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A favorite among locals for coffee and delicious vegan food, “The Bean” is also one of the city's most active music venues and has been featured in the New York Times. The shop also hosts weekly film screenings under the “Psychotronic Film Festival” group! The kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and beer and wine are also on offer.
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The Sentient Bean
13 East Park Avenue
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A favorite among locals for coffee and delicious vegan food, “The Bean” is also one of the city's most active music venues and has been featured in the New York Times. The shop also hosts weekly film screenings under the “Psychotronic Film Festival” group! The kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and beer and wine are also on offer.
Frequented by SCAD students and alumni, Foxy Loxy is a quirky coffeehouse that doubles as a gallery and music venue. Their back courtyard hosts acoustic mic nights and marshmallow roasts, and their kitchen serves up a variety of Tex-Mex inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They also serve beer & wine. Try the “Eye Opener!”, a milk stout topped off with a shot of espresso! They also have a sister location on Broughton Street called The Coffee Fox.
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Foxy Loxy Cafe
1919 Bull Street
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Frequented by SCAD students and alumni, Foxy Loxy is a quirky coffeehouse that doubles as a gallery and music venue. Their back courtyard hosts acoustic mic nights and marshmallow roasts, and their kitchen serves up a variety of Tex-Mex inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They also serve beer & wine. Try the “Eye Opener!”, a milk stout topped off with a shot of espresso! They also have a sister location on Broughton Street called The Coffee Fox.
Naturally right in the heart of the Starland District and named after the old dairy which still dominates the area, The Starland Cafe is known for wonderful and made from scratch eclectic dishes. Try the “Kitchen Sink” Salad!
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Starland Cafe & Catering
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Naturally right in the heart of the Starland District and named after the old dairy which still dominates the area, The Starland Cafe is known for wonderful and made from scratch eclectic dishes. Try the “Kitchen Sink” Salad!
A tourist favorite and in the same building as the old Starland Dairy, Back in the Day serves breakfast and lunch and offers a selection of made-in-house breads and baked goods! The bourbon bread pudding is out of this world, as are the housemade biscuit sandwiches.
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Back In The Day Bakery
2403 Bull Street
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A tourist favorite and in the same building as the old Starland Dairy, Back in the Day serves breakfast and lunch and offers a selection of made-in-house breads and baked goods! The bourbon bread pudding is out of this world, as are the housemade biscuit sandwiches.
More of a casual restaurant than a cafe, Fox & Fig is operated by the same family as Foxy Loxy and offers a rotating menu of all vegan entrees with some eclectic dishes thrown into the mix. A cozy space, it fills up fast on the weekends.
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Fox and Fig Cafe
321 Habersham St
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More of a casual restaurant than a cafe, Fox & Fig is operated by the same family as Foxy Loxy and offers a rotating menu of all vegan entrees with some eclectic dishes thrown into the mix. A cozy space, it fills up fast on the weekends.
A rustic little cafe and bakery that’s slightly off the beaten path, Maté Factor has a loyal local following and is operated by The Twelve Tribes as one of several stores scattered across the county. Perfect for a quiet place to grab a scone and yerba maté! Be sure to look for the wild “Peacemaker” bus that’s usually parked outside.
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Maté Factor
401 East Hall Street
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A rustic little cafe and bakery that’s slightly off the beaten path, Maté Factor has a loyal local following and is operated by The Twelve Tribes as one of several stores scattered across the county. Perfect for a quiet place to grab a scone and yerba maté! Be sure to look for the wild “Peacemaker” bus that’s usually parked outside.
Featuring grassfed organic burgers, the best damn veggie burger in these United States, and an awesome craft beer selection, Green Truck has gained fame far and wide for their locally sourced, farm to table fare. They make it all from scratch including (quite famously) their ketchup. Stop asking questions and go eat there!
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Green Truck Neighborhood Pub
2430 Habersham Street
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Featuring grassfed organic burgers, the best damn veggie burger in these United States, and an awesome craft beer selection, Green Truck has gained fame far and wide for their locally sourced, farm to table fare. They make it all from scratch including (quite famously) their ketchup. Stop asking questions and go eat there!
Local and loving it, Sweet Potatoes serves up Southern soul food with a Caribbean twist. The restaurant’s bright and positive vibes make up for its location in a boring part of town. Their banana pudding has been featured on Man vs. Food, and they are one of the few authentic Southern restaurants in town that are vegetarian friendly.
