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About Alligator Soul

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.

114 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Beginning January 7th, Open Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Broughton/State

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 232-7899

Website:
http://www.alligatorsoul.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Stephen McLain

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a private dining room that comfortable seats 12 guests with a minimum of 9 and a semi private room that comfortable seats 26 guests with a minimum of 20-22 depending on the day of the week. There is no room charge with a minimum guaranty. Anything less than the minimum will result in a room charge.

Private Party Contact:
Maureen Craig: (912) 232-7899

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alligator Soul Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for a Date (58)
Special Occasion (55)
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Romantic (51)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Local Ingredients (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (14)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Organic (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Vegan (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined a day ago

Great food and service. Nice cozy atmosphere. Definitely recommend

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 (Savannah)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great experience at Alligator Soul! The atmosphere was lovely along with the food being delicious and the service being wonderful! We will definitely visit again on trips to Savannah!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience at Alligator Soul. I had the gumbo and it was full of excellent seafood (shrimp were cooked to perfection). My wife had the shrimp and grits and loved hers as well.

Interesting ambiance being a converted basement/cellar, but the exposed brick was a nice background to everything.

Service was top-notch as well. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered all our questions.

We would definitely go to Alligator Soul again.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first trip to alligator soul. It was not the food quality that I expected for the price. Partly, it was not a fit for our preference.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyable, comfortable evening with great food and service. Extensive wine list. Well crafted menu.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This was the first time me and my wife ever experienced fine dining but definitely not the Last thanks alligator soul!!!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional service and food. All the servers were attentive and really quite excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Menu was very fun if you are up for a new protein ( ostrich, elk, bone marrow,etc. )
Loved their take of “Fried green tomatoes, “ they were tomatillos that were AMAZING!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

This has always been our favorite restaurant, & still is. My husband meal was wonderful, our appetizers were as well. I was so very disappointed when my meal was just bad. We did let our waiter know, & all were very apologetic & accomidating. What really surprises me, is as soon as my meal was delivered, I noticed that my fish was almost burnt, & obviously over cooked. It should not have ever left the kitchen.

Alligator Soul is still our favorite, & we will certainly not let this incident change that. We’ve ate there several time, & in every way all aspects have been perfect. We will not let this one bad meal change that.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food here is amazing. Service is amazing. If you're looking for a place to go in Savannah this needs to top your list, not the olde pink house

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The hostess had my name wrong or mixed up with someone else and type of gathering. The server thou was excellent and on target with the evening. Wonderful food! Private label Pinot Noir is terrific!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and food. Highly recommend you give it a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was celebrating my birthday and every employee wished me "Happy Birthday" and there was a special little birthday box on our table when we arrive with mini pecan tartes! Theses little touches were amazing! The bar drinks are phenomenol (get the Revelation) and the food was wonderful with great portions. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was my favorite restaurant in Savannah. I visit there every year making reservations well in advance. This experience was a disappointment due to the lack of energy from the service we received from the bar. Too many other restaurants I've wanted to try and now I will rather than returning here. Thanks for the good run Alligator Soul!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for our 18 year wedding anniversary and had incredibly high expectations...... The service was amazing, but the food was less desirable. I ordered the daily catch, grouper in a pistachio and panco crust..... is wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t ANY FLAVOR. VERY BLAND. Husband ordered the carving board and the bone marrow was VERY gelatinous. Very disappointed in this experience!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent meal. Wonderful service. As always, a wonderful experience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was both unique and comforting. Full of flavor but well balanced. A great selection of wines. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. The service was impeccable.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have to give a mixed review. Two in my party had steak that was tough. The two of us that have seafood was very good. Service was excellent.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent menu and service! Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. We felt pampered but not overly so. The ribeye was mouthwatering!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great ambiance and appetizers of alligator rolls and oysters a la soul were exceptional. The entrees of flounder and gumbo were good, but not great. Very friendly visit from owner. Will go again and try other entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great experience we would do again. The attention by staff was terrific and the food was better than expected. I have been at Alligator Soul on 3 prior occasions and on this trip it surpassed expectations. Outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I can’t say enough about the staff here. Everyone is so nice and attentive. My husband and I ate here on the first night of our honeymoon and it was a great choice. Great food, great ambiance and over the top awesome staff!

