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Jul 19, 2006 12:40 PM

Savannah, GA in October--Recommendations?

We're planning a trip to Savannah in October. What recommendations do you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Anything that is a can't miss? I've heard The Lady & Sons has gone down hill. What about the siser restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Oyster House?

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  1. I thought that Bistro Savannah was a great spot for dinner. Nice atmosphere and good food and wine.

    1. I was always a big fan of Il Pasticcio. Went multiple while a student in Georgia. It has been 5 years or so since I have been though.

      Gorgonzola crusted Filet Mignon was the siganture dish, and it did not dissapoint.

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      1. re: Alex318

        I totally agree w/this rec. It is a wonderful place, and the filet is incredible.

      2. Elizabeth's on 37th is great. We had a wonderful meal there last January. If Gotliebs should reopen, by all means go there. The meal we had there was one of the most superb I've ever eaten!

        1. Lady and Sons since moving to their current location two years has not been the same.

          For causal dining go to Vinnie Van Go Go's Pizza in City Market. Best pizza in town, thin crust, huge slices, choose your own toppings. Cash only.

          Another non-"fine dining" is Saigon on Broughton Street. It's Thai and Vietnamese, and although it doesn't have the flair of the fancy resteraunts it is the best food as far as deep down satisfaction.

          For a lunch got to the Sentient Bean coffeshouseand have one of their vegetarian paninis, the Greek Isles is very good. They make their own bread and use lots of organic ingredients. Althougg meat free even the most die hard carnivore has loved these sandwiches. The Bean is on the southern end of Forsyth Park, facing the park.

          Another to try: Sweet Leaf Smokery on Abercorn Street. It's a pulled pork place that puts together very interesting flavors.

          Firefly Cafe can be very good, but sometimes it's hit or miss.

          Elizabeth's is great, probably the best wine list in towm. Bistro Savannah and Garibalidi's are both good, and are essentially the same resteraunt as they are owned by the same people. Garibaldi's is slightly more upscale. I second the Pink House.

          1. Unfortunately, The Lady and Son's has turned into what can best be described as an edible amusement park. I'm happy for Ms. Dean, but we no longer patronize the place. Too bad.

            Another restaurant that has seen better days is The Olde Pink House (although they have unarguably the best crab cakes in town).

            On our last visit, we found a place called Jazz'd that was a pleasant change of pace from the routine. Bistro Savannah is nice (wonderful shrimp and grits) but the service is very spotty.