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Sweet Potatoes Kitchen
531 Waters Ave
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Local and loving it, Sweet Potatoes serves up Southern soul food with a Caribbean twist. The restaurant’s bright and positive vibes make up for its location in a boring part of town. Their banana pudding has been featured on Man vs. Food, and they are one of the few authentic Southern restaurants in town that are vegetarian friendly.
One of the most unique places in Savannah, Zunzi's is South African food with a southern flair! Portions are generous, and the price is right. Vegetarian friendly. Make sure you go to the walk up on York Street if you want to look like a real Savannahian!
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Zunzi's
108 East York Street
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One of the most unique places in Savannah, Zunzi's is South African food with a southern flair! Portions are generous, and the price is right. Vegetarian friendly. Make sure you go to the walk up on York Street if you want to look like a real Savannahian!
Some of the best BBQ you’ll find in Savannah, this location of Sandfly is housed in an old Streamliner. Service is consistently friendly and food is consistently good! The chicken and brisket are especially amazing.
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Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner
1220 Barnard St
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Some of the best BBQ you’ll find in Savannah, this location of Sandfly is housed in an old Streamliner. Service is consistently friendly and food is consistently good! The chicken and brisket are especially amazing.
The Collins Quarter started out as an Australian style coffeehouse (best Flat White in town!) and has since expanded its service to include full lunch and dinner, as well as a fantastic brunch on the weekends (try the Smashed Avocado!) It’s an absolutely beautiful restaurant with a stellar ambiance, whether you go for a full meal or for drinks and appetizers around the communal table.
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The Collins Quarter
151 Bull Street
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The Collins Quarter started out as an Australian style coffeehouse (best Flat White in town!) and has since expanded its service to include full lunch and dinner, as well as a fantastic brunch on the weekends (try the Smashed Avocado!) It’s an absolutely beautiful restaurant with a stellar ambiance, whether you go for a full meal or for drinks and appetizers around the communal table.
The slightly more upscale sister restaurant of The Flying Monk (listed below), The Vault is housed in an old bank building in The Starland District and features the most popular Asian fusion dishes from all of the owner’s restaurants. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
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The Vault Kitchen & Market
2112 Bull St
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The slightly more upscale sister restaurant of The Flying Monk (listed below), The Vault is housed in an old bank building in The Starland District and features the most popular Asian fusion dishes from all of the owner’s restaurants. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
The Flying Monk is a casual eatery featuring expertly prepared, fresh cut noodle dishes that draw from the cuisines of various Asian nations including Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Laos, and Korea. It’s consistently high quality and is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.
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Flying Monk Noodle Bar
5 West Broughton Street
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The Flying Monk is a casual eatery featuring expertly prepared, fresh cut noodle dishes that draw from the cuisines of various Asian nations including Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Laos, and Korea. It’s consistently high quality and is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.
What can I say? Leopold’s is an institution in Savannah. At their busiest times, you’ll find yourself waiting in a line all the way down the block, but it is so worth it! Dozens of homemade flavors that change weekly, they’ll let you sample a few before you decide - decent sandwiches, too.
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Leopold's Ice Cream
212 East Broughton Street
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What can I say? Leopold’s is an institution in Savannah. At their busiest times, you’ll find yourself waiting in a line all the way down the block, but it is so worth it! Dozens of homemade flavors that change weekly, they’ll let you sample a few before you decide - decent sandwiches, too.
El Coyote is a total trifecta! Have drinks and high class Tex-Mex in the main restaurant & bar or move upstairs to the rooftop patio for cocktails, oysters, and fresh local seafood. Tucked in the back, there’s even a great little Ramen Bar!
El Coyote
1 W Victory Dr
El Coyote is a total trifecta! Have drinks and high class Tex-Mex in the main restaurant & bar or move upstairs to the rooftop patio for cocktails, oysters, and fresh local seafood. Tucked in the back, there’s even a great little Ramen Bar!
Staffed entirely by SCAD students, the Gryphon Tea Room feels like something straight out of Hogwarts. Housed in an old apothecary, the vibe is simultaneously cozy and elegant. The lunch menu is simple and delicious.
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Gryphon
337 Bull Street
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Staffed entirely by SCAD students, the Gryphon Tea Room feels like something straight out of Hogwarts. Housed in an old apothecary, the vibe is simultaneously cozy and elegant. The lunch menu is simple and delicious.
This family owned and operated Italian restaurant has unbelievably friendly servers and amazing, reasonably priced, authentic Italian fare (they utilize 100% Italian ingredients in most of their dishes). The service is truly phenomenal to boot!
