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The Shrimp Factory

4.2
4.2
1011 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 236-4229

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    hostess@theshrimpfactory.com: (912) 236-4229

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Parking details

    Easily accessible by short walk from most parking garages in historic down town Savannah, Bay Street, and all public parking lots on River Street.

  • Public transit

    CAT, DOT and Free Downtown Trolley accessible

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,011 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot spot

  • Savannah

    Lively

  • Savannah

    Seafood

  • Savannah

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  1. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! It was our first time to Savannah and the reviews looked great! Glad we chose this one!
  2. DD

    DebraD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp Po’ Boy was delicious! Even got a free sample of the punch which was great.
  3. CE

    CrystalE

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was not even close to good. Order Fish & Shrimp-$24 for 1 piece of flounder and a few over cooked shrimp. Rice was dry and bland, garlic broccoli was mushy and too much garlic. Husband had shrimp Po’Boy that was just plain Po’! The best part was the bread . His beer, Guinness, was warm. Nope shall do this place again!
  4. RS

    RickS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have stopped at the Shrimp Factory on the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving for the past 3 years in a row. It never disappoints!
  5. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food. Try the crab-stuffed flounder! Delicious evening, would definitely go back!
  6. JM

    JaclynnM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Basic fried seafood. Good. Washrooms were disgusting.
  7. CL

    CarolynL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Delicious food! Server was forgetful of things on our order, but was quick to correct when asked.
  8. TB

    ToddB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Most of what we had was OK. Not great, not terrible, just OK. Exceptions were the hush puppies and oysters rockefeller, which were definitely sub-par. Since it was just OK, the value was not there, because it was pricey. Rustic interior with a fairly high noise level. I’d probably go with a different choice on River Street.
  9. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed in Savannah for the weekend, and our favorite meal was this one. Ty was our waitress, and she was amazing. We will be returning.
  10. G

    Gerry

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Our server, Ty, added to the evening
  11. L

    Leftydog

    Charleston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great food. Pine Bark Stew; strange name but absolutely delicious.
  12. MD

    MichelleD

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was meh. I was disappointed to find out what was pictured on their online photos is not something they offer in the menu. The service wasn’t great, the server forgot about us a few times, but I have to give him credit because he admitted that he forgot us on his own. In terms of atmosphere, we walked in and there were at least 5 or 6 tables that were not busted. And there were a bunch of employees standing around outside, by the TVs, and inside the kitchens (I sat near the doors so I could see in). Overall I would say this restaurant was like a meh red lobster. Definitely nothing special. The crab cake appetizer is very good and the oysters were good.
  13. MD

    MDeiana

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous appetizers, great crab stuffed flounder . Awesome drinks.
  14. SA

    SherrieA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific Food! Loved the Ambience. Did not disappoint. Service was impeccable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and nice location! Keep up the Good Work!
  16. ER

    EileenR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Ordered chef special shrimp and crab au graten. Pieces of she'll in it and not very tasty. Partner got crab cakes. We've had frozen better than they were. Maybe should have gone with fried shrimp.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I probably wouldn't go back. There are a lot of other seafood restaurants with much more to offer in this area, and we are locals.
  18. L

    Luaulou

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding waitress, delish food, and a fantastic guitarist singer who actually knows how to tailor his levels. It was fantastic and I’ll be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anverisary dinner 1st year
  20. SM

    SherriM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was decent. Service was incredibly slow, and it was not busy. Took 10 minutes after seated before waitress approached our table and brought water. Ordered shrimp cocktail and crab bisque for appetizers, my crab bisque came out quickly- about 5/6 minutes, but it took an additional 15 minutes before my husband’s shrimp cocktail arrived. There appeared to be enough staff on, as I saw at least 7 staff members for approximately 11 tables. Not sure where they disappear to, but could not find waitress between courses.
  21. TN

    TheresaN

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service here was awful and it wasn't busy. Had to ask repeatedly for our salads, then silverware. No drink refills. Seemed as though the food was microwaved and it was rather bland. There are plenty of other places to eat seafood in this area- go to any of them!
  22. BH

