Known for its vibrant and eclectic attitude, Savannah’s Starland District is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes that boast the same vibe. All of these eateries keep locals and visitors coming back because of their welcoming atmosphere and, of course, their delicious food!
Elizabeth on 37th
Food & Wine called Elizabeth on 37th one of the “Top 25 Restaurants in America,” and we know why. Situated in an elegant 1900’s mansion, this local favorite has been serving up a menu of Southern Coastal delights for over 30 years! Their menu combines the freshest seafood with the restaurant’s own garden-fresh herbs and vegetables to make dishes that not only reflect Savannah’s culture, but also keep customers coming back time and time again.
Back in the Day Bakery
This quirky, vintage-inspired eatery features traditional bakery items: artisan breads, cookies, cupcakes and brownies. But what makes Back in the Day Bakery a Savannah favorite might just be their “Build Your Own Biscuit” option. Pick either a classic, flaky buttermilk or flavorful everything biscuit then top with whatever you like!
Once a bank, the owners of The Vault transformed the historic building into a bustling Asian-fusion eatery. They even have two menus: One for all things sushi and the other for just about everything else. Whether you’re favorite food is pork dumplings or grilled catch-of-the-day seafood or a California roll, you won’t leave here hungry!
Foxy Loxy Café
Foxy Loxy is “equal parts coffee shop, bakery and Tex-Mex cantina,” so they say. This place has a little something for everyone. They also host a variety of weekly specials, like Fire & Wine or Acoustic Tuesday. On Sundays, they serve a brunch featuring all your favorites (like Shrimp & Grits) plus a few “Foxy Loxy editions” (think enchiladas and burritos).
Green Truck Pub
For some, there’s nothing better than a mile-high juicy burger and a side of warm, salty fries. But burgers aren’t the only thing you’ll find at Green Truck Pub. They have veggie burgers, an impressive salad list, a handful of sandwiches and decadent dessert options. This local favorite has quickly become a visitor destination because of their passion for simple food done well. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming, and the food is abundant.
Cotton & Rye
Savannah businesses love converting old buildings into bustling new places, and Cotton & Rye is no different. Located in a former 1950s bank, this restaurant serves down-home Southern classics with a creative modern twist. Combining all of their chefs’ knowledge, Cotton & Rye has created a menu that truly highlights the local area, like offering a unique version of fried chicken by serving it with mac & cheese and spicy honey.
For foodies who love an impressive menu combined with a lengthy drink list (think wines, specialty cocktails, and craft beers), head to Atlantic. This restaurant has the vibe of a laid-back local haunt and a menu that can serve both a grilled cheese sandwich and chicken liver mousse. The menu’s eclectic offerings mirror the district in which it resides.