Foodie's Guide to Savannah

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Isabel Smallman

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  • Savannah

  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Wine

  • Georgia

  • City Travel

  • Foodie

  • History

  • Architecture

A pink ice cream parlor in Savannah.
Curator’s statement

Savannah is a historical and charming city with stunning architecture and an infinite list of restaurants to check off the list! The vibrant, Southern style comfort food electrifies your taste buds with options for everyone. No one will go hungry! When you're ready to digest, the endless thrifty boutiques and quaint side streets will help you walk it all off.

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Where to stay in Savannah

Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah

Sleek and stylish Savannah hotel that fosters an inviting atmosphere, welcoming you to an honest escape.

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  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

The Alida, Savannah, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

This riverside gem occupies a characterful converted warehouse, with mid-century furnishings and views of the city or courtyard pool.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

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JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

Luxe property offering sweeping riverfront views of Georgia's oldest city.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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Things to do in Savannah

Forsynth park in Savannah Georgia.

Tybee Island: Set about 25 minutes outside the city. This beach is the perfect place to go for a long stroll and walk out to the pier to admire the surfers and take in the incredible views. The Last Song was filmed here, so we stopped by to see the house where it was filmed!

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + Moon Deck: Head to the riverfront and take the elevator up to the top floor of this sky deck to sip on a freshly prepared cocktail and take in the views from way up. There's even a slide and games to keep the energy high!

Walk downtown: There is SO much to see downtown just walking on your two feet, so don't miss out on some cultural sightseeing and architecture.

Forsyth Park: Stunning tree scape, live music and beautiful fountains.

Trendy boutiques: There are so many thrifty and fun shops to visit downtown to gift your friends some vintage earrings or stylish new hats.

The Georgia Tasting Room: A comfy spot where you can choose 6 different wines to taste for only $3! Walk-ins welcome and great fun for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ghost tour: Ghost City Tours takes you on a spooky journey through Savannah's cemeteries and rich history.

Wormsloe Historic Site: A breathtaking walk through live oaks and Spanish moss. The Last Song was filmed here as well!

Day trips

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Places to eat & drink in Savannah

An old school style saloon.

Collins Quarter at Forsyth: Set in the lush Forsyth Park, this is the perfect lunch spot to grab a cocktail, people-watch, listen to live music, and munch on some classic Savannah dishes. I recommend the Fried Chicken & Waffles with spicy maple syrup and a medium egg with the Lavender Latte to wash it down.

Leopold's Ice Cream: An award-winning homemade ice cream since 1919. A MUST try! I recommend the Savannah Socialite (dark and milk chocolate ice cream with Georgia pecans and bourbon caramel drizzle.)

Treylor Park: Rustic vibe downtown with some classic Southern comfort eats. I recommend the avocado fries to start, then the shrimp and grits tacos with Georgia mules to wash it all down.

Mirabelle: Cute cafe with amazing lattes and waffles for a sweet treat. I also HIGHLY recommend staying here during your visit. It is a boutique AirBNB upstairs with a living room, one queen bed, one bath and the comfiest bathrobes I've ever worn.

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room: Family-owned Southern dining serving the best fried chicken with a side of mac and cheese and candied yams.

The Olde Pink House: A charming colonial mansion with live music. I recommend starting with the Corn breaded oysters in a Green Goddess Sauce, then moving onto the Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast. This a very extensive menu, I could've gone back to eat here 10 more time to try a little bit of it all!

Vics on the River: A fine-dining restaurant set in a 19th century warehouse. I recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes and Pecan Fried Flounder with the Drunken Pecan to wash it down.

Cotton & Rye: A modern flair of All-American cuisine with award-winning crispy chicken wings and a mouth-watering mushroom gumbo.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Martha Pearlstone’s guide, Off-the-Beaten Path Savannah Guide.

Travel Advisor Isabel Smallman walking through vineyards in an all white outfit with a tan hat.

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