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Alligator Soul

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114 Barnard St, Ste LOWER, Savannah, GA 31401-3281 (Broughton/State)
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.
+1 912-232-7899
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Alligator Soul is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Farm to table" dining at its best

The restaurant, tucked away in an old basement, is a gem when it comes to "farm to table" and natural flavors. The decor comes with authentic old bricks walls and archways, and exudes a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. The hostess invited us to the lounge area for a cocktail as our table was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
flemish01
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Savannah, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant, tucked away in an old basement, is a gem when it comes to "farm to table" and natural flavors. The decor comes with authentic old bricks walls and archways, and exudes a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. The hostess invited us to the lounge area for a cocktail as our table was being prepared. The food is well prepared... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to take advantage of the prix fixe tasting menu during SRW. While just a taste is exactly what it was,the quality of some of the items served was lacking. The lamb kabobs were the toughest piece of meat I have ever encountered anywhere. My wife and I eat out a lot and we share each other's meal. She... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came to Alligator Soul as the highlight dinner during a bachelorette weekend in Savannah. If you are looking for a special evening, be sure to call ahead and request the chef's tasting menu. We went for the three-course menu with wine pairings. Each course was presented by the chef and was beautifully plated, not to mention delicious. Our meal... More 

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Gainesville
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had never tried Alligator Soul, and we enjoyed the night for the most part. We ate at several fine-dining restaurants, and this was quite good. The atmosphere was interesting; our waiter was a bit stuffy, but he worked hard.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I was extremely eager to try Alligator Soul. Unfortunately, the establishment did not live up to the hype for me. First, let's talk about service, which was Alligator's biggest downfall during our visit. The service was far from decent and was exceptionally slow during a night where only half of the restaurant was occupied. I did hear some tables receiving... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We can't say enough good things about Alligator Soul. We were greeted with a special box congratulating us on our wedding with the most delicious pecan pie tarts inside. Our waiter was amazing and the way he described the dishes made your mouth water. Best Bloody Mary in savannah!!! Shrimp and grits were off the charts! Never have I felt... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed by the staff, it was like no other. We went for my birthday, and almost everyone working went out of their way to send me good wishes. They also put together a little birthday box full of pecan goodies and a personalized note! Now the food--it was delicious! I had the catch of the day with... More 

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

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration with us, Violetta! It's great to know that we could help make your day extra special. With that in mind, I'm also thrilled that you loved all of the dishes you tried. It sounds like you got a wonderful sampling, but I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit us again.... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We liked the cool ambience of this basement establishment, with dim lighting and unobtrusive, good music. I enjoyed drinking a craft cocktail called the Etta James while listening to Etta. We did not have the more adventurous selections, but were mostly satisfied with the food and the service. My husband asked that his pork chop be more well done, and... More 

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

Hi there, Joanne! I'm so glad you enjoyed our cool vibe and most of your dining selections. However, I was a bit concerned to hear that your husband had to send his pork chop back. I'm sure as you know, it's a meat that needs to be cooked all the way through, but if even a little bit overcooked can... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We loved this place. Awesome food, loved the atmosphere, our waiter was the best!!! We would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice, romantic dinner!!!!

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

Awesome food, great atmosphere and the best server? It doesn't get much better than that, and I'm thrilled to hear that you guys had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing about your experience, and I hope you'll get the opportunity to come back and visit us -- there's plenty more where that came from! Best, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went here for our anniversary dinner. Our table was ready exactly at our reservation time. The service was impeccable, and the food was amazing. We had the oysters a la soul, diver scallops, and ribeye, and everything was cooked to perfection. If you're a steak lover, I would highly recommend the ribeye.

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

To start, I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! It's fantastic to know that for such a special occasion, you guys enjoyed your dinner and our team took excellent care of you. It sounds like you got a great sampling of our menu, too, and I'm thrilled that everything was cooked to perfection. I hope you'll come back and visit... More 

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Additional Information about Alligator Soul

Address: 114 Barnard St, Ste LOWER, Savannah, GA 31401-3281
Phone Number: +1 912-232-7899
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Barnard St, Ste LOWER, Savannah, GA 31401-3281
    (Broughton/State)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-232-7899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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