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Savanna, Gulf Shores, AL

Savanna

4.6
4.6
129 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Savanna is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering American cuisine in a family friendly environment. We boast fresh, local ingredients, quality service, and live music. Our hand-crafted menu features great steaks, lamb, risotto, and seafood. A little off the beaten path, escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere.

Savanna is open for Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (251) 256-7007
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

Offers

  • $3 House Wine Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy $3 House Wine all day every Tuesday!

    $3 House Wine Tuesday Photo

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Great for brunch

  • Mobile

    Innovative

  • Mobile

    Good for groups

  • Mobile

    Hot spot

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mobile

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mobile

    Lively

  • Orange Beach / Gulf Shores

    Most Booked

129 Reviews
  1. MichaelD

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always they did not disappoint. Wife had the goat cheese and lamb lollipops. I had the salmon. Both were delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive.

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  2. LarryM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch on the outdoor patio. Food was very good and a good value compared to other like restaurants in the area. A delightful guitarist made the outside dining even more relaxing. Service was a little slow but it was obvious the servers were working their tails off. But overall a very good experience and will definitely return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice experience. The menu options seemed somewhat limited but our selections were excellent. The lamb "lollipops" & my scallops were delicious, very well prepared. Service was a little slow @ times but they had a substitute server & a big party @ the same time. I was disappointed that they ran out of the dessert option I wanted (only had one other available, not to my taste) & that seemed like poor planning since we were there fairly early in the evening (6:00 PM reservation).

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  4. TravelingGolfersHH

    Alabama

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely PERFECT dinner!! The menu is so good that we had a hard time choosing. Everything was wonderful. Fabulous wine list….beautiful setting…great service. Can’t wait to come back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere were great. Our waiter was outstanding.

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  6. stutenn

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal and excellent service. Lots of food for the money. We would definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great food and drinks and a friendly staff.
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you for the review and your support! We hope to see you again soon!

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  8. KathleenP

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, love “ Wine Tuesday”….fish and chips lacking in “ preparation” and taste . Beef sandwich….so-so
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience Kathleen! Sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations on the fish and chips nor roast beef sandwich. We would love to have you give us another chance to wow you with not only our service, but with our food as well!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was somewhat limited for lunch but found a few options that worked. Fish and chips was enjoyed by my husband, pizza by my sister and I had the chicken club. Food was hot and fresh. Server Frank was quite good and made fresh decaf for our table. Decided to try dessert (one piece to share) vanilla cake with chocolate drizzle but unfortunately was disappointing as it was tasteless/bland.
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you for coming out to support us and taking the time to write a review! We are sad we missed the mark with your dessert and have taken steps to remedy that recipe. We hope you come back again soon!

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  10. peggyc

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Sunset Cork Room. Hope the new location and name works out for them. Happy to see them back.
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you for your support Peggy! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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  11. CarolynP

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best food and service. Loved it. ❤️❤️
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    So glad to have been of service to you Carolyn. Hope to have you back again soon!

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  12. Memphis

    Memphis/West TN

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Easter Brunch was a buffet with omelette to order. We. Had booked the restaurant because we heard brunch menu was so good. Guess it was a buffet due to the holiday. Food was okay but nothing great. We will give it another try when not a holiday weekend.
    SavannaResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you for coming out and supporting us, Memphis. We appreciate you taking time to write a review. We apologize we did not better communicate that there would be a brunch buffet for Easter. We do hope to have you back again soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    no complaints here!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, speedy service, and very unique atmosphere with the zoo animals in the background 

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  15. Travelingduo

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Desserts were delicious as well. Our favorite restaurant when we visit Gulf Shores!

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  16. RobertF

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food ,nice place, great service. Will be going back

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  17. Lisa

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I found this to be a hidden gem in Gulf Shores! Service, food, atmosphere all top notch.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since the restaurant is located within a zoo area. Additional signage would be a good idea

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  19. Elaine

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were surprised to find the restaurant virtually empty on VAlentine's Day. Lots of people at the zoo but not eating I guess. The food was good, as was the wine although they had to s earch for a bottle of it.

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  20. JohnK

    Mobile

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lisa's performance makes the evening complete. Savanna continues to be one of our favorite restaurants.

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  21. CRRW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent service good but not awesome. Pricing fair and the brunch menu different but excellent.

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  22. Bengalguy

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great. The evening was very nosily even thought there were only a limited number of people dining. It would be nice to be able to dine with with more music options . We enjoy the efforts od the staff and fine the wine dinners to be great.

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  23. GilbertR

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Could have been warmer, taste was great, salad great

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Casual atmosphere. Good entertainment. Excellent value.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us celebrated a birthday dinner on a Tuesday night with live music and $3 house wines. The food was fabulous and service was great. We had lamb, chicken Marsala, a mushroom pasta with grilled shrimp, a Waldorf salad, plus a red pepper with bread appetizer. We had a complimentary bread pudding for dessert which was wonderful. This was one of the best meals we’ve had since arriving the end of December. We will return!

