*Walkable* $$ 2112 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.201.1950
The slightly more upscale sister restaurant of The Flying Monk., The Vault is housed in an old bank building in The Starland District and features the most popular Asian fusion dishes from all of the owner’s restaurants. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
The Collins Quarter
*Bicycle/Drive*$$ 151 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.777.4147
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.
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 107 West Jones Street Savannah, GA. 912.232.5997
This place is located on the prettiest Street in the US. In 1943, a young Sema Wilkes took over a boarding house in historic downtown Savannah. Her goal was modest: to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and home-style Southern cooking served family style in the downstairs dining room. Mrs. Wilkes picked up where the previous proprietor left off, cultivating relationships with nearby farmers who dug sweet potatoes for her in the fall and shelled whippoorwill peas in the summer.
The Flying Monk Noodle Bar
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 5 W. Broughton Street Savannah. GA 912.232.888
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.
Ranchi Alegre Cuban Restaurant
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 402 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Savannah, GA 912.292.1656
As a locals' favorite and a popular place to enjoy live Jazz with a Latin vibe, Ranchi Alegre Cuban has served Savannhians and tourists for over 20 years, the best Cuban, Caribbean and Spanish food in town. Award-winning Paella Valenciana, homemade Mojitos, Sangria and Caipirinha. Reservations are encouraged during weekend nights. Live music and dancing can top off the best of any night.
NomNom Poke Shop
*Walkable* $ 1821 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.777.4074
NomNom Poké Shop takes fresh to a whole new level! Their goal in sourcing the fish is to use the highest quality and sustainable raw fish they can find, while maintaining a reasonable price point. Couple this with their affinity for local produce and in-house-made Japanese sauces and you have an incredibly delicious poké bowl. NomNom Poké Shop offers a unique twist on the classics with a heavy Japanese influence. What you are about to enjoy is not your average poké … It’s NomNom Poké!
*Bicycle/Drive* $ 236 Drayton Street Savannah, GA 912.443.9555
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!
Sweet Potatoes Kitchen
*Drive/Uber* $ 531 Stephenson Ave Savannah, GA 912.352.3434
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.
Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner
*Walkable* $ 1220 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 912.335.8058
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.
*Walkable/Bicycle* $ 1108 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.272.9326 (located inside of the American Legion)
Opened for business in January 2012, The owners are both veterans of some of the leading fine dining establishments across the nation. But when blessed with an opportunity to open their own place, they wanted to cook the kind of food that they like to eat, day in and day out. Their mission is to combine fresh ingredients with craftsmanship to create delectable, wholesome foods for Savannhians and Savannah’s guests. While they are both capable chefs, they are still novice businessmen and hosts so they appreciate any feedback from their customers. Please feel free to give them your thoughts and comments and they say, thank you for your support!
*Walkable/Bicycle* $ 1710 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 912. 239.4219
Opened in 2014, Sly’s has become a major food hub for students, tourists, and locals alike. Focused on quality food at a good price that appeals to the growing market, Sly’s took a different approach – take your favorites, make them smaller and have them all. Boy, oh boy, the City of Savannah fell in love, and the love spread everywhere. Sly’s has been recognized by the NY Times and Women’s Day for their outstanding sliders. Sly’s is our favorite place for work meetings or a treat for a long day of hard labor.
Green Truck Pub
*Walkable/ Bicycle* $ 2430 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 912.234.5885
Featuring grass fed organic burgers, the best damn veggie burger in the 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!
Crystal Beer Parlor
*Bicycle/Drive/Uber* $-$$ 301 West Jones Street Savannah GA 912.349.1000
In the early 1900s, what was to become the CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR opened as the "Gerken Family Grocery Store '' It was operated by a young Julius Weitz with his parents and his sibling, who all lived upstairs over the store. In the 1930’s The Crystal was one of the first American eating establishments to serve alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. (Probably because the booze was already on the premises!) It's rumored that Blocko ran illegal hooch and operated a speakeasy during Prohibition. The onion rings, burgers, crab stews are delicious, try the Georgia peach cobbler and the fried pound cake. Meet some locals and learn about the people who live here by just looking at the walls.
