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About The Pirates' House

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.

20 East Broad St,
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Bay St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(912) 233-5757

Website:
http://www.thepirateshouse.com/

Parking Details:
Ample onsite parking

Executive Chef:
David Weikert

Private Party Facilities:
Private and semi-private are available to accommodate groups from eight (8) to one hundred fifty(150).

Private Party Contact:
Megan Cox: (912) 233-2225

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Pirates' House Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (56)
Casual (52)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Groups (47)
Kid-friendly (46)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Comfort Food (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Cozy (34)
Authentic (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
People Watching (19)
Romantic (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Unique historic location that is a tourist magnet. Our server was just okay, and our food and cocktails were the worst we had in three days in Savannah. The free 10 minute tour at the end was too crowded but still very enjoyable.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Took an out of town friend to the Pirate's House as he likes fried chicken. He was not disappointed. Said the pecan crusted chicken was the best he's had in a long time. The shrimp and grits was also very good. Considering the number of people there, our service was outstanding. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were seated at our luncheon reservation time and had three small children in our party of 8. The buffet for children was perfect plus two adults also enjoyed the buffet. Our service was excellent and the pirate hat placemats were great fun for the children. Food was flavorful, had a 'Southern' theme and quickly delivered. Fried chicken, biscuits and cornbread were awesome. Had a pirate encounter while there... We will go back the next time we visit.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Great historic place with good food! The pecan crusted chicken is my favorite!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our third time at The Pirate's House and it was as good as ever. This is not a romantic or quiet place but just fun in historic Savannah. The food is excellent but especially so since it is a tourist destination. The ambiance is pirate themed and so, would definitely appeal to families with children. As the volume is "energetic" parents would not feel bad if their children were a little loud. The staff is very good and engaging. Love it and will definitely go back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

We stop at the Pirate House each time we visit Savannah. Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

I loved how the staff made you feel at home. Right off the bat they told me they have plenty of food. I ordered the Calamari which was the best I ever had. The she crab soup was absolutely amazing. There famous honey pecan fried chicken was also amazing. I couldn't even finish the chicken because you get four big pieces. I will definitely recommend this place

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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good! We sat in the back room with 3 tables. Only complaint is felt very distant from the environment

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderfully surprised. A tourist attraction with great food. Not often put together in the same sentence. She crab soup and shrimp n’ grits ... fantastic.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic experience EVERY time!! Service is great, food is amazng!! We had a party of 7, all ordered different entrees...everyone was completely happy with their choice.
Take the tour, it's fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fried chicken was spectacular. Service was excellent and was seated as soon as we walked in. Missed out of some of the stories about the locations history. There is always a next time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was great but the food was a little overdone my broccoli was well over cooked and my friend dip was very little and cold. Another friend of mine her onion rings look like they would dip and just regular flour and was under done and cold as well my sisters carbonara the shrimp was mushy and overdone. But our waiter Terry was very nice and attentive he listened to our concerns and got some of them corrected as much as he could. And I don't think big group should go unless there is a private room only because I had a party of 12 we sat in one of the back rooms and yet a couple with sat next to us not sure if they was wanting a intimate dinner but we were not loud we weren't rude and yet she complained about us. Besides the restaurant is a great restaurant have been there numerous times before and had wonderful food and a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great being seated as soon as we arrived. when we sat at the table there were 4 bread plates. 2 had napkins, 2 did not. the 2 without napkins had crumbs on the plates. the hostess told us that it was water from where the plates had been washed. we actually picked the plates up and dumped the crumbs on the table. also, there was butter and bread crumbs on the bench seat and on the table. the hostess took the plates, but we had to ask her 2 times to please wipe the table and seats for us. she finally got a man to come and wipe the tables for us. she did not have the best attitude. when our waitress came, she was wonderful and the meal was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Pirate House is a definite must go if you are a visitor in Savannah. My husband and I were here for the weekend and although it is “touristy” it is very fun and authentic. The food was also very delicious. We had the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were full of flavor. The fried chicken was absolutely delicious. Perfectly seasoned and cooked and the portion was huge. I wish I knew that a tour of the restaurant was an option!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My group loved it

