[slideshow]Savannah, Georgia, home to one of Stop n Stor’s facilities , ranks as one of the top places to visit on many travel magazines and websites. In 2010, Travel & Leisure voted Savannah one of America’s Favorite Cities . Savannah is a top travel draw for many reasons including history, architecture, art and the down home southern cooking! In fact, Savannah was picked by Travel & Leisure this year as one of America’s Best Cities for Beer . This ranking couldn’t be timed any more perfect as Savannah is hosting a Craft Beer Fest over Labor Day weekend. The Moon River Brewing Company is one of the local participants in the fest (or feast!).
Savannah’s restaurant scene has it all ranging from home-style southern cooking to modern flare mixing in the best of local seafood, produce and traditions. Local celebrity chef, Paula Dean and her sons, Jamie and Bobby, own Lady and Sons , which opened in January 1996 after expanding on a local catering business. It has been a huge tourist attraction ever since. Another down home style restaurant not to miss is the Mrs. Wilke’s Dinning Room The restaurant has been serving up their family dining experience with fried chicken, multiple side dishes and desserts since 1943. Patrons line up early in the morning every day to get in to the first seating at 11am.
Many restaurants in Savannah are housed in historical buildings on River Street in downtown Savannah. One of these restaurants is The Chart House , which is housed in the oldest masonry building in Georgia. The Olde Pink House, built in 1771, offers local cooking and seafood as well as catering and banquet facilities. The building has served a private residence, bank, tearoom and even a headquarters for one of Sherman’s generals during the Civil War. If you are looking for the best in local seafood and Italian food, Garibaldi’s is the place for you! Garibaldi’s is set in a 19th century firehouse. 45 Bistro, in The Marshall House Hotel, is one of the city’s best places for fine dining. These are just a few of the many culinary delights found in Savannah, there are many more to be explored.
After visiting one of the many foo establishments in Savannah, you must save room for ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream. Established in 1919, Leopold’s has been making homemade ice cream & sauces for generations in Savannah. The original location closed in 1969 by the family, but reopened in downtown Savannah utilizing the fixtures from the original store. Leopold’s has been voted on the USA’s best ice-cream parlors in August 2010 by USA Today.
With so many choices of places to eat in Savannah, it is hard to know where to start! Tourist and locals alike know that they will have a great dining experience no matter where they go in Savannah. Go out and support your local eating establishments today! If you are considering a move to the Savannah, Georgia area and need self storage, give Stop n Stor a call.