Craving for some oysters? Besides its beautifully restored historic buildings, Savannah is also known for its fresh, delicious oysters. Thanks to its perfect location right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the “Hostess City of the South” has plenty of mouthwatering seafood recipes to delight any foodie. Try out Georgia’s oldest city’s abundant array of seafood restaurants in both the historic district and waterfront areas.
Located in a warehouse built in 1817, Bernie’s on River Street offers the best seafood menu in town at a great price. For the appetizers, try their crab cakes and their steamed or raw oysters that will surely keep you wanting more because of its honest-to-goodness freshness. Their fried oyster salad is also highly recommended, as well as their Po’ Boy Sandwiches served with oysters, shrimp, fish, or crab.
The downtown upscale restaurant, Alligator Soul, won the Diner’s Choice Award 2013 by OpenTable.com and is highly recommended by locals and tourists alike. No question about it; Alligator Soul uses only the most organic and fresh ingredients in their menu. Thus, dining here can be a little pricey but they will make it worth your money. Try their Oysters Bienville, oysters stuffed and baked with crawfish seasoned with Cajun.
Owned by Uncle Bubba and Paula Deen, the Oyster House knows what it’s like to be a fancy eater. Thus, they created this seafood restaurant with their own specialty dishes that you can find only here. Try Uncle Bubba’s chargrilled oysters specialty as an appetizer. And if you’re a die-hard oyster fan, partake on an all-you-can-eat oyster roast on Sundays, 2 to 6 pm, for only $15 per person!
Imagine a restaurant that offers a vast selection of fried seafood and steak. That’s Pearl’s Saltwater Grille, a local favorite and seafood paradise right in the heart of Sandfly. Eat a sumptuous meal of oysters and seafood with a panoramic view of the Georgia coast. Try their Saltwater Feast for the best the ocean can offer: shrimp, scallops, tilapia, and oysters on a platter.
Southside Shellfish Inc
Take your pick of seafood from Southside Shellfish Inc’s spread of freshly caught fish and shellfish. Doubling as a seafood market and restaurant, you can order up your crabs, shrimp, oysters and what-have-yous and cook them at home. Don’t feel like cooking? You can have them cooked and bring the meal back home, or eat it right there! Southside Shellfish offers the most reasonable prices in town and you will miss a lot of Savannah’s great offerings if you don’t try it out!
A seafood market with lots of wonderful, fresh seafood the sea has to offer. No seats are available but Daffin Park is just a few miles away, so you can enjoy your meal at a picnic table there. When it comes to the most affordable seafood prices in town, Seafoodlicious wins the ribbon! For just less than $10, you’ll have shrimp, crab, and side dishes that can feed two! Try their Low Country Boil, a traditional Savannah dish, and you won’t be disappointed!
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Andrea Barnes is a contributing blogger for Presidents’ Quarters Inn, a Savannah bed and breakfast.