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American, Seafood, Barbecue
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

We left savannah a week ago, but I promised myself I'd write the excellent review they deserve. We arrived late, almost closing, but without resentment the staff agreed to feed us and we were grateful. The food was fast and DELICIOUS! Bbq sandwich for the...kid. Seafood chowder was fresh and tasty and hearty. You could eat it with a fork. Generous portion of sweet potato fries cooked to perfection. Staff were nice and seemed grateful for our business. You should try it!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021

This place was kinda odd in that it said BBQ & Seafood on the sign. Since I hadn't decided what I wanted, we gave it a try. On the positive side, they did have outdoor dining option and good service. The menu options were okay,...but nothing really drew my attention. So I ordered a pulled pork sandwich platter. Unfortunately the pulled pork was very dry, either leftover from several days prior or just plain overcooked. It's hard to dry out a pork shoulder, but obviously it can be done. Most places I've been in Savannah seem to do this for some reason, and I have not found any explanation for why. There has got to be better BBQ somewhere??More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2021 via mobile

1st time trying. Shrimp PO Boy was served on a dry hard bun with nothing but tarter sauce and lettuce. No flavor and the shrimp were over cooked. Okra was also greasy and over fried. Green beans were squeaky and tasted like they were dumped...straight out of a can with no seasoning at all. Sweet potato fries had no flavor and also greasy. Seemed to be the theme. The waitress was super sweet and we tipped her well, but the food was simply not good. There are better options elsewhere. Wish we had waited.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 1, 2021

Its farm house decor with booths, tables & chairs. They have Covid 19 procedures, customers are middle aged locals from Georgia and Florida. Lots of smoked BBQ. they have a sandwich "Radzilla" ( 1 lb. bun & 3 lb BBQ ), No way, but I...enjoyed pulled pork BBQ.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 28, 2021 via mobile

Ordered two types of wings takeout. Website offers 1/2 dozen, a dozen and a dozen and a half. Got 1/2 dozen of buffalo and 1/2 of lemon pepper. What we got was 4 of one and 5 of the other. Very disappointed in the response...when we called about it. Jonathan said it "has been like that since he's worked there" also blamed it on Google. We used the online menu. Sad response from the employee. We're local and have ordered from them for more than ten years.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021

Was recommended to Papa's by a neighbor that worked there. Brought us some shrimp salad as a house warming welcome. I've never had such wonderful Shrimp salad. Hubby and I would drive 20 minutes to get there just to get a pound of salad for...dinner. I'm so sad, we moved and wish I had the recipe. Will forever miss this stuff.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

After great bbq at Wileys, we wanted to check this place out. What a terrible disappointment. SERVICE: We stopped by for takeout around 5:30pm and the staff made us feel like we were imposing on them. We hadn't checked their website FOOD: positive was that...size of the sides were much more generous than Wileys and their mac & cheese was really good. Red rice was dry like it had been sitting on a heating table since breakfast. Unfortunately, the "main event" - their pulled pork was dry and was worse than something that I make in our smoker. Smoke ring was nowhere to be found. PRICING: much less than Wileys but for the quality of the food & customer service, we would rather save up and pay for Wileys. Sort of like choosing to eat at MacDonald's twice a week or saving up to eat at a place known for their burgers once a month. Bottom line: avoid this and go across the streetMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

The food was just average. A bit disappointing. The service was terrible. Wouldn’t return to nor recommend this establishment.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

Went to here several years ago and the BBQ was excellent, was in Savannah today, craving BBQ and said Yum Papa’s let’s go. Wish I hadn’t. After the mandatory temperature check, we were seated and began the wait. It was after 2, so the restaurant...was not busy. The waitress went to all 3 of her tables several times, but we were not acknowledged. One of her tables that she visited twice was right next to ours After 15 minutes of sitting there I had to go ask the waitress if we were just the chosen ones to not be waited on. She was apologetic and said she didn’t know what happened. I do, you didn’t even look at us. Got our drinks and the waitress was quick to serve us our order. Onion Rings were the bomb. However; the BBQ was crap. Very dried out and inedible. I ate two bites. For a place that has BBQ in their name, you would think BBQ was Devine, but not this time. Big hunks of dried, burnt BBQ. All of it was a grey color. No fat, no juice and no taste. Almost afraid to give it to my dogs when I got it home. To add to the experience, I understand we are in the midst of a “pandemic “ but paks of salt and pepper and ketchup was too much. At this place you are paying well over normal prices for fast food experience. If I wanted paks of anything, there is a McDonalds in the parking lot for a great fast food place. I’ll never go back. Wasn’t an everyday customer, but now I know why. Now I won’t be a customer. Hated to spend my hard earned paycheck on that crap. What is wrong with you people? No service and definitely no BBQMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

Wow what a hidden treasure! We stay on Tybee Island and were looking for something different. Papa’s is a small place in a shopping plaza. Chelsey was our waitress and she was amazing. One person in our group has food restrictions and she was so...helpful. She went above & beyond to accommodate us!! If you are ever near please give this place a try!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020

Great experience and food at this restaurant just off Tybee Island. Greater variety of sides for fish or shrimp baskets, for the same or lesser price than restaurants on Tybee is what attracted us to Papa's. The menu overall had many good options. If we...had found it earlier in our stay, we could have come back a second time. We enjoyed getting away from tourist-type restaurants and being where people who live there eat. They politely asked about checking our temperatures and only seated guests every other table.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2020 via mobile

Pretty good overall. Service was good. I got the fried shrimp,with red rice and sweet potato fries. 12 good sized shrimp was served with tarter sauce and shrimp sauce. Hush puppies were a surprise addition. Middle of a pandemic so there were several policies in...place.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020

One of my fav places on the island; I drop in every chance I get.. service is always excellent, & today I was served by Elora. She was kind, articulate, & very attentive. Visit if you can !

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020 via mobile

Papa’s always delivers when it comes to fried shrimp. Arguably the best in town. Service is excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Excellent bar b q, the combination plates also include a seafood-bar b q option. Service was great ! Appetizers to dessert, gotta eat here. Always a good sign when at lunch time the tables are filled with locals as well as visitors. can take out...food as well. Yummy!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Papa's BBQ & Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4