We’ll be house-sitting in Historic Savannah (not far from Calhoun Square) for a week very soon. We’ll probably eat at home several times because we’re a little on the thrifty side, and we have a 2-year-old (she can be relatively well-behaved in restaurants though). But I would like to get to some of the best places in Savannah in my budget. (about $10/entrée or less). We’ll have a car, but I think we might only use it for trips out of the center (to Tybee, Hilton Head, maybe ferry to Daufuskee) My little daughter and I don’t eat red meat (eg no mammals, including pork) but everyone else in our party does. I can usually find some chicken, veggie or fish thing at a red meat place.
I’ve sifted through the board for recommended places that seem to be within my (roughly) $10/entrée budget and I’ve come up with the list below. It seems like a lot, but I'd still like to get some comments, especially on places we could go after 5pm (though we would be good candidates for any high-quality early bird specials).
Express Cafe & Bakery on Barnard & Congress – for Bagels and Bagel Sandwiches
Mrs Wilke’s Dining Room – at $16/pp, it’s a bit more than I want to spend, but I see from this board that it is a must.
Zunzi's, on E York btwn Drayton & Abercorn. Takeout counter.
B. Matthew's on Habersham and Bay – also open for dinner, but more expensive then.
Soho South on Liberty & Bull Sts.
Polk's Produce and Floral, 530 E. Liberty Street
Blowin' Smoke on MLK btwn Gaston & Minis.
For a drink (if I can leave the kid at home):
Jazz’d – live music, the tapas are probably too expensive for me unless each one is a meal.
Molly McPhersons - for a bar meal
Mansion at the Park - The bar upstairs
Vinnie Van Go Go's - Pizza
Leopold's - Ice Cream
The Breakfast Club on Butler and 14th - for breakfast or lunch
The Crab Shack – Tourist-discovered but still good
North Beach Grill – Carribean
AJ’s Dockside Grill on Chatham & 14th – fish (gets more expensive at dinner)
Flying Fish Bar & Grill: - fresh seafood on the way to Tybee - at the east intersection of Hwy 80 and Johnny Mercer (there are 2 Hwy 80/J mercer intersections) on the westbound side of 80.
Dye’s Gullah Fixins – in Pineland Station Mall – this place seems interesting
Guiseppe's – typical suburban pizza joint but recommended
The Sea Shack - 6 Pope Ave (Executive Park Rd) seafood dive with long lines
Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Café – (Palmetto Bay Rd & Helmsman Way) open ‘til 3 Breakfast & Lunch locals joint
Frankie Bone’s Restaurant & lounge – Lunch & Early Bird seems reasonable – may need reservations
May 5th Grill & Cantina – Hard to find behind Park Plaza on Office Park Rd.
Marshside Mama's – S End of Haig Pt Road - Secret
I would be very grateful for any additional suggestions or any help prioritizing these places for my visit.