Restaurants On River Street

Evening view of River Street's Rousakis Plaza and busy restaurants.

Places to eat on River Street are plentiful, with two dozen or so restaurants, pubs and cafés offering riverfront dining, whether casual or upscale. In the evenings and on weekends, River Street restaurants are often bustling, with live music and outdoor dining adding to the ambience.

Seafood restaurants on River Street are abundant, and most places will offer some sort of seafood dish. You can choose from southern favorites such as fried or steamed crab, oysters or shrimp, or other more classically presented American or international seafood dishes.

The primary appeal of most of the restaurants on River Street is their waterfront location. Most establishments cater largely to tourists, so don’t expect to find the best food in the city here, or the lowest prices. For most, however, the river views and option to dine outdoors outweigh the downsides.

See also:
Savannah’s must-see sights
More about River Street
Things to do in Savannah
Things to see and do on Savannah’s riverfront
River Street’s late-night bars

!ID is required for all alcohol purchases. By law, alchohol cannot be served on Sundays before 12:30pm. Please check hours and other details directly with the establishment(s) you plan to visit before traveling.

East River Street, To The Abercorn Street Ramp

– Olympia Cafe, 5 East River Street
(Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm)
Casual Greek-style restaurant serving Greek classics and a good range of Greek-style local seafood dishes. Limited outdoor sidewalk seating. An adjacent ice cream shop (hours may vary) sells ice cream, frozen yogurt and iced drinks, and the attached take out shop sells Greek foods, coffees and other drinks. Call 912-233-3131. Website

– The Warehouse Bar & Grille, 18 East River Street
(Mon-Sat, 11am-3am; Sun, 12:30pm-2am)
Casual bar also serving pub-style food, including burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood and bar snacks, with live music most nights. Separate after midnight menu. Call 912-234-6003. Website

– Vic’s Coffee Bar, 15 East River Street
(Sun-Thu, 9am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-11pm)
Coffee house and bar serving hot and iced coffees and teas, liqueur coffees, alcoholic drinks including cocktails and draft beers, plus pastries and ice cream. Call 912-721-6299. Website

– Vic’s on the River, 26 East Bay Street
(Mon-Thu, 11am-4pm and 4:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm and 4:30pm-11pm; Sun, 11am-4pm and 4:30pm-10pm)
Upscale American- and southern-style restaurant, with a mixed menu of seafood and non-seafood options, an extensive wine list and a separate children’s menu. Also offers a Sunday brunch buffet and mimosa bar. Enter via the main entrance on Factors Walk, or by elevator from Vic’s Coffee Bar at 15 East River Street. Reservations available online, or call 912-721-1000. Website

– Wet Willie’s, 101 East River Street
(Mon-Thu, 11am-1am; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am; Sun, 12:30pm-1am)
Chain bar serving frozen and other drinks, and pub-style food. Website

– Huey’s Southern Café, 115 East River Street
(Mon-Thu, 7am-10pm; Fri, 7am-11pm; Sat, 8am-11pm; Sun, 8am-10pm)
New Orleans-style restaurant serving an extensive seafood-centric menu that also has many non-seafood options. Brunch is served daily. Some outdoor sidewalk seating. Call 912-234-7385. Website

– Tubby’s Seafood, 115 East River Street
(Mon-Tue, 11am-10pm; Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 7:30am-11pm; Sun, 7:30am-10pm)
Casual American-style restaurant with a mixed seafood and non-seafood menu, including fried and steamed fish, crab and shellfish, plus burgers, sandwiches and other mains. Also serves cocktails, and southern-style breakfast on weekends. Occasional live music. Outdoor seating on the 1st floor terrace. Call 912-233-0770. Website

– Bernie’s Oyster House, 115 East River Street
(Mon-Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-10pm)
Casual seafood restaurant serving steamed and raw oysters plus other fried and steamed seafood. Occasional live music and a bar showing sports. Call 912-236-1827. Website

– Café M, 128 East Bay Street
(Sun-Thu, 8am-4pm; Fri-Sat, 8am-7pm)
Parisian-style café on Factors Walk, serving sandwiches, filled croissants, pastries, breakfast foods, and other café drinks and foods, plus wine, champagne and mimosas. Call 912-712-3342. Website

