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Feb 26, 2008 09:32 AM

Casual in Savannah

We are heading to Savannah this weekend, and we are looking for casual, inexpensive places around town. We are a young couple looking for restaurants that serve lunch and/or dinner. We are open to any type of cuisine, but we live in Charleston so having Southern cuisine is not a must. Any place that has outside seating or a good wine list is a plus. We will have a car and are willing to drive for good food. However, this is supposed to be a relaxing, play-it-by-ear weekend so we would prefer restaurants in the historic area, i.e. walking distance. I would also like to hear any opinions on Firefly Cafe, Jazz'd and Alligator they fit the bill? How's the food?


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  1. Firefly is a very initimate, popular place. Jazz'd is great for jazz and tapas at night. Alligator Soul is upscale and more expensive. Try also Harris Baking Co. (on the corner of Drayton Street @ Liberty Street) for breakfast, lunch or an early lite dinner. They close at 6p and are not open on Tuesdays. Everything is ultra fresh daily. Try their Regency Salad combo with a sandwich or soup, and don't miss the Chocolate Chewy.

    1. Don't miss the Soho Cafe on Liberty Street (near the DeSoto Hilton). They have a great menu and a cool setting w/ local art hanging on the walls. Gryphon Tea Room on Bull Street is also a favorite of locals. It's not a stuffy tea room - it has great specials and really delicious desserts. For breakfast, try J. Christophers (also on Liberty Street). All of these are in the historic district - there are plenty great places some are tourist places but these are where the locals go when we want the "downtown experience". The Pink House, Belford's or Garibaldi's are favorites for dinner but still casual - a little more pricey than the lunch places but well worth it. Have fun.......

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      1. re: lmpick

        We really enjoyed our dinners at the Bistro Savannah and Garibaldi's. We went for after dinner drinks at the Pink House and the food everyone was eating looked delicious. Since we stay next door, we will try it on our next trip.