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Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

4.6
4.6
1841 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 29 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 1,841 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Savannah

    American

  • Savannah

    Best Service

  • Savannah

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Savannah

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was tasty and our waiter Brian was very attentive!
  2. P

    Packard40

    New England

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is Shrimp and grits. The very best. Cute place down by the river. Chef owned so takes pride in every dish. Our server Brian was so friendly and polite. Really took care of us and also answered our touristy questions. Great place.
  3. RG

    RonG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great nautical ambiance and artwork. View of the river. Excellent food and service. Friendly, attentive staff. Expensive but cheaper than ,many other restaurants in Savannah. we will go back.
  4. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Our waiter was excellent and helpful. Wished we could have sat closer to window but you can't have everything!
  5. JG

    JanG

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Tourist trap - food was very good but the portions were small and the cocktails were very expensive. Drink glasses are smaller than normal - $16 for a smaller than average martini. We are local but feel this place was overpriced for the portions as it was in the tourist area
  6. DN

    DonnaN

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Way to loud for conversation.
  7. MD

    MarkD

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a Savannah staple,… is someone born and raised in Savannah I can promise you a very original Savannah experience in every sense of the word.
  8. N

    Niahb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had Crystal as a server for our party of 8. Service was not top tier as I thought it would be. I had a reservation for 8:30 which the restaurant let me book, but no one; not even a manager told me that the kitchen closes around the same time as our arrival!!!! My guests do not and would not allow any cold food due to CRYSTAL telling us that the kitchen closes “soon”. She also stated to me that if my party was with 10 people I would have to have my credit card ready become if my guests did not show then my card would be charged but here’s the thing when I called the restaurant I spoke with a man who let me book my table with more people without a problem, so in all honesty we felt as if CRYSTAL did not want us there.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Food was amazing and service was exceptional!
  10. p

    pattym

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. Interior is interesting.
  11. A

    Annette

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My husband and I love the ambience with the rustic interior. The waitress was very attentive. We had to send back the steak because it was undercooked but that is our only complaint. Love the location
  12. j

    jamesr

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Our main goal was to have some excellent shrimp and grits. They were not even OK. Tiny little shrimp, with the tails on swimming in that funky gravy. Just horrible. Even their signature, famous she crab soup was a floury, heavy, porridge. Go to VIC ‘s instead.
  13. SP

    SPVA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Very neat old place that hasn’t changed in years. Food was mediocre. Shrimp cocktail gave 5 little shrimp for $10. She crab soup was better at other restaurants. Felt like a lot of cheap filler food with the meal. Instant type mashed potatoes. Our waiter was scattered taking food to the wrong tables. It was just okay.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love to send people to Boar’s head (from which hotel I’m working at for the day) and I always hear great reviews. I’m gluten-free and felt very comfortable eating the shrimp and grits.
  15. AK

    AmberK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good meal and experience at Boar's Head Grill and Tavern. Ambience was great and our server was very friendly and attentive.
  16. m

    maryh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    good food and nice atmosphere. really enjoyed the evening.
  17. T

    Texan

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best shrimp and grits I have ever had. The waiter was wonderful and fun. Overall excellent.
  18. JL

    JonathanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! They have a wonderful environment and the server was very polite.
  19. KS

    KSSS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had drinks & appetizers. Small spinach salads, bacon shrimp & crab cakes. All was yummy. Will go back for dinner for sure!!
  20. FC

    FoodieChuck

    Columbus

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Decent pub fare. Food was good not memorable. Service was less than memorable. Our server appeared distracted, repeatedly forgetting parts of our order. Great location on River Street.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. They were able to accommodate us earlier than our reservations (which was fantastic as we were tired on our last evening here). Our food came very quickly and tasted great. Our server was one of the most friendly we've had in Savannah in the last week.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I know it is supposed to be historic but not the cleanliness. I found it very worn out and kitchen fryer was nasty. Our crab cake was cool and stingy with the bread, which was good. I will say the shrimp and grits were amazing. I enjoyed a cup of the she crab soup.
  23. v

    vfdjnk

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Service was slow but I think that was mostly due to our server. She appeared slower that the others, fortunately another server pitched in to help out.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in for a leisurely lunch and had some of the best shrimp n cheesey grits ever! Absolutely delicious!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about it excellent! Our cocktails were amazing, the food was excellent! The shrimp and grits were literally the best thing I ever ate! The server and Hostess were attentive and so kind! Could not ask for anything better
  26. SD

    StacyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service and setting along the River. My husband said best rib eye. Desserts were yummy too.
  27. F

    Fred

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food for a tourist location. A must stop for our visits to Savannah.
  28. TB

    TheBeefSupremacy

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the dang shrimp and grits or regret your life's choices! Steaks are great there, the appetizers are wonderful, I could eat 30 of the damned crab cakes, but I have already told you that you're eating the shrimp and grits! It's a big meal, so come hungry. Gouda cheese in the grits and a red bell pepper reduction in the Cajun sauce that surrounds your tender shrimp and you're sitting here reading this instead of eating it, aren't you? Do what I said and go get the shrimp and grits! Go on!
  29. MD

    MarkD

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants for dinner, and this was the first time I had lunch, I was a bit disappointed. They didn’t have a lunch menu, but after having an incredible lunch, this is going to be my go to place for my midday meals. excellent at Savannah tradition which keeps getting better!
  30. LC

    LucyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food! Weekday the place was packed for lunch
  31. B

    Bearshead

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic restaurant and building on river st. great cocktails and unique food items from southern to steaks. Awesome desserts too.
  32. B

    Beachbum

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious meal! Wonderful dining experience
  33. JM

    JenniferMK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal. The food, service and ambiance were perfect. We were in town visiting our SCAD college student with our other college student. Perfect place to connect for everyone
  34. L

    Lounan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken picata I've ever had. Staff is friendly and view/location is great.
  35. A

    Annon

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Just as reviewed previously. Fantastic food, good service, good ambiance. Def a place to go.
  36. BH

    BrendaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding! Chef Philip was so nice and the award winning chocolate bread pudding is to die for! Will definitely be back next time I'm in Savannah!
  37. JA

    JAWZ79

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and feel of the place. Food was good and flavorful. Would go back again. Steak was tender with good flavor. Grilled bacon wrapped shrimp was amazing and I highly recommend it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food was very good!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual. Crystal was great!
  40. PB

    PaulB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Server was personable and efficient. Reasonable noise level that helped make dinner enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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 1841 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 29 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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