Far East River Street, Past The Abercorn Street Ramp

– Bayou Cafe, 14 North Abercorn Ramp
(Mon-Sat, 11am-3am; Sun, 11am-2am)
Louisiana- and southern-style restaurant just off River Street on the Abercorn Ramp, serving a mixed menu of fried and steamed seafood plus Cajun classics and sandwiches, with a separate children’s menu and nightly live music from 9pm. The bar serves draft and bottled craft beers, cocktails and other drinks. Happy hour is Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm. Call 912-233-6411. Website

– Two Cracked Eggs Café, 202 East Bay Street
(Mon-Sun, 7am-3pm)
Café on Factors Walk serving southern-style breakfast, French pancakes and other breakfast items, plus sandwiches, salads and wraps. Website

– Cotton Exchange Tavern, 201 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-10:45pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11:45pm)
Casual American-style restaurant serving sandwiches, fried seafood, and other seafood and non-seafood mains. Call 912-232-7088. Website

– Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern, 1 Lincoln Street
(Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 12pm-10pm)
Southern-style restaurant on the ramp just off River Street, serving a mixed seafood and non-seafood menu, plus cocktails. Reservations available online, or call 912-651-9660. Website

– The Shrimp Factory, 313 East River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm)
Casual American-style seafood restaurant, serving fried seafood and a large selection of seafood-based mains. Live music Thursday-Sunday, from 7pm. Reservations available online or call 912-236-4229. Website

– Spanky’s Pizza Galley & Saloon, 317 East River Street
(Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 9am-11pm; Sun, 9am-10pm)
Casual American-style restaurant serving pizza and bar food, including burgers, chicken fingers, fried seafood and steaks. Occasional live music and other events. Call 912-236-3009. Website

– Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill, 417 East River Street
(Mon-Sat, 11am-1pm; Sun, 10am-10pm)
Tex-Mex restaurant and bar, also serving southern-style seafood. Live music Friday-Sunday from 7pm. Some outdoor balcony seating. Reservations available online or call 912-341-8897. Website

– Joe’s Crab Shack, 504 East River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-12am)
Casual chain seafood restaurant serving crab, shrimp and other seafood, and a few non-seafood mains, plus cocktails and margaritas, and a separate children’s menu. Happy hour Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm, with discount appetizers and drinks available in the bar. Call 912-232-1830. Website

West River Street, To the Barnard Street Ramp

– Moss + Oak, 2 West Bay Street
Restaurant, bar and coffee shop at the Hyatt Regency. The restaurant serves southern classics made with local ingredients from breakfast onwards, with outdoor patio seating. The bar serves cocktails made with locally-distilled liqueurs, plus local and regional beers and other drinks. Happy hour is Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm. The coffee shop sells Starbucks coffees, sandwiches, salads and pastries. Restaurant reservations available online or call 912-238-1234. Website

– Rocks on the River, 102 West Bay Street
(Sun-Thu, 7am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 7am-11pm)
Southern-style restaurant at the Bohemian Hotel, serving a mixed menu of meat and some seafood, plus cocktails and other drinks. Some outdoor sidewalk seating. Reservations available online, or call 912-721-3900. Website

– Rocks on the Roof, 102 West Bay Street
(Sun-Wed, 11am-12am; Thu-Sat, 11am-1am)
Rooftop bar at the Bohemian Hotel, offering outdoor patio seating with expansive views over the Savannah River, cocktails and tapas, and live music. Website

– Top Deck Bar, 125 West River Street
(Mon-Wed, 3pm-12am; Thu-Sun, 12:30pm-12am)
Rooftop bar at the Cotton Sail Hotel, with views over the Savannah River and outdoor patio seating, serving cocktails and upscale bar food. Call 912-436-6828. Website

– River House, 125 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm)
Southern-style restaurant with extensive seafood-centric menu, serving seafood and non-seafood mains plus fried fish and shellfish. Live music Thursday-Sunday, 6pm-9pm. Reservations available online, or call 912-234-1900. Website

– Fiddlers’ Crab House, 131 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm)
Seafood restaurant serving local steamed, fried and grilled seafood, plus sandwiches and a few non-seafood options. Occasional live music. Outdoor seating on the 1st floor terrace. Happy hour is Monday-Thursday, 4pm-7pm. Call 912-644-7172. Website

Far West River Street, Past The Barnard Street Ramp

– Chart House, 202 West Bay Street
(Mon-Thu, 4:30pm-9pm; Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat, 11am-3pm; Sun, 11am-9pm)
Upscale chain seafood restaurant on Factors Walk with a river view and outdoor patio seating. International, seafood-centric menu, plus steaks at dinner and sandwiches and salads at lunch. Extensive wine list. Happy hour is Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-7pm, with discounted appetizers and cocktails and other drinks available in the bar and lounge. The entrance is on Factors Walk, but is accessible via steps from River Street. Reservations available online, or call 912-234-6686. Website

