The Pirates' House

4.3
6599 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
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 6599 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tyrusC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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DeannaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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DJS15
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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

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LydiaA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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MistyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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TaraD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok, but overpriced for what we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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!

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BethM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food, ambiance, location and price is great!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was Fantastic. We truly have no complaints on the food at all, it is reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Our issue was the service. We planned our trip a week in advance but because of availability the ONLY reservation available was 845pm so that's what we took. We even arrived 10 minutes early. We were there for our one year wedding anniversary dinner. As soon as we put our appetizer order in the waitress started rushing our entire meal. She said she couldn't wait to put our dinner in because the kitchen was closing. Then once our meal came out she said we had to order dessert before we ate our entrees. Then when we playfully asked if she could give us a tour she snapped saying she'd been there since 10am and was tired and didnt care what we did. It was so disappointing because we had been looking forward to that dinner as our celebratory dinner all week and we were pushed through there in 40 minutes and that is not an exaggeration. Next time we will skip the service and get take out because the food was good but southern hospitality was nowhere to be seen.

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BryanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great overall. Good was good. Waitress was attentive and personable.

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a good price. Loved the ambiance. The chicken fingers for lunch were some of the best that I have had.

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JeanneM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent but the service was less than desirable. We waited 10 minutes before someone came to the table. They forgot our salad and the shrimp added to the gumbo came out 10 minutes after the gumbo. Drinks and food were delicious though. Glad we didn't order the buffet (like a neighboring table did) as they took it down after they only made one trip. If people are allowed to order that until 3, it needs to stay out for 20-30 minutes. Commotion in the room with the buffet between 3-3:30 between taking that down, people not happy that it's down after just ordering it and setting up tables in it's place. Avoid that room/time if possible.

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CarlS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Reservations went great was seated right away, food was good as always but should be able to order off main menu if desired to do

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RalphC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We brought our adult children and grandkids for a fun lunch. The host seemed less than thrilled to meet us at the door. However, the rest of the staff more than made up for it. Our server was super sweet and the pirates that visited our table were so nice to the kids. The kids loved their pirate hats, food was good value for the money. Alcohol drinks were delicious and as described. Get the fries! Yum! Will def visit again.

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TracyS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday trip food was amazing service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was good. Service was odd. Glad we had a reservation but was overall not impressed. For the price I expected more.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was terrible! It took 1.5 hours for kids chicken nuggets and an appetizer! Waiter was rude and hard to find.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered she-crab soup, fried shrimp and shrimp both shrimp dishes had good flavor but shrimp was WAY overcooked and tough. Shrimp and grits - tails were left on so your fingers get all messy taking tails off. ALL the food was served luke-warm. The server asked how our food was and we told her respectfully that it was over cooked and not hot and she did offer to have it re-made for us but at that point we did not want to wait and they were really busy. Our server did bring a special dessert for my birthday with a sparkler in it to relive an old memory which was appreciated.

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Had 6:45 reservations, got there 5 minutes early and we we seated right away.
We ordered drinks, an appetizer. Drinks and water came out fast. Waited 45 minutes for our appetizer. Finished both our drinks and water. Ordered our dinners and about 5 minutes later the appetizer finally came out - mind you we had been ready to order dinner for about 20 minutes at that point. Waters only were refilled once and after it was requested. We were never asked if we wanted another drink. Waiter disappeared for long stretches of time and when he was near our table avoided eye contact.
We got dinner about 45 minutes after we ordered it. Now we understand there was a huge party in the back and the kitchen was backed up, it was the fact that our waiter did not check to see if we needed more water, wanted another drink or if we wanted more rolls at the table. We watched tables around us get better and faster service, refills on drinks, come in after us but get served before us. I almost think he forgot to put in our order and realized his mistake later. We were actually trying to find him to cancel our mains when the food finally came out. Nothing was discounted or offered to us because of the wait. We were really disappointed with our experience. Our bill was over a $100 for two of us and probably would have been a lot more if we could have ordered another round of drinks or two. The icing on the cake was when he dropped the bill at our table and disappeared for another 10 minutes. We tried to walk up front to pay just so we could leave and the hostess told us we had to go back to our table to check out. Magically our waiter appeared as we were walking back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food
It was a bummer that the pirate tour wasn’t happening, but understandable with Covid

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Cyndee
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the tuna was dry, husband had salomn good. Didn't care for fry tomatoes salad was disappointed no wedge salad

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MeredithM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Main dishes were fantastic. The appetizer of calamari just okay. Our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The building and ambiance are unique, but there are other places in Savannah for a family meal with better food and without the high tab. Large portions, especially on the fried chicken. Biscuits and cornbread made my kids happy. Drinks from the bar seemed overpriced for what we got. Friendly staff. We want once to check it off the bucket list but would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terry our server was great! We had a reservation for 8pm, so one of the last spots, and he spent so much time talking with us and giving us history. The shrimp was excellent, very fresh. They have a great selection of draft beers as well. A must do if you’re in Savannah!

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vipCarrieR
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place with great service and great food. Their biscuits are the best.

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CharlieH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and great quantity of food at a slightly high price point. But, the service and atmosphere are worth the extra cost. Feels more like Disney than Savannah but remains true to its Low Country roots. Perfect for foodie families with children and would even work for a casual date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a fun night out. The food was good, and out waiter really took care of us.

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CindyP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went with high expectations. Shrimp were way overcooked and the she-crab soup was thick and lumpy with flour, and lacked flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok.... service was great! Would not go back if given other choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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dinner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits was not that good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was fine but the service was poor. It look 2 full hours for dinner because the waiter kept us waiting for every little thing. We saw other tables with different servers get seated after us and eat their full meal before we saw our food. It was really terrible service. And the gift shop closes at 9pm so because our 7pm dinner took so long, we missed out on exploring all the pirate themed gifts.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation special night.

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TeresaB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We waited 1 hour for our food. It was very ordinary except for my shrimp and grits which was very small and not grits. 4 shrimp and a scoop of something like rice. Yuck. Disappointed. Cost with tip was $80 for 4 lunches.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Wisely recommended but greatly disappointed. We were seated in a corner of a dark room with no light. We had to use our cell phone flashlight to see the menu. The buffet was not refreshed when we arrived and they were out if plates. I had to go up to the hostess stand to ask for it to be refreshed only to be told by a young girl that it should be🤷🏼‍♀️ The line for the plates was four people deep. They waited for about 8-10 minutes for someone to bring plates. The food, well it was mediocre at best. Weird tasting mashed potatoes and gravy and would have expected more other meat options. Just odd flavors and we come from Kentucky so we know southern food. The dessert lacked much to be desired and was very underwhelming. Only two choices of key lime pie and peach cobbler with no peaches. It was only about two tablespoons of
Cobbler. I got the burnt corner piece and asked for another and our waitress asked me why I wanted more.
I would not go back or recommend this restaurant for anyone.

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The Pirates' House is rated 4.3 stars by 6599 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.