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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Leave the cooking to us this year! Join us at Tondee’s Tavern on Thanksgiving for a Trukey platter with all the fixings, just like grandma’s good ole home cooking ! Kids platter and full menu also available. Reservations strongly recommended.

Tondee's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Seasonal (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 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 5, 2017

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 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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·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I wasn't sure since it was a "TAVERN", do not be afraid. It was a RIOT. The food was local cuisine, done spot on and lots of it. Fun atmosphere, drinks were fairly priced, for a tavern their wine secections rocked. What a great little spot to walk to if you are in the river district. MAKE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION, it is a hot spot.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Not much to say... The food was so so. The drinks were better than the food.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I was not satisfied with the food I received. I visited for the first time during restaurant week and ordered stuff flounder and it was overcooked. The broccoli was very bland and I ordered a crab cake and it was very salty!! My service was good and the drinks were ok but I was very disappointed with my food and didn't feel it was worth the money I spent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Staff was awesome and attentive. Worked as a team to deliver excellent service. Food was good. What else could you ask for?

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great local food and wonderful, attentive service!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I love the this place – The food was amazing and seasoned well also came in a timely manner. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

To start off with we made reservations and we ended up showing up an hour early. So when I asked the host if we could go ahead and sit they said NO and there was several empty tables. Then all of sudden they changed there mind and seat us in the basement. So we get pass the hurdle. Our waiter finally showed up we ordered drinks 30 mins later they finally showed after started questioning about where the drinks were at. Then our food finally showed an Hour after we ordered.
The SERVICE was terrible , slow and constantly making excuses for the bar or kitchen.
The food was good but I want be back do to the service.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was good. It is a tourist trap so it was very loud and busy. The servers try way to hard to be overly friendly. Less is more

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal! Fish was very fresh. Loved everything.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The food was fine. Nothing was mind blowing about the meal or the drinks. Typical tourist spot on Bay St.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The restaurant was nice and the waiter was pleasant. Overall it was a great experience very close to walking distance from the hotel.

Tags: Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Service was good and quick. Server was attentive. I had a hamburger, which I expected to be better in a tavern and by description in menu, but it was just ok. My husband had salmon, which he said was good. The other couple said their food was ok.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This was a disappointing experience. Although the food was good, we wait 45 minutes to receive it. The venue wasn't overly crowded, and we watched another table of six walk out due to slow service.
The hostess was great. She was friendly, helpful and took our drink order. The waitress was absent most of the time. To me it falls on management. There was no one walks the floor to see if patrons were being taken care of. I left an empty beer glass at the edge of the table waiting to order another. After 25 minutes of waiting, I wouldn't have accepted a free one at that point.
They lost additional drink revenue and dessert order due to not wanting to deal with another round of waiting.
It's really too bad, because the food we had was very good. I saw other wait staff servicing tables, and perhaps too much is placed on one waitress, however, that one bad server can cause lots of damage.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Chris is the best!! We had a huge party and he made sure we were all taken care of! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The pub had a vey vibrant feeling with people seated T the bar and all table full with groups and couples. Food was good pub treat and the service was fantastic, with servers sharing stories of local lore.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food was aweful! The steak was over cooked and the shrimp and grits had no flavor. I would not ever go there again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I took on the Pole Dancer burger and nearly won. Food was good, but service was a little inconsistent after the initial order. Order the blue frozen drink- the mermaid?- it was like a children's blue raspberry frosty. Amazing.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 5, 2017

It is definitely a tavern. You can see the age and style of the restaurant when you walk in and the bar looked great. I ordered the Low Country Boil which was great. For desert they have the cheesecake market. Almost every flavor imaginable and served in a mason jar, I had the New York style cheesecake and it was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Finger foods and apps are awesome for Game Day. Great Shrimp and Grits! Don't sleep on the Cheesecake either!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was our meeting place for a ghost tour, so we figured we would just have dinner there so as not to be late for the tour & we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. I had an ala-vodka pasta dish & it was the best I have ever had. Their specialty drinks were reasonably priced & yummy & they even threw in a free one, so guess you could say they were very accommodating (and great servers)! Will definitely go back next time we are in Savannah!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Well, we really liked our past experience at Tondees especially the salmon and crab sandwiches; unfortunately the menu has changed and these items are no longer available! The price is now not really worth the food portion(s) however, the waiters are phenomenal!! This time Akil served us and he is very attentive and conscious over his tables!! He gets 5 stars from us! Maybe Tondees would reconsider some of its menu choices in the near future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Food was way too hot. Everything with the exception of the chicken breast in my sandwich had been excessively warmed in a microwave.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was very good. Sat us quickly and provide friendly service. Appointment was at 7 and very busy. Not real fancy but food was very good. This is a bar/restaurant. So it met our expectations...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2017

In their defense, it was Savannah restaurant week, so maybe the demand was overwhelming, however...
The restaurant was attractive upstairs, but we were seated in a claustrophobic basement. Our server greeted us with "we are slammed so I hope you have your patience hats on". Our reservation was for 6:30, early in the night, but two of the items on the fixe prix menu were unavailable which we were not informed of until two members of our party tried to order them. My husband was brought the wrong beer and was not brought his dessert at all. Wait staff were continually wandering around holding food asking if it was ours; it was as if they forgot how to use table numbers. The food was mostly good, though unexceptional.
I figured a restaurant on Bay Street would be geared for the tourists so perhaps this restaurant is banking on not having to serve the save patron more than once. It certainly seemed to be the case.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We went to try it during restaurant week but ended up ordering the early bird - wonderful price and great food.
Will definitely do it again.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Our waiter was very nice but busy as he helped serve multiple other tables that weren't his. He offered good tips on dishes we were interested in.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Restaurant week dinner. We were seated in the basement. No atmosphere. Small glasses of wine. Paper towels for napkins. Food so-so. Their famous cheesecake had no taste. Very disappointing.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Our waiter was very pleasant. They food was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The location and ambiance was great, food was very good once we got service. We were there 20 minutes at our table before someone came after we flagged the manager down and he sent someone to take our order. Service after that was very attentive. Prices were reasonable. Overall, don't hold that one incident against them since otherwise service and food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 2, 2017

It was Jan 2 so there was no crowd.
Only a few diners.
Waiter was engaging and we ordered what he recommended.
The food was delicious. I had a combo of steak filets and ribs. Both were perfect cooked. Melt in your mouth good.
My wife had a pasta and shrimp dish that was excellent also.
Dessert was a local specialty of cheese cake in a short ball jar. Very good too.
Great food at a very reasonable price.
We would return there and will recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

With the exception of the calamari, the food was so-so. The service was very good and all staff here courteous.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Floor was dirty, steak was not prepared as ordered. Service was ok! Manager was very apologetic!

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The crab cakes were excellent

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