David Shields Recommends Savannah Restaurants


Clockwise from the top right: Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Alligator Soul, Elizabeth on 37th, Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, The Distillery, Cha-Bella

The greatest restaurant in the city and the only one to make a historic contribution to southern food:
Elizabeth on 37th

Classic lowcountry home cooking that won’t break the budget:
Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Afternoon high tea in the historic district:
Savannah Tea Room

Organic, seasonal, & excellent vegetarian too:
Cha Bella

Best new restaurant. Duck & Tasso Jambalaya.
Alligator Soul

Where locals’ lunch:
Clary’s Café

Solid & traditional:
The Firefly Café

Seafood Choice Historic District:
305 Marye Street (912) 897-9963 [no website]

Seafood Choice City Market:

Jazz’d Tapas Bar

Rocks on the Roof-Bohemian Hotel

Beer Utopia: 100+ world & craft varieties
The Distillery

Sunday Brunch–& kitschy art too boot:
Soho South Café

Wiley’s Championship BBQ


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