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The Pirates' House

20 East Broad St., Savannah, GA 31401-2929 (Downtown)
(912) 233-5757
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Ranked #56 of 767 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Despite the touristy appearance, we had a good meal and the kids had fun with their pirate paper gear. We dined at the Anne Bonny room, which was quieter and seemed nicer than the other areas. The staff was also good in accommodating food allergies. (Note: The fried chicken and kale at the lunch buffet were awesome, but not recommended... More

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Tampa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We heard it was a fun place to bring children and since we were traveling with 2 small kids we decided to give it a try. The food selection was nice and the lunch buffet was good. The staff was really great. Our server made good suggestions on the menu and was good about bringing us things to our table.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm a big fan of Shrimp and Grits. The Pirates House does them very well. The grits are honestly the best I've ever had. The shrimp were done properly as well. Rounded it out with the wedge salad and a very good Malbec. What's not to like?

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service. Nothing to dislike. We've eaten both lunch & dinner at the Pirates' House several times over the past 7 + years.

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Pooler, Georgia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Food was OK. Nothing to write home about, but it wasn't bad either. Place has a lot of history. Worth reading about before you go. Staff was excellent. We want to try the dinner theater next time.

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to Savannah for several years and never tried the Pirate House - assuming it was just blah food with tourist trap silliness - yes - like Paula Deens!! But we were with a large group of teens and after reading reviews we went for it. I made reservations several days in advance for lunch and after... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Dined at the Pirate's House again. It is our favorite place to eat in Savannah. The food is wonderful and the service is always excellent. Just a really cool place considering all the interesting history. Read up on the history before going, it makes the experience even more fun.

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South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Oldest building in GA, lots of history, and the food was excellent. *Note - kids are considered adults on the lunch buffet starting at age 10.

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New Orleans
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

While visiting Savannah, we heard about the Pirate House and decided to give it a try. The first thing we appreciated was ample parking which is not always the case in Savannah. The inside of the restaurant was very interesting with many things to keep our eyes busy while waiting for our food. We were first served delicious, hot biscuits... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This 1754 landmark makes an interesting dining experience. It inspired the Robert Louis Stevenson book Treasure Island. Delicious southern biscuits and She Crab Soup are not to be missed. Service was excellent and a pirate will provide you with interesting facts about the house.

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