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Eating in Savannah, Georgia

I love going to Savannah, Georgia, even if it’s for a quick stop on my way to Florida.  On my last trip, I decided to stay for a few days because there were so many places I wanted to visit.  This trip I went to a few restaurants in one evening, yes, two in one night. I started at Sorry Charlies Oyster Bar and Cocktails, which is known for their Oysters. I ended up having a cocktail and an appetizer. I had their Savannah Lump Blue Crab Cakes, House-made comeback sauce, lemon emulsion…trust me, they were delicious!  I also tried their grapefruit and cucumber gin cocktail. 

Sorry Charlies in Historical Savannah

When I visited there, the tables were close to each other; so if you like to talk to others, it’s not awkward.  Sorry Charlies is expanding the restaurant and adding two upper levels with a Tikki Bar decor. More seats will be added to the raw bar, and they will expand the kitchen, as well as add stairs and elevators to access the upper levels.  They will have a rooftop seating area overlooking Ellis Square, helping to preserve the historical integrity to the almost two-hundred-year-old Gibbons Range building.

Grapefruit Juice, Gin, and Soda with Cucumber

I had a great conversation with the couple who sat next to me, who suggested I go to The Olde Pink House,  so that was my next stop.  

When I went to New Orleans a few years back with one of my best friends, we went to four to five restaurants a day so that we could experience as many places as possible over a 4 day period.  The trick is to get an appetizer and something to drink, and if there is a party of two or more, get an appetizer each and one meal to split.  

After Sorry Charlies, I headed over to The Olde Pink House, stopping along the way to browse in a few stores.  I chose to sit outside at The Olde Pink House; it was a cool evening and the skies were so pretty. Besides, I lucked out; there was a table that opened when I arrived, so seating wasn’t long at all.  There was a waiting list to sit inside. I loved sitting outside, watching people pass by while I joined a few other parties who sat outside like myself. I love people watching, especially when I am traveling solo.  

Here I had their signature cocktail of a Kentucky Mule served in a copper tumbler with limes on the side.  It was made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, and it was very refreshing for the Savannah night air. The waitress brought me the restaurant’s signature corn muffins with honey butter and biscuits.  I ordered their cornbread fried oysters topped with a green goddess sauce, made from avocados. Everything was perfectly cooked; this was a perfect ending to my seafood evening in Savannah!

So a few things I suggest: one, always try to go to as many places as possible to eat, even if it’s just for an appetizer, a beverage, and/or a dessert.  If your experience was a good one, put it on your list of places to return to on your next trip to that city. Second, I would suggest trying both these places next time you are in Savannah. They are worth the visit.

If you would like to see other suggestions of where to go when you are in Savannah then see my earlier post here: The Paris Market, Savannah GA

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  • My husband and I also love Savannah. Such a beautiful city filled with history and charm. It somehow tickled me to read that you stop there on your way to Florida. We stop on our way to North Carolina!

    • We stop both on our way to Florida and on our way to North Carolina, heeee heeee ! See my other post on The Paris Market to read other places we stop at.

      • Thanks Jennifer. I will do that right now. We are headed up to Raleigh in a couple of weeks and may make a stop in Savannah on our way1

  • The photo of the cornbread muffins made my mouth water! The copper tumbler is very cute! Do they sell those? I would want to get an entire set!

  • Savannah is one of my must go to cities. It looks so charming, I can’t wait to go, It looks like you had a lovely time.

  • I’ve never been to Savannah, but it looks like a place I want to try! Especially the Pink House, as that is my favorite color. 🙂

  • We recently just got back from Savnnah. Unfortunately we didn’t try any of the yummy places you suggested. We did really enjoy the Pirate house with our kids though! Thanks for sharing your suggestions.

  • My husband and I keep talking about going to Savannah, this post is very helpful if we get to go. I like the looks of The olde pink house!

  • I’m sure I could stay in Sorry Charlies for a while. That food looked so yummy. I’ve only been to Savannah once with friends and we didn’t eat at any nice places like these. Must go back!

  • Savannah, Georgia is on my list of places to visit! I’ve always wanted to visit. And with your restaurant recommendations, I’m more eager to go and taste the food!

    • Let me know when you go. I will be visiting again soon, there are so many places to go and I will be posting about them., so check back in to see those.

  • I was just walking through the airport the other day and saw a sign for Savannah and thought what a great place to visit. This post now has really got me interested. How fun to eat out in a great city with what sounds like such great food

    • Yes, Savannah is a great place to visit. Read my earlier post about The Paris Market, Savannah GA be sure to go when you are there.

  • The food looks amazing! I’m sure the Old Pink House was great. Afterall, it is pink! Great photos, now I’m hungry haha

  • I love knowing great places to eat during my travels. haven’t been to Savannah yet, only Atlanta. The Pink House looks super cute!

  • I love Savannah! Before I retired and moved to North Carolina, I lived in Georgia for nearly 30 years. You’ve got some great recommendations in this article!

    • Hi Jennifer, I never properly stopped in Savanna, but after reading your article I can’t wait to spend some time there. I’m planning a trip to Charleston this Fall to visit a friend and we plan to take a few overnight trips in the area…Savanna for sure! Food and drink… you are my kind of girl!

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