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Tortugas Island Grille

2815 River Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-3205
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Ranked #45 of 756 restaurants in Savannah
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am to 9:30 pmSaturday 10:00 am to 9:30 pm (breakfast, lunch,and dinner)Sunday Brunch 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed on Monday
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87% Recommend
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Tortugas may be quiet and out of the way, but people need to know about it. The food here is very good. Some of my favorite dishes for brunch are the crab cake omelette, the french toast with the pecan "syrup" and the crab cakes Benedict. The sandwiches are wonderful as well with some very interesting and flavorful combinations. The... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

While visiting a friend in Thunderbolt, we had lunch at this local restaurant. The food was excellent the staff was very friendly, and they made us feel like "regulars.". We liked the casual atmosphere and we will definitely return to this restaurant the next time we are visiting.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Looking for a seafood cafe and found a great local place for crab cakes. You can tell the cafe owners are originally from Maryland. And know how to cook a good cake. Crab cakes in the Low Country tend to be over spiced and over breaded, for my taste. These were perfect, all crab meat and flaky. The fried green... More

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Orlando, FL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went here on a Friday night and it was surprisingly uncrowded. There were only about 5 tables of patrons. The location is nice, although the potential for a scenic water view is ruined by shrubbery across the street. For the appetizer, we had fried shrimp- it tasted fresh and seasoned right for us. Wasn't a big fan of the cocktail... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food at the Tortugas Island Grill is excellent, but the best meal is Sunday Brunch. They have excellent stone-ground grits, great fluffy biscuits, and fantastic fish (especially recommend the Sheepshead fish, when they have it). Wait staff are very pleasant. We will return for brunch often.

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little family owned restaurant should not be missed. The food is great with an island flair. The have wonderful Sunday brunches. Put it on you to do list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I never even thought of a dish like this before... but a Maryland Crab Cakes (which means it all meat, no filler) on a grilled tomato, a grilled portabella mushroom, a bed of fresh spinach, feta cheese, and warm vinagrette! How amazing can on bite really be?? Love this eclectic atmosphere on the marina's edge too! This place is a... More

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Savannah, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

They serve fresh fish, shrimp and crab as well as several vegetarian friendly offerings. We found a table out of the way and spent about 2 hours sitting and talking. Went with two friends, one who had a vegetarian panini and the other had a crab cake. I had the blackened snapper and we were all three pleased with our... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My family and I stopped here for lunch on our way to Bonsventure Cemetary. Admittedly, had I not researched prior to stopping we would not have as it looks like a hole in the wall from the outside. It was very clean and our waitress was amazing. The food was hot and delicious made with the most freshest ingredients. There... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I had a late lunch today. Ordered the special, blackened sea bass BLT with black beans and rice. It was excellent! To top it off, I had warm bread pudding. My server was friendly and kept me company which I appreciated as a solo diner.

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