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Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon

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American, Hamburgers, Pizza
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317 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-3009
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Family owned and operated since 1976, Spankys serves up the worlds best...
Family owned and operated since 1976, Spankys serves up the worlds best chicken finger! The story goes like this, in 1976, a few friends wanted to start a restaurant on River Street in Savannah. Then, the booming River Street we know today was only a dirt road, with only a few spots for dining on the waterfront. Enter two innovative friends who cut up a few pieces of tender, white meat chicken, battered and fried them to perfection, and said to each other 'hey, son, lets call them chicken fingers!' And so Spanky's was born, and its still run by the same man and his family and loyal wonderful staff today! Come on down and dine on a piece of Savannah history with us--we're waitin' on ya!
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent pizza

Stopped in for lunch and we all ordered pizza.Loved the crust ,and the sauce was very good too.Was a very enjoyable meal.My husband had the soup of the day which was seafood chowder, it was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Linton, Indiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Linton, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch and we all ordered pizza.Loved the crust ,and the sauce was very good too.Was a very enjoyable meal.My husband had the soup of the day which was seafood chowder, it was great.

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ONTARIO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Spent 4 nights in Savannah recently. Ate here three times. It clean and family friendly. It is a great place to stop for a bite and a pint while exploring the Historical District. Very relaxed atmosphere, good prices, and great food. They have a few local beers on tap which I enjoyed sampling.

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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

chicken fingers are their forte. they specialize in good service and it works. decent pricing and very family friendly.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chicken fingers were excellent, and the potato spuds were really good- we have never had these and recommend them! They had a pot roast special today and it was very traditional which I like. All in all this is a nice casual place with good service and reasonable prices.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped here as we were passing through hoping for a nice local pizza joint. Waitress admitted that the pizza is so-so - that the crust is homemade and some people don't like it. Well we didn't like it. Should have taken her advice to try the chicken; the thing they are known for?!?

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast and where very happy with our meal. The spuds where of the chain and a must try. Breakfast can be very expensive but not at spanks very affordable!!!

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Minneiska, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The hand dipped chicken strips are great- way better then the fried chicken. I know it's a shame not to eat seafood this close to the ocean but they were juicy and had a nice batter that wasn't heavy or greasy. The place is not fancy or anything like that- just a bar and grill setting. Not a real foodies... More 

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cary,nc
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ordered a variety of foods off the menu. The Cuban sandwich was GREAT. The fried vegetable platter had fresh vegetables that came with 2 different dips. We ordered the smaller size and it was plenty for the 4 of us. I believe Spanky's is famous for their potato spuds which were so delicious and must be served hot. Our... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food was good. A little pricey, considering they don't really serve anything out of the ordinary. We ate lunch there because a friend had a tradition of going there every visit to Savannah. The shrimp po boy and fried potatoes were very good. The hush puppies were dry. The service was good.

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Byron, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just okay. I've eaten here several times, but have never written a review. It certainly serves it's purpose, being an accessible bar on river street. Nothing here to go crazy about, so enjoy it for what it is. Meh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 912-236-3009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Family owned and operated since 1976, Spankys serves up the worlds best chicken finger! The story goes like this, in 1976, a few friends wanted to start a restaurant on River Street in Savannah. Then, the booming River Street we know today was only a dirt road, with only a few spots for dining on the waterfront. Enter two innovative friends who cut up a few pieces of tender, white meat chicken, battered and fried them to perfection, and said to each other 'hey, son, lets call them chicken fingers!' And so Spanky's was born, and its still run by the same man and his family and loyal wonderful staff today! Come on down and dine on a piece of Savannah history with us--we're waitin' on ya!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?