My mom and I had a lot of fun scouting out different restaurants to try while on our trip to Savannah!
We were thinking about eating at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons, but heard from a few other travelers at our hotel that it wasn’t worth going to. We did check out her store, though!
On our first day, we headed to City Market (an open-air market with restaurants and shops) and got lunch at Cafe City Market. We both agreed that the food was just sub-par. I can’t even remember what we ate?!
We ended up eating at an oyster restaurant called Sorry Charlie’s twice because we loved it so much. We both got blackened fish tacos both times. Twins. I was so enamored with the tacos that I asked the waitress what type of fish they used and she told me it was swordfish. Yum.
I also ordered a side of grilled corn and it was some of the best corn I’ve ever had. That started the theme of me trying to find corn at every restaurant while in Savannah. I got hooked! I’m now on a mission to learn how to cook corn on the grill in its husk.
While my favorite restaurant was Sorry Charlie’s, my mom’s favorite was Fiddler’s Crab House. We had lunch there one day and it was lovely. The restaurant is along the Savannah River, so we were able to eat outside and have a great view of the river as massive barges quietly floated by. We both had grilled fish there and it was cooked perfectly.
I also got… you guessed it… corn!
We also ate at a restaurant called 39 Rue de Jean. It was an interesting upscale restaurant that specialized in the odd combo of French food and sushi. My mom got French food and I got sushi. Everything was excellent!
When we visited Tybee Island, we ate lunch at Fannie’s on the Beach. It was a cute, beachy restaurant with a great view of the ocean. You can’t go wrong with a view of the ocean, right? I got crab legs, and my mom had a burger.
The crab legs were great! I had fun playing with my food and even tried to pinch my mom with one of the crab’s claws. She didn’t appreciate that too much 😉
As we were planning our trip, every website I read about traveling to Savannah mentioned Leopold’s Ice Cream, which has been in Savannah for almost a century. We stopped by on a hot day and it was a fun little experience!
So to sum up this post, I thought it would be helpful to jot down the restaurants we went to in case anyone reading this is planning on traveling to Savannah and wanted tips on dining!
Sorry Charlie’s –> Highly recommend the blackened fish tacos.
Fiddler’s Crab House –> Great views and delicious fish.
31 Rue de Jean –> Awesome French food and sushi, but pricey.
Fannie’s on the Beach –> Great view of the ocean and fresh seafood.
Leopold’s Ice Cream –> A Savannah classic. Go.
Cafe City Market –> Don’t recommend.
The Sentient Bean –> Organic, fair-trade coffee shop. I enjoyed the Ethopian blend coffee.