Where to Find the Best Food in Savannah, Georgia

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Where to Find the Best Food in Savannah, Georgia

With a location so close the the ocean, and a history that dates farther back than most United States cities, Savannah has some great food. Our time spent in Savannah was mostly spent eating to be honest, and here’s our list of where to find the best food in Savannah.

  1. The Collins Quarter

Brunch: This restaurant takes a cue from popular Melbourne cafes in Australia, and brings a  fresh spin on classic brunch dishes to Savannah. The Avocado Smash toast is one of their most popular dishes, and for good reason. The poached egg on top of the piles of avocado on top of wholesome bread was the perfect way to start my day. Cazzie’s Swine Time Beni was a Collin’s original that was a rich combination of french toast, pulled pork, poached eggs, and bacon. And although I’m not a coffee addict, I couldn’t resist to try their house made Vanilla Drizzle Espresso. I was in love! Cazzie had the Chai Latte, also house made, and we were both wildly impressed. 

 

Dinner: Not only do they have a fantastic brunch menu, (check out those pictures) but their dinner is equally as amazing. Collins Quarter turns into a completely different restaurant at night, featuring seafood dishes with an almost Spanish vibe to it. I was blown away by my Spanish Harlem dish, featuring the largest prawn I have ever seen. The scallop dish that Cazzie ordered was so pretty it was sad to eat, until he tasted it! The staff here is wonderful, the drinks and cocktails are excellent and creative, and this is an all around awesome place for either brunch or dinner…or both! Save room for dessert, too! Their chocolate cheesecake and red velvet cake are made by a local woman and are nothing short of amazing.

 

If you can’t get enough of The Collins Quarter like us, look out for their new openings in Tybee Beach and a new cafe down the block from the original. They’re hoping to be open soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

*Note: Their dinner menu is not the same as the one they have online!

  1. Co

A modern sushi restaurant with some creative combinations in their rolls, this place was mega-popular. We went here on recommendation from a bartender that we met earlier in the day, and it did not disappoint. We ordered crab wontons as a starter, a seriously spicy (in a good way) Surf and Turf roll, and a more classic Firecracker roll, with spicy tuna and tempura shrimp. In a narrow area with a cocktail bar upstairs, the only room we could find to eat was at the bar. They don’t take reservations so prepare to wait a while if you’re looking to sit at an actual table. As a plus, the sake here was the most delicious I’ve ever had!

  1. The Public

This is a bright and open contemporary restaurant, with outdoor and indoor seating. The outdoor seats will fill up quickly but sitting inside is sunny and bright, and doesn’t feel like you’re closed in one bit. We stopped here for drinks while exploring Savannah on bike, however I got raving reviews of the food from multiple people at the bar and Cazzie has eaten here before as well. The food is affordably priced for the size of the portions you get and the wait staff here were friendly and upbeat, plus there’s a great wine and beer list!

 

  1. Barracuda Bob’s (or any of the other similar restaurants on River Street)

Touristy? Big Yes. Easy? Yes. This is a no frills restaurant on River Street that we stopped in on our mission for crab legs. While I don’t think that these were most likely the BEST crab legs that we could have found in the entire city, they were good and we were starving late night on Thursday when we got in. Most of the touristy restaurants on River Street have semi-similar menus, and Barracuda Bob’s was no exception. We had a seafood feast here, with Gator Gumbo, crab legs, and a creamy seafood cheese tortellini that was on special. 

  1. The Sentient Bean

If you’re looking for good vegan/vegetarian fare, look no further. Located at the far end of Forsyth Park, this is a great place to stop for lunch while exploring the area! It’s a local favorite and has a busy cafe feel to it. There’s seating on both a patio out back, inside, and a walkway out front and they stay busy. There are plenty of options, including veggie, vegan, gluten free, and my favorite part of the menu was a “trust the chef” option. I ended up getting the BBQ Tofu tacos on recommendation though, and they were very flavorful and tasty.

Can’t Forget Something Sweet! 

  1. Leopold’s

This is a classic Savannah place, and has been around since 1919. I went with the Lemon Custard Ice Cream because its been unchanged since Leopold’s has opened. Cool! It was delicious and there really is no better way to beat the heat in the South than with ice cream. They have all sorts of shakes, malts, and floats and even have a food menu as well. Sit in one of the many squares sprinkled around Savannah to enjoy your cool treat.

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Disclaimer: We may have been hosted by some restaurants, however all opinions are always our own!

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