Some of the best outdoor dining spots in Savannah take advantage of the weather with comfortable and scenic seating.
Savannah already embraces her visitors as much as she does her residents. For that same warm, home-style welcome, Tubby’s Seafood serves up the works up on their second-story deck. Customers can watch the ferries and cargo ships cruise by River Street.
Tucked between the Old Cotton Exchange building and City Hall is Vic’s on the River. Vic’s makes the most use of their outdoor and deck space with plenty of seating and live music every evening. This raised restaurant was originally used as a warehouse upon its completion in 1859. The building’s empty offices were once used for General Sherman’s lesser officers during the Civil War.
Savannah’s only brewpub, Moon River Brewing Co. boasts the largest beer garden in Downtown Savannah. With an outdoor bar and plenty of seating, the haunted restaurant stays busy. They serve beers brewed in house, such as Yoga Pants (a Southern-style Pale Ale) and Slow-vannah (a Session IPA).
Right down the street, Treylor Park has its own intimate playground of eatery and nightlife in the heart of downtown. Chill out what is indisputably the classiest “trailer” park in the South. Highlights of the menu include the PB&J Chicken Wings for an appetizer and the Southern Sloppy Joe as the main course.
Round the corner near Franklin Square to find Belford’s to enjoy their renowned seafood and steak in the middle of City Market. Originally owned by the Savannah Hebrew Congregation in 1902, the restaurant was passed to the Belford family and debuted its current name in 1996. A black awning shades the outdoor seating area, optimal for whatever the thermometer reads. The two-story brick building also features indoor seating options for those who want their wine with air conditioning. Chef Larry Balcarcel serves only the best local fare from oysters to shrimp.
Wild Wing Café dishes out classic American cuisine. It is directly across the fountains of Ellis Square. Do not be fooled by the “sports bar” facade. This fabulous wings, burgers, and beer joint integrates itself effortlessly into the character of City Market. Even on a weekday, Wild Wing’s offers a 4-7 p.m. happy hour, Team Trivia, and live music.
Though not technically within City Market, B&D Burgers is a close neighbor to its foot traffic (just look for the lounging gator). Head out back to the main patio and experience this restaurant’s equivalent to a backyard cookout. Their sports-viewing TVs are in the middle of all the action. B&D also puts the power of the patty in their customers’ hands with a build-your-own burger option.
Local 11 Ten at the end of Forsyth Park oversees the park and its pedestrians from their dining room or rooftop bar, Perch. Wooden floors and white cushions invite yo lounge and nurse a bottle of golden monkey and munch on warm Castelvetrano olives.
As Savannah continually proves to her visitors, delicious and distinctive dining destinations are ubiquitous. One of the newest additions to the city’s eccentric Starland District dining landscape is found in The Vault. Despite the name, this once local bank now lets in the sun thanks to a recent renovation. This unique kitchen and outdoor market serves a variety of dishes from sushi and seafood to tacos and dumplings.
Across from the Savannah Public Library, you’ll find Foxy Lady. They offer not just for coffee. but baked goods and Tex-Mex fare. Their courtyard just past the is the place for live local and regional music every Tuesday night. Artist receptions are on the first Friday of the month.