South's 50 Greatest Dishes

1700 Drayton Restaurant

The Mansion on forsyth Park's opulence doesn’t end with its artwork and architecture. With an ingredient-driven regionally inspired menu, the staff of 700 Drayton creates cuisine with an emphasis on both technique and presentation. Try the special Bronzed Local Wrecfish–served on top of boursin grits with a smoked tomato coulis, sugar snap peas and finished with a tomato jam. 700 Drayton Street, Savannah, 912.238.5158

AJ’s Dockside

Situated on Tybee Island’s beautiful back river, AJ’s offers some of the finest seafood complemented by their scenic outdoor seating and kayak rentals. Stop in, rent a kayak, explore more of the Lowcountry, and end the evening with their signature Crispy Scored Flounder– a whole flounder scored, fried and finished with a sweet chili glaze. 1315 Chatham Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328, 912.786.9533,

a.Lure Restaurant

Situated in Savannah’s Historic District, a.Lure’s award-winning cuisine stems from the desire to make contemporary Lowcountry food with local and regional Lowcountry ingredients. Step into a.Lure’s sleekchic atmosphere and sample their Thai Curry Duck–a curry rubbed duck breast with quinoa, black lentils, sesame nappa cabbage, and coconut lemongrass finished with a Thai curry sauce and mango green tomato chow chow. 309 West Congress Street, 912.233.2111,

Angel’s BBQ

This is one of Savannah’s favorite barbecue joints, with many folks having to get a weekly fix of their signature barbecue sandwiches. Offering a huge variety of sauces on tap from which to choose, Angel’s caters to every palate. Eat at one of a few tables in, or order to take home for a full meal with BBQ Baked Beans and Coleslaw! 21 W. Oglethorpe, 912.495.0902,


Named after owner Frank Cavaleri’s beloved grandmother, Anna’s melds traditional Italian with Savannah’s Southern flavors. Enjoy the pet-friendly outdoor patio or intimate interior and Anna’s signature Bayou Chicken in a rich Cajun cream sauce with peppers and onions atop a bed of rice. 314 West St. Julian Street, 912.236.2066

To see a full list of South's 50 Greatest Dishes, pick up the June/July issue of South magazine.