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david kaplan Nov 4, 2007 08:28 PM

I'm coming for a conference and am unfamiliar with the city. In looking quickly at previous posts on Savannah, I see many places open only for lunch, and many of the dinner places seem like they wouldn't work for a single diner (too romantic a setting; mostly large entrees making it hard to sample multiple dishes).

Where would you go for dinner alone within walking distance of the downtown Hyatt? Any cuisine would do, though I'd prefer food special to Savannah; I'm more interested in well-executed Southern standards than in creative or fusion-y food. My ideal would be a place where I could order an appetizer or two and a side dish or two -- either someplace very casual or someplace more upscale where I could eat at the bar.

Thanks in advance.

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    batdown Nov 5, 2007 06:52 AM

    I was also wondering about this. i had an interview in savannah on friday and really struggled finding a place to eat by myself - are there any really good quick places (sub shops, bakeries, etc) that would yield a great solo lunch? I'll be going back very soon.

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      Steve Drucker Nov 5, 2007 02:19 PM

      "Where would you go for dinner alone within walking distance of the downtown Hyatt? ...well-executed Southern standards than in creative or fusion-y food. ... either someplace very casual or someplace more upscale where I could eat at the bar."

      In the evening, take a cab from the Hyatt, in most directions.

      One morning, try to get by Mrs. Wilkes for b'fast. Skip lunch that day. Skip Mrs Wilkes for lunch.

      Try Queenies for supper. a little too far to walk, but very close by cab. Vg food, louche local atmostphere.

      Savannah is heavily touristed. Hence the need for a cab.

      some info at this link:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/356674

      1. Tomatokid Nov 7, 2007 09:32 AM

        Vics on the River is a great higher end solo nice lunch or dinner spot. Sapphire Grill has a lot of solo evening diners @ the bar. Churchhills on Bay serves decent food, in a great dining room nice large bar. For fried goodness close to the Hyatt with a view, i'd check out Tubby's on Riverstreet. Kinda Kitschy touristy seafood joint, with live music best deck/view on River Street.

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          sarge Nov 9, 2007 04:49 AM

          Firefly would be a good choice, and just about the right distance for a nice walk through the residential area of downtown.

          Try eating at the bar at 1790. You'll likely meet some interesting locals.

          If you are a member of a private club in your hometown, you may be able to arrange through your club for a meal at the Chatham Club on the top floor of the DeSoto Hilton, it would be perfect for what you're looking for.

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