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About Vic's on the River

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.

26 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Drayton Street Ramp

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 721-1000

Website:
http://www.vicsontheriver.com/

Entertainment:
Piano Bar Nightly 7:00pm to close

Parking Details:
COMPLIMENTARY Valet parking Monday through Saturday beginning at 5:30pm

Executive Chef:
Chef Kerry Stevens

Private Party Facilities:
Bring your guests to enjoy a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bah mitzvah, bat mitzvah, dinner party, luncheon or business meeting in one of our private dining rooms overlooking the Savannah River. Our fifth floor Stoddard Room can seat up to 165 guests at one time and provides two balconies onto which the guests can walk and enjoy the view. Victor Hall, our middle sized room, also on the 5th floor, can accommodate up to 65 people for a seated dinner or can be added to the Stoddard Room for a larger capacity. This room also has a balcony to enjoy the views. Our smaller Dieter’s Den is located on the third floor and can seat as few as 10 and as many as 40 guests for a more intimate dining experience. Two large windows offer a view of the picturesque Talmadge Bridge just west down the Savannah River from the Dieter's Den.

Private Party Contact:
Joey McDermott: (912) 721-1000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vic's on the River Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (113)
Special Occasion (110)
Good for a Date (96)
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Good for Anniversaries (93)
Scenic View (91)
Romantic (75)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Local Ingredients (49)
Worth the Drive (48)
Authentic (46)
Business Meals (46)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Casual (44)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Notable Wine List (37)
Bar Seating (35)
Great for Lunch (35)
Comfort Food (33)
Cozy (25)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Live Music (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
People Watching (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Seasonal (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

An all-time favorite when passing thru Savannah! The Best shrimp & grits ever! Love watching the active waterway. Enjoy the high tops in the piano bar!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambience

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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was great but the food was average. We went here for our anniversary and were seated in the bar area where someone was playing piano and singing. This venue is too small for piano and singing as my wife and I could barely carry on a conversation over the music and signing. Too many other good restaurants in Savannah to have to shout over piano and bad singing during our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, a bit pricey, too loud (depending on table location), good service, very little area to wait to be called for table assignment. I think the prices are too high for the cattle cart feeling of seating and dinner. They are so popular that it’s very crowded and the experience is significantly reduced. Felt rushed in for a meal and rushed out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Both our meals were fantastic. The short ribs were so tender that a fork was all that was needed. No cutting. The grouper special likewise was perfectly cooked and flavorful. Very loud but a lot of fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

The Shrimp & Grits were very flavorful. We enjoyed our dinner so much, we went back for lunch the next day.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We ate dinner there during our recent weekend getaway to Savannah. The food was amazing and our server was a real pro. Very enjoyable experience overall. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first trip to Savannah to celebrate our Anniversary. Vic’s on the River was recommended to us by the conceirge at the hotel and we could not have been more pleased with this spot. We had a wonderful table with a view of the River, the food was delicious, (especially the the short ribs) and the service was great. I would gladly return given the opportunity!

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Crabcakes were excellent, as was the service. Also really enjoyed the jazz singer & pianist. Loved watching the big ships breeze by. thanks!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service but steer clear of the $15 specialty drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent. A little noisy. Enjoyed seasonal live music. Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

MY husband and I were in town for the weekend and had been encouraged by a friend to go to Vic's. We came a little early and were seated quickly, We ordered a number of items to share--a cocktail, soup, caesar salad, and dessert. Our entrees included mussels (asked for a substitution of citrus risotto instead of linguini) which were very good and meatloaf also very good. Every part of our meal was better than good but definitely not memorably great. However, we would consider returning, for the atmosphere and basic variety of menu choices.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great snowball beverage;

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·Dined 7 days ago

My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement here, overall a nice restaurant for special occasions. We had reservations and were seated fairly quickly at a corner table overlooking the river. The only downfall was our 2 hour wait for our food. Luckily there was live music for entertainment and once our food arrived it was amazing. Overall a nice restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We are regular customers and for good reason -- always great food, great service, and great ambiance. This time we hosted two good out of town friends who were in Savannah to celebrate their 43rd anniversary. It was a wonderful dinning experience for our group, in large part because the wait staff helped to make the evening as special as it was. Our friends are now big fans of Vic's on the River.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The pan seared red fish was excellent. Service was great.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The she crab soup was superb! I would definitely come back to Savannah just for that soup! Our waiter was excellent as well! Very attentive and super friendly!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great meal with excellent service by entire staff

