The Pirates' House

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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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CG
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Pirates House! It's a must visit restaurant every time we're in Savannah...we ate there twice in our last five day stay! Celebrated my son's 8th birthday there and he said it was his favorite Birthday dinner ever!

MM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and server was awesome. A must place to eat in Savannah.

j
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We expected this to be a bit silly, with just so-so food - a basic tourist trap. We went because we figured the kids would like it. Well, not only did the kids like it, but the five adults loved it! The food was phenomenal. The history and ambiance was amazing. They have pirates that will take you on a quick little tour. It was so much fun! And we still can't believe how wonderful the food tasted!!!

SH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

VERY overpriced. VERY average meal. Would NEVER go back.

KA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed in our meal. I'm a GA native and the fried catfish was nothing like Southern fried catfish (my mother could cook rings around this). The breading was soggy, not at all crispy, and tasted like it had no seasoning at all. My daughter got the Mango Chili Salmon and ate about 4 bites. The sauce was cloying and tasted like something out of a jar at the grocery store. My son's was okay; he had the Chicken Jambalaya and he enjoyed it. Our waitress brought our check about 4 minutes after our meals arrived, which sealed the deal for me. That is terrible customer service (after she'd gotten parts of our order wrong, which is okay). We were never even offered dessert or coffee...not that we would have accepted at this point. The food costs far too much for such a mediocre experience.
On the more positive side, they did give my 17 and 25 year old kids pirate hats to take pictures, so it wasn't a total bust.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Savannah a couple of weeks ago with friends and family and we made the (brilliant!) choice to book a table at The Pirates' House. Our waiter, Donald, was awesome - helping us choose amazing southern foods to enjoy, entertaining us with stories about the area, and even giving us suggestions of what to see and do on our one day in Savannah. He also took the time to show us around the restaurant and tell us some of the history (and legends!) about it. The food was fantastic! The best biscuits I've ever tasted, fresh cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and the pecan crusted fried chicken is the stuff dreams are made of. The food was well worth the visit, and the experience was one of the highlights (Top 2!) of our quick visit to Savannah! I am already dreaming of going back - and that return visit WILL include a meal at The Pirates' House!

GB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

PP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, for what they do. Not gourmet dining- just good food. A fun place to eat; lots of history (you can ask for a tour, which is very interesting). The service was outstanding (best service I have had at any restaurant in a long time- our waitress, Pam, knew her job and did it well).

MF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved my dining experience. The history of the building added so much to the night. Give yourself enough time to look around. As food goes, portions are generous and the food is very good. You really must try the she- crab soup. I will recommend making reservations, as it can be busy. I intend on visiting this restaurant again on my next tripto Savannah.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was present when needed and very oriented to service in this historical building. No mint available so no Mojito, but a suggestion was made and a pleasing substitute delivered. The meals in the correct portions, very good and delivered in a timely manner.

Although we looked at a chart indicating busy and not so busy ties to go, when we went a bit early for dinner, around 5:15, there were very few people seated. A half hour later, the population increased significantly.

After the meal a very brief tour of the building was provided by one of the "pirates" and was quite informative.

I would go there again.

H
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun dinner! We were visiting from out of town. Although this is a great place for adults to enjoy a delicious meal while bringing the kids along for some fun, we loved that the restaurant noted that we were a couple and sat us in an area with other adult tables making for a quieter dining experience. We had a delicious meals that were well prepared, and we enjoyed our rum themed adult beverages! The menus was interesting, but not exotic which suited us fine! If you're looking for something unique with a theme that is authentic, but not overdone, you will enjoy eating here with or without kids! (They got cute pirate hats, and there were pirates that wandered the restaurant as well, but did not annoy!)

s
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slightly overpriced. Atmosphere was ok but room temperature was uncomfortably warm. Would have liked to toured the rum cellar without having to go thru the overpriced tour company.

PJ
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We came here on a Sunday noon it was crowded and very loud in the room we were in. The food was ok but not as good as it has been on other visits . Our server either had to many tables or didn't have his head in the game because he wasn't helpful at all. I think you don't go here because the food is so good or the service is fantastic you go for the experience. It's a fun place to say you have gone.

JG
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Went to the Pirates House because we had heard good things about the food. We were greeted with the premise that our table would be ready in 20 minutes despite being on time for our reservation... Whatever the bar was cool and the skull-crushers they serve are quite hearty. Upon being seated in the back room with a large table full of children and parents, we quickly regretted our decision to dine here, as the noise and running around bumping our table and demand on our server from the people next to us was just too bad to justify the price. The honey soaked fried chicken was incredible, but overall the atmosphere here just isn't fitting to take a date out considering the price.

K
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique place with history. The food was good and had gluten free choices. I would definitely go back.

OT
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the ambience was alot of fun.

M
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd time eating @ the pirate house & it was just as good this time around as last. The food is very good & service was great! The atmosphere is neat with the pirate theme. There is a nice selection of food, drinks & even have good food for kids! We will definitely be eating here anytime we are in the Savannah area. Would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion.

