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Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House

107 West Jones Street, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
912 232 5997
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Ranked #3 of 767 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The line to get in look crazy (half a block long in the 100 degree heat) but is moved very quickly and took us less the 25 minutes to get in. They had cold water available outside to keep us waiting. It was well worth. The best low country dishes I have had, 20+, all you can eat dishes served... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You will be standing for a long time in this line wondering if you are completely insane or need therapy for your gluttonous ways, but once you find yourself walking through those air conditioned doorways- you'll forgive yourself. A wonderful way to meet new people and eat like a big family. The servers were friendly and cute. There are so... More

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Shelby Township
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is my 2nd visit here Andy Husbands first. Everything is served family style. What a great way to meet new people.you know it's good when there's locals sitting at your table. The chicken is the best thing I have ever tasted. I'm now a great fan of collard greens. This is a must go to place for real friendly... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We decided at the last minute to go to Ms Wilkes. We were concerned about the long wait. We go to the neighborhood and parked within the same block. We had a short 20 minutes wait. The food was some of the best southern cooking I ever had. The service, family style, gave us a chance to meet vacationers. We... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

As a resident of Savannah I have dined here five times. Usually go when visitors come or we just want to enjoy it again. Yes, you will wait in line. Is it worth it? Yes because its that unique. For a great taste of the "south" and much more than you would ever eat at a normal lunch, give it... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We eat here every time we go to Savannah. Mrs. Wilkes' daughter in law visits each table and adds to the at-home charm. I don't eat chicken but my husband can't get enough fried chicken. I have more than enough vegetables to keep me happy! The table is full of food and you sit at a table of 10 with... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were lucky for the unseasonably cold snap while we stayed in Savannah for a birthday weekend, in that there was a uncharacteristically short wait for this local institution. We sat family style to platters of fried chicken, meatloaf, brisket, about 10 different sides that were comforting and one better than the next. The food was so good that we... More

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boca raton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The anticipation and time spent on line conversing with other travelers was well worth the wait. The staff, ambiance and comfort food (24 assorted bowls on the table which seats about 10-12 were satisfying and well balanced). The veggies, corn bread, potato salad, mac & cheese, etc., etc., etc. were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Best sweet tea ever. Gracious servers... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Yes, you will wait to get in. Get there early before opening at 11 or later before closing at 2:00. Yes each table sits around 10 people and if you are a smaller group you will sit with strangers but this is the fun side of Mrs. Wilkes. We were two... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My family was in Savannah for the day and I had read about Mrs. Wilkes boarding house. The southern meal is served family style with 8-10 people per table. The food is so good there is always a line but today we went towards the end of their service and didn't have to wait long. The food was so good... More

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