Looking for restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Savannah? I’ve got you covered! I’ve come up with a list of places that will either be…

a.) open and serving a special Thanksgiving menu, or
b.) open and serving their regular menu items.

At the end of the post, I’ve also included a list of restaurants that are offering (order-ahead) Thanksgiving takeout options.

These are all verified listings, and I’ve linked directly to each restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu whenever possible.

For any day of the week other than Thanksgiving, I’ve written a handy insider’s guide to the best restaurants in Savannah.

NOTE: This list was for Thanksgiving 2023. I’ll start updating this post in October of 2024 as restaurants begin updating their holiday hours and menus.

Historic District Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

These restaurants are all located within Savannah’s Historic District and are within easy walking distance from downtown area hotels. Pedicabs, Uber, or Lyft can get you there if you have mobility issues.

Please note that the free DOT shuttles with NOT be running on Thanksgiving day, but they will be running the rest of the week.

22 Square Restaurant & Bar

Location: Historic District North
Hotel: The Andaz
Address: 14 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $70 Adults | $30 age 12 and under
Reservations: Required
Learn More: 22 Square Thanksgiving Day Menu

22 Square is the restaurant attached to Andaz Savannah. It’s located just steps away from City Market.

The restaurant is offering a special menu for Thanksgiving that includes a four-course meal with a complimentary holiday spritzer.

For the entree, you can choose from Turkey with Holy Trinity Compound Butter, 14-Hour Pot Roast, or Hickory Smoked Salmon.

Sides include Buttermilk Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Sourdough Stuffing, and more. In addition to the standard Pecan Pie for dessert, they’re also offering Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Icing, Apple Crumble, and Brandied Cherry Rice Pudding.

Belford’s Seafood and Steaks

Location: Historic District | City Market
Address: 315 West St. Julian St., Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $80 per person, +tax and gratuities | Children 12 and under $20 – $25
Reservations: Required
Learn More: Link coming soon

Belford’s is located in the heart of City Market, which is one of Savannah’s most popular entertainment districts. The menu for their Thanksgiving dinner looks delicious!

Starters include options such as She Crab Soup, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Baked Parmesan Butter Oysters. For the main entree, guests can choose from a wide variety of proteins such as turkey, steak, ribs, seafood, and pork chops. The desserts include pumpkin cheesecake, brownies, and white chocolate bread pudding cooked in a Jim Beam whiskey sauce. Yum!

Chart House

Location: Historic District | Riverfront
Address: 202 W Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
Holiday Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $59 – $65, with add-ons (such as lobster) available
Reservations: Suggested
Learn More: Chart House Thanksgiving Day Menu

Thanksgiving dinner service at Chart House begins at $59 per person. It includes a three-course meal with an additional (for a small fee) option to add shareable appetizer plates.

Starters include Lobster Bisque, New England Clam Chowder, Chopped or Caesar Salad, and Brussels sprouts. Entrees include a variety of steak and seafood options, as well as a traditional turkey dinner. For dessert, choose from pecan pie, pumpkin pie, mini lava cake, or the chef’s choice option.

Pacci Italian Kitchen

Location: Historic District North
Hotel: The Kimpton Brice Hotel
Address: 601 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $65/person (+ tax and gratuity) or order A la Carte
Reservations: Yes, via OpenTable
Learn More: Pacci’s Thanksgiving Menu

Pacci serves Italian-inspired cuisine with a Southern twist. For example, on their Thanksgiving day menu, you’ll find gems such as Coca Cola-Braised Short Ribs, Fall Bolognese, Pumpkin Ravioli, a Bourbon and Pineapple Glazed Ham, or Sous Vide Turkey. They’ll be serving appetizers and desserts, as well.

Six Pence Pub

Location: Historic District
Address: 245 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: Approximately $40/plate
Reservations: Walk-Ins Accepted
Website: Six Pence

Six Pence is serving their regular menu all day on Thanksgiving day, but they are also offering a specialty Thanksgiving plate. It includes traditional turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, a choice of green beans or collards, a choice of mashed potatoes or sweet potato soufflé, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

The plate is on a first-come/first-serve basis, so once it runs out… it’s gone.

They do have plenty of hearty meals on the regular menu, though, and this has long been a favorite spot for comfort food and a cozy atmosphere. Try the Shepherd’s Pie!

The Lady & Sons

Location: Historic District
Address: 102 West Congress, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reservations: Not Required
Learn More: The Lady & Sons Thanksgiving Menu

Yes, y’all, it’s true; Paula Deen’s crew will be slapping butter on biscuits as usual during their special Thanksgiving day dinner on the 23rd.

