Alligator Soul

4.8
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$50 and over
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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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! The food was spectacular and the restaurant itself is beautiful. My new favorite in Savannah.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

OT
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Must Stop in Savannah absolutely delicious Service was impeccable I was celebrating my wife’s Birthday it was an Experience! Definitely a Do Over !!!!!

s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only had one night in Savannah and we’re extremely happy with our choice. We ordered the specials for that evening. A sword fish and a venison, both we’re delicious.
We would definitely go back next time we are in town.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind and attentive staff. Great ambiance and wonderful food. Everything was cooked to perfection and the plating was exquisite. I will absolutely recommend to others.

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Food was terrific. Service (John?) Was fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This subterranean restaurant has a cozy feel, with brickwork walls and exposed joist ceilings. The food is pricey (apps are $12-$40, and entrees avg $30+), but everything was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Alligator Soul with my girlfriend for a date night and was impressed once again with how amazing the food and service was here. The only complaint I have is that I would have preferred a quieter section since the far side only had one couple sitting there and it felt like other tables kept being pushed into our section so it gradually became louder and louder. Aside from this it was an awesome experience and I will be back again.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Food was really delicious.

SF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. We were early and they were very gracious about seating us. Service was perfect and the food was AMAZING.

BG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and experience. My girlfriend and I are regulars at high end eateries and this did not disappoint. Outstanding service. The mushroom salad was SUPERB. Place was quiet and very romantic. You had to walk downstairs to get to the entrance, which gave it a cool "tucked away" feel. Service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door until we got a private elevator ride back up to street side at end of the night. All servers were very knowledgeable and were nearby as needed. Food and presentation were wonderful and menu had a very nice range of option from the "safe" steak to the adventurous Red Stag Venison. Must eat place if you are in town and appreciate awesome service and food. Pricey, but in range with other top end places we have had the opportunities to enjoy.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This restaurant is definitely a special occasion restaurant. It’s very quiet and fancy. My food was good but not AMAZING. I would go again to try the ribeye but not much else. The alligator tempura was very good but the carbonara was okay. Nothing to write home about. The fried quail was good, like spicy chicken.

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at the Alligator Soul was simply amazing. The staff was patient and kind as they talked me through the direction from,my hotel to the resturant as I took a wrong turn while walking to the resturant. Thamks Sean and the other gentleman. My waiter was top class, he made sure nothing,was missed and kept checking on me to make sure I was okay. His recommendations were on point. From the 1st course,to the last the meal was simply scrumptious. Thank you Alligator Soul Staff,and establishment. Kim P from Lanham, MD.

Alligator Soul
Responded on January 6, 2020

Wow! Thank you Kimberly for the lovely review. Sean is wonderful and very kind, so thank you for mentioning his name. I am always looking for my staff to go above and beyond when taking care of our guests. With all the technology out there, we can sometimes feel ignored and unimportant. You are important, and deserve the very best we at Alligator Soul can offer. Thank you again, Maureen Craig Owner

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F
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place with great staff. Everyone loved their meals (scallops, filet, tuna and apple pear salad). Highly recommended.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, let me say that my wife and I are regular visitors to Savannah. We have our favorites we always go to but we ask the servers who their favorite restaurants are. Alligator Soul came up regularly. The decor and ambience were great. Lots of brick, stone and wood. Our server, Albert, was very nice and engaging. We ordered the oysters a la soul. The best we've ever had. Totally positive experience. We'll be back.

Alligator Soul
Responded on January 6, 2020

Well better late than never Jeff. I think all the restaurants in Savannah will give you an honest recommendation so I am more than pleased that we are on "their" list. Those Oysters are a hit with anyone who likes Oysters so thank you for mentioning them. Albert, is a great server, who is friendly and funny to boot. Happy New Year! Come and visit Savannah and "The Soul" again. With kind regards, Maureen Craig Owner

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DK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Really loved the gluten free muffins in place of the regular bread prior to our meal. Almost everything can be made gluten free. Great experience.

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was just ok. Food ok, service ok, waiter poor guy no personality. Expensive place. Not worth it.

