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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 #68 of 740 restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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77% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The cocktails are unique and delicious. Try the cucumber/blueberry gin concoction. Cheese platter featuring Sweetgrass dairies cheese is scrumptious!. Wild game selections are awesome. Enjoyed the tender elk. Educated staff that meet your dietary needs. This will be on my must go to list when in Savannah.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It is a very interesting spot, not on street level, but downstairs. Great atmosphere with exposed brick walls. The menu is different, some typical southern foods like Fried Green Tomatoes, which were excellent. Shrimp Creole had a nice kick to it. But don't be surprised to see gator and kangeroo on the menu too! Well worth the stop while in... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Alligator soul is a small basement restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and very inventive cousine. Of special note is their dry-aged, cold-smoked beef that is absolutely to die for, but also some their house-made sausage is outstanding. Cocktails are also brilliant. Service is prompt and friendly, the wine list is well-chosen at reasonable prices. In the very competitive Savannah restaurant... More

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York, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our 2nd time here, the first being last year after a Savannah native told us about it. Its now one of our favorites when we visit. The experience was superb as well as the food, atmosphere and whole dining experience. The menu changes regularly and they will adapt any entree to your dietary needs (myself being a vegetarian).... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

we went to the restaurant based on the reviews. It was extremely noisy. The wait staff was great. The food was good - not great - for the price we paid. We would not go back, however, folks who like trendy food will like it.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Alligator Soul is located in the basement of an old building on Bernard street; but it is open, airy, well lit, and the exposed brick give it nice character and a romantic feel. Very nice ambiance. Service was friendly and attentive. For first course I had the Shrimp & Grits appetizer and my wife had the House Salad -- both... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The calimari appetizer was excellent. The exotic meat was kangaroo and I liked it. The food wasnt hot when it came out but it was warm. Parking is a chore as it is is most of old Savannah but there are a bunch of public parking garages with very reasonable rates within walking distance. Not a cheap place to eat... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews on Alligator Soul. My wife and I decided to try it, since we had been to many other wonderful resturants in Savannah. It is in the historic district of Savannah, parking was easy in a side lot around the corner, which was free after 5:30. Located in an old basement, you walk down the stairs, and into... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On short notice we were able to get a reservation First time I have ever had veal, beef, rabbit, buffalo and kangaroo in the same meal All was well prepared and presented and our wine matched perfectly The waiter was fun and the entire experience was enjoyable A definite repeat when we are next in the area

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited Alligator Soul for our anniversary, when you make a reservation they ask if it is a special occasion, there is a small gift on the table, personal and thoughtful. Our table was in the middle of the room, I mentioned to the hostess that i did not like the table, but she insisted we sit there, it was... More

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