Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

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$30 and under
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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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SL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location was cool and saw a huge shipping boat go by during dinner. Food was delicious - bread, chicken piccata and steak/shrimp meals were wonderful. Service was great and a great atmosphere for dinner.

DV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment upon arrival our host was warm and friendly. We were seated by a window and enjoyed a view of the Savannah River.
I ordered shrimp and grits..
Yummy! My husband ordered the crab stuffed shrimp pasta. He loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere

GJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked using open table, on Valentine's day 1 slot open ! We were so lucky to get it. Water view corner table , so romantic, food was amazing ! Oysters Rockefeller tender and delicious, husband had wedge salad, we split the Baked Stuffed Shrimp, so thoughtful of them to split it for us, beautiful presentation.
Unfortunately no room for dessert, but overall a wonderful Valentine's meal !!!
Thank you so much for a special evening.

PR
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well-run, professional restaurant with knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Food is first-rate and menu is interesting and nicely balanced. Very nice wine list. Excellent location at the corner of River Street.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great & the food was spectacular! Every time I come to Savannah, I make it a point to eat here.

G
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was very good.

BL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find. Service was excellent and very friendly. Server was very helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent. We had the She Crab and Black bean soups which were great, followed by the Shrimp and Grits and the Low Country Bouilabasse. Both dishes were nothing short of excellent. This truly was an amazing spur of the moment selection that worked out to be wonderful.

JB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was the service. We were seated next to a large table of young women who were very loud, but still enjoyed our meal immensely. Shrimp and grits were superb@

j
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went there after a day-long car ride south. We loved the steep cobblestone drive which ends at the river and the restaurant. Greeter seated us right away - made res on open table. I had shrimp and grits and enjoyed it very much. Grits were cheesy, hot, nice consistency. The shrimp were tender, cooked just how I like them, I thought the portion was generous. I couldn’t finish either of them. My friend enjoyed her bacon wrapped shrimp and fried green tomatoes appetizers for her meal. Our cosmos were small, but well made. My friend has lower body spasticity and found the cobblestone street coming in very challenging. For that matter, I was glad to be in flat shoes. But that is really the only negative. Once in the door, we both enjoyed our evening very much. I would recommend it. However, when I make it back to Savannah I’ll try something new.

TR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boars Head Grill has been claim to be the best restaurant in Savannah, well after spending my first wedding anniversary their, I firmly believe this statement is One-hundred percent truth. The quality of the establishment is not only in its food, it is also found in its crew. The men are women of The Boars Head Grill are the pinnacle of professionalism, and courteous service. The food of this establishment is top notch; from its variety to price, every aspect of the menu is both reasonable and excellent. I personally enjoyed the grits, though a simple dish, in the hands of masters chefs it is a delicacy; both creamy with well balanced flavors, the grits at Boars Head could be the best in the state. Furthermore the selection of wines, coctails, and other liquors is impressive as well. The menu is ripe with variety and pair well with the rest of the menu. Lastly what one me over above all else was the service. The waitresses as The Boars Head took the time to explain the history of the restaurant, which was truthfully a joy to listen to. I will gladly recommend this establishment to anyone will to listen, and I greatly look forward to returning very soon.

TR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful location. She crab soup was delicious and so was the shrimp stuffed with crab meat. Wife loved her low country shrimp and grits. Delicious bread pudding was a nice ending to the meal.

f
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good price, excelente taste!!! Amazing experience!!! 🎯🥰🎉🎊

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was excellent!

TL
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience overall. We lived our server Kevin and he was very nice, experienced, and informative. It was a great food experience. It was a little loud due to a party seated next to us and being so close to the bar. We will be back.

SB
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Savannah 1-2 times per year and the Boar's Head is always a must. Not only do they have the best steaks ever (better than any chain, 5 star, expensive restaurant) service is outstanding. You feel special when you walk through the door.

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated at a table with a great view of the Savannah River. The service was excellent and the food, particularly the bacon wrapped shrimp was tasty. We found this restaurant to be one of the best along the Savannah river front.

JS
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, did not disappoint!!

LB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful !!! We had the best server Austin and I am looking forward to returning very soon

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AWESOME! He gave us a lot of great places to visit and talked to us quite a bit. Our drinks were great and the food was even better!

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good deal! Good food! Gorgeous service! Awesome steaks & shrimps. Pasta mediocre. Nice evening!!!

RC
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch before we went on a walking tour of Savannah. The location of the Boar's Head Grill was perfect. We had a table by the window so we could see the water. The lunch food was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food is delicious & we had a great waitress.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Savannah over the holidays and had dinner New Years Eve at Boars Head. It was very festive and located perfectly on the River. Food was excellent all the way around and service couldn’t have been friendlier. Can’t wait to visit again!

MF
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We dined on NYE and called to get in an hour earlier than our reservation and they were able to accommodate us.

LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was awesome

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I vacation in south Florida every year. On the drive home, we stop in Savannah Georgia for 2 nights as it is about the midway point on the travel home. Always dine at Boars Head Grill one night with my family. Food is always outstanding. Kevin, the waiter was great. Answered questions and options about dinner choices. Satisfied my 12 year old. Recommended wine to complement my wife’s entree, and told us some history about the meaning of a boar’s head and about the buildings history. I liked the open kitchen area as I was able to see the 3 chefs prepare the meals. I’ll be back again in December 2020. Also like the whole waterfront area. Peaceful, informative, and in general a relaxing 36 hour stop off point.

MC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom's last evening before catching a plane and she was in heaven. We love the Boar's Head!

T
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place, food good. Service excellent. Desserts very good. Steak was tasty but a little tough.

EH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Really enjoyed the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with great atmosphere and views of the river. Excellent service. Very good food.

RC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Had a 7:00 reservation, was greeted nicely and promptly seated. Our server was personable, helping us with any menu questions that we had and providing us with a very fine culinary experience. We highly recommend!

f
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friday night 830pm in December and it was empty. Surprising to me as a tourist, but apparently typical at least in winter. She crab soup and crab cake were outstanding. The shrimp primavera pasta was equally as good. Catherine provided great service and made for a nice experience. Would most definitely return.

JG
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovely dinner with a beautiful view of the river. The Fried Shrimp and Seafood Bouillabaisse were DELICIOUS. Ms. Donna took EXCELLENT care of us and we plan to return again for date night or a night out with friends and family.

JE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on our last night in Savannah based on a recommendation from the Hilton Concierge and were not disappointed. We had reservations but it was a quiet night so probably did not need them. The server (Katherin) was very attentive and our meal was excellent (one chicken picatta and one filet and BBQ shrimp). We were impressed that the bread was actually just like a French baguette, warm with a crispy crust and the wine menu was good too.

S
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!! My husband had fillet, I had ribeye. Both outstanding! Service was great. Garlic mashed potatoes were out of this world creamy and delicious. Key lime pie was perfect.
Excellent service and atmosphere

DL
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!! I had the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. All the food came out hot and fresh. Only complaint was that the bread took a little long to come out but it was worth the wait.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our new "go to" place in Savannah. Food is always good, great specials and great value.

J
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fine dining food at reasonable prices. Enjoyed the oysters Rockefellow appetizer. Sword fish special was outstanding as was the beef tenderloin

JP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will always be my favorite restaurant. Best food around and great staff.