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The Pirates' House

20 East Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401-2929 (Downtown)
(912) 233-5757
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Ranked #63 of 762 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Bay St.
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.
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Charleston, West Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The shrimp was the best tasting shrimp we have ever had. Everything was so tasty! I'm sure you woudn't get a bad meal from here.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and wonderful service. We had the classical fried chicken and baby back ribs, friend chicken was excellent, baby back ribs were great but a bit too much sauce for our preference, with that we had two glasses of wine and a ten dollar off coupon from Savannah taste experience. Bill came to 55 bucks and change. Ambiance was... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The place is so cool. I believe the oldest REAL Pirate house in savannah. And if you've been there before that's saying something because the whole town is OLD. The restraunt is supposed to be haunted and I believe if you look it up there is a story about it. I had the fried chicken with a honey and pecan... More

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choochoo town
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere in an old house. You can just feel the ghosts all around you--very interesting history. Only disappointment was the menu online did NOT match the menu we were given when seated. We both had our meal picked out before going and were excited about the selection, only to be told that neither of... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Third trip to Savannah and 5th time to eat at this fabulous restaurant. Staff is outstanding and food is very good at reasonable price.

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Arlington, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We all had fried shrimp and it was seriously some of the best we have had this trip. We also had a harvest fried seafood platter. It was a homerun with everything on it. Our server was awesome, Elijah, was a step above :D the homemade biscuits were fresh, buttery and flaky. Fries... More

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My family ate at this historic spot during our vacation at the beginning of the year. The history and decor of the restaurant are interesting to look at, but the food leaves something to be desired. I thought the food was rather bland and there was really nothing memorable about it. It is a chain-diner style quality of food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in Savannah you have to go here and try the Pecan Fried chicken as it is unbelievable. My wife had chicken and sausage jambalaya, and It was almost just as good. The fried green tomatoes were amazing as well. We were so full we couldn't do the tour but hopefully we will be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Pirates' House is very popular for good reason. Although it was mobbed on a Saturday night, with lots of big family groups, our family of four (two teenagers) had a terrific time. The environment is fantastic, and the food is great: Pecan Fried Chicken, Filet Mignon, Crabcake (delicious!), Fried Shrimp and the sweet rolls & cornbread-- all winners!

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Winchester,TN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 ate lunch here during our stay on tybee island. My husband I both ordered crab stew w/chicken salad on croissant with a salad and it was fabulous! The crab stew was the best! I liked it better than the crab stew I ate at lady and sons on our last visit! Our older son got fish... More

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