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Favorite Restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner in Savannah?

tastetampabay Aug 8, 2006 02:21 PM

We'll be going on our honeymoon to Savannah in November and will be in town for Thanksgiving. This will be our third visit so we're fairly familiar with places. We both love food (I grew up in New Orleans) and exploring places off the beaten path. Where should we go for Turkey Day dinner? I'd like to stay away from buffet-style in the hotels, but if it's good and unique we'll try it. Thanks in advance for the ideas!

Here's where we've eaten at on previous trips:

Clary's Café (sucked into the book hype, thought food was ok), Elizabeth's on 37th (we had a good time and nice meal but think we were spoiled having just eaten at Peninsula Grill in Charleston), Pirates House (we eat here every time we visit, yes there is a cheesy element, but we have a good time). Had drinks at the bar downstairs in the Pink House (can't speak to the food, but the bar- at least that night- wasn't really our thing, will try again). We also ate in the restaurant with outdoor sitting in City Market across from pizza joint- the fact I can't remember the name confirms it was just an average meal.

Finally, ate at Churchill's one night on a previous visit, wasn't expecting much and I'm sure it mostly just gets tourist, but actually had a good meal and like the atmosphere.

We will be *staying away* from Lady & Sons (we've always found the line to be ridiculous and the reviews on here cement our view that the place has turned into a tourist food factory). Sounds also like if we're going to spend a day in Tybee that there's better choices than the Crab Shack (every town must have at least one restaurant named Crab Shack huh?  ) – so AJ's Dockside for seafood and The Breakfast Club for breakfast? Georges- more upscale it seems- also sounds like worth checking out on Tybee?

Here's what I've pulled together from scanning through the past few years of posts:

- Mrs. Wilkes- sounds like a good experience one day for lunch, the anti-Lady & Sons?
- Crystal Beer Parlor- good for drinks one night? Is the food here ok for lunch?
- Elizabeth on 37- I think our one meal here was enough, good, but don't need to revisit.
- Gottlieb's – judging from reviews on here seems to be viewed as nicest dining in town?
- Bistro Savannah – sounds like a good pick after Gottlieb's, more casual.
- Bistro 45 - ??
- Pinkie Masters- good for drinks?

Can someone give me the scoop on Bistro 45 and George's on Tybee? Thanks hounds!!!

matt
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http://tastetampabay.blogspot.com

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    Schyler62 RE: tastetampabay Aug 10, 2006 05:53 PM

    Not sure if you know it but Lady & Son's now takes reservations and you can't beat the food it's fantastic. I've only eaten there once but it was worth the trip and Paula was there and came around to talk to everyone. Mrs. Wilkes I found to be bland and not much in the choices didn't really like it. As for A.J. Dockside it's great and not that expensive. Still I recommend The Lady & Son's and even if you to wait it's well worth it. I went to Savannah just to eat there and I wasn't disappointed.

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      hungryinsavannah RE: tastetampabay Nov 25, 2008 07:08 AM

      I just realized the date of the post, but I will throw out some info for everyone. Pirate House is a part of old savannah, but has been very disappointing of late
      Lady & sons is a tourist trap, but fun to go to once a year. Food is ridiculously salty and fatty. belford's across from vinnies pizza place is great sometimes, and horrible at others. savannah bistro is very good, garibaldis is fantastic, 45 bistro is great, local 11 is fantastic, Johnny Harris restaurant is A MUSTTTTT

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