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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 285
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  • 98
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  • 56
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch buffet in Georgia's oldest house

We saw Samantha Brown promoting this on the Travel Channel a few years ago and decided to give it a try for lunch. Our server, Stephen, was very friendly and made good suggestions. We were unaware that the Herb House, which is Georgia's oldest house, is located within the walls of the Pirate House... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
travelfiend551
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Lebanon, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Very good buffet. Very good service. Nice little atmosphere. Not expensive at all.

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gurnee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Okay, the pirate theme has been overdone so many times. But this is actual historical piratical history. The actors do a great job -- the fellow outside for the tour buses acted like Johnny Depp -- even to the swish!! But inside, the story gets even better. I had the chicken gumbo -- it was milder than the New Orleans... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had lunch at the Pirates House and loved it. One of the oldest establishments in Savannah with outstanding food and service. I had shrimp with spinach and marinara sauce which was terrific (the portion was rather large for lunch). Biscuits and cornbread are served with your drinks. My wife had a crab cake which was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant on a Monday night, first night of the trip, and my niece declared that it was one of the top 10 meals she has ever had!

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Lebanon, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We saw Samantha Brown promoting this on the Travel Channel a few years ago and decided to give it a try for lunch. Our server, Stephen, was very friendly and made good suggestions. We were unaware that the Herb House, which is Georgia's oldest house, is located within the walls of the Pirate House restaurant. There was a roofing crew... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived to find it very busy at lunch. It was suggested that we try the bar. We did, and can say: go to the bar, talk to the great bartender, Country, and ask to read her risqué joke books! We laughed through our nice soup and sandwich lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great lunch at the Pirate House. Very interesting stories about the building and its history in Savannah. Worth the stop.

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had been to this restaurant several years ago, so we were anxious to go back. There were 3 adults and 3 children in our party. Most of us ate off of the buffet. It's a better than average buffet - good comfort food. Buffet comes with dessert which didn't disappoint! The service was absolutely wonderderful. We did get visited... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The building has so much history ans the food is good and reasonable. They have a nice lunch buffet but my husband had an alligator special ans I had the soup half a sandwich and salad. The half of sandwich was really big.if you take the trolley tour it is a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

OK, so it is a tourist place and we expected average food.........wrong! The drinks were cleverly named.....but they were good. I especially liked the "The Skull". There 6 of us and everyone liked what they had ordered. Portion size was good.. Of course, it was an interesting place. What else could it be with all of it's history......sorry I did... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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McDonough, Georgia, United States
22 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?