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A January 2005 trip to Savannah by kikster

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Quote: Savannah is a perfect combination of Southern charm, excellent cuisine, and a warm, friendly college town atmosphere.

Eliza Thompson House

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Hotel | "The Eliza Thompson House"

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When we arrived at the Eliza Thompson house, I was instantly charmed by its good looks. The house is darling--just what you would expect from a historical inn in a historical town like Savannah. Jones Street is a quiet road, full of pretty houses and shaded by secular trees. The drawing room of the inn is gorgeous, and since we were there in December, it was very tastefully decorated for Christmas. Every day between 5 and 7pm, there is a complimentary happy hour with wines and cheeses, and after eight o'clock, a complimentary dessert tray is set in front of the beautiful fireplace.Our room was pretty, even though it was a little small. The queen-size bed was comfy, an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2006

Eliza Thompson House
5 West Jones Se
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-3620

Lady and Sons

Restaurant

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When in Savannah, going to the Lady and Sons is a must. If you are in the mood for good Southern cuisine, make sure that you stop by this Savannah institution.The restaurant itself is pretty incredible: it's so big, it is located on multiple floors and still manages to look constantly crowded. We were seated on the top floor by a really cool-looking bar and ordered what everyone suggests you order at the Lady and Sons: the Southern-style buffet. The food was really good and various: the buffet offered the traditional fried chicken, baked chicken, beef stroganoff, and an incredible variety of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens, and sweet potato casser...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2006

Lady and Sons
102 W Congress St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-2600

Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

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Restaurant

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Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House is an incredible restaurant. Started by Mrs. Wilkes in 1947, it hasn't changed much since then: it still offers the best Southern comfort food for only $13 a person.Every weekday at 11am the boarding house opens its door to the hungry customers who line up outside the restaurant whether it's sunny or rainy. We only had to wait 15 minutes, and even though it was pretty cold out, I can assure that it was worth the wait. When we were called in, I was speechless: the big family-style table was waiting for us completely covered in food of all kinds. There in front of us there was everything our stomachs could desire: delicious fried chicken, s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 6, 2006

Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
107 West Jones Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 232-5997

Elizabeth on 37th

Restaurant

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We read about Elizabeth on 37th in a travel book, where it was described as one of the thousand places to see before you die. While vacationing in Savannah, we decided to give it a try and booked a table for a romantic dinner.The restaurant, located in an old Southern-style house on 37th Street, is beautiful from the outside, but it is especially beautiful on the inside. The fireplace was roaring, and the candlelit dining room where we sat was very romantic indeed.I ate salmon and my boyfriend ate steak. Both were good and very well cooked, and the wine we ordered was a very smooth pinot noir. For dessert, I had the traditional pecan pie, which was incredibly rich but excellent...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 6, 2006

Elizabeth on 37th
105 East 37th St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-5547

The Olde Pink House

Restaurant

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If you are looking for a romantic dinner experience combined with incredible atmosphere and excellent food, the Old Pink House is your best bet.We enjoyed a great late-night dinner in the restaurant's tavern, a quaint and beautifully decorated basement underneath the house. The tavern features two big fire places--we got lucky and they sat us by one--and a very talented lady playing the grand piano. Could you ask for a better atmosphere? I don't think so.The food is divine. I ordered a pork tenderloin that was so tender, it melted in my mouth. The homemade bread was incredible, too. If you are a wine enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy the wide selection they offer, and the s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2006

The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 232-4286

Savannah Smiles

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Attraction

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Even though I wouldn't describe this saloon as charming, it probably was the funnest place we went to while in Savannah. Savannah Smiles is the kind of bar that you go to because of the atmosphere, not because of the drinks or the cleanliness.We went there because a friend suggested it to us. He said that the dueling pianos were simply hilarious, and we are definitely glad we followed the advice! The dueling pianos were so much fun, we went back there twice. The concept is pretty basic: there are two grand pianos facing each other, and all the two pianists do all night is playing songs requested by the audience and crack jokes. The two guys are incredibly good: they knew every ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2006

Savannah Smiles
314 Williamson St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 527-6453