Savannah is a beautiful and historic city, making it a popular vacation destination for visitors from far and wide. But if you have a special interest in the spectacular and spooky, Savannah is probably sitting pretty at the top of your list.
Along with Salem and New Orleans, Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in America. Between bloody battles, deadly diseases, ferocious fires, and mysterious murders, and of course the grusome history of slavery in the state, there are plenty of reasons the spirits of Savannahians past are unsettled.
If you’ve got a penchant for the paranormal, there are plenty of haunted destinations, including a number of haunted restaurants, in Savannah for you to check out.
Plus, we’ve made planning your visit to these mysterious locales easy by pulling together all of the information you’ll need: some background on the restaurant, a link to their website for more info, a snippet from a review that earned it its place on this list. We’ve even picked out the haunted restaurants in Savannah that are currently accepting GiftYa digital gift cards.
Virtual GiftYa Cards make the perfect gift for loved ones and for anybody who likes to explore the Savannah or travel. These virtual gift cards can be sent and received within seconds. Usually with a special message inside with well wishes towards a loved one or special friend. The virtual gift cards are as easy to send as an email or a text message and can be purchased for nearly ten thousand different merchants and businesses.
You can personalize the gift message, and send it directly to your recipient’s phone, all within seconds. GiftYa’ digital format provides not only a speedy delivery but also a convenient way to store and maintain different gift card balances. You don’t need to worry about having that particular gift card for that particular establishment on that particular day, as long as you have your phone, GiftYa cards are with you. Check out the list of top haunted restaurants in Savannah Georgia below, including several that accept GiftYa!
7 East Bay St | Downtown | tondees.com
The original Tondee’s Tavern has a legendary patriotic past – located on the corner of Broughton and Whitaker Streets from 1770-1785, the OG Tondee’s witnessed some defining moments in our nation’s history. According to some reports, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud for the first time in the state of Georgia in the 18th-century tavern by Savannah’s Sons of Liberty.
Now located at 7 East Bay Street, the “new” Tondee’s location still has plenty of history to offer. The building was originally a bank in the 1850s and served as City Headquarters during the Civil War.
Featured by several Savannah ghost tours and haunted pub crawls, Tondee’s Tavern is considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. It’s a frequent stop for ghost hunters, who regularly report significant EMF fluctuations in the building.
“Wow! We are so glad we chose this restaurant as our last dinner in Savannah during our stay. We originally came to this restaurant based on the reviews for the haunted history & relaxed atmosphere. We ended up loving it for those reasons, but even more so for the food! Everything we had was absolutely delicious! ” - Yelp Review
Tondee’s Tavern doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding haunted restaurants and attractions in Savannah!
20 E Broad St | Downtown | thepirateshouse.com
As an important historic port city, Savannah has seen its fair share of seafarers – savory and unsavory alike. The Pirates’ House dates back to 1753, and just a block off the river, it quickly became a popular spot for sailors and pirates to rest for the night, enjoy some grog, and share terrifying tales from the seven seas.
The Pirates’ House has reportedly been the scene of murders, brawls, kidnappings, and all sorts of other events that might leave some spooky spiritual energy hanging around.
“My girlfriend and I made dinner reservations for our anniversary and were greeted at the front desk with such an inviting atmosphere. Everyone we came in contact with wished us a good meal and smiles as they sat us by the haunted tunnel, which was so cool! I didn't notice any ghosts, but I did notice how amazing the corn bread, biscuits, and NY strip meal was! Thank you so much to The Pirates' House for creating an outstanding anniversary dinner!” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately The Pirates’ House isn’t one of the haunted restaurants in Savannah participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.
307 E President St | Historic District | 1790restaurant.com
Looking for a spooky place to stay after an evening of food and drinks? Then 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant is sure to be what you’re looking for. According to the establishment, three known ghosts haunt its halls:
“Adorable brick-walled locals spot. Dim lighting. Off the beaten path. Has a haunted Inn above it. Clean bathrooms. Very courteous bar staff. Didn't eat here but came here twice on our trip for the bar. 100% will be back. Has several TVs if you need them. Drinks are NOT overpriced. Walkable from all main areas of downtown.” - Yelp Review
You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new haunted restaurants and locations in Savannah are added all the time!