Entrees include your choice of a traditional Roasted Turkey with Dressing, Baked Ham with Citrus Glaze, or Oven-Roasted Pork Loin.

Sides consist of holiday favorites such as Southern-Style Green Beans, Candied Yams, Mac and Cheese, and more. The dessert is “Ooey Gooey Butter Cake” (oh my!) or Peach Cobbler.

The Pirates’ House

Location: Historic District North
Address: 20 E Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $55.95 Adults | $29.95 Kids 4 – 12 | $4.95 3 Kids and under (drinks not included)
Reservations: Available via the website or OpenTable
Website: The Pirates’ House Thanksgiving Day Menu

The “Thanksgiving Grand Buffet” at The Pirates’ House will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. If you’re seeking some diversity in the menu options, this is the place to go!

They’ll be serving a variety of entrees, from traditional turkey and gravy to herb-crusted prime rib to Lowcountry shrimp and grits. They’ll have their famous honey-pecan fried chicken on the buffet, too, as well as a large and varied selection of seafood entrees. The sides and desserts will be plentiful.

The Pirates’ House has children’s menus available for Thanksgiving, too. (It’s always a memorable place to take the kids. Arrggghhh, matey!)

Historic District Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

The following restaurants will be open but won’t have any special Thanksgiving-related menus.

Café M

Location: Historic District | Factor’s Walk
Address: 128 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Café M

Café M will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving day in 2023. This is one of my top picks for breakfast in Savannah’s Historic District, and it’s a classic spot to indulge in a Parisian-style breakfast.

While they aren’t offering a special Thanksgiving day menu, they will be open for all of your breakfast and coffee needs.

Cha Bella

Location: Historic District | East Side
Address: 102 E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Cha Bella

Cha Bella is a farm-to-table restaurant that sources their food from local farmers and fishermen. The restaurant will only be open for dinner on Thanksgiving day, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Cha Bella offers indoor and outdoor seating, and the outdoor patio area is SO beautiful! It’s surrounded by plants and illuminated by twinkle lights, so you’ll feel as if you’re dining beneath the stars.

Collins Quarter

Location: Historic District North
Address: 151 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Collins Quarter

The Collins Quarter isn’t offering a special Thanksgiving meal, but they will be open!

NOTE: Please be kind (both in attitude and with your tips) to service industry workers in Savannah who have given up their holiday to ensure you are fed. 💛

Eastern Wharf District

The Eastern Wharf District is one of the newest areas along Savannah’s waterfront. It’s located towards the far eastern end of the River Street area and is anchored by the Thompson Savannah hotel.


Location: Eastern Wharf District
Hotel: Thompson Savannah
Address: 201 Port St, Savannah, GA
Holiday Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
Website: Fleeting

You’re welcome to order items off their traditional menu, but the culinary team will also have a special Thanksgiving day menu available. It includes tasty items such as Turkey Pot Pie, Ribeye for Two, Green Bean “Cassarole”, Sweet Potatoe Soufflé, and more.

The fun doesn’t end there, though! They’ll have a Thanksgiving brunch menu available on the 24th and 25th that includes delicious options such as Crab Benedict, Challah French Toast, Braised Short Rib, a Collard + Gem Salad, and more!

Plant Riverside District

Staying in the Plant Riverside District? Here’s your best bet for a traditional turkey dinner…

JW Marriott Plant Riverside

Location: Plant Riverside District | Salzburg Ballroom
Hotel: JW Marriott Plant Riverside
Address: 400 W River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $83 (and up) Adults | $39 Kids 5 – 12
Reservations: Required. They can be made via the website or OpenTable
Website: Link coming soon

Executive Chef Eric Fullem and his culinary team will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch buffet in the Salzburg Ballroom at the JW Marriott Plant Riverside. You’ll need reservations to save your spot.

The menu includes options such as Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Slow-Smoked Prime Rib, and Maple-Smoked Turkey Thighs. There will be plenty of sides, charcuterie options, and an assortment of desserts.

Afterwards, you can head over to the nearby Savannah Christmas Market to do some holiday shopping.

Starland District

The Starland District is also known as the Thomas Square Streetcar District, and it is located just south of the Victorian District. Here are a few good restaurants in Starland that will be open on Thanksgiving day.

The Garage

Location: Starland District
Address: 2605 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Website: The Garage at Victory North

The Garage is a popular spot in the Starland District for late-night eats. Their menu is designed for sharing, and the ambiance is warm and cozy.


