Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Savannah & the Low Country


The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites offers a taste of Savannah as well as of a few treasures just north, over the South Carolina line, that are unforgettable destinations worth a detour.


Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes' tables are crowded with platters of fried chicken, cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffles, and more. It's a Savannah legend, always crowded.


Clary’s Cafe

For hearty breakfast in Savannah, Georgia, Clary's Cafe is gem. Corned beef hash is some of the best anywhere. Also, try crazy, mixed-up Hoppel Poppel.


Narobia’s Grits & Gravy

Narobia's Grits & Gravy is a friendly Savannah neighborhood soul food restaurant where breakfast is best, especially shrimp & grits and superb French toast.


Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe

In Signe's bakery cafe, best-bet breakfast is deep-dish French toast trio (blueberry, blackberry & regular). A Hilton Head, South Carolina tradition since '72.


Sisters of the New South

Believe Sisters' motto: Real Southern Cooking. Cafeteria-style soul food at this Savannah, Georgia, restaurant is classic, from smothered shrimp to cobbler.


Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen

Cahill's is a boisterous Bluffton farm-market restaurant with a menu beyond fried chicken, including local oysters and shrimp and a dozen different vegetables.


Hudson’s On The Docks

Hudson's began as an oyster processing plant and has become a huge restaurant serving impeccably fresh seafood in Hilton Head, South Carolina.


Gullah Grub

Gullah Grub is on a mission to celebrate & serve the vivid creole cuisine of the Lowcountry's Sea Islands. A South Carolina regional-food best!


Sgt. White’s Diner

A humble restaurant near Paris Island, Sgt. White's offers excellent BBQ along with such fine sides as mac 'n' cheese, smothered cabbage, and cornbread.