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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 #41 of 767 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $23 - $47
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you like a basement feel to your restaurant then this will fit the bill. The elk was very good and the creole was nice but the shrimp could have been cooked a little more and the seasoning was rather bland for a true creole dish. The oysters were excellent.

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

Thanks for leaving us this great review, Craig! Our guests' happiness is always top of mind, so I was glad to hear that our elk and oysters were spot on. Sorry you would have like a little more flavor to our creole. This isn't something we hear often, but we appreciate your feedback and will see what we can do... More

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have certain regional foods that I really enjoy. This restaurant serves up one of those favorites, fried green tomatoes. All of the staff were friendly. Cleanliness, prices, and atmosphere were all very good.

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

It's fantastic to hear that you were so impressed with our fried green tomatoes, Bruce! Our guests' happiness is always top of mind, so I couldn't be happier that everything was top notch. That said, if there's ever anything more we can do to make your next visit even better, please don't hesitate to let us know -- we're all... More

Orlando
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our family had the opportunity to try this purveyor of great food and we were more than pleased. It began with the people who took our reservation to the wait staff. Simply the best service. The chef uses local products whenever he can and the results showed. The presentation demonstrated the pride of the kitchen staff. As the menu can... More

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

Thanks for spreading the good word about us! I'm so glad that you got the opportunity to stop by, and you enjoyed your evening with us. We always want our guests to have a truly memorable experience, and it sounds like we hit the mark here. Thanks again for sharing your experience, and I hope you'll stop in and see... More

Chicago
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

From the lovely amuse bouche through the creole-inspired fish dish and shrimp and grits to the creamy creme brûlée: a delicious dinner! Lovely ambiance and an adorable, attentive server. Highly recommend but be sure to have a reservation!

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

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful experience with us. It's fantastic to hear that all of our offerings were so delicious, and the service was perfectly attentive. Thank you for sharing your experience here, and I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you visit Savannah! Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Estero
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Heard good reviews and wanted to check this place out. Called the restaurant and made a reservation for 2 adults and an infant. Needless to say it was an early reservation due to the child and the restaurant was empty. The person on the phone happily took our reservation. Arrived at the establishment and were were refused entry. "No children... More

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

I was sorry to hear that you weren't able to dine with us. We do have a no children policy, but it sounds like there was some miscommunication when you made your reservation. I apologize for any inconvenience this caused you, and I'll be sure to follow up with my team to make sure we're making this clear. That said,... More

Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had no reservation and the restaurant was almost fully booked. Luckily we managed to get a sitting table and enjoyed fantastic food. The service was also brilliant. Highly recommended in Savannah.

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

I'm so glad we could get you a table and you were able to give us a try! It's great to hear that everything you ordered was delicious, and your service was perfectly attentive. Thank you for sharing your experience with us here, and I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting Savannah! All the... More

Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A little difficult to find since it is in a basement, but an elegant basement. The oyster appetizer was recommended and while they were excellently prepared they are best ordered in the winter when they are really plump and tasty. Hubby then ordered the elk which he said was very superb. I ordered fried green tomatoes. I had ordered them... More

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

It's fantastic to hear that you and your husband had such a wonderful evening with us, Marcia! I'm so glad that after your disappointing experience with fried green tomatoes, you gave ours a try and absolutely loved them. We aim for excellence here, and it's great that your whole meal was spot on and your server was perfectly attentive. Thank... More

Dayton, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The house oyster dish is just something I cannot explain. One must experience this taste of this delightful experience. They are beyond any thought or words and I almost ordered another dozen. The service was excellent even if they tried to hide the restaurant week menu. Our table had the snapper and creole which were with the oyster dish (to... More

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

Top 5 places to dine at? That is such an incredible compliment, Thomas, and it's fantastic to hear that our oysters had you wanting seconds. I'm so glad that from service to food, you enjoyed your entire experience, and we would love to welcome you back again soon -- there's plenty more where that came from! Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Midwest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This food, service, drink and atmosphere was top notch. We thankfully went during restaurant week when it was a little bit more affordable. But even at full price, it is totally worth it. Get the bacon wrapped filet. Just do it. You won't regret it!

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

Thank you so much for the review! Hope to see you in for another one of our bacon wrapped filets soon. Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Miami
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tonight's dinner is at Alligator Soul, 114 Barnard St. 912- 232-7899. You enter this restaurant via stairs to the basement. But this is no ordinary basement, what you have is a very elegant bar and dining room. Our server had a way of describing the food so descriptive that she had you eager to try everything, even things you didn't... More

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

You're making us blush over here! Thank you for the wonderful write up. We can't wait to serve you up another tasty meal soon. Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

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