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). 

online resources

For you serious foodies, check out the website for local publication Well FED Magazine. It bills itself as "the largest dining and bar guide covering Savannah and the islands". You can also find this little magazine distributed for free all over town.


These are all places that are open for breakfast and/or lunch. None of them are open later than 5:30 or 6:00.


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.

open all day (pretty much)

These are places that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

bars, lounges, and clubs

Here are a few local watering holes where you can drink, mingle, dance, and enjoy live music.

Something sweet

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.