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Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon

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Downtown
American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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317 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-3009
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11:00 am - 11:00 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, Breakfast, 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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  • 50
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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
Good times

Chicken and taters were good but I felt like it was just too much fried food. My wife and I split the 8 piece and it was too much food. Six pieces would have been enough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Darrell B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Chicken and taters were good but I felt like it was just too much fried food. My wife and I split the 8 piece and it was too much food. Six pieces would have been enough.

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Wooster, Ohio
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25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went in to have some appetizers for a small meal in between walking around. Bartenders were pretty quick to help, but were a little bit slow on the refills.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place surprised me. I thought it was just another bar and grill. They have these potato things (spuds) I think is the name. Anyway, it was soooo good and so were the chicken tenders. They were NOT ordinary.

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Annandale, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

every time I come to Savannah, I make it a point of eating at Spankys. It is situated on the waterfront and affords great views of the river. The food is great, prices are reasonable and the food is plentiful. You won't leave there hungry for sure.

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Anderson, Indiana
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23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had been shopping all day and were hungry. We went in for pizza. It was LOADED with cheese. The bread was yummy and so were the deep fried pickles. My kids and I enjoyed it very much and would totally eat there again.

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Dartmouth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I ate here twice during a 4 night stay in Savannah. The service was excellent. My waiter even remembered me from Wednesday to Saturday - including what I drank! Most impressive. Prices were really good. Food was really good. Location was excellent. Hard to beat that!

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Loganville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The bartender when you walk in was extremely intoxicated. Myself and my pregnant wife along with my 2 small children stopped at spankys to eat on saturday night and put our name in and was told it was a 20 minute wait. We were fine with that. I went to the bar to get a beer and my wife a... More 

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Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We watched the huge boats float by as we ate. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We got seafood and the portions were generous. It is ideal for couples, not a young children's place. We ate here during two trips to Savannah and enjoyed it both times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wife and I was starving, and was impressed with the food and the prices similar to what you would pay at Apple B's. Chicken tenders were great and so was the burger and the beer is cold

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Midwest USA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came upon Spanky's on our fourth night in Savannah, GA. We were glad to find a place with the same atmosphere in the same location along the river walk.....for lower prices. We had the supreme nachos and they were supreme! Most of the businesses along the river walk have a similar look since they are old buildings. They are... More 

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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, Pizza, Hamburgers

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?