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The Best Restaurants in Savannah, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

Savannah, Georgia: the picturesque city in the American south draws tourists from all over to its manicured parks, antebellum architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The best restaurants in Savannah carry on the city's rich heritage, whether that means a charming eatery housed inside a colonial-era property with glorious river views or kitchens that elevate the bounty of the local farms and waterways. The best restaurants in Savannah highlight classic dishes of Lowcountry cuisine like shrimp and grits, Lowcountry boil, she-crab soup, or hoppin' John. But where do the smartest, savviest foodies dine? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We compiled data from thousands of restaurants to determine the top spots among our most seasoned diners. Book a table today at one of the best restaurants in Savannah.

Restaurants:700 Drayton at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar, Collins Quarter
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Savannah
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700 Drayton at The Mansion on Forsyth Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Savannah
1,951 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
The upscale new American cuisine at 700 Drayton at The Mansion on Forsyth Park fits with the sophistication of its venue in the historic district. The striking dining room featuresRead more
89% recommended
Romantic in Savannah

Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Savannah
711 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
Pacci Italian Kitchen and Bar is inside the Kimpton Brice Hotel in the historic district, a stone’s throw from Washington Square. The restaurant’s rustic farmhouse-chic décor, withRead more
Great for Brunch in Savannah

Collins Quarter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Savannah
601 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Savannah’s coffee aficionados have long recognized Collins Quarter as one of the best restaurants in Savannah for its coffee shop-meets-wine bar-meets-restaurant concept, which is Read more
90% recommended
Hot Spot in Savannah
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The Emporium-Savannah

$$$$·American·
Savannah
458 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
The Emporium, a French-inspired brasserie in the historic district’s Perry Lane Hotel, is a restaurant and wine market designed to showcase local artisanal products. The kitchen isRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Savannah

Husk - Savannah

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
1,818 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Husk's owner, the acclaimed chef Sean Brock, opened his Savannah location in 2018, building upon the reputation of its popular predecessors Nashville and Greenville. The outstandinRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Savannah

1540 Room

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
283 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
One of the best restaurants in Savannah, 1540 Room is a fine, farm-to-table eatery inside the circa-1890 DeSoto building in the historic district. Its sophisticated contemporary cuRead more
100% recommended
Best Service in Savannah
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Prohibition- Savannah

$$$$·American·
Savannah
642 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
Prohibition takes inspiration for its vintage décor and heady cocktails from an old-time speakeasy, and its cuisine is an intriguing blend of elevated street food, soul food and soRead more
90% recommended

Rocks on the River at the Bohemian Hotel - Savannah

$$$$·American·
Savannah
1,161 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
Rocks on the River at the Bohemian Hotel boasts panoramic river views and a sophisticated venue decked out in marble and dark wood with bold red accents. Its rooftop bar area, whicRead more
Great for Brunch in Savannah

39 Rue de Jean - Savannah

$$$$·French·
Savannah
838 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
39 Rue de Jean is a Parisian-inspired bistro inside the Embassy Suites in downtown Savannah. Just like the original restaurant in Charleston, the restaurant presents French bistro Read more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Savannah

The Fitzroy

$$$$·American·
Savannah
194 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Anthony Debreceny, who also owns The Collins Quarter and The Deck on Tybee Island, draws on his Australian home land as inspiration for The Fitzroy’s elevated pub-style cuisine. HiRead more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Savannah

Noble Fare

$$$$·French American·
Savannah
853 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
Husband-and-wife team Patrick and Jenny McNamara run one of the best restaurants in Savannah for a romantic meal, Noble Fare at the corner of Jefferson and Harris streets downtownRead more
83% recommended
Best Food in Savannah
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Local 11ten Food & Wine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Savannah
2,106 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Local 11ten Food and Wine occupies a restored 1950s-era bank in historic downtown Savannah, a stunning location just south of Forsyth Park. The menu of sustainably sourced, market-Read more
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in Savannah

The Olde Pink House Restaurant

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
15,532 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Lonely Planet calls The Olde Pink House Restaurant “one of Savannah’s most consistently great restaurants.” Its stunning venue is a 1771 mansion in the historic district with the dRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Savannah
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Alligator Soul

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Savannah
3,815 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Alligator Soul is an elegant and romantic farm-to-table restaurant in the basement of Colonial-era grain warehouse in the historic district. Its focus is on organic, natural, localRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Savannah

Elizabeth on 37th

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Savannah
3,980 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Elizabeth on 37th, which occupies a circa-1900 mansion on Thomas Square, has impressed Savannah’s critics, locals and visitors alike since 1981. Its chefs focus on coastal seafood Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Savannah

Vic's on the River

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
6,961 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Vic’s on the River is one of the best restaurants in Savannah for refined southern cuisine with glorious views. The five-story brick building, a beautifully renovated former warehoRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Savannah

a.Lure Savannah

$$$$·Low Country·
Savannah
2,105 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
A historic district charmer, a.Lure Savannah presents contemporary versions of classic southern cuisine in its rustic-meets-modern setting. The farm-to-fork restaurant focuses on fRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Savannah

Circa 1875

$$$$·French·
Savannah
2,011 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Circa 1875 Savannah takes equal inspiration from casual pubs and fine French bistros, presenting a casual vibe in its bar area and a more formal setting in its restaurant dining roRead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Savannah

17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Savannah
2,452 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
One of the oldest restaurants and inns in Savannah, 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant takes guests back in time to the year of the city’s founding. The property combines three early-1Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Savannah

Savannah Spirits Kitchen - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Savannah
189 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Savannah Spirits Chop House, which includes a craft distillery as well as one of the best restaurants in Savannah inside its three-story late-1800s building, sits at the corner of Read more
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