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Lady & Sons for Dinner?

jayal Aug 11, 2008 01:44 PM

Will be in Savannah at the end of Sept. Since it's my first trip and I will be a tourist, thought I should try Lady & Sons. Most of the talk is about the lunch buffet. Any comments regarding dinner there? Thanks.

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    snobofwine Aug 11, 2008 03:46 PM

    Skip it
    Have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House instead

    1. waitress Aug 11, 2008 05:47 PM

      It might be worth one visit, my mom wanted to go so we went, I thought it was expensive for southern food. We had sweet tea, fried chicken, johnny cakes. I would go back if someone made me , but not on my own.

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        savdoug Aug 11, 2008 06:27 PM

        My mother, sister, and sister-in-law were visiting Savannah last week and went for lunch Thursday. Made reservations in person at 9:00 that morning for 1:00 and were promptly seated. They got back there a little early and went to the gift shop where Paula's sons were graciously signing books and posing with customers for pictures.
        All three gals had a fine time and the banana pudding afficianado declared it the best she'd had. Lunch buffet is 13.99. A lot for a Southern buffet? Yes, but you can certainly spend more on lunch downtown.
        And, you've eaten at Lady & Sons when you go back home.
        I would much rather eat there than the experience of Mrs Wilkes herding in to large tables with fellow tourists and passing around bowls of whatever they're cooking that day.
        Mrs Wilkes doesn't serve alcoholic beverages. Paula's has full bar service. And is open for dinner. And has menu offerings besides the buffet.

        1. Suzy Q Aug 11, 2008 07:05 PM

          Rarely have I been so disappointed as I was with the Lady & Sons. Overhyped, overrated, and overimpressed with itself IMHO.

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            birgator Aug 11, 2008 08:10 PM

            A meal is a terrible thing to waste. Avoid. For me, once was plenty -- Suzy said it perfectly.

          2. GodfatherofLunch Aug 12, 2008 07:25 AM

            Tourist trap, avoid at all cost this over rated buffet.

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