BG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always eat at Pirate House when in Savannah. Their fried chicken is possibly the best on the planet. It is fried perfectly and is very tender and flavorful. Most of the menu is seafood, and I cannot speak to that because I always get the chicken. Great place for kids and adults alike with a really interesting history.

LK
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here as a group of 6 during a day trip to Savannah from Hilton Head. It was well worth the drive. It was the best food we'd had all week and the best priced. We even contemplated making the hour drive one more time just for the fried chicken! Best dinner experience!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice staff, neat old building with a lot of history!

GH
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food at this restaurant was quite good -- a fish po-boy with slaw and the Southern buffet. Fried chicken, mac and cheese, home cooked veggies (collards, green beans, sweet potato, etc.) were great. Peach daiquiri was delicious. The corn bread muffins were extraordinary and the biscuits were good too. But our server was so obviously bored and NOT wanting to be there, it nearly spoiled the meal. We asked for a paper napkin which he never brought. He did not check on us until we had finished our meal. A family with 3 small children was seated in the room with us and they spent most of the time out of their seats running around. We did enjoy the visit to our table by one of the pirates. He offered us a tour of the building. Finally, the gift shop is up a steep winding flight of stairs with no visible handicapped access.

OT
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic service! Highly recommended.

SB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We reserved our table online before our trip. Once there we were seated quickly. The server stopped at our table shortly after being seated and took our drink order then our food order. After that he was not very attentive. He seemed to be too busy with other tables. Our tour after dinner was lacking. However, we will enjoy dinner there the next time we visit Savannah.

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It is a good place for lunch and I recommend the short tour with a pirate. The gift shop upstairs has a variety of items and it is better than Pirate Museum in St. Augustine. The skull mug drink is a good buy for 12.95 and you get mug.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although I'm a Georgia native, I had never been to Savannah. I was told to make sure to stop at the Pirate House, as the food was good and the location was historic. I was prepared for it to be a tourist trap, however, the service was great, the food was excellent and the history was interesting. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting some great food in a neat atmosphere.

S
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Savannah from Maryland with my daughter we dined at The PIrates' House. Our reservation was at 4 pm so the crowd level was low and we were able to sit in a small side room by ourselves which we LOVED. We appreciated having the quiet room to ourselves and the full attention of our waiter. I had my best meal here, ordering the Shrimp Athens. It was divine!! Our night was topped off with a fun and entertaining historical tour of the Pirates' House given by Capt. Morgan. Great dining experience!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travelling with 4 grankids we reviewed history and menu ahead. Great food, ambience and service. This restaurant never fails to please

AF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pecan chicken and it was amazing!!! The portions are huge and well worth the price! We didn't wait long at all for our food either! 100% loved this place and highly recommend it!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time! Server was very good but hostess staff could have been more welcoming. Tour with Pirate was very nice touch and the girls loved it. Definitely recommend for families and Girl Scout troops!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The food was decent. Overpriced. The manager was rude to his hostesses in front of guests. The server was nice. The pirate character was extremely creepy and too close for comfort. Also, if there are "characters" I feel that they should keep character and not break role. Especially to ask for photos to be sent to him that guests take.

LB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Incredibly hot in the restaurant! At first service was extremely slow and then they brought all of our food at once without giving us even a small break in between.

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with anything on this menu

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travelled up to Savannah from Florida with my sisters. I suggested The Lady and Sons in an attempt to impress my fussy "chef" sisters, but they had no interest. The Pirate House came up on a website and it looked interesting. We checked out the menu and thought it looked great. Decided to take my daughter with us for a birthday treat. Made reservations about a week ahead and was delighted to be take to the table as soon as we walked in. It got better when our very experienced waitress continued to delight us with wonderful service and excellent food. My daughter was pleased to be serenaded with the birthday song by a pirate and her aunts and uncle. We left well satisfied and pleased to have found a great place for dinner. We will be back!

F
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

All the items in the lunch buffet were very flavorful! I would recommend this option.
My friend ordered the crab melt and there were pieces of crab shell in it, which was hard to eat. Would not recommend this option.

EH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here for the shrimp, it is delicious and huge!

KS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Savannah hundreds of times and eaten all over the city. The Pirates House is a new favorite!!! Everything was amazing, no pretense, lots of history, and great location!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated right away ... Service was very good.. It a little over 100. For our party of four.....

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pirates' House was a delightful surprise. This was my first visit to Savannah - a beautiful city. Recommended by my companion who had last been to Savannah and this restaurant when he was twelve years old, we expected the pirate ambience and knew the building was supposedly haunted. But we were both very pleasantly astonished at the unexpected quality, sophistication and complexity of the food. I had one of the best Shrimp and Grits I'd ever had - suggested by the hostess. My companion had a House Special Fried Chicken with a honey-pecan sauce that was just delicious. Accompanied by unusually good biscuits and followed by a peach ice cream pie to die for, this was a meal that made us both very happy. A little pricey, but worth every penny, I can't wait to my next visit to Savannah so I can return for more.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

OUTSTANDING food! Great presentation. Excellent service. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a LOUD party of six, whose extremely loud conversation, laughing, and general annoying noise made any dinner conversation impossible.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, the Clam Au Grautin was amazing. Kelly was a fantastic hostess.

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