History mingles with the present with 5 fascinatingly haunted restaurants in Savannah.
The Historic District is impeccably preserved. So much so that it’s not difficult to imagine what life might’ve looked like in older times. Here, you can walk through timeless squares, tour old homes and dine in buildings that are still haunted by ghosts. These restaurants serve up the best food Savannah has to offer, with a ghostly experience.
The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House on Reynolds Square is one of the oldest buildings in Savannah. The house was built with brick and white stucco in 1789. The home got its name from the brick bleeding through the stucco to create the pink color seen today. It was originally the home of James Habersham Jr. While the home is now a fine dining staple for southern cuisine, Habersham is still a regular in his old home. Employees and customers have seen his spirit straightening out tablecloths and pushing in chairs. He also likes to sit in the main dining area, still in his Colonial attire, watching guests.
The Pirate’s House
The mystery and hauntings of the Pirate House have been a hot topic in Savannah since its construction in 1754. The stories of secret tunnels, kidnappings and murders have become exaggerated folklore. But many patrons have reported feelings of being watched, only to find an apparition of an old sailor standing behind them. Employees have said they could hear footsteps walking through the dining area after the restaurant has closed. The heavy atmosphere of the Pirate’s House is worth experiencing, along with the delicious seafood.
Six Pence Pub
The Six Pence Pub serves traditional British and American plates, along with a fair share of ghost sightings. These spirits are random and cannot be linked to specific people. These ghosts mostly target employees. They throw pots and pans, twirl chairs around and manipulate the temperature inside the pub. This haunted restaurant in Savannah is part of the Haunted Pub Crawl tour. Whether you visit with the tour or by yourself, you might just get more than a refreshing ale.
Moon River Brewing Company
Moon River Brewing Company’s haunted reputation has made it one of the most popular stops in Savannah. But you wouldn’t think so from the outside. In their calming beer garden, you can enjoy freshly prepared comfort food and a cold brew while enjoying the landscape. Inside, however, you might come across a spirit or two. Employees of the company have cited ghosts that throw bottles off shelves and children laughing in empty hallways. And of course, there’s Toby, their long-time resident and most mischievous spirit that hangs out in the billiard room.
In the 1850s, this historic building was a bank, but is now a locally-owned restaurant and bar with its fair share of ghosts. A Union General used the building as a headquarters during the Civil War. It continued in Union control after the city surrendered. It’s most likely that the ghosts that haunt the halls and dining areas of this restaurant are soldiers of the Civil War. You come face-to-face with a ghost of a soldier, if you’re brave enough to enter the basement of Tondee’s Tavern.