The Shrimp Factory

3.8
820 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Shrimp Factory is the best place in Savannah to eat shrimp! A casual, friendly, fine dining restaurant overlooking the Savannah River, where you can "Watch The Ships Go By!"
Serving a flavorful Lunch and Dinner menu including Fresh, local seafood, Filet Mignon, Gumbo, Soups and Salads created fresh with traditional southern flair! Dessert features our Tableside Bananas Foster Flambé, Fresh Pecan Pie and our Pastry Chef's Signature Desserts. We can accommodate groups in a semi-private area. Call ahead, walk-in or take-out today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 820 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
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55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgoodtroymedi
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Okay food. My wife asked for the grilled vegetables side. They were raw when the order was brought to us. Ordered a dozen raw oysters as an appetizer. It was difficult to get crackers (the manager had to go get some). Our waiter was pretty good. All in all - better places for a seafood meal not far away.

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DanH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for dinner.

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Daniel
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The main issue I had was when we arrived the server asked if the bar area was okay. We politely said no and were willing to wait for a table. A couple minutes later he said that a table had just opened up but he proceeded to take us to the bar area.

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Alexat01
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy, will definitely be back next time we come to Savannah!

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Perry
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were out of bread at 5:30 on Valentine’s Day. Should not have happened.

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Noneya
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food wasn’t seasoned and the food didn’t taste good at all. The crawfish tasted like it had just come out of the water and the shrimp were tough

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QDig
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent, but nothing to write home about. Tourists...I promise...this is NOT the best that Savannah has to offer for food.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Savannah to get a vacation away from Atlanta. The food was awesome and full of flavor. My waitress was Liz . She was very tentative, professional and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in on a Wednesday lunch hour. We sat at the bar and ordered boiled shrimp and fried green tomatoes. YUM! Julia was tending bar and she was fantastic! She told us stories about Savannah, the places we should visit and made some delicious drinks! Our waitress, Vanessa, from a few nights before remembered us and said hello. We are sad to be leaving Savannah but this was a great place to wrap up our visit.

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LeiaM
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good lunch menu. Probably no need to make reservations -many open spots. Good location near the water but no view -warm crab/shrimp dip was good, warm chips. Waitress did a great job. Bathroom on the small side -only one of two for women was actually working. Interior dated

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vipAshleyH
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Services took a long time! food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp Alfredo is fantastic!!

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NadiaC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food!!! We had a different plates and everything was really good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Emma was fantastic, great source of local info!

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LindsayH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The food here is TERRIBLE!! I understand it wasn’t going to be our best meal considering where it’s located in the most tourist-y part of Savannah (and not in a good way) but oh my goodness - so, so, so awful. Bad seafood, just overpriced garbage! And we weren’t expecting much to be honest ... figured we would just have some fried seafood but it was just so awful. Not fresh at all and bad fast food quality! Our meal was $100 with a couple alcoholic drinks (we had to wait forever for these too and it was not busy). We will never be back there - too many absolutely amazing places to eat in Savannah!

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Tazfp
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Went with our teen children. Food and service very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary ! Karen our server was amazing !

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JillD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had two people in our party but the food did not come out at the same time. One meal came out almost 10 minutes before the other one and when the second meal came the side was left off. When the side of steamed vegetables did arrive they were not cooked and had no flavor. Now we know why the place was almost empty.

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vipRhondaR
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Vacation trip.
Food was very good once we finally got served.
I believe there was one waitress who was so very nice to wait on all of the tables in the dining room but mainly cater to a table of about 10 people who were obnoxiously drunk loud screaming.
They clearly didn’t realize that there was anybody else in a restaurant.
Waited forever for any drink orders to come but like I said once the food finally arrived it was very good but we were very happy to leave.
I believe they just need more help and it is OK to ask people to tone it down when they are quite out of control.
If I had to do it over again I would have just left from the start.
Hoping the best for anyone who goes because the food was great in a situation like that may never happen again.

