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Italian, French, Spanish, and New American cuisine are all well represented in Savannah, but don’t let that distract you from traditional southern favorites. You simply can’t leave without filling up at least once on fried chicken, peach cobbler, and collard greens.

Top Restaurants in Savannah

Bonna Bella Yacht Club

Come by land or by sea to this indoor/outdoor bar and grill overlooking the marsh. Quiet and casual, this restaurant is off the beaten path and serves up a tasty variety of seafood dishes. Be sure to get good directions!

2470 Livingston Ave., GA, 912-352-3133,
Tags: family | budget | seafood | waterfront | patio

Cha Bella

Dine on fresh, organically influenced fare inside this elegant café or outside in its shaded courtyard. Try Italian-inspired flatbreads and pastas or mouthwatering grain-fed beef tenderloin. View classic films in the courtyard Wednesday through Saturday.

102 E Broad St, GA, 912-790-7888,
Tags: moderate | trendy | patio | local favorite | organic

Clary's on Abercorn

Famous for its role in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Clary’s is a staple of Savannah that has been family owned and operated for over 100 years. Open for breakfast and lunch, the extensive menu has something for everyone.

404 Abercorn St., GA, 912-233-0402,
Tags: family | budget | comfort food

Crystal Beer Parlor

Colloquially known as the last Savannah speakeasy, the Parlor opened in 1933. Sit down at an antique booth for a heaping helping of their famous crab stew.

301 West Jones St., GA, 912-443-9200,
Tags: budget | seafood | historic | gastropub

Elizabeth's on 37th

Chef Kelly Yambor prepares a 7-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for a mere $90 per head in this historic mansion. Her herb and vegetable garden provides for deliciously fresh salads and sides, and the wine list is unbeatable.

105 East 37th St., GA, 912-236-5547,
Tags: romance | expensive | editor pick | historic | smart splurge | new american

Local 11 Ten

Local ingredients like shrimp and venison prepared by Chef Keith Latture, formerly of the Ritz Carlton Company. A delicious fusion of Italian, French, and Spanish fare located off Forsyth Park in the one-time Savannah Bank building.

1110 Bull St., GA, 912-790-9000,
Tags: expensive | patio

The Lady and Sons

Celebrity restaurateur Paula Deen has more than just her own cooking show, fleet of cookbooks, and bi-monthly magazine; she has the busiest restaurant in town (never without a line around the building). Expect rich southern plantation cooking like Paula’s southern buffet of fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, peach cobbler, and collard greens.

102 West Congress St., GA, 912-233-2600,
Tags: family | moderate | editor pick | trendy | comfort food

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