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Entertaining in Savannah.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:27 PM
 

I am going to be in Savannah Fri, Sat, and Sunday (2/17-19). I will be with my bride of 22 years and we have never been to Savannah before.
We enjoy a variety of food including seafood, pasta, bbq, burgers. I make a pretty mean pecan pie from an old family recipe, so I wouldn't mind to see how I stack up.

Also, any tips on MUST SEE places would be appreciated.

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Two places I'd definitely recommend...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:36 PM
 

Joe's Homemade Cafe and Cotton & Rye.

Sandfly BBQ is pretty good too. Get the "hog wild" platter.

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You have to take her for a walk on River Street...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:37 PM
 

As with anywhere, be careful and enjoy!
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Re: You have to take her for a walk on River Street...

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:24 PM
 

Emphasis on being careful!

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I've heard they have a Nioce Golden Coral over there.***

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:52 PM
 




dont get suckered in to paula deans. its good but overrated

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:55 PM
 

and overpriced.

i reccommend a ghost or history walking tour in the evening. lots of fun and informative, especially if you have a good guide.

i also recommend taking the 30/40 minute drive to Hilton Head and going to harbortown golf course and light house. beautiful golf course with some awesome views

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Re: Entertaining in Savannah.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:04 PM
 

Don't do Paula Deen's as it's nothing special plus a long wait in line with all the tourists. Mrs. Wilkes dining room is an old favorite and the Pirates House used to be one of the most famous but I haven't been there in a long time. Lots of great places to eat in Savannah.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:07 PM
 

Oh and do drive out to Tybee island, just a few minutes and nice light house.

I hate everything about Hilton head, traffic is horrible, just you and a million Yankees.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:16 PM
 

Traffic in Hilton Head will be a complete non issue this time of year... Like most times of year except Saturdays going on/off the island in the tourist season.
Eat at lowcountry backyard if you make it there.

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Re: Entertaining in Savannah.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:29 PM
 

You think so? I live near there and I hate it all the time but maybe it's just me. I remember Hilton Head when there was nothing there but the William Hilton inn which was a Motel and there was nothing else there but 1 gas station. I'm old and I guess I just don't like what is called progress.... a string of strip shopping centers. I know that folk who play golf do love it there.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 4:26 PM
 

I guess it depends a bit on your definition of traffic. My parents have actually lived there since the early 80s.
It's definitely grown a ridiculous amount, especially Bluffton, but I've rarely gotten stuck in any kind of stop & go traffic and in the off season it should be a non issue.

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Hire a local for a private walking tour.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:06 PM
 

Avoid the bus/trolley tours. A private tour is so much more informative and intimate. Best possible thing you could do in Savannah.

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Oh, and eat at the Olde Pink House.***


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:09 PM
 

Yep, forgot about that one!


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:16 PM
 

My (and my wife's) favorite.

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I think Sav, like Charleston, are best appreciated just walking the streets

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:08 PM
 

Sav is pretty easy to navigate. Start at River St and walk up the perpindicular streets checking out the homes and parks.

Enjoy!

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Re: I think Sav, like Charleston, are best appreciated just walking the streets

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:22 PM
 

Just don't walk the streets after dark.

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Bonaventure Cemetery

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:13 PM
 

http://www.bonaventurehistorical.org/


Re: Entertaining in Savannah.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:15 PM
 

I lived there for 9 years (04-13). Will tmail you some suggestions when I can get in front of a computer.


looking forward to it


Posted: Feb 11, 2017 10:25 AM
 

thanks

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:28 PM
 

Vic's on the River is a good choice, but there are lots of great places there.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:43 PM
 

The Crab Shack on Tybee Island has always been good when Ive gone.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 2:12 PM
 

Don't miss eating at "Vic's on the River". It is On River Street and some tables overlook the river.


Avoid Paula Deans and go to Wilkes House/Mrs. Wilkes Dining

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:46 PM
 

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Wikeys Championship BBQ on Wilmington Island

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:58 PM
 

if you like BBQ. Try the burnt ends.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1:59 PM
 



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Definitely walk as much as you can.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 5:33 PM
 

Savannah is a very walkable city, designed around many parks. Definitely do your own "walking tour" and check out the many parks. Most of them have monuments and gardens and are very well maintained. Check out River Street as well.

