Vic's on the River

4.6
9804 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Vic’s is located in a beautiful old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street. With entrances on both Bay and River Streets, we are easy to access. Pets are welcomed on our outdoor patio, where guests can dine under centuries-old Live Oaks overlooking Historic Factors Walk. Along with our spectacular views, Vic’s menu reflects Savannah’s Southern charm with our sophisticated take on traditional Southern cuisine and our fresh, local seafood selections. The Staff at Vic's On The River invite you to come and experience our gracious and attentive service... where nothing is overlooked but the Savannah River.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipTonyC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well prepared and presented. The staff could not have been nicer. A must visit when you are in Savannah.

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Amylizslp
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! The she crab soup was excellent. Definitely a “must eat” place.

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Natfit
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely historical building

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place! Sat by a window overlooking river watching the ferry’s lights. Best braised short ribs I’ve ever had and the oysters were excellent. Our server made us feel we were her only guests and it was just a perfect night.

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Joyce
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The she crab soup was good but the rest of the meal was mediocre. Did not appreciate being seated downstairs. I made this reservation a while ago and expected to be seated in the main room. I do not think I will come here again on my next trip to Savannah

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vipDianeT
Miami
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Best biscuits and fried green tomatoes I've had. Food was cooked as requested. Would definitely come back if I was in the area.

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DCowan77
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Vic’s was on point. Every meal we’ve ever had here has been exceptional!

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vipmichellem
Orlando
152 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server for the evening was wonderful. Very helpful and attentive without hovering. The raw oysters were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their selections from short ribs to soup/salad and fish. No room for dessert. We have dined at Vic’s before and it is always a meal that is solid.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Benjamin was our server, and was amazing! Very knowledgeable, friendly and knew what he was talking about! Had great recommendations and made our dinner very pleasant. The crawfish beignets were our favorite! Thanks Benjamin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lynn was lovely as hostess. She sat us right at the windows of the bar area so we could see the Christmas boat parade.
Lovely night and great experience. Food was delicious!

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TonicaR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived rather early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. When we were seated, our waitress had several tables but still introduced herself to us. While waiting another server, Russell, came over and took our drink orders and served us water, saying he didn’t want us to feel neglected. This service set the mood for the rest of the evening. The food and service was amazing. We highly recommend.

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CherylF
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful treat while in Savannah for the day! Enjoyed the crab cakes and fried green tomatoes as appetizers for the table. My son and his GF got the shrimp and grits and enjoyed it thoroughly. I got the grilled salad with shrimp which were super fresh. Hubby had the classic meatloaf with grits on the side. Topped it off with a pecan pie a la mode. Delish!😋

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ScottZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vic's was great from start to finish. Our waitress was friendly and provided perfect service. The manager stopped by our table to make sure everything was good and it certainly was. Nice view of the river. Much history there including a map of Sherman's March to the Sea, which was discovered behind the wallpaper during the building's restoration. Highly recommended.

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Lucy2
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food, local and fresh! Excellent service. Not loud and touristy.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful , ambiance lovely and food was amazing!!

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vipSusanW
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Benjamin, our server, was fantastic. The carpaccio was outstanding! I'd return just to order the carpaccio. They serve complimentary biscuits and honey (I think) butter that were delicious.

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vipDonaldS
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Usually, we have a great time. Food, service, etc… have always been great in the past. This dinner wasn’t great, service was good, ambiance was good, but food wasn’t. First, the hostesses were very slow and impersonal. I don’t think she said one word after “do you have a res”We had the two specials of the night, the ribeye wasn’t good. Grossly undercooked, I ordered medium. Rare is ok with me, but this was cold raw. First time in over ten years, I sent it back. It took them at least 10 minutes to return with a better cooked steak, by then my wife was nearly finished. Her fish special was good. Hoping this was just a “bad night”. We will return because the great dinners outweigh the one bad one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and food were amazing! Had the filet and praline cheesecake wow!

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vipredneckwoman
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great location by the river. We had a window table - very nice view. Service was slow - hard to find anyone to get another round of drinks, but food was very good.

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was certainly an off day for the chefs Tuesday everything was great Friday was not even close

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Jeanie
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Server was outstanding and personable. Fast service. Beautiful view of the dining river. Prompt service. Food was wonderful. Jennifer, our server gave us a great time.

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DLM1234
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were seated at a table for 2 overlooking the river. Lovely view. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and a good value. Highly recommend.

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Visitor10
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No me gusto! Mal servicio, mala actitud de las host, así como la sopa de cebolla y tomate estaban deliciosas, las vieras de plato fuerte estaban fatal! No regresaría

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DianaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Food is very good , but way to rich with sauces and sides.

Service was fantastic!

Need to improve handicapped parking and access
Into the building.

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MichaelP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area and had a great experience. There was a piano player who played a lot of covers and contributed to a lively atmosphere. Started with the crawfish beignets and fried green tomatoes. The fried green tomatoes were a large portion. My wife got the she crab soup and I got the tomato bisque. Very hearty on a cold night! Main courses were pecan fried flounder and crab cakes. The crab cakes were excellent--almost all crab. The only bad part of the meal was the risotto with the crab cakes: it was a bit gluey. The flounder was excellent with a heart succotash. A definite must visit!

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GeorgeD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff and food was excellent, very nice time.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately Vic’s was a total disappointment. The space is very good as was our server but that’s where it all stopped. The menu was what you would expect for the area but the food and its preparation are absolutely stuck back in the 1990’s. The Shrimp & Grits were overcooked and the grits had solid lumps throughout them. The Crawfish Beignets resembled an empanada more than an actual beignet and the Pecan Fried Flounder was completely lacking seasoning and the hash that came with it was poorly executed. My opinion is that Vic’s only survives due to its location and the visiting tourists that provide it it’s lifeline.

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CristinaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I ordered one of the two special, a sea bass and risotto.
Usually, the specials are highly priced, but they are delicious, as special attention is given to it.
My fish was so dry, and the risotto overcooked, and the entire dish cold, that I had no choice but to send it back. It must have sit under a heating lamp for ever. For $38, it was a terrible choice.

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MarcD
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salmon was delicious. Meatloaf was pretty good, portion was a huge chunk of meat. May have been better presented in slices. Server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Sadly the food was over cooked- the filet mignon was dry and tough. Oyster Rockefeller was under cooked and our waiter forgot we ordered them. I’ve been there before and it was good but this was really bad. Under staffed? This was a Monday so maybe their real chef was not there. It was bad enough that next time I am through Savannah I will go someplace else.

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vipjv007
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Anniversary

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vic's never disappoints! Our waitress, Jenna, was attentive and wonderful. The food was outstanding as always.

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Richardb
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Savannah. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. This visit was for my
Husband’s birthday. We both enjoy Vics very much .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Daniel was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Despite a reservation at check in I was seated at the bar for 1 h. After I complained the table was given. The waitresses were nice. I requested a salad that was served not as requested. The fish and shrimp ordered were grossly overcooked. A bad dinner in a 4 star restaurant!!! Not going there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food wasn't what expected. Disappointed

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BRIAN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Been living in Savannah for 25 years. Never made it to Vic's until this last Sunday. One hour to get a salad and I can deal with waiting on a Sunday, however the salad was just nasty. It was the Crobb salad. The Calamari was marginal.

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Vic's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 9804 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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