6 Restaurants with Unique Savannah Experiences for Meeting Attendees


It’s no secret that Savannah, Georgia, is home to award-winning restaurants. The coastal city was named the fourth Best Food Destination in the U.S. in Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023 awards. Savannah's renowned culinary scene enhances the destination’s bucket-list appeal for meeting attendees. From fresh faces to old favorites, here are some of the Top Food City in the South’s eateries that’ll give your group a taste of the tried-and-true and new—and a uniquely Savannah experience. Let’s dig in.

Ardsley Station

A newer addition to the Savannah dining scene, Ardsley Station is a local gem specializing in “approachable American Southern Cuisine” and using fresh local ingredients to create various dishes, like Low Country ramen and shrimp and grits. At the Starland neighborhood eatery, attendees can enjoy light bites, like pimento cheese bruschetta, and hand-crafted cocktails while sitting on the outdoor patio or engaging in the eclectic atmosphere inside. It’s also a chic spot to host an event.

Brochu's Family Tradition

The newest restaurant on this list is Brochu's Family Tradition. Located in a former 1930s-era grocery store, this Starland District spot was opened by Michelin Chef Andrew Brochu and serves the classic Southern favorite—crispy fried chicken, of course—and Low Country cuisine, like peel n’ eat shrimp, oysters prepared five ways and local fish. Bon Appétit magazine says the throwback-style joint has a “sense of place ingrained in the spirit.”

Common Thread

For a Savannah dining experience that's not just unique but also acclaimed, Common Thread is a must-visit. This charming restaurant has made its mark on the Southern culinary scene, even catching the eye of Southern Living magazine, which named it one of “The South’s Best New Restaurants of 2023.” Located in a beautifully renovated 5,000-square-foot Southern mansion in the Victorian District, Common Thread is committed to serving locally sourced ingredients that Executive Chef John Benhase says make up his globally-inspired menu.

Alligator Soul

At this restaurant in the Historic Landmark District, Savannah meeting attendees will find a menu as eclectic as the name. Tucked away in a cellar, Alligator Soul, founded by Chef Hilary and Maureen Craig, offers a distinctive Southern ambiance along with its menu of exotic protein offerings and local dayboat fish selections. For the vegetarians in your group, this elegant dining destination offers a daily vegetarian specialty dish made with fresh ingredients.

The Grey Restaurant

Savannah’s most recent James Beard winner, Chef Mashama Bailey, can be found at The Grey, creating dishes described as “deep, layered and soulful.” One of the city’s most iconic restaurants occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal in Historic Downtown, the Grey provides attendees with a food, wine and service experience that is both familiar and elevated. The Grey also welcomes events, offering a variety of event menus and restored rooms and spaces that can be used in multiple ways.

Vic's on the River

A view is on the menu at this waterfront former cotton warehouse in the Historic Landmark District. A classic Savannah restaurant, Vic’s on the River has traditional Southern fare and coastal cuisine, including jumbo scallops and filet mignon, with a heaping side of hospitality. Enjoy the view of the Savannah River from the restaurant's setting, which oozes charm and ambiance to create an unforgettable dining experience for your attendees. 

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