The Old Pirates House opened as a seamen’s inn in 1753. Here you could meet both honest sailors and bloodthirsty pirates. More than one hapless local found himself shanghaied and on a ship for the Orient. As you can imagine, this has led to rumors of hauntings and strange happenings at the Pirates House. Maybe it’s Captain Flint, who it is said died in one of the upstairs bedrooms trying to tell us where he buried his treasure.
We, however, didn’t see any unusual happenings; what we saw was a delicious luncheon buffet, for which we had a $2 discount coupon.
That brought the price down to $11, which was a steal. We got to choose from green beans, squash casserole, Savannah rice, roasted potatoes, burgundy tips, fried tilapia, fried chicken with an optional honey-pecan sauce, barbeque ribs, and lima beans with bacon. There is also a salad bar, which we totally missed. They deliver a board to your table with the most delicious corn bread I have ever tasted on it.
The quality of the food was amazing for a buffet. I fell in love with the honey-pecan sauce for the chicken, and the lima beans were fabulous, as was the squash casserole. We could not drink our drinks as fast as our waitress kept filling our glasses. She was amazing and always had a smile to offer us.
Just when you think you are going to explode, it's time to check out the dessert bar.
There was strawberry shortcake, pecan pie, and cake with a sauce. I tried the pecan pie and the strawberry shortcake. I know I have been trying for weeks since we got back to get that weight off, but it so delicious, I hardly have any regrets.
This is one buffet I highly recommend. The food is good and the place just oozes atmosphere. It is slightly dark and there is a lot of wood, and of course, a nautical theme decor. It is no surprise that it is considered a must-do when you visit Savannah.
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Columbia, South Carolina
August 2, 2012
February 14, 2010
From journal Trip with the Girls
by Travel'in Gal
October 14, 2008
From journal Savannah in the Evening, Savannah in the Morning
Murphy, North Carolina
January 11, 2006
From journal I Could Be Your Tour Guide
February 21, 2005
From journal Savoring Savannah
Morgantown, West Virginia
December 26, 2004
Once you've been intrigued by all the neat history, you'll be even more enthralled by the food! Everything was excellent. I got the red snapper, which was delicious. Another in our group said that the ribs were great. My husband got a special of crab-stuffed flounder; the flounder wasn't so great, but it was surrounding a delicious pile of crab meat that made it worth it. The desserts were also very tasty. Everyone had good things to say about their meal.
We had a large group (around 15) and were able to get in without a reservation. We were at three different tables, but all in the same room. We were there past the dinner rush, so we spent some time after we ate wondering around the different rooms to see all of the history they had to offer.
The service was fair to good, depending on who in our group was talking.
From journal Conference in Savannah
by Coach Bear
June 16, 2003
One of the first things that we noticed was the old building. It was erected in 1734 and is said to be the oldest house in the State of Georgia. Beside this building is another edifice, one that was erected in 1753. This is the true Pirates' House, which served as an inn for sailors visiting the city. These two buildings have been joined together to form what is the present restaurant,
One of the main rooms in the restaurant is the Captain's room, with its hand-hawn ceiling beams joined with wooden pegs. Hanging on the walls in the Captain's Room and The Treasure Room are frames containing pages from an early, very rare, edition of the book Treasure Island.
The dinner menu from which we ordered contained steak and seafood items,such as the Low Country jambalaya that I ordered and the Seared Swordfish that my wife ate. Of course, who can come to Savannah without ordering the oysters (as an appetizer). Most of the entrees run between $15 - $20 USD, with appetizers and deserts additional.
Some people might be a little bit unhappy with the length of time to receive the order (about 45 minutes), but everything is cooked to order and takes time to prepare. Overall, this is one of the great historic restaurants in this country.
From journal New Year's Eve in Savannah