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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 #64 of 745 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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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place was recommends to us but I must say the food is not worth the money. I had 4 scallops with risotto and 4 green asparagus for $36,- and must say the risotto wasn't great at all. My husband had a steak which was ok - the place is noisy - I think there are much better places in... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I had a fish dish. It was good. I mainly enjoyed the environment and friendly staff. Truly a great place to celebrate an event. Staff gave us a small gift, but then I noticed everyone else around had one also so felt not so special (apparently others were celebrating too)!

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Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Some of the most delicious food I've put in my mouth. Wonderful flavors. Amazing drinks made with moonshine - try the Bathtub Gin - delicious! The atmosphere is intimate where birds of a feather can dine, chat, and share the groove, even if you don't know each other. One of my favorite aspects of the evening was getting to know... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Located in the basement so don't be feared when you arrive and have to walk down dark lite staircase. The food and servcie was excellent.

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

We're glad you were brave enough to come eat with us in our basement dining room! It's a unique location, but hope it only added to the experience of your meal. I'm happy to hear that the food and service were excellent and I appreciate you letting us know how your visit was. Look forward to seeing you the next... More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Once you step inside, you realize that you have arrived at someplace special. The cozy interior and brick archways - complemented by perfect lighting - makes you feel welcomed. Our server was top-notch in every way possible. She was knowledgeable, courteous and professional - without an ounce of pretense. She always approached us at the right time - and knew... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had time for one nice evening out in Savannah and chose Alligator Soul. Let me just say it was one of the best and most memorable dinners. I started with Rabbit soup for a starter and Elk filet for the main course. Both were wonderful, nice portion without being excessive. My wife had the Swordfish, both entrée's were done... More

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

We know there are plenty of options to choose from in Savannah, so I'm happy to hear that you picked us for your nice evening out! What's even better, is that we were able to give you such a memorable experience. You and your wife definitely picked some great dishes, and I'm glad that everything was done to perfection. Hope... More

Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The last night of our 10 day stay along the coast of Georgia we dined at this fabulous place. We had thought we had had some super meals before this, but Alligator Soul trumped them all. When I made the reservation they asked if this was a special event and since the whole trip was a celebration of of our... More

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Memphis, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

While on our vacation, my boyfriend and I made reservations at Alligator Soul after reading all the reviews online and expected to have an amazing experience. While the food was fantastic and the service seemed great on the surface, our waitress Kate felt it necessary to up sell and manipulate us into adding more to our bill. She began by... More

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North Haledon, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a most delightful and upscale restaurant. The menu is extraordinary with many exotic and unexpected offerings. The cocktails are unique and very special. My husband and I shared an appetizer of rabbit pate in puff pastry which was amazing! The alligator sausage and shrimp creole were delicious and probably the best biscuits and specialty butter ever! The wait... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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