The Pirates' House

4.3
6679 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic restaurant. At the Pirates' House, our most precious treasure is the food. Situated in Trustees Garden, merely a scant block from the Savannah River, the Famous Pirates' House is the most historic spot in Georgia. The Herb House, erected in 1734, located inside the Pirates' House, is said to be the oldest house in Georgia. The Pirates' House first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers and fast became a meeting point for blood-thirsty pirates & sailors. Enthusiastically recommended by AAA, Food & Wine and Redbook.
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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place! Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stopped in Savannah for a night with our three kids on the way to Disney.

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Stillwell
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good but felt like selling merchandise was just as important.

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LawrenceN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was very nice. Service was prompt and friendly. Only problem was “open Table” had them booked so we ate late. Except they were not booked. Error on Open Table.

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JeffL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absofreakinlutely loved it, one of the best seafood platters I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the buffet and the drink in the skull head and you got to take it with you

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KimberlyV
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We loved how the menu looked and had been anticipating going for months. When we finally went, the decor was expected. The service was good, the food left a great deal to be desired. I got the corn fritter and Crab soup. The shrimp on top of the corn fritters was unseasoned and overcooked. The soup was ok. The snapper came with collard greens that were tasteless. The snapper itself was underwhelming. Highly disappointed. We won’t be back.

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vipP8530
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere!

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JIMH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening - food was exceptional 👌 enjoyable

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vipMGKMGK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food service and historic atmosphere. A must.

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vipDebbie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch, with no expectations. We were very pleasantly surprised at how good everything was! The soups were absolutely delicious and the homemade biscuits and cornbread were phenomenal. We are looking forward to going back!

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MrGWB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This isn't a restaurant, it's a factory. The service was so fast and "efficient" it was as if they wanted to serve you and clear the table asap for the next tourist. Biscuits and corn muffins served as opener. Biscuits were ok, the corn muffin was dry and inedible. I am spice sensitive so, based on waiters advice, order shrimp and grits. I admit for most people it would be mild, it was too much for me, but that's not the problem with this dish, the shrimp came with tails on (so I had to get my fingers into the sauce to peel the tails off the shrimp) and the shrimp were way overcooked. Wife had the she-crab soup and it was good, lot's of crab but flavor was just ok. The list of cocktails is, in a word, strange. This is not fine dining, it is tourist dining in an old building with no ambience at all. Nothing special about the food or the place. So many other really good places in Savannah, search one out.

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Nickatrax
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience with excellent food. Great historic ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Terry was excellent!

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cfountain
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service: Hostess and server was excellent
Good: Calamari, Santa Fe Shrimp, She Crab Soup, Salmon, bread
Not so good: Crab Dip (very little crab, very little flavor), Shrimp & Grits (SALTY)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. We had a small dinner party for a birthday. It's was an overall wonderful experience. The food was delicious.

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LalaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service, great history, very attentive. Buffet area was clean. Greens were excellent as was fried chicken. The fish was a huge miss. Overall, it was a decent experience with phenomenal service Sorry we forgot her name. We were there Sunday 1/16 at 12:45 pm She was tall, dark burgandyish hair. An overhaul of the gift shop is much needed. Make it more authentic, lest dollar store quality

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vipAliciaS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and service in a historic location! Lots of fun.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Really cool history and ambiance.

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Queen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My granddaughters 9th birthday

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napplen11
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great food and experience

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ElisabethW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic, and food was .. amazing. I expected basic fried seafood, not fine dining, and was pleasantly surprised. Absolutely worth going in the off season, and will be back for a ghost tour!

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CharlesJ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mediocre and drinks served in glasses that were dirty

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vipSean
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She crab soup and the shrimp and grits were amazing. Coming back again for the fried chicken!

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Hawk
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

She crab soup and both seafood entrees very good. Food came out fast. A little rushed. Server was not masked.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Too full for dessert but will definitely come again.

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MikeG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this dining experience. The history, food and atmosphere was a great addition to our family trip to Savannah. The crab dip and cakes were the best we’ve ever had! Parking was very accessible as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

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BakerAdventures
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the fried chicken... It was amazing!!! The atmosphere is really neat and we heard about this place from our tour guide!!! We will come back!!!

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Debb
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food! Love the history of the Pirates house!

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wrightsvil
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our reservation was for 5:15. We arrived 10 minutes early, and were shown to a table for two in a tiny room with two other tables for four. There was one table occupied by three, and when we came in, it was a bit awkward because you could hear every word spoken. They became very quiet which I’m positive impacted their dining experience as well as impacting ours due to lack of privacy. And, the room was cold!

We were not acknowledged for almost 15 minutes after being seated so first impressions were not good. However, once we were greeted, service became better through the rest of the evening.

We started with the crab dip, and that was very good. My husband ordered the ahi tuna, but that was not available. He then ordered the grouper, and the meal was prepared well. I ordered the shrimp and grits, and that too, was very good.

By the end of the evening, we were happy with the meal and the service, and would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the history!!! We had She Crab Bisque…. Excellent!!
Enjoyed the Shrimp & Grits.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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JeffL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great historical restaurant, very interesting interior. Big menu, big servings, especially of the fried chicken dinner plate - easy to share for 2. Great must for dinner - make reservations in advance!

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at the Pirate House. Thus is the second time I had to choose my second choice entree because they did not have the first choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We’ve been to the Pirates House many times in the past, and have always loved it. This time is was just ok. The service was great but the food was just ok. Not great, not anything special. We always try to make it a ‘must do’ stop on our trips but will probably try some place new next time.

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KyleC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and quick service. Our waiter was very attentive and personable.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Savannah! Great service and as far as the food and drinks, there is something for everyone. Perfect spot for families.

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TA777
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seems more like a family place, good place to take the kids.

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SherylD
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Savannah!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Honeymoon adventure

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The Pirates' House is rated 4.3 stars by 6679 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.