The Pirates' House

4.3
6620 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We came in on a long weekend trip. The hostesses and the bartender were fantastic. The restaurant is charming and the food is delicious. However, our waiter was probably the most incompetent server I’ve ever had the displeasure of interacting with. From the moment we were seated in our tiny dining room, I could hear the other guests complain about Tom, our server. At first I just thought they were being Karens and that surely he wasn’t that bad, but I was wrong. On top of taking forever and not listening to us at all as we tried to order food and drinks, he made the entire experience so awkward it was unbearable. I asked him to leave the drink menu so I could order a cocktail after dinner, and he promptly gathered all the menus and removed them from the table. We asked for condiments we never received. In fact, anytime we wanted anything I basically had to scream across the dining room at him. I finally got him to pay enough attention to us to order our cocktails at the end of the meal, fortunately I memorized my order from the drink menu. When he brought the check we asked twice for, he had left the drinks off in what I thought was an effort to make the moment right. As we were signing our bill, he came back and snatched the wrong check he gave us and told us we needed to pay for our drinks. I felt like he was trying to accuse us of something. By far the worst service we experienced in the entire city. As former servers, my fiancé and I were beyond unimpressed. If we return, we will definitely ask for a server who isn’t Tom. Get a new job Tom…

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Greenie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu, with the focus on fish and seafood. Entrees came nicely prepared and hot. Both of our dishes were very tasty as was our appetizer. Our waiter, who has worked there for 8 years, was amiable and attentive. If you want to see history with good food, this is a must place. Great for families. Make a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at The Pirates’ House! We didn’t know what to expect, as we had never been there. But, the service was amazing. From the hostess to our server - it was top notch.

We ended up going with the buffet - yes a buffet! The food was fabulous. We had pretty subpar experience at every other place we ate at in Savannah, but this was our favorite!

Fried chicken, amazing home cooked veggies, and fabulous dessert!

Definitely recommend The Pirates House!

JW
JantrellW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The buffet did not have enough to choose from. Red rice was not done, it was to wet and the rice was still hard. Put the red rice covered tight with aluminum foil in the oven. There was pork in all of the vegetables and some people don't eat pork because it's high in salt.

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Randy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, however they don’t start doing the evening meals till after 4pm. We ate off the lunch menu. But the meals we had were excellent. Just wanted Steak and it was not on the lunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Terrible food and equally terrible service. The hostess and pirate were great so they upped our rating from a 1 to a 2. Don’t get the crab cake sandwich. Ick

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with the service and our food selections. We told our waiter we were going on a ghost tour and he was very efficient with our orders. Shared the pecan roasted chicken thaw as amazing and two had filet that was perfectly prepared. Fried shrimp was also good. Would go back another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great time at Pirates House. We were disappointed that they were out of the blackened snapper which was what we had decided before coming we wanted but our second choices were great. Super good fries, crispy and unctuous. She crab soup was delicious and the biscuits with honey butter and orange marmalade were to die for! Great place for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good southern cooking. Tourists stop.

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Celiz
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very rushed- no ketchup, no biscuits.

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Happytraveler
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and not very good. Crab appetizer was greasy. Steak was tough. Fried chicken was dry and over cooked. Bathrooms are very dirty.

HV
HeatherV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was simply amazing and the she crab soup was crazy delicious! Definitely would go again but make reservations at least a week or 2 in advance, very popular place!

CC
CarmenC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandmother had a senior trip to this restaurant a few years back when she heard I was visiting Savannah she insisted I try the Pirate’s House and get the Pecan Chicken. It was worth it!

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LynnT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time eating at The Pirates' House. We go every time we are in Savannah. The food is delicious, the wait staff is friendly and courteous, and the ambiance is amazing. We had a party of 10, and they sat us in one of the small rooms together. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed their food. My friends and I always get the chicken, and it is THE best!