There are many shops and restaurants to check out throughout the city, as they cater to tourists.

I would avoid The Lady and Sons, Paula Deen's restaurant. It is a long wait for Cracker Barrel food/ambiance at about four times the price. Not worth it at all.

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Service & Southbound brewery are both close to River street,

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 5:53 PM
 

also Crystal Beer parlor


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6:24 PM
 

Eat dinner at The Old Pink House, call to make reservations 912 232 4286. My fiancee and I keep going back!


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6:29 PM
 

Take a ghost tour.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6:44 PM
 

Walk down river Street. The steps to get there are old and very steep and the street is cobblestone, so consider your better half's footwear when you go. Instead of one big meal while your I the waterfront, stop in on the local eateries and have one unique appetizer (we also enjoy it with an adult beverage) per stop and move to the next one. We really enjoy doing this wherever we visit. We also enjoy going to dueling pianos for some entertainment, but we still like to party. Across the street from the is a comedy tour club the may have something that interests you. We saw a hypnotist there one night. I don't remember what happened though but I've been hiking my leg on hydrants ever since. Have fun... Use cash if you can... Count your change. You can tmail if you have any other questions.

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Mighty 8th Airforce Museum***


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6:47 PM
 




Cotton Sail Hotel - Best hotel in Savannah


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 7:15 PM
 

They have a restaurant / bar on the roof. Best scenic views of the cargo ships on the river. Great property to stay at as well. Love this place!

http://thecottonsailhotel.com/

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Dining out- this place is wonderful. Expensive but worth it


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 7:22 PM
 

however it's the best meal in town. The service is second to none.

http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/the-olde-pink-house/

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VIC's on Waterfront & The Chart House.


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:09 PM
 

Vic's can be entered from two sides (upper side from street or down below near River)..

And The Chart House is in 150+ year old multi-level building one block or so over from river and has both brick & stone interior.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:07 PM
 

Go to Huey's on river street for the brunch and beignets!!


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:28 PM
 

Vic's on the River has the best food downtown. Brunch, lunch or dinner.


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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:08 PM
 




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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:19 PM
 

Don't miss Clary's for breakfast.

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Don't eat on River Street. Go to


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:24 PM
 

The Pink House. Order the apricot fried flounder and an almond basket. It's a couple blocks off River Street. If you haven't made lodging arrangements, go to the Hamilton-Turner Inn.

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Goose Feathers is a good breakfast place


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:56 PM
 

We tend to stay nearby and often start our mornings there.

http://www.goosefeatherscafe.com

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 9:01 PM
 

J. Christopher's has a nice brunch . The Crab Shack ( Tybee Island )has an interesting sort of vibe , food's pretty good if your in the mood for fried food .

Gotta go walk around Bonaventure Cemetery...it is really a beautiful place out on the Wilmington River .

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If you go nowhere else, go to Mrs Wilkes & Vinny Van Gogos


Posted: Feb 10, 2017 9:20 PM
 

Mrs Wilkes for Brunch, 11-3 (but get there at 10:15) as the lines can get long. Family style. Dang good home style food! Best Fried chicken I've ever had!! Go hungry, and make new friends!

Vinny Van GoGo's pizza is awesome. Big slices of pizza. Cash only though.

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Thanks for the responses...


Posted: Feb 11, 2017 10:30 AM
 

I am always impressed by the responses here on Tigernet for this type of information.
I have asked this question before when traveling to other cities and have always received great suggestions. It looks like I won't be disappointed this time either. One thing I know for sure is that Tiger Fans know good food and good football. As can be seen by our awesome tailgating scene on gamedays.

The burnt ends at Wiley's sound good. I've always wanted to try them.
Pink House sounds like a very nice experience.
Vics sounds like a winner.
Crab shack sounds like good food and a good time.
The brunch place sounds great as well.
So many suggestions but I like the idea that was mentioned to have an appetizer and a drink and then move on to the next place. Sounds fun.
Thanks to all.

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