Bella Napoli Italian Bistro
18 E State St
This family owned and operated Italian restaurant has unbelievably friendly servers and amazing, reasonably priced, authentic Italian fare (they utilize 100% Italian ingredients in most of their dishes). The service is truly phenomenal to boot!
If you want fantastic seafood and the feel of the beach without going all the way to Tybee, check out The Wyld! Best seafood in Savannah, in my opinion. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry (their kitchen isn’t known for its speediness, though the food is worth the wait) or if you’re looking for quantity over quality (their portion sizes vary, depending on the dish). Do go if you’re wanting to relax for a while with awesome food and drinks in a uniquely Savannahian natural setting.
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The Wyld
2740 Livingston Avenue
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If you want fantastic seafood and the feel of the beach without going all the way to Tybee, check out The Wyld! Best seafood in Savannah, in my opinion. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry (their kitchen isn’t known for its speediness, though the food is worth the wait) or if you’re looking for quantity over quality (their portion sizes vary, depending on the dish). Do go if you’re wanting to relax for a while with awesome food and drinks in a uniquely Savannahian natural setting.
The Grey features an eclectic fusion of Southern and Italian food and the restaurant itself is a beautifully renovated Greyhound bus depot from the 1930s! The landmark space has tons of beautifully preserved and restored art deco features and their cocktail program is one of the best in town. Ask the bartenders for the classics if you decide to go off menu!
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The Grey Restaurant
109 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
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The Grey features an eclectic fusion of Southern and Italian food and the restaurant itself is a beautifully renovated Greyhound bus depot from the 1930s! The landmark space has tons of beautifully preserved and restored art deco features and their cocktail program is one of the best in town. Ask the bartenders for the classics if you decide to go off menu!
Local 11 Ten’s dinner menu is rich in locally sourced ingredients, and their beautiful bar boasts some of the best classic and classically inspired cocktails in town (try the barrel aged Inverted Manhattan!) You can also dine or enjoy a drink under the stars at Perch, their rooftop patio.
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Local 11ten Food | Wine
1110 Bull Street
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Local 11 Ten’s dinner menu is rich in locally sourced ingredients, and their beautiful bar boasts some of the best classic and classically inspired cocktails in town (try the barrel aged Inverted Manhattan!) You can also dine or enjoy a drink under the stars at Perch, their rooftop patio.
Elizabeth on 37th has been a fixture of Savannah’s fine dining scene since it opened in 1981. Savannah is famous for its hospitality (it earned the nickname “The Hostess City” for good reason), and Elizabeth has arguably the best service in town. The menu is understated and classic and utilizes fresh coastal seafood, local produce and herbs and edible flowers from the restaurant’s own garden.
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Elizabeth's on 37th
105 East 37th Street
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Elizabeth on 37th has been a fixture of Savannah’s fine dining scene since it opened in 1981. Savannah is famous for its hospitality (it earned the nickname “The Hostess City” for good reason), and Elizabeth has arguably the best service in town. The menu is understated and classic and utilizes fresh coastal seafood, local produce and herbs and edible flowers from the restaurant’s own garden.
Savannah’s most famous fine dining establishment, The Olde Pink House is located in a 16,000 square foot mansion built in the 1700s. It is quintessentially Southern both in its decor and its cuisine, and is famous for its impeccable service. Incidentally, it is also rumoured to be haunted and has some fascinating history. Ask anyone who works there, they can tell you!
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The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St
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Savannah’s most famous fine dining establishment, The Olde Pink House is located in a 16,000 square foot mansion built in the 1700s. It is quintessentially Southern both in its decor and its cuisine, and is famous for its impeccable service. Incidentally, it is also rumoured to be haunted and has some fascinating history. Ask anyone who works there, they can tell you!
Everyone's favorite pizza in Savannah, Vinnie's serves by the slice as well as whole pies. It's super cheap and open late but damn good and you'll find yourself eating there a lot if you move here! Just remember, it's cash only.
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Vinnie Van GoGo's
317 West Bryan Street
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Everyone's favorite pizza in Savannah, Vinnie's serves by the slice as well as whole pies. It's super cheap and open late but damn good and you'll find yourself eating there a lot if you move here! Just remember, it's cash only.
