Tondee's Tavern

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Tondee's Tavern is located in haunted and very historic building in downtown Savannah. Origionally built in the 1850's as the bank for the central rail road of Geogia and later occupied by General Shermans forces on their historic march to the sea.Tondee's is known for their award winning fall of the bone Baby Back Ribs, that some travelers have discribed as "the best in the world." Also offered daily is local seafood and hand cut steaks that are made with Savannahs own local flavor. Tondee's is locally owned and also boast "Savannah's best Hamburger" that is again made daily with fresh ingredients. Great lunch specials, family friendly, local fresh daily, Happy hour 4-7 Monday thru Thursday. We will see you at Tondee's.
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BS
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The host at the door was super friendly. Stopped by to see how we were doing. But the true star was Megan our server. Super fun, sweet and made our dinner awesome. She was attentive and offered suggestions on her favorites, at our request. We will come back for sure the next time we are in Savannah !

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Choose your next option

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I'm so sorry to say that my meal was not edible. I ordered the red snapper and it was so burnt that is was like the bottom a shoe. I literally could not eat it. I never ever complain at restauants because I am afraid some one will spit in my food. But the lovely waitress asked me point blank if my food was okay and I broke down and said no. The server and her manager and even the waitress at the next table were so good and so responsive that it made the experience so much better. The manager took the fish to the kitchen to show them how unacceptable it was and that gave me some faith in the place. And they did not ask us to pay for it. The staff was the only reason I would ever return for a second chance. Owners should recognize the importance of great managers who take care of issues.

j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting place obviously old tavern as advertised. Friendly enthusiastic staff

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food!

JW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had high hopes for this restaurant as I indirectly know the owner but ultimately left fed but not impressed. The place was practically deserted on a Saturday night; which is never a good sign. The food was decent but unimaginative. My shrimp and grits were somewhat bland. The service was prompt and courteous but definitely not polished. Would I go again, yes, for the right meal. It would need to be for a super casual dinner where time is more important than being impressed by the ambience and chef inspired menu.

T
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tondee's Tavern was great. The service and the food was on point. The portuin sizes were large and the wait for the food to arrive was minimal. We will definitely be back again.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was nice and friendly. My wife's fish was undercooked - the waitress returned it to the chef and then didn't charge us. Nice touch!

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and then the full rack of ribs. It was more than enough food. The ribs were fall off the bone good. Honestly some of the best ribs we have ever had anywhere. We would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Savannah

SM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and good prices. The food was just not executed well. The fish was overdone, and lacked seasoning. The mussels and clams bucket was just not done correctly. This was either due to poor training on how to prepare the dish, or someone taking shortcuts in the kitchen. Again, the service was great, and the staff were amazing. I would return for the service and drinks, but the food was disappointing.

AW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was polite, great waitress and yummy food. Husband had red snapper and I had the fried shrimp. Both were great

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We stopped in for an early dinner with kids for birthday before a tour. Server was amazing and so kind. Food was GREAT. Mason jar cheesecake was a hit!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing

F
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our selections lacked flavor. Our waiter was awesome and went above the call of duty.

SC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and reasonably priced, the service was outstanding. The best service and value I have experienced in the Savannah area. If you have a group, I would recommend this place...4 stars overall

EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Horrible salty food and the service was ok but we had to ask for bread a few times. The salmon burned my mouth with the amount of salt they added

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good service. Friendly staff. Have been here every time I go to Savannah.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Another crappy tourist restaurant.... there are so many good restaurants in Savanah Do not support these stupid tourist traps.
Note the staff is great and works hard. The food is not good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Don’t know if I would go for a full meal again but definitely for drinks and an appetizer.

SP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice casual restaurant. Would have given a higher rating, but our waiter neglected to put our appetizer order in. To their credit, they quickly apologized and brought one out on the house.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get Desi's Famous Pasta Bowl! It's build your own style and I ordered a shrimp and steak pasta with alfredo sauce. Housemade alfredo was perfect. Wish we lived in Savannah, I would go here all the time!

CN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous time we had! Quick service, good food

AC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was great. Value was unbeatable

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place with good seafood. We were thrilled with every single thing we ordered. As much as we loved the food, the service was incredible. EVERY single person that served us was friendly, professional and helpful. The entire staff asked us how we were doing every time they walked by. We will definitely be back!

l
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was great. Everyone was really nice. The food was just mediocre and the drinks were reasonable.

A
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience here. We came right after the lunch rush died down and had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon meal. The shrimp caesar salad tasted light and fresh, perfect for a hot summer day in Savannah.

J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tondee's Tavern has a diverse selection of martinis and drafts. It is a fun, local bar that is great for drinking and dining. The women's bathroom was also very clean and tidy which is always a plus.

MP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devoured a chicken parm with some sweet potato fries. The chicken was burning my mouth but it tasted so good I couldn't stop. The host was also very friendly as well as the rest of the wait staff

SB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend if you want good food, nice people, and good drinks! It is also so easy to leave dinner and walk around to local bars for a fun night!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was good not great. Had shrimp and grits and was hoping for that to be awesome and was just goof.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Upstairs had a great environment but unfortunately they seated us in the basement. Basement was very quiet (too quiet) and it was odd that our group of 6 was the only table in the basement. When we asked to be reseated they informed us that upstairs tables are for reservations. We had a reservation yet we did not sit upstairs? Service was great and very personable but due to us being in the basement it seemed to take extreme amount of time to get service. Food was good and priced fairly.

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This is a very noisy and busy bar with high end pub food. It was good, but certainly not fine dining. If going there, you might want to adjust your expectations. That being said, the cheesecake was fantastic!

TM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tondee’s serves a delicious filet mignon. When you walk in, it appears to be very casual and like the food might be only ok, but the food is very good. Highly recommend trying Tondee’s when you are in Savannah.

DP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a food tour that let us sample the shrimp and grits as well as homemade cheesecake. Both were so outstanding I had to come back for full size portions. Loved it!

CR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Table for 12 at 1 pm, seating available immediately when the party arrived, with immediate service. Took a little longer than desired for food to arrive, but everyone said their meal was good. Will eat here again!

MR
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 would recommend to anyone. Casual pubfare for good prices accompanied by amazing service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tatiana the bartender was incredibly polite and friendly and efficient. Our server Keira was equally pleasant. I had an issue with the ribs being salty. I understand that things happen a sign of a great restaurant with great people is how they handle issues. The manager was at our table within seconds forgive me I do not remember her name she handled it flawlessly. I couldn’t have been more pleased how everything was handled I would and will recommend this restaurant to all.

AS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, great food and excellent service. Casual atmosphere with 5 star experience. Order the ribeye! You won't be disappointed

W
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just ate here this Sunday afternoon. Wonderful spot for a quick and delicious lunch. I noticed a sign that said they serve $5 lunch specials on the weekdays when we were on our way out the door. We will be back for a lunch special

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael, was a great server, he was everything you would want in a Server, pleasant, attentive, knowledgeable, and interactive. The food was amazingly my and just an all around great atmosphere. My family loved it and we will be back!!!

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