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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

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Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Savannah and 1 other guide
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107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
912 232 5997
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our recent trip to Hilton Head we decided to take a day to drive over to Savannah to check out the historic city of Savannah. We wanted to make sure we got a good taste of Southern cuisine and found our way to the Wilkes House and Mrs. Wilked Dining Room. The lunch was an experience all unto itself.... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want excellent southern favorites, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, okra, green beans, etc, etc skip Paula Deans and go to Mrs Wilkes. Hidden in the residential neighborhood (it was a boarding house in its day). You will find it by the line outside. They only serve until 2 so get there early... You will be greeted by Mrs.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is absolutely worth the wait The fried chicken is the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. The vast array of vegetables was very delicious. If you leave hungry it is you own fault as there is ample food and as long as you are eating they will bring more

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Thank Donna T
UK
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! We ate here a week ago on our last day of holiday before returning home. What a fabulous way to end our vacation! You do have to queue but don't be put off. We nearly were but met some lovely people in line who made the time go very fast. You share tables as others have said and from... More 

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Thank Marmitegirl
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like the title says, I think its the best southern food in all of Savannah. Hopefully, you do not mind waiting in line, nor the humidity of the Savannah, but the food is worth the wait. The fried chicken is amazing.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We timed it just right and only waited a few minutes. Delicious foods and very nice people working there. Worth any wait time.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ohhhh boy. I just woke up from my food coma. Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room lives up to every good review we read and then some. We arrived to be amongst the first wave and we were seated promptly. The staff is amazing and they treat you like family and they're constantly making sure there is enough of everything to go... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on other reviews, we wanted to get there early so we didn't have to wait too long since we didn't eat breakfast that morning. We arrived later than we had planned (about 10:45), but didn't have to wait long at all! We were seated about 11:15, and the table already had so much food on it! The fried chicken... More 

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Thank Tiffany1223
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't go if you are not willing to wait in a long line outside. BUT the wait is worth it. Be prepared to sit at a table with strangers and the food is delivered family style. Everything from chicken and dumplings to mashed sweet potatoes. Yummmmmm. Only LUNCH is served. I suggest you go early (11:00) and go HUNGRY. There... More 

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Thank Barbara F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only problem, the time we waited outside to come in , but if you come early you will wait less time then we did ( 1hour), we shared our table with very pleasant people and appreciate all the meal prepared , maybe because we were late a little sensation of " eat fast , we have to close" but except... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 912 232 5997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?