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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Good for a Date (16)
Scenic View (14)
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Special Occasion (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great Beer (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The she crab soup was a thick lukewarm paste. Our entrees were also lukewarm and rather pricey. You are paying for a view of the river, if you can get a table near the window.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service. Would definitely go back

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, service and plenty of room. Met old friends and it was quite enough to talk without shouting. Haven't been there for a while, but will be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a group of 6...showed up 20 minutes before our reservation time and waited an hour for our food. When the food began to arrive at the table there were entrees that were cooked wrong and most of it was cold or warm. Food was far too expensive for the quality. Upon receiving our checks, each member in our group was allowed to pick a free desert. We will not be going back and will not recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good, service was great, ambiance was ok. Would come back

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here specifically for the She Crab soup. While that was disgusting, my husband had a burger that was really good. It was cooked to order and delicious.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Steak was great, garlic mashed potatoes were bland. Noise level was very high.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a neat place. Very friendly staff and the food was delish! I got the fried shrimp and was a little worried it would be greasy. Not at all! I’ll definitely be back! My friend ordered the vegetable pasta and was able to make substitutions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The best she crab soup we had in Charleston. The shrimp and grits were creamy and full of flavor. Great ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were seated immediately upon arrival, at a prime window table. Our server took our drinks order and they arrived in minutes. She helped us with a couple of questions about the menu. Food arrived promptly, nicely presented and plentiful. The server was discreet throughout, topping up water and refreshing drinks without being intrusive. Dessert portions were just the right size, satisfying without gorging. A great evening and a restaurant we will definitely revisit on a future visit to Savannah

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was amazing. It was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great ambiance and good food. Right on River Street. Try to get a window seat overlooking the River.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing place owned and operated by on-site husband/wife owners with delicious food and drinks. One of Savannah's best for all occasions from casual to semi-formal. Beautiful view, great bar and friendly staff. Highly recommend to locals and tourists. 30 Year Savannah citizen from Va Beach.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really enjoyable meal. Casual, relaxed service accompanied an unhurried, leisurely dinner. The crab cakes are really good, as is the she-crab soup and shrimp and grits. A great option on River Street.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

On vacation in Savannah and we tried Boar’s Head on a recommendation. Food and service was great. The building is very interesting and historic like a lot of Savannah.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Historic building on the waterfront. Table with a view was ready when we arrived. Friendly staff. Food was awesome. I had the crab stuff tilapia. Cream brûlée for desert. All was made to perfection. Our waiter answered questions about the building and shared some historical facts with us. Truly a spectacular evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time visiting Savannah, and we are so thrilled to have dined at Boars Head Grill--the room itself was cozy, and we were seated at one of the windows overlooking the river and watched ships pass by; our server Austin was excellent--personable with a perfect sense of timing. The food was excellent--my wife enjoyed the famous she-crab soup and a perfectly cooked ribeye steak; I savored the oysters Rockefeller and shrimp and grits--a spectacular dish that really hit the spot--All in all a lovely evening we will not soon forget. And don't miss cocktails on the roof of the Bohemian Hotel-a great start or end to a lovely evening!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best Ribeye I've ever eaten. My guest had the filet mignon and loved it as well. But after eating a piece of Ribeye...she liked mine better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best meal in Savannah! We ordered the filet and pork chop. Both entrees were amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Reasonably priced, nice menu selection, very good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our waiter Patrick was knowledgeable about the area and very attentive to our needs. If in Savanah again we would defiantly go back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We've eaten here before. My she-crab soup and fried shrimp were excellent. My wife, however, had a salad with shrimp that she thought very bland. The manager stopped by to ask how our dinner turned out. I told him about her salad and he immediately took it back and added enough spice to make it good.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I came to Boars Head to celebrate our 45th anniversary. They did not disappoint. The entire staff from the Maitre'd to the bartenders ensured that we had a memorable evening. The food was absolutely delicious. Our server, Auston, was very knowledgeable of the menu items and wine list and lead us though a wonderful culinary experience. Thank you Boars Head and we are looking forward to dining with you again.
Fred