23 Abercorn St | Savannah | theoldepinkhouserestaurant.com
Originally known as the Habersham House, The Olde Pink House was built by the wealthy and influential Habersham family circa 1771. As you might expect, this old building has experienced a lot of history first hand: it survived the fire of 1796 as well as three wars, despite being seized and occupied on multiple occasions.
Over its history, several of the building’s owners kept slaves, many of them children. Many of these children passed away before reaching adulthood due to diseases such as Yellow Fever. The spirits of these children are said to still haunt the house, playing and causing mischief.
Additionally, the ghost of John Habersham Sr. himself (as well as his wife) is said to reside in the house. There have also been reports of a weeping young woman on the second floor after the tavern clears out at night.
“Excellent food from what was described as the most haunted house in the United States. I had the fried chicken and it did not disappoint. Afterward, take some time to tour the house, especially the basement, where the staff had plenty of stories to share. The service was excellent and we will certainly be back. Be sure to make your reservations early. We did not, so we ended up eating at 10:00 p.m.” - Yelp Review
The Olde Pink House doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding the best haunted restaurants and attractions in Savannah!
21 W Bay St | Downtown | moonriverbrewing.com
The building that Moon River Brewing Company calls home is one of the most historic and haunted in Savannah. Dating back to City Hotel, which was opened in 1821 by Elazer Early, it was originally home to both the first hotel and the first post office in Savannah.
According to the company’s website, the hotel was visited by several notable guests over its long history, including war heroes, famous naturalists, and a live lion and lioness brought in by the owners in the 1850s to drum up some business. Moon River Brewing Company has been featured in a number of paranormal investigations, including Buzzfeed Unsolved and Ghost Adventures, and is a popular stop on several of Savannah’s ghost tours and haunted pub crawls.
“Fantastic food and they DON'T skimp on the portions. Fun environment, and loved hearing about the hauntings. All the cocktails were a hit, as were the entrees, but the nachos appetizer was the best part. 4 people could get full just off these.” - Yelp Review
Moon River Brewing Company doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding haunted restaurants and attractions in Savannah!
48 Whitaker St | Downtown | circa1875.com
Can you make a deal with a ghost? According to the folks at Circa 1875, you can. When the French bistro and gastropub first opened, the restaurant reportedly experienced a number of mysterious happenings: spooky noises, items vanishing into thin air, the lights flickering out.
Owners called in a spiritualist who discovered that the building had been used to store slaves before the civil war, and the lingering spirits wanted to be assured that the building would never be used for such evil purposes again. The owners, of course, readily agreed – they wrote up an agreement, which hangs in the building’s wine cellar to this very day.
“If you want to escape the young bar hopping crowd, I suggest Circa 1875. It has more of a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere, no noisy music and rarely has the drunk college kids; a perfect place for cocktail hour. It is, however, a stop on the haunted pub crawl, so you may momentarily be harassed by tourists.” - Yelp Review
Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to Circa 1875 but check back because there’s more haunted restaurants and stores in Savannah added all the time.
13 W Bay St | Downtown | churchillsonbay.com
If none of the other haunted restaurants in Savannah have spooked you, we’re rounding out our list with one that certainly will. Churchill’s might seem like an ordinary pub, serving traditional English food and cold craft brews, but it has a spooky secret. Rumor has it that a man can sometimes be seen hanging from the beams of the historic building’s ceiling… but ask your bartender for more stories because they have lots of them!
“I ordered the New York strip steak from here, it was so delicious!! I'll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu. Plus the bartender had some awesome ghost stories about the place so I'm looking forward to checking this place out for future ghost hunting!!!” - Yelp Review
As always we’re busy adding attractions and haunted restaurants in Savannah to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Churchill’s just yet. Check back soon.
There you have it! Spirit hunters and paranormal enthusiasts everywhere rejoice – all of the best rated haunted restaurants you can find in Savannah, GA, all in one list. We’re sure that the historic restaurants we’ve gathered here will serve up some chills and thrills along with some of the best dining experiences in Savannah.
Wherever you decide to get your fix of haunted restaurants and attractions in Savannah, don’t forget to check back often. We’re always adding more articles about things to do in Savannah and other cities around the country to the GiftYa blog, and we’re constantly adding new local and national restaurants and attractions to the GiftYa catalog, including haunted destinations.
From all of us here at GiftYa, have a great visit to Savannah and happy ghost hunting! 👻