The Best Restaurants in Savannah Georgia
Deciding on the best of anything is a real challenge, and naming the best restaurant in Savannah is no different. There are so many styles of food, each being good in their own right with their own qualities that we judge them by.
Comparing a great "down home" Southern meal at Mrs. Wilke's to an incredible gourmet feast for the senses at Sapphire Grill is a bit like comparing a boat ride down the Amazon to a rollercoaster ride at Disenyworld.
We all have different tastes and what one person sees as great, another one sees as mundane, frumpy, ostentatious or silly.
For that reason, we have 3 different Best of Savannah Restaurant Features; Our Interactive Editor's Choice Awards, Our Top 10 Digest, and Our More "Best-Of" Lists.
Editor's Choice Awards
The first feature is our Editor's Choice Awards. We've named the Best Restaurants in Savannah by categories like the best coffee shop or the best contemporary fine dining or by the meal being served like the best breakfast in Savannah or the best cheap lunch.
We've done our part and now it's up to you to vote on our choices, to disagree with us by writing your own review or by suggesting your own choices for "Best of Savannah" in our interactive features.
Top 10 Internet Ratings Digest/Mashup
The second feature is our Top 10 Savannah Restaurants Internet Ratings Digest. We've compiled an exclusive Best of Savannah Restaurants List from some of the most popular restaurant ranking services online: Tripadvisor.com, Yahoo Travel and Fodors.com. Our list provides an overview that is often lost by only relying on one ranking service.
Our methodology was quite simple. The top 10 restaurants were noted from each service and awarded a numerical value according to their place on that list, with number 1 receiving 10 points, number 2 receiving 9 points and so on, down to number 10 receiving 1 point. Here are the results without any further ado:
1. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
Mrs. Wilkes scores very high in every single reader's poll.
2. Olde Pink House Restaurant
Savannah's elegant restaurant in a 1771 mansion.
3. Bistro Savannah
Sultry, romantic atmosphere, contemporary dining.
4. Garibaldi's Cafe
Chic, elegant, contemporary dining, one of our favorites.
5. Georges' of Tybee
A short drive from the historic district.
6. Vinnie Van Go-Go's
Funky, inexpensive, a locals favorite for pizza.
Tied for 6th with Il Pasticcio (# of reviews broke the tie).
7. Il Pasticcio
Lively restaurant and bar, contemporary Italian dining.
Tied for 6th with Vinnie's (# of reviews broke the tie).
8. 45 South
Creative and contemporary dining, local ingredients
9. Cotton Exchange Tavern
In the heart of the historic district, one incredible place to dine. Tied for 9th with Kevin Barry's (# of reviews broke the tie).
10. Kevin Barry's Irish Pub
Traditional Irish food and music. Tied for 9th with Cotton Exchange (# of reviews broke the tie).
*Please note: Rankings may change from day to day on some of these sites, so this study is only meant to act as a snapshot in time. Frenchtowner.com is not affiliated in any way with any of the ranking sites, and for more details on these results, you will need to refer to each website. These results were compiled on April 29, 2007.
More "Best-Of" Lists
Just in case your tastes are not exactly like ours, you might want to check out what other food writers, foodies, locals, travelers and tourists think about these and other restaurants in Savannah.
Cima Star of SavannahBest.com:
A local food writer that loves to eat, and eat well
Best of Savannah Awards 2006: Where do locals eat?
Where do tourists eat? What are Savannah's Top Restaurants?
Reviews, Rants, Raves, Rankings from fellow travelers
What are Savannah's Best Restaurants? Editorial and customer picks
Fodors Travel: Rankings
and Reviews from fellow travelers, travel and food writers
News in Food:
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