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Open Table menu was inaccurate which motivated the visit. Classic bait and switch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always love dining at the Pirate's House. I have been going there for over 35 years. The bar staff and our server, Adia, took great care of us tonight. Our she crab soup and low country spring roll appetizers were good. Our seafood and pork chops entrees were generous portions and everything tasted wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We specified it was our sons 10th birthday on our reservation. We were so excited to try this historic restaurant. We were very underwhelmed by the entire staff. They were not very friendly. We had to remind our waiter of his birthday and then he orders dessert and waiter says to him you get a special dessert do you want that too. Way to ruin the surprise. There was a tour you could take after your meal with a “pirate” but it was definitely lacking based on reviews and what we were expecting. Over priced for food and not even exciting experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I had she soup & fruit salad & was very sick all night! We also had a few pieces of calamari @ the bar, no alcohol....my husband also had the soup & shrimp & grits & was also sick...we were thrown into a busy kid room not worthy of a reservation! We had not been here since 1970 when we stationed @ HAAF & rented a home in Savannah & I worked for a law firm...used to eat there often & food was good;never got sick. The Foley’s

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were in Savannah for the weekend and had dinner at the Pirate House. It far exceeded our expectations. The building was unique and tours were being given inside. The food was plentiful and delicious. The homemade biscuits with butter and jam were incredible. A complimentary cake with sparklers was brought to the table for our brother's birthday. Service was friendly and efficient but not rushed. Great experience and we will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The fried chicken was excellent!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Hadn't been there in almost 40 years. Our return trip didn't disappoint. Atmosphere was great. Reasonably priced good food for a notable place.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our second visit to The Pirate House. The first time was unplanned and the return visit was intentional. The food is terrific. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our waiter, Darren, was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good food, service and location. The food was hot and was delivered very timely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great fresh seafood awesome service arrived earlier than reservation but was seated right away. Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our waiter was phenomenal and made the occasion special.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was good and the service was good. Not really anything over the top. Just mediocre.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had an excellent meal in an interesting setting. Crab au gratin and shrimp and grits were very good. She crab soup also yummy. Very friendly and informative staff. Had a tour of the building and its history (given by a pirate). Service was a little slow but not enough to deter a repeat visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The servers were excellent and surroundings were awesome! We had the pecan fried chicken southern style and I highly recommend it! If you’re in the mood for shrimp with garlic that’s good too! You can’t go wrong especially if you’re a pirate!
Did I mention they have 30 kinds of rum! Aargh!!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Been coming here since the pirates left (actually since the late 1960s) and it never disappoints. They do have a menu, but we always get the buffet. I’m a vegetarian but I still find plenty. Service is friendly and enthusiastic, and the real live pirate is a hoot (arrrrrgh...)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a reservation for 730pm and arrived early and seated immediately.
Our waitress Natalie, was quick, responsive, friendly and helped with menu choices.
Food was excellent, we went to especially try the pecan chicken and catfish and both well worth it.
This is a MUST GO TO restaurant when in Savannah!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and people.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

What a treat!!! So much history to our fabulous country! And the staff are so informed! The filet was cooked very well and the portion sizes were just right!!! Definitely a must if you make it to Savannah!!!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Did not have what was on the menue on the website. Too expensive for what was on the menue. Very noisy. Disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My mom and I did the brunch. It wasnt all that crowded. The brunch was very greasy and just ‘meh’. Ive had much much better while in Savannah. And yes I had the fried chicken. It tasted dry and really unflavorful. The best part to me was the buscuit and sweet potato mash
The only reason I would tell people to go is for the history and the cool factor of the building.
Go for the tour, not the brunch

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Was first time at The Pirate House and was very impressed overall.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

On vacation & enjoyed the ghost stories!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Sorely disappointed. We had not been there in 10+ years, the food was mediocre and less than palatable.......the kitchen needs a change. She Crab Soup was salty the Crab Au Gratin was tasteless..........atmosphere nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food, nice server and fun pirate to take us on a tour.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Enjoyed the tour by a pirate! Gift shop was fun too Tremendous amount of history there

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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