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The Pirates' House

4.3
4.3
7136 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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7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 233-5757

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Carter

  • Private party facilities

    Savannah’s famous Pirates’ House is located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia. Located only a scant block from the Savannah River, The Pirates’ House has been noted as a rendezvous for blood thirsty Pirates and Sailors from the Seven Seas.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Trickett: (866) 948-9823

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Cross street

    Bay St.

  • Parking details

    Ample onsite parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,136 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    American

  • Savannah

    Most Booked

  • Savannah

    Good for groups

  • Savannah

    Most Booked

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  1. CN

    CrystalN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have nothing but good things to say about the Pirates House. Great food, scenery, shopping and service.
  2. JK

    JanK

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Cool old building but for some reason we were seated in a really tiny room that had no character or ambiance at all even though there was plenty of room in the other dining areas that much nicer and well-lit. The food was just so-so. Would not re-visit.
  3. C

    Chakkuri

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was top notch. I highly recommend their award winning pecan topped fried chicken. Just be forewarned that the servings are HUGE. We were served four pieces of chicken each along with the sides and ended up taking half of it home. The calamari appetizer was very well prepared and tasty but in hindsight, we could have skipped it given the huge size of our main course as well as the bread basket of biscuits and cornbread which come complimentary with each dinner. We were lucky to be seat in the “Herb House” which was part of the original oldest house in Georgia. If you are ever in Savannah, hungry and enjoy pirate lore, check this place out!
  4. C

    Carrie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was okay, nothing great.
  5. SM

    StaceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always! I got the seafood platter and the oysters were seasoned perfectly and not fried hard! Waitress was so helpful and fast. Our reservations were for 7pm but sat us as soon as we walked in!! We sat in Anne booneys room. Was loud due to alllllll the young kids running around(4) I wish they had sat us orrrr families separately so we could have enjoyed our meal quietly with all the other older couples. Other than the noise.. Everything was AMAZING
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very cool history and atmosphere. Very kid friendly. The food was just really bad and underwhelming. Service was average.
  7. TF

    TennesseeFoodie

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the history, but way too dark to read a menu!
  8. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a charming, interesting place! Our waiter was superb, along with the food. We will definitely return!
  9. DK

    DianeK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic atmosphere, hearty food, good service. Fun to poke around and see the various piratey nooks and corners of history.
  10. L

    Lisa

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, phenomenal food, large portions, wonderful atmosphere and stories from our waiter about the property and its history. Highly recommended!
  11. AG

    AnnaG

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time and food at pirates house. Everyone was pleasant and accommodating . Ali our server was helpful with food recommendations and not pushy or insistent on what we should pick. She was attentive. We enjoyed dining in our little cozy room
  12. AO

    AntonioO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overpriced seafood platter. Paying to dine in the oldest building in Georgia.
  13. KB

    KatelynB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The hostess went to sit us and another screamed at her that that section was closed and she was taking a break. We got walked back to the stand to figure out another table. We finally got sat and it was a completely full room. Took 20 mins for the server to acknowledge us. Food was ok- not great.
  14. PW

    PamW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve visited in the past and were impressed at how really good the experience was .. the buffet was messy, containers empty and this trip the food was cold, the biscuit’s did not make it to our table until our meal was finished. Hopefully it was just a bad day.
  15. JD

    JosephD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have amazing staff and hope you appreciate them as much as we did. Everything was in style. The presentation was amazing. We loved the building been preserved in Original we think condition. We thank you all.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table for the Thanksgiving Buffet, we seated promptly and the service was outstanding. I definitely recommend dining there anytime you are in Savannah
  17. S

    Stewbob

    Central Texas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We were there for a special Thanksgiving buffet. Aside from the usual holiday items we also had some seafood selections. We were seated in the captains room. The food was good and it was a huge selection. While likely not the finest dining experience in Savannah, it was fun, historical and the food was solidly good. Best for families, I’d say.
  18. L

    Laika

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A pleasant Thanksgiving experience with a few glitches. The server Iris was wonderful. One of the most competent and attentive servers we have had in a long time. The first batch of baked oysters was great, but the second batch was served raw, without placing them under the broiler. I told a staff member and they left the raw oysters with the liquid topping sitting on the table for 30 minutes and I gave up. It was obvious that the raw oysters covered with a yellowish liquid guck were not how the final product should appear. I cannot imagine why anyone would take that tray out of the kitchen and place it on the the buffet table. The Harvest Salad was the surprise winner for tastiest and most original item on the buffet. The steamed chilled shrimp were perfect. The prime rib was beautiful, but the so-called carver cut it in very thin slices like a roast beef rather than a thicker -- as I asked -- prime rib style slice. When I said he did not follow my instructions to slice it thicker a third time, he replied that it "would be just as red." Of course it was still tasty, but did not have the same chewing texture experience since it was cut so thinly. I asked the young lady in charge of the turkey if there was any dark meat, she said it was mixed in with the chopped up and shredded meat on the cutting board [which was a strange way to serve turkey -- slices perhaps?]. I pointed out that it all looked like white breast meat, to which she replied, "we only have breast meat; but the dark meat is mixed into the breast meat." I understand they are young people with limited experience, but there were some serious basic comprehension issues with the carving staff. Given the high cost of food at the market, it is a great accomplishment that the Pirate's House can offer the buffet for 56 dollars. We were pleasantly surprised to the receive the commemorative glass as a gift for purchasing the Artillery Punch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Thanksgiving Lunch was advertised being great food. No the food was cold . Bread was hard. Thought The Pirates House was top notch. Very disappointed!
  20. m

