Savannah Journals

Summertime in Savannah

A June 2002 trip to Savannah by BeTheBuddha

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Quote: I attended a friend's wedding in Savannah, GA and decided to stay a few days to take in the sites.

Summertime in Savannah

Overview

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Take the trolley around Savannah and learn a little history while you're at it. Or take a walk along the Historic River Street and take in all the shops and eateries. One will never go hungry in Savannah! Hope you like seafood because there is loads of it and at affordable prices, too!

Quick Tips:

If you take the trolley, purchase the ticket that will allow you to get on and off instead of the once-around pass. Then you can peruse all the historic mansions as time permits.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking or by trolley. If you stay at the Westin, you can take the ferry across the river (free to Westin guests).

Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Westin Savannah Harbor Resort"

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You couldn''t ask for nicer accommodations. The Westin offers "heavenly beds" which consist of many down pillows and comforters on a pillow top mattress. I could have stayed in there all day. Rooms were very clean and support staff quite helpful. I would definitely stay there again! The Westin Savannah offers a full gym and huge outdoor pool and golfing facilities. There is a resort fee of $12.72 per day, but this includes a daily paper, free access to the water taxi that takes you over to River Street, self parking, access to the fitness center, and local telephone calls. To find a good deal, check the official site at Westin.com - that''s where I booked my r...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2002

Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa
1 RESORT DRIVE
Savannah, Georgia 31421
912-201-2000

Crab Shack

Restaurant | "The Crab Shack "

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Open 11:30am-10pm everyday. If you are anywhere near Savannah, you absolutely MUST dine at The Crab Shack. The restaurant is right on the water with tons of seating outdoors and in. Their tagline is "Where the elite in their bare feet." We ventured out to Tybee Island on a dark and stormy night - so dark and stormy, we saw funnel clouds forming, but we had heard so much about The Crab Shack that we were determined to go and darn Mother Nature! It started to pour, and the only problem I had with the place was the lack of shelter from the rain, but it's only water, right? Our party was more than happy we braved the torrential downpour! The food is abundant and delicious! Fine di...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2002

Crab Shack
Estill Hammock Road
Savannah, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-9857

Huey's

Restaurant | "Huey's on the River"

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Huey's offers a traditional breakfast alongside a New Orleans type breakfast of beignets (basically fried dough with powdered sugar, but oh so delicious) and tons of waffles, pancakes and the like.

I wasn't thoroughly impressed, but the food was plenty and the atmosphere pleasant. I opted for the build your own omelet and with a coupon from the concierge on our hotel, we were able to get a free appetizer size portion of beignets.

It seems to be busy on the weekends, but the wait was no more than 10-15 minutes.

After breakfast, stroll down River Street and peruse through the shops.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 8, 2002

Huey's
115 East River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
+1 912 234 7385

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Open daily between 11:30am - 10:30pm. This was a place highly recommended to me by a local Savannahian. Shuckers offers a nice, casual lunch/dinner at more than affordable prices. I had the Oyster Sandwich special while my friend had their buffalo wings. Both were delicious. We were never without a refill of ice tea and water - so much so we almost floated out of there! Atmosphere is a smoky pub/restaurant type place. A place where friends are guaranteed to meet at for a drink or to watch a game. Located on the historic River Street, after you have dined on their "shuck your own bucket of oysters" you can roam around River Street and take in the sights. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2002

W. G. Shuckers Seafood Restaurant
480 Mall Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Clary's Cafe

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Restaurant

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I went to Clary's for breakfast on my way out of town because I heard a lot about the place. It's a small place with down-home charm and the food is plentiful, but I was not really impressed. While the food is cheap, it quality was mediocre at best. Supposedly well-known for their corned beef hash, I ordered that and was really disappointed. I guess I enjoy the stuff out of a can better, but that's just me. The best thing I enjoyed on the menu were the grits. Living on the West Coast now, I really miss a good serving of grits and Clary's was able to quench my craving for that. It's a definite historic point, but there are plenty of other restaurants you could patronize if you only have a limite...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 25, 2002

Clary's Cafe
404 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-0402