It ain’t easy eatin’ healthy in Savannah, that’s for sure! Come hungry to this Southern town, because the food is famous – and equally fattening. But that’s part of the fun. Besides, if you’re not out touring Savannah all day by bike, you’re doing it all wrong anyway! Make sure to hit Clary’s Cafe for a full breakfast. This greasy spoon has been serving up fried eggs and corned beef hash since 1903, and the staff is sweet and sassy like right out of a a sitcom.
Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room is essential. A line gathers each morning and at 11am the doors of Mrs. Wilkes’ famed boarding house swing open. Tabletops are crowded with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins and biscuits. The fixins’ are served family style among friends and strangers sharing tables of ten. The food is beyond delicious – just don’t forget to bus your plate before you go. ‘Dems the rules.
Sometimes you pull off the side of the road and order ribs. When in Savannah, you might as well try the local spots outside the Historic District, too. Randy’s Bar B Q is a little road side stand big on keeping it real.
Bourbon Bacon Brownies, I mean!!! These little Tex Mex heart attacks were homemade by my favorite coffee shop in Savannah, Foxy Loxy. I tried Gallery Espresso, The Sentient Bean, Goose Feathers, but no shop came close to the fresh brewed goodness at Foxy. The best.