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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 #39 of 763 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $47
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Fusion
Neighborhood: Historic District - North
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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
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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Manteo, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Yes try the alligator. Small, below ground with nice atmosphere and great food. Some is unique. It and the specials are definitely worth trying.

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant space is in a basement and is decorated with unique art. We were asked ahead of time if we were celebrating an event and received a complimentary bottle of wine to take home with the restaurant's logo and our names on the label--a very nice touch. We shared the oyster appetizer (over-sauced so that neither the oysters nor... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Such a wonderful experience! They were so attentive! Food was creative and interesting . I loved everything about it. They asked ahead of time about dietary issues ( which I'm lc and no gluten) and they were so attentive. Highly recommend

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Most memorable were the Parmesan Grit Croutons! Sometimes it's the small things that make the biggest impact and these croutons were amazing! Also thoroughly enjoyed the Oysters A La Soul which were rich and delicious. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was the Gumbos Baby Back. Due to starting with both salad and oysters, I ordered the smaller version.... More

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

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a review. Aren't those croutons just delicious? I do apologize that your main course wasn't more enjoyable, and I appreciate you letting me know. Thanks again for giving us a try. Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Bethlehem
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

After spending four days in Savannah on our last night there we were looking for a fine dinning restaurant to end our stay. Alligator Soul was the place. We had reservations and we were seated quickly. The menu choices were very nice and everyone in our party just raved about their choices. I had the ' Hilo Delmonico' a 16oz.... More

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

Done to perfection? That's awesome! I'm glad to hear that spicy is right up your alley -- you sound like our kind of guy! And thanks for letting me know that Brandy did such a great job. I'm thrilled that y'all enjoyed your meal so much, and I hope we'll see you next time you're in Savannah! 'Til then, Maureen... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

They had a great mix of exotic meat (usually only one per night though). I had elk tenderloin and my wife had bison in a roast form. The elk was amazing, cooked well and served on an amazing horseradish sauce. Restaurant price was fair to what we had, atmosphere in user photos seems odd but it is very romantic /... More

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

It's great to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your meal, Zach! Whiskey and elk are a great combo, so nice choice with the whiskey flight. Thanks for your kind words, and I hope we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Holmdel, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Easily one of the most memorable meals I've had in the past 5 years. The food here is amazing and you can't leave Savannah without eating here.

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

Wow, we're so flattered to hear that! Thanks for such an awesome vote of confidence. I'm really glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal -- hope we'll see you again next time you're in town! Sincerely, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for dinner. We did not have a reservation, however the hostess was able to find us a table at the front of the restaurant. Service, in our case, was very slow. It took several walk-bys and about 10+ minutes before a waitperson took on our table. The food was good, nothing memorable one way or another, and... More

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

Your experience should've been memorable, Ella! Sorry to hear we missed the mark. Next time, let us know if there's something we can do better when you're here so we can make sure you have the best time. Take care, Maureen Craig, Owner More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just stumbled across this awesome restaurant. Stopped in thinking we would just have a glass of wine and ended up having a fantastic meal. Had the pleasure of chatting with several patrons who helped in our decision to have dinner. Great atmosphere and even better food..

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

I'm so glad you found us! How fantastic that you decided to stay based on some other comments from our guests, and now your helping us spread the word here. It's encouraging to know that we're doing something right, and I'm so glad that everything you had was so delicious. Thanks for your review, and we hope to see you... More

New York City, NY
Top Contributor
331 reviews 331 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You won't miss much by giving this place a pass. Located in a nice, open space below ground, the accolades pretty much end there. The service is a tad snooty, the menu is limited, and the food is just OK, and largely features over seasoned cuts of fatty meats, soaked in sauce. I was so excited to try this place... More

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

It's truly disappointing to hear that you weren't more impressed with us. It's rare that we hear these kinds of comments about our food, but we appreciate your feedback and will put them to good use. That said, as this is so out of character for us, if you're ever in Savannah again, I sincerely hope you'll consider giving us... More

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