Savannah is affectionately known as the southern United State’s jewel, boasting miles of pristine ocean and a diverse history. Its picturesque landscape is ideal for Instagram photo backgrounds. Savannah is home to some of the South’s most intriguing historic sites. The town is ideal for short breaks away from the fast pace of any city. Apart from Savannah’s history, its culture is also rooted in some of the world’s most unique cuisine and craft beverages. Here we’ve handpicked our four favorite places to eat and drink among the many great Savannah restaurants.
Visit the Green Truck Pub for Local Cuisine
The Green Truck Pub is located on the corner of Habersham Street and Maupas Avenue. The restaurant boasts a delicious menu featuring dishes made from local ingredients, including grass-fed beef. The menu’s unique dishes are accompanied by homemade treats, drinks, and condiments.
The Green Truck Pub is also a popular craft beer supplier and prides itself on an ever-changing selection of brews. Some of the signature dishes include a pimento cheese sandwich or burger laden with goat cheese and balsamic caramelized onions. At this hipster joint, the prices are reasonable and the food is Instagram-worthy as well as very tasty.
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Enjoy Traditional Southern Cuisine at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
This restaurant is well-known for its homestyle traditions that defy how most restaurants operate. The menu changes daily, and guests are escorted in shifts of no more than 10 at a time. “It’s no secret that visitors mad for ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ make a beeline for Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room for fried chicken, candied yams, and macaroni and cheese,” wrote Jeff Gordinier for the New York Times in 2015.
The dining style remains true to its roots, and the food is served as it would be at a family dinner table, where guests pass dishes around to each other. This is one authentic way to experience the beauty of Savannah.
Enjoy More Than 20 Craft Beers at the Distillery Ale House
The Distillery Ale House is Savannah’s only craft bar, and it boasts 21 beers on tap and 99 types of bottled beers. In addition, the family-owned establishment offers fine pub dishes inspired by the beers. The Distillery is located in a building that was first a saloon in 1895 and has since hosted a furniture company, a pharmacy, and various other businesses. The Distillery features mahogany bars and artifacts dating back to the American Revolution.
Host an Event to Remember at 45 Bistro
This historic Savannah inn features facilities perfect for private events, able to handle parties of up to 250 people. The distinctive venue hosts more than 40 weddings per year, as well as corporate events. Its professionally trained staff are available to assist at each event. Monday through Saturday evenings you can make a dinner reservation to enjoy Southern fare and wood-fired pizzas.
Savannah is a favorite among foodies and home to many unique dining experiences you can’t find anywhere else.