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Old 03-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
 
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I'm heading to Savannah this weekend with 2 of my girlfriends and looking for some things to do and places to eat (especially somewhere to get pedicures does anyone have any suggestions? If Lady & Sons worth eating at? Lastly, what is the attire there? I'd prefer not to stick out like a sour thumb as tourist, hah. Thanks~
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Savannah is a lot of fun. You can grab a map for a walking tour starting out at the visitor center (right where all the tours leave from).

The ghost tours at night can be fun too.

There's a really cute little tea and sandwich shop across the street from SCAD (run by SCAD), I think it's called Zephyr or something along those lines.
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Thanks SO much goldy, I really appreciate the reply! I've heard about the ghost tours and even though I am a WIMP, I should probably check one out. Thanks for the tea shop suggestion, that sounds like just what we're looking for!
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I live in Savannah. Lady and Sons is a good place to eat, BUT if you want to eat lunch on any day, you need to get in line at about 8:00 in the morning to sign put your name in (they don't actually start taking reservations until 9:30, but by then, the line will be stretched around the block). If you want to eat dinner, I think you have to get in line around 2:30 or 3:00 to put your name in for dinner. I have done it when friends are coming to town several times, but not worth it to me having been 3 or 4 times. Only one person has to stand in line so you have to decide if eating there is worth standing in line for an hour to an hour and a half. For me, it's not. I think it is ridiculous that they don't take reservations. After you have put your name in, you can leave and come back at your appointed time for lunch.

Uncle Bubba's is a good alternative. It is owned by Paula Deen and her brother (Bubba) It is not nearly as crowded but it is also not downtown....it's on Hwy 80 headed out to Tybee Island.

Also, the Crab Shack on Tybee is another popular place to eat for tourists. It is also very good and lots of non-tourists (like me) eat there regularly. The atmosphere is neat as most tables are outside and they overlook the water. Very casual atmosphere though....eating off of paper plates.

Huey's on River Street has always been one of my favorite places to eat. The crab cakes there are some of the best. Huey's definately is a New Orleans style/flavored restaurant. Sunday brunch at Huey's is good......great beignets.

Those are some places to eat. Any questions about anything specific feel free to ask.

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Huey's on River Street has always been one of my favorite places to eat. The crab cakes there are some of the best. Huey's definately is a New Orleans style/flavored restaurant. Sunday brunch at Huey's is good......great beignets.
I've eaten dinner there, but I didn't know about the brunch and the beignets. I think I'm going to have to convince hubby that we need to take a weekend trip up to Savannah soon
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The old (1753) Pirate's House is always good, interesting, and fun. Been there lots of times in the past 35 years. To name a few, Elizabeth, Sapphire Grill and even Spanky's are usually all good - you can probably find a nail salon near Spanky's at the mall. Nails salons are in about every little strip shopping center, like most places.

I personally don't think Lady is worth a huge wait, unless home-style cooking is a novelty to you. I'd just go to Uncle Bubba's if you're wanting that type of food.

River Street in general is fun, but I've never been to that Huey's. I've frequented the one in Atlanta for the past 20 or so years, though. Beignets are at least as good as any I've ever had in NO, but they're served anytime at this one (including late night), not just Sunday brunch. Yummy corn chowder when they have it, with, of all things, an egg salad sandwich. The rest of their menu changes a lot at this one.

I agree about the walking and ghost tours.
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I live in Savannah. Lady and Sons is a good place to eat, BUT if you want to eat lunch on any day, you need to get in line at about 8:00 in the morning to sign put your name in (they don't actually start taking reservations until 9:30, but by then, the line will be stretched around the block). If you want to eat dinner, I think you have to get in line around 2:30 or 3:00 to put your name in for dinner. I have done it when friends are coming to town several times, but not worth it to me having been 3 or 4 times. Only one person has to stand in line so you have to decide if eating there is worth standing in line for an hour to an hour and a half. For me, it's not. I think it is ridiculous that they don't take reservations. After you have put your name in, you can leave and come back at your appointed time for lunch.

Uncle Bubba's is a good alternative. It is owned by Paula Deen and her brother (Bubba) It is not nearly as crowded but it is also not downtown....it's on Hwy 80 headed out to Tybee Island.

Also, the Crab Shack on Tybee is another popular place to eat for tourists. It is also very good and lots of non-tourists (like me) eat there regularly. The atmosphere is neat as most tables are outside and they overlook the water. Very casual atmosphere though....eating off of paper plates.

Huey's on River Street has always been one of my favorite places to eat. The crab cakes there are some of the best. Huey's definately is a New Orleans style/flavored restaurant. Sunday brunch at Huey's is good......great beignets.

Those are some places to eat. Any questions about anything specific feel free to ask.
Thank you SO much for the help with Savannah because I am so clueless but really want to have a wonderful trip. I think we're going to pass on Lady & Sons because as much as my girlfriend wants to, waiting in line to be rushed and eat a buffet just isn't making sense to me. I'd prefer locals suggestions as they are usually the best. We may head out to Tybee Island on saturday so thanks for the Uncle Bubba's suggestion, we just might end up there. The crab shack sounds like a perfect place if we're hanging out on the island to grab a bite for lunch. Sunday brunch is sounding to be at Hueys which is perfect and just what we're looking for! Any nearby nail salons to get a pedicure?

My only other question is that I've been researching and hearing tons about this "mrs. wilke's house" or something. Rumor is they are only open the weekdays, any idea about this? I've heard the family style food is great but unfortunately we won't be there for lunch on a weekday at all..
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The old (1753) Pirate's House is always good, interesting, and fun. Been there lot's of times in the past 35 years. To name a few, Elizabeth, Sapphire Grill and even Spanky's are usually all good - you can probably find a nail salon near Spanky's at the mall. Nails salons are in about every little strip shopping center, like most places.

I personally don't think Lady is worth a huge wait, unless home-style cooking is a novelty to you. I'd just go to Uncle Bubba's if you're wanting that type of food.

River Street in general is fun, but I've never been to that Huey's. I've frequented the one in Atlanta for the past 20 or so years, though. Beignets are at least as good as any I've ever had in NO, but they're served anytime at this one (including late night), not just Sunday brunch. Yummy corn chowder when they have it, with, of all things, an egg salad sandwich. The rest of their menu changes a lot at this one.

I agree about the walking and ghost tours.
Oh how I love suggestions...makes my planning SO much easier! Sapphire Grill has come up a lot so that's a great option as well. I've heard the Pirate House is fun but the food isn't spectacular, we'll see. Mall and Spanky's sound perfect too. Thanks for all of the suggestions ladies, I will have to keep you posted after I return.
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I think Paula Dean's restaurant is in Savannah. Maybe you can check out her restaurant? I love Paula! If you go, please tell me how the food is.
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I think Paula Dean's restaurant is in Savannah. Maybe you can check out her restaurant? I love Paula! If you go, please tell me how the food is.
Paula Deen's restaurants are the previously mentioned Lady and Sons and Uncle Bubba's.

I've always heard it referred to as Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and that it's only open weekdays until about 3:00. Have never been around at the proper time to give it a try. It's reputed to be really good homestyle cooking.

Pirate's House is good seafood, but, no, nothing spectacular - it's more about the atmosphere and history. I've only ever been at dinner, never to the lunch buffet or anything.
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