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Bernie's Oyster House

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115 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1247
+1 912-236-1827
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
115 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while touring the River St. area in Savannah. We wanted a light late lunch, and I wanted oysters! This is a bar in an old cave-like space, slightly below sidewalk level. Dim lighting, a big central bar towards the back, two TV’s,...More

Thank thaward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped into Bernies for a crabcake and a crawfish meal. Both excellent and inexpensive. If we had spent more time in Savannah, we would certainly have returned.

Thank hunger4d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back there for dinner yesterday and it was great. Our server Doug went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great dinning experience. The oysters were delicious and the shrimp great.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fried oysters and shrimp. Along with some great mixed drinks. The oysters were cooked perfect. It is a small cozy space but not fancy at all, so don’t expect it to be. Prices are reasonable

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed November 9, 2017

while walking down River St, my wife and I decided we would stop into Bearnie's for something to eat and drink. We were not disappointed! The waitress was great and very helpful. My wife had the shrimp and I tried, for the first time, crawfish...More

Thank 249toddr
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Every time we are in town we always go to Bernie’s for their peel and eat shrimp. And this time they were as good as always. And love their Bloody Marys. We really enjoy the atmosphere and food

Thank Monroe1971
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Cutting to chase on price on Sat night visit because hole in wall ambience well described in other reviews. Dozen raw oysters are $17. 1/2 dozen are $10. They are good, fresh and average size. Split the fried seafood platter w choice of 2 of...More

Thank flies2vacay
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is old, it’s open late and it has TV. Come sit and have something to eat, sweetie something to drink and feel the energy of history. It’s open late!

Thank DebiJPeck
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

The fried oysters and boiled shrimp are great! The location couldn't be better. My family and I tried other restaurants on river street but this place had the best oysters and prices.

Thank Cierra F
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The best oysters, shrimp and crawfish that we had while visiting the area. We love seafood and always look for a great place to eat when we are visiting the coast. This did not disappoint. If you love great seafood but want a low key,...More

Thank Ryan L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1247
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
  • Phone Number: +1 912-236-1827
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