It’s no secret that Savannah is consistently rated one of the top cities in America for its vibrant culinary landscape, serving up everything from classic Southern comfort food to gourmet farm-to-table eats. And while our residents are known to frequent the city’s authentic staples, like Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room and Sisters of the New South, we’re no stranger to Savannah’s ever-evolving restaurant scene. Below, read up on the top five joints to visit for an exciting night out this fall—all just minutes from The Ford’s gates.
The Olde Pink House
Imagine traditional lowcountry cuisine with an elegant twist, all dished out in an extravagant Colonial mansion painted, yes, pink. One of Savannah’s top-rated restaurants, The Olde Pink House is renowned for its memorable dining experience featuring fresh-caught seafood, prime aged beef and classic Southern fare like the popular jumbo lump crab cake with fried green tomatoes and a remoulade sauce. If you haven’t been yet, consider this the season to do it.
Who wouldn’t want to eat dinner in a 1938 Art Deco Greyhound bus terminal that’s been masterfully restored to its original luster? Not only that, The Grey is serving up some of the best modern Southern eats with a deep, layered and soulful approach thanks to acclaimed Chef Mashama Bailey. The menu is structured around the seasonality of Savannah and differs each evening, but one thing is for sure — it’ll be a meal you won’t forget.
Set within the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, Husk is completely redefining Southern cuisine. Occupying a landmark mansion with charming porch seating, the popular restaurant features an ingredient-driven menu that accentuates the bounty of the surrounding area, resulting in a truly novel lowcountry dining experience. From the shrimp and grits to pimento cheese profiteroles, you can’t go wrong with anything on their ever-changing menu.
A modern Savannah hotspot, The Emporium features a stylish, eclectic ambiance that perfectly complements its locally sourced, seasonal menu. Located on Perry Street, the energetic destination features a highly curated wine market and kitchen where you’ll find everything from fresh-caught fish to wood-grilled filet to wild mushroom toast. Simply put, it’s a not-to-be-missed fall dining experience.
The Collins Quarter
By day, The Collins Quarter is a bustling, vibrant café. By evening, it transforms into a candle-lit restaurant that’s perfect for your next date night. Featuring a delectable menu that reflects both authentic Southern flavors and the rich culinary diversity of Australia, The Collins Quarter offers a unique twist on Savannah cooking with just-picked produce, interesting meats and, of course, fresh seafood. Just be sure to order the pan-roasted scallops with corn and chorizo as a starter.
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