Location: Starland District
Address: 2224 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: 5 p.m – 10 p.m.
Website: Ukiyo

Ukiyo is the place to go in Savannah for street-style Japanese food. They have plenty of indoor seating, as well as a few outdoor tables (with heaters, if needed). Or, just do as I do and sit at the sushi bar to watch your food being made!

Victorian District

Most of my go-to restaurants in the Victorian District are closed for Thanksgiving, but I can usually count on one of my favorite spots for Chinese food to be open…

Egg Roll King

Location: Victorian District
Address: 1314 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401
Holiday Hours: Until they decide to close
Website: Egg Roll King

The best thing about Egg Roll King is that they have very generous servings. Love them, love their food! I called them on the 23rd (Thankgiving day) to see how late they’d be open, and the answer I got was “Nobody knows! Until we decide to close! We’re open right now, though.” (That was shortly after 3:00 p.m.)

Thanksgiving Takeout Options in Savannah

The following restaurants are not offering in-house meals on Thanksgiving day, but they are offering takeout options. You can pre-order your meal to eat at home or in your hotel room.

Since these are takeout options and the location isn’t as important, I’ll list them in alphabetical order.

Dottie’s Market

Location: Historic District North
Address: 207 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Dottie’s Market
Place Order By: November 17, 2023

Dottie’s is a nostalgic little restaurant specializing in made-from-scratch recipes handed down from the owner’s great-grandmother (and the restaurant’s namesake), Ms. Dottie. Everything is made with love!

The Thanksgiving to-go menu includes a whole turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, a choice of three stuffing options, a choice of five sides, and a choice between four delicious desserts.


Location: Outskirts of Savannah | Isle of Armstrong
Address: 3501 Macceo Dr, Thunderbolt, GA 31410
Website: Desposito’s
Place Order By: November 19, 2023

If you’re not a fan of turkey and would rather enjoy some seafood fresh from the Georgia Coast, then Desposito’s might be a good option for your holiday dinner.

Their Thanksgiving to-go menu consists of turkey (with gravy), ham, lobster pot pie, or lobster mac and cheese. You can also count on popular sides, biscuits, and desserts.

Erica Davis Lowcountry

Location: Outskirts of Savannah | Thunderbolt
Address: 3209 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31404
Website: Erica Davis Lowcountry
Place Order By: November 22, 2023

I love to rave about the folks at Erica Davis Lowcountry any chance I get. They consistently make it onto my list of the best restaurants in Savannah, so this is probably the option I’d pick if I were ordering a Thanksgiving takeout meal.

You can choose from Smoked Turkey, Beef Tenderloin, or Smoked Salmon for the entree, plus there are options for Crab Stew or a Smoked Boston Butt. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, they have the best in the city (in my opinion). There are plenty of sides available, and you can choose Peach Cobbler or Pecan Pie for dessert.

They started out in the catering business, so they have takeout orders down to a science.

Savannah Smokehouse

Location: Historic District North
Address: 16 W State St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Savannah Smokehouse
Place Order By: November 20, 2023

Savannah Smokehouse is offering a Thanksgiving to-go menu that they’ve dubbed a “Heat & Serve Feast.” The price tag is fantastic, coming in at under $200 for a true feast that’ll serve 12 people.

The meal includes smoked turkey breast with stuffing and gravy, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, and a choice of banana pudding, pecan pie, or pumpkin pie for dessert.

They also have an option to order half or full-sized pans of the most popular side dishes to go.

Sisters of the New South

Location: Outskirts
Address: 2601 Skidaway Road
Website: Sisters of the New South
Place Order By: November 17, 2023

Sisters of the South is one of the few options on this list offering a choice of traditional baked turkey or a popular (at least in the South) fried option. The meal can feed a family of 8 – 10 for approximately $130.

They’re known for their Southern-style soul food, and that’s apparent in the menu. For sides, you can choose from mac and cheese, collard greens, yams, cornbread, okra and tomatoes, cabbage, and more.

Sweet Patricia’s

Location: Starland District
Address: 1722 Habersham, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Sweet Patricia’s
Place Order By: November 19, 2023

If you enjoy cooking your own turkey but run out of steam when it comes to the sides, the team behind Sweet Patricia’s can handle the task for you. Similar to Dottie’s, the restaurant is named after the grandmother of one of the owners, and many of the recipes are Italian-style dishes handed down through the generations.

The restaