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“Great variety and quality of food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Beer Parlor

Crystal Beer Parlor
301 W. Jones St., W. Jones at Jefferson Streets, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
+1 912-349-1000
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Ranked #14 of 772 Restaurants in Savannah
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Savannah's second oldest restaurant and bar has been feeding hungry Savannahians and visitors for over 75 years! Your host, John Nichols is committed to providing you with a great meal, value for your dollar, efficient, friendly service and a good stiff drink! We serve the Crystal classics like the creamy Crab Stew, juicy Burgers and the hand cut Fries. You'll also want to try the new Grilled Greek Wings, the Gawgia Cracka Nachos, Avocado Hummus, Sauteed Veggie Wrap with Goat Cheese and the Peach Cobbler. We've got the best fried shrimp in town! We've also added delicious vegetarian items to the menu! Join us at The Crystal for lunch or dinner and experience this living part of Savannah's history! All major credit cards accepted. Handicapped accessible, handicapped parking.
Pardeeville
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“Great variety and quality of food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We loved this restaurant so much, we came back 3 nights in a row. It had wonderful selections for appetizers and main meals so we could try something different every night. They had a variety of great seafood options, as well as the standard pub options. We really enjoyed two appetizers, the Georgia cracka nachos which had a huge amount of pulled pork and the teriyaki duck wings.
The beer was great too!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Let me start this off by saying that we did not eat here, so my average rating has nothing to do with the food. We decided to give this place a try after it was recommended to us by several other people as a great place to get good beer. We sat at the bar (since we weren't eating), and while we were very impressed with the beer selection, the service left a lot to be desired. The bartender walked by us several times without even making eye contact...I do understand that bartenders are busy, but a kind smile and a "I'll be with you in a second" can go a long way. When he finally acknowledged us, my friend asked a couple questions about wine, to which she got very terse, unfriendly answers. He made us feel very unwelcome, and so we had one drink and left. I think if we are ever in Savannah again, we will give it another try so we can try out the food, but we definitely won't be sitting at the bar!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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JohnAtCrystal, Owner at Crystal Beer Parlor, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
How very right you are - such treatment is simply uncalled for. As an ex-server, I know and have stressed to my staff that if you're busy, acknowledge new guests and tell them "you'll be with them as soon as you can". I've sent you a personal message hoping you'll contact me regarding your experience so that I might have the opportunity to fix it. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Of course, you're welcome and of course, I'd love to have you back! I look forward to hearing from you.

John Nichols
Owner, Crystal Beer Parlor
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Wells
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“You can't miss this place when in Savannah!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Let me cut to the chase, don't miss this place! The building was right out of the 30's neighbor bar scene, friendly helpful staff, clean and lots of beer to choose from. We sampled the crystal hot wings and fried green tomatoes, both outstanding. The rest of the menu was tempting and we will go deeper on our next visit but we had obligations. We chatted with the hostess in the entrance, she was sincerely happy we had stopped in and treated us like friends who had known her and been patrons for years, not a family just in town from up-north for a one night stopover. This place is what a neighborhood bar should be and although the waterfront is a real thrill, being off the beaten path and being made to feel right at home, makes tis a place we will frequent whenever we are in town. Again: Go here!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
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“Love the history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This restaurant/bar has great history on its walls. Excellent beer selection including your Dad's favorites selection of old time local beers. Food is very good. Crab cake sandwich was al crab. pulled pork nachos at half size was enough to share. Save room for desserts- peach cobbler is fantastic as is the banana dessert. and mud pie. They should take reservations.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Georgia
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“Great place for all food times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Just came by for sandwiches at lunch. Great burgers and sides. Nice diverse selection of draft beers, too. Highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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