It’s no secret that the South boasts some of the best food in the U.S. Buttermilk biscuits, grits, fried okra – the list goes on. But did you know that the real treasures of Southern culinary tradition are found below the surface? That’s right – down here, seafood reigns supreme! And if you’re in the mood for fish, Savannah, Georgia is an ideal destination. Located right on the water, this famous city offers fresh eats straight from the Atlantic. Whether you like it boiled, fried, steamed, or raw, there are plenty of incredible Savannah seafood restaurants to try! Here are some of our favorites.
Top Savannah Seafood Restaurants
The Juicy Seafood
Shrimp, crab legs, crawfish and more await your arrival at The Juicy Seafood. This eatery serves up a wide range of Louisiana-style crustaceans that come boiled and seasoned as spicy as your taste buds can handle them. Not a seafood person? No worries – The Juicy has plenty of options, from Cajun fried rice to classic chicken tenders. With a relaxed vibe and buckets of beer on-hand, it’s the perfect spot for a family dinner, romantic date, or just a night out with friends.
Chive Sea Bar and Lounge
At Chive Sea Bar and Lounge, a 1920’s art-deco theme sets the stage for a seafood-focused menu with an Asian twist. This Historic District newcomer was established by local restaurateurs Sean and Ele Tran (Tangerine, Fire Street Food) and offers vintage cocktails and handcrafted dishes. Featured plates include the mango & arugula salad, chilled oysters, striped sea bass, and lobster with edamame risotto.
Located on nearby Tybee Island, the Crab Shack has been voted “Best Seafood” and “Best Outdoor Dining” since 1998. Their mouthwatering platters and scenic views will have you coming back for more. Enjoy a massive selection of fresh fish, some of the best oysters in Savannah, and the famous Capt’n Crab’s Low Country Boil – a guest favorite.
Driftaway Café is a popular hotspot for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekend. This restaurant has dozens of gourmet meals to choose from, and they’re all made using quality ingredients. Start with zesty calamari or tender tuna bites for an appetizer, then dig into a fish sandwich or spicy firecracker shrimp platter. You can even order lighter fare like a chicken or salmon salad. Yum!
If you’re looking for the perfect mix of food and fun, head to The Wyld on Country Club Creek. This upbeat hangout boasts a New American menu with an emphasis on local seafood. Diners are welcome to enjoy the landscaped outdoor space which features a waterfront deck, covered bar, and comfy hammocks, plus a bocce court and fire pit.
Love’s Seafood Restaurant
Just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah, Love’s sits on the banks of the Ogeechee River and offers family-friendly dining in a rustic atmosphere. The outdoor patio is ideal for enjoying live entertainment and spectacular evening sunsets. Local wildlife like manatees and alligators can also be spotted here. Speaking of alligators, be sure to try Love’s signature menu item: tender fried gator tails with buttermilk peppercorn sauce. We promise you’ll love it!
Book Your Stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn
After you’ve had your fill, head back to our Savannah bed and breakfast and savor that food coma! Our beautiful guest rooms will help you relax and unwind. We even offer a homemade Southern breakfast each morning and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon. As an added bonus, our inn is just minutes from the riverfront so you can enjoy delicious Savannah seafood whenever the craving hits. We can’t wait to hear all about your culinary adventures!
Are you looking for more great places to indulge?
Read our blog about the Savannah Seafood Festival!