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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Menu

STARTERS
Fried Green Tomatoes
A southern favorite, panko coated & fried golden, served with a horseradish cream sauce
USD 9.75
Aegean Sampler
Homemade avocado hummus, tsadziki sauce & 4 dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with rice), served with pita wedges, english cucumbers, kalamata olives and feta cheese
USD 10.95
Bleu Chips
Our crunchy, homemade potato chips topped with crumbled bleu cheese, bleu cheese dressing, bacon & purple onion, served warm
USD 10.5
Gawgia Cracka Nachos
Barbecued smoked pulled pork piled high on crispy tortilla chips topped with cheddar cheese, diced onion, pickled jalapenos & chopped dill pickles
USD 8.5
Fried Stuffed 'Shrooms
Four big white mushroom caps stuffed with gorgonzola, parmesan, fennel, garlic, sun dried tomatoes & basil, panko coated, served with sweet red pepper remoulade sauce
USD 9.95
Crystal Red Hot Wings
Our take on traditional buffalo wing sauce with a touch of citrus
6 Piece USD 7.95
12 Piece USD 11.95
Greek Wings
Grilled then fried chicken wings marinated in my mama's greek salad dressing, served with tsadziki sauce & sliced cucumbers
6 Piece USD 7.95
12 Piece USD 11.95
Mmm, Onion Rings!
Made from scratch & fried golden
Small USD 5.75
Large USD 7.5
Creamy Blue Crab Dip
Thick, creamy & loaded with crab! Served hot with our homemade potato chips
USD 9.95
Chicken Fingers
Six Fresh Breast Tenderloins, Fried, Grilled or Blackened with Honey Mustard.
USD 9.25
As Your Entrée with One Side USD 10.25
SALADS
We offer thousand island, bleu cheese, ranch, greek, white or dark balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard dressing and oil & vinegar
My Mama's Greek Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives & croutons, tossed in a classic greek vinaigrette
Large USD 11.25
Side Salad USD 6.5
Add Grilled Chicken USD 2.95
Add Grilled Shrimp USD 5
Add Greek Taco Meat & Tsadziki USD 4
The Other Salad
Toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, pickled ginger, dried cranberries & fresh mint. Served on a bed of mixed greens, tossed in a white balsamic citrus vinaigrette
USD 11.25
Add Grilled Chicken USD 2.95
Add Grilled Shrimp USD 5
Baby Spinach Salad
Tender baby spinach, toasted walnuts, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, crumbled bleu cheese, purple onion & dried cranberries. Served with a honey white balsamic vinaigrette
USD 11.25
Add Grilled Chicken USD 2.95
Add Grilled Shrimp USD 5
Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese & croutons
Large USD 9.75
Side Salad USD 5.25
Add Grilled Chicken USD 2.95
Add Grilled Shrimp USD 5
Fresh Grilled or Blackened Salmon USD 7.95
Classic Chef's Salad
Mixed greens, fresh roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, mozzarella & cheddar cheeses, grape tomatoes, cucumber, bacon, purple onion, shredded carrots & boiled egg, served with your choice of dressing
USD 11.95
Southern Fried Chicken Salad
Southern fried chicken breast tenderloins on a bed of mixed greens, shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with honey roasted peanuts and honey mustard dressing
USD 11.95
Crystal Salad
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, shredded carrots & croutons
USD 4.95
SOUPS
Soup of the Day
Cup USD 4.75
Bowl USD 5.75
Crystal Crab Stew
A crystal classic! Thick & creamy!
Cup USD 5.95
Bowl USD 6.95
Homemade Crystal Chili
Cup USD 4.95
Bowl USD 5.95
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Chicken, okra, andouille sausage & white rice
Cup USD 5.95
Bowl USD 6.95
Soup & Salad Combo
A bowl of one of our delicious soups served with a small caesar, greek or crystal salad and buttery cornbread
USD 10.5
SANDWICHES
Served with one side. Want onion rings instead? Add $1.95
Crystal Shrimp Salad
A crystal tradition! Plump, sweet shrimp, made the old fashioned way, served on toast with lettuce & tomato
USD 11.5
CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD
Chunks of White & Dark Meat Chicken, Celery, Onions, Dried Cranberries, Diced Walnuts & Mayonnaise Served on Toast with Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
USD 10.25
Salmon BLT
A Fresh Filet of Salmon, Grilled or Blackened with Hickory Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Remoulade, Served on Toast
USD 14.95
THE CLASSIC BLT USD 9.75
Add Swiss, American or Cheddar USD 1
Double Decker Club
Fresh roasted turkey breast, bacon, mayo, lettuce and tomato on toast
USD 11.25
Add Swiss, American or Cheddar Cheese USD 1
Blackened Chicken Veggie Wrap
Fresh sauteed vegetables, blackened chicken, fresh spinach & creamy sage goat cheese, served with balsamic vinaigrette in a soft spinach tortilla go vegetarian - no chicken!
USD 11.95
Vegetarian - No Chicken USD 10.25
Pastrami or Turkey Reuben
Juicy pastrami or our fresh turkey breast, swiss cheese, sauerkraut & thousand island dressing, grilled on rye bread
USD 11.75
Fried Flounder Reuben
Served on a Hoagie Roll with Lettuce & Tartar Sauce
USD 12.75
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Grilled or fried chicken breast on a bun topped with smoked ham & swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & dijon mayonnaise
USD 11.95
The Pimento Pig
Smoked Pulled Pork, Pimento Cheese, Tomato, and Chopped Pickles on Sourdough Bread, Buttered and Grilled
USD 13.95
