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All reviews brunch crab and shrimp cakes curries salad lamb seafood biscuits wine dinner craft cocktails tuesday night wine list cooked perfectly an appetizer food was amazing mir chef tybee
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

Had the opportunity to have dinner, as we had lunch here a few months ago. We love this hidden gem. Liili's is not a fancy decorated white tablecloth, but its a small, quiet place to have a delicious meal. Menu has seafood, pasta, steak, lamb,...etc. There was 5 of us and we each had a different entree and each was delicious. We shared 2 desserts and they were very good as well. Our server was friendly, attentive. Food came out of the kitchen correctly and cooked perfectly. Don't miss this place if you are in the area. Well worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

Decent but disappointing dining experience. I asked where the lamb was from; American, Australian, or New Zealand. The waitress didn’t know, the cooks didn’t know and no one could reach Ali to ask me him. Since I don’t care for the taste of New Zealand...lamb, I settled for an appetizer and salad. The restaurant is not grand or pretentious, it needs to do better on the food. The service was bistro casual more like a diner the whole experience leaves me with less desire to return. Our previous dinners were above average but this one was seriously lacking.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner thanks to our beautiful server Erin. She was gracious and such a lovely personality. The food was good just very expensive for the quality. However because of Erin I gave it the rating I did. Ask for her and you...will be pleased!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 26, 2021

We've been to Lili's twice recently, once for dinner and once for a wine dinner. Both times the food and drink were terrific all around. We've had more unusual items like squid salad and crab-and-shrimp cakes as well as tried-and-true entrees like their tender and...juicy 8-oz filet. Each item has been great in it's own way. Additionally, they have a broad, interesting wine list and offer craft cocktails. We are so lucky to have a place like this on the Islands! Finally, I must give them props for offering lunch specials (I haven't got one yet, but every on-line photo makes me hungry!)More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 25, 2021

We were greeted by a lovely Sarah on the patio, had reservation confirmed and were led to our table. An enthusiastic and experienced server - Erin - well explained some menu questions and we ordered. The food arrived on a timely basis and proved delicious....Special mention should note the Starter of rack of lamb, and once again the delight of Erin whose server personality is terrific.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 16, 2021

We took some family here for lunch and everything was very good. I loved the eclectic mix of menu options and specials, including drinks. There were four of us and everyone was happy with their food. Service was good. They had some outdoor dining that...was a tad chilly in the shade, but otherwise relaxing. I'm definitely looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2021

I hosted a baby shower here for my daughter. The staff was very accommodating. They had a nice selection for a variety of tastes. Everyone said that their food was amazing. Mine definitely was really good. I had the Chicken Curry which was some of...the best I have every had (and I love coconut curries!) They offered bottomless Mimosas for those that were drinking, and alternatives for those of us who were not. Next time I am in town, I will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

Ate at Lili's several months ago and brunch was the best around. Came today for my birthday and was so disappointed. With reservations at 12:30 it took 50 min. until the food arrived. Part of one order was incorrect and food lukewarm. The order of...eggs, way-overcooked bacon and a cold biscuit that was burnt black on the bottom was an utter disappointment. Should have sent it back but server never came back to the table except once to admit that one order was incorrect. Don't think I would attempt to have brunch there again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

The special ... Duck Confit was fantastic. Wine list was great. Amazing service. A MUST do if you are in SAV Tybee area! Chef Mir is so skilled. A hidden gem!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent! Thank you Jessica for the amazing service. You are a joy! We had the grouper bits- perfect! The roasted beat salad- delicious- the scallops with Gnocchi warmed our hearts! The Lemon hello cake was as light as a cloud. I haven’t...had a meal this great in a long time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Great food and presentation Ghost crabs, Seafood stew, and Tuna and scallops. Great service as always

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Our neighbors recommended this place. Little did we know it would be this hidden treasure tucked behind an dentist office! Gourmet flavors, tropical setting on the patio complete with rain. We had the watermelon salad with crispy oysters and salmon curry. We did not leave...a morsel on any plate! Fabulous! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2019

We were staying on Tybee Island for a week so we could get some beach time and also explore Savannah. Of course dining out was to be a great part of our week. We tried highly rated restaurants on both Tybee and in Savannah, but...it wasn't until we discovered Lili's that we were truly impressed. It hadn't popped up in any of my searches for Savannah or Tybee but then I looked at a map and searched for restaurants in Wilmington Island and found Lili's. We made dinner reservations for a Friday and were so impressed that we came back for brunch on Sunday. Both were exceptional experiences. The location is rather nondescript in a commercial shopping area between two banks with the entrance at the side of the building. The decor inside is also very plain with a few tables and a bar - kind of a neighborhood place - but don't let that fool you. The service and the food are exceptional. To start we shared the Crispy Wrapped Brie, which was served with accompaniments of salami, pickled okra, olives, jam, blue berries, nuts and honey - and we also shared the Potato Gnocchi with smoked salmon, spinach pesto, green peas, crispy bacon and saved Asiago cheese. (as I write these descriptions I can vividly see and remember the taste of each one - wonderful). For entrees, we had the Wild Salmon, Three Cheese Ravioli, and Tandoori Lamb Half Rack. Each dish was exceptional, creative, with marvelous flavors. The chef was born in Pakistan and trained in France. The flavor of various parts of Asia subtly influenced many of the dishes. If you want views of the water, Tybee is fine. If you want a standard upscale meal in an historic home, Savannah is fine. But if what you want is exceptional food, this is the place to try. It is just ten minutes from Tybee or 20 minutes from the historic district of Savannah. On our next visit I know we will try some different places in Savannah and on Tybee - but also know this is the one place we will visit most often, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Lili’s is not downtown but only about 20 min from there. Well worth the drive to Wilmington Island. We took an out of town guest there. First had a really nice house salad with a light lemon vinaigrette. Then, the scallops. They were large, perfectly...seared, ample portion. Served over what tasted like homemade pasta with spinach, tomatoes & a sauce that our guest threatened to drink! We all said they were the best we’ve ever had. Quiet enough for fun conversation. Servers were knowledgeable, attentive, & nice. Offered to bring more bread so there wouldn’t be a scene with him drinking sauce. 😀. Go there.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

It’s a southern meets the Mediterranean fusion restaurant. Some nice things, but the kitchen seems to move like blackstrap molasses. The Mediterranean menu also includes things lke hush puppies and sweet tea. But the cheeseburger should be avoided.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from lmw54 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I was not available to answer hope you went to eat anyway. GPS should get you there. But if not come to Savannah, follow signs to tybee. on 80 at the bp station just before you go over to tybee turn right on johnny... More
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Lili's Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5