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Crystal Beer Parlor

301 W. Jones St., W. Jones at Jefferson Streets, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #12 of 745 restaurants in Savannah
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Savannah's second oldest restaurant and bar has been feeding hungry Savannahians and visitors for over 75 years! Your host, John Nichols is committed to providing you with a great meal, value for your dollar, efficient, friendly service and a good stiff drink! We serve the Crystal classics like the creamy Crab Stew, juicy Burgers and the hand cut Fries. You'll also want to try the new Grilled Greek Wings, the Gawgia Cracka Nachos, Avocado Hummus, Sauteed Veggie Wrap with Goat Cheese and the Peach Cobbler. We've got the best fried shrimp in town! We've also added delicious vegetarian items to the menu! Join us at The Crystal for lunch or dinner and experience this living part of Savannah's history! All major credit cards accepted. Handicapped accessible, handicapped parking.
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was a return visit on our way to Florida for Spring Break vacation. We ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi and the seafood combo. The kids ordered off the kids menu. Amazingly delicious! For dessert we ordered the peach cobbler to share...again delicious. Now for the service, my daughter forgot her retainer in her napkin and left it at the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

On the weeknight that we tried this place it was packed and we had a fairly long wait to be seated. The hostess did a great job of keeping track of everyone though. We thought the food was pretty good, with lots of interesting sounding options. We decided on the lamb and salmon burgers, both with sweet potato fries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The wait was around 40 minutes, but the host, Felecia, really made you feel welcomed and she was very entertaining. The nachos are phenomenal! And the banana egg roll is a must. It was a really relaxing atmosphere and great food. Can't wait to go back!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The food was great and the staff super friendly. Very busy but the line moved quickly and in no time at all we were sitting down ordering our meal. Our server Daniel was helpful and very friendly. We ate here on two occasions and were not disappointed.

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Crowed, but worth the short wait. Great place to enjoy a lunch and some beer. Food and service was excellent. Lots of old pictures on the walls that depict old Savanah.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

There are good reasons for the perpetual line out the door of this place: the food, the friendly service, the good vibes. If you aren't comfortable standing or waiting, go early for dinner, before six, and seat yourself at the bar which offers the full menu and the added bonus, if you're lucky as we were last night, of having... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon this hidden gem. The wait is worth it. My husband and I shared the seafood platter. The fried shrimp, oysters, and flounder were all superb and the crab cake was outstanding. The drinks as well as the service was good. Will definitely dine here on our next trip to savannah.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Seriously I'm writing this without leaving the table; we came to the restaurant after reading all the reviews. The reviews are not wrong, the place has great food, great atmosphere, great staff!! We had the avocado hummus; wow! We also ordered the club cheeseburger, just freaking great! Guys if you are ever in Savannah this is a must visit, DO... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

As other reviewers have said this place is super busy. Don't get excited if you go in the back door like we did and get excited that it isn't that busy because you will find out when you go to the hostess stand at the front and see the line! But if you do go in the back. The tip... More

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93 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We've been here twice, both times perfect. Yew, this place is quite popular so get there early. We arrived on a Friday night about 6 and only had a 1/2 hour wait. When we left, the line had at least 50 people in it and was strung out to the parking lot! Peach cobbler delicious, enough for 2 to share.... More

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