A strange place, you'll see Spudnik's giant projection sign on the Broughton St. parking garage when they're open. Famous for serving potatoes and nothing but potatoes, it somehow really works! Especially with great ingredients and when you're trying to sober up at 3:30AM…
Spudnik
416 W Broughton St
A strange place, you'll see Spudnik's giant projection sign on the Broughton St. parking garage when they're open. Famous for serving potatoes and nothing but potatoes, it somehow really works! Especially with great ingredients and when you're trying to sober up at 3:30AM…
The Crab Shack looks like a bit of a tourist trap right as you come onto Tybee Island but they’ve honestly got the best Low Country Boil in town and you’ll spot quite a few locals there. Be sure to peek into the bird shack and feed all of the fat cats lounging around.
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The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Road
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The Crab Shack looks like a bit of a tourist trap right as you come onto Tybee Island but they’ve honestly got the best Low Country Boil in town and you’ll spot quite a few locals there. Be sure to peek into the bird shack and feed all of the fat cats lounging around.
One of the most nondescript locations ever and right in the middle of Thunderbolt, Tortuga’s has some of the best food on that side of town and the best biscuits in Savannah. Their Sunday brunch is amazing too with an ever changing menu and fresh seafood.
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Tortuga's Island Grille
2815 River Drive
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One of the most nondescript locations ever and right in the middle of Thunderbolt, Tortuga’s has some of the best food on that side of town and the best biscuits in Savannah. Their Sunday brunch is amazing too with an ever changing menu and fresh seafood.
Drinks & Nightlife
The newest and coolest addition to the neighborhood, The Black Rabbit has a creative and concise cocktail menu in one of the coolest little spaces in Savannah. Cozy and intimate, it’s the perfect place to make friends or just enjoy an authentic Savannah bar. They also have a nice selection of snacks and sandwiches from one of Savannah’s best known local chefs!
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The Black Rabbit
1215 Barnard St
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The newest and coolest addition to the neighborhood, The Black Rabbit has a creative and concise cocktail menu in one of the coolest little spaces in Savannah. Cozy and intimate, it’s the perfect place to make friends or just enjoy an authentic Savannah bar. They also have a nice selection of snacks and sandwiches from one of Savannah’s best known local chefs!
American Legion Post 135 is truly a local bar and has one of the most diverse groups of bar-goers you'll ever likely encounter. With free pool, darts, and the cheapest drinks in town (from $2 each!) it attracts all sorts of people. They are cash only, but they have an ATM onsite. They also have amazing food via Betty Bombers!
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American Legion
1108 Bull Street
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American Legion Post 135 is truly a local bar and has one of the most diverse groups of bar-goers you'll ever likely encounter. With free pool, darts, and the cheapest drinks in town (from $2 each!) it attracts all sorts of people. They are cash only, but they have an ATM onsite. They also have amazing food via Betty Bombers!
The old Velvet Elvis Lounge is the best place to go see anything from a hard core punk show to a bouncing rock-a-billy get down and everything in between. Savannah's favorite music venue, be warned that they do play the music loud! Ear plugs might be good to bring along.
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The Jinx
127 West Congress Street
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The old Velvet Elvis Lounge is the best place to go see anything from a hard core punk show to a bouncing rock-a-billy get down and everything in between. Savannah's favorite music venue, be warned that they do play the music loud! Ear plugs might be good to bring along.
A little off the way from most bars downtown, Abe's is home to quite a few people who knew about it “before it was cool.” It's laid back and artsy with a little dash of grunge and has a nice patio. Remember to bring a $5 bill to draw on and hang up at the bar!
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Abe's On Lincoln
17 Lincoln Street
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A little off the way from most bars downtown, Abe's is home to quite a few people who knew about it “before it was cool.” It's laid back and artsy with a little dash of grunge and has a nice patio. Remember to bring a $5 bill to draw on and hang up at the bar!
The bar formerly known as Pinkie Master’s is one of Savannah’s most iconic dive bars. It’s famous for a variety of reasons but mostly features an assembly of local celebrities and inebriates. It’s cash only, but they have an ATM onsite.
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The Original Pinkie Masters
318 Drayton St
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The bar formerly known as Pinkie Master’s is one of Savannah’s most iconic dive bars. It’s famous for a variety of reasons but mostly features an assembly of local celebrities and inebriates. It’s cash only, but they have an ATM onsite.
Our closest and scuzziest dive bar, The Wormhole is a neighborhood staple and within easy stumbling distance. Cheap drinks, cheap food, and open until 3AM, it’s everything you want it to be with friendly bartenders and events or music almost every night of the week. A real dive bar’s dive bar!
