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Bernie's River Street

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115 E River St # 104, Savannah, GA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun dive bar, good seafood

Nothing fancy but quite fun. Had the fresh steamed shrimp and a few drinks. Enjoyed the seafood more than some of the higher priced places on River Street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris A
Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Graham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and dark but inviting. Oysters and the shrimp tacos were tasty. Not a large beer selection but enough to satisfy most. Price for a doz oysters was reasonable ($16).

Thank Debbie S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but quite fun. Had the fresh steamed shrimp and a few drinks. Enjoyed the seafood more than some of the higher priced places on River Street.

Thank Chris A
Malibu, California
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a small divey place with amazing fresh raw oysters, shrimp (both fried & steamed), and fish filet - everyone in our group was pleased. The beer selection was really good too as was the service - very friendly and the food came pretty quickly. I had read some not so great reviews (every place experiences "off days") but... More 

Thank SandyQTraveler
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A little bar along the river. Good seafood place, our waitress was very friendly. From outside not very attractive but it was a good choice for dinner.

Thank Claude B
Hollywood, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I work in Savannah every one in a while and had never been able to try this place. I finally made it there this trip. It is a local dive bar with really good seafood. Stick to the steamed food. The fried food wasn't the best. The drinks were very good free poured cocktails. The bartender was quite friendly and... More 

Thank Aligntech
Rochester, New York
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A cute little bar along the river, known for its Bloody Mary's, which are very good. A nice spot to stop for a drink and a snack while wandering along River Street.

Thank pamelam621
Wilmington, Delaware
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a great find! We got local oysters on the half shell and they were amazing. I got the fried fish, grouper, basket with hush puppies and fries - huge platter. The hush puppies had corn in them - couldn't stop eating them. My friend got the fried oyster basket - really good, not overly breaded. And again a huge... More 

Thank 772mackie
Vero Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My mom, daughter, and I ate here for lunch. We ordered the shrimp low country boil. It was delicious! The shrimp, potatoes, and corn were delicious. We weren't crazy about the sausage (and I usually like that). The service was good. It is a dark place that has a bar type atmosphere. It wasn't my favorite as far as decor,... More 

Thank BamaBelleMoore
Dighton, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Two of us had the low county boil with shrimp and crawfish - excellent, fresh, so inexpensive! Neither of us could finish. Oysters were fresh. Wendy, our server was excellent.

Thank Kristen310
Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

While visiting River Street, we stopped in several restaurants but chose Spanky's, and are glad we did. Cheryl was our server, and she took very good care of us. Noticing we were from out of town, she guided us through the menu, made suggestions, and the meal was great.

Thank Dawn R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 E River St # 104, Savannah, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 912-236-1827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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