Alligator Soul

4.8
4768 Reviews
$50 and over
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4768 people are saying
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! Food & the Service was outstanding!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Gumbo was good, and so was lamb but didn’t enjoy the shrimp and grits at all. Service was ok but not the best we experienced over the weekend. There also was a large party behind a curtain that was pretty noisy too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience from the beginning all the the way to the end! The staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful. The scenery was gorgeous and so relaxing. Now the food... the food was AMAZING! The rosemary bread that we had was splendid and the Mushroom salad as well. The main meals were on another level. The food presentation truly showed the professionalism in the kitchen and the taste was exquisite. I'd definitely will come back for the whole experience.

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BethH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Excellent food and service! It was our first time dining at Alligator Soul and we will definitely be back.

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wynettew
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heard from a friend that this was the best place for dinner in Savannah. Made reservations three weeks in advance. Alligator Soul lives up to its reputation. Quiet sophisticated atmosphere, low light, staff very attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and creative. The overall experience was wonderful, will go again.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alligator Soul is one of our favorite restaurants in Savannah. The food is amazing, with much variety for diverse palates. and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend!

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vipDonY
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary and was disappointed in our service which impacted our overall experience.

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WendyH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Highly recommend.

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LisaW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Our group tried scallops, duck and steak and they were all delicious. Server was excellent! Very special, memorable evening.

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SarahN
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an amazing dinner. Everything was cooked perfectly and the service was topnotch.

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Luv2trvl
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Top notch service, elegant atmosphere and delicious food. A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Alligator Soul celebrating our engagement! Delicious, out of this world food that is unique and you can’t get anywhere else! I had their famous Ribeye and it was to die for and my boyfriend had the Nilgai Antelope, which we would definitely recommend getting! It was the specialty meat, but when we talked to one of the waitresses, they have it more often than not! This is definitely a more upscale dinner with high quality meat and seafood! 10/10 would recommend!

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Ginger
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Jay was very professional and a good sense of humor. The oyster appetizer was a beautiful presentation and full of flavor. My scallops were perfectly cooked and the veggie were so delicious and with the exact flavor of Cajun cooking (my parents both Cajuns and accustomed to the spicy foods). My husband had the swordfish that was I thought mine was the perfect choice until I tried his!!! Winner winner, that swordfish was moist and filled with flavor!! I will be returning soon for my swordfish. 👍🏻👍🏻Smith’s of Atlanta

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GregK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

NYC prices for CT grade food and drinks. Ambiance is far from what I would describe as one of the most elegant and romantic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Cool vibe. A definite place to dine at!

JB
JoshB
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an excellent experience. The ambiance was great. Jazz music played at just the right volume, you could hear it and still hear the people you're seated with. Food and service were on point. The oysters a la soul appetizer was fantastic, should have ordered a dozen instead of 6. Would definitely go back.

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vipKathleenG
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great waiter who gave the best suggestions, and a really good time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delish. I had mahi and hubby had antelope. Both were amazing and service was top notch. The old fashioned was so yummy. Highly recommend.

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vipPamelaD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant ever and we have been traveling to 9 states! It was the bomb!

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vipSnuzuluz55
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKentuckyderbybou
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Located in the basement, it was a little dark for our preference. The carving board was our favorite part of the night! We did receive a sweet pecan pie tart in recognition of our special event!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that we ordered was exceptional! We started with the cheese board which I thought was a little overpriced but there was a lot of food on it and some unique things so it was fine. I had the swordfish which was cooked just right and was on a bed of parmesan cheese rice with andoule sausage, some veggies, and a little marinara sauce. Very good! My husband had the holbo (?) Steak and said it was excellent. The service was excellent! I would highly recommend.

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AnneH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was just ok not spectacular therefore overpriced. Great atmosphere and Muaic. Friendly staff.

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Suzanne
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Very accommodating to my allergies. I didn’t feel deprived at all.

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DonnaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was highly recommended by fellow foodies. We were so surprised to see that it is located in the basement, but it is designed to just amaze the senses. Alligator shows up in many different ways and the restaurant offers exotic proteins. Antelope which was as tasty and well prepared as I have ever had was the night’s special.
Staff are very well informed and very solicitous of how they manage different diners. It was a pleasure to be with them, and I highly recommend including Alligator Soul among your dining choices when in Savannah.

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vipJamesF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KarenT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The duck fries were awesome the steak was ok. The lamb was ok but the veggies with it was mush. The lamb dish was disappointing. The desert was ok. My husband was expecting a better selection of wild game. They had just Venison.

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LisaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience - - our waiter was incredibly informative and attentive. The gini-tini cocktail was sublime. The Little Hilbro was a fine piece of meat. Quite tasty and a lovely dining experience. Beautiful bar too.

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MikeP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the service was fantastic. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely personable. The food was equally as fantastic. We tried multiple appetizers and our main dishes were extraordinary. Given the quality the value was excellent. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was amazing! Our waitress provided great recommendations and she they didn’t disappoint. Definitely try ALL of the appetizers, the lamb and swordfish.

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Canlis
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing culinary journey with Alligator Soul. My husband gallantly dropped me off and went to park the car. Being from out of town presented somewhat of a challenge. The waiter was very kind and attentive. It was much appreciated And his waiter skills were top tier. I had the mussels and they were absolutely the best I’ve ever eaten, anywhere!! My husband had the special which he described as creative and amazing!
To sum things up, Alligator Soul gets our 5 Stars and is a must when in Savannah!! Great ambience as well! We have family on Skidsway Island and we’ll be back! Thank so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out of towner guests

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff. Food was very disappointing. 4 small small scallops hidden under a mound of vegetables. Don’t mind spending more than $30 for an entree but that was ridiculous.

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JenniferS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 40th Birthday and the waiter made it extra special! Food was AMAZING and the atmosphere was nice as well! Highly recommend Alligator Soul!!

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JosephL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters are as good as everyone says they are. House wine was better than expected, I wasn't sure about it but my server brought me two samples and I happily bought a bottle of the one I preferred. Both the lamp chop and the ribeye were perfect.

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vipRickB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is inventive and delicious. Wait staff informed and engaging. A wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely incredible, our first meal ever in Savannah and it will be hard to beat!

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DailR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second visit. The first was 2 years ago when passing through Savannah; this was again a passing through visit and we selected it because our first visit was so wonderful. The ambiance is nice, unless you are seated in the entry area where everyone must pass, as we were this time. Food choices are quite good - we specifically came for the exotic entrees and were disappointed that there was only one available, venison, which for many isn't very exotic. All this would have been acceptable, but our waiter was aloof, didn't listen to our wishes, attempted to served us on his schedule not ours, and otherwise ignored us. As we don't live in the area we will not choose to return. If we did live closer we might try it again.

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Chinamomof3
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Savannah for our Anniversary and decided to make a reservation at Alligator Soul. It was an awesome experience. Great food, great wait staff and a very nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.

KK
vipKandK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a “speakeasy” type feel to the decor. The service was flawless. They worked diligently to cater to some of our dietary restrictions.

Portions were generous. Fresh ingredients, balanced by the local spice influence. Would happily return for more delicious food!

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Alligator Soul is rated 4.8 stars by 4768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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