There’s no better way to welcome your wedding guests to Savannah than by wowing them with an amazing rehearsal dinner. These standout restaurants not only promise delicious food and exemplary service, they offer a slice of Savannah’s rich history and Southern hospitality. Reserve your spot at one of these dazzling dinner spots and let the Hostess City do what she does best.
The Olde Pink House
In Savannah, it doesn’t get more classic than The Olde Pink House. This impeccably restored 1771 mansion has been transformed into a series of elegant-yet-relaxed dining rooms, which can be reserved for special events. One taste of the exquisite Southern cuisine and you’ll understand its reputation as some of the finest in the South.
Want to feel like you’ve got your own private restaurant for the night? Reserve the sumptuous upstairs ballroom at this high-end Italian restaurant, housed inside of a 19th-century firehouse. It’s got a private bar, mirror-lined walls to reflect the glitzy chandeliers, and enormous arched windows overlooking lively Congress Street—a great place to keep the party going after dessert.
The Crab Shack
If you prefer flip-flops to white tablecloths, treat your guests to a down-home seafood feast where, as the sign says, “the elite eat in their bare feet.” The Crab Shack is a 20-minute drive from downtown Savannah, but its marshside location feels a world away. Be sure to try the lowcountry boil, a Savannah specialty of shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage.
This gem on the eastern edge of the Historic District helped pioneer the hyper-local, farm-to-table movement in Savannah. Cha Bella’s mouthwatering menu features specialties like watermelon cocktails and Georgia Wild Shrimp with Carolina-grown Risotto. Even better: the semi-covered patio with billowy drapes and rope-swing chairs makes a storybook setting for your rehearsal dinner on a balmy Savannah night.