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This unassuming bar/restaurant serves some of the best dishes in Savannah. It’s not nearly as fancy as some of the other noted Savannah restaurants but the food may actually be superior. We had the bbq shrimp which was great and I had a steak that was perfectly cooked and delicious. If I found my way back to Savannah this is the restaurant that I would look forward to revisit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Celebrated my birthday there, and the food was wonderful! The service, staff and the ambiance was just what I was looking for. Plus, I got a free birthday dessert to take home with me. Will be going back!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Absolutely the best meal we have had in a very long time. The shrimp & grits are plate licking good. That dish is a favorite of mine ... now I can't order it anywhere else. Sharon's steak & BBQ shrimp were perfect. Steak was perfectly cooked and very flavorful and the shrimp was delicious with a wonderful peach BBQ sauce. Our server Joe provided very professional friendly service. I wish we didn't live so far away, we would be regulars. YES, By all means have dinner at The Boars Head. You will love it!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, they had snow peas as a seasonal side option and they were delicious. The filet was cooked perfectly and tasted great, they do give a choice of sauces they put on the side of it if you want, but they were not needed. Their wine list was solid, good selections but not huge. The she crab soup was quite tasty. There is some view of the water front through a few windows, it really depends on where you get seated. A prior review had mentioned Maine lobster was an option, but that is incorrect. The chocolate bread pudding was divine! My husband loved his creme brulee.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We are on vacation in Savannah and decided to have dinner here. The food was good but nothing amazing. The server and service was good. Everyone was very friendly. I ordered the fried shrimp and my husband ordered the stuffed tilapia. Again both good but in a foodie town there has to be better. Ambiance was as to be expected based on its location on River Street.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Overall great experience. The open table app worked well even though our time and headcount changed several times in the days leading up to our visit. Service was solid, with a friendly and helpful staff, and everyone enjoyed their meals. Even though the restaurant was busy on a holiday weekend, the noise level did not ever get bad and we had a great evening catching up with family. I rarely give 5 stars, but this was close, and everything about our meal was great!

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Greatest shrimp and grits ever. Loved everything we had. Ms Austin was very attentive and was able to answer every question we asked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Was there Saturday night. Got there at 7:00 and wasn't busy at all. By 7:30 it was busy and we were glad we made reservation through OT. We wanted to share the bouillabaisse and the shrimp and grits. Our server suggested we have them as two courses with the bouillabaisse being the first course because it's lighter. Great idea. Both were delicious. A table near the window allowed us to watch the ships passing. It's kind of a rustic restaurant but fun & lively.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Was in Savannah for a couple of days with friends from South Florida and found Boar's Head grill on yelp. Had mixed reviews but, for us, was a very pleasant evening. Will was our server and was awesome. First time there and he explained some of the history of Boar's Head, worth going there just for that! Everyone enjoyed all that was ordered from appetizers to entree's not one complaint. Will visit again on our next visit to Savannah!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The waitress was about 3-4 minutes arriving at the table, and without water. We ordered a cocktail that took 8 minutes to arrive, after I hailed her and reminded her "We are backed up at the bar". Well - OK, but a drink? Then we ordered appetizer which came quickly and was OK. The "killer" tomatoes were ordinary. The entree? Well that was another more than 25 minutes, after which time the waitress asked if she could give us a free cup of soup "on me". I'm not getting food paid for by the waitress!!! The food is OK, but nothing there was worth waiting for over 40 minutes for service. Atmosphere is a C-, just a dark room with old heavy furniture and an open kitchen. There are better choices in Savannah.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our server was very good. Explained the menu and specials in detail and he was very professional and friendly. The atmosphere is very casual as it has been around along time. It's on the waterfront so good location to walk before or after dinner. The food was ok.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great filet mignon, prompt courteous service, a little pricy, but a great river view.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great r staurant. Perfect location. Best Shrimp and Grits I've ever had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice place, seated fast, good service, good food.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Made a last minute reservation and was thrilled with our choice. Perfect location along the waterfront in a super old cotton warehouse. Shrimp and grits were AMAZING!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food with fun, friendly and attentive staff. Good ambiance. On the waterfront with historic tavern like building.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

First visit to Savannah and first visit to Boar's Head. Service was prompt and friendly. Our server, Michael was calm, thorough and accommodating. A couple of other staff members - maybe managers or owners - casually checked-in with us at different times. Both seemed very genuine and concerned that everyone who enters their restaurant should be treated with the utmost care. I am very picky about how my cocktails are made and Michael took the time to right down the details of my request without blinking an eye. Then the bartender executed the drink perfectly! Kudos to both of them for NOT having the all too often "know-it-all" hospitality demeanor. I look forward to returning to Boar's Head one day!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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