The Pirates' House

4.4
6102 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 6102 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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Nayli
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I expected a different environment inside. The food was good but not great for the price. Gift shop was simple. I expected more piracy decor or food related to the restaurant pirate theme. It’s good if you visit. Overall it was a nice experience.

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Lynnette
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - highly recommend the fried green tomatoes :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving meal

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ChristiH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but some of it was cold. Quick service

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MelissaB2018
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service Tom provided was excellent. He was attentive and personable. The food was very good. We will be back again.

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LVRocks
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving meal. Service was great!

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WayneD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael the server was excellent and the food was great.

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Lealea
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food an food was very good. I would go back again.

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LucianaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant visiting Charleston. Need to go.

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JohnH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken there is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Iris was superb. The buffet was brilliant southern soul food at its finest. The historic setting made this dining experience perfect! Five stars isn’t enough

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, service, vibe. But because there are little mini exhibits throughout the restaurant, people want to see them all, social distancing be damned. We were seated by a secret staircase and several families came over to see it, without asking us if it was okay or wearing their masks! And no guidance from the restaurant on seeing the exhibits in a socially distant way (wear your masks, stay 6 feet away from diners, etc)

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BonnieA
Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t eaten here in years. We had the buffet and the food was so good!

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ShawnO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Buffet was mediocre, especially for the price. Chicken was dry. Service was so so.

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BrettK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Best fried chicken I ever had. We always go to The Pirates' House when we are in Savannah.

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Misa
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal! Shrimp & grits was so good and picky kid loved their salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was excellent

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JDB8
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat experience, especially walking through the whole place. Food was good, server was quirky but well mannered. Reservation was placed several days before and we were seated a little earlier than the scheduled time, which was nice.

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michaelc
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good, wait staff was amazing. Food was tasty. Portion size was very good.

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Artman46
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food as always was excellent. Service was not up to expectations. Our waitress Susan rushed us through the meal and basically told us to leave after we were finished.Our meal took 30 miutes and we felt completely rushed. Never has this happened before. This should not turn people off because it is a great restauarant.

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KarenW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was very enjoyable. Our meals were very good and the ambience was great. We would definitely visit again, when we are in Savannah. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Lots of history in the tavern.

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Abundant good food with good friendly service. The prices are a bit high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great

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MartiB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Michael gave us excellent service! Too many guests roaming around our table to see the “Pirate House” made the experience less than perfect.

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vipChristineR
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch buffet was definitely worth the money

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vipSeven
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and Grits ever !!! Highly recommend and great for families

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HsinHui
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious of pecan fried chicken, service was great

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was okay but not special. Had fried shrimp and collards instead of fries and it was just okay. Bloody Pirate (Mary) was too salty and didn't taste like there was much vodka in it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Went on open table on Tuesday and made reservations for 8:45. We showed up a little early at 8:30 and they already had our table ready for us. The host told my wife happy birthday right off the bat from looking at the reservation. Our waitress was the epitome of the three Fs fast fun and friendly. The food was great. There was three of us and we got the lump crab cakes with boiled shrimp, pecan half chicken, and the baby back ribs. The prices are a little high but you get good generous portions. This will definitely be one of our special occasion restaurants loved this place.

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colleenc
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place... atmosphere is great food is amazing I would recommend their pecan crusted fried chicken

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AngieC
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Terry was exceptional!

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Cynth
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! The wait staff and the pirate host were very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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vipnurutas
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pirates House is exactly what you would expect of this sort of restaurant and they own it. They don’t pretend to be fine dining and it can be fun for a family with youngsters. The seafood linguine was good. The service good. I can now saw “been there, done that.” 3 1/2 stars

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JarrodL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was amazing!

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Caligirl72
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love eating at historic restaurants and this one did not disappoint. Our server was great and he gave us the history of the building. We were able to go through the greenhouse area and take a little tour of the building. The skull crusher drink is really good and the souvenir mug is worth the price. Our daughter was a little disappointed in the taste of her fish (it was pretty plain), but the vegetables and our other meals were great. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. We will definitely return next time we are in Savannah!

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at The Pirate's House! I'm glad we ate there!

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. We had a wonderful dinner and our server was exceptional.

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MacyF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Swash me bucklers, yar.

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MichaelG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would absolutely go back again. The food was incredibly good - I had the NY Strip steak with broccolini and potatoes. The value vs. price was also very good. You have to try the Chatham punch. Our server Ali was great and gave us all some good stories to take with us about the history of the "herb room" and a little boy named James that still causes mischief to this day. No doubt I will be back to explore the many other food options. They also have a nice bar and a gift store upstairs. Very close walking distance from our hotel, we stayed at the Homewood Suites by Hilton which is two blocks from the Pirates' House.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’m from Charleston,SC which is a sea port town therefore I know good seafood. Even though their she crab soup was a number one seller I don’t see how because to me it was the worst. Their was no actual crab in it and soup should be hot not lukewarm. Other than that everything was okay. They need to offer something else besides the French fries, because some people are watching their carb intake and a salad would be a better choice or coleslaw.

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The Pirates' House is rated 4.4 stars by 6102 OpenTable diners.

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