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About The Shrimp Factory

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!

313 East River Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Open Thurs- Sat: 11a-11p
and Sun-Wed: 11a-10p.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 236-4229

Website:
http://www.theshrimpfactory.com/

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Shrimp Factory Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

The tables were sticky for starters. The oysters were huge and delicious! The rest of the food was clearly frozen fish, the stuffed flounder had bones in it and basically tasted like mashed potatoes, not delicious. I had shrimp and crab legs which was pretty good, the seasoning and temperature was great, however, it only came with 3 crab legs for the 1/2 pound. Our server was amazing, she was doing her best to please. The French cucumber martini was outstanding! Best part of the meal!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This was such a letdown from start to finish.
Upon arrival, the hostess was curt and dismissive. We had a reservation but were treated as if we had walked in without one.
A manager rudely addressed one person in our party about where she was and was not permitted to walk through the restaurant.
Two of us had coconut shrimp that neither of us could finish, and would not recommend.
There seemed to be some major confusion regarding caesar salad. Caesar salad definitely should not have cheddar cheese and cucumbers.
Between the host and the server, no one was able to set the table for 7 - we were short waters and place settings.
It didn't affect me personally, but how do you run out of lemons?

Overall - WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

We were last there 10 years ago, so was looking forward to another great experience...really didn't happen. Had a reservation, seated to close to entrance so loud people were waiting on a table..no salad made at the table, last time received coffee in french press made at table with cinnamon offered, this time tepid coffee. I asked for appetizer as an entree...had to ask for a salad...no sides offered even at additional charge..server just interested in getting order and moving on. Next trip we will try somewhere else.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place. Food was delicious.Noisy but worth it! Server was a little unattentive.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Cons:
I wasn't wowed by my dinner which was a crab legs plate. I was sadly diappointed they were old,cold and dry maybe sitting under a heat lamp for awhile...I will say that our waiter ask what was wrong an fix it with fresh crab legs and corn...ahhh perfect! That's how crab legs are supposed to look and taste!
I will add they were a little skimpy and I had a few legs that did not even have crabmeat inside.
Waiter was a little slow with service, didn't tell us his name so I don't have a name
Pros:
My husband had shrimp and sausage creole and he said it was really good and enjoyed every bite!
Bread was fresh and hot and we really loved the pimento cheese side.
We really are not sure if we would visit again with some many other seafood options to choose from.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Our Valentines Day dinner at the Shrimp Factory far exceeded our expectations. Thinking this was going to be a price fixed limited menu and a rush out the door job we were totally wrong. The service provided by our waitress Tricia was first rate and she enhanced our experience being pleasant and thoughtful. Her attentiveness to detail was much appreciated. Our meals were ordered from the restaurant's full menu and served within a reasonable time. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our only regret was not having room for dessert! The rose presented to my wife by the establishment for the Valentines Day festivities was a very pleasant surprise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

The whole service was outstanding. the waiter made us feel like all stars it was great ..

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was very nice. The staff was patient with us as we had trouble accessing parking (traffic blocked due to accident) so they waited until all guests arrived to be seated without issue. Waiter was very helpful to our group and provided prompt service. Restaurant was clean and food was absolutely GREAT! No complaints and would definitely come again when visiting Savannah, Georgia.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were there early, food was great, not very expensive.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

If you are walking on River Street and want to grab a nice meal, The Shrimp Factory is a great option.
Started off with some homemade Bloody Marys. Ask them to kick it up a notch! They use OldBay seasoning on the rim. Nice touch.

We had a coupon for free Shrimp Cocktail appetizer. Tasty sauce with plump ones.

Wife had the Shrimp and Grits. Very good. Nice big shrimp.
I had the Shrimp Creole over rice. Would get that again in a skinny minute.

Finished off with a Bananas Foster. Made tableside! Very cool and so good. Don't miss that if you are a Fosters fan.

