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Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

4.6
4.6
1897 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Low Country

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 651-9660

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef / Owner Philip Branan

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Cross street

    River Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 1,897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    American

  • Savannah

    Great for scenic views

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  1. CD

    CharlesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The swordfish special was outstanding! Makenna our server was very attentive and helpful. I asked for a special drink that she made sure was made to my liking and we love the atmosphere! It’s perfect whatever the occasion.
  2. l

    lance

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend eating at the boars head tavern! The food was delicious and the service was the best I've ever experienced.
  4. DB

    DaleB

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Expected a High quality steak. Ordered the 12 ounce Ribeye, it was maybe 8 ounces, very thin, and chewy. Certainly wasn’t a Choice 12 ounce Ribeye. Very disappointed!!
  5. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Server very friendly. Drinks and food were just ok. We only had appetizers. No main courses
  6. BM

    BMWbabe

    Coastal Georgia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely Friday dinner after shopping. The pork chop was good but accompanying sweet potato mash was not hot enough. Hubby enjoyed the fried shrimp. Service was very good and friendly. Will definitely return!
  7. DZ

    DeniseZ

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We rerouted our travel plans and just had to put our taste buds first. This place has the best shrimp and grits you’ll ever have!! Well worth the time and effort. Will def do it again! Yum, Yum, Yum!!!
  8. R

    Ron3965

    Jacksonville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and wonderful food. The stuffed shrimp over angle hair pasta is superb!
  10. D

    Davis

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit the Boar's Head restaurant, any time we have family in town and want to surprise them with an amazing meal. We visited last night for my wife's birthday and ended up having drinks and dinner at the bar. The bartender Will was absolutely amazing and Milo the front Host was also a complete breath of fresh air. So welcoming that my wife and I will be making this a regular dinner spot. Then the food was served, and it was elite cooking. I am a former Chef, and the food was perfect! Very well done, thank you for an amazing night!
  11. M

    Michaelt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took my mom here for her birthday lunch, she has trouble walking but we were able to drive her right to the entrance. Our waitress was very friendly and a pro, she answered all our menu questions and she had a happy disposition. The food was very good, this was our first time here and we were all happy with our selections and we didn’t have to wait long.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was solid, nothing amazing but it was good. Service was great. We took desserts to go and they were all very good.
  13. RM

    66RaceMom

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We head here once a year just for the shrimp and grits. They are some of the best I’ve had. Server Brian was friendly and attentive. We’ll be back!
  14. NM

    NikkiM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. I’m glad I went there for my birthday.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Shrimp and grits were wonderful!
  16. K

    Kmill

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and great staff. Loved the vibes there. Would go back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was wonderful and accommodating
  18. C

    Clay

    Coastal Georgia

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This was our first time there and we had a nice time. The food tasty and hot.
  19. PB

    PattyB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With so many great restaurants to visit in Savannah, it was difficult to pick just one for our last night in the city. We settled on Boar's Head Grill and Tavern because of the reviews and the walking distance from our hotel. We were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we were greeted warmly. Our server, J.T., was pleasant and prompt with everything, including our drinks. The food was delicious. We started with the crab cakes, which were a good size for sharing and loaded with crab. Our entrees of fried shrimp and salmon with cheddar grits were very tasty. The ambience was perfect--not too noisy and a view of the river. We will definitely be back!
  20. GW

    GregW

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ribeye was great and lusciously tangy key lime pie was fantastic! Wife had chicken piccata and also thought was fabulous. Highly recommend the crab cake appetizer and black eye pea and ham soup. Service was excellent. Pub atmosphere, but a 4-star chef.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic-from the food to the service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from start to finish. Food was great. We had chicken picatta which was amazing and the seafood bouillabaisse which had so much flavor. Osters Rockefeller were decent but mainly just melted cheese and no spinach. Would definitely go again.
  23. BS

    BillS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved every bit of our experience at BH. Food was outstanding and service was impeccable. Would go back in a heartbeat.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed lunch. The crab cake sandwich was delicious! My son had blackened fish salad and black eye pea soup. He loved his meal! Mom had chicken Mediterranean salad. Dad had a hotdog which would not be my choice but he was happy. Reasonable lunch prices- excellent quality. French fries were very crispy and just great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was great. Crystal our server was very attentive
  26. PV

    PatienceVA

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was awful; I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was not good, they sat us in the kitchen area. It was loud and the waitress only spoke to my date.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits were excellent
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came based on reviews and met expectations. Requested a seat by the window and got it. Ordered the ribeye but with mashed potatoes and they were some of the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. Ribeye was well marbled and properly cooked to order. Fast and attentive service. Would recommend.
  29. R

    Randy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. However, apparently they're dog friendly as two nearby tables brought dogs (I thought non-service dogs were prohibited inside dining establishments for sanitary reasons.)
  30. GL

    GinaL

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were on a quick trip to Savannah and chose Boar's Head Grill and Tavern based on ratings. The ambience was a little less than what I expected as it is a small place, super casual. It is very rustic on the inside and reminded me of the swashbuckling days of pirates and shipmasters coming in for a drink! The food was very good. My partner had the steak and BBQ shrimp which we both HIGHLY recommend. That shrimp was simply amazing! Two of us ordered the shrimp and grits which was mostly yummy except the sauce was a bit too salty. And lastly, one of us ordered the swordfish special which was very good. Light and tasty. We want the Peach Sangria recipe as it was divine and not like any other sangria we have had previously. Lastly, we all shared a slice of key lime pie. It was good, not outstanding. Would I go back? Yes, and would order the BBQ shrimp and Sangria!
  31. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Service was mostly great. Drinks were great. Salads were great. Fried shrimp were barely okay. Chicken picatta was great. Steak and shrimp; filet ordered @medium, delivered over well done and shrimp were overcooked. Pork chop was grossly overcooked. I've had better steak and shrimp from Outback, for far less money.
  32. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great flavors! Portions sizes were average for price. Would return for shrimp & grits, excellent!
  33. L

    Lakewood1

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great wine, great dessert. We had the best meal in Savannah at Boars Head bar and grill. The service was above excellent. Ask for Kevin
  34. R

    Redbird

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was great. Good location. Will definitely go back when in town.
  35. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and staff were delightful. The food was amazing. Already recommended to 6 couples that were visiting Savannah.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, McKenna provided amazing service and made us feel at home provided great recommendations. The food had a wide variety and everything tasted amazing. We will definitely come back here any time we are in Savannah.
  37. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Good for celiacs (gluten free) in party.
  38. R

    Rodoe

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with the oysters Rockefeller which were outstanding. My wife had the backed stuffed shrimp which she enjoyed. I ate the Tilapia with a great buttery flavor. An enjoyable meal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at Boar’s Head. Our server JT was terrific and also taught us about a new gin (Monkey 47) - new to us, anyway. Would definitely go back!
  40. JM

    JoyceM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to eat. Good location. Food was good and so were drinks.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 651-9660.

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

1 Lincoln St, Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River Street

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Low Country

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Chef / Owner Philip Branan

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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