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Boar's Head Grill & Tavern

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Historic District - North
0.9 km from Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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Boar's Head Grill & Tavern, Savannah's first restaurant on Historic River Street, has been a favorite for locals and tourists the past 50 years. Locally owned and operated by Chef Philip & Charlene Branan, Boar's Head offers casual, waterfront dining in a unique restored cotton warehouse built in the 1800's. Specializing in the finest USDA aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, local seafood and sinfully delicious desserts, Chef Branan caters to every diners needs. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktails before and after dinner in our Tavern with a spectacular view of the Savannah River while watching the Ships pass by! Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including
US$ 8 - US$ 39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s right along the boardwalk . Good tasting hearty menu, and reasonably priced. Have AC inside but have a few tables to dine outside. Very pleasant servers. Yes definitely can Recommend the place

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing! Were in Savannah on successive weekends and ate here twice. Service, food, atmosphere all first rate but casual. You have the try the shrimp and grits and the bouillabaisse, but the stuffed shrimp were outstanding as well.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family friendly, great food at great price. An easy way to end the night after strolling River Street.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time in Savannah and we ate here the first time. My husband loved the food and wanted to return. Food great and all was well until my husband took a big gulp of his beer and as he was setting his...glass down saw a fly in it. He had about 1/4 of beer left after that last gulp and we said something to the waitress. Her response "Well, it's the south, there's flies." Not the right answer. There's flies everywhere, but people don't want them in their drinks or food. I'm still giving this place a high rating but management needs to talk to staff about appropriate responses to customers.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Other than being a little hard to find (since it was our first time going here), it was a wonderful dining experience. Love the ambience! We had a great server too. Very laid back and casual but was very professional at the same time. Ok,...so the food.... really, really delicious. We had a party of 8 and everyone seemed to be very happy with their choice. I had the salmon and cheese grits but for an appetizer, I ordered their special which was a caprese salad. It was so delicious and a great start to my meal. On to dessert.... I ordered the bread pudding because our server said it had literally won awards. I mean it WAS good, but someone else at our table ordered the Jack Daniels pecan pie. Y'all.... heaven on a plate. Get the pie!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021

Beautiful old restaurant next to the river. Exposed brick and a comfy feel The drinks were great and the shrimp and grits were the best of our trip

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

She Crab Soup and Bouillabaisse, what a combination!!! That is a meal I will always remember, however, both the wife and I wish we had split the Bouillabaisse, it was way too large for one person to eat by themselves. They also had a Jack...Daniels chocolate pecan pie that was to die for.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

We started off with crab bisque soup which was excellent! We moved on to spinach salad, with pecans and fresh blue cheese. And finished with the Grilked swordfish, mashed potatoes, and steamed sweet peas. Swordfish was cooked to perfection almost melting in your mouth. Vegetables...were just right. Flavors mixed really well. Would highly recommend this to any one. Service was great too. They take reservations.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were very satisfied with our choice. Great food. Really cool historical building. Really friendly wait staff.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021

We stumbled in on a weekday midafternoon off time and had Chris as our server. Service and recommendations were spot on, food delivered accurately and promptly. Everyone was pleased with their meals and drinks. Would definitely visit again next time.

Date of visit: July 2021
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6 January 2019|
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Response from TomD0711 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do have a kids menu. All of my kids are late teen / young adult, but if I remember correctly they did ask if we needed any kids menus.
19 August 2017|
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Response from Joseph S | Reviewed this property |
If you call ahead, they can accommodate most any size group.
22 July 2017|
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Response from Craig M | Reviewed this property |
While there is no outside tables, the tables by the windows have an excellent view of the river traffic. Check it out!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boar's Head Grill & Tavern

Yes, Boar's Head Grill & Tavern offers takeaway services.

Yes, Boar's Head Grill & Tavern is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Boar's Head Grill & Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4