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Nice place with great atmosphere. Our appetizer came out cold but the server was happy to replace. A helper who brought out our entree, spilled the sauce all over my leg. He apologized and it was cleaned up. After that the manager comped our appetizer (which I feel should have been comped anyways bc it was originally frozen in the middle). All and all our server was great and the meal was pretty good.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful every time I go! Food and service is always exceptional. Looking forward to going back.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

All around one of my favourites except there was a wedding reception that had music so LOUD we couldn't hear each other speak and the Christmas tree shook like it was going to fall at any second!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service, dinner was almost perfect.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great ambiance, food & service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. It was my second time dining at Vic's, but that was years ago. The food was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. I would definitely come back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful decor, a fine dining experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place was recommended to us and we would of had a great experience but our waitress (Jamie) lacked social skills and had no personality. The food was good and the place was very pretty and in a great location. The fried green tomatoes were very salty and had to send back. Would try again and hopefully have a better experience.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We stopped at Vic’s for Friday lunch. The weather was great for early December, so we elected to sit outside. It took awhile to get drinks and order our meal. We were really impressed with our food, both the shrimp & grits and pulled pork.

Sadly, the service was dreadful. Our server might have had too many tables, but I never saw her HUSTLE to make up for it. Our server was also unfriendly, which didn’t help. When a server passes my table and purposefully won’t make eye contact, that’s usually a telling sign.

We had to ask the manager for a check. I did something I haven’t done in 20 years, leave a 10% tip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Same great service, ambience, et al. Wasn’t as impressed with the food this visit. Appetizer: fried chicken livers were undercooked. Entree: Shrimp and grits ... unimpressive. Shrimp were big and cooked just right. However, grits were not creamy but almost stiff. Seasoning was rather bland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I live in Boston, and were in Savannah during his birthday. I wanted to take him for a nice lunch. Reviews of Vic’s were mixed, but I thought we’d try it. If I could have given them 10 stars all around, I would have.

When I booked the reservation, I noted that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. The hostess who seated us wished him a “happy new year” because it’s a new year for him. Nice touch.

We shared the calamari appetizer. The flavor combo of the peppers, sauce and feta cheese were out of this world. Best calamari we’ve had anywhere. I had the grilled redfish as my entree, and my husband had the day’s special, crabmeat stuffed shrimp with pasta. Both of our meals were heaven on a plate. Our server, Andi, surprised my husband with a complimentary birthday dessert, complete with candle.

The food was spectacular, service impeccable yet friendly. The view of the river was glorious. If I lived in Savannah, I would go to Vic’s for every special occasion. Absolutely loved it.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was just ok.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is a advertised a very nice experience. I did not appreciate being hustled by the "fake" valet outside who offered to park my car in a free parking spot for $20. I spoke to the hostess as we left and let them know that someone was outside snagging their patrons as they were coming in and offering them valet parking. I realized this was a con, it the spot he offered was close, the real valet for Vic's was no where to be seen and I figured that if this young man needed $20 that bad he was at least going about it in a way that hurt no one... so I gave him the 20 bucks and he "watched" my car until I returned.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Absolutely the best dinner in savannah!
Braised short ribs cannot be best anywhere
Lovely river view at a window table!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had an amazing meal here. I started with the fried green tomatoes. It was delicious. Then I had the lamb shank surrounded by root vegetables. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I highly recommend the braised short ribs. I enjoyed the spectacular view of the river.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fried green tomatoes were outstanding. Grilled salmon & grilled scallops great. James brought us a special anniversary key lime desert w/ whipped cream & fruit. Window seating allowed us to watch the Parade of Lights on the Savannah River.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A wonderful meal. The best service I have had in some time. Very nice experience. Would certainly not hesitate to return for another meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Vic's. Wonderful food and great service, as always!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were 10 minutes late for our reservation and they cancelled us. We waited for about 10 minutes for a table. While we were waiting my friend sat down on one of the chairs near the piano player who made a rude remark to her. We were seated near the service door where waiters and busboys were constantly going in and out. I asked for another table and waited another 5 minutes only to be lead to a table opposite the other service door! At that point we just sat down. Our server proceeded to pour ice water into our glasses and twice spilled the water on my friend's foot. I ordered linguini and mussels which was loaded with sliced onions (never had onions in this dish) and had little taste. My friend was looking forward to the shrimp and grits as they claimed to have the best. She was very disappointed with the soggy grits and tasteless sauce. My other friend had onion soup and salad which she enjoyed. I would not recommend this restaurant. I felt like I was at a chain restaurant rather than an upscale one.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice ambience. Rather loud. Food was just ok. I felt like it was overpriced for what we got.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed Vic's on the River. The food was delicious and portions were filling. The only drawback was our table was close to the entrance and to far from the window overlooking the Savannah River. The main reason I selected Vic's was to dine looking at the view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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