Savannah’s Historic District is comprised of cobblestone streets, willowing trees, squares that boast charm from different eras, and horse-drawn carriage rides and tours. Visiting the historic district is something similar to stepping back in time. There’s also a thriving hospitality industry located in the heart of Savannah. Restaurants in Savannah, GA, Historic District have taken on the role of blending Southern cuisine and fine dining, while also practicing authentic Southern hospitality. You can find a variety of menu items that put an elegant twist on down-home staples like fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits. Unearth our favorite restaurants, shops, and tours in downtown Savannah with Ballastone Inn’s complimentary Insider’s Guide. Experience Savannah to the Ballastone Standard when you plan your trip with us.
Must-Try Restaurants in Savannah, GA, Historic District
The Olde Pink House
The Olde Pink House is a favorite of guests and locals alike. The interior emulates a colonial mansion and welcomes guests to immerse themselves into Southern elegance. This elegance is represented in the dining room with lavish chandeliers, detailed wall hangings, and floor-length curtains.
Olde Pink House is open for lunch and dinner and also boasts a craft cocktail bar. Lunch is the most casual meal at the Olde Pink House, with offerings such as fried green tomatoes and crab cake with fries. This restaurant is also a popular spot for dinner that serves oysters on the half shell, prime steaks, duck, and sides indicative of Southern cuisine like grits and macaroni and cheese.
Circa 1875 is another quintessential restaurant in the Savannah Historic District. This authentic French bistro brings its own unique elegance to Savannah’s fine dining scene. The decor and menu items aren’t inherently Southern, but its quality ingredients, careful preparation, and excellent service have earned Circa 1875 a seat at the table as one of Savannah’s best restaurants.
The menu boasts traditional French platings and an extensive wine list to match. This restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an intimate meal with friends and family. Or, have your next private event in the restaurant’s “wine cellar.” This venue is located in the downstairs level of the restaurant and can accommodate up to 27 guests. Perfect for your next destination birthday or bridal shower!
Alligator Soul has earned its name as one of Savannah’s Top Restaurants by way of raving reviews, return diners, and, most notably, as Savannah Magazine’s Best of Savannah 2016 award. This eatery boasts a cozy atmosphere where guests can indulge in soul food that’s made using the freshest, local ingredients.
Alligator Soul is passionate about practicing farm to table preparation. After all, what better way to taste an area’s cuisine than to indulge local ingredients? The menu even identifies which items are made with local ingredients and where exactly they came from.
What Ballastone Brings to the Table
Indulging at these restaurants in Savannah, GA, Historic District is just one of the ways you can taste your way around our area. Guests on a couples getaway will love these romantic restaurants in Savannah. You can also explore downtown Savannah by shopping or visiting these historic homes.
You’ll be just a short stroll or ride from all of these historic happenings when you stay with us at Ballastone Inn. We’re proud to call these restaurants, historic sights, and beautiful parks our neighbors. Immerse yourself in all there is to do when you add our Dinner and Sightseeing Tour package to your stay. This package includes a carriage tour, private walking tour, and $50 toward dinner at Circa 1875 or Alligator Soul!
At the end of your day exploring Savannah’s Historic District, unwind in Scarlett’s Retreat. This room has a queen-size bed that’s adorned with an elegant matelasse and overlooks historic Oglethorpe Avenue. Browse all of the luxuriously appointed accommodations and book your stay in Savannah today!