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Treylor Park
115 E Bay St
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 495-5557
Treylor Park

October 8, 2017

Treylor Park is a funky, eclectic place located on Bay Street in Old Town Savannah. From the mish mash of the surroundings to the craziness of the food and drinks Treylor Park offers up a unique dining experience in Old Town Savannah.

We popped in for a quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon before heading to the airport. Not a bright idea to be honest. Treylor Park does not take reservations and the wait can be long at this popular restaurant. We almost left twice: once before being seated and once again waiting for our food to arrive. Fortunately we didn’t leave, making time to finish lunch before heading to the airport.

I had the Chicken & Pancake Tacos ($14.00). This funky taco combination doesn’t know whether it is a breakfast or lunch item. The taco shells are made of peppered pancakes that are folded into the shape of a taco shell and then stuffed with fried chicken strips which are topped with a Chili Aioli and Strawberry Salsa. Confused yet? It had good flavor but was messy as it gets. This dish is recommended.

I also ordered one of their unique cocktails, a Shot in the Dark ($10.00) consisting of white rum, lime juice, ginger beer and dark rum. It was tasty and went well with the food but one was enough. Water thereafter.

As previously noted Treylor Park does not accept reservations so be prepared for a wait in the non-existant waiting area or impossible to find an open seat tiny bar. Major credit cards are accepted. Attire is casual; nice shorts and a polo shirt get you in the door. Parking is in any surface lot or garage you can find in Old Town Savannah followed by a short walk to the restaurant.

Conclusion: Treylor Park is a funky and fun lunch for a moderate price in Old Town Savannah. Just don’t be in a hurry.

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The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 232-4286
The Olde Pink House

The Olde Pink House Praline Basket

The Olde Pink House Praline Basket

October 7, 2017

The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants, particularly for a special evening out. Located in Old Town Savannah next to the Planters Inn across from Reynolds Square The Old Pink House serves up Low Country Cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting.

We arrived right on time for our 7 PM reservation and were quickly escorted past the throngs at the front door waiting for any available table on a busy, Saturday evening. We were taken up the elevator in the rear of the restaurant (ask if you have trouble navigating old stairs) to the upper level dining room where we were seated at a table for two in the center of the restaurant. Cocktail orders were quickly taken as well as water served. Bread came a bit later after ordering creating a short where’s the bread moment.

The focus at The Olde Pink House is on Low Country Cuisine and New Southern Cooking. Pink House Platters are available for larger groups looking to share several selections of southern staples such as fried green tomatoes, shrimp, fritters, grits, etc… Appetizer selections are plentiful from Fried Green Tomatoes to Sliders, Oysters and beyond. Several soup & salad offerings are also available and a plethora of entrees including typically one daily special.

We started our evening with the Fried Green Tomatoes ($9.50). This perfect for two to share starter consisted of two fresh, green tomatoes lightly battered in stone ground cornmeal and fried to perfect tenderness and crispiness. Topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon over a Sweet Corn Cream this tasty appetizer just hits the spot getting the appetite satiated in preparation for the entrees to come.  This appetizer is recommended.

The Olde Pink House Crisp Lobster Tails

The Olde Pink House Crisp Lobster Tails

My entree for the evening was the Crispy Fried Lobster Tails ($36.50). This entree consists of not one but two fried lobster tails offering up a filling, substantial meal for the hungriest of diners. Served with a perfect accompaniment of Sweet Chili Dijon sauce for dipping this delicious entree comes with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Butter Beans on the side. The Mashed Potatoes were good but the Speckled Butter Beans were simply outstanding. Probably the best I’ve ever eaten. This entree is recommended to highly recommended.

My dining companion had the Crispy Scored Flounder ($32.95) which she absolutely loved. Never a fan of bone in, whole fish her opinion flipped a full 180 with this eye opening dish. The Flounder is scored in a cross pattern on both sides and panned fried skin on to a perfect crispiness. Served on top of an Apricot Shallot Sauce this mouth watering entree comes with Geechie Boy Grits and Collard Greens on the side. Both were good to very good. This entree is highly recommended.

