A June 2002 trip
to Savannah by BeTheBuddha
Quote: I attended a friend's wedding in Savannah, GA and decided to stay a few days to take in the sites.
Hotel | "Westin Savannah Harbor Resort"
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 room which rates at about $300, but I got it for $150.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 7, 2002
Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa
1 RESORT DRIVE
Savannah, Georgia 31421
Restaurant | "The Crab Shack "
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 dining at it's best, your menu also serves as your placemat. If there's two or more of you, get the sampler platter. It's huge. Three of us ate the sampler platter labeled for two and we still had a ton of food leftover. The platter includes steamed shrimp, mussels, and crawfish, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, delicious sausages, and King crab legs. The others in our party that did not partake in the platter opted for the crab cakes, which were equally delicious.
Their New England style clam chowder was also good, but not so special that it deserves a special mention, but there you go, I mentioned it.
Feel free to get your hands dirty and make a mess at your table - there's a hole in the middle of each table which contains a garbage bin below it - easy to dump you shells and juice-soaked paper napkins.
Servers were more than friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual - lazy day at the beach type stuff.
Look for the friendly stray cat that's made it's home there. It goes around from table to table scoffing food from the guests.
Look for a business card for The Crab Shack at the concierge desk of your local hotel. It usually offers some sort of freebie (like a free margarita), but look for restrictions (weekdays only, that sort of thing).
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2002
Estill Hammock Road
Savannah, Georgia 31328
Restaurant | "Huey's on the River"
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
115 East River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
+1 912 234 7385
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.
Servers were all quite friendly and helpful.
W. G. Shuckers Seafood Restaurant
480 Mall Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31406
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 25, 2002
404 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Los Angeles, California