I went here the day after Thanksgiving, after a disappointing meal at Bubba's Oyster House (Paula Deen's other, less popular restaurant). You have to get here early because they're only open M-F and only for lunch. They serve family style and let people in as you get there to fill up the tables.
I grew up in Florida and have eaten alot of Southern food before and this was BY FAR THE BEST MEAL I HAVE EVER HAD. It might have been that we were in the first seating, but the piping hot food was there waiting for us at the table. Tables seat approximately 8 people. I should have taken a picture, though I counted and there were over 20 different plates of food there. Delicious and moist fried chicken, spare ribs, collards, macaroni and cheese, cornbread casserole, squash-- I could go on. The only disappointing thing was that I didn't have more room in my belly. It was so so good. I think the price was about $16 pp- which was a bargain!
Check it out if you go to Savannah- it's worth the trip!
I'd say like every other visitor to Savannah, the most well known restauranteur is Paula Deen. The only way to eat there is to stand in a long line, that cues up early in the morning. The only time they will take reservations is for major holidays- like Thanksgiving.
We started inquiring about a reservation for our family of 4 starting in June. Their annoying auto prompt voicemail will never, ever put you in touch with a live person. I tried waiting on hold one night for 20 minutes to see if I could get through. We went to their website and sent an email, which no one responded to- not once, not twice, more than that. We even tried snail mail and sent a letter via the USPS and still no response. Are you kidding me-- I even work for Chow and couldn't get the decency of a return message.
We ended up going to Bubba's Oyster House (her other restaurant). The turkey was dry, the food was so-so and as expected on Thanksgiving, it was a huge rip off.
For my money for a holiday, special occassion or for a good meal=- Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. Most delicious Southern Food- fresh and with over 20 plates on the table, amazing variety!
Sorry Paula Deen, you were a real disappointment!!!