Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

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Boar's Head Grill & Tavern, Savannah's first restaurant on Historic River Street, has been a favorite for locals and tourists the past 50 years.
Locally owned and operated by Chef Philip & Charlene Branan, Boar's Head offers casual, waterfront dining in a unique restored cotton warehouse built in the 1800's.

Specializing in the finest USDA aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, local seafood and sinfully delicious desserts, Chef Branan caters to every diners needs. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktails before and after dinner in our Tavern with a spectacular view of the Savannah River while watching the Ships pass by!

Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip) $30 and under
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C
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drink. Very happy w/our experience

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My GPS map showed this restaurant on a street a block above the River Walk but it is ten steps above the street and easily seen. (They could be difficult steps if you have issues. I use a cane but managed it. A walker could do it and a scooter could slowly. A wheelchair would be a tough push uphill as it's steep). I looked at the menu online and decided what I wanted but as I was walking in, two guests said that the shrimp was excellent so I changed my mind. Hailey was my server and she was delightful. Although I made a reservation early (5:45) because nothing else was available until much later, the restaurant didn't start to get busy until well after 6:30. Hailey was very gracious and allowed me a bit of time with my glass of wine. I ordered the crab bisque. I didn't taste crab nor the sherry advertised online. It is a somewhat "mealy" soup with a heavy spice taste (ginger?). I never found any crab/sherry flavor. It was still interesting but I never would have guessed it was crab soup. I'm not sure what it was but I did enjoy it. This is one reason I dropped the rating to "4". I ordered the shrimp and steak. I asked for the steak med/well and it came out perfectly. The shrimp was indeed good as was the steak. There is a special house sauce that is interesting and the bread is wonderful. I also downgraded the rating because I thought the food wasn't worth $80+ for a single diner. The steak was good but could have used a bit more seasoning and wasn't in the "melt in your mouth" price range. But I wouldn't hesitate to order it again. The crab soup was okay but simply not recognizable as a crap bisque. The wait staff was awesome (and knowledgeable of the history of the building), the food was good but you will pay tourist prices. If there was a 4.5 rating, I'd give it.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went at 5:30 on a Friday after the river cruise ride. We made reservations but didn't need to because the place was empty when we got there. The filet mignon was dry and wasn't cooked great. My husband had the stuffed talipia and he said it was delicious. The ambiance was nice, kind of dark. We got a free dessert because of our anniversary which was very nice. I would recommend this restaurant and probably go there again.

MS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the environment; it was charming and relaxed. We were seated at a table with a great view of the waterway. Our server was nice but very forgetful and had to be reminded to bring drinks, our appetizer and so forth. Food was excellent!

DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and server was equally good, but we were there for a business meeting and couldn't hear anything. Very loud restaurant ... made worse by being seated next to a group of 6 very rowdy guys. I'd definitely go back again

S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant and great food!!!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits are a rating of 10/10. Absolutely wonderful.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gracious and outstanding staff made this the best place to eat in Savannah. They also had delicious food and great atmosphere!

MB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent in an old cotton warehouse on River street

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Salmon and Filet Mignon and both dishes were perfection.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience. We dined at Boar's Head the last night we were in Savannah and wished we had visited earlier. Definitely a place we would not hesitate to return to!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The salmon with peach barbecue sauce and shrimp and grits were fantastic

EP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy yet spacious, right by the water, gorgeous views, unpretentious. Friendly staff. Food is fresh, not overseasoned. Simple clean menu options and everything is delicious.

SF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I stayed an extra day after vacationing at the seashore and came to Savannah for the day. So many restaurants were recommended to us but my husband decided on Boar's Head Grill and Tavern. Great choice! We so pleased with our evening; an all and all great experience.
Our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful; very attentive.
The food!!! The food!!! Was to die for! Delicious isn't a strong enough word!
If we ever get back to Savannah, you can bet Boar's Head will be a stop for us!
One of the nicest evenings out in a long time.

