Savannah Restaurants



Georgia Shore
I was on a two week business trip to Savannah and tried a number of restaurants and coffee shops. I looked for whole foods, gluten and dairy free and good cups of coffee.


Alligator Soul

The “Little Hilbo Awesome

Little Hilbo Porterhouse Steak

Cold Smoked Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak Cajun Spiced and Grilled ~ Duck Fat Fried Hand Cut Frites ~ Sauteéd Organic Haricot Vert ~ Bourbon Green Peppercorn Cream ~Veal Demi-Glace ~ Not Served Past Medium to Ensure Steaks Quality Thirty-Seven Dollars

Cha Bella

Lots of veggies. Good food. Real, not inexpensive though.

Ranco Alegre Cuban Restaurant

OK, but not a lot of veggies. Authentic Cuban.

Uncle Bubba’s — Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House

Unlimited fresh oysters and crab on the weekend. Wow. Also the regular fried stuff which most others eat. Interestingly the oysters are from the Gulf, not local. And the crab is Alaskan.

Outback Steakhouse

OK, good service. Regular American beef.

Soho South

In downtown Savannah. Good salads, not very large (I like huge ones).
Burger beef is good, but they should do a better presentation when I get it without the bun. The optional Jalapenos were hot. The mushrooms option was good but not generous.
I saw the tomato soup but it has cream, so no go for me.
Crowded at lunch time.

Charthouse Restaurant

A chain but didn’t feel like one. Good food and service. Higher end, not inexpensive.

Coffee Shops

Sentient Bean


Good coffee. Good atmosphere. Good boiled eggs in the morning at the counter. The omelette isn’t too interesting. They have a gluten free brownie or similar thing if you are into semi-processed carbohydrates.

They have musical performances in the evening. And they are next to Forsyth Park where there is, in season, a farmer’s market in Forsyth Park.

Next to a Brighter Day Natural Foods Market. The store is expensive. Good macadamia nuts though fresh without added crap

If you really want “health foods” go to the very large Savannah Whole Foods Market.

The Coffee Fox


Closer to the main tourist area. Nice place too. Not as much food variety.

Gallery Espresso


Apparently the oldest coffee shop in Savannah and across from the Savannah Theatre.


Good American. No hope for gluten free.

Didn’t Try

The Olde Pink House

Fire Street Food | Gallery

Kitty corner to the Savannah Theatre
I looked inside. It has a funky atmosphere .

King & I Thai Restaurant

ELE Fine Fusion

Tangerine Fusion & Sushi Bar | Savannah, GA

Chive Seabar & Lounge


I poked my head into a couple of them but looks like the usual rolls and farmed salmon in any of them I looked at.

Butterhead Greens Cafe

Apparently a good lunch place with yummy salads and easy to make Paleo.

The Crab Shack on Tybee

Looked at gators but didn’t eat.

Savannah Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants via Urbanspoon

Walls Bar-B-Que

Angel’s BBQ


Places to visit

Directions – Fort Pulaski National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Other healthy local ideas

Local Farmbag

Local entertainment

Savannah Theatre where I saw two great performances of Les Misérables.

Otherwise, the usual stuff. Lots of bars and at least in the tourist area they allow you to take your drinks outside and out on the street while you walk around going to the next drinking stop.


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