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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 #42 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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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere was great, food was simply excellent. A definite must for anyone who wants a bit of the South with a unique flair.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food was delicious and a great choice for adventurous diners. I don't think I would recommend it to the vegetarian crowd since it's specialty seems to be exotic game. Loved the fried green tomato and alligator sausage appetizers.

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

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed everything, Liz! The fried green tomatoes and alligator sausages are some fan favorites, and it sounds like you've joined the club! While exotic game is our specialty, we do have some excellent vegetarian options, and are always happy to accommodate anyone with diet restrictions. That said, I appreciate you helping us spread the... More

Beaufort, South Carolina
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Arrived right as they opened on a Sunday evening, and were cordially greeted. As they prepared a table for us, we opted to start with a drink at the bar, and upon encountering such a friendly bartender, who was also a wealth of knowledge, professional, and had a great disposition about her, we knew we wanted to stay right where... More

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

Comments like these just make my day! Our guests happiness is our top concern, and it's great to hear that my team took excellent care of you and made sure you had a fantastic dinner. Thanks for sharing you experience here, and I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're in the area! All the best,... More

Aventura, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed a very good dinner here. The menu was very interesting which made selections difficult. My wife enjoyed the house salad and said the scallops were cooked perfectly. She was skeptical of the persimmon glaze but found it tasty. The pomegranate risoto was wonderful. The spinach was good but should have been drained better as it left a puddle... More

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

I'm glad that you and your wife enjoyed your dinner with us! It sounds like you guys got a pretty good sampling of our offerings, and it's great to hear that we hit the mark with so many of our dishes. Thanks for sharing your experience with us here and helping us spread the word. I'm sure future diners will... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Since this was my 1st visit to Savannah, I stopped by a coffee house to get a recommendation from the locals. What great advice! The service and food was excellent. From the moment I walked in, everyone was there to make sure I enjoyed the dining experience. The food was fresh and delicious, the wait staff very helpful and attentive.... More

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

As I said in your Yelp review, Debra, I'm glad that you had such an enjoyable dinner. Thanks for sharing here, too, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip! Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our fall-back choice, as the restaurant we wanted to try was closed for two weeks. We were delighted with the food and the service. Can't say enough about the menu and wine by the glass. Bar also made wonderful cocktails. The pace of service during dinner was most enjoyable.

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

Even though we were your fallback, it's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful meal with us. I'm so glad that we wowed you with everything from our unique food options to perfectly attentive service. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting Savannah! Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate at Alligator Soul last weekend to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We arrived early and had a seat at the bar but our table was ready before we even ordered a drink! The bartender was very enthusiastic and his description of the entrees made us excited to eat our meal! We had the shrimp and grits appetizer, diver... More

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

I'm so glad you guys had a wonderful anniversary! We always want our guests to have a truly memorable experience, and it's fantastic to hear that for such a special evening, everything was spot on. Thanks for helping us spread the word here, and we hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting Savannah! All the... More

Irmo, South Carolina, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overrated place....we sent back my wife's mashed potatoes twice, still not hot. If I wanted cool food, at least at local steak chains, the food is hotter when it arrives. It's not that far of a walk from the kitchen to the table. Now I know what all the other naysayers were talking about.

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

It's disappointing to hear that you weren't more impressed, Walker. The last thing we want is for our guests to leave unsatisfied, and I'm sorry that we fell short with your wife's mashed potatoes. This is certainly not like us, but we'll be sure to keep an eye out for these kinds of things in the future. That said, we... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service, interesting menu, food was outstanding and all done in a delightful well appointed subterranean atmosphere The waitstaff wants to make your evening complete and they work hard at making it an enjoyable meal.

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

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Dave! Our guests happiness is always top of mind, and it's fantastic to hear that the staff and food was all spot on. Thanks for sharing, and we hope you'll see us again the next time you're visiting Savannah! All the best, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have lived in Savannah for years and always wanted to visit this place but waited for a special occasion. It was our wedding anniversary and hubby and I decided to give it a try. The menu was beautifully written, nice decor, great service (Anna was amazing!). Good wine selection, we had a bottle of nice aged Riojo. Everything was... More

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

It's truly disappointing to hear this. The last thing we want is for our guests to leave unsatisfied so I apologize if we missed an opportunity to make this right. While I'm glad that our atmosphere and service was spot on, it's rare that we hear these kinds of problems with our food. I'll be sure to follow up with... More

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