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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: 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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  • 128
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  • 162
    Very good
  • 91
    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
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food was wonderful

Great place for lunch, dinner or a good cold drink. Crew was wonderful and very attentive. The food temperature was great, and the food was very good! the drinks were cold.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
LTB10
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Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch, dinner or a good cold drink. Crew was wonderful and very attentive. The food temperature was great, and the food was very good! the drinks were cold.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have eaten here two times while in Savannah. It is on River Street on the south side of town. The chicken fingers are FABULOUS! Lightly breaded and substantial. If you have a group, get the 20 piece and share! Nice pub atmosphere and reasonably priced.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

As usual friendly vibrant delicous! Several locations in savannah all are awesome. Fried chicken fingers, fried vegtables and spuds are the best!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We weren't sure when we arrived if this was going to be an okay place to bring small children, but our options were limited in Savannah. Upon arrival, I thought it was a bar only and was somewhat confused, but turns out as we walked pass the bar there is plenty of regular restaurant seating. We ordered chips/queso and fried... More 

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Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was a good place to eat lunch. Their spuds are amazing! The service was not so good. If you are looking for a good and reasonably priced lunch go here. The service needs improvement.They give you a lot of food!

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Summerfield, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon located on the river front. The service was quick and the food was good. It has a lot of Savannah charm and is a great choice for quick and reasonably priced food.

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Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had a buffalo chicken filet sandwich and it was delicious! The prices are probably the most reasonable in that area and the service was pretty good. It has a good family atmosphere and all the service staff are incredibly friendly.

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Hampton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Get the original chicken fingers and the potato spuds. They are great! You won't be disappointed. We had to wait in line as they were busy. The food was a little slow coming out but it was to be expected. as we were there on a Saturday afternoon.

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Roswell, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Excellent chicken fingers! My husband and I both had the chicken finger basket, and they come with the large fries. Very good!

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went with large group ranging from kids to adults. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Had pizza and seafood chowder. Appetizers were good. We ate fried pickles and and spuds. Kids liked the chicken fingers. Waitress was very attentive.

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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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