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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Great service

We loved this place! The food is excellent, but our bar tender made the experience even better. He went out of his way to make us his own creation of a watermelon drink! Delicious!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
rddean
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Forest, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Savannah, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well, this is a tough review to write but I will give it my best shot. Perhaps I was expecting too much after reading all the reviews, I was mildly disappointed. While the wait staff and atmosphere were excellent ( Service was FIRST CLASS ), the menu was quite limited. I was expecting more local dishes and seafood but instead... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this place! The food is excellent, but our bar tender made the experience even better. He went out of his way to make us his own creation of a watermelon drink! Delicious!!

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

There's nothing better than hearing that one of our team members went above and beyond to make your visit! I'm so glad he made sure you had an excellent time and that you really enjoyed his watermelon cocktail. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the team, so thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll come and see... More 

Melbourne, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Diners are well taken care of the moment they arrive: hostess/host, bartender, and wait staff are superb. Reservations needed. Have dinner at the bar or table, both provide attentive service. Alligator Soul seafood, meat, and fish on the menu and all are well prepared. Our table ordered several appetizers, grouper, beef tenderloin, and elk as a main course, and desserts.... More 

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

You're already planning a return trip? That's such an encouraging compliment! I'm thrilled to hear that you guys had such an excellent time and our team made your feel so well taken care of. That's certainly what we want, and I can't wait to welcome you back again. I hope you won't stay away too long! 'Til then, Maureen Craig,... More 

West Hollywood, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was pretty good, but the staff is terrific, guided us as well as they could through the menu choices.

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

I can't tell you what it means to hear that our team took great care of you! It's fantastic to know that they really made the difference in your experience, and I hope you'll get the opportunity to visit us again -- there's plenty more dishes to try! 'Til then, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Alligator Soul for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it exceeded all expectations and then some!! The service was over the top! We felt like royalty! The oysters were the best thing I have ever had and I don't really care for oysters! I had the elk medium rare as the chef... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your review here, as well as on Facebook and Yelp, Nancy! Helping us spread the word is truly the best compliment we could hope to receive. Look forward to welcoming you and your husband in again soon! Best, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Cool subterranean restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Everyone said if we didn't have a reservation by Thursday, we wouldn't get one. Well, we were walking by Saturday afternoon and popped in and asked if they have a table for dinner and sure enough they made an early reservation for us. I had the Shrimp & Grits which must have... More 

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

We'd hate for you to miss out on a dining experience with us, and I'm so glad we were able to get you in! Our shrimp and grits are pretty big crowd pleasers, and it's great to hear that your dish was no exception. Thanks for sharing your visit with us, and I hope you'll come see us again the... More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Had a recent dinner here and the food really was great. I had oysters and Shrimp and Grits. Really good. Definitely a spot for foodies. Only disappointment was on timing. Our entrees took forever to come out. I wasn't even hungry anymore when they showed up. The staff was very apologetic. I'd go back again, but felt the need to... More 

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

While it's wonderful to hear that you really enjoyed your food, the last thing we want to do is keep you waiting! I'm sorry things were a bit off that night, but I hope we get another opportunity to welcome you in again. I'm sure we can get everything just right! All the best, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, a little pricy, but amazing for a special occasion! Stuffed pork chop was divine! Best service I have ever had as well! Intimate and local produce was the cherry on top!

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

Love this review, Conilee! Best service you've ever had? What a fantastic compliment, and it's great to know that you really enjoyed our stuffed pork chops, too. We'd love to have you back any time, so I hope you won't stay away too long! Best, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Ate at the bar with 2 gents, awesome service, great presentation. We had the pork belly omg amazing. Also tried elk and it was perfect. Great dinner, favorite for us.

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

Awesome service and great presentation -- sounds like a winning combination to us! So glad you had a wonderful time, Jessica, and we're a new favorite for you. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll come and see us again the next time you're in Savannah! 'Til then, Maureen Craig, Owner More 

sf
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As San Francisco foodies, we are a bit spoiled, so--what a delight to discover Alligator Soul. You will love it. Appetizers, and main course, PERFECT. And, as a capper -- as we leave the restaurant to walk 15 blocks home it starts raining hard. A complete stranger, who walked out of the restaurant with us, offered to take us back... More 

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

Souther hospitality indeed! How nice of them to offer to give you ride to your hotel. It's always great to hear stories about generous Samaritans like that. Of course, I'm just as thrilled that your meal was PERFECT. What a wonderful compliment, and I hope you'll get the opportunity to visit from San Francisco again -- I'd love to show... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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