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Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon

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317 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
19122363009
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was great

My wife and I wanted a place that was quick and good. We had a tough time deciding between several restaurants on River St. We ultimately decided on Spankys Bc we wanted some fattening bar food and this looked like the best place. I had the fried chicken tenders with the spuds. Both we great, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I wanted a place that was quick and good. We had a tough time deciding between several restaurants on River St. We ultimately decided on Spankys Bc we wanted some fattening bar food and this looked like the best place. I had the fried chicken tenders with the spuds. Both we great, and better than expected. The... More 

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Thank nagg1220
Brisbane, Australia
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the chicken fingers - yummy! Service was a little bit patchy - sat for ages before our order was taken, but then the food came out nice and quick.

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Thank myoc2001
Thomasville, Georgia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived, we waited about ten minutes before we were even acknowledged. Apparently, there are two entrances. No one was posted at the one we entered. After waiting about twenty minutes, we were seated by a manager. After we ordered, we waited about thirty minutes and still had not received our appetizer. We asked, and then our server brought... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Savannah, Georgia
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No exaggeration, best chicken fingers anywhere, ever! Regular or Buffalos, you won't be disappointed. I've been eating here for over 30 years. Oh yeah, and always get spuds!

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Thank sheldog323
Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second shot at trying a Spanky's. (The first one being on Tybee Island, was horrible.) I was told to try the Spuds, which they are known for. So I ordered the Chicken Finger Basket with the Spuds. They were very good. The atmosphere was enjoyable. I would recommend giving them a try.

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Thank moosexx
West Columbia, South Carolina
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love chicken fingers..l mean Really love them.You Have to try Spankys!They are the best on the planet!Juicey and delicious, not greasy cooked just right.Not only great chicken fingers but a wide variety of other great menu item's. From pizza to hot dogs and steaks.Plus fantastic happy hour.When in Savannah, its Spankys!

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Thank DArdofSC
Hinesville
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the chicken fingers. Great prices. Good drink selection. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Stays busy.

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Thank Jennifer V
ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters and I were visiting Savannah from "up north." We spent a few hours at Spanky's. Our server, Mark, could not have been more attentive and we all enjoyed our dinners ... Especially the chicken fingers.

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Thank gtmercxx
Loganville, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spankys is a fun place to eat. The food is above average. A high end taste without the high price. The servers are very attentive and fun.

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Thank John A
Pallm Coast
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here our first night as we had not planned for that evening. My husband had Philladelphia Steak and found it different, but quit good. I had the chicken Reuben and found it horrible. It had so much breading and sauce you could not taste the chicken and there was little if any sauerkraut on it.

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Thank Darlene V

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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: 19122363009

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children

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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