Fried Oyster, or Shrimp Sandwich
Served on a Hoagie Roll with Lettuce & Tartar Sauce
USD 13.5
BURGERS
Served with one side. Want onion rings instead? Add $1.95 Mmm Grilled onions! Add $0.75. Grilled Mushrooms add $1. Add swiss, american, cheddar, feta, provolone, pepper jack, pimento cheese or bleu cheese to any sandwich or burger for $1
The Classic Crystal Burger*
Half a pound of griddled ground chuck with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo & pickle.
USD 10.25
Add Swiss, American, Bleu or Cheddar USD 1
Add Hickory Smoked Bacon USD 1
N.O.G.S. Burger* (North of Gaston Street)
Griddled Ground Chuck, Topped with Bacon, Sliced Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Rosemary, Brie Cheese and Fresh Spinach Served on a Bun with Mayo
USD 12.95
Big Bleu Burger*
Griddled Ground Chuck Topped with Bleu Cheese, Bacon & Mushrooms Sautéed in Port Wine and Garlic, Served on a Bun with Horseradish Cream, Frilly Greens, Tomato & Mayo
USD 12.95
Spicy Guac Burger*
Griddled Ground Chuck Topped with Spicy Sriracha Guacamole, Grilled Onions and Pepper Jack Cheese
USD 12.95
Bison Burger*
Charbroiled ground american bison & beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo & pickle
USD 12.95
Greek Lamb Burger*
Charbroiled ground lamb & beef with homemade tsadziki sauce, lettuce, tomato & onion
USD 12.95
Add Feta Cheese USD 1
The Au Poivre Burger*
A Grilled Burger Studded with Cracked Pepper, Topped with a Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce & Grilled Onions
USD 12.95
Brown Ale Burger*
100% Ground Chuck Seasoned with Savannah Brown Ale, Topped with Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion
USD 12.95
Meatloaf Burger*
Served open-faced on a bun, heaped with our homemade smashed potatoes, grilled onions and savory beef gravy
USD 11.95
Veggie Burger
Made fresh in-house, served with lettuce, tomato, onion & sweet red pepper remoulade
USD 11.25
FRESH OFF THE DOCK
Our seafood is lightly seasoned and made to order. Served with your choice of two sides. Want onion rings instead? Add $1.95
Sweet Domestic Shrimp
None better! Fried, grilled, blackened or sauteed
USD 19.25
Fried Flounder Filets
USD 17.5
Select Fried Gulf Oysters
USD 19.25
Baked Southern Deviled Crab
These Ain't Maryland Style! Blue Crab Claw Meat, Chopped Onions and Peppers with Just Enough Stuff to Hold 'em Together, Served with a Sweet Red Pepper Remoulade Sauce We Use Only Fresh Crabmeat – Expect to Find Shells
Two Stuffed "Shells" USD 18.95
Seafood Combo Plates
Any Two USD 19.95
Any Three USD 21.95
All Four USD 24.5
ETC...
Crystal Hamburger Steak*
On the Menu Since 1933! Ten Ounces Of Seasoned Ground Chuck Topped with Grilled Onions Served with a Small Salad and One Side Want Onion Rings Instead? Add 1.95
USD 11.25
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Five Homemade Beef Meatballs in Marinara Sauce over Spaghetti Served with a Side Salad & Garlic Bread
USD 11.95
Greek Pita Pizza
Baked Pita Topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, Greek Dressing, Spinach, Feta, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Purple Onion & Mozzarella Cheese
USD 10.25
Want Shrimp Instead? USD 5
"The Greek Taco"
Seasoned Ground Lamb and Beef, Made In-House, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion, Topped with Tsadziki Sauce, Served Open Faced on a Grilled Pita, Served with One Side
USD 11.25
SIDES
Fresh Sauteed Veggies
USD 3.5
Creamy Cole Slaw
USD 2.25
Old Fashioned Ocilla Slaw
Chopped green cabbage with onion, green and sweet peppers marinated in a tangy vinaigrette
USD 2.25
Smashed Idaho Potatoes
USD 2.75
Sweet Potato Fries
Sm USD 3.5
Lg USD 5.5
Skin-On Fries
Sm USD 2.95
Lg USD 4.95
Savannah Red Rice
Tomato, celery, onion & green pepper
USD 2.25
Creamy Potato Salad
USD 2.25
Hand Cut Potato Chips
USD 2.25
DESSERTS
All prepared from scratch
Savannah Mudd Pie
Homemade oreo cookie crust loaded with coffee ice cream, caramel sauce & crumbled oreo cookies topped with fresh whipped cream, chocolate & caramel sauces
USD 8.5
Gawgia Peach Cobbler
The best in the state! Served hot with vanilla ice cream
USD 7.95
Fried Pound Cake
My Friend, Tia's Famous Recipe, Battered and Deep Fried. Served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Your Choice of Strawberry, Chocolate, or Caramel Sauce
USD 8.95
Abita Springs Root Beer Float
We bring the vanilla ice cream to you in a frosted mug with a bottle of abita springs old fashioned root beer on the side
USD 6.75
Vanilla Ice Cream
One Scoop USD 2.25
Two Scoops USD 3.95
FOR THE KIDS
Served with one side and a soft drink or iced tea milk or juice
Fried Chicken Fingers
With one side
USD 7.25
Fried Shrimp
With one side
USD 8.25
Grilled American Cheese Sandwich
With one side
USD 5.95
Add Sliced Tomato USD 1
Spaghetti and Meatballs
USD 6.95
Li'l Dawgies
All beef hot dog sliders with one side
USD 5.95
Little Crystal Burgers Two Mini Burgers, Served Plain
With one side
USD 6.5
Add Cheese USD 1
About
Savannah's 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 handmade onion rings. 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!
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the very best meals we had in Savannah! Loved the casualness of the place. Service was excellent and everyone's food was great! We wished we had had time to go back!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 27, 2020

