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About Tondee's Tavern

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.

7 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Drayton or Bull

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 341-7427

Website:
http://www.tondees.com/

Catering:
Will cater your parties offsite with a variety of menu options specificly designed for the customer

Parking Details:
Parking garages within a short distance.

Public Transit:
within 2 blocks.

Executive Chef:
James Taff

Private Party Facilities:
Down stairs banquet room available. Seats 50 people and was the hub of the slave trading industry in the mid 1800"s. Proven to be a haunted area and lots of history. Perfect venue to host your special event

Private Party Contact:
Desi G.: (617) 480-0840

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tondee's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Fun (9)
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Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great Beer (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We went for dinner on Valentine's Day with our son, daughter-in-law and 2-year-old grandson. It was not crowded for our early seating, and the waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The food was good but not great, but it was a very nice evening for our family group.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Woodie took awesome care of us and it was his first night on the floor. Great bar staff too.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for lunch or dinner, with lots of history.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Restaurant Week with friends.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Other than waiting for 30 min past reservation time it was ok, food took a while to come out, pretty noisy but it was after all a bar.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Authentic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Visited in February. Still had Christmas decorations up. Staff was friendly. Food was pretty good. I expected more. It wasn't awful but wasn't great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed this tavern as part of Savannah's Restaurant Week!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and drink were as good as any in town. Service superb, can't say enough, very well kept. I'll go back often

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Crab stuffed flounder was absolutely delicious (slightly over seasoned in spots but tolerable). Service was top notch!! Can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Went there for restaurant week because of the menu. Very impressive. Probably better than Ruth’s Chris. My wife and I had the firecracker shrimp for the appetizer, the ribs and steak entree and of course, the cheesecake for desert. I have commented favorably to several friends of mine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Restaurant week menu was nicely set. Fried green tomatoes were very good, but accompanying sauce tasted too much like slightly seasoned mayo. KC sauce on ribs overpowered the pork which had little other seasoning. Both gave well-prepared food a corporate taste. 8oz strip was pretty good. I was happily surprised to find sausage in the rice but others might not appreciate the same surprise. The maple bacon cheesecake jar was excellent. Service was polite and efficient but rather inflexible with respect to requests, and smacked of corporate margin-watching over customer service. They will not bring bread before you order your meal, even if waiting for members of your party who are delayed. Another diner in my party commented that the flounder was ok, but nothing to write home about. Overall, it was a good dining experience, but with so many restaurants in Savannah that execute similar meals at a higher level, a diner could do better elsewhere.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

We decided to try a new place for restaurant week. The service was fine. Dessert was good, appetizers OK. My husband's ribs and NY strip were good. My stuffer flounder was so spicy with pepper, it was almost inedible. Not interested in returning

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Awesome menu! Awesome food! Incredible service! Great location!!! I can’t say enough! We had an awesome experience!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not worth the money. There are too many other great places to eat in Savannah to ever go here again.

Service was awful, it took 2.5 hours to eat for four people and we all got the specials and once we did get our food it was dry and seemed to have just been reheated.

Don’t waste a meal here.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week!! It was busy and out waitress seemed like she was chasin around with a ton to do, but was super friendly and helpful.
A patron across from us was a “complainer”, loud talker and used filthy language-and the servers, wait staff, and a manager went over and above to try to appease him

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Stopped for a night in Savannah on the way to Florida. We were looking for moderately priced, casual, and a short walk from our hotel (Hampton Inn), and Tondee's fit the bill. Waitstaff was excellent and fun. My tiny martini glass was only half full, although it was inexpensive. My wife's grilled oysters were very disappointing. The cheddar (?) cheese topping was like what is put on potato skins in a dive bar. Her hush puppies were ok - a bit dry. I ordered gumbo which was very good. I had only about a spoonful of gumbo when my entree came leaving me to decide which one to eat cold. I had the steak and rib combo. The steak was average but the ribs were outstanding. If I'm in the neighborhood I would go back but probably have ribs or a burger and skip the martini and oysters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice restaurant with local food and good service. Worth to go there!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 13, 2018

All the staff especially Woody, Michael and Sharon are awesome.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We went there as a big, family party for dinner. We hand some special food needs in the party (vegan and vegetarian with some) and the accommodated well with suggestions and unique takes on the items available (thank you!). One in particular, as all the dairy was removed, the kitchen came back to validate we didn’t want sprinkled cheese on the veggie bowl (thanks, again).