    BeeH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Should keep front door closed, would be less flies and less humid inside. Drinks didn't stay cold long, side of red rice was stone cold. Too expensive for portion sizes, in my opinion. $24 for a small shrimp/fish platter is insane.
  23. BC

    BigChooch56

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cozy atmosphere with great service and excellent quality food.
  24. AD

    AlanD

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great crabs and shrimp, rice was old dry sat all day broccoli was tiny crabs and shrimp perfect understaffed couldn’t sit where we wanted to because the server wasn’t there I never heard that before good value I would go back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing especially the firecracker shrimp.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was quite boring, low music I could barely hear, no visual appeal, food luke warm soft and undercooked, table was dirty.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Teddy is an excellent wait person. Grouper entree was excellent. Hush puppies tasty. A fun, satisfying evening!
  28. SB

    ScottB

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was just like red lobster-not really impressed
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Very disappointing dining experience. We sat for ten minutes before sever came to the table, waited another 10 minutes for drinks to arrive minus a glass of wine, which took a further 5 minutes. The fried green tomato appetiser which we shared was lovely but we had to take side plates from the table beside us because none were provided and our sever had disappeared again. Our Mains took forever to arrive and three of the party had ordered fried shrimp/fish plates which all came without the promised hush puppies. These finally arrived after all had finished their mains. A Caesar salad contained iceberg rather than the normal romaine. The server spilled fries from one fish on the floor where they remained for the duration of our meal and having promised to bring more never returned with them. Had to finally ask another server for our check who apologised profusely for the tardiness of our service, but overall it was a very poor experience and we expected better. The restaurant was not overly busy and there was no excuse for the incredibly poor service and the lack of attention to detail.
  30. L

    leslieL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Our soup was cold and had the consistency of a can of cream of mushroom soup, undiluted. Stuffed d were cold and had nuts of crab shell in them. Was afraid to order an entree.
  31. SM

    SarahM

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I was disappointed. Was seated and asked to wait 5-10 minutes because the server in that section had just arrived and was not ready yet. The hush puppies were hard as rocks and the oysters not even cut from the shells. Once our server did arrive, she was extremely quiet and hard to hear. Unfortunately, I wouldn't go back.
  32. EM

    ErinM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our waiter Lucas was excellent! The food was just okay and the hostess could care less about the guests. The manager was wonderful when I complained about an incident.
  33. PF

    PattiF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Our reservation was not honored . We were told we could wait for a table outside . There was no suggestion for the lounge. We did go to the lounge , service was great there! Our server was wonderful. The greeter on the restaurant side told us she would text us when a table was ready . She never texted us. We ended up getting our own table in the lounge.
  34. b

    bobbyxit5b

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Started with a drink at the bar, service was horrible there. At the table service was just ok. Half the bottles of wine we asked for were out of stock. The saving grace was the food. Excellent low county seafood.
  35. M

    Marice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thank you for great food, I had to let my husband taste what a real country boil taste like. Thanks for knocking it out the park
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I requested something special for our anniversary and nothing was presented to us, very disappointed
  37. KL

    KLane

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was sweet and helpful. However the food wasn’t worth the visit. For the price we paid the food should be fresher. The grouper and shrimp were not fresh at all. The peel & eat shrimp & crab combo were ok but just that. For $75 it shouldn’t be frozen or reheated. And the alfredo was not good, even my pasta craving kids wouldn’t eat it. Also, while the ceasar dressing was tasty it’s more of an Italian with a ceasar flair, not actually caesar. We were giving this a 2nd try as the last time we ate there (May of this year) we also had problems. Upon complaints, we were presented with much fresher and tastier food. We were hoping it was just a one off occasion or bad night. Apparently not. We won’t be going back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Menu has completely changed. The food was mediocre. Server seemed barely knowledgeable. Service was ok. It felt like we were eating at a Spankys instead of our beloved Shrimp Factory.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Went on vacation and looking for seafood.
  40. TC

    TerrikaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The server was slow and not attentive. We had to ask for help from other servers.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

The Shrimp Factory is rated 4.2 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Shrimp Factory

313 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Savannah

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Southern, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Easily accessible by short walk from most parking garages in historic down town Savannah, Bay Street, and all public parking lots on River Street.

  • Public transit

    CAT, DOT and Free Downtown Trolley accessible

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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