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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (130)
Special Occasion (121)
Good for a Date (111)
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Good for Anniversaries (100)
Scenic View (96)
Romantic (75)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Worth the Drive (53)
Business Meals (51)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Local Ingredients (51)
Casual (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Authentic (47)
Great for Lunch (45)
Notable Wine List (40)
Comfort Food (39)
Bar Seating (37)
Good for Groups (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Live Music (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Cozy (25)
People Watching (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Fun (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Hot Spot (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Seasonal (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Healthy (13)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was not the best. Soup was cold. Everything else was satisfactory...shrimp and grits and fried shrimp dinner

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere.....excellent food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant. We had a wonderful window table by “the map” (great historic find).

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

The crab cakes had no flavor at all. The crab must have been frozen too long or just not seasoned at all. My husband had the pecan flounder that was a beautiful presentation and after the first few bites, when he got down to the fish, it was tasteless. The amount of money we spent there was obscene compared with the food. Never have I eaten seafood that had zero flavor. We were so disappointed since we chose this place to celebrate our anniversary. The complimentary cupcake following dinner was a nice touch and appreciated, but it did not make up for the $100 plus dollars we spent on a very disappointing meal.
JRH

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food. Loud servers other than ours

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Did not expect to get my meal without what was offered and ordered. The menu specifically stated fried shrimp and oysters, I only got fried shrimp. I asked the waitress about it, and she said the meal was really supposed to be only with fried shrimp and would not go include oysters. I felt cheated. She knew ahead of time about this and did not tell me. Not fair. I counted the shrimp, they included only six in my meal. I wish to be reimbursed for that dish, especially since it was no t cheap.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent except they neglected to record my OpenTable points

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

The crab cakes were delicious. I liked the wine selection. My husband had the filet and he enjoyed it.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food an the free valet parking is the icing on the cake

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was early on a Thursday so almost empty still. Food was delicious

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

we always love Vic's, great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The opportunity to examine a Civil War era map and professional service are the primary features of this touristy spot. The soup and entrees were cold and disappointing. There are many better places in Savannah.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great drinks but overpriced food especially the bouleboulaisse.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cheddar grits and shrimp were fantastic. Salmon waa fresh and very tasty. We would visit again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great choice in Savannah. On the river and great people watching.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was recommended by native of Savannah. The food, ambiance, service was great. I would go back again when in town again. A bit expensive but was worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

we had our reception here when we got married 3 years ago and returned to celebrate our third anniversary. we had a wonderful experience with Vic's when we got married and were not disappointed upon our return. the ambiance is beautiful with a wonderful view, and both the food and service are excellent. they have quite an extensive wine list and a good variety on their menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great but we were seated at at table right in front of the door to the kitchen. In an establishment like this, there should NOT be a table right in front of the door to the kitchen. It’s just cramming people into space - highly recommend it be removed.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for Saturday night dinner while in Savannah for a long weekend. Requested window seating and that’s exactly what we got!! I had crab cakes which were the best I have ever eaten. It was served with Risotto which was very bland. Our dinner guest had the short ribs which were fantastic! All in all we had a lovely dinner and it is a great value for a downtown restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Vic's provides the excellent food one expects when visiting an historic city like Savannah, GA. Ask for the specials.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have always been very pleased with our meals at this lovely restaurant. It is a popular place so people should expect to encounter a lively atmosphere with energetic service. My request for a window seat is honored whenever it can be accommodated and I very much appreciate that courtesy. The seafood stew is fabulous and the shrimp and grits are our favorite of any in any restaurant in Savannah.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came here for my wife’s birthday. She’s wanted to try it for quite some time. The lunch was phenomenal. The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. The flavor pairings in the food were perfect and seasoned just right. We got the beef carpaccio as an app. It was arguably the best in the southeast. They made my wife’s birthday memorable and we will be back for a dinner service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cody was great.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our reservation was honored promptly but the restaurant was CRAZY-BUSY!! and so there was lots of coming-and-going...we were seated near the front door thus VERY aware of all the chaos...AND...as a result our service was POOR...very POOR! The food was good as always. I prefer this restaurant for lunch...not dinner. Thanks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Quite busy but with our reservation we were seated on time. Wonderful views.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great seafood in a historic building. Service was excellent and you will not leave hungry. She crab soup was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed a grouper special and my son had the pecan crusted flounder. It's pricey but worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was yummy and ambiance was nice except for it was a noisy. But it was busy! When you have good food, you have a lot of people. Definitely recommend Vics!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We drive from Hilton Head for lunch and dinner. Have been eating there for 4 years and love it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good place for dinner, interesting wine list and menu. Obviously Fried Green Tomatoes for starters, I had the she crab soup and it was awesome. The Mahi Mahi was very fresh and tender, mi wife ordered the roasted half chicken and for dessert the basket, it is a classic , I’ll leave you in suspense, just try it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Enjoyed the river view even on a rainy cold evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Atmosphere was good. A little noisy but it's because it was a full crowd. Pecan encrusted fish nothing to write home about. Fried green tomatoes excellent.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We eat here when we are in Savannah. Always very good or excellent. We tried the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. Also the Mahi with rissoto. Excellent meal and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The flavors of every dish both complemented and did not overpower. The portion size was perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Vic's is one of my favorite places in Savannah! Amazing food, great drinks, and you can't beat the view!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Overall wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was an amazing dinner and we had a fabulous waitress!!!! 💜

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited Vic's for dinner during a long weekend. It did not disappoint. The service was warm & helpful (without hovering). The crawfish beignets were unexpected & did not disappoint. The oysters Rockefeller were classic & delicious. But, the star of the meal was the shrimp & grits. I have had this dish in many iterations but this one was far & away the best I have ever eaten. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not miss Vic's shrimp & grits!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is our second visit to Vic's and we do enjoy the ambiance! We had a 6:00 reservation on a recent Friday evening. The atmosphere and the food were both very good, however the service on this visit was poor. While we were not in any hurry, we placed our orders for food around 6:15. At 7:30 our entre's had still not arrived. I located the manager on duty who apologized and by the time I returned to the table the food had just arrived. The manager offered us a desert on the house for our inconvenience, which we declined. We do like this restaurant and hope this poor service experience was a one time issue. We will certainly give Vic's another try.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The apps of beef carpaccio and crab cakes were great! We all had salads - the Crobb and a poached pear - which were also very good. Service, however, was awful...our server’s attitude from the moment we sat down was horrendous. She brought out the bread basket at the end of the meal, literally rolled her eyes as she was walking away a couple of times and in general was unpleasant. One of our $14 cocktails was made incorrectly and you could not take more than a sip. Instead of even trying to assist she charged us and basically said “too bad”. We have NEVER heard of that - if it’s a restaurant’s fault that a drink was made incorrectly why ever would you be charged??? I’d skip this place...plenty of great places in Savannah to go where servers actually want to do their job and be pleasant while doing so.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Vic’s on the River! Service was great and they have amazing crab cakes and filet mignon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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