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the restaurant and food. Our out of town guests said they enjoyed it creates a seafood they have had in a long time

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was great and very attentive. I forgot her name but it has been during this pandemic and things are slow, but the food was seafood and over cooked.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to dine here and we enjoyed both times. Seating was quick because we had a reservation. The staff was pleasant and the food was great. We would dine here again.

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JDCIII
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. It tasted great and was cooked to perfection. The staff was overly friendly and happy to chat with the patrons. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves shrimp. The drinks were awesome and pair well with the food.

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. Overall an excellent experience. Thank you to all the staff.

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LisaLeeT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was great, not far from the water. Our waitress Sydney was awesome, so very sweet and happy to make recommendations. The food was excellent and I have already recommended to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated getting engaged and it was such a pleasant experience! Our waitress was sweet and our food was delicious. Such a great experience and perfect way to end a very special weekend.

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KeithH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The peel and eat shrimp were rubbery. The main course I ordered the seafood platter...the oysters were slimy, the fish wasnt fresh..it was barely warm...like it was precooked and microwaved.. The chicken alfredo my wife had, tasted like it was from a can...barely warm., and extremely salty

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 6pm and did not get our food until 7pm. Our waitress let us hear her tell another staff person that she did NOT want to be there and wanted to go home. Her attitude was unpleasant and on the verge of of being rude. It was abundantly clear she didn’t want to work. The food tasted bland, almost premade frozen flounder and a hamburger. Very disappointed because we there to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Won’t go back!

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Waitress wonderful but everyone food had no flavor and taste like it was not season at all. When each couple it was 4 of us paid over $100 check for this meal very disappointing

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Erin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was OK, nothing special. A bit dirty and dingy, but the food was alright.

DB
DarleneB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fried shrimp was very good. Fried flounder was just ok, hushpuppies were very oily (cooked too fast or ever reheated in oil). Shrimp in cocktail was over cooked. Drinks were good. Service excellent. All in all was very good.

AJ
AlianaJenkins
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food, overpriced menu, horrible service, food was not hot, slow service, horrible dining experience!! Never again.

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Lexi
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food took forever to come and the free appetizer was not even worth asking for and when we asked for a beer it took forever and then our waitress forgot the second one and when I got my sides they were cold and my boyfriend’s steak was the worst steak he had ever had.

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SullivanK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Took OVER 1:45 to get food. Service AWFUL!!! Food cold once we it finally arrived & steak OVERCOOKED. Manager comped (3) drinks & an appetizer. The whole experience was a disaster.

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PaulM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

These people have never eaten a Low Country Boil! Theirs was awful & cold. Took forever to get the beer. Waiting for the appetizers. Finally one came but no plates, utensils or napkin (still missing a beer). Then the second appetizer - good hot boiled shrimp. Finally, the beer. IMMEDIATELY the entrees! REALLY? All that wait & all the food piled up at once! Again, the Low Country Boil should be taken off the menu! No soap or paper towels in either the ladies or men’s rooms. Sure glad everyone was wearing a mask! LOL. Do NOT eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waitress was socially awkward. After we sat down and ordered the power went out, but came right back on. We had to wait for over an hour for the internet to apparently come back on so they could ring in the food.. they couldn’t even just take the tickets back to the cook. A little after an hour later they finally said they could put in the food but yet now we could only pay with cash. Food was eh/average, nothing special.

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AubreyS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for nearly 30 minutes just for our drink orders to be taken. Our reservation was at 10 and we did not get our food until around 11 when the restaurant was closing. I had the shrimp and grits and they definitely were not what I was expecting. I would not recommend Shrimp Factory to others and will certainly never return.

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JasonE
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time that we had been there it was as good this time as it was the last. We will be back

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vipJenniferW
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our group got crab legs and steamed shrimp - all very tasty! The side dishes weren't great though - corn was old and the Savannah red rice was old and stale. When we brought the rice to their attention, they did bring out a replacement yellow rice. All in all, a tasty meal and fast, fun service. We would return again for the crab legs!

FAQs

The Shrimp Factory offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 236-4229.

The Shrimp Factory is rated 3.8 stars by 820 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.