My wife and I just returned from a trip to Savannah, and I'd like to share our food experiences, for what it's worth.
Garibaldi's--described as Italian, but not much Italian on the menu. Very pretty room upstairs with lots of gilt and mirrors. I had a great quick-fried, non-breaded flounder with apricot sauce. My wife's crab cakes were bland and had too much filler.
Huey's on River Street--pretty good creole/cajun food, good value. I had delicious shrimp and grits. Wifey's grouper was well-spiced but overcooked.
Crab Shack on Tybee--kinda touristy, but nice sitting outside under the trees with beer and Jimmy Buffet music. Steamed shrimp were very fresh, tho with no seasoning at all. "Shack Crab Stew" was awful and tasted like canned cream of celery soup with extra thickener and minimal crab.
Moon River Brewery--nice casual atmosphere and good beer.
Il Pasticcio--Hip modern atmosphere, and very good nouveau-Italian food. My bowtie pasta with homemade sausage and marscapone sauce was wonderful. The slices of artichoke in the salad were from fresh (not canned) artichokes. $8-10 for a glass of wine seemed a little high.
Vinnie Van Go-Go's--In City Market. Ultra-casual with lots of outdoor tables and very good thin-crust pizza.
Cafe At City Market--Looked nice with outdoor tables, but the waiter told us they were out of all wine but one red and one white--"the delivery was late today." Three-quarters of the tables were empty, but they were telling new arivals that the wait would be 30-45 minutes. Wifey and I had a bad feeling and left after a glass of (bad) wine.
Firefly Cafe--Nice outdoor tables on a guiet street, very good salads for lunch.