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Alligator Soul never fails to deliver. Knowledgeable waiters, great food, awesome exotic dishes. Still my favorite restaurant in Savannah.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner greatly. My daughter and I both had the catch of the day, two good sized pieces of pecan & panco encrusted flounder over grits (???). The fish was served hot and it was terrific!! We both felt the grits, which were mixed with maybe cheese, was far too heavy to be paired with the fish. My wife had their awesome seafood gumbo and our son-in-law greatly enjoyed the chef's special wild ostrich. All of the staff we encountered was delightful. To start off, the 4 of us shared and loved the fried green tomatoes. You'll feel like you were treated special and well fed. In fact, though the desert menu looked fantastic it was just too bad given that it was offered just after we ate. Too many great offerings and too little room.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We received a recommendation from a couple of locals that we had talked to about the restaurant. We are so glad that we went. Not easy to find but worth looking for. The service was amazing with unique Menu options and great atmosphere and wine list. Farm to table ingredients . You must check this place out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As always, Alligator Soul continues to impress. Excellent food, impeccable service and a great atmosphere equal one fantastic meal. Try their private label wines--surprisingly good. Also, feel free to try out the more exotic fare in the form of appetizers--they're very flexible about allowing you to mix and match your preferences.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The service was superb. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff were friendly, attentive and highly responsive to special requests. They made certain that food sensitivities and allergies were carefully taken into account.

The food was extraordinary, from the martinis, with a side order of Parmesan grit croutons (the perfect combination) to our main courses of Red Deer and Flounder paired with a lovely French Burgundy, all the way to dessert, their version of peach cobbler. Every item was well-executed with an imaginative flair. (The seasoning of the lightly breaded flounder with fresh fennil root was such a surprise.)

Savannah is known for its restaurants, but even among extremely fine dining experiences Alligator Soul is a stand-out. I have dined with them three times in as many weeks. I've been lucky to have been in the area on business, but this time was just for pleasure, and a pure pleasure it was.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was great. The Red Deer was done to perfection. My daughter had the Flounder featured a wonderful almondine crust and a flaky texture.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a pleasure and an honor to eat at Alligator Soul! Had an excellent server, really knew the gluten free path for my date and had the sense of humor and confidence to really make it a fun evening! The food of course ... phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My daughter and I were visiting Savannah, and we had a great time at Alligator Soul. The food was delicious, and the service was great, highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and tasty food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Alligator Soul is a must for us when visiting Savannah. The food and service is just outstanding. Our server, Daniel was very knowledgeable about the menu and even provided information about local areas we had questions about. The Oysters A La Soul are my favorite appetizer and were delicious as always. Red deer was the exotic offering for the evening and it was cooked perfectly. This has to be the best restaurant in Savannah!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Still our favorite restaurant in Savannah . Great cocktails and food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a really nice dinner here. They do push the culinary envelope a bit. I had gator egg rolls as an appetizer, something I wouldn’t normally eat . Shrimp and grits for entree and a delicious salted caramel martini after dinner. They do offer an exotic meat entree. The night I went they featured red tail deer, though they sometimes have elk and other venison. Overall everything was well prepared and my server, Davis, was attentive without being intrusive

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a issue with one of the drinks. Spoke with the waiter about it. He was very kind on his response. The manager then come to the table and was extremely rude so we just excepted the drink as it was. Very embarrassing to business partners. Great Food but would not recommend for busseniess outings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was satisfactory...but food underwhelming 😔

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ryan our waiter was excellent. He steered us to great menu selections and recommended a less expensive wine that was perfect!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We ordered a bottle of wine and it took 45 minutes for it to come, and when it did it was the wrong bottle. So another 10 passed before it arrived. Then we didn’t get our food until 1:30 after we sat down, and both dishes were cold. We then had to hurry as we had plans after dinner but we were told they could get us another dish because it takes no time.... Having waited an 1:30 for food and it wasn’t very busy at all (Tuesday night) we were in sheer disbelief but sure enough if showed right up. We ended up having to scarf down our food but had lost our appetite. Dinner wasn’t cheap either . We complained and nobody ever came to talk to us. Probably one of the worst restaurant experiences we’ve had in a very very long time. Very disappointing since we were celebrating our anniversary and this place had had such good reviews.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We always enjoy eating here when in Savannah. But this visit may be our last. From seating to completion was over 3 hours, most of which was spent waiting on our food. And it was a 'not crowded' weeknight. We took friends with us for this visit and were a bit embarrassed as we had bragged so much on this place based on our past experiences.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was excellent. The plates are extremely small. Flavor was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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