The Olde Pink House Mousse Bombe

The Olde Pink House Mousse Bombe

For dessert we shared the Peanut Butter & Praline Mousse Bombe ($10.95) and the Praline Basket ($8.00). The Mousse Bombe consists of peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache and praline crisps. Thick, unctuous and sweet this rich dessert is recommended. The Praline Basket consists of almonds and pecans, vanilla bean ice cream, mango-citrus puree all topped with fresh, seasonal fruit. Full of flavorful, crispy nuts contrasted with the light, fresh fruit and palate cleansing ice cream this balanced dessert cuts through it’s richness offering up a tasty, satisfying finish to a perfect meal.  This dessert is recommended.

The Old Pink House has a nice, serviceable wine list. Prices seem to be in the area of two times retail, some cases a bit more.  Stemware is acceptable. We opted for a Franciacorte that paired easily with each of our seafood selections.

The Olde Pink House was easily the best meal we had while in Savannah. Although it is a bit on the pricey side it is still highly recommended.

Reservation are accepted and highly recommended. Major credit cards are accepted. Attire is business casual; slacks and a nice button down dress shirt are recommended. Some gentlemen wear a sport coat. A few stand out in shorts and golf shirts. Parking is any Old Town garage and walking a few blocks to the restaurant.

Conclusion: The Olde Pink House is highly recommended for a special evening out on the town in Old Town Savannah.

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Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp
1115 US-80
Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone: (912) 786-4227
Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp

October 7, 2017

Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp is a funky little place located on the outskirts of Tybee Island. All outdoor seating next to a stationary food truck Gerald’s serves up a almost odd combination of Southern BBQ and fresh Atlantic seafood. Wash that all down with an ice cold brew and you have the makings for a relaxing, al fresco lunch just outside of the ordinary.

Be forwarned right up front that service is a bit helter skelter at Gerald’s. When we arrived and every person after us arrived all had a look of being lost upon arrival. Should I just sit down? Is that one lady running around like a chicken with her head cut off the waitress, hostess or both? Once you get over the initial lost feeling eventually that lady gets you seated and takes good care of you from that point forward. Don’t be intimidated. Stay for the food & atmosphere. It is worth it.

I ordered the special of the day, BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends ($9.75). You can order them as a plate or a sandwich. I chose the sandwich wanting a vessel for soaking up the yummy but bad for you fat and hot sauce. The burnt ends were good to really good, reminiscent of what you’d receive at any Kansas City BBQ restaurant worth it’s weight in rub. This dish is recommended.

As already mentioned service is a little helter skelter at times but they do get the job done and kitchen service is fast for a quick bite to eat. Major credit cards are accepted. Casual attire is the dress of the day here; feel free to pop in straight from the beach presuming you bothered to rinse off first. Parking is available in dirt lots, nooks and crannies surrounding the patio and food truck.

Conclusion: Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp is a fun, funky stop for an inexpensive bite of lunch.

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Pie Society City Market
19 Jefferson St
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 238-1144
Pie Society City Market

Pie Society Pastie

Pie Society Pastie

October 7, 2017

Pie Society City Market is a neat little bakery focused on British Pies. Located in a tiny footprint on Jefferson St in Old Town Savannah the focus here is on Savory Pies, pasties, sausage rolls, quiche and other filling selections for breakfast and lunch. Desserts are also available for those with a sweet tooth to satisfy.

We popped in for a quick and inexpensive breakfast before heading off to near by Tybee Island for day at the beach. I had the Pastie filled with Sausage, Egg & Cheese ($7.00). This Hand Meat Pie is normally associated with Cornwall, England where it was originally developed. I found the pastry to be the star here, light, flaky and full of flavor. The Sausage, Egg & Cheese were filling but make no mistake, the pastries are the centerpiece here. This dish is recommended. My dining patron ordered the Spinach, Feta & Tomato Quiche ($7.50). It was also quite good, once again the flaky and flavorful crust being the highlight. This dish is recommended.

Major credit cards are accepted. Attire is casual; shorts and a t-shirt will get you in the door. There is a surface lot next door for parking if it isn’t full which it likely is full.

Conclusion: Pie Society is a neat little place to pop in for for breakfast, lunch or a sweet bite.

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Six Pence Pub
245 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone (912) 233-3151
Six Pence Pub

October 6, 2017

Six Pence Pub is a cozy little British pub located in the Old Town section of Savannah, GA. With two additional locations in Fort Mill, SC and Blowing Rock, NC this now smallish chain dotting the Southeastern Seaboard is serving up filling and satisfying pub food in an interesting, welcoming environment.

