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Feb 3, 2010 10:40 AM

Savannah with Kids - Help Fill in Our List!

We will be in Savannah with 2 young kids in April for 3 days. Please help add to my list any restaurants that are both chow- and kid-friendly (or delete any that aren't)!!

Also, any suggestions for activities are welcome! We've been several times WITHOUT kids, but never with. Thanks!

Vinnie Van GoGo's - pizza
Screaming Mimi's - pizza
Firefly - breakfast/brunch
Mrs. Wilkes - lunch
Sweet Leaf Smokehouse - BBQ (606 Abercorn St)
Leopold's Ice Cream
Clary's Cafe
Mabel Francis Potter's Cupcake Emporium (6 State St) - fabulous moist cupcakes
Back in the Day Bakery (at Bull & 40th)
Sentient Bean

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  1. Sweet Leaf is closed.

    Vinnie's, Mrs. Wilkes, Leopold's, Clary's, and Back in the Day should all be fine with kids.

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    1. I rarely recommend the Crab Shack on Tybee, but kids love to feed the alligators there. They sell bags of alligator chow that you put on cane poles and dangle in front of the baby gators.

      1. You know, it's not a place I ever go to, but I did have a visit from my niece and her 10-year-old daughter over the summer, and she wanted to take the kid to the Pirates House. Its definitely a kids friendly place, and the buffet lunch is pretty tolerable - decent fried chicken, vegetables, etc. If your kids are "pirate-age," you might give the Pirate's House a try.

        1. Sweet Potatoes on the corner of Eisenhower and Waters Avenue next to a gas station. This is a great place to take kids. The food is great, the prices are very reasonable, and the wait staff is SO accomodating. My very cute 15-month old granddaughter was flinging food and very active. At the end of the meal, I was starting to clean up the mess under the table and they would just not hear of it. We once had a party of ten people there and the bill was barely over $100. I can't recommend Sweet Potatoes enough.

          1. If you are doing Savannah with kids, you should go to the Pirate House. The food is a 7.5 out of 10 but the atmosphere is fun for kids and adults. It is a historic old pub/restaurant that has been in operation since 1753 and for that reason alone should be on your itinerary. Also you aught to make a stab at Lady and Sons, Paula Deen's restaurant. It isn't fru-fru-ee or high concept. They make their reservations daily, not weeks in advance so if you call early in the morning you have a shot at a table. Worth the time, great food.

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            1. re: Rusyoak

              The somewhat newly reopened Crystal Beer Parlor is good with kids and fun for adults, as well. I believe it is on the corner of Tatnall and Charlton.