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PRICE RANGE
US$ 6 - US$ 36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Brunch
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, sitting at the bar or at the restaurant room. Good service by bartender Layla...very nice drinks, wine and scotch.....great location at the riverfront....

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally rude bartender, took several orders ahead of us even though we had been sitting at the bar for awhile, kept saying he would be with us, finally took our order for 2 beers, then before serving us he started talking to a cute girl...who walked up. She placed a food order and he proceeds to talk to her about the menu and then enters her food order and drink order and all we want is 2 beers in a bottle. We then ask him why he would take her order and not grab us our beer. He says, look around, I'm really busy. He then tries to shame us as if it was our fault. We will never go again, due to incredibly inept service. We have been here several times before and have never experienced this. Several people around us even commented that they couldn't believe he kept waiting on others before helping us. Such a shame because we always enjoyed coming here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our late breakfast/early lunch with a very tasty Bloody Mary. My husband had the Ruben with potato salad. He said the sandwich was good and the potato salad was excellent. I had a BLT with fried green tomato. It was good and well...prepared but I think I like my tomato red and juicy better. Our server was very attentive and friendlyMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Building has been here since the early 1800's. Deep-set windows, stone walls and wooden beams galore. We happened to stop at the right time and were promptly seated for dinner. Our server was absolutely wonderful, engaging and prompt. Drinks were tasty and food was even...better (Crab and Shrimp au Gratin with She-Crab Chowder and Low-Country Boil) we left feeling very full and very happy. The sausage used in the boil was fantastic. The location is great, right across the street from several ferry options on the "main drag" of River Street. Prices were fair. Not cheap dining but not crazy either. Highly recommend if you're in the area and want some fresh seafood in a really cool place.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice on this weekend trip. It’s a unique old building with a story. The food is delicious and southern style. The atmosphere is fun. It’s right on river street. So easy to get to. I recommend the low country boil.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd visit to the Cotton exchange. Today we stopped for lunch on our way back to Pittsburgh. We had delicious fried green tomatoes, and Rueben sandwiches. Everything was delicious, but our Server was excellent ! So nice to have a friendly server. We will...return on our next visit to Savannah!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice outdoor dinner with our pups at the Cotton Exchange. Had to wait a while for one of the few outside tables to open up. Seems like when people get a spot at the outdoor tables they like to sit around an...enjoy the view. That's okay, it's a nice spot. I had the stuffed flounder and it was pretty good but my wife had the fantail shrimp and they were fantastic, I wished I had ordered them too. Service was very good, staff was helpful and friendly. A very good meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, My wife's seafood boil was ok, my dinner was amazing. The gator bites were delicious.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on April 27, 2021 at about 6:30 PM. We ordered the stuffed flounder and Parmesan crusted grouper. While the portions did not look very large, there is plenty of food nonetheless. The stuffed flounder was very good. The crab stuffing actually had a...lot of crab in it and it wasn’t full of bread filler. The grouper was equally good, and it sits on a bed of mashed potatoes. Our server was very attentive but I didn’t get his name. Savannah has a ridiculous mask policy city-wide and we had a very hard time understanding our server. Still, he was very nice and brought us whatever we needed. This is not an inexpensive restaurant. The two meals, an iced tea, and a Coke was $65. But when you’re in the midst of Tourist Central you have to expect to pay top dollar. I’m not going to say this was a good value but the quaff the food and service made it a rather pleasant experience. I would certainly go there again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose The Cotton Exchange as one of our restaurant choices during our family trip to savannah. We did not have to wait and were seated at a table next to the bar which was very nice as sometimes this place can have quite the...line! We all ordered a round of blueberry vodka lemonades however none of our drinks tasted the same. When we notified our waitress that one of the drinks tasted watered down, we could hear the bartender in the background saying "there is nothing wrong with the drink" and making some other rude comments behind the bar. This made for an unenjoyable dining experience that we wont soon forget. While the manager rectified the situation, it was just a bad display of customer service. We hope this was just an off day as the food was enjoyable and so was the atmosphere!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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22 November 2019|
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Response from AikenYankee | Reviewed this property |
We walked in, amid several groups that were waiting around the bar. Apparently on a "conference night" a two-top is much easier to score, than a 4-6-or 8-top.
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PasqualinaMarino
10 April 2018|
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Response from JuneC36 | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating. This restaurant is located in the River Front area along with other shops and restaurant. The walkway outside are narrow, uneven sidewalks full of people so there isn't any room to do outside seating... More
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34657Katie
23 November 2016|
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Response from Ariesontour | Reviewed this property |
You go there and they put you on a list and you have to wait your turn... but it worth
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant

Yes, The Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant offers delivery services.

The Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4