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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Skip "Lady and Sons", that is what we heard from the locals. Mrs. Wilkes is the real deal. You share a table with other people that you chat with in line waiting for the doors to open. Such a fun concept. The food is plentiful and delicious, the fried chicken was perfect,also the meatloaf. There were too many vegetables to... More 

Thank gloriappangman@gmail.com
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just a fun place to have lunch. It's simple food. Nothing fancy. Served family style on large oval tables that you will probably have to share with someone else depending on the size of your party. This is really fun because you get to meet people from literally all over the world. They only serve lunch weekdays. You... More 

Thank Gail S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told by friends & reading reviews that this place was a must so we went straight from the airport to here! We arrived at 10 and there was a line formed already. They open 11-2. We ended up not in the first seating, but in the second seating as the line moved. The wait was totally fine, nice weather... More 

Thank Ctyler706
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice experience certificate that I did not want to miss. Wonderful food in great atmosphere. Waited 20 minutes in line but it was well worth it!

Thank Dale W
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of six ladies, Sisters of the Pour, waited in line outside Mrs. Wilkes for about one hour, we arrived shortly before 11am and the line was already to the corner of the street. We did busy ourselves by taking turns browsing One Fish Two Fish. It took approximately one hour for our group to be seated inside Mrs.... More 

Thank Annette K
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was worth every minute of waiting in line! Opens at 11:00 a.m. - get there by 10:00 to get a spot in the first seating. We arrived at 10:30 and we were just far enough back in line to miss the first cut, so we were seated around 11:45. The meal is served family style and you will... More 

Thank Renee H
Rockport, Maine
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Mrs. Wilkes twice in the week we were visiting the area. Got right in the first visit, second time arrived 30 minutes early and had to wait for 20 more minutes before we got in. Food was great, conversation with others at the table went well. The wait staff push you through fast about 45... More 

Thank Ken L
Manteno, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

don't be afraid of the lines, it's worth waiting for. Fantastic food, friendly staff, the folks at our table were wonderful too.

Thank pmallaney
Savannah, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come hungry, because when you leave you won't want to eat for a week. Everything is delicious and homemade. Dine with strangers, leave as friends... Cool concept. Bring cash only!

Thank beachyonegirl
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Savannah, and both the clerk at the airport car-rental and then the aide at the Tourist Information Center suggested Mrs. Wilkes' restaurant as the best place to go for a) lunch and particularly b) unforgettable fried chicken. And, we heard twice that the restaurant is only open for lunch, between 11 am and 2 or 3... More 

Thank Josh J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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?