    mzjaniam

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is astonishingly good - they can cook! I had the pork with mashed sweet potatoes and broccolini. Great food!
  21. EG

    ElGe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We went for an early dinner with our grandchildren, hoping to have somewhat of a "pirate" experience, but none was offered. We had to ask questions for anyone to tell us a little history about the place. The menu was pricey, so we decided to go with appetizer and salad and one entree. The salad was reasonably priced, at $10.50. We asked to add one crab cake to the salad and were stunned when the bill came and it was $16.00. We will not be going back to the Priate's House.
  22. BR

    BR549

    Pittsburgh

    171 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    You wouldn't expect this food quality from the most "touristy" restaurant in Savannah, but it is very good, especially the she crab soup.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Wonderful service and good food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Very accommodating and fun for our 3yr old. Food was excellent.
  25. V

    Vistor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was twrrible and wayover priced! Tourist Trap
  26. MK

    MeghanK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Food was about what you would expect for a pirate house :) we all enjoyed the fun ambiance.
  27. AD

    AnnetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend pirate’s house to everyone!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality and value are just outstanding. We had fried calamari as starter and blackened snapper, shrimp and grits as entrees. Very delicious!
  29. l

    laurieg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best. Broccoli was very tough & unable to cut with knife & fork. Pistachio red fish had very little flavor. Fried chicken was decent sweet potatoes were the best thing on the menu.
  30. J

    Jennifer31401

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Snapper wasn’t fresh! Enjoyed the cream sauce. Grit cake greasy and collards slightly over salted. Good service. Our server pick up our table for a server who went home sick so a slight wait but she was incredibly professional. The other order had greasy broccoli and over salted potatoes. Steak was good. Bathrooms should have been cleaned. Was very surprised about the food quality as we are locals and had better food in the past.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual Dining Experience, but wonderful food & service!
  32. JC

    JoeC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Small room with 3-4 tables overlooking the street had no working heat! It was uncomfortable! Service was fair and staff not very friendly at front desk. Food was not worth the price. Wasn’t that good.
  33. F

    Family

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience and atmosphere. Buffet was great!
  34. KL

    KristenL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing on the buffet was delicious!! Highly recommend the lunch buffet. It’s a great price for amazing tasting food!
  35. DS

    DoreenS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We felt a bit rushed in and out within a hour but we were on vacation visiting and not in a rush. Didn’t like the large tours walking past our table either. Felt like a tourist trap. We won’t go back.
  36. J

    Jillybean

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I have heard about The Pirates House forever, so it was a must do on my Savannah list. It is a bit cheesy with all the pirate stuff but the service was amazing and the food was really good. I had the Shrimp and Grits which were perfect and my husband had the fresh catch of the day and he really liked that. I think it would be a really fun stop with kids.
  37. c

    coreys

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with awesome food and a ton of history. I had the “award winning honey pecan fried chicken”. It was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had!!!!!! The sweet potato mash was awesome too. If you are in Savannah, you owe it to yourself to stop by and check this place out.
  38. SB

    SyndiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The waiter (Tom) was fantastic! The food was excellent and served very quickly! The gift shop was an added bonus! The only negative was that we were in a very small room (4-5 tables), and it was VERY noisy. Because of this, we did not linger for an after-dinner drink or coffee or dessert. I would still recommend The Pirate House as a must-see (and eat) place when visiting Savannah!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably the best meal we have eaten in three evenings in Savannah. We have been to some very posh restaurants. However the quality of the food and the menu at Pirate's House was the best of them all. The service was fabulous as well.
  40. JO

    JoannO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5
    Overpriced for what it was. . Worth seeing the mansion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Pirates' House is rated 4.3 stars by 7136 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 70 times today
Google Map for The Pirates' House

20 East Broad St,, Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bay St.

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample onsite parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaun Carter

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (912) 233-5757

  • Private party facilities

    Savannah’s famous Pirates’ House is located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia. Located only a scant block from the Savannah River, The Pirates’ House has been noted as a rendezvous for blood thirsty Pirates and Sailors from the Seven Seas.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Trickett: (866) 948-9823

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