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Mar 23, 2007 10:57 PM

Savannah Ga.

I am going to savannah for a few day's. am looking for good moderite priced meals any ideas?

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      1. If you like good beer too, try Moon River Brewing Company....

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        1. re: Jimmy Buffet

          Is this place "family-friendly"? At lunch, or maybe dinner before 6pm.

          1. re: julesrules

            Well I emailed them and they are family-friendly, with a kid's menu. When we arrived they stuck us way in the back so that we had a whole section to ourselves, this was entirely appropriate for our kid! In fact her mood didn't allow us to stay for dinner. Our appetizers were just okay, fried green tomatoes with crab salad kinda tasteless, and a small basket of ordinary fries ("potato wedges" on the menu) was over $4. Was this a mistake, not sure, but not too impressed. The chicken fingers on the kids' menu were however real breast meat and not bad.
            But, we really liked the beer. Most important discovery? They sell it to go! Not bottled unfortunately, but you can walk around downtown Savannah with a drink.

        2. Try Paula Deens, or if you want something a little nicer try is a hotel and restaurant, biggest reccomendation is stay AWAY from saphire Grill....complete rip off....enjoy

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          1. re: COPE108

            Disagree re Sapphire Grill. We haven't had a bad experience in three tries there, but your tastes may vary. Lady and Sons (Paula Deen's), on the other hand, has become a complete tourist cattle call. If you go, order off the menu as the buffet is pretty much cafeteria food.

          2. Resist the Paula Deen propoganda!! Buffet food is under hot lamps, and the line is around the block. Not worth it.

            A great alternative that locals know for Southern home cooking is Mrs. Wilkes. Bistro Savannah is great and not too expensive downtown, along with Il Pasticcio on Broughton. A brand new restaurant is Local, at the north end of Forsyth Park.


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            1. re: erowan

              II Pasticcio has an open kitchen and a great bar to sit at for viewing. Great menu average service.

              1. re: timmytime

                Going to Savannah in July - looking for an upscale, best-of type of dining experience.

                Let me clarify...I actually don't care if it's formal/upscale or not, but I am looking for unique, chowhound-approved restaurants.

                The Must-Not-Miss list for downtown (historic) area to walk to or a short cab ride away. I will have 2 dinners and one lunch open. We won't have a rental car and are staying in the Hyatt on the waterfront. Money really is not an issue.

                1. re: HomeCookKirsten

                  Try Elizabeth's on 37th or Il Pasticco. Either or both you can't go wrong. River House Seafood over looks the River has gotten some good reviews and the Crab Shack on Tybee Island has a canopied oak patio for outdoor eating albeit July isn't the best time for dining outside in Savannah. Wonder around to Leopold's for ice cream.

                  1. re: crewsweeper

                    I would say the can't miss if money is no object place is 45 South. A newcomer that I am anxious to try is Local Eleven 10, it has been very well received.

                    Sapphire Grill is walking distance for you, as is Il Pasticcio (although I feel Il Pist has slipped a bit). Pink House has a great bar and excellent food, along with its sister Garabldi's, both walkable for you.

                    Crab Shack is not what your after, plus it's 20 miles away.

                    For lunch try Firefly. It's in a beautiful part of the city, located in an old meat market. You could walk there as well.

                    1. re: sarge

                      thanks so much!!! great suggestions.

                      I was going to stay a few days after my conference on Tybee, but my plans fell time I'll try Crab Shack. :)

                      Thanks! Can't wait to eat in Savannah :)