of and the seasoning was on point. Definitely would recommend! Make a reservation to ensure you can get in.
  37. JB

    JB555

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitresses was great. Very knowledgeable about the menu and ver attentive to our needs throughout the evening. It was truly a complete delight.
  38. K

    Katie

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have previously eaten at Alligator Soul with friends while visiting Savannah. I was in town for a meeting last week and, unexpectedly, had an evening to myself. Fortuitously, I managed to pick up a late reservation for one that evening. The server handled my dinner with grace and the kitchen, as usual, provided well prepared and creative takes on gorgeous ingredients. The restaurant gets 5 gold stars for treating a single diner well. Thank you.
  39. AH

    AndrewH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing... Best food I had in Savannah. The Alligator boudin balls and Sea Diver Scallops pasta were delicious.
  40. VI

    VIckiH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellence at its finest. From the greeting to the seating, service, exceptional menu, a must experience dining when in Savannah. Juan Carlos has a gem of a restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Alligator Soul is rated 4.8 stars by 5736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Alligator Soul

114 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broughton/State Located Downstairs Lower Level Under The US Postal Office.

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Overhead music, mostly blues, ie Buddy Guy, Etta James, BB King, John Lee Hooker with splashes of Johnny Cash, Allison Krauss, etc.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (912) 232-7899

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room that comfortable seats 14 guests with a minimum of 12 and a semi-private room that comfortable seats 28 guests with a minimum of 24. There is no room charge with a minimum guaranty. Anything less than the minimum will result in a room charge. For larger parties, we offer a four-course menu created by Alligator Soul and tweaked by the guest if they so choose. We can create table card tents with menu options as well as seating options if the guest chooses. We can help pair wine with the chosen menu. Alligator Soul is ALL about the guest!

  • Private party contact

    Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899

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