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trying to get the true taste of savannah in one lunch

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i'm a san fran 'hownder heading to hilton head for a wedding this weekend. i'm hoping to sneak down to savannah for half a day, see the sights and take in some lunch.

i'm looking for recommendations for lunch places and dishes that you all (i believe it's y'all :) ) think will give me a delicious idea of what savannah cuisine is all about!

fyi: i eat everything (well i'll definitely try it once, anyway)
price is not a huge factor (food is one thing i'll pay good $ for!), but i'm not looking to break the already wedding-stressed bank!

thanks!

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  1. The Lady and Son's. http://www.ladyandsons.com/
    It's Paula Deen's place. They have the "Southern Lunch Buffet." It looks good on television. I've never been there but that's what I'd do.

    Enjoy
    DT

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    1. re: Davwud

      If you search on the Paula Deen restaurant on the South boards, you'll see that the common consensus is to AVOID the place.

      You will find, however, another restaurant that gets the nod, instead of Lady and Sons...

      I love Paula's show, and her cookbooks, but she must be so far removed from the daily operations of her restaurant that it didn't suprise me one bit to hear "pass".

      And some recent posts about restaurants in Georgia...

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

      Good luck!

      1. re: SizzlingJoe

        That review really doesn't surprise me. I'm just saying that having made some of her recipes, watched her show and generally liking her, I'd eat there. More to say I'd done it.
        I also get a bit skeptical of bad reviews of places like that. There are lots of people that just can't wait to hate the place. That doesn't mean that their wrong mind you.

        DT