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Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House

107 West Jones Street, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
912 232 5997
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Ranked #5 of 744 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Just got back from a girls weekend in Savannah. Many good places to eat I grant you that but, this was by far one of the best. We waited over an hr. in line. Time went quickly as we spoke to many in line that come here year after year. That's a good thing we thought. You sit at a... More

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West Islip, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was hooked with the first bite! Like Thanksgiving without the turkey. Everything was so delicious, I could have sat there all day and ate. I counted 18 side dishes as well as fried chicken and BBQ pork. I never knew southern cuisine could be do good! (Probably due to all the salt and bacon fat)! Use caution if you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I agree with previous reviewers to go hungry. There is a lot of food. This is a unique restaurant experience is everything is served family style, at tables of 8-12 people. You will sit with people you do not know unless your party is that large, and the host seats tables at one time with the food ready. The line... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant! It is well worth waiting in line. If you only have one day in Savannah, be sure to come here for lunch!

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Have been more than once with friends. Local and tourists. Like me, they agreed it was an excellent dining experience. Food, ambience, service , and cleanliness were all very good. Price is very good for this unique dining experience. Highly recommended.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food here is excellent. It is served "family style", so in addition to enjoying an incredible meal, you will probably dine with some very interesting people if you have fewer than 8 people in your party. It's all you can eat, but unlike most buffets, you don't have to keep getting up from the table to get your food.... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

During a recent vacation on Hilton Head Island my wife and I decided to spend a day visiting Savannah, and Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House was our choice for an early lunch. Based on TripAdvisor feedback, we skipped breakfast and arrived early. The place opens at 11am but at 10 there were already 20-30 people ahead of us in line. The... More

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Bluffton SC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is such a great landmark in Savannah. Meals are served family style and you share table with others which can be very interesting. Food is very southern and plentyful...they keep Bringing out heaping plates of fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and lots of other veggies.

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Savannah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The line might be long but it is always worth it. Great country cooking owned by a true Savannah family.

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Topeka, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was a great introduction to many of the South's foods. It's difficult to restrain oneself in partaking in all the delicious plates.

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