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Visiting Savannah for the FIRST time!!

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NJlovesNOLA Mar 27, 2012 08:44 AM

Hubby & I are finally getting the chance to visit Savannah & we can't wait to get there! We will be staying May 17-22 (Thurs-Tues) & I would like your input as to where the best seafood places are, where the locals eat, where the best soul food can be found, and what establishments we absolutely cannot miss. Thank you ahead of time!

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    lenorel57 Mar 27, 2012 05:05 PM

    Was in Savannah 2 weeks ago. We ate in Elizabeths on 37th...excellent. We also ate at the Olde Pink House. Not as excellent. Their specialty is a flounder dish. I found it a little dry. I also do not like a server coming over what seemed like every 2 minutes asking us how everything was.
    She had the most grating voice.

    We were fortunate in that the flowers were in full bloom early. It's a beautiful city made for walking. We've been ther 4 or 5 times. We still took the trolley ride and the paddle boat. You can get a combination ticket. The trolley is good because you can get on and off.

    They also have free bus service. You can use it to see more of the city. It's not narrated, of course, but it was fun anyhow.

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      NJlovesNOLA Mar 28, 2012 06:14 AM

      Thanks lenorel57! Sorry about your annoying server! I have Elizabeth's on my list, and also Huey's & the Crystal Beer Parlor. I think we are going to venture out to Tybee Island & stop at Sundae Cafe while we are there. I read on other posts that these places have pretty good food! We will definitely have to do the trolley!

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        lenorel57 Mar 28, 2012 02:07 PM

        Huey's is familiar, but not the other one. How long are you staying. Tubes Island is fun. I was there many years ago.

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          NJlovesNOLA Mar 29, 2012 08:11 AM

          We'll be staying in Hilton Head with relatives for 2 days & then in Savannah for 4 days. Have you heard of Tubby's Tank House or the Shrimp Factory in Savannah?

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            LaLa Mar 29, 2012 03:04 PM

            please dont waste a meal at either

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              kengk Mar 29, 2012 04:12 PM

              Either one is acceptable for a quick lunch if you are down on River St. and don't want to leave. IMO.

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                LaLa Mar 29, 2012 05:05 PM

                and I would disagree...

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                  NJlovesNOLA Mar 30, 2012 06:07 AM

                  Is the service or food bad? Or is it not worth the price they charge? When we visit other places, we like to eat where the locals eat. We don't raise an eyebrow because they serve the food on paper plates, but we do draw the line when it comes to bad service or tasteless food. Can you give me a few places that the locals frequent in Savannah? Thanks!

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                    lenorel57 Mar 30, 2012 07:10 AM

                    I doubt if the locals eat anywhere on River Street. I may be wrong because I am not a local.

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                      LaLa Mar 30, 2012 06:08 PM

                      bingo

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                      LaLa Mar 30, 2012 06:12 PM

                      Look I am I am food writer....I eat at delicious hole in the walls and white table cloths...it doesn't matter to me. BUT i do draw the line at sub par food....and since I have been drug to both I know of what I speak. A local or anyone with a decent internet connection and a love of food would not eat at either.

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                        NJlovesNOLA Apr 2, 2012 05:31 AM

                        Thanks LaLa. I am the same way-I can be served by a waiter with white gloves, or by a waitress popping gum. As long as the service is good & the food is delicious-I could give a darn. I was anxious to try the Chart House for their Blood Mary, but that's about it. A co-worker told me to try the Soulfood Restaurant on W 42nd St in Savannah. Do you know anything about it? I think that is the name of it...

      2. carolinadawg Mar 27, 2012 08:57 AM

        You might want to read through some of the many previous posts for Savannah, then come back and ask any specific follow-up questions you may have:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836092
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833657
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813854
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/832644
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/827183

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/812154

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          NJlovesNOLA Mar 27, 2012 09:27 AM

          Thanks! I'll check them out & come back with any questions.

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