Savannah, Georgia, is a city that loves oysters. With so many ways to enjoy them, it’s no surprise that they’re served at nearly every restaurant in town! Oysters can be steamed, roasted, grilled, fried, or eaten raw. Whether you’re a seafood aficionado or want to try them for the very first time, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn can help. Here’s how you can find the best oysters in Savannah.
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Where and When to Eat the Best Oysters in Savannah
Did you know that it’s best to consume oysters during months that end in “BER”? That’s because red tides and algae can spread toxins in the water during warm summer months. When fall rolls around, the oysters are harvested and can safely be enjoyed by all. Here are some of our favorite places to try them.
The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House is of Savannah’s most popular restaurants. This historic downtown eatery offers new Southern cuisine in a sophisticated yet casual setting. We love the blackened oyster appetizer with watermelon relish, pear and apricot chutney, and green tomato chow chow.
Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
Inspired by the decadence of the 1920s, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge offers a unique dining experience in Savannah’s historic district. Be sure to try their seasonal chilled oysters, which can be ordered by the dozen or half-dozen. They’re sure to delight your taste buds!
Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern
This restaurant on River Street has been a local favorite for the past 35 years. Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern offers casual riverfront dining in a restored cotton warehouse that was built in the 1800s. If stopping in for dinner, we suggest ordering the baked Oysters Rockefeller topped with spinach, hollandaise, and parmesan cheese.
Huey’s Southern Cafe
Blending American, Cajun, Creole, and Southern cuisines, Huey’s Southern Cafe serves up authentic New Orleans fare on Savannah’s River Street. They offer steamed oysters as well as a mouth-watering dish called Oysters Norman. These lightly fried beauties are served on a bed of coleslaw, drizzled with remoulade, and topped applewood smoked bacon. Yum!
River House Seafood
Looking to dine in a historic 1820s King Cotton Warehouse? Head to River House Seafood. This beloved restaurant is known for serving local favorites like Oysters Savannah, Southern Oysters Rockefeller, fried oysters, and oysters on the half shell. Each dish is fresh, delicious, and totally unforgettable!
Come Home to Presidents’ Quarters Inn
Now that you know where to find the best oysters in Savannah, it’s time start planning your trip! Book your stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast for a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. Located on Oglethorpe Square, our inn features comfortable guestrooms, luxurious amenities, and concierge services for guests. We even offer a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning. Check our rooms page to see what’s available and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!
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