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About Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

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

1 Lincoln St
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Low Country

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
River Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 651-9660

Website:
http://www.boarsheadgrillandtavern.com/

Parking Details:
We are located on the corner of North Lincoln and River Street. There is street parking on Bay Street, River Street and North Lincoln. The closest parking garage is the Bryan Street garage on Abercorn and Bryan Street.

Executive Chef:
Chef / Owner Philip Branan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (32)
Good for a Date (27)
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Special Occasion (22)
Casual (21)
Cozy (20)
Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. Amazing pecan pie

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a lovely meal

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 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

Superb dining experience in every respect. Best dinner I have had out in 10 years!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Made a reservation at 5, arrived early and it was no problem, seated us immediately, also requested a window seat and they accommodated us. At the end of the meal we told our waitress it was our daughters birthday and she was more than happy to comp our dessert. Everyone had a great meal and would definitely go there again.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food in a semi-casual atmosphere - great historic building along the Savannah river - Pork Chop was very tasty and plated well with a sweet potato puree and topped with a fresh Peach compote.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

The atmosphere was excellent. Right on the river so we had a good view of ships through the window behind our table. Even when nearly full it wasn't loud so we didn't have to raise our voices to have a conversation at our table. The decor is very nice. The service was good but slow. At one point I almost went to find the manager to see if our waitress went home. Our waitress got our order right without taking notes, which was nice. Three of us had burgers, all ordered medium rare, and all 3 were at least medium well done. Since it took so long to get them didn't send them back. They were very tasty. One person had beer in our party and it wasn't overpriced as I was expecting.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Boar's Head is a first class restaurant disguising itself as a 'tavern'. It has the ambience of a rustic seaport tavern, but the menu items and their preparation are on par with the best of Savannah's food scene. Service was exceptional both for its efficiency and friendliness. Boar's Head Grill and Tavern exceeded all expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time there. The view of the river is excellent, the food is very good and the service was excellent.
What 's not to like?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 27, 2018

2nd time we have eaten at Boar’s Head. Hands down the best restaurant on River Street!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 26, 2018

In town for one night and so glad we picked to eat at this hidden gem on the river. Food was fabulous. So much flavor. Cooked to perfection. From the special blackened grilled shrimp with grits appetizer to the steak and crab cake entree and everything else that was on our table...absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went to Boars Head on our Honeymoon 50 years ago. Went back for our 50th anniversary. We had a fabulous time. Food was terrific. Our server Will made the evening a really special treat. When asked if something was possible, Will's reply was always. "I can make that happen!" and he did. We could not have been more happy with the entire evening.... Drinks, food, Service and attention. Fabulous...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great experience at the Boars head tavern. I found the restaurant on trip advisor And was visiting from out of town My husband and I had a great meal!! From the appetizers (the she crab soup was fabulous) to the homemade key lime pie, we enjoyed everything so much!!! Would highly recommend. And great service as well!!!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was great . Service was awesome. Great view of the river from our table. Will definitely be back

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We met up with a couple we hadn't seen in a very long time. In addition to having good food and great service, we were given the opportunity to visit as long as we wanted. It was a wonderful lunch experience.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Had the shrimp primavera and was pleasantly surprised as ordering pasta at restaurants usually means a ton of pasta and nothing else but sauce, however this was soooo much better! A ton of shrimp, more veggies than pasta, and a nice light pesto/olive oil dressing. Perfect! Husband had a perfectly cooked steak - very tricky to find in a restaurant. Staff was wonderful, and ambience was cool. Kids enjoyed their meals and watching the ships go by!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a reservation and was seated promptly. Both of us enjoyed our meal and would go back. Right on the river.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Comfortable place with very good food. Varied menu. Very nice welcoming service! Will return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a great way to start the new year. We loved the food and our waiter was excellent. Good local beer selection as well. We had a special appetizer grilled cajun shrimp and grits. For entrees: salmon over grits, stuffed shrimp, and filet mignon. The cheesy grits were out of this world. Dessert was a nice complement to the meal, bread pudding, and a giant profiterole.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best shrimp and grits ever! Everyone loved their meal. Great service. More of a pub ambiance but right on the river and fun.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined at Boar's Head Grill and Tavern on New Year's Eve and it was outstanding. We had made reservations and we were seated at a lovely table overlooking the river. It was wonderful not to be locked into a set menu or a set price on New Year's. We ordered a lovely bottle of wine, ate delightful hot bread with butter, and I must say my chicken piccata was the best I've ever had. Our waitress was Austin and she was extremely attentive, she checked on us often even though the restaurant was very busy. On your visit to Savannah you should definitely check Boar's Head Grill and Tavern out - and ask to be seated in Austin's section!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to the Boar's Head for New Year's Eve and it did not disappoint. The shrimp and grits were wonderful! The stuffed flounder was fabulous. The she-crab soup was like a bisque and had a wonderful flavor to it. The barbequed shrimp would be great as a meal! Dessert was fantastic and the drinks were great too! Would definitely return when I go back to Savannah!!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great shrimp and grits. Best grits we've had since moving to Savannah! Creamy, cheesy and finally grits with flavor! Sausage could have been more flavorful, love my spice, but still wonderful. Would be smart to add a spicy sausage option to the shrimp and grit mix for those who crave spiciness in every meal! My husband had the steak and lobster. Pricey for the amount but very good. One friend had the salmon and loved it. The stuffed flounder was a tad dry but he downed it with an extra side of grits and was satisfied. We were a few minutes late for our reservation due to our Uber driver, but they called us to make sure we were coming :-) Great service! Will be going again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The meals were excellent. The cheese grits were especially delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great steak and shrimp. Would go back

