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6 Savannah Restaurants Worth the Splurge

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Repeal 33 is known for its ambiance.

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Don’t forget to pack your appetite when you come to Savannah! Known as a foodie paradise, the city is rich in history, culture, flavor, and plenty of fine dining restaurants. Celebrate a special occasion or just plain treat yourself with one of these indulgent dishes. They're worth it!


Exotic Specialty at Alligator Soul

Alligator Soul specializes in exotic proteins.

Exotic protein fanatics will adore the unique offerings at this upscale restaurant. Tucked away in a cellar off of Telfair Square, Alligator Soul has a menu as eclectic as it’s name. While diners can enjoy fried alligator as an appetizer or a kangaroo burger for dinner, it’s the exotic specialty of the evening that will attract the truly adventurous carnivores of the world. Try obscure meats like red deer and elk. Vegetarian? No problem! Plant-based diners will love the restaurant's vegetarian selection of the day. 


Steak Frites at Circa 1875

Steak Frites at French bistro Circa 1875

The French have perfected the pairing of steak and potatoes with their classic dish, steak frites. Circa 1875’s mouthwatering version will have you saying, “oui!” However you prefer your steak, Circa serves up the perfect cooked-to-order protein in their romantic space on Whitaker Street. The charming décor will transport you straight to a Parisian bistro. 


Franco's Parm Bowl at Bella Napoli Italian Bistro

Hot pasta is tossed in a wheel of parmesan cheese at Bella Napoli.

For some people there are two main food groups: cheese and pasta. At Bella Napoli Italian Bistro, they beautifully combine both. The house special is Franco's Parm Bowl: a fresh, hot pasta tossed in a massive wheel of parmesan cheese. The dish is only available when the restaurant's vivacious m'aitre d'hotel, Franco, is on site to perform the tableside spectacle. 


Tableside Raclette Burger at The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market

The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market is located in the Perry Lane Hotel.

Savannah has a lot of amazing burgers, but there’s only one raclette burger. Traditionally, raclette is a dish of melted cheese served over roasted potatoes, but The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market, located inside the Perry Lane Hotel, delivers an upgraded version of classic raclette in burger form. Try not to drool as you watch a juicy burger get smothered in a healthy heaping of raclette cheese, all done tableside. After dinner head up to the hotel's rooftop bar for stunning views and world class cocktails. 


Shrimp & Grits at Repeal 33

Prohibition is known for its cozy speakeasy vibe.

For an ambiance as incredible as the food itself, head to Repeal 33. The speakeasy-inspired space is dimly lit and beautifully decorated to reflect the notorious era in American history. Cozy up to your date at the spacious bar or sneak a spot in one of the private cubbies. The chef creates an array of menu items from bar bites to stunning entrees, the star being the shrimp and grits. 


Mussels at 39 Rue de Jean

Choose from 6 different preparations of mussels at 39 Rue de Jean.

French food fans will not want to miss this unexpected hotel restaurant. The menu item you have to try at 39 Rue de Jean: mussels. Choose from not one, not two, but six different preparations of the delicious molluscs. Pro tip: during happy hour diners can take advantage of drink specials and discounted bowls of mussels.

*Please note that 39 Rue de Jean is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check their website for updates.

Whatever your reason for indulging, do it with one of these delectable plates. Both your eyes and tastebuds are sure to be delighted with delicious food served in Savannah's most stunning restaurants. Still have room for dessert? Click here. 

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