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Things to Do in Savannah

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell)  and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.

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Restaurants currently open for dine-in, takeout, or delivery:

Dining Options are still limited in Savannah as we all adjust to the new reality. Our own Chef Noel is prepared to delight you with his “Chef’s Choice” Dinner package. Add a three-course Dine Inn (pun intended) option for only $45 per person to enjoy a salad, main course and dessert. Wine options are also available. He is working around all dietary restrictions with a 48-hour notice requested.

 

Due to COVID-19, some of our favorite restaurants in Savannah decided to close completely, while others decided to change to a purely pick-up or delivery option for visitors and locals alike. Listed below are some yummy restaurants and links to their websites where you can take a look at their menus and order to-go or delivery right to Azalea!

 

Restaurants open for Dine In: (most of these also offer takeout)

Vic’s on the River– (Fine-dining restaurant in a 19th-century warehouse features classic Southern cooking)  https://www.vicsontheriver.com/

A.lure – Oh, oh, oh! We are so excited to see our most favorite restaurant opening, AND they are also doing lunch now! https://www.facebook.com/alurelowcountrycuisinesavannah/

17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant – Fresh seafood, carefully prepared steaks, lamb and chicken and southern vegetables combine with fine wines and carefully mixed cocktails to make a delightful dining experience! http://1790restaurant.com/

The Cotton Exchange – Seafood, steak & Southern fare in a onetime cotton warehouse on the river with stone & brick walls. https://www.facebook.com/The-Cotton-Exchange-Seafood-Grill-Tavern-141507099260474/

Savannah Seafood Shack– (Southern style seafood)- https://savannahseafoodshack.com/

Jazz’d Tapas Bar– Below-street-level industrial-chic cocktail-&-tapas spot featuring live entertainment most nights! https://jazzdtapasbar.com/

The Public Kitchen – (Midcentury-modern decor sets the stage for trendy cocktails & an eclectic array of American eats) https://www.thepublickitchen.com/

Treylor Park- (Southern comfort eats) https://www.treylorpark.com/

Hitch– (Southern comfort eats, cocktails & beer) https://www.treylorpark.com/

Peregin Rooftop Lounge – (Cocktails, wine, light fare) Limited seating! https://peregrinsavannah.com/

The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market (International restaurant with locally sourced ingredients) https://emporiumsavannah.com/

Chart House – (High-end seafood/steak) https://www.chart-house.com/location/chart-house-savannah-ga/

Boomys (Thai and Vietnamese bar food)  http://www.boomysbar.com/food/

Gallery Espresso (Bohemian café- light fare like salads/pastries) – https://www.galleryespresso.com/

Clary’s Café– Perennial place with Southern-style diner classics for breakfast & lunch in a humble atmosphere. https://www.claryscafe.com/

Blends Coffee Boutique (Coffee shop and light bites) https://www.facebook.com/BlendsaCoffeeBoutique/

Matte Factor (Teahouse with sandwiches and baked goods)- http://matefactor.cafe/

Fire Street Food (Asian-fusion cuisine) – https://www.firestreetfood.com/

The Flying Monk Noodle Bar (Asian noodle dishes) – https://www.flywiththemonk.com

The Crab Shack Tybee Island (Steamed or boiled fresh seafood) https://thecrabshack.com/

The Melting Pot (Fondue restaurant) https://www.meltingpot.com/savannah-ga/

Fox & Fig Café- (Creative plant-based fare plus an espresso bar using non-dairy milks) Dine outside- https://foxandfigcafe.com/

Better Than Sex – A Dessert Restaurant Savannah –(Desserts and drinks)  pickup only – https://www.betterthansexdesserts.com/

 

Restaurants open  for pickup, takeout, or delivery:

 

Fork & Dagger (Latin diner for breakfast/brunch) – Pickup – https://forkanddaggersav.com/

Cha Bella – (Farm-to-table American) Curbside pickup only- Ask about special curbside menu! http://www.cha-bella.com/

Zunzi’s– (Hearty, South African and globally inspired sandwiches and meals) Pickup or delivery-  https://www.zunzis.com/

Screamin’ Mimi’s (Pizza,pasta,sandwiches)  Pickup or delivery- http://www.screaminmimispizza.com/

Bella Napoli Italian Bistro – Pickup or delivery- http://bellanapolibistro.com/

Noble Fare – (Sophisticated American Dishes) https://www.noblefare.com/

B. Matthew’s Eatery- (Classic & new American fare in an updated vintage space with wood floors and exposed brick walls) Pickup and Delivery – https://bmatthewseatery.com/

Sentient Bean –(Coffee, vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options)  Pickup only- http://www.sentientbean.com/cafe/

Totally Baked-(Sandwich deli) Pickup and delivery- https://totallybakedsavannah.com/

Green Fire Pizza– (Pizzeria and Italian) Pickup and delivery- http://greenfirepizza.com/

The Ordinary Pub –(American bar food/brunch)  Curbside takeout or delivery –  http://www.theordinarypub.com/#new-page-2

Boomys (Thai and Vietnamese bar food) – Pickup only-   http://www.boomysbar.com/food/

The Diplomat Luncheonette (Modern luncheonette-salads/sandwiches) pickup only https://www.diplomatluncheonette.com/

 

 

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Old Town Trolley Tours (limited capacity)

Our go to trolley: Old Town Trolley. Though we usually go with a home-town company we find that Old Town Trolley goes above and beyond in customer service. Our guests rave about the tours, the tour guides and the service. May we suggest you try “The Prohibition Museum Package” where you will not only find yourself immersed in the story of Prohibition in Savannah, but the speakeasy staff will teach you a thing or two about prohibition cocktails made especially for you!

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Savannah Dan Walking Tours

Let Savannah Dan regale you with his factual but whimsical and entertaining history of Savannah. From before the settling of Savannah in 1733, right up to the movies being filmed in and around Savannah today. He will confirm legends and dispel myths, all in his avant-garde style about the backstories you were NEVER taught in American history class! Take a leisurely stroll through picturesque squares with a Southern Gentleman. Hear the history of Savannah in the language of the South. www.savannahdan.com. Only taking groups of 10 people or less to maintain social distancing!

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Historic Savannah Carriage Tours

Take a  history tour from the comfort of a private horse-drawn carriage! Give us a call to set this up for you prior to arrival! Private horse-drawn carriage tours require 2 weeks notice.  https://savannahcarriage.com/

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Visit the Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum will reopen to visitors on Monday, June 1!  Situated on the northwest corner of Columbia Square, the Davenport House is a brick Federal-style mansion built in 1820. Master builder Isaiah Davenport constructed the property to accommodate his growing family and demonstrate his talents to prospective clients. The home features a brownstone and imported English brick façade accentuated by a double staircase with an ornamental railing. The 6,800-square-foot mansion is one of Savannah’s oldest brick structures. The first tours begin at 10 a.m. and the last will begin at 4 p.m. Face covering requirement for guests and staff, with small group tours every 15 minutes.

 

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Visit America’s Only Prohibition Museum!

Located in Savannah’s popular City Market, the American Prohibition Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition. Highlighting an era of gangsters, rum runners, and flappers, the museum brings the Roaring Twenties to life with over 20 intoxicating exhibits and an authentic speakeasy. Featuring 21st century technology and immersive displays, the museum takes guests on a journey through the past to the early 1900s when anti-alcohol rallies swept the nation and America’s struggle with alcohol was brought to light.

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