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Alligator Soul

114 Barnard St, Ste LOWER, Savannah, GA 31401-3281 (Historic District - North)
+1 912-232-7899
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Ranked #44 of 764 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Historic District - North
Cross street: Broughton/State
Transit: There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.
Description: Alligator Soul is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to dine while in Savannah?” Located in Savannah’s Downtown District, on historic Telfair Square, Alligator Soul is an upscale, yet unpretentious, restaurant that is decidedly unique among fine dining in Savannah. Whether a longtime resident or first time visitor to Savannah, we offer you and your guests uncompromising quality in food, service and hospitality. Enjoy the distinctive Southern ambiance and regional cuisine with a French-Creole flair while dining below ground in the Colonial cellars. Alligator Soul is known for eclectic Southern dining with a seasonal menu that utilizes farm-fresh ingredients, local day boat fish and grass fed meat. Your full service experience begins with fresh cocktails and continues through the evening with in house made desserts. From all of us at Alligator Soul, we look forward to treating you as our honored guest from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave.
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is located downstairs and was cool and inviting. It has attractive exposed brick walls, low-ish light and dark wood. All and all, a place that you would want to hang out and eat some creatures (they offer many varieties) and drink some drinks. My sis and I rolled into Alligator Soul around 6pm, a bit sweaty and disheveled,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were unable to get reservations, so we showed up when they opened and sat at the bar. Matthew was our bartender, and was very nice. The below ground accommodations lack the speakeasy feel of Planters Tavern. However, the food was exceptional. It may be the best food we have had in savannah....ever. The oyster appetizer was heavenly. The cocktails... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

The best food ever? That's such an incredible compliment, and I'm so glad that you and your party had an enjoyable evening with us. Matthew is one of our best, and it's great to hear that he took excellent care of you. We're pretty lucky to have him on the team, and I'll be sure to pass your comments on... More

Atlanta
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Of all the places to get a recommendation, I found this restaurant listed on someone's list on Pinterest... so we thought we should try it. First off, you should make a reservation, but we couldn't so we came anyway and ate at the bar. Great bar staff-- very knowledgable and offered great suggestions. The place was spotless, nice and quiet... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you found us on Pinterest! What a great find, and it's even better to hear that we lived up to the expectations. I couldn't be happier that the Shrimp & Grits were so amazing, and the Soul Creole was just as delicious. And what's better than oysters? Oysters with bacon, of course! It's fantastic that everything... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Perfect spot to dine with my hunny. The food was top notch, and we couldn't have chosen a better spot for our one night stay in Savannah!

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

We couldn't be happier to hear that you and your hunny had such a wonderful evening with us, Emily! We feel honored that you chose us on your one night, and I'm so glad that we could live up to that expectation. Thanks for sharing, and we hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting Savannah!... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was our first time do I g here and it was amazing! The bison, Creole, alligator sausage and oysters were outstanding! Were we're celebrating our honeymoon and the personalized service was very special! Thank you for a great meal and lovely service!

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful dinner with us, Ansel! We always want our guests' to have a truly memorable experience, and I hope we helped make this anniversary one to remember. I couldn't be happier that all of your dishes were spot on, and you both felt so well taken care of. Thank you for... More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Arrived (3 of us) without a reservation but was easily accommodated on a Sunday night Very nice quaint setting in a remodeled basement. It is, however, a small place and there was a large table near us celebrating an event and it was hard to hear anything or anyone except for them. Our server was very knowledgeable with the menu... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you had such a wonderful evening with us, Victoria. Our customers’ happiness is always top of mind, and I'm glad to hear that the Rib Eye and filet were spot on. I was sorry to hear that you were a bit disappointed with the scallops, but it sounds like our tasty desserts really hit the... More

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Cozy basement setting with attentive service. Dined at the bar - the bartender was well-intentioned tho he didn't know his stuff very week (had to consult a list to run down the Specials...and had to consult a book for the recipe for a Sazarac). He was also a bit over the top: kinda loud, lots of "Right On!" and "You... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

We appreciate you leaving us this review, Terry, as it gives us the opportunity to make this right. To start, while I'm glad that your bartender was attentive, I was sorry to hear that he seemed to ruin the atmosphere for you. You can understand that we always want our guests to feel taken care of, but not to the... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We arrived without a reservation (which, I will give you, is never a good idea). If you read some of the other reviews regarding the attitude of hostess, not having a reservation really put her into for finest form. So we were invited to sit at the bar which turned out to be the best decision we made. The bartenders,... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

We love hearing back from our guests, and it's fantastic to that you guys had a wonderful evening with us! I couldn't be happier to hear that Anna and Michelle took great care of you, and all of of their suggestions were on point. We feel lucky to have them on our team, and I'm so glad that they helped... More

Richmond Hill, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I went to Alligator Soul for our 17th wedding anniversary. Service is outstanding, ambience was great though it was a little loud in there. Now for the food. I ordered the oyster appetizer and my husband ordered the fried green tomatoes. I am an oyster connoisseur and these were the best I have tasted. I wanted to... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

The best oysters? That's a wonderful compliment, Mary. They're definitely a fan favorite, and it sounds like you're now a part of the club! I couldn't be happier to hear that everything you had was so tasty, and the elk was spot on. That said, it's concerning that your husband didn't have the same experience as you and wasn't feeling... More

Cocoa, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our visit to Alligator Soul was really fun and delicious. It would be a five rating if it wasn't for the angry hostess. We had reservations for our friends' anniversary, so we wanted things to be nice. When the hostess wanted to seat us in the "lounge", we asked for a better table. She got angry and proceeded to tell... More

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Maureen C, Owner at Alligator Soul, responded to this review

While I'm glad to hear that you had a great meal with us, I was shocked that our hostess was rude when your party came in. You should always have welcoming and friendly service from everyone on the team, so you can be sure that I'll follow up with your comments here. That said, I couldn't be happier that the... More

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