– Dockside Seafood, 201 West River Street
(Mon, 11am-9pm; Tue-Thu, 12pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-10:30pm; Sun, 12pm-9:30pm)
Extensive American-style menu offering burgers and sandwiches, fried and steamed seafood, and other seafood and non-seafood mains, plus a separate children’s menu. Outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Call 912-233-3810. Website

– Dub’s Public House, 225 West River Street
(Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm)
Sports bar with TVs, game room and occasional events, serving cocktails and craft beers, and pub-style food, including burgers, tacos, flatbreads, salads and bar snacks. Call 912-200-3652. Website

– Starbucks, 300 West River Street
(Mon-Sun, 6:30am-6pm)
The popular chain coffee shop’s riverside store, serving a range of coffee-based drinks and snacks. Call 912-373-9099 ext 29099. Website

– District Smokehouse, 400 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-12am)
Small covered, open-air pavilion on the Savannah riverwalk, serving southern style BBQ, including pulled pork, pork ribs and brisket, sandwiches, burgers, cocktails and beers from local breweries. Call 912-373-9120 ext 29120 Website

– Savannah Tequila Company, 400 West River Street
(Mon-Thu, 12pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-12am; Sun, 11am-10pm)
Contemporary Mexican restaurant with some outdoor seating, serving tacos and other Mexican dishes (with separate children’s menu), margaritas and other cocktails, mezcal and a wide range of tequilas. Call 912-373-9133. Website

– Graffito, 400 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm)
Contemporary pizza restaurant with some outdoor seating, serving Neapolitan-style pizza, antipasti and salads, cocktails and spirits. Call 912-373-9060 ext 29060. Website

– Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + The Moon Deck, 400 West River Street
(Mon-Wed, 4pm-11pm; Thu, 4pm-12am; Fri-Sat, 12pm-1am; Sun, 12pm-10pm)
River-view rooftop bar at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District hotel, and separate deck with lawn games, serving cocktails, wines, beers and a selection of small plates. Call 912-373-9070 ext 29070. Website

– Riverside Sushi, 500 West River Street
(Wed-Thu, 12pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-11pm; Sun, 12pm-9pm)
Small sushi restaurant with covered, open-air seating on the River Street riverwalk, serving a selection of sushi rolls and a few other Japanese-inspired dishes. Call 912-373-9135. Website

– Turbine Market + Café, 500 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 7am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 7am-9pm)
European-style café serving a range of breakfast dishes, plus sandwiches and salads. Call 912-373-9044 ext 29044. Website

– Stone & Webster chophouse, 500 West River Street
(Tue-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-11pm)
Upscale restaurant serving a variety of steaks, plus oysters and other seafood, with an extensive wine list, and spirits and dessert wines. Call 912-373-9066 ext 29066. Website

– Riverside Biergarten, 500 West River Street
(Wed-Thu, 12pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-11pm; Sun, 12pm-9pm)
Casual open-air restaurant with river views, serving a selection of beers, sausages and other German-inspired snacks. Call 912-373-9130 ext 29130. Website

– Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden, 500 West River Street
(Tue-Thu, 4pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-12am; Sun, 11am-9pm)
Upscale contemporary rooftop restaurant and bar at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District hotel, with indoor and extensive outdoor seating, serving brunch dishes and small plates, cocktails, wines and spirits. Call 912-373-9080 ext 29080. Website

– District Seafood, 500 West River Street
(Sun-Thu, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-12am)
Small open-air bar offering river views, southern-style seafood dishes, oysters, cocktails and southern-brewed beers. Call 912-373-9122 ext 29122. Website

– Baobab Lounge, 500 West River Street
(Mon-Thu, 3pm-11pm; Fri, 3pm-12am; Sat, 12pm-12am; Sun, 12pm-10pm)
Africa-themed bar, serving cocktails, southern-brewed beers, a wide range of spirits, South African wines and a selection of small plates. Call 912-373-9033 ext 29033. Website

More Things To See & Do Near River Street

First African Baptist Church
American Prohibition Museum
Ghost tours
African-American Monument
Antiques stores
Art galleries

See also:
Bonaventure Cemetery
Seafood festivals near Savannah
Things to do in Tybee Island
Beaches near Savannah