If you are in Savannah for any length of time, please try this quaint neighborhood restaurant. It has ambiance, style, a great bar, and wonderful food. We were only passing through Savannah this time but we made a point of going here again. It's a...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2020

We stopped here for lunch while staying in Savannah and loved it! We split the Flounder Reuben and the Pimento Pig sandwich. Both of these sandwiches were top notch. We will definitely be eating here on our next trip to Savannah.

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Reviewed March 22, 2020

I went here for dinner with my boyfriend while on vacation in Savannah and wow were we impressed. We went on a Sunday night and the wait was about 30 min. We grabbed a beer from the bar to drink outside while we waited. Most...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2020

Went on a busy night and had approx 30 min wait but when we got in there, service was very good and fast. Portions are very generous and very good. Great selection of craft beer and interesting dishes as well as more traditional fare with...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

The bartender, Alex at The TRYP Hotel recommended this place for dinner & drinks. It was only a couple of blocks from our hotel. We visited on Sun 2/09/20 around 6:30pm. Very busy place for locals & tourists. We put in our name for seats...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 19, 2020

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. My daughter and I shared a giant pretzel for an appetizer. It had a gouda cheese dipping sauce which was so good! My salad was fresh and delicious and my daughter enjoyed a Greek taco....More

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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Really enjoyed the food at the pub at the prices were very reasonable. Would definitely go back in the future.

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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Stopped for lunch around 200PM on a Saturday. Only had to wait a few minutes for a table. Had the Crystal Burger and a cup of Crab Stew. Both were excellent. Service was very fast; our waitress was very friendly. Prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

We have stopped at Crystal Beer Parlor a couple of times traveling through the area. The food has been good and the service very good considering how busy the restaurant was. The decor could be updated but it is food and service that are important!

Date of visit: February 2020
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SteveP47
February 3, 2020|
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It is not on the actual route. However it is close & ALL of downtown Savannah will be jam-packed on St Patrick’s Day.
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Response from JohnAtCrystal | Property representative |
Do drink alcohol, yes. To eat anywhere in the dining room (not at the bar) all ages are welcome! Hope to see you soon!
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Response from pdxballard | Reviewed this property |
A fairy big restaurant but during the busy times you will see people waiting to get a table. call ahead if you can.
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