There's always something new happening in Savannah, so it should come as no surprise that there's an exciting assortment of culinary delights waiting for groups around every corner.
Fresh local seafood, Southern home cooking and nationally known chefs abound! Next time your groups are headed to this charming coastal city, consider these group-friendly dining options.
GOOD TIMES JAZZ BAR & RESTAURANT
Born out of a desire to bring great Southern fare, fine wines and excellent jazz into one sophisticated relaxing atmosphere, Good Times is an ideal place for groups to sit back and sip on a cocktail or enjoy a glass of fine wine while some of the best jazz musicians around do their thing. Be sure to come hungry! From Southern Fried Yard Bird and Creole Seafood Gumbo, to Rustic Macaroni & Cheese and Georgia Peach Cobbler with Leopold's Vanilla Ice Cream, a memorable meal awaits.
Specializing in explorative cocktails and delectable Southern based cuisine brought to you by Jim McCourt and acclaimed Chef Greg Garrison, Repeal 33 offers something for every group. Whether visiting for brunch or dinner, dishes including Seared Jumbo Scallops, a Mediterranean Salad and a Grilled 12 oz Ribeye are sure to satisfy. The establishment also boasts one of the best Bourbon selections in Savannah.
MRS. WILKES DINING ROOM
There's always a line when Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room opens, and for good reason! In addition to the establishment's rich history, the hearty dishes are always pleasing regulars and tourists alike. Though platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing are often found on tables, the menu is always changing, so groups could always look forward to a delicious surprise at this charming eatery.
SAVANNAH RIVER HOUSE SEAFOOD
This waterfront River House Seafood inhabits an 18th century restored cotton warehouse and has been locally owned and operated since 1982. With Head Chef Gladys Young at the helm, River House offers exceptionally fresh selections, including locally caught Grouper Florentine and their signature Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Gravy. Don't leave without trying the Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding!
SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES
Thanks to a Savannah Riverboat Cruise, groups could enjoy an evening on the water complete with dinner, entertainment and an unforgettable tour of Savannah's historic waterfront. Whether groups are looking for a Sunday Brunch or a Saturday Sunset, cruises of all kinds are available to fit your needs and enhance any trip.
THE PIRATES' HOUSE
Since 1753 (you read that correctly), The Pirates' House has been pairing delicious food with rousing good times. Located on one of the most historic spots in Georgia, this establishment began as an inn for seafarers, and supposedly later became a spot for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas. Slow Cooked Baby Back Ribs, Low Country Santa Fe Pasta, and Award-Winning Honey Pecan Chicken are only some of the delicious options found here.
BILLY'S PLACE AT MCDONOUGH'S
Known as a friendly neighborhood bar, McDonough's is also the headquarters for the St. Patrick's Day Festival in Savannah each year. Grab some classic bar fare like Nachos, Chicken Wings, a French Dip, Supreme Pizza and more. The bravest of groups could grab the mic and sing some karaoke on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for Groups Today.
Photo courtesy of Visit Savannah.