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Alligator Soul, Savannah, GA

Alligator Soul

4.7
4.7
6541 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Upscale. Unpretentious. Unique.

Join us and satisfy your Cajun/Creole Soul.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 232-7899
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For parties with 12 guests or over, we offer a four-course dinner menu created by Alligator Soul. We have a private dining room that comfortably seats 14 guests with a minimum of 12 and a semi-private room that comfortably seats 28 guests with a minimum of 24. If you would like to reserve a large party dining event please call us at (912) 232-7899
  • Private party contact
    Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899
  • Neighborhood
    Historic District - North
  • Cross street
    Broughton/State Located Downstairs Lower Level Under The US Postal Office.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Service

  • Coastal Georgia

    Innovative

  • Coastal Georgia

    Good for special occasions

  • Coastal Georgia

    Most Booked

  • Savannah

    Best Overall

  • Savannah

    Best Food

  • Savannah

    Best Service

  • Savannah

    Best Ambiance

  • Savannah

    Innovative

  • Savannah

    Good for special occasions

  • Savannah

    Most Booked

6,541 Reviews
  1. Eric

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, food was fantastic. Thank you

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  2. EricB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Savannah for sure. The wild game specials are unique and always a taste treat. Best trained staff you will find make the experience special. The gator fritters are the only gator I will eat; no rubber tires here.

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  3. SoCalEats

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Alligator Fritters are amazing and a must order! We had the best service and really enjoyed our meal and the whole experience!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone staff member we encountered was wonderful. They were able to seat us early. Food was delicious!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience. One of the most eclectic restaurants I’ve ever dined. Our server, Hanna was absolutely outstanding. Very knowledgeable and educated…wonderful personality. Her descriptions of the food and various drinks/bourbons was spot on. She’s one of the best servers I’ve ever had. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We had the charcuterie board. Unbelievable. The hummus with black ants, bone marrow, and artisan cheeses were explosions of flavor and so unique. I had the Antelope special and it was melt in your mouth terrific. 5-stars everywhere. One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. If you come to Savannah, we highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here food was great again and Service is always good. It’s gonna be hard not to dine here every time I visit Savannah.

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  7. IsabelleH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food and service. Not to be missed in Savannah!

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  8. GlennH

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five stars all the way! Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere! My dining partner and I had the fish special, which was blackened redfish, and it was the best we ever had. Alligator Boudin balls for an appetizer was awesome and amazingly the best beignets we've ever had and we've been to Café Dumond for dessert. Sarah, our server , Was charming and checked in on us without being intrusive. Although from Alabama, she still gave us that southern charm to go along with . terrific Southern cuisine

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  9. Sandy

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and will definitely return. Exquisite menu with some unique and rare finds. We had the alligator frittatas and gumbo appetizer. Main course was Elk and Venison. Cooked to perfection

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  10. KoreyB

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The establishment was very clean and the service was awesome. The food was superb we will definitely be back.

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  11. Doccheesehead

    Milwaukee

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Sarah was fantastic server. Started with excellent bread and herb butter. Drinks were reasonable. Alligator fritters really good with remoulade that had some kick Redfish entree great flavor, smokey Wild boar pasta very filling and savory Peanut butter pie decadence with Oreo crust and topping Presentation impressive and the service was outstanding

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  12. tsls

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good white table cloth place. Food was creative and very good. Service was friendly.

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  13. patb

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A complete shambles of overworked staff . Redcurrants wine ordered , white wine arrived . Took 15 mins to correct.doesn’t courser lmisdrscribef. Main courses good.tried to bill us for the white wine we didn’t offer and t tee turned.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. Food, cocktails and service were fantastic. Would definitely recommend!

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  15. CharoB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We grabbed dinner at the bar on our first visit, and had the carving board and two entrees (the duck, and the alligator crabcakes) along with some wonderful cocktails. We enjoyed it so much that we came back just two nights later with another person so they could experience it, again getting the carving board and cocktails, but different entrees (the men got the day boat fish and I got the wild boar pasta). I will probably be thinking about that wild boar pappardelle for the next six months. It was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. I tried the other meals as well, and everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and beautifully presented. I don't get as much out of the carving board as the guys since I don't really do the bone marrow part (which I think is kind of the star of the board), but the rest of the pieces, especially the honeycomb and lavash, but even the ant-covered hummus, are exceptional. This is one of the more innovative restaurants I've been to, with a professional yet cozy atmosphere and perfectly knowledgeable staff. I appreciate that the bartenders and wait staff are courteous and witty, but they still leave you alone to enjoy your conversations and your food. The cocktails are incredibly well made with such fun variants. This is not an inexpensive date night option, but it will absolutely be at the top of our list for special occasions and to experience new specials and creative cocktails! I only hope they don't get rid of the wild boar pasta because that dish is LIFE.

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  16. Ashley

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was awful. Imagine boiled grits, shrimp, and scallop with zero seasoning. The server said the scallops were the size of her palm but they were the same small ones everyone has. Overall awful service, no attention to time or detail. Our appetizer came out along with bread and hors d'oeuvre all at the same time. Then we waited 45 minutes for dinner and it arrived bland & had clearly been sitting. It was our anniversary dinner and we wanted to celebrate. Worst $200 I ever spent.

