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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 745 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House was a fabulous experience. There is a line to get in, but worth the wait. The food is excellent, reasonable and community tables to visit with other guests. The staff embodied Southern Charm. We had a great time. I don't want to ruin it for you by describing the meal too much, but let's just say... More

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Albany, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A friend of mine from work found out we were going to Savannah and to me we HAD to go here. I am forever in his debt now. We waited in line on a rainy Tuesday with about 40 other people but it was so worth it. The food was so delicious. Seating was fun. We got to meet and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We knew there would be a wait to get into the restaurant, and after about 2 hours we were thrilled to be seated. The food was absolutely delicious and was well worth the wait! We loved the family-style atmosphere and how friendly the staff was.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure we wanted to wait in line for this place, but we were advised that if we got there at 10:30 am we would probably be OK. Well even at that time of the morning we still waited over an hour to get in, but it was totally worth it! Don't eat breakfast, you will have more food... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

In the years I've been going to Savannah, this place got a lot of hype. So we finally decided to check it out when we were on our way back home and boy do I wish we'd stopped at MCDonalds or something instead. First off, don't go looking for a restaurant when you want to eat here: It's a house... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing lunch here - we started to queue about 10.30 and were in the first batch of diners. The food was plentiful and delicious. The other diners on the table came savannah, Germany, holland and us from the UK. The servers were great and we all had a jolly good time and would recommend it to everybody.

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Folsom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing. We had 22 items on the table, take a little bit of each before going back for seconds of the things you like. The food was incredibly good, and what a value, $18 paid in cash at the end of the meal. Get there early to stand in line, we got there at 10 am and... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We got in line at 10:20ish and seated at 12:12. The food was good, the fried chicken average. I don't normally eat this kind of food, but we were on vacation and thought it would be worth the splurge. It was an experience, but I don't know that I could recommend it to friends. The very best part was the... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life. Although it was pouring rain, that did not stop the long line forming for lunch. We arrived at 10:15 and were the last table to be seated in the first sitting. Table is set, sweet tea for all, and 18 different bowls of food were on the... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Mrs. Wilkes is the one place ever visitor to Savannah should eat. This is real southern food. It's only open for lunch on the weekdays, and the line to get in is around the block. You will be seated at a community table, and then, the food will be delivered to your table. The menu varies daily, but the beef... More

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