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The Pirates' House

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20 East Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401-2929 (Bay St.)
(912) 233-5757
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic...
The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic restaurant. At the Pirates' House, our most precious treasure is the food. Situated in Trustees Garden, merely a scant block from the Savannah River, the Famous Pirates' House is the most historic spot in Georgia. The Herb House, erected in 1734, located inside the Pirates' House, is said to be the oldest house in Georgia. The Pirates' House first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers and fast became a meeting point for blood-thirsty pirates & sailors. Enthusiastically recommended by AAA, Food & Wine and Redbook.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 686
    Very good
  • 259
    Average
  • 92
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Watch out for ghosts . . .

The outside of the building will fool you . . . Southern hospitality, good food, excellent service and even a pirate . . .

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Phil S
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pittsburgh, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The outside of the building will fool you . . . Southern hospitality, good food, excellent service and even a pirate . . .

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Pirates house is fantastic. The drinks are delicious and cheap too! We came here 2x in 2 days as we liked it so much and the Caesar salad was awesome! They also have a ton of history here and you can see the tunnels that were built underneath which is really cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The food is good with a nice buffet or order off of the menu. The staff is attentive. The stories the fellows tell are awesome for learning about the importance of the history of the house. A good place for a cold beer and stories.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Pirates house was our first meal in Savannah. We were pleasantly surprised by PIRATES and stories during our meal. The buffet had lots of good, southern veggies, fried chicken and fish, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes ... something for everyone. The she crab soup and the okra gumbo were good. I had shrimp gumbo (just ask to sub for... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was on our list of "to see" while vacationing in Savannah. It had just reopened after remodel and the entire place smelled of varnish. We sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks. The bartender was very nice and alot of fun. She suggested some fun drinks for us to try. A family of 8 came and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I split their famous Pecan Crusted Chicken ($19.95). Portion wise, I am SO glad we split the half of a chicken but I'm still craving the taste of the crusted skin and sauce!!!! I've had great chicken before...including my grandmas southern fried chicken....but nothing compares to this one. Try it....you'll be lickin your fingers all the way... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food was great. Went there on a rainy night and had the place to ourselves. You must get the history and ghost tour from a pirate after dinner.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was very good. I got the shrimp and grits. They serve complimentary corn bread and biscuits which were delicious. Our waiter was great! Very friendly and informative. He helped me decide on the good adult beverage to try...just peachy. They have pirates come around throughout dinner and engage with customers and give tours of some of the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun and our waiter was amazing! Stephen was not only a wonderful server, but funny and knowledgable! He even gave is a tour of the place after our meal! Highly recommend this place! And don't forget to ask for Stephen!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here - first stop when we got into town. Great local beers on tap and neat atmosphere. We only had the fried green tomatoes and bowls of She Crab Soup. Everything was very good. The service was outstanding as well. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 East Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401-2929
    (Bay St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (912) 233-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic restaurant. At the Pirates' House, our most precious treasure is the food. Situated in Trustees Garden, merely a scant block from the Savannah River, the Famous Pirates' House is the most historic spot in Georgia. The Herb House, erected in 1734, located inside the Pirates' House, is said to be the oldest house in Georgia. The Pirates' House first opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers and fast became a meeting point for blood-thirsty pirates & sailors. Enthusiastically recommended by AAA, Food & Wine and Redbook.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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