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Headed to Savannah? Here's Your Insider Eating Guide From the Southern Charm Cast
Where do locals eat in Savannah? The Southern Charm cast has you covered.
If you ever find yourself in Savannah, Georgia, there are some pointers you should know.
"Pack comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot, and most of the streets are old and cobblestone," advises Hannah Pearson. The Southern Charm Savannah pal also points out in the above video that the coastal city has a relaxed vibe that's fun for drinkers. (Press play to get all the tips.)
"[Bring] a to-go cup because you can drink anywhere in this town," she instructs. "Light clothes, because it's hot as hell here." Some sunscreen might be a good idea, too.
Once properly attired, you need to know what exactly to eat there.
"A traditional Southern meal in Savannah is anything fried and covered in mayonnaise," she says in all seriousness. "Fried chicken, biscuits or corn bread, and sweet tea obviously. Maybe a peach cobbler for dessert."
As for the first place you should eat?
"Hands down it’s Mrs. Wilkes," she says. "And it's cool because it's family style seating and you just sit down as there are open seats with whomever is next to you and they serve family style to share. But get there early because from the time the doors open the line is around the block."
Catherine Cooper adds, "People love shrimp and grits. We have a big party, a shrimp boil, and an oyster roast. They love going out and catching their own crab and just throwing newspaper out and having a crab boil."
"Bring your magnetic ghost detectors, bring your flip flops, your sunglasses, and maybe your golf clubs. And your fishing pole," recommends Lyle Mackenzie, who loves to eat, "Oyster stew, shad roe, blue crabs, all that good stuff. The best place to eat in Savannah in defiantly my mother's house!" Too bad that's not open to the public.
"It's got this shrimp and this sauce that covers the entire thing, and the sauce is made with pork fat and it's really, really tasty. And the grits, it’s like a cake so it's crunchy on the outside and they really just go really well with each other. Definitely a lot of sweet tea involved. Collins Quarter is definitely the right place to go get that. If you want to get your traditional Southern meal, the Pink House will do it right."
Brandon Branch adds, "The quintessential southern meal in Savannah is fried chicken, collard greens and mashed potatoes... Or in my case, a gin and tonic."