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We took our teenage daughters over new years eve weekend. The low country shrimp and grits were amazing!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We used to live in Savannah and went to the Boar’s Head frequently. We were back in SAV for a night so of course we had to go back. Yummy as always

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cozy bar, friendly staff and a great meal. Was there on a chilly night and I appreciated a well crafted cocktail. I live in a beach town and know fresh seafood. I had a swordfish steak that was outstanding. It is right on the river and I imagine gets a heavy visitor business but there were a few regulars at the bar. I would return in a minute.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Eat here! Excellent food! I had the Chicken Picatta and my husband had the Salmon. He said the cheesy grits were delicious. I subbed creamed spinach for the linguine. So yummy! We're going back tonight!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The restaurant is in a very old and charming building. Exposed wooden beams and ancient flooring. The food was prepared well with generous portions and fair prices. Varied American fare with a Southern slant. Overall a good choice. Went there in late December after dark so the view of the riverfront is not very significant. We drove and if you are from out of town Google directions are tough to follow within the last few hundred yards.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Host and waitress were very friendly and helpful. I had a reservation and wanted the table by the window. Host said no problem, but old lady owner(?) didn’t want any part of it. Had to check to see if we had a reservation even though the host told her we did. Not a great impression of the place. Waitress and food made up for her.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great location on River Street. Enjoyed the experience with the view of the river and passing ships. My family enjoyed their dinners. I ordered the burger. The kitchen’s idea of a medium burger (basically rare) and mine varied greatly. I ate it out of politeness.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Top notch steaks, unbelievable service. Would definitely go back.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Anniversary dinner - window seat. Booked reservations just in case. Not needed usually. Excellent food! A little pricey but we did order cocktails, appetizers, salads, and entree’s. For our Anniversary they sent us home with a free desert too. She Crab Soup is heavenly. Crab Cake fluffy and Really meaty...Perfect! Very tasty! Mixed Green Salad with house dressing also very good. Filet Mignon Steak with Bacon Wrapped Peach BBQ Glazed Shrimp was divine & super tender. Amazing flavor! Side was Garlic Mashed Potatoes (also wonderful) and house made wheat bread. On a previous visit I had the Burger which was huge and really good. I could eat here daily if I lived closer to Savannah. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Jermaine is a server we've had before and he was excellent once again. We weren't to hungry so we ordered sone appetizers with our drinks. Bbq shrimp remains a must - have. Fried green tomatoes were tasty and the side of creamed spinach was yummy, to boot. This is a locale we visit on every trip to Savannah. Worth it!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Boars Head Grill and Tavern has been a consistent great place to dine for over 20 years. My husband and I always have a great meal in a unique atmosphere. Always a pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Staff was so kind and food was excellent

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Incredibly mediocre restaurant and food. Had a lot of good reviews but everything was subpar the night I went. Ordered a steak that was half gristle and over cooked. The shrimp cocktail was a few shrimp on a plate that looked like they came from Sam’s or Costco but I’m being charitable there because I’ve gotten better seafood at Costco. The cocktail sauce was bland. Service was about what you’d expect. Kinda mediocre and meh. I have a feeling this place once was a gem. It’s now just an old stone.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall a nice family dinner in the historic area of Savannah.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was great and price wasn't outrageous. Service was great, very friendly and knowledgeable, especially when it comes to wine. Very convenient location with lots to do on River Street. I will definitely visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This is a beautiful tavern style restaurant on the Savannah River with ships and a large paddlewheeler passing by our window as we ate. It is in a restored cotton mill, is very rustic in style but classic Savannah in food and beverage offerings. The host and our waiter were gracious and attentive, and frankly everything was perfect. We walked from our hotel near Market Square and the walk home was also a delight as we passed by the other shops that share the old cotton mill building. As far as ambiance, it is a step back in time in the warmth and style it offers, as opposed to the noisy, bright pretentiousness of some "chic modern" restaurants. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, People Watching, Great Beer
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