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“A Diamond in the Rough”

Tortugas Island Grille
Ranked #164 of 874 Restaurants in Savannah
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am to 9:30 pmSaturday 10:00 am to 9:30 pm (breakfast, lunch,and dinner)Sunday Brunch 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed on Monday
Savannah, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Diamond in the Rough”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

While there is very little ambience at Tortugas' , the food is always exceptional---and after all that is what to expect in a restaurant. This is a small business restaurant which serves a varing menu , gives service with a smile and provides a very relaxing atmosphere. One reason , we go there often, is that it is one of the very few moderately priced restaurants in Savannah, that you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting above fellow customers . You have to try the homemade potato chips and don't be scared by the small parking area in front--there is plenty of room in the rear of the building. Enjoy!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Gray, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We chose to eat there based on tripadvisor's reviews and we were very disappointed. First the atmosphere was depressing and the first three things we asked for they were out of. The menu was very limited on seafood choices and the prices were too high for what you got. The shrimp grilled sandwich was the best thing we ordered. It had good favor and the bread was grilled perfectly. I chose the black beans and rice as a side but they were cold and did not have a good favor. The grilled club sandwich my husband had was not very good. At the end of the meal we were offered free bread pudding since they did not have the items we requested, which was nice. But I wonder why we were not offered a choice of dessert rather then that one option. Did they just had too much left over? On the upside our server was very nice.

  • Visited August 2012
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4 Thank cntlyle
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Tybee Island, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Better than expected!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here tonight - a first visit to the Tortuga Grille. Not a physically appealing space and very noisy with a party going on in an adjoining room, it nevertheless provided us with a great meal! Had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer - yummy. Our two entrees were a grouper special and a black 'n blue ribeye. Both were tasty and of high quality. We will definitely return! The total bill (with 2 beers and a glass of house wine) was $77 w/o tip.

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1 Thank KFR2
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A secret that needs to get out”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Took my wife and I on a weekend for a late lunch. No one else was at the restaurant so it was very quiet. The server was nice but not very outgoing so it was hard to know what other specials were available until I asked. Ordered the friend green tomatoes and they were average but the sandwiches we ordered were outstanding. I will definitely go back for lunch.

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1 Thank GeorgiaTireMan
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Well kept secret”
Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

Good eats. Wife and I had the lunch specials. Very very good.

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Thank sailewis
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