What We Recommend

This is a limited selection of places that we have enjoyed with friends and guests. There are many more places to eat, sleep, and visit in Savannah, but this will get you started and might even fill up your entire Savannah schedule. After touring Savannah, many people ask for reading recommendations. You can find a brief list of book shops and specific books at the bottom of this page.

Get caffeinated here – a few of our favorite coffee shops to grab a cup before the tour.
Cup to Cup
• Collins Quarter
Coffee Fox
Sentient Bean
Cafe M
Gallery Espresso

Eat here – a few of our favorite restaurants. (offerings from one restaurateur listed together)
Collins Quarter
The Grey
Local 11 Ten, The Public Kitchen, Franklin’s
Fox & Fig
Vic’s On The River
WildFlower Café, Common Thread
Chive, Flying Monk, The Vault, Little Duck Diner
Olde Pink House, Garibaldi
Cotton & Rye
Crystal Beer Parlor
Moon River Brewing Company
B. Matthews, The 5 Spot
Starland Yard
Hop Atomica

Visit these sites – museums and attractions with architectural significance.
Telfair MuseumsOwens-Thomas House, Telfair Academy, Jepson Center
Davenport House
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Mickve Israel Synagogue
First African Baptist Church
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
Green-Meldrim House
Harper Fowlkes House (Champion-McAlpin)
Juliette Gordon-Low Birthplace
The Beach Institute & King-Tisdell Cottage
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
SCAD Museum of Art
Andrew Low House
Mercer House
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home
Massie Heritage Center

Sleep here – inns and hotels we recommend based on location, staff, and guest feedback.
Catherine Ward
Azalea InnDresser-Palmer House
Green Palm Inn
Forsyth Park Inn
Foley House
Marshall House, Eliza Thompson, Gastonian, Kehoe, East Bay Inn
Mansion on Forsyth Park, Bohemian Hotel
The DeSoto
Perry Lane Hotel

Read these – books to read about Savannah, architecture or both.
••• The first four links are local shops you can visit in person.
••• The Book Lady Bookstore
••• E. Shaver, bookseller
••• Historic Savannah Foundation (Davenport House)
••• Telfair Museums (Owens-Thomas House)
Savannah Architectural Tours (Jonathan’s book)
Buildings of Savannah
Savannah Revisited
• Historic Savannah (Survey Book) Third Edition
A Field Guide to American Houses
What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture
The Oglethorpe Plan
The National Trust Guide to Savannah

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