Sunday, June 29, 2008

Searching for Good Eats in Savannah

Cheese Grits with Shrimp at Tapas By Anna in Savannah, Georgia

We had a tough time finding places to eat in Savannah. The high end places did not appeal to us, and there did not seem to be much in the way of local, southern food at other price points. We wanted to have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House, but they weren't open on the weekend.

We ended up having dinner one night at a place called Tapas By Anna. Of several unattractively presented, but pretty tasty dishes, the Shrimp and Cheese Grits pictured above was probably the most unattractive and most tasty. I often don't like grits, but these were really good. The fact that they were mostly cheese probably didn't hurt...

Our only other meal of note in Savannah was lunch at B.Matthews Eatery - an attractive little place with comfortable inside and outside dining.

B.Matthews Eatery in Savannah, Georgia

Their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich was very good - light breading on the tomato so that the flavor could still come through. It was accompanied by a colorful, fresh salad, which was a much appreciated change of pace from our recent diet.

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at B.Matthews Eatery in Savannah, Georgia

The Black-Eyed Pea Cake Sandwich was also good, if a bit gummy. It came with a really nice tomato and basil soup.

Black-Eyed Pea Cake Sandwich at B.Matthews Eatery in Savannah, Georgia

I'm sure there are much better places to dine in Savannah, but we were not able to find them - we enjoyed walking around the historic downtown district looking for them, though.

Tapas By Anna
314 W Saint Julian St.
Savannah, Georgia
(912) 236-2066‎

B.Matthews Eatery
325 E. Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia
(912) 233-1319‎


  1. She crab soup at the Pink House. Slab of ribs from Rib Castle. Simple fresh seafood from Crab Shack on Tybee. Local and good.

  2. Rob - we *almost* ate at the Pink House, but it looked a bit "stuffy". We tried to have she crab soup at the tapas place we ate at, but they were out of it.

  3. Tapas By Anna is great. I have been to savannah 4 times in the past 6 monts and I have gone there at least twice each time I visit....


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