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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 764 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Chose Mrs. Wilkes over Paula Deen's "The Lady" and were so glad we did!! The food is amazing and plentiful!! You are seated at a large table and eat family style. You are served whatever has been made for the day. In our case there was fried chicken, beef stew, creamed corn, greens, cole slaw, dirty rice, white rice, green... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had read all the reviews and decided a MUST place to eat. It did not disappoint us at all. All the food was fantastic and the service excellent. Note that you must pay with cash or personal check . The cost per person includes tax . You will not leave hungry and u satisfied. It looks like they seat... More

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had a long wait in line and it was pretty hot the day we went. They did have water available which was nice. It was well worth the wait. Food was hot and all very delicious. We were not disappointed and will definitely be back next time we're in Savannah.

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Mrs. Wilkes is a wonderful place to eat. It is on the ground level of a great old house in the historic district. We were here for a business meeting and decided to brave the wait. We got inside in just under an hour and shared a table with the three women behind us in line. The food is great;... More

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Ellicott City, MD
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Of course we had to go to Mrs. Wilkes after reading and hearing so much about it. We took another's advice and ate a light breakfast, and got in line about 10:15 AM so we could go in with the first group. I heard that your wait was not as long if you get in for the first servings. I... More

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Greensboro
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174 reviews 174 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Mrs. Wilkes numerous times over the years. Very well prepared traditional southern cuisine, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Always seems to have a lot of locals as well as tourists at meal time. Great food and service alike.

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Belton, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Outstanding food served family style in a warm cordial atmosphere, The biscuits are absolutely wonderful and the sweet tea is fabulous.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

After all the rave reviews, my husband and I decided to eat here on our last day in Savannah (a Friday). We got on line right at 11 a.m. and waited 2-1/2+ hours (should have gotten there later or earlier). We chatted up the people in line with us, but were disappointed that we were used to fill up another... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must go to for fried chicken. The place is really cute and expect to wait a couple hours to get in or come at 130 and don't wait. They seat everyone waiting in line. There were 21 dishes on the table and it was great fun sitting with 8 other people I had never met.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The food is well worth the wait. It is super quick once you get inside. Everything we ate was wonderful. Only comment is the servers could be a bit friendlier.

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