Alligator Soul
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello Maria, I am sorry that we did not meet your standards. We strive hard each day with our food and service so I am disappointed you did not feel we met the mark. Thank you for your feedback. We will continue to do our very best. With kind regards, Maureen Craig Owner

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D
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived everything about our experience! The food was absolutely amazing and one of the best restaurants we have had in a long time. The service was fabulous with just the right amount of assistance and wasn’t rushed and allowed us to enjoy the evening. Thank you Alligator Soul

a
New York Area
418 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and wonderful dining experience. This is a quaint and beautiful space serving excellent southern cuisine. A great find.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alligator Soul is a foodie’s paradise. If you aren’t a foodie—it’s okay—your server can accurately describe Alligator Soul’s dishes and put them into perspective for you.
You can experience a wide range of treats, from very exotic game meats to a perfectly prepared locally-caught catch of the day.
Alligator Soul offers it all.
Their wine list has the right combination of vintners and price ranges. Also, if you are bourbon or rye aficionado, then you can come here just for that!
This is a friendly place that’s family owned and is managed and staffed by a group of very experienced restaurant professionals.
You can fearlessly experience the wonderful world of the finest of food and wine at Alligator Soul.

ZS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Savannah, GA. Highly recommend.

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CD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Crab cake appetizer and the Banana Beignets are our favorites.

JS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Service and food were top notch. Highly recommend.

WG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service. Alligator Soul is always on point!

OT
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome as always. A must when you're in Savannah. Shrimp and Grits, Hilbo Steak, Mac N Cheese and Oysters are all on point. Awesome wine list.

Alligator Soul
Responded on December 30, 2019

The Hilbo Steak was my husband's creation almost twenty years ago. He would be proud! I am proud of our hard work and for keeping his legacy alive. Thank you, Maureen Craig Owner

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite, if not our very favorite restaurant in Savannah. They are famous for their exotic offerings (alligator, bison, quail, pheasant, maybe even duck-billed platypus on a special occasion (not), but they do an amazing job with some basics, like gumbo, shrimp and grits, PEI mussels, etc. The ambiance is wonderful: cozy, romantic, intimate. Service is very professional, with special concern for food allergies. EXCELLENT!

Alligator Soul
Responded on December 30, 2019

Favorite Restaurant...Thank you, very high praise indeed in a city always trying to raise the bar. We work very hard on behalf of our guests. I am thrilled for all of us that you feel the same way. With kindest regards for the New Year, Maureen Craig Owner

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SF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

KL
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. The acoustics, however , were terrible. It was very noisy. They really should address that.! Hard to have a nice intimate conversation!

Alligator Soul
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Karen, So sorry to hear the noise level was unreasonable high for you. I wonder if they got a little excited with the holiday festivities without realizing it. Between the guest conversation and the Christmas music... Thank you for letting me know. Thank you for also letting me know, your dinner and the service was outstanding. Nice of you to say that as well. Happy New Year, Maureen Craig Owner

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and well prepared. Would suggest some options without aggressive spicing, but this is more a personal preference. Our service professional was engaging knowledgeable and fun.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Can’t wait to go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal and service. Would eat here every day if I could.

Alligator Soul
Responded on December 30, 2019

I wish you could as well! Thanks for the great compliment! We will never rest on our laurels; this I can promise. See you in 2020 I hope. All our best, Maureen Craig Owner

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NS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alligator Soul was fantastic! My mom and I were visiting Savannah for the first time and we wanted to get a nice dinner out. The restaurant has a quieter dinner setting, comfy yet upscale at the same time, and the food options are very unique. My mom had a scallop dish with their house spices (called Hilbo spice) which was excellent. I got their bison rib special, also delicious! The prices are a little higher, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

AL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed our first of what will be a few more visits while my son is stationed at Hunter Airfield. The food was awesome , service was timely and great. While a delight, it can be tight for those on a budget, otherwise splurge and enjoy a fantastic dinner at this place.

T
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from the time we were seated until we left! This restaurant is a must go to when in Savannah.

J
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice underground ambiance. White table cloth setting, but also cozy fireside feel. Food was really good and flavorful, mussels appetizer was exceptional. Not as much blackened flavor on the main entree wasn’t as distinct as I had expected. Waiter tried to up-sell every order from beginning to end. We will be back to try again.

RH
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, by far, one of the top restaurants in Savannah. The atmosphere is wonderful. The food is superb and the staff are second to none. For a truly remarkable meal you must eat at Alligator Soul.

SA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time! Menu is varied and everyone can find something.

V
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Savannah never disappoints. Spectacular choices when it comes to wild game. The Autumn Pear salad was enjoyed by each member of our party. My favorite entree is the grass fed beef filet which melts in your mouth & satisfies my gluten free request. We finished with the flourless chocolate torte & a complimentary glass of the best mulled wine I have sampled any where.

DR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and experience! Loved every moment!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Food was excellent. Tried Australian Red Stag. Delicious. Albert was excellent

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