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“good comfort food”

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
Ranked #7 of 876 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good comfort food”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

waited in line more than 40 minutes before it opened. i was not first in line. When you go in , you are seated with other people on a table, food is already on the table and you pass around the food. It was like a thanksgiving dinner, the food was great and a lot of choices to choose from. will go back again when i return to savannah, and maybe twice. its very good

  • Visited August 2013
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Sit Down buffet”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I can't list all the dishes of southern cooking that is waiting at your table. Be prepared to wait one hour in line outside. Can't be in a hurry. 10 people are seated at a table together and it is awesome to meet others this way. Everyone just starts passing bowls of food. Take a dab of everything and you still can't fit it all on your plate. If you want more of anything....they bring another bowl to your table. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“As close to a family meal as you can get away from home”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

What can I say about this place, other than it was spectacular.. We were in Savannah from Philly on vacation. Mrs. Wilkes was just the dose of down home southern cooking we needed. There is something seriously wrong with you if you leave hungry.. You sit family style with people that are near you in line and you might very soon find yourself chatting and laughing away. They only have hours M-F 11-2 and you will find yourself waiting in line, but I promise you it is worth it.. One of the best dining experiences of my life.. Even my picky teenage daughters want to go back..

  • Visited August 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Unbelieveble Lunch!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This restaurant is very well known, and is only open on weekdays from11:00-2:00. And, plan on at least an hour wait in line outside the restaurant. No reservations. But, well worth the wail. You sit at tables for 10 people and immediately make friends. When you get to your table, there is a large plate of fried chicken. And, there were 25 bowls of side dishes, from potatoes to rice to collard greens to....... And, if a bowl got low in contents, there wonderful women there immediately were there to re-fill. The price was $18 and well worth it. When done, you got up and took your dishes to the kitchen. DEFINITELY A MUST IF YOU ARE IN SAVANNAH!!!

Visited August 2013
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Honolulu
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82 reviews
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“How can you go wrong?”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes, you have to wait in line. Yes, you will be seated with strangers. What's the big deal? The food is truly amazing and it is plentiful. Honestly, what more can be said than the other reviews haven't already stated? Nothing negative to say, so why belabor the obvious--except to say that you do need to go there.

  • Visited August 2013
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