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Crystal Beer Parlor

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner


Fried Green Tomatoes
A southern favorite, panko coated & fried golden, served with a horseradish cream sauce
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
Mussels Diablo
Plump and Sweet, Served in a Spicy Tomato Garlic Sauce with Crusty French Bread
Bleu Chips
Our crunchy, homemade potato chips topped with crumbled bleu cheese, bleu cheese dressing, bacon & purple onion, served warm
A Little More Than Half an Order $7.95
Gawgia Cracka Nachos
Barbecued smoked pulled pork piled high on crispy tortilla chips topped with cheddar cheese, diced onion, pickled jalapenos & chopped dill pickles
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
6 Piece $7.95
12 Piece $11.95
Crystal Jalapeno Hot Wings
Our unique recipe! Fried chicken wings tossed in our own jalapeno cilantro lime sauce served with bleu cheese or ranch dressing & celery sticks
6 Piece $7.95
12 Piece $11.95
Crystal Red Hot Wings
Our take on traditional buffalo wing sauce with a touch of citrus
6 Piece $7.95
12 Piece $11.95
Greek Wings
Grilled then fried chicken wings marinated in my mama's greek salad dressing, served with tsadziki sauce & sliced cucumbers
Small $5.5
Large $7.5
Mmm, Onion Rings!
Made from scratch & fried golden
We offer thousand island, bleu cheese, ranch, greek, white or dark balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard dressing and oil & vinegar
Large $10.95
Side Salad $5.95
My Mama's Greek Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives & croutons, tossed in a classic greek vinaigrette
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
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
Large $8.95
Side Salad $4.5
Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese & croutons
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
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
Crystal Salad
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, shredded carrots & croutons
Soup of the Day
Cup $5.5
Bowl $6.75
Crystal Crab Stew
A crystal classic! Thick & creamy!
Cup $4.75
Bowl $5.75
Homemade Crystal Chili
Cup $5.5
Bowl $6.75
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Chicken, okra, andouille sausage & white rice
Soup & Salad Combo
A bowl of one of our delicious soups served with a small caesar, greek or crystal salad and buttery cornbread
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
Chunks of White & Dark Meat Chicken, Celery, Onions, Dried Cranberries, Diced Walnuts & Mayonnaise Served on Toast with Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo
Salmon BLT
A Fresh Filet of Salmon, Grilled or Blackened with Hickory Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Remoulade, Served on Toast
Double Decker Club
Fresh roasted turkey breast, bacon, mayo, lettuce and tomato on toast
Vegetarian - No Chicken $10.25
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!
Pastrami or Turkey Reuben
Juicy pastrami or our fresh turkey breast, swiss cheese, sauerkraut & thousand island dressing, grilled on rye bread
Fried Flounder Reuben
Served on a Hoagie Roll with Lettuce & Tartar Sauce
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Grilled or fried chicken breast on a bun topped with smoked ham & swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & dijon mayonnaise
The Pimento Pig
Smoked Pulled Pork, Pimento Cheese, Tomato, and Chopped Pickles on Sourdough Bread, Buttered and Grilled
Fried Oyster, or Shrimp Sandwich
Served on a Hoagie Roll with Lettuce & Tartar Sauce
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.
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
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
Spicy Guac Burger*
Griddled Ground Chuck Topped with Spicy Sriracha Guacamole, Grilled Onions and Pepper Jack Cheese
Bison Burger*
Charbroiled ground american bison & beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo & pickle
Greek Lamb Burger*
Charbroiled ground lamb & beef with homemade tsadziki sauce, lettuce, tomato & onion
The Au Poivre Burger*
A Grilled Burger Studded with Cracked Pepper, Topped with a Green Peppercorn Brandy Cream Sauce & Grilled Onions
Brown Ale Burger*
100% Ground Chuck Seasoned with Savannah Brown Ale, Topped with Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion
Meatloaf Burger*
Served open-faced on a bun, heaped with our homemade smashed potatoes, grilled onions and savory beef gravy
Veggie Burger
Made fresh in-house, served with lettuce, tomato, onion & sweet red pepper remoulade
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
Fried Flounder Filets
Select Fried Gulf Oysters
Two Stuffed "Shells" $18.25
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
Any Two $19.95
Any Three $21.95
All Four $24.5
Seafood Combo Plates
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
Whole Rack $31.25
Half Rack $21.25
Grilled Rack of Lamb*
Marinated New Zealand Lamb Rack Served with Mint au Jus or Mint Jelly Served with a Small Salad and One Side Want Onion Rings Instead? Add 1.95
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Five Homemade Beef Meatballs in Marinara Sauce over Spaghetti Served with a Side Salad & Garlic Bread
Greek Pita Pizza
Baked Pita Topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, Greek Dressing, Spinach, Feta, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Purple Onion & Mozzarella Cheese
"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
Fresh Sauteed Veggies
Creamy Cole Slaw
Old Fashioned Ocilla Slaw
Chopped green cabbage with onion, green and sweet peppers marinated in a tangy vinaigrette
Smashed Idaho Potatoes
Sm $3.5
Lg $5.5
Sweet Potato Fries
Sm $2.95
Lg $4.95
Skin-On Fries
Savannah Red Rice
Tomato, celery, onion & green pepper
Creamy Potato Salad
Hand Cut Potato Chips
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
Gawgia Peach Cobbler
The best in the state! Served hot with vanilla ice cream
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
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
One Scoop $1.95
Two Scoops $3.5
Vanilla Ice Cream
Served with one side and a soft drink or iced tea milk or juice
Fried Chicken Fingers
With one side
Fried Shrimp
With one side
Grilled American Cheese Sandwich
With one side
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Li'l Dawgies
All beef hot dog sliders with one side
Little Crystal Burgers Two Mini Burgers, Served Plain
With one side
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!
$11 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Pub
Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this place on a Monday evening. Arrived around 6 and somewhat quiet. It certainly picked up as time went on. Opted for the local beers from the extensive beer (and whiskey!) menu. Great selection. Ended up enjoying a burger and fries. Great burger! Great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hellermr2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Crystal beer parlor with friends who were told about this place. Arrived at 2 pm Saturday afternoon and had a 40 minute wait. Beautiful afternoon with a couple beers in the parking lot as we waited for our table. Full page of beers...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crystal Beer Parlor has an excellent beer selection. The hostess was amazing and the service all around was great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank colleenv133
Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious food and vast beer list. Our waitress was very helpful with recommendations. Well worth the wait!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank O2984
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has been around for years, the people at Adventure Tours in Motion recommended it highly and they were quite right. The food, the service and the staff were spectacular! The homemade potato chips were really good, and the burgers were beyond belief. So...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bestrid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place had a vibe that was local and highly regarded. It was a place I would expect Anthony Bourdain to have visited and highly reviewed. My family and I enjoyed ourselves. Definitely do not miss the NOGS burger dove medium. It was a juicy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank G7199USrichardc
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I chose the Crystal Beer Parlor based on its reviews and its history. It was very crowded and we had to wait a bit for a table. This was New Year's weekend so we expected everywhere to be busy. The only problem...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I eat here at least once a month or more. We have only had to wait once but normally come after the lunch rush or for an early dinner. My husband loves their homemade potato chips as an appetizer so always orders...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ceilia7
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I visited the Crystal Beer Parlor when we were in Savannah moving him into SCAD. We walked in around 6pm and waited for solid hour, maybe even longer, but we knew it was going to be a wait on a Saturday night...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thereelbean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible food and beers! As soon as you enter the place, you know it's a locals place. Had the Pastrami/Rueben Sandwich with onion rings and a Stout Beer. Amazing! Great Atmosphere as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gabillo
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December 11, 2018|
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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.
September 23, 2018|
Response from Stucolco | Reviewed this property |
There was at least one TV to the left of the bar that I recall but there may have been more. I didn’t pay attention to them, just to the beer and food.
September 22, 2018|
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Response from Nocomment_ap | Reviewed this property |
It's a little late now (sorry I never check this account unless I'm planning to travel) but for future games it's best to stick to the riverside bars. This place is more of a sit down place. Downtown by the river may be... More
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