Saving the best part for last. Karen.
She was absolutely awesome. Definition of "hospitality" should have her picture next to it. Made the whole experience so pleasant. So eat at TSF if you are in the area. I'll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Pleasantly surprised as most touristy restaurants (River St in Savannah) are overpriced and /or mediocre food. Nice attentive waitstaff, good food and fair prices. Will definitely come again and refer friends. We dined around 5:45 on a Tuesday night in January 2018 - not crowded. Althiugh it was restaurant week, we ordered from the regular menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Service was excellent! Food was okay. They didn’t have a lunch special for Restaurant Week, which was why we went there. Also, no Gluten-free specified items on the menu; the server had to ask the kitchen for each menu item I wanted, whether it contained wheat. That was a bit cumbersome. Otherwise, it’s a decent place to eat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My Wife and I really enjoyed the food. Pricing was good and the service was excellent.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great location, reservation time honored. Great table & our server was excellent. We had scallops, oysters on the half shell & boiled shrimp. Could not have been better...I would return.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The shrimp cocktail was very good but the stuff mushrooms were not cooked all the way through.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fine establishment little small on the inside though

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was not good. I had shrimp and crab legs. The crab legs were not fresh and the shrimp had no flavor.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant is old building waterfront historic on Riverwalk which makes it very attractive but the wooden tables that we were seated at were sticky on the top from the gooey finish coming off. They need to have the tops refinished. The bar special running all day everyday was margaritas for 5.00 so we asked about strawberry and the waitress said no strawberry but they had raspberry so we ordered the raspberry. Our bill came and we were charged 7.00 for the raspberry. We inquired and the waitress admitted that she had not told us right and she would see manager. She came back and told us that the manager would not give us 5.00 price. We spent 240.00 in that restaurant and the manager wouldn't honor waitress mistake accounting for 4.00 overage. Seems small deal but to me it's a big deal because it says that the manager could care less about the customer and doing things properly. Won't go back solely for that reason and wouldn't recommend either.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the waitstaff very much

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I were on a quiet getaway, we enjoyed our Evening Meal at the Shrimp Factory very much. Our server was friendly, attentive and gave us a brief history of the building. The food was very good I. I got the Low Country Boil and my wife ordered the Crab legs everything was seasoned well. I do recommend the Shrimp Factory!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

They changed the shrimp and grits recipe ans they are not as good! The service was slow. However, the owner was accommodating and awesome.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was amazing! But it took about 15 minutes for someone to wait on us, and even then, we had to initiate it. Apparently, the person who was supposed to wait on us just didnt, so the waitress working the adjacent tables ended up taking care of us. Thankfully, she was awesome! Also, the other issue is we made reservations through the website, but when we arrived the hostess never asked if we had reservations, and never gave us the chance to say we did. So then we received a snarky email from OpenTable chastising us for not keeping our reservations, when in fact we had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointing. Food was costly. Fried flounder was mostly bread and no fish, coffee was cold.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Both service and food were below average. Much better restaurant options in Savannah.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Not the same quality of food and service as when I was last here 4 yrs ago.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food and great service. Were glad it was highly reccomended to us.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They sat us next to the kitchen which smelled like mildew and the grits in my shrimp and grits were undercooked. Grits should not be crunchy. The service was decent but struggled to get us our check to leave because our server got sat another table.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food not hot, shrimp scampi was very dry.
Did not recognize the birthday or anniversary. Service was slow. Was not crowded.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was excellent. The stuffed flounder was dry and tasted like paper.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was slow and food was over seasoned

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

On vacation in Savannah. We had a great meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed it so long much that we ate there for lunch and dinner on another day during our stay. Excellent!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was GREAT!! The food could be better. It was bland with no taste at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The bisque was barely warm, had to send it back.
The shrimp scampi had no garlic butter because of all the water in the pasta. The shrimp & grits was watery as well. No flavor to either dish!!!
We had to ask for bread and water .
I don't think the "moonshine margarita 's" had any alcohol at all.
The only thing decent was the sliders appetizer.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

At a conference in Savannah. Had dinner at the Shrimp Factory!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food but So-So Service

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The bathroom was filthy, our dishes dirty, wait staff week, not friendly and food a 2 out of 5.
Shrimp was mushy & another appetizer was singed. Ugh! Not acceptable!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Did not taste amazing. I was expecting it to be a lot better. My coworkers were not satisfied either. The cost of the meal was not justified

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had made a reservation and arrived there at the time we specified and did not have to wait. There were plenty of tables available. We both ordered a fish dish which was very good but my husband had also ordered a clam corn chowder which he felt was much too thick but had a good taste

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have eaten at the Shrimp Factory each time I come to Savannah. I would never miss an opportunity to have any one of their shrimp dishes. Absolutely delicious. Service is great. Place is clean and conveniently located on River Street.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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