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  17. SandraLee

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very creative menu. If you like to explore a variety of cuisine, this is the restaurant for you. Excellent service in a unique setting. Great for a special occasion. We did feel that this restaurant is somewhat overpriced, so it may be a challenge to your pocket book. Extras like cocktails, wine, coffee and dessert can quickly add up.

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  18. CindyL

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want to be a little more adventurous in your dining, this is the restaurant for you. We started with alligator fritters, they were very good. We moved on to the gumbo, which had a unique style but delicious. I went the safe route choosing the duck and I wasn't disappointed. My husband chose the Kangaroo, it was surprisingly delicious, they marinated it with brown sugar to take away any gaminess.I highly recommend Alligator Soul.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very knowledgeable on their menu and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend and will be back for sure!

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  20. LizE

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dining experience. Our server was great and our meal was interesting, different and very tasty. I'd highly recommend making a reservation since this is a very popular restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere felt so personal, ambience was perfect and last but not least. The was amazing, I the venison and my the wild boar.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Charlie, was personable and very knowledgeable of the menu. The food was unique and excellent, and the overall experience was outstanding.

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  23. loftladycheryl

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie was a fantastic server! Ashley too! What a lovely place to go for dinner and drinks! I’ve been before, and I’ll be back! Thank you!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, adventurous food that didn’t feel too touristy. Enjoyed our service, the home in the wall feel, and our server!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived a little early and they would not seat us even though they had plenty of empty tables. They made us leave and come back which felt a bit presumptuous. The food was great and our server was excellent. Overall experience was good.

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  26. LesaP

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there. I am so glad we decided to go back and we will be back in the future. Amazing service, amazing food!

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  27. JimT

    Central Coast

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and unique dining experience. Try the kangaroo

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  28. DavidG

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service.. we have been going there since they opened and it was great then and they continue to be amazing each time we return for a visit. Innovative, tasty menu with great quality and excellent service from all the staff.

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  29. ChristineD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, and our server Hannah is amazing!

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  30. LauraV

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Antonio was amazing and so thoughtful regarding my mother’s food allergies making suggestions. The food was amazing and interesting.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For someone who likes adventurous cuisine, THIS is the place for you!! Unfortunately, they do not have any “regular” entrees - no chicken or beef.

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  33. SHAE

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service ! My husband had the kangaroo and I had duck ! We shared fried frog legs and alligator crab cakes ! Everything was worth the money !

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true dining experience! Service outstanding! Food a delight!

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  35. Mike

    Jacksonville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, very pleasant and friendly server. Food was outstanding as usual however duck was a bit disappointing. The gumbo appetizer and red fish entree was unbelievably delicious.

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  36. Rachel

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible meal had here! My husband and I were in town for our 3rd wedding anniversary and he wanted to find an upscale southern restaurant to celebrate the day of, and after some research - we landed on Alligator Soul... and wow! I'm glad we did!! I will start off by saying that to really enjoy this restaurant and the uniqueness of it, you should be adventurous and open to eating new foods that you usually don't see on many menus. Starters: Carving Board- Included bone marrow, hummus with black ants, candied alligator, cheeses, Savannah bee honey and bread. I had never tried bone marrow before, and it was so good! If you're worried about the black ants, don't be - the hummus was so tasty and you couldn't taste much else. Once we finished the bone marrow, our server asked if we would like a shot of whiskey or bourbon.... to take as a the shot down the bone!! Of course my husband had to do it lol! Frog Legs- The BEST frog legs I've ever had. All the meat came off the bone and it was prepared perfectly!! It came with "Hoppin' John" which was their staple rice and it was great! Entrees: We ordered Alligator Crab Cakes & Wild Boar Stroganoff (which was one of the specials that day) and shared it. Both were fantastic!!!! The crab cakes had a good amount of meat in them, and the wild boar was prepared like a pot roast and nice and tender! We also ordered a side of alligator chorizo mac n cheese - whoa! Dessert: Banana cheesecake. YUM!! After a big hearty meal, our server recommended this light dessert... it was perfect! Our anniversary dinner at Alligator Soul was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip and we would absolutely recommend it and come back!!!

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  37. AnnetteL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing as is the service!! Alligator Soul is head and shoulders above the rest.

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  38. SAVFoodlover

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and creative food. Pricey but so good. My friend said it was the best Mahi Mahi she has ever had I loved the crab cakes!

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  39. RobertK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection from soup to nuts. We would highly recommend.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining here, so delicious and excellent service from Michael.

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FAQs

Alligator Soul is rated 4.7 stars by 6541 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 39 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
    Historic District - North
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Organic
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (912) 232-7899
  • Private party facilities
    For parties with 12 guests or over, we offer a four-course dinner menu created by Alligator Soul. We have a private dining room that comfortably seats 14 guests with a minimum of 12 and a semi-private room that comfortably seats 28 guests with a minimum of 24. If you would like to reserve a large party dining event please call us at (912) 232-7899
  • Private party contact
    Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899
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