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“Great food and atmosphere”

Crystal Beer Parlor
Ranked #15 of 897 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Savannah's second oldest restaurant and bar has been feeding hungry Savannahians and visitors for over 75 years! Your host, John Nichols is committed to providing you with a great meal, value for your dollar, efficient, friendly service and a good stiff drink! We serve the Crystal classics like the creamy Crab Stew, juicy Burgers and the hand cut Fries. You'll also want to try the new Grilled Greek Wings, the Gawgia Cracka Nachos, Avocado Hummus, Sauteed Veggie Wrap with Goat Cheese and the Peach Cobbler. We've got the best fried shrimp in town! We've also added delicious vegetarian items to the menu! Join us at The Crystal for lunch or dinner and experience this living part of Savannah's history! All major credit cards accepted. Handicapped accessible, handicapped parking.
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed all of our meals. The the atmosphere was great too, with a lot of historical pictures on the walls.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

As a restaurant rated pretty high on TA, we expected above average food and service. We aren't food snobs, but do enjoy good food. The food served to us was boring. Perhaps it was a bad night in the kitchen? I wouldn't return as there are too many other good restaurants in Savannah to go to.

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JohnAtCrystal, Owner at Crystal Beer Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

We've served good, quality American comfort food for over 80 years to people from Savannah and all around the world. With the world changing so fast every day, we think it's nice to have place you can go to enjoy a freshly made all-beef burger, some hand cut fries and a cold beer. Besides our classic fare, we offer fresh salmon burgers, mushrooms stuffed with gorgonzola, sun dried tomatoes, parmesan and fennel, grilled rack of lamb and the best fried shrimp around, among many other things.
Why does a restaurant have to be cutting edge or novel to rate highly? We prepare almost everything to order so that it's fresh and appealing. We do our best to provide friendly, efficient service because our staff is genuinely glad you're there. Our regular customers young and old come back again and again for our classic, familiar and comforting eats.
Sorry you didn't care for the place.

John Nichols
Owner, Crystal Beer Parlor

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

This wasn't far from our B&B, and we loved the authenticness of the decor and the fabulous food. Went there twice and loved it--the atmosphere is fun, and the waiters really good. I would always recommend this place.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went here mainly because we wanted to try the burgers and play some trivia. Sadly, not only was my burger cooked wrong, but so was my partners. We both clearly ordered Medium and one came out Rare while the other came out Well. It would have appeared to be the fault of the waitress and not the cook. Both of our burgers had been cut halfway (a practice done by cooks to check the temp. of the meat. We informed the manager and he insisted we have a desert on him and thanked him for informing him about the burgers. The trivia was fun. Nice host, could clearly hear everything over the speakers and thats nice. Some places you can never hear the questions. The peach cobbler was the best we've both ever tasted. Fry's were not all that good. If I was the GM I'd look into replacing those. The people who go to eat here are half locals and half tourist. I'd say go on a monday night and enjoy some burgers in the bar and play trivia. Its fun.

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Thank Chrismarino
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to try. The food was good. The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff was very friendly. Our server made great recommendations. Best part was the beer to go;)

Thank Natdes13
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