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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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

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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
Beer-food-great service!

Went with a local here who said it was a good spot. They were right. They have Kentucky Bourbon Double Barrel Ale on tap! Amazing! Order sampler platter with a bunch of fried food on it...delicious! Also ordered a pizza which was ok and did the job for hunger. Nice quiet atmosphere. Great service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
danda84
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went with a local here who said it was a good spot. They were right. They have Kentucky Bourbon Double Barrel Ale on tap! Amazing! Order sampler platter with a bunch of fried food on it...delicious! Also ordered a pizza which was ok and did the job for hunger. Nice quiet atmosphere. Great service!

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ma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch. The chicken fingers were great. Yes, it's fried, but a huge portion of chicken vs. batter. They also came with spuds that were good. We got the pizza, which was different than we are used to but it was also good. We would eat here again. We were with kids for the week so we were... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were told this was one of the places you have to eat when in Savannah. They were right. OK, so the outside looks a little older and the young lady that greeted us at the door wasn't all that friendly but from there on out...all good. Our waiter & waitress could have been a little more friendly (smiled) but... More 

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ONTARIO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Really love this place. Was there again 3 times last week. Bar is perfect to eat and have some beers. They have a few local craft beers. Couple are on the "Hoppy" side which I enjoy. Server at Bar, Cheryl has served us 1/2 dozen times. Great sense of humor and very accommodating. If your on River St "Spankys" is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best freaking place in savannah I highly recommend this place for a good time. Cheryl Is the best bar tender in the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place! Great food, great bartender Cheryl. Great music and the best beer around!! This is a nice bar in the great area! Nice view and loved the staff all around.

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Escanaba
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ate here on a Wednesday nite. Place has 3 huge dining areas with bars located on either end. One bar was not manned and looked filthy with pans of utensils, half eaten take out containers, empty glasses and general junk on it- a great first impression as you enter from this side. The womans bathroom was atrocious and the mens... More 

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Katie M, Public Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Here at Spanky's Pizza Galley and Saloon we take pride in making sure all of our customers have the best experience possible. Please email us at kwilliams@liveoakrestaurants.com for the opportunity to discuss your visit with us further. ( In the subject line please include the name of the restaurant you... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

So many people walk into this place and ask about their seafood. While they do serve seafood, they are known for their Pizza, Spuds and Chicken Fingers! We sat at the bar and the bartender was awesome! We really enjoyed talking with her and getting tips on the town. We ordered a small 8" pizza which was very light. We... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you want advice on the choice of beers do no go here! All you will get is,"if you're not ready them I'm not ready" and be ignored from there. Was the beer any good? Don't know, we left and took our trade elsewhere. The place wasn't even busy! Worst service we've ever had in twelve trips to the USA?

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Katie M, Public Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Here at Spanky's Pizza Galley and Saloon we take pride in making sure all of our customers have the best experience possible and it does not seem that this was the case with your visit. Please email me at kwilliams@liveoakrestaurants.com for the opportunity to discuss your visit with us further.... More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This place was awful. The "hostess" (if you can call her that) didn't greet us. Just wiped a table down, put menus on it and stared at us. After an awkward minute I asked if that was for us. It was so strange. We sat near the door so I saw her do this again and again. She also ate... More 

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Katie M, Public Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Here at Spanky's Pizza Galley and Saloon we take pride in making sure all of our customers have the best experience possible. Please email us at reviews@liveoakrestaurants.com for the opportunity to discuss your visit with us further. ( In the subject line please include the name of the restaurant you... 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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