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“great for celebration” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alligator Soul

Alligator Soul
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Ranked #41 of 857 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $47
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broughton/State
Transit: There is bus transportation within and without the city limits and the guest would need to contact the City of Savannah for bus routes and schedules.
Description: Alligator Soul is the answer to the question, “Where is the best place to dine while in Savannah?” Located in Savannah’s Downtown District, on historic Telfair Square, Alligator Soul is an upscale, yet unpretentious, restaurant that is decidedly unique among fine dining in Savannah. Whether a longtime resident or first time visitor to Savannah, we offer you and your guests uncompromising quality in food, service and hospitality. Enjoy the distinctive Southern ambiance and regional cuisine with a French-Creole flair while dining below ground in the Colonial cellars. Alligator Soul is known for eclectic Southern dining with a seasonal menu that utilizes farm-fresh ingredients, local day boat fish and grass fed meat. Your full service experience begins with fresh cocktails and continues through the evening with in house made desserts. From all of us at Alligator Soul, we look forward to treating you as our honored guest from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
“great for celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I let the hostess know it was my daughter's birthday and everyone in the restaurant made her feel so special, from the hostess, to the wait staff, multiple people wished her a happy birthday and they gave her a little treat at the table. Excellent service and fun food.

Visited June 2013
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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Dined here on our 25th Anniversary while visiting Savannah. I'm sort of a foodie and get really disappointed on vacations when I have a bad meal. This place was recommended to us by a waiter at Vic's on the River (another great place) and Alligator Soul did not disappoint! A little pricey (these places always are) but food was great and the staff makes you feel appreciated. Our waiter made some great recommendations and the lively (but not loud) atmosphere is just what I like. We were seated immediately (which my wife prefers) but I would have opted for a drink or two with the regulars at the bar if we hadn't already had a few down the street. If you get to Savannah (without the kids) don't miss this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Angelo B
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Bonita Beach
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best shrimp & grits !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited the other night, ate at the bar with Melvin great service. Had his Etta James infused gin cucumber and blueberries cocktail. We tried many different dishes fresh stuffed oysters explode your taste buds . The shrimp and grits was the best I've ever tried. Every mouthful was a burst of flavor. We had peach Carmel cheesecake for dessert and it was delightful. Jason the manager was also very attentive and checked on us numerous times. The atmosphere was great and we really enjoyed it.

Visited June 2013
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Thank 5starbeachrentals
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tarpon springs,fl
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too Much Show”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was highly recommended to us and were looking forward to something besides the tourist cuisine. The decor was great, everyone was very polished, well prepared with the sales pitches and good service. Our server saw us going over the wine list and made a suggestion for what he said was an excellent bottle of pinot noir, as it should have been for $135 a bottle. No we did not have it and did not appreciate that they would even push that, we overheard the bartender telling another guest the same pitch. Ask what the guest likes as far as price then suggest something. The food was good and some items better then others but not worth the price. As restauranteurs we appreciate a good meal and do not mind paying, this was not one of those meals.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank fishfan30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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“Maybe it was an off night....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We had heard great things about this place and were excited to go. It certainly didn't live up to our expectations
The maitre d was somewhat hurried when we arrived and seemed agitated. Our waitress was pleasant but inexperienced and we watched as others received their orders before us despite having arrived after us!! The shrimp
And grits were excellent but my partners dish had to be sent back.
We left shortly after that. Perhaps it was just an off night as others appeared to be enjoying their evening...maybe worth a 2nd chance....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lesbohnes
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