I know you didn't come here to eat at Subway or drink coffee from Starbucks. You could do that at home and save yourself the vacation costs. Look here to find out more about genuinely local eateries where you can get a true taste of Savannah. All of the establishments on this page are restaurants that I myself enjoy, that I've heard good things about from other people, or that I have at least read good reviews of in the local paper. Most of them are in the Historic District, but a few require a short drive (or a long walk).
These are all places that are open for breakfast and/or lunch. None of them are open later than 5:30 or 6:00.
A whole-foods, all-natural store and deli. If health food is your thing, here you go.
Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters has been around for a while, but now they have their own little cafe at 140 Abercorn St.
My favorite breakfast spot
From the same people who brought you FoxyLoxy and The Coffee Fox
2019 Habersham St.
Open Monday-Saturday 6am-3pm, Sunday 7am-3pm
Soul food for breakfast!
Savory British-style pies made by actual Brits!
114 Bull St.
These are all places that are open a little later in the day and stay open for dinner. Some of them are even open well past midnight and many serve as venues for live music. Most also serve alcohol or have a bar.
A little business that could! Located at Victory Drive and Bull.
The little BBQ joint that could. Then it burnt down. But it has risen again, y'all!
Located inside the American Legion south of Forsyth Park. The food is so good, you will see Jesus.
Owned by my former landlord. A great place for food, live music, and bar fights.
They serve my favorite dessert here, the Savannah Mudd Pie.
Some of the best burgers in town.
A local favorite since 1919, they still make their ice cream themselves.
23 Abercorn St.
My favorite pizza place in the city. Please note they are a cash only establishment.
open all day (pretty much)
These are places that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sister store to Foxy Loxy.
My favorite cafe in the whole city.
One of my favorite downtown hangouts.
A New Orleans-style eatery on the River. You cannot come here if you're not going to try the beignets!
bars, lounges, and clubs
Here are a few local watering holes where you can drink, mingle, dance, and enjoy live music.
Savannah's drag club and bar.
One of the city's favorite live music venues.
It is what it sounds like, ladies.
An off-the-beaten path little spot on Drayton St. The bar is small, but the people are friendly.
Looking for a little dessert to sweeten up your day? Or perhaps a tasty gift for someone back home? Be sure to look in these places.
A cherished Savannah traditions. The Scotch Oatmeal cookies are their signature item.
The best cupcakes in town!
A little bitty storefront with some delicious little bitty cookies.
Just about the best thing in town. Aside from honey, they have all kinds of fabulous gifts and a mead bar!