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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 768 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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English first
AMI, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have been here before. It was as good this time as it was before. Great southern cooking. You stand outside until there is space. We waited an hour, we'll worth the time. Everyone who came out, said the same thing.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived and waited outside for about 30 minutes. My first family dining experience, it was absolutely so much fun! The fried chicken is a must, but it is so hard to try everything! 26 plates and bowls full of tasty southern dishes. Sit back, relax and wear some clothes that will fit a full belly! We didn't eat for... More

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Hoschton, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I think there was at least 25 bowls of different southern prepared foods on our table at one time. Our group took over the restaurant so it was fun, service was good and they encourage you to eat until you are stuffed.

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Savannah, we ate at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House for the second time. Love this place. It is only open for lunch from 11:00 - 2:00. They serve family style so you sit at large tables with other people. Every day their are four entrees and about ten different types of vegetables. The food is delicious.... More

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Yortown Heights
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You won't be disappointed with the food selections at Mrs Wilkes! Lots of southern dishes to sample. This northern girls now loves southern cooking! Delicious and the staff was very hospitable. Worth the 1 hour wait on line.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the homely feel to this restaurant. So many dishes to try, definitely make sure u arrive with an empty stomach. Loved the southern fried chicken, very tender. Delicious vegetable choices. A shame it's only open during the week & at lunchtimes.

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Lilburn, Ga
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Get in line early and bring a big appetite! This is southern cooking like my grandmother used to serve. There were about 10 people at our table, we left as friends and enjoyed one of the best meals I have had. Got to have a fried chicken breast or two! After so many veggies, beef stew, bar b q, I... More

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Metairie, Louisiana, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I thought it was Thanksgiving when I saw the table set up with all the fixins..........and lordy there were enough of them. You'll love so many vegetables prepared so many ways too. Great fried chicken and mash potatoes and biscuits and corn bread and peach cobbler and ..............too much to go on. But there's enough food for the whole table... More

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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My family ate at this place and we had one of the most enjoyable meals I have ever had at a restaurant . It's family style and you are place at a table with complete strangers but what an experience. Don't eat breakfast and try to get there early because they open at 11 am and the lines are always... More

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Washington, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Good southern country cooking served in a community table style. The side dishes just do not end! We've been a few times and consistently good food and company.

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