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was good. No Pirates 🏴‍☠️ there for kids as that was why we went with our grandson.
MAKE A RESERVATION!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The dark atmosphere of the Pirate’s House lends itself well to it’s storied past. However, the food is horrible. I ordered Parmesan tilapia with crabmeat and there was no taste at all. Just oil. The very leftover old mashed potatoes were inedible and the green beans covered in oil. The same can be said for the other meal ordered. The mixed drink was not good. The only good part of eating there was the one glass of bourbon ordered.

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BradW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite for many years. The pirate house has old Savannah charm. The food was delicious and service was perfect. We enjoy the ambiance of the building and the storied past of the pirates.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Good food, great atmosphere. Gift shop was really nice!

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ShellyW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had lunch from the menu. The physical menu differed from the online menu we used before dining. There was a buffet lunch option, we just chose not to partake. Overall the food was good, the service was good and the dining rooms were interesting. The upstairs gift shop was well stocked and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my birthday and traveling with my daughter

MM
MikeM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique venue. Limited wine offerings. Grilled grouper was outstanding!!

AM
AmityM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was authentic with the original house and bar. The food was amazing and generous portions! I will definitely be a repeat customer.

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Globetrotters
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was just ok, nothing special about the place except the building itself and you will only see the area you’re seated in. Service and food was fair at best. The server was personable but very busy so it took exceptionally long to get anything we asked for. It’s clearly meant for tourists, single visit customers…

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KNic
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised with the ease of being seated and the friendliness of all the employees we encountered. The food was great and it will definitely be a must visit whenever we go to Savannah.

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tyrusC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Savannah. Our friends recommended Pirate's House and it did not disappoint! A delicious gluten-free menu and wine list. We would definitely try again.

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JaclynS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The ambience is really nice. The food was horrible. We got 2 buffets and a shrimp Parm. None of us liked the food. We paid and went to a different restaurant. The server was very nice and the restaurant was clean. I would suggest you to walk through it and find out about the history, but possibly eat somewhere else.

CA
ChuckA
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Abby was awesome. If you go ask for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our food came out cold and the tilapia was a bit too fishy but the house itself was fun to see and tour. I like that we had the ability to walk around the property for a quick self-guided tour.

DC
DeannaC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh-get the pecan crusted chicken. It’s the best chicken I’ve ever eaten. Such a cool historic place. Everyone on staff was super friendly and helpful.

DJ
DJS15
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Basically kicked out after getting our food because it was a shift change.

KV
KellyV
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun experience if dining with children. The setting was unique and worth the stop. The food wasn't fantastic, but the atmosphere was interesting.

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LydiaA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was exciting to dine at the Pirate House, good food with very historical feel.

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MistyT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was a sweetheart! The food was amazing! He made sure that everything was perfect. We had dinner in the middle of a thunderstorm and with the perfect lighting and the soft spoken waiter, it was wonderful!

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ToddW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

When being seated, they sat us next to the window that faces west. The sun was extremely bright and hot. We asked to be moved but only was able to move one table over. They then sat another couple at the table and you could tell from their body language and how they kept looking away from the window that the seat placement was uncomfortable. There were also many flies in our area.

The food was good, portions were very big. Drinks were good as well.

TD
TaraD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

It was just another restaurant in Savannah. Nothing spectacular stood out. . The service was good, but the way people recommended the restaurant- I was expecting something different.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! All of the staff was wonderful! I would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, but overpriced for what we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was able to get in earlier than our reservation which was a plus. I anticipated a little more history in the place as we mainly went for the historical significance. We did the Buffett - good southern cooking - nothing notable but not bad. Dessert comes with the Buffett but you still have to order it and for some reason can’t get it to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun dining experience. I’m a southern girl and I loved all of the food on the lunchtime buffet. Our server Christy was very knowledgeable about the building and took time to share with us. Definitely going back for the fried chicken!

BM
BethM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for your service Tom. The food was delicious. First time having fried green tomatoes. So yummy!! I guess I was hoping for a bit of the history of the place and more artifacts for viewing.

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The Pirates' House is rated 4.3 stars by 6620 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.