AB
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is a must for dining in Savannah! Whenever we are traveling on I-95, we always detour for lunch. The food is absolutely delicious! Some of our favorites are the she-crab soup, shrimp & grits and fettuccine alfredo w/ chicken & prosciutto. Our server (as always) was awesome - engaging and genuine. Cocktails are tasty and well made. I really couldn't recommend a restaurant more highly. I wish we had one in DC!

JH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, every time!

TS
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The food is really good, and the ambiance and service were great.

PS
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and meals were exceptionally good. One of the best steaks I've had in quite awhile. We'll be back on our next visit to Savannah.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Place was nice and staff very welcoming....felt a little rushed even though plenty of empty tables. Our server kept trying to clear our plates when we weren’t done. Food was good, but pricey.

j
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Small portions, my pasta primavera was tasteless.

K
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great for price. Steak came out same time as appetizers which was sort of annoying. Restaurant was very Smokey due to the kitchen. Overall great experience

JM
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Boar's Head is not five star cuisine; however, for my wife and I it was a five star experience. Our host/waiter Nathan welcomed us warmly and found us a table with a river view. The lunch menu offered many items that looked good; however, we went with the daily special - a barbecue chicken club sandwich. The sauce is a house made peach barbecue, my wife's fries were excellent and my pasta salad came with abundant artichoke heart and black olives. Since it was our anniversary they offered and we accepted a complimentary desert, choosing the chocolate bread pudding which had a unique texture and taste we both enjoyed. The interior of the restaurant maintained many features of its 250+ year history. This was our first visit and we intend to return (off season next time when parking may be easier).

CS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner at the Boar's Head Grill, I ordered the Filet and Crab Cake and my wife the BBQ Salmon. Both were prepared to perfection. the service was excellent also. I would highly recommend this establishment to dine.

GS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great bar and dining area! Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food-- we had scallops, beef and elk. All were very good! Would definitely go back.

JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great location and awesome friendly service. The food contained way too much butter, cream and/or oil for our liking, but if that’s what you’re looking for then this is the place for you.

ST
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Savannah and we chose to eat at the Boars Head and we were not disappointed! Husband ordered the ribeye which was delicious and I ordered the salmon which was also very good! Our waitress was attentive and polite. If we are ever back in the area again we will definitely stop in again

PK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Electric had went out but just added to the ambience. The stuffed shrimp was beyond.

GF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal with exceptional service and fair pricing

LJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is the most underrated spot on the River. Many people incorrectly associate it with the Boars Head brand of cold-cuts, or they peek in, see the bar and leave. They are missing out! We've been visiting Savannah a few times a year since 1993 and the Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is consistently excellent. Once you pass the bar and are taken into the cozy dining rooms you are met with exposed brick and white tablecloths. You can enjoy watching the river activity if you get a table by the windows. Their wine list is fairly priced and the appetizers and salads are very fresh. The bbq shrimp is a delicious starter. We've enjoyed the lunch menu, too, but they have one of the most flavorful ribeyes we've ever had, so we now save this meal for our last night of vacation. Service is always attentive, but not intrusive. We have some big night's out when we visit and find the Boar's Head to be a great value for their excellent food quality.

BD
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef at this restaurant has golden hands! My only regret is that we will probably never get back to Savannah to enjoy his creations.

CP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant

JW
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was cooked to order! Haley, our server, was exceptional!

t
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host, Moby, us the greatest. We've had great fun and fabulous food on two occasions recently. Will be back, enroute to golf vacations every year

MR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet ever, great food, great service & delicious desserts.

K
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat with excellent service and atmosphere! I would highly recommend!

RS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. It was a little warm with the thermostat at 82. Our waitress was a little forgetful but very professional. I would go back on a day that isn't quite so hot.

KJ
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service. The steak was excellent.

b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. The lamb chops were very tasty and our waitress was responsive and friendly

OT
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a go to spot in Savannah! Simply the best shrimp and grits in Town.

S
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get great service and quality food at Boar's Head. They have phenomenal steak and seafood, and if you get the chocolate pecan pie you may just think you've died and gone to heaven.

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