The South is known for its unique cuisine, and seafood is perhaps the most important staple in coastal-inspired dishes. Savannah is rich in history and culture, but its food scene almost rivals its beautiful riverside location. Whether its shrimp, fish, oysters, or scallops, you can’t go wrong indulging at seafood restaurants in Savannah. There are a number of great places all over town, making it difficult to decide where to grab lunch or dinner. Our list of the top six Savannah seafood restaurants makes the choice easy for you! If you are searching for other great places to eat and activities in the Savannah area, request access to our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of local tips and recommendations for planning the perfect trip!
The Best Savannah Seafood Restaurants
The Juicy Seafood
Shrimp, crab legs, crawfish and more await your arrival at The Juicy Seafood. This eatery serves up a wide range of Louisiana-style crustaceans that come boiled and seasoned as spicy as your taste buds can handle them. Not a seafood person? No worries – The Juicy has plenty of options, from Cajun fried rice to classic chicken tenders. With a relaxed vibe and buckets of beer on-hand, it’s the perfect spot for a family dinner, romantic date, or just a night out with friends.
Chive Sea Bar and Lounge
At Chive Sea Bar and Lounge, a 1920s art-deco theme sets the stage for a seafood-focused menu with an Asian twist. The newcomer to the Historic District was established by local restaurateurs Sean and Ele Tran (Tangerine, Fire Street Food) and offers vintage cocktails and handcrafted dishes. Featured plates include the mango & arugula salad, chilled oysters, striped sea bass, and lobster with edamame risotto.
Located on nearby Tybee Island, the Crab Shack has been voted “Best Seafood” and “Best Outdoor Dining” since 1998. Their mouthwatering platters and scenic views will have you coming back for more. Enjoy a massive selection of fresh fish, some of the best oysters in Savannah, and the famous Capt’n Crab’s Low Country Boil – a guest favorite.
Savannah Seafood Shack
The name says it all at the Savannah Seafood Shack. Stop by this Savannah seafood restaurant for great tasting fare. They have everything from scones to Low Country boils, to tacos. Try the steamin’ combos for a tasty mix of shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, and snow crab legs. So take a seat, tuck in your napkin, and start chowing down at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area.
The Shrimp Factory
Blessed with a fantastic location on Historic River Street, The Shrimp Factory features some of the best shrimp in the Savannah area. The menu is loaded with every kind of shrimp preparation known to mankind. Start off your meal with a classic shrimp cocktail, buffalo shrimp, or a savory shrimp boil. Try one of their many salads tossed with shrimp before checking out their extensive list of fried seafood platters. They also have a long list of signature entrees with stuffed shrimp, seafood pasta, and a Southern favorite, shrimp n’ grits.
Love’s Seafood Restaurant
Just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah, Love’s sits on the banks of the Ogeechee River and offers family-friendly dining in a rustic atmosphere. The outdoor patio is ideal for enjoying live entertainment and spectacular evening sunsets. Local wildlife like manatees and alligators can also be spotted here. Speaking of alligators, be sure to try Love’s signature menu item: tender, fried gator tails with buttermilk peppercorn sauce. We promise you’ll love it!
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