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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 763 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Easley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

They always have great food and more than any one person can eat. Great customer service but expect to wait in order to get this great southern food. Their secret is out and there will be a line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We waited in line about 30 minutes for a seat in the boarding house. Diners are seated tables for 10 and served family style. Food was delicious, especially fried chicken and green beans. Three to four different meats and 20+ sides were served along with biscuits or cornbread, iced tea, and dessert (banana pudding or peach cobbler). Needless to say,... More

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georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

need to arrive early for best seating and grace. family style dining, unless you are with a large group will share table with others. do not eat breakfast!! southern style cooking. more than enough food for all. Pay for lunch and tip in cash only. a great faily or friends experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

But was it worth the wait? I'd say yes, but more for the experience than for the food. It was decent southern food but being seated with ten other people and eating like one big family was rather entertaining. You never know who you might run into so give it a try!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Yes, the food is good... the food is wonderful! But standing in line for an hour and a half is crazy. I've had great southern food (absolutely as yummy as what I had today at Mrs. Wilkes... maybe even better) at several other places in Georgia. (Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta, Blue Willow in Social Circle, Dillard House in... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A half hour wait in the rain was worth every drop we endured. This place is iconic for a reason. I believe we were served over 20 family style items. While we are not fans of collard greens and black-eyed peas, there were enough scrumptious items to satisfy our appetites for a full day. Just go early for the first... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I had been searching for Southern cuisine since I got to South Carolina/Georgia, and I sure found it at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding house (it opens at 11 am, I got there at 10:15 am and was able to get seated when it opened at 11 am!) My mother recommended this restaurant and I was not disappointed, Enjoy the communal tables... More

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Austin, Texas, USA
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67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Mrs. Wilkes is by far one of the best restaurant's of its type that I have ever eaten in . A must for those who crave southern cooking.. The vegetables are to die for . From green beans to Lima beans to black eyed peas. From Macaroni and Cheese to cabbage to okra and tomatoes rutabaga . cole slaw rice... More

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Corinth, Mississippi
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

WE had not planned on eating here but our tour guide seemed genuine in her offering of it being worthy of it's good reputation. It is only open 11-2 so we got there at app 10:40. The line was already lengthy and our wait ended up being 1 hour twenty minutes. The food is already on the table and 8... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well worth the wait! The amount of food you get as well ad the quality is amazing! It's a bit pricey for lunch but again well worth it! Great down home Southern soul food!

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