Yes, you're in the South. And yes, you'll find some fried food here, but if that's all you're expecting, then you've got Savannah all wrong. Thanks to its coastal location, Savannah offers a little bit of everything, and it's quickly becoming a formidable culinary rival to Atlanta.
If southern comfort food is what you're after, there are many options. Many of the restaurants in Historic Savannah are attractions in their self - housed within mansions built in the late 1700s. Most dining establishments have a unique history, where eating feels like taking a step back in time. Other offerings include speakeasy-like cellars beneath restaurants or shops that offer drinks and small plates to enjoy while listening to some tunes by a local pianist or jazz musician.
Though Savannah has its fair share of deep-rooted eateries that act as the foundation of the area's dining scene, the city also manages to host a collection of more contemporary spots that receive just as much acclaim from visitors and critics alike. These range from casual cafes to Savannah-style barbecue along with contemporary takes on Southern cuisine and farm-to-table menus.
Savannah is home to a rollicking nightlife scene (in part because of its lack of open container laws), so plan to go for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail to sample some of the city's more unique venues. There are a host of microbreweries and a liquor distillery in the offering.