Best Place To Eat Savannah-Off the Beaten Path
Looking for the Best Place to Eat Savannah but want to avoid chain restaurants and tourist traps? Here is a list of some our favorite restaurants that are little eclectic, not as well known, and definitely worth a visit! Enjoy!
If you are hungry for some fresh seafood, a trip to Desposito’s is a must. This is an exceptionally clean, no frills restaurant that serves some of the best steamed seafood you have ever had in your life. New and vintage beer placards cover the walls, and you’ll occasionally catch an icy glance from a stuffed deer head or mounted fish – perpetually stuck in fighting pose. The menu consists of boiled shrimp, Snow crab legs, steamed oysters, deviled crab and shrimp salad. There is a grill cheese, chili, sausage or hot dog option for those who do not care for seafood but, really…You are so missing out!
Let’s stay on the subject of Seafood for a minute. You want some fresh local Seafood, take a trip to the Shell House. The Shell House Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant and known for bringing the best Seafood in Savannah along with the best service in the area since 1988. They offer steamed seafood and have recently expanded their menu to offer fried and grilled items. The dining area offers plenty of seating and they take pride in offering customers the best dining experience possible, with fast service and excellent quality in all of the menu items. Located just off I-95 exit 94 in Savannah..named one of USA Today’s top 10 places to eat.
Let’s say you are craving steak. The best steak I have ever eaten in Savannah was at the Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern. Locally owned and operated by Chef Philip & Charlene Branan, Boar’s Head offers casual, riverfront dining in a unique restored cotton warehouse built in the 1800’s. Specializing in the finest USDA aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, local seafood and sinfully delicious deserts, Chef Branan caters to every diners needs. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktails before and after dinner in our Tavern with a spectacular view of the Savannah River. Remind the bartender to ring the bell when you see “A Ship Pass By!”
On Tybee Island and in need of a steak dinner fix? Try Sundae Cafe, a family owned casual dining restaurant located on Tybee Island off Savannah, Georgia’s coast. Formerly an ice cream deli, they have created a romantic atmosphere with some of the best dishes available in the southeast. The Southern-inspired dishes focus on seafood and steaks, but also include gourmet salads, pastas, sandwiches and succulent sides.
For Mexican I highly recommend La Xalapeña. Even though, they have only been opened for a few years, this Savannah Mexican Restaurant restaurant has quickly established itself as one of the top places in eat. Unlike other “Mexican” restaurants around, they are devoted to authentic Mexican/Veracruzano quisine by offering some of the best dishes around. At La Xalapeña restaurant, you can be sure to find a friendly atmosphere with exceptional service. As a locally owned business, you can also experience the charm of unique dining halls and the care and attention you deserve from their staff members. Stop by to experience the truly delicious and special taste from the region of Veracruz!
Love Thai food? The King and I is an excellent Thai Restaurant on Savannah’s South Side. It is open for both lunch and dinner. An exotic setting with a beautiful aquarium sets the tone for your dining experience. The menu is pure Thai and you can order your dish to the degree of spiciness you desire. The entrees are served with either basmati rice or Asian noodles.
For authentic Korean Food, you must eat at Kim Chi II. A relaxed atmosphere, great service, and a varied menu consisting of traditional Korean dishes. A great place for dinner or lunch with excellent bibimbap and bulgogi. The beef is tender and tasty and I love the fried dumplings,–crispy, delicate and delicious.
Sushi Time Towa serves my favorite sushi in Savannah. I have NEVER had anything less than an excellent experience here. The food is plentiful and delicious, the service is good, and the atmosphere is casual. The sushi is ALWAYS tasty and fresh and the prices are very reasonable! For non sushi eaters I suggest the gyoza (pot stickers) and the various teriyaki dishes look delicious.
A Taste of India is a local Savannah favorite. They specialize in Northern Indian cooking, which is characterized by its thick gravies with unique blends of spices. Some of my menu favorites are the chicken tikka, chicken/lamb sheesh kabob, the very spicy vindaloo, and the shahi paneer korma. I enjoy the atmosphere, not too brightly lit at night which makes it cozy. They serve a lunch buffet which I have heard is very good but I have not had a chance to try it myself.