Good Eats in Georgia

I apologize for the blurred images.  This happened while importing this post from an old blog site I had.  The content is still good.

Recently I went on a trip to Savannah, GA with my mom, brother and his wife.  We had a fantastic time.  The restaurants that we ate at were wonderful!  (Some of our meals were at the hotel or at fast food places, which I won’t mention here.)


Our first stop was Mamm’as and Pappa’s in Brunswick, GA.  You can really tell you’re in the South when you hear the Georgia accents and your waitress hugs you!  She was great!  Mamma’s and Pappa’s has great Southern home cooking.  They have some menu items that are all-you-can-eat.


Our Savannah restaurants we picked out by checking the Frommer’s website:  We were able to go to two of the three we chose.  The one we hadn’t been able to get to was because they weren’t open on Saturday’s – the day we planned to go there.  BUT!  I’ve got to mention it here, because I think we really missed out on something special.  EVERYONE we talked to said it was great!  It’s Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room.  They say it’s a shared meal.  You sit at large tables together and pass around dishes of great Southern fare.  Here’s a link to it:

We had lunch a Huey’s, which is located right on the river in the old cotton district.  They serve all meals on white table clothes.  To our enjoyment, it was during their jazz festival, so we had great jazz music to enjoy during our meal.  I had the Half Muffuletta with red beans & rice.  Yum!

Here are a couple sites you can check out:,

The last place we visited that was on our list was historic Clary’s Cafe.  Other than my mom’s matzo ball soup which was too salty (It just may have been on this particular day.  Maybe not always.), everyone enjoyed their meals in this friendly atmosphere.  Dogs are even welcome to sit outside with their owners at the outside tables.
We also drove out to Tybee Island for a day of sight-seeing and found a couple scenic restaurants.  The first one we stopped at was The Crab Shack.  It’s very picturesque.  They’ve got baby alligators you can check out.  A board you can stick your head through for a memorable picture from your visit.  They’re known as the place “where the elite can eat in their bare feet”.

Unfortunately we were unable to eat here, so I can’t comment on the food.  But the atmosphere was excellent.  It was Good Friday and the only fish they had were shellfish. Now, I was fine with that, but the rest in my party wasn’t.

We were on a mission to find AJ’s (, which we were told served fish.
On accident we ended up at JJ’s, thinking we just heard it wrong.  This was a pleasant mistake – although they didn’t really serve fish either.  Go figure!
After a long morning of fresh air and sight-seeing, JJ’s turned out to be just the relaxing atmosphere we needed.  It has a great marsh view.  They’ve got outdoor dining – covered and uncovered and three stories (floors) of dining inside the converted house.  My brother had the Baja Mahi fish taco’s, I had a portabello and provolone sandwich, my mom had the loaded potato with many extra veggies, and my sister-in-law had some sort of mexican salad I don’t see on the menu that’s in the link below.  It was all good.
You can see more of their menu at  The picture on the home page is not their current location.  They used to be located across the street.

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