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Crystal Beer Parlor

301 W. Jones St., W. Jones at Jefferson Streets, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
+1 912-349-1000
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Ranked #10 of 766 restaurants in Savannah
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a nice bustling place that evokes feelings of nostalgia, however the food is just pretty good pub fare. And hey sometimes that's good enough, but the last few times we went, nobody actually raved about what they had. Better burgers can be had at B & D or Circa, and even there highly recommended club sandwich was really... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were in Savannah for 4 days and on the last day we had lunch at the Crystal Beer Parlor. It wasn't as conveniently located as other restaurants, but it was worth driving to it. I got the feeling that this is a favorite of the locals. We had a good experience from the greeting to the food to the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We (my daughter and myself) stopped in at the Crystal Beer Parlor for lunch. It was hopping with business folks on their lunch break. We split the flounder and it was still too much food! We chose the vinaigrette slaw and smashed potatoes as our sides. The slaw was soooo good!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not from the area, but friends that knew the area suggested it and met us here. Luckily we got there early enough as about 12:30pm it looked like a long wait for a table. Food was excellent, most of us had burgers, I had the Au Poivre burger which was fantastic. The peppercorn made the burger, very savory meal. Service... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 7 guys that found our way to this old time saloon the food was excellent...and filled us up. The size of the burgers and entrées will satisfy big men. Better yet was the selection and price of beer. The staff added to a wonderful ambiance. We were able to relax, have dinner and linger for... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

From the girl at the Host stand who said "don't worry, I'll find you. I have my ways" to the service at the bar, we were more than happy. Then we ate! I had the Southbound Witt (a local wheat beer) and my husband a local ale (he also had some Ballantine, which he was very excited to discover they... More

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JohnAtCrystal, Owner at Crystal Beer Parlor, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for writing! I'm thrilled that y'all had an enjoyable experience at our place! We do our best to give everyone who comes through our doors the same enjoyable experience. So glad you liked the Au Poivre burger - it's all freshly prepared from the sauce on down. Come see us again next time you're headed up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Just far enough away from the main area so as not to be a tourist trap. However, expect a small wait because it is popular destination for locals in the area.

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York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit for an evening meal though probably not a place for a special occasion because it is quite loud and casual. The service and ambience are really good as is the food. It is also great value for money. We would definitely recommend it.

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JohnAtCrystal, Owner at Crystal Beer Parlor, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We welcome visitors near and far to experience a taste of Savannah's past. If you're looking for a quiet, romantic place, keep looking! We tend to be lively, boisterous and a bit loud! Thank you so very much for coming - next time you're in the States, come see us! John Nichols... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The food and service at this restaurant was average. A local recommended this place so I had high expectations and found the restaurant to be average. Some of the memorabilia on the wall was not family friendly.

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JohnAtCrystal, Owner at Crystal Beer Parlor, responded to this review

With nothing specified to justify your average review of our place I can only shrug my shoulders and respect the fact that everyone is entitled to an opinion. We have welcomed hundreds if not thousands of families with children ranging in age from infancy to teenage. This is the first time I've had anyone comment that anything about our place... More

Clearwater, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place is highly recommended by the locals. Busy restaurant, with friendly, knowledgable staff. Good, stick to your ribs food. Rachel was a wonderful waitress.

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