Savannah may be home to Paula Deen and good ole Southern comfort food, but our city has a variety of other tastes, flavors and techniques that are waiting to be discovered! When you’re planning a trip to Savannah’s Victorian District make a reservation with some of these restaurants.
700 Drayton Restaurant
If you’re looking for a reason to get dressed up in your fancy clothes, indulge in delicious wine and dine at an elegant restaurant, then set the GPS for 700 Drayton. This “New American” style restaurant is attached to The Mansion on Forsyth Park. The behind-the-scenes is run by James Beard featured chefs who combine Southern flavors with uniquely modern techniques.
Brighter Day Natural Foods
In the back of Brighter Day is a deli and juice bar. Open Monday through Saturday, this area offers organic sandwiches, juices and smoothies and a variety of other scrumptious dishes. There are options for meat-eaters as well as people with dietary restrictions. Brighter Day is also great if you’re visiting for an extended period of time and need to do a little grocery shopping!
This sleek, modern restaurant used to be a 1950s bank but has been transformed into a casual yet elegant place to spend an evening enjoying delicious food and great company in a welcoming atmosphere. Chefs combine seasonal and local flavors with a contemporary flair, while still capturing a Southern influence in all of their dishes. For a fun night out with friends, head to the roof of Local 11ten to Perch, a great place for a specialty drink with stunning views of Forsyth Park.
Foodies of all tastes mix and mingle at Betty Bomber’s. The restaurant’s famous Betty Bombs are a heaping plate of fries smothered in toppings of your choice. Of course, their menu also has juicy hamburgers, flavorful tacos, a variety of mile-high sandwiches and even salads for the veggie lovers. Betty Bomber’s even has the quintessential diner desserts: cold and creamy milkshakes, frothy soda floats and decadent slices of pie.
Blowin' Smoke Cantina
You can’t visit Savannah and not indulge in a healthy portion of BBQ. Blowin’ Smoke Cantina is the place to go to get your smoked meat fix. All of their choice meats are smoked with a pecan wood and then converted into mouthwatering meals of hefty sandwiches, tantalizing tacos or just piles of juicy meat served with your choice of two sides.
Coffee lovers converge at Sentient Bean because the café combines a welcoming atmosphere, brewed-to-order coffee made from 100% organic fair trade beans and a lengthy menu of yummy food. For the non-coffee folks, there’s definitely a drink for you, whether it’s tea or hot chocolate. As for food, Sentient Bean serves breakfast all day long (win!) as well as lunch and dinner (plus a few sweet treats). If you’re a lover of brunch, stop by on Sunday for a menu featuring seasonal produce gathered from the weekly Forsyth Farmers’ Market.