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The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue
2307 Bull Street
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Our closest and scuzziest dive bar, The Wormhole is a neighborhood staple and within easy stumbling distance. Cheap drinks, cheap food, and open until 3AM, it’s everything you want it to be with friendly bartenders and events or music almost every night of the week. A real dive bar’s dive bar!
Six Pence may seem touristy with its red telephone box out front, but it's the closest thing to an honest English pub you'll likely find in the southeast. It's frequented by Savannah's British expats, and you’re bound to encounter some colorful characters at the bar.
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Six Pence Pub
245 Bull Street
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Six Pence may seem touristy with its red telephone box out front, but it's the closest thing to an honest English pub you'll likely find in the southeast. It's frequented by Savannah's British expats, and you’re bound to encounter some colorful characters at the bar.
In the same vein as Garibaldi’s, Circa is a great places for drinks if you’re not in the mood for a dive bar. The bar half of the French restaurant is beautifully decorated and dimly lit, and has a largely local customer base despite its location in the heart of downtown. (You can order food on the bar side as well. If you’re a burger lover, theirs is one of the best burgers in town!)
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Circa 1875
48 Whitaker Street
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In the same vein as Garibaldi’s, Circa is a great places for drinks if you’re not in the mood for a dive bar. The bar half of the French restaurant is beautifully decorated and dimly lit, and has a largely local customer base despite its location in the heart of downtown. (You can order food on the bar side as well. If you’re a burger lover, theirs is one of the best burgers in town!)
Our newest “speakeasy,” Alley Cat Lounge is actually off the alleyway behind Broughton St. and down a flight of stairs. Look for the door man and little else in way of signs to head down to one of Savannah’s favorite little cocktail bars with lots of cool ambience.
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Alley Cat Lounge
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Our newest “speakeasy,” Alley Cat Lounge is actually off the alleyway behind Broughton St. and down a flight of stairs. Look for the door man and little else in way of signs to head down to one of Savannah’s favorite little cocktail bars with lots of cool ambience.
An elegant and refined cocktail experience, you won’t find many locals at the Artillery. We prefer our drinks cheap and strong but if you’re a friend of the finer things in life this is one of the best places to find complex and nuanced flavors and creative bartenders. Probably the best cocktails in town, aside from The Grey, it’s tucked right behind The Public, which is a great little restaurant of its own with a full menu.
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Artillery
307 Bull St
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An elegant and refined cocktail experience, you won’t find many locals at the Artillery. We prefer our drinks cheap and strong but if you’re a friend of the finer things in life this is one of the best places to find complex and nuanced flavors and creative bartenders. Probably the best cocktails in town, aside from The Grey, it’s tucked right behind The Public, which is a great little restaurant of its own with a full menu.
While Garibaldi’s serves a full menu, its beautiful decor (gold New Orleans style tin ceilings, black leather booths, and uber-romantic mood lighting), diverse clientele and skilled and friendly bartenders make it one of our favorite places to grab a before or after dinner drink.
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Garibaldi Cafe
315 West Congress Street
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While Garibaldi’s serves a full menu, its beautiful decor (gold New Orleans style tin ceilings, black leather booths, and uber-romantic mood lighting), diverse clientele and skilled and friendly bartenders make it one of our favorite places to grab a before or after dinner drink.
If you’re ever stranded on a boat in a rainstorm on your way to Wassaw Island (somehow that always happens when you’re out sailing with us…) A-J’s is the place to stop for a beer. You can tie your boat, kayak, or whatever you have up at the dock and then get a great bloody mary!
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A-J's Dockside Restaurant
1315 Chatham Avenue
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If you’re ever stranded on a boat in a rainstorm on your way to Wassaw Island (somehow that always happens when you’re out sailing with us…) A-J’s is the place to stop for a beer. You can tie your boat, kayak, or whatever you have up at the dock and then get a great bloody mary!
Shopping
A true local Savannah business, Savannah Bee Company is a must visit. Though they've gotten bigger and more widely known in the past few years it's still the same little company run by Ted the beekeeper. Be sure to visit the original store on Broughton St. and be extra special sure to go in for the mead tasting!
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Savannah Bee Company
104 West Broughton Street
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A true local Savannah business, Savannah Bee Company is a must visit. Though they've gotten bigger and more widely known in the past few years it's still the same little company run by Ted the beekeeper. Be sure to visit the original store on Broughton St. and be extra special sure to go in for the mead tasting!