Cotton & Rye
*Walkable/Bicycle* $$ 1801 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 912.777.6286
Somewhere between fine dining and gastropub, C&R definitely caters to the “square plate crowd”. As the name suggests they offer a variety of bourbons and creative cocktails all inside of a cool mid-century modern bank. Be sure to make reservations on weekends.
Fork & Dagger @ Bobbie’s Diner
*Bicycle/Drive* $ 1402 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 912.495.5859
A Latin diner with a Brooklyn twist offers an affordable and creative breakfast and lunch menu in a unique 1950’s diner straight out of a movie. Many movies you have watched were filmed in this very diner.
Fox & Fig Café
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 321 Habersham Street Savannah, GA 912.297.6759
More of a casual restaurant than a café, and 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 weekends.
The Grey Market
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 109 Jefferson Street Savannah GA 912.201.3924
New York City bodega and the history and convenience of the southern lunch counter. A great building and even better food. If you love what you ate you can order more and send them home to enjoy again.
*Walkable* $$ 2218 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.335.7873
In the heart of midtown and fresh to the neighborhood, Squirrel’s has an eclectic pizza menu, rotating small bites, a super friendly staff, and great cocktails with a full bar. Throw in a greatly curated wine list, and it’s easily the best pizza in Starland.
Starland Yard Food Truck Plaza
*Walkable/ Bicycle* $ 2411 Desoto Avenue Savannah GA 912.417.3001
The Yard is a fun new place to hang out with friends and meet new ones. They host a variety of rotating food trucks each week, hosts VITTORIA PIZZERIA where RENOWNED CHEF KYLE JACOVINO slings Neapolitan pies, and is home to the YARD BAR for beer, wine, cocktails and frozen drinks. They curate special events featuring local music, art and culture weekly. You pay by a tab system and sign when you leave. There are 1-4 food trucks at any time. The Goal of Starland Yard is to support Local Chefs and bartenders, so no outside food or drinks are permitted. Check online for the truck list and event schedule.
Bocci’s Italian Bistro on Bull
*Walkable* $$ 1526 Bull Street Savannah GA 912.777.7487
A family owned restaurant serving up Chef Walter’s family recipes made from the freshest ingredients. Come taste the difference and enjoy all that Bocci’s has to offer from pizza to pastas on Bull Street. Large portions and a huge wine list.
Bella Napoli Italian Bistro & Pizzeria
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 18 E. State Street Savannah, GA 912.495.5124
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!
The Pirate’s House
*Drive/Uber* 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, GA 912.233.5757
The Pirate’s House was built around 1753 on the site of the Trustee’s Garden, an early agricultural project. The building itself is said to be one of the oldest standing structures in the state. It became a tavern and boarding house, hosting seafaring pirates and even Robert Louis Stevenson stayed here while working on Treasure Island. The building fell into disrepair but was saved in 1945 by Mary Hillyer, wife of the Savannah Gas Company owner. In 1953, it opened as a tea room. Today the popular restaurant has some of the best fried chicken anywhere, not to mention a stellar Southern food buffet. The swordfish is delicious, when it’s on the menu! Just try not to get shanghaied through the old “rumored” tunnels below that may or may not lead to the docks.
The Wyld Dock Bar
*Drive/Uber* $$ 2740 Livingston Ave. Savannah, GA 912.692.1219
If you want fantastic seafood and the feel of the beach without going all the way to Tybee, check out The Wyld! Don’t go if you’re in a hurry (their kitchen isn’t known for its speediness, though the food is worth the wait) or if you’re looking for quantity over quality (their portion sizes vary, depending on the dish). Do go if you want to relax for a while with awesome food and drinks in a uniquely Savannahian natural setting.
Gryphon Tea Room
*Bicycle/Drive* $$ 337 Bull Street Savannah, GA 912.525.5880
Staffed entirely by SCAD students, the Gryphon Tea Room feels like something straight out of Hogwarts. The vibe is simultaneously cozy and elegant. The lunch menu is simple and delicious. Located in the Old A.A. Solomons & Co. drugstore, the original features are still there and were restored by SCAD in 1998.
Leopold’s Ice cream
*Bicycle/Drive* $ 212 East Broughton, Savannah, GA. 912.234.4442
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, great sandwiches, too.