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  26. DianeS

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Love music with Lisa on Tuesdays. Excellent service.

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  27. 10ecgal

    E. Tennessee

    84 reviews

    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were intrigued after viewing the menu on Open Table. We later found the menu on the website; not the same. The restaurant was not easy to find (there were a couple of small signs but as it was getting dark, they were easy to miss). Our GPS showed we had arrived but the building wasn’t in sight. We turned into the zoo entrance and noticed a few cars at the end of the road and headed that direction. We parked and fortunately were able to follow a couple of folks to the restaurant. The ‘restaurant sign’ on the building was a different name. Having reservations, we were promptly seated. Not sure who our server was. The young lady that seated us also took our order. There were a few other folks there. We waited for our meals. We saw a couple of dishes sitting on the pass for over 4 minutes then brought to us. We both got the chicken Marsala. It had a good flavor. The chicken was tender. The accompanying potatoes needed a couple more minutes to cook as they weren’t consistently tender. The green beans were flavorful. I ran out of water and the server working a different table refilled my glass. The meal was a change we needed after a month of eating primarily seafood and burgers. Give it a try.

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  28. Joeb

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the place to go for us. Love the friendliness, quality of food and drink and listening to Lisa Christian sing and play! We love this restaurant.

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  29. DavidW

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Somewhat limited traditional breakfast food choices, but the menu is delightfully different. Service is excellent. Hardwood booth seating (w/o cushioning) a bit taxing on an old tush; however, we'll certainly be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Food was delicious! Music did not start until 11am. Will def be back.

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  31. CharlieK

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a very affordable price. Loved the look so very Safari feel

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  32. PeterS

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is quite spendy compared to other area restaurants. I got the cheapest item of a Cheeseburger and fries for $14. The food was ok but not award winning. The drinks were a good Thursday special of $3 well drinks. They were small but good for the cost. Music was also good. Jut difficult to hear from all the guests talking.

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  33. TerryA

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once we got to the restaurant, it was great experience. You need better institutions online about where Savanna is located and how to get there.
    SavannaResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We will communicate this with our team and address directions. Thank you for joining us!

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  34. IJBB

    Chile

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to enjoy our meal. Unfortunately our server was preoccupied frequently, we didn’t receive two of our courses, one of the people in my party had the coq au vin. The first time it was brought out COLD, second time it didn’t seem to be thoroughly cooked. We were willing to be chill about this until the chef came out to SCOLD and inform us like we were children. He explained the chicken was properly cooked and offered for us to take home a Beef Wellington. No apology. $390 meal before tip.
    SavannaResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will communicate this with our team. We assure you this is not our standard, and we sincerely apologize. We hope you will dine with us again and give us another opportunity to provide the excellent service and cuisine we know we can deliver. It was wonderful to have you join us, and we look forward to another opportunity to provide an outstanding dining experience.

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  35. DavidS

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service needs to improve. I realize New Years eve is a difficult time for a restaurant. We were in restaurant for 2 hours 35 minutes. Servers tried to serve us 2 salads. ThT must have thrown it off because there was a long wait for our main dish. Musicians were good, but as the night went on they got louder and louder. I suspect they were drinking, but not sure. We will go back, hopefully they learned from this experience.
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will communicate this with our team and the talent, and we apologize for any inconvenience. It was wonderful to have you join us on New Year's Eve and we look forward to another opportunity to provide an outstanding dining experience.

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  36. Stella

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here. It's our new favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores.
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are honored to be your favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores. We look forward to having you back!

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  37. SophiaB

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I recommend the Savannah. Friendly, food was really good. They were out of a few menu items I would have liked, but good for them that they have been busy enough to run out. Prices were great!
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your understanding and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our service and cuisine. We hope to see you back soon!

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  38. Susan

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was friendly but slow, and my Chicken Marsala was delicious but quite small. As for my husband's salmon...bland, a bit burned and also small. It appeared as though they are trying to present the venue as an upscale restaurant, but it isn't. Curiosity satisfied.
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We assure you that is not our standard, and we look forward to another opportunity to provide an outstanding dining experience we know we can deliver.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing as always! We order the lamb lollipops every time and are never disappointed. I had the beef burgundy for the first time and it was amazing!
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team! Lamb lollipops are always a house favorite. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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  40. STEPHENB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice, relaxing ambiance. The food was excellent. We both decided on a pasta for dinner. Hot, very tasty and excellent proportions. We will be a repeat customer. A hidden gem on the Alabama gulf coast!
    SavannaResponded on January 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you both enjoyed our pasta dishes. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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FAQs

Savanna is rated 4.6 stars by 129 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 3 times today
Google Map for Savanna

20499 Oak Rd E, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gulf Shores
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
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