The Pirates' House

4.4
6180 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 6180 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and hospitality would definitely recommend

CM
CMZyogi
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at the restaurant on 1/16 based on a tour guide's recommendation. Brought my 2 kids, 15 and 13. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Make sure to ask for the corn muffins and biscuits, they are divine. My son had the fried seafood platter, my daughter had a wedge salad and I had the famous fried chicken. All were outstanding. Very cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The amazing thing about this place is the history! Please Visit the Oldest building in the city of Georgia

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The menu did not match what was online. The food had no flavor an the service was poor and the waiter was not attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and interesting history for the building. The food was pricey for what we received.

MC
MichelleC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant! Went there for my birthday dinner and was greeted with a glass of champagne! Dinner was SO delicious! I highly recommend the salmon!! Can't wait to go back again!!

JD
vipJimD
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service.

RM
vipRabeccaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute decision as we got into Savannah a little later than planned. The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel. Everyone was friendly and the food was excellent. The old building was full of interesting quirks and rooms. It was so much fun exploring the restaurant after we ate.

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vipFoodieMike
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bartender was great! She made an outstanding Manhattan. Fun to talk to.

The restaurant is historic and feels like a seafood restaurant should.

The server was very nice but seemed to rush us.

My wife loved the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese.

My shrimp and grits just may be the best anywhere.

Overall a really nice experience

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The entree was very sub-par. The dessert was great. Service was good. We sat near the tunnel and it was COLD. I probably will never eat there again honestly.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The pirate tunnels were very interesting but made the restaurant quite cool. We needed to keep our jackets on. The gumbo was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was incredible and the food was delicious!!

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Craig
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wait staff, perfect location for where I stayed, and amazing history of the building.

LW
LindaW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was speedy and friendly. We were disappointed that the gift shop was not open.

MJ
vipMJM814
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

JS
JulioS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service in a historic building in Savannah, GA

CB
CBat
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I wanted to love this place. It was just not what I had pictured in my mind. The food was ok. Nothing really special. The chicken was good. But I had the pecan sauce on the side and I didn’t care for it. I’m thankful the chicken wasn’t drenched in it. The prices are very high. Which is fine if the meal is amazing. But it was just ok so I felt I could have spent that money better elsewhere. Other than the store upstairs and the kids menu I don’t think I saw anything piratey. Our server was great. And the food was cooked well. $90 for two adults and a 4 year old seemed a bit steep for a kids hamburger and fries, a steak with mashed potatoes and half a fried chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes. I don’t think I would go back. But that chicken was good. I would say better than the lady and sons.

JA
gsuJAG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp! Never a bad meal when we visit!!

JH
JackH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Food was outstanding and Tom our server was very friendly and prompt. Atmosphere was quiet and interesting as the history is posted in different places around the establishment.

MM
MelodieM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We were impressed with the food. Loved the chicken and the onion rings are amazing! The best part were the pulled pork rolls!! Love it!!

KG
KristinG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service wasn’t great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch buffet has a great variety of southern food. They are consistent with savory and delicious food.

GC
vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great history, wonderful server, great food- you can’t ask for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoy going to the pirate house. Some of the food can be greasy so if you have sensitive palate watch out and stay away from anything fried like the calamari. The ambiance is great.

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Deborah
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They had the best shrimp and grits we had while in Savannah. The service was really slow. The hubs had the pork tenderloin and enjoyed it. Overall a good meal just pricey and don’t come if you are starving!

JP
JenniferP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was incredible! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting Savannah restaurant recommended by family.

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location and ambience. Great value for the lunch buffet. I would have liked to see a label as to what each food item was. The rolls and cornbread are amazing! Great waitress too!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Kids loved the environment. All around great experience

DM
DawnM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal while in Savannah. Loved the she crab soup. The shrimp pasta was amazing too! Super friendly staff and great service.

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place to bring the family. I wish the tunnels were open or that there was a tour. The food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and service, very professional and a lovely place, food is excellent, we love it.

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Milbau
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you are seeking a dining experience in an authentically historical setting, then The Pirates' House definitely meets expectations. The ambiance reflects a tourist-driven vibe which diminishes the overall charm of the restaurant. The service was efficient, although our server was robotic, reciting the same spiel to every table and clearly disinterested in engaging with any of the diners. We were hoping the food would elevate our overall experience, but it was merely average. While I was generally pleased with the quality of the seafood platter, my companion was very disappointed with the ahi tuna. For those visiting Savannah for the first time, The Pirates' House could be an enjoyable destination for a meal. However, if you desire cuisine in a quiet intimate setting, this is not the place.

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jimmys
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, drinks, and our server was excellent.

JV
JeffreyV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kids had a blast eating and then walking thru the old house. Definitely a great place to stop and eat when visiting the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not much for those who like to eat light. I used to go here frequently in the mid to late 1970s and remember a much larger menu. We enjoyed the historic setting, but wanted a more exciting me.

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Richo
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Hostess staff was outright rude. We checked in early for dinner and had to wait. Another hostess took over seating and tried to seat us in the bar. This was at 4pm for dinner, so it was not yet full. The hostess walked us to the bar and tried to seat us. I explained that I had made a reservation several weeks in advance and did not want to sit in the bar. Her response was; Then you’re just gonna have to wait. We sat up by the hostess stand and this hostess told another one that I didn’t want to eat in the bar. Her response was; We’ll just stick them in the back somewhere. We said nothing and a few minutes later, they called to us by a different name. I again explained that I had made a reservation several weeks before and told her my name. Her response was; Oh, we mixed you up with someone else. Not sure why this should make any difference, based on how rude these 2 people were. We come to the Pirate House every time we come to Savannah, but after this experience, it may very well be our last....

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The Pirates' House is rated 4.4 stars by 6180 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.