Boar's Head Grill and Tavern

4.5
1222 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1222 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFood4us
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner while in town fo my son’s graduation. Food was tasty. Service was perfect. Thank you.

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TomH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome team of servers, hosts and cooks! The bouillabaisse was the best I have ever had. Outstanding!

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KeithB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Jade
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. It’s made fresh to order, so does take a moment. I would definitely recommend ordering an appetizer and a drink. But the food was worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College Graduation and Mothers Day weekend

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LeeT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate at Boar's Head Restaurant May 7th for Dinner. We had later reservations but there was not problem with getting seated early. We ate at different restaurants each meal during our four day stay and found Boar's Head to be near the top of the list. I had the Stuffed Shrimp and my wife had a Filet. The variety of menu items was very good and the number of Gluten Free options was also good since my wife must eat Gluten Free. The stuffed Shrimp was tasty and cooked with a good flavor and the filet was very tender and juicy. The place was hopping and almost full so noise was on the higher side but not a problem at all. The kitchen was visible from out table and was equally hopping with the quality control person notably checking each entre for it being correct before it went out. I would highly recommend this restaurant for quality of food and attention to detail.

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WalterP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our service was very good. Each of our main dishes was very good. Shrimp and grits was out of this world. The fried green tomatoes was just Ok.

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vipWoozle
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was fabulous, as always. Service was negligent.

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vipAnnS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Savannah on our way home from Florida and for the second time we visited Boars Head. Delish! We had fried shrimp and Shrimp and Grits! Loved it.

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LorettaS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience and dinner at the Boars Head Tavern was awesome. It started with the maitre d' who was so friendly and welcoming, who later rounded on us to see how we were doing and enjoying our food. Our server, Sharon was awesome! She was so happy and totally interested in our dining experience. The food was unbelievable. We started with the she crab soup, and the bacon wrapped barbecue shrimp over this delicious cole slaw. The best was the entree of shrimp and grits. The flavor was unbelievable. We have lived in New Orleans and this shrimp and grits was better than we ever had there.!

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DeuxIt
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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ChristinaH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and attentive. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back in the future.

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Nestkeeper
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sadly it seems to be the way of restaurants in Savannah that no one answers the phone when you call nor if you text or email. That was the case with Boars Head Grill. This restaurant was recommended to us by our bnb where we stayed. Because I grew up in the hotel and restaurant business, I have a high standard that I set the bar as far as quality. As much as I really wanted to give a glowing rating, I can't. We did try the fried green tomatoes and was expecting great flavor. It wouldn't surprise me if these were actually ordered frozen. The presentation was lovely, the overall taste was disappointing. Like I said, I do have a high standard. The chicken piccata was spot on, light with nice mushrooms to the recipe. Would definitely order it again.

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FoodLover
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection, friendly service, yummy food and fun ambiance!

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none
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch. Was very disappointed with the very limited menu.

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PamelaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very attentive waitress. Would definitely recommend for a delicious meal.

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Nanny
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boar’s Head is our twice a year stop in Savannah as we travel back and forth from Florida to New York. The chef makes the best shrimp and grits I have ever had and he varies his recipe often. This last time he made a cream sauce with red pepper slices and thinly sliced sausage. It was delicious. Two months ago, the sauce was more of a ham gravy, equally delicious. Housed in an old tavern on River Street, the ambience is authentic. It can get a little noisy when full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service from the staff!

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JerryS
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You won't be disappointed. The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had and the service was outstanding. We were a party of 4 and everyone raved about their meal.

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BeBop57
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My filet was cooked to perfection and the BBQ shrimp was so good! Setting was good and the service was good but not worthy of 5 stars. Would definitely go there again though.

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johns
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Original reservation was for 9:15 pm, however restaurant was able to accommodate our party earlier at 8:15pm

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vipMilan1
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and a big thanks to Austin.

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NancyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was excellent. I would return in a heartbeat!

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vipMarkJ
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience in old style pub with great chicken salad crescant and she crab soup

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mai Mai. Breaded shrimp was great. Service was great also.

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Shay
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoint me. Love the lamb chops, cheese grits and shrimp and the salmon

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David
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The She Crab Soup was outstanding. Loved every spoonful! The stuffed shrimp was delicious too!
Totally enjoyed ourselves.

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Katrina
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing from start to finish! The host, waiter, food and ambiance was amazing!

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JLS1964
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and great service - nice place to go if staying on River Street.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible!! Staff are awesome as well!’

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CeeCee
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious flounder special. Food arrived very hot, which was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Service was great. Will definitely come back

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ToddW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was very good but the wait time for our meal was ridiculous. Others that had arrived after us got their food and finished before we ever received ours. The food was delicious though.

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BarryS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a trifecta. Location service and food. Fried shrimp was great. Service was even better. Recommend you try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually dined here while on vacation and absolutely loved everything about this place the old but clean strand our waitress she was awesome, the food was great we will definitely go back and retro any one wanting a great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent.

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vipHuettb
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

anywhere on the waterfront is going to be just ok, not great.

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EarlR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old tavern type of atmosphere.
Nothing fancy but very enjoyable. Staff was pleasant and friendly.
Highly recommended for a casual dinner in an informal restaurant

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DeniseD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal overlooking the water. Service was top notch.

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Gigi
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was great and the waitstaff very attentive. Decor was charmingly rustic.

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 4.5 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.