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“Food was good, atmosphere was lacking”

Olde Pink House Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 924 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Bryan and Congress
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is one of the highest rated restaurants in Savannah, so on our trip, we *obviously* had to eat here! We got reservations for about 9 PM on a Tuesday evening so we figured it was a little bit outside of the dinner rush.

When we arrived we went to the hostess stand where about 3 young women were standing. We gave our name and they mumbled so it was hard to understand what they were saying. They did communicate that we needed to wait a few minutes and we said ok, no problem. The hostess said, 'So where y'all gonna be hanging at?" asking where we would wait. We indicated the bench on the porch.

We were escorted to our table and promptly brought water. It was on the first floor and I could see the hostess stand from my seat. We ordered an appetizer and entrees. The food took forever to come - really unacceptable. For an appetizer, we ordered the fried green tomatoes with a sweet corn sauce. It was...fine. I wouldn't order it again or recommend it. It was all a little bland and the tomato seemed undercooked.

It was about an hour before we got our entrees. In the meantime, there was a constant din and lots of shenanigans at the hostess stand. Hostesses sharing loud personal stories and the occasional waitress stopping to make weird noises and join in. At one point they must have been cut for the night and a middle-aged woman took over the hostess stand, she stood there eating food out of a takeaway container.

Our entree arrived - we ordered the fried flounder and the fried pork chop. Both were delicious and we would recommend the flounder any day of the week. The fried pork chop with greens and mac was good but I probably wouldn't order it again.

Overall the experience was underwhelming considering the reviews - especially the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A quaint setting in a lovely old house. Super-touristy, and the food - which I'd heard was the best in Savannah - was very good but hardly exceptional. We had much netter meals at Vic's and Alligator Soul, for similar prices.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a terrific place to eat and the outstanding food is a bonus. Do not leave without walking through all of the rooms, which is encouraged. As beautiful & charming as any restaurant that we have visited. The green salad, spring roll and BLT salad were great. Crispy duck (with amazing sweet potato and vegetable crepe sides), fried pork chop, pork loin and chicken in bourbon sauce were all superb. No room for desserts. Wine list was varied and good. Service excellent. Staff is soooo nice. Don’t come to Savannah without reserving in advance for a dinner here.

Thank BunkyVA
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were disappointed in the quality of food and service for such a highly rated restaurant. The food was acceptable but not worth the price. There are better restaurants in Savannah.

Thank margaret m
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Had a great meal with my wife in a great location. Service was top notch. We were sure to make reservations in advance as we were traveling from Nebraska and this was at the top of our list for places to eat.

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