7 Restaurants in Downtown Savannah, GA To Check Out Next Time You’re in the City

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Savannah is a beautiful town in Georgia. Savannah is filled with all kinds of fantastic bars and restaurants. If you want to find the perfect bar or restaurant for your night out in Savannah, or even just a nice lunch one afternoon, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Today though I’m going to discuss where to find the best restaurants in downtown Savannah. I've compiled a list of some of the best restaurants that Savannah has to offer. And I’ll give you the address and website to all of these locations so that way you can check out the menu or stop by if something catches your eye. And in addition to telling you where the best restaurants are in downtown Savannah, I’m also going to tell you which of these restaurants accept GiftYA digital gift cards.

What’s a GiftYa?

As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.

Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town? 

Repeal 33 Bar & Restaurant

Award-Winning Food and Cocktails by Executive Chef Greg Garrison

125 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd | Downtown | 

Repeal 33 comes in at the top of my list for best restaurants in downtown Savannah Georgia for a couple of reasons. They have a great rating amongst their customers and consumers which certainly plays into their spot at the top, but it really the versatility of the restaurants that puts it at the top of the list. They serve an excellent menu of modern American style cuisine. Then they have an award winning bar filled with all kinds of magnificent cocktails and drinks. And then on top of all that, they are also able to host large events for parties that are bigger than normal. You really can’t go wrong here! But beware, they do stay quite busy so you will be better off getting a reservation than just showing up at the door.

“First visit to this restaurant. We were greeted and seated swiftly( we did have a reservation).  They had a really good bar and the atmosphere was nice….  …Overall, a winner in our book!  Help keep this business open by patronage. ​” - Yelp Review 

Repeal 33 Bar & Restaurant is one of the best famous restaurants in Savannah and they accept GiftYa digital gift cards and you can grab one for you or someone on your list by following the link!

Wright Square Bistro

The Ultimate Downtown Savannah Destination for Locals and Tourists Alike

21 W York St | Downtown | 

Wright Square Bistro comes in art the number two slot on my list today. And the reason they didn’t come in first place is that their menu simply isn’t as diverse as Repeal 33’s is. However, if you are looking specifically for an amazing lunch spot, then this is for sure going to be your best choice in downtown Savannah. You can expect an amazing assortment of high quality sandwiches, which are serve in a calming cafe setting. And just like any other cafe worth it’s salt (or sugar?) they also have a gr4eat variety of delicious dessert choices. 

“Great food. Great prices. Great owners and staff. A must place to eat while in Savannah” - Yelp Review

Treat yourself or a loved one to Wright Square Bistro in Savannah and enjoy one of the best restaurants  by grabbing a GiftYa digital gift by following the link!

Joe’s Crab Shack

Get Crackin’ On Some of the Best Crab in Downtown Savannah, Brought to You By this Nationally Loved Chain

504 E River St | River Street |

Joe’s Crab Shack is a national seafood chain, but they are also one of the best options for seafood if you are in downtown Savannah. I put them this high up on the list because I think they are all around your best option for seafood in downtown Savannah. You can trust that they are at least going to deliver an experience that is good enough to support a national brand. I can’t say they are absolutely going to blow you away, but if you are looking for seafood downtown, then they will be able to deliver a perfectly satisfactory experience. 

“Good food, good place. The patio overlooks the river and makes for a good time while eating there.

The food was good, and the drinks were nice. The margarita order comes with take-home cocktail

Shakers, which are pretty nice.” - Yelp Review 

You’re in luck! Joe’s Crab Shack is one of the countless national vendors currently in GiftYa’s Catalog. Just click the link to get started sending a convenient digital gift card to yourself or someone you care about.

45 Bistro

Treat Yourself to a Mouthwatering Meal in Savannah’s Historic Marshall House

123 E Broughton St | Downtown | 

45 Bistro would have come in higher up on the list if it weren’t for the fact that I feel they are a little pricey for what they deliver. However, if you are looking for an experience, that is more than just a meal, the 45 Bistro might be the perfect spot in downtown Savannah for you. They serve a delicious French cuisine in the Historic Marshall house in Savannah. So not only do you get an excellent high end DFrench meal, you also get to have it in a beautiful and historic setting, which really elevates the meal to a whole other level in my opinion. 

“Pretty dining room in a hotel, old charm but not stuffy.  Our meals were delicious and the staff wonderful. Will be navky” - Yelp Review 

45 Bistro doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding restaurants and attractions in Savannah!

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Get a True Taste of Southern Hospitality at Savannah’s Favorite Communal Dining Room

107 W Jones St | Downtown | 

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is another great option in downtown Savannah Georgia if you are looking for a classic southern/American style menu. They really offer you the full ion take of southern hospitality which ensures that your meal is going to be above and beyond bin every single aspect where they can feasibly provide it. And in top of that, you also get to feel great about the dollars you spend at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room because it is in fact a family owned small business. So not only do you get a great meal. You also get to feel good about supporting a small business.  

“Wonderful experience. Worth the wait in line!... …Staff was very attentive and quick to refill anything we asked for. Delicious sweet tea. Save room for dessert!Be aware it's cash only.

Highly recommend.” - Yelp Review 

As always we’re busy adding attractions and nicest restaurants in downtown Savannah to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room just yet. Check back soon.

Circa 1875

Authentic French Cuisine in a (Haunted?) Casual Environment

48 Whitaker St | Downtown | 

Circa 1875 round sout my list of best restaurants in downtown Savannah Georgia. And that is because I already have a restaurant that serves a delicious menu of French cuisine. ANd while I normally would try to avoid recommending too many restaurants of the same type, Circa 1875 serves delicious French food in more of a pub style setting. If you are looking for a delicious French meal, in a more relaxed atmosphere Circa 1875 is going to be the spot for you. 

“I feel like I am floating on cloud. The meal I had here Tuesday night was unreal, out of this world” - 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 restaurants and stores in Savannah added all the time.

Alligator Soul Restaurant

Chow Down on Fine Cajun Food with Wilde Game Influences in the Heart of Savannah’s Bustling Downtown

114 Barnard St | Downtown | 

Alligator Soul is one of those restaurants that’s a little difficult to pin down in terms of style and menu. If I had to choose I would describe them as Southern or Cajun style cuisine. I mean with a name like Alligator Soul what else would you be expecting. But don’t let the name fool you, just because they have a fun name, doesn’t mean that they don’t serve an excellent upscale menu. Sure they lack the pretense that many upscale dining establishments love to portray, but they more than make up for that with an excellent staff, a relaxed atmosphere, and an amazing menu of delicious courses. 

“This was such an amazing dining experience right down to the candied alligator. My husband and I on vacation in the area went to Alligator Soul for an anniversary dinner. We had the duck dinner which was so very good… …I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely love to enjoy another meal here.” - Yelp Review 

Alligator Soul Restaurant doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding restaurants and attractions in Savannah!

There you have it, the best restaurants in downtown Savannah, GA.

There you have it! All the best rated restaurants you can find in downtown Savannah. Savannah is a beautiful city with a very diverse and vibrant restaurant community. I was only able to offer you just the slightest glimpse into everything the city has to offer in this article alone. But I hope that if you are in downtown Savannah, I helped you narrow down your search whether you were looking for an excellent lunch place, or a high end or fine dining dinner place. And remember, if you didn’t find what you were looking fro on this list, be sure to check out one of our other great list on the best places to grab a bite in Savannah.


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