Narobia’s Grits & Gravy

Meat-and-Three | Soul Food
One of the best

7am on Habersham St., Savannah, Georgia. “What should I get for breakfast?” I ask Rob, who runs things at Narobia’s Grits & Gravy.

“Do you like grits?” he asks, suggesting a plate of shrimp and grits, which just happens to be one of my favorite dishes … when it’s done right. And here it is so, so right: dense, creamy grits smothered with shrimp in peppery gravy that is bright with vegetable flavor (and happens to be pork-free, as is everything at Narobia’s). A wonderful breakfast.

Whatever else you eat at Narobia’s, French toast is essential. According to a sign on the side of the restaurant, it is “so good it don’t need syrup!” That’s a fact. Syrup would be redundant on French toast so tender, fluffy-textured, and generously powder-sugared.

Popular among both eat-in and take-out customers, Narobia’s is a bustling neighborhood place with a small open kitchen where half a dozen staff members criss-cross each other preparing food, waiting tables, and chatting among themselves and with regular patrons. For me, it is a must-eat breakfast highlight of any trip to Savannah.

What to Eat
Narobia’s Grits & Gravy, Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits
Dense, creamy white grits are topped with shrimp in a peppery gravy that delivers salubrious vegetable nuance.
Narobia’s Grits & Gravy, French Toast
French Toast
Fluffy French toast is just-right sweet.
Narobia’s Grits & Gravy, Biscuit
As if the biscuit weren't luscious enough, it comes under a mantle of melting butter.
Narobia’s Grits & Gravy, Coffee
This cup was refilled three times during breakfast.
Directions and Hours
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 12 MILES | 49 min

The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of the Low Country, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites is only a start to savoring a city that is an eater's dream.

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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