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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Cool Must see & Eats in Savannah Georgia

We are going for the weekend and if anyone has some must see places and eats in the area, please point me where the action is.

My wife already has dibs on Paula Deans restaurant (lady and Sons).

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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I've been in Savannah for the past year, stationed at Hunter AAF.

Lady And Sons is a bit of a tourist trap -- but the wives definitely like it.

Make sure you walk around all the little squares downtown and visit Forsyth Park. Very good walking city and the shade from all the live oaks works against the heat a bit. Check out River Street and City Market at night, very lively.

Cha Bella is probably the best fine dining in town. Alligator Soul gets great reviews but I've never been too impressed. Rocks On the River is great, and their rooftop bar is awesome (it's in the Bohemian Hotel). Local 11 Ten is another good fancy place.

Mrs Wilkes is a fantastic brunch place and has a lot of old south flavor. It's near Jones Street, which is a "must see" street to walk around -- it's full of beautiful old ante-bellum homes and live oaks. Lots of movies filmed there. J Christopher's, Clary's and B. Matthew's are the two other good breakfast/brunch places. Starlander, Zunzi's, Harris Bakery, or Vinny Van GoGo's for lunch.

Old Town Trolley does open-air bus tours -- might be a good option if you want to see a lot of stuff quickly. The guy that lives next door runs the Haunted Hearse tours -- old converted Buick and Cadillac hearses with seats so your head sticks out the top; you drive around at night and he tells you all the haunted Savannah stories. Kinda fun. Plus he lets you drink back there. Dunno if you're a drinker, but Savannah has no open container law -- as long as your adult beverage is in a plastic cup you can walk around all over the city with booze in hand.

I live downtown and would be happy to give you a few pointers when you get here, PM me if you like.

Do not go west of MLK Blvd or East of Broad Street. There are some serious ghettos in this town.
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Thanks for the great local tips Felix, we are having a great time and although we arrived a bit late..made the most of it.
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Any other restaurant/bar/cocktails/Irish Pub recommendations for Savannah?

This worked so well for us the last time for Charleston (went to some amazing restaurants based on reviews from a member who is a chef down there) when we went there a few years ago, I figured I'd give the forum a shot once again. I'll be down in Savannah for almost a week at the end of December. I'll be in a house on the North of Forsyth Park. Any restaurant recommendations? We have a bunch written down already, but if there are others, then great! We love French, Italian, American, oysters, etc. etc. Beer, wine, cocktails...
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Albeit because it has a bit of nostalgia, my wife and I enjoy Zunzi's and will make a point of eating there every time we are within a couple of hours of the place.
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Any other restaurant/bar/cocktails/Irish Pub recommendations for Savannah? This worked so well for us the last time for Charleston (went to some amazing restaurants based on reviews from a member who is a chef down there) when we went there a few years ago, I figured I'd give the forum a shot once again. I'll be down in Savannah for almost a week at the end of December. I'll be in a house on the North of Forsyth Park. Any restaurant recommendations? We have a bunch written down already, but if there are others, then great! We love French, Italian, American, oysters, etc. etc. Beer, wine, cocktails...
Irish pub?
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Irish pub?
Yes. Think TriBeCa Tavern but people bring their own Bodhrán drum.
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We have reservations at Rocks on the River for New Year's Eve.
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It's not downtown and kind of a local secret, but Bella's Italian Cafe (http://www.bellascafe.com/index.html) on Habersham in Ardsley Park has always been one of my wife's and my favorite places to eat. We went there regularly when we lived in Savannah. Just a small place, but the food is excellent.

If you're into people watching, I recommend Tubby's Tankhouse or Huey's down on River Street. The food is OK at those two, nothing special. Vinnie VanGoGo's Pizza in City Market is always a winner, but it's always crowded too. Clary's Cafe downtown (there are 2 locations) is a good place to get breakfast, but it can be a little cramped when busy.

Though it's not an Irish pub, you might check out Six Pence Pub on Bull.

There are some other good places around as well, just depends on what you like. I was just down there 2 weeks ago. If it weren't for having kids and wanting to be near family, I'd move back there in a heartbeat!

Have fun on your trip!
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Angel's BBQ. 21 W. Oglethorpe Lane, Savannah, GA 31401
Its basically down an alley but has good food. Was on Man vs Food.
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Thanks Will! I'll check out those recommendations! We'll be staying at the Eliza Thompson House on Bull and Jones, so Six Pence looks like a good match.

Are River Street and City Market area likely our best bets for lively nightlife? Not like club scene, but more like bars with a great variety of beers on tap, some live music (maybe), etc.
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Thanks Will! I'll check out those recommendations! We'll be staying at the Eliza Thompson House on Bull and Jones, so Six Pence looks like a good match.

Are River Street and City Market area likely our best bets for lively nightlife? Not like club scene, but more like bars with a great variety of beers on tap, some live music (maybe), etc.
Anywhere downtown can be good, but I might recommend taking a guided pub crawl. There are some folks downtown that take groups walking to different pubs, breweries, and bars and tell you about the city's history, ghosts, and what not. We did one as then locals back in the day with a couple of friends, and it was quite a lot of fun!
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Anywhere downtown can be good, but I might recommend taking a guided pub crawl. There are some folks downtown that take groups walking to different pubs, breweries, and bars and tell you about the city's history, ghosts, and what not. We did one as then locals back in the day with a couple of friends, and it was quite a lot of fun!
Yup we have one of those planned but we messed up and it's scheduled for a few days after we arrive. May try to move it up a few days. We did one of those in Charleston and it surpassed our expectations.
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I've been here 4 days and not a single Defender! What's up here, people?? I've seen a D2 G4 Challenge truck, but aside from that I haven't even seen a RRC around. Having fun so far.
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I've been here 4 days and not a single Defender! What's up here, people?? I've seen a D2 G4 Challenge truck, but aside from that I haven't even seen a RRC around. Having fun so far.
Most of the Defenders down there live across the river in the Low Country and up towards Hilton Head Island. There used to be a few Defenders around Savannah when I lived there, but I think most all of those have been sold on.
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Notice my face cannot be seen. And the perplexed look on the mystery lady's face.

Also, we had dinner tonight at Rocks on the River which was sort of "uns uns" but was still good, plus all we had to do was walk outside for the awesome fireworks.
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Notice my face cannot be seen. And the perplexed look on the mystery lady's face. Also, we had dinner tonight at Rocks on the River which was sort of "uns uns" but was still good, plus all we had to do was walk outside for the awesome fireworks.
Uns uns ? What does that mean?
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