We went down to the basement (see the website as to why) where we found the woman who was in the video. We talked to her, got a quick tour, and learned about her cheesecakes (amazing BTW). We asked lots of questions and got our filled before appetizers.

The our guy, Fed. Fed was our server and he really built up the excitement by planning our meal, timing the basement trip, to timing his own personal stories of the city, the restaurant, and his own personal experiences. We loved him, our kids adored him, and we will definitely come back (and ask for him).

The food is tasty, the price was reasonable, the staff was around at all times to make sure drinks were filled and food was as expected. The manager came around to make sure we were happy and we were!

Thank you all.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great pub with great food and service be sure to ask for Jake. My wife and I stopped in for dinner and drinks 3 out of our 6 days while in Savannah.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were just not a fan of the drinks or the food.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visited on 25 December and 30. The first visit was perfect, food, drinks and the waiter were awesome . The second time Just the opposite the bread was Warmed up in the microwave which made it rubbery it took three loafs before we got a fresh one. The waiter wasn’t as good eaither.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Friendly staff and good service is Tondee Tavern's best attribute. The food is descent and the atmosphere is definitely sports bar tavern. It is more appropriate for a young person's after sporting event or to watch a game.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 25, 2017

the owner must take the title of the Rican-lada off
this is a misrepresentation of a culture and the pina colada drink
ALSO it was insulting

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Struggled to get into Xmas day restaurant. Finally took a chance booking here worked out fine. Hubby had ribs, I did the Salmon. Great food, only issue hubby disliked the sauce for ribs. To quote "too tangy, want sweet". Ribs were falling off bone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service we were there on Christmas night and the place was very crowded, but we received great service and our orders were exactly as we ordered and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Been to this restaurant several times and it is inconsistent at best. Sometimes it was great, others, not so much.

As my wife would say: nothing to write home about.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I wanted to like this place on Christmas Eve but it wasn't to be. Slow service, a server who disagreed with my husband as he reported the beer he received was not the IPA he ordered. She replied that it was, despite a different server delivering it to our table. It took forever to get a white Russian and the second drink I ordered sat at the bar so long, I overheard the bartender ask twice whose drink that was. I did raise my hand. Our meal took over an hour to arrive, with the server stopping once during that time to check on us. She did apologize for delay and failed to refill our dwindling water glasses. I watched several other servers, apparently more competent, take care of their tables around us. No bread with our salads, and no apology for the undercooked steak we returned for a bit more grill time. I really wanted to like this place....

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was awesome our server audriana was awesome

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A fun atmosphere, an engaged service staff and very good food highlighted our visit to Tondee's. On a chilly evening in Savannah, my wife and I scoured the dining options on Open table in search of comfort food. Having way over-spent the two previous nights, we also were looking to not break the bank. I ordered a half rack of baby back Ribs that were terrifically tender. My wife had the extra large crab cake that, while tasty, would not make anyone forget Baltimore. All in all, a quick, delicious and moderately priced meal worth consideration when in Savannah.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food had so much pepper it over powered all the other flavors.

Tags: Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We dined here for the first time this time Saturday night and it was wonderful ! When we walked in the door we were greeted by Tatiana, the Hostess with the Mostest. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our group ordered calamari, shrimp, steaks and chicken fingers and everything was delicious. During the course of our dinner, at least 5 or 6 people waited on us, bringing out our food and drinks and they were all really friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely be back !

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were in Savannah for our anniversary and had planned to go to River House inside our hotel for dinner, but the hotel didn’t bother to let us know the restaurant’s holiday hours when they suggested it. It was 6pm, we were starving, and not many restaurants were open or weren’t seating anymore parties. We were able to get a last second reservation at Tondee’s and rushed over to get seated. Our server Tatiana was amazing. I had been so upset over our anniversary dinner ordeal but she made me forget all that. She was so welcoming and funny and made the best suggestions. The restaurant was so busy since it was one of the few open and was serving a full menu, but she was able to make each of her tables feel special.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious food, the Thanksgiving platter was full and delicious. Cheesecakes to die for. Service was great, friendly and attentive. On our list for future trips to Savannah

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my birthday celebration with friends. The staff was very friendly and made my birthday dinner special. They offered me a delicious dessert with a happy birthday song. They were awesome. Also a birthday shot. I was very pleased with my decision to have my birthday dinner here.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great location, friendly staff. I had the shrimp and grits which was delicious and my son loved the ribs.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Last minute choice. Was very pleased with the service and food quality. We will be back.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tourist trap. Terrible quality and pricing. This place is only open because of tourists.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I enjoyed the crab cakes. The wild rice was a little tough.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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