Stuffing The Ol’ Bread Basket. Top 5 Southern Cooking
There’s nothing more classic than down-home, classic Southern cookin’, and no one does it better than Savannah. From Food Queen Paula Deen, to local rave Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, there’s no shortage of deep fried chicken legs and mashed potatoes and gravy.
1. Husk, husksavannah.com
Highlighting coastal Georgia’s unique ingredients, as well as practicing sustainable cooking, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food with a rotating menu. Led by Chef Chris Hathcock, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Savannah.
2. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, mrswilkes.com
Platters of southern favorites fill the tables in the Wilkes house. The Dining Room brings regulars and new diners together with daily changing menus and crowded tabletops with hearty dishes.
3. Vic’s on the River, vicsontheriver.com
Before Vic’s on the River became what it is today, it originally was used as a warehouse and eventually housed a shipping company in the 1800s. You can find the South’s widely known “Fried Green Tomatoes” on the menu and traditional southern dishes like meatloaf and fried chicken.
4. The Ole Pink House, plantersinnsavannah.com
What was once a home is now one of Savannah’s finest dining establishments. This historic restaurant and tavern was named for the beautiful pink stucco, which covers its old brick. Offering Southern cuisine, it is in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. There is live music in the cellar tavern where you can enjoy their full menu with exceptional music in the background.
5. Lady and Sons, ladyandsons.com
Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons is the epitome of Southern style cooking.. Straight from the cookbooks of Paula Deen’s very own kitchen, guests indulge in one of a kind southern dishes from the Queen of Southern cooking herself.