The Book Lady is probably the nicest bookstore in the whole southeast and a perfect place to stop for book lovers or anyone else. Specializing in used and antiquarian books, it's nestled in a step down on Liberty St. and is as cozy and eclectic as you'd hope a used bookstore to be. Stop in and say hello to Joni (The Book Lady)!
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The Book Lady Bookstore
6 East Liberty
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The Book Lady is probably the nicest bookstore in the whole southeast and a perfect place to stop for book lovers or anyone else. Specializing in used and antiquarian books, it's nestled in a step down on Liberty St. and is as cozy and eclectic as you'd hope a used bookstore to be. Stop in and say hello to Joni (The Book Lady)!
Graveface is a wonderfully bizarre independent record store in the Starland District. Ostensibly it's a new and used vinyl shop but in practice it's a whole lot more, and a delightfully strange experience to boot. If your interest is piqued by taxidermy bats and vintage Eurythmics albums, you owe it to yourself to go.
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Graveface Records & Curiosities
5 West 40th Street
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Graveface is a wonderfully bizarre independent record store in the Starland District. Ostensibly it's a new and used vinyl shop but in practice it's a whole lot more, and a delightfully strange experience to boot. If your interest is piqued by taxidermy bats and vintage Eurythmics albums, you owe it to yourself to go.
One of the coolest local businesses in town, Planet Fun is exactly what it sounds like. A whole planetoid of fun stuff! Actually, it's a vintage toy store with a high focus on the late 70s through the 90s and an incredible collection of rare and antique video games and memorabilia but it's still worth checking out.
Planet Fun
127 E Broughton St
One of the coolest local businesses in town, Planet Fun is exactly what it sounds like. A whole planetoid of fun stuff! Actually, it's a vintage toy store with a high focus on the late 70s through the 90s and an incredible collection of rare and antique video games and memorabilia but it's still worth checking out.
Right next to the Sentient Bean and in town long before Whole Foods, Brighter Day is the place locals shop for all organic and natural groceries as well as dietary supplements. They also have a fantastic little deli and juice bar in the back!
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Brighter Day Natural Foods
1102 Bull Street
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Right next to the Sentient Bean and in town long before Whole Foods, Brighter Day is the place locals shop for all organic and natural groceries as well as dietary supplements. They also have a fantastic little deli and juice bar in the back!
Named one of the top ten chocolatiers in North America, Adam Turoni is based in Savannah and is a true master of his craft. His chocolates are made at the Broughton Street location (“The Dining Room”), and he also has a second shop (“The Library”) on Bull Street.
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Chocolat By Adam Turoni
323 W Broughton St
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Named one of the top ten chocolatiers in North America, Adam Turoni is based in Savannah and is a true master of his craft. His chocolates are made at the Broughton Street location (“The Dining Room”), and he also has a second shop (“The Library”) on Bull Street.
Now in the old Primary Art Supply building (everything in Savannah used to be something else), Civvie's is an awesome little used, vintage and consignment clothing shop with a smattering of other interesting things. The downstairs is even an antique store!
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Civvies New & Recycled Clothing
14 E Broughton St
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Now in the old Primary Art Supply building (everything in Savannah used to be something else), Civvie's is an awesome little used, vintage and consignment clothing shop with a smattering of other interesting things. The downstairs is even an antique store!
Featuring jewelry, accessories, home decor, and fine art designed by SCAD students, alumni, and faculty, ShopSCAD is always worth a visit. Fun fact...they opened a second location in Lacoste, France in 2014.
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ShopSCAD Savannah
340 Bull Street
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Featuring jewelry, accessories, home decor, and fine art designed by SCAD students, alumni, and faculty, ShopSCAD is always worth a visit. Fun fact...they opened a second location in Lacoste, France in 2014.
SCAD’s student book store as well as independent art supply store, Ex Libris offers four floors of almost everything you can imagine from a full Apple store to hard to find Japanese writing tools and sheets of leather for bootmaking. Definitely worth a look for artists!
Ex Libris Bookstore
228 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
SCAD’s student book store as well as independent art supply store, Ex Libris offers four floors of almost everything you can imagine from a full Apple store to hard to find Japanese writing tools and sheets of leather for bootmaking. Definitely worth a look for artists!
One of the most quintessentially Savannah stores around, Starlandia offers “used” art supplies and found items to jump start any kind of artist’s creative processes. You never know exactly what you’ll find here and that’s part of the fun! The store is a key stop on our “First Friday Art March” and art classes and workshops are also available on a monthly basis.
Starlandia Art Supply
2438 Bull St
One of the most quintessentially Savannah stores around, Starlandia offers “used” art supplies and found items to jump start any kind of artist’s creative processes. You never know exactly what you’ll find here and that’s part of the fun! The store is a key stop on our “First Friday Art March” and art classes and workshops are also available on a monthly basis.
Our favorite antique store in Savannah and one of the best put together for just about anywhere in the country (and trust us, we go to a LOT of antique stores), Picker Joe’s is well laid out, well thought out, and well put together; it also has an amazing variety of antiques and highly competitive prices. Add to that a charming staff and a ton of vintage aircraft memorabilia and you can’t go wrong!
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Picker Joe's Antique Mall & Vintage Market
217 E 41st St
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Our favorite antique store in Savannah and one of the best put together for just about anywhere in the country (and trust us, we go to a LOT of antique stores), Picker Joe’s is well laid out, well thought out, and well put together; it also has an amazing variety of antiques and highly competitive prices. Add to that a charming staff and a ton of vintage aircraft memorabilia and you can’t go wrong!
Like Civvie’s but more curated and intimate, The Future on Foyrsth Park is our favorite vintage clothing and accessories store and just an all around cool place to see. Super neat decor and super friendly staff make shopping there a really pleasant experience. They also have some of the most eclectic clothes you’re ever likely to see! You’ll have to go twice, just so you can say you’ve gone “Back to the Future!”
The Future on Forsyth
106 W Gwinnett St
Like Civvie’s but more curated and intimate, The Future on Foyrsth Park is our favorite vintage clothing and accessories store and just an all around cool place to see. Super neat decor and super friendly staff make shopping there a really pleasant experience. They also have some of the most eclectic clothes you’re ever likely to see! You’ll have to go twice, just so you can say you’ve gone “Back to the Future!”
Sightseeing
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775), one of the first settlers of Savannah in 1733. While not much is left, Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The real reason to go is the beautiful row of live oaks and the quaint community around it!
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Wormsloe Historic Site
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A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775), one of the first settlers of Savannah in 1733. While not much is left, Wormsloe's tabby ruin is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The real reason to go is the beautiful row of live oaks and the quaint community around it!
Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.
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Bonaventure Cemetery
330 Bonaventure Road
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Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.
Not as famous as Bonaventure but more historic and just as beautiful, this cemetery was developed in 1850 as the Old Cemetery (Colonial Park Cemetery), the Old Jewish Cemetery, Potter’s Field, and the Old Negro Cemetery approached capacity. Laurel Grove North is unique in that the interment rights to all of the available cemetery lots were sold out during the Victorian Era, and, as a result, this park-like cemetery probably has the highest concentration of Victorian period cemetery architecture in the Southeast. You may get lost though, the entire area is 67 acres!
Laurel Grove North Cemetery
802 W Anderson St
Not as famous as Bonaventure but more historic and just as beautiful, this cemetery was developed in 1850 as the Old Cemetery (Colonial Park Cemetery), the Old Jewish Cemetery, Potter’s Field, and the Old Negro Cemetery approached capacity. Laurel Grove North is unique in that the interment rights to all of the available cemetery lots were sold out during the Victorian Era, and, as a result, this park-like cemetery probably has the highest concentration of Victorian period cemetery architecture in the Southeast. You may get lost though, the entire area is 67 acres!
Fort Pulaski is historically important for a variety of reasons, mostly as the last of the great forts to see battle in the Civil War, but it is also just a beautiful place to be. Located on Cockspur Island the fort still shows its battle scars proudly and is surrounded my miles of lush hiking trails.
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Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. 80
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Fort Pulaski is historically important for a variety of reasons, mostly as the last of the great forts to see battle in the Civil War, but it is also just a beautiful place to be. Located on Cockspur Island the fort still shows its battle scars proudly and is surrounded my miles of lush hiking trails.
Tucked away off a lonely road halfway between Savannah and Charleston, the Old Sheldon Church is one of the most hauntingly peaceful places in the Southeast. This beautiful old ruin is the remains of a church first built in 1757!
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Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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Tucked away off a lonely road halfway between Savannah and Charleston, the Old Sheldon Church is one of the most hauntingly peaceful places in the Southeast. This beautiful old ruin is the remains of a church first built in 1757!
A strange little road-side attraction right off of US Highway 17, the self proclaimed “Smallest Church in America” is open to the public 24 hours a day and is worth a quick stop for photos. The church itself has an interesting story too, but I won't spoil it for you!
2nd Smallest Church In America
A strange little road-side attraction right off of US Highway 17, the self proclaimed “Smallest Church in America” is open to the public 24 hours a day and is worth a quick stop for photos. The church itself has an interesting story too, but I won't spoil it for you!
The Hostel in the Forest is a strange hippie holdout in the middle of redneck country, but a great place to spend the night. Run since the seventies, the hostel is famous for its tree houses and its beautiful forests. Sitting on 133 acres of wilderness, there is also a beautiful lake where guests are encouraged to swim (clothes optional), but watch out for the fishies! Book ahead of time as the hostel stays full and look for scheduled sweat lodges and meditation retreats too.
Hostel In the Forest
3901 US-82
The Hostel in the Forest is a strange hippie holdout in the middle of redneck country, but a great place to spend the night. Run since the seventies, the hostel is famous for its tree houses and its beautiful forests. Sitting on 133 acres of wilderness, there is also a beautiful lake where guests are encouraged to swim (clothes optional), but watch out for the fishies! Book ahead of time as the hostel stays full and look for scheduled sweat lodges and meditation retreats too.
If you want to go explore the marshes and islands by canoe or kayak, with a guide or without, Savannah Canoe and Kayak is the ticket. Run by locals with tours, sales, and rentals available.
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Savannah Canoe & Kayak
414 Bonaventure Road
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If you want to go explore the marshes and islands by canoe or kayak, with a guide or without, Savannah Canoe and Kayak is the ticket. Run by locals with tours, sales, and rentals available.
The Georgia coast’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, this light station is still fully functional as well as housing a museum and an 1899 military battery across the street. Private sunrise and sunset tours are also available and guarantee some great photos.
Cockspur Island Lighthouse
The Georgia coast’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, this light station is still fully functional as well as housing a museum and an 1899 military battery across the street. Private sunrise and sunset tours are also available and guarantee some great photos.
The Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, offers a chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pin Point was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah, but now the museum offers a chance to explore its history.
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Pin Point Heritage Museum
9924 Pin Point Avenue
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The Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, offers a chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pin Point was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah, but now the museum offers a chance to explore its history.
Parks & Nature
Oatland Island is Savannah's own little zoo, but just like everything here, it's a little different. Sprawling across the island there are large enclosures holding a variety of native Georgia wildlife such at Bobcats and Bald Eagles, and Grey Wolves. There are also education programs at the large main house.
Picnic Pavilion
711 Sandtown Road Barley Drive
Oatland Island is Savannah's own little zoo, but just like everything here, it's a little different. Sprawling across the island there are large enclosures holding a variety of native Georgia wildlife such at Bobcats and Bald Eagles, and Grey Wolves. There are also education programs at the large main house.
One of our favorite places to watch a sunset, The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is a breathtakingly beautiful place just north of Savannah. While the Refuge is massive and includes parts of Georgia and South Carolina, there is also a four mile loop that can be driven by car. You'll see all sorts of wildlife including lots of alligators, great blue herons, and seasonal bird life. Spottings have also included bald eagles, bobcats, coyotes, gopher tortoises, and snakes!
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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
694 Beech Hill Lane
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One of our favorite places to watch a sunset, The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is a breathtakingly beautiful place just north of Savannah. While the Refuge is massive and includes parts of Georgia and South Carolina, there is also a four mile loop that can be driven by car. You'll see all sorts of wildlife including lots of alligators, great blue herons, and seasonal bird life. Spottings have also included bald eagles, bobcats, coyotes, gopher tortoises, and snakes!
About an hour down the coast off of I-95 is the sprawling Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge. Go there to see an abundance of Low Country wildlife but also marvel at the post apocalyptic scene of a Refuge on the site of an old WW2 air force base. Remains of the previous plantation remain as well.
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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
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About an hour down the coast off of I-95 is the sprawling Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge. Go there to see an abundance of Low Country wildlife but also marvel at the post apocalyptic scene of a Refuge on the site of an old WW2 air force base. Remains of the previous plantation remain as well.
Essentials
Davis Produce is hard to miss on the side of Highway 80 right before the Tybee Causeway and it’s worth a stop. The best local produce and pickle selection around, they also have the best damn boiled peanuts in Savannah! No day on the water is complete without them.
Davis Produce
7755 U.S. 80
Davis Produce is hard to miss on the side of Highway 80 right before the Tybee Causeway and it’s worth a stop. The best local produce and pickle selection around, they also have the best damn boiled peanuts in Savannah! No day on the water is complete without them.