We were on the Old Savannah Tours bus and jumped off at the Chippewa Square stop, just across the square from the Six Pence Pub. We popped in for a quick bite of lunch before proceeding with the walking portion of our tour. Seating was readily available and within moments we were surveying the large menu over a glass of refreshing ice tea.

I ordered the Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich ($15.95) which consists of a healthy portion of tender, flavorful roast beef piled on top of a thick slice of bread topped with a generous portion of really good, tasty brown gravy. Mashed potatoes and a daily vegetable come on the side. The daily side this day was the collard greens which were excellent and highly recommended. Overall this dish was very good and recommended. My dining patron got the daily special Rib Eye Sandwich which was also quite good. I give my dish the slight edge.

Major credit cards are accepted. Attire is casual; nice shorts and a polo are perfect. Parking is non-existent in this area so the trolley, uber, taxi or simply walking are best.

Conclusion: Six Pence Pub is recommended for a filling meal at a reasonable price.

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Goose Feathers An Express Cafe & Bakery
39 Barnard St
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone (866) 221-1948
Goose Feathers An Express Cafe & Bakery

Goose Feathers Pecan Roll

Goose Feathers Pecan Roll

October 6, 2017

Looking for a causal, inexpensive quick bite of breakfast or lunch in Old Town Savannah? Goose Feathers just might fill the bill. Convieniently located on Barnard between just north of Ellis Square between Congress Ln & St Goose Feathers offers up a tasty array of sweet treats along with a small selection of hot breakfasts and sandwiches for lunch. We popped in for a quick breakfast before catching the Old Savannah Tour bus which convieniently picks up on the other side of Ellis Square from Goose Feathers.

Goose Feathers has a strict policy of nobody taking a seat until you stand in line to place your food order. Use the time to make your food selections from the menus offered in a stand by the front door. I ordered the Bird’s Nest ($6.95) which is a “nest” or “bowl” of grits topped with homemade salsa, two poached eggs, cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese. This tasty and filling dish was quite good and is recommended. My dining patron had the Sticky Bun which was a little hard on one side from overcooking slightly, much better on the other side which was perfectly cooked. It was good but a bit inconsistent. The one service (kitchen) problem we had was our order came out late because they overcooked my eggs and had to redo the dish. So others after us got their food before us as a result. Disappointing but the properly prepared dish helped make up for that tiny mistake.

Goose Feathers Birds Nest

Goose Feathers Birds Nest

Service was good but obviously limited since you wait in line to place and pay for your order. Attire is casual; t-shirt and shorts get you in the door although most dress a little better than the minimum. Major credit cards are accepted. Parking is basically non-existant other than in downtown parking garages and walking thereafter.

Conclusion: Goose Feathers is a nice, quick bite in Old Town Savannah.

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The Lady & Sons
102 W. Congress St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 233-2600
The Lady and Sons

October 5, 2017

It was a disappointment. They really push their buffet on you instead of ordering off the menu. The menu is fried, fried, fried and all sorts of uninteresting whether fried or not. So after my dining companion ordered the buffet the server said “so that’s two buffets” making my decision for me. I gave in. That was probably my critical mistake other than booking a reservation here in the first place.

It wasn’t that good. Chicken was mushy near the bone. Sides were OK, nothing more. My dining companion said the smothered pork chop was cold so I didn’t even bother trying it. Dessert was average at best. They forgot our drinks. Finally got them and they were wrong. Total cluster. I felt it was like going to the Golden Corral with a little extra salt added for twice the price. Seems to me Paula Deen & Sons are phoning it in and cashing checks. Three floors of buffet tables worth. Average rating because it was better than the Golden Corral. Otherwise I would’ve dinged it with a two star rating for Poor.

Reservations are accepted. Major credit cards accepted. Parking in the area is non existent other than parking garages with a short walk to the restaurant. Dress is casual. Shorts and a clean shirt get you in the door. Ambiance is loud on all three floors. You’ve been warned.

Conclusion: The Lady & Sons isn’t worth it unless you’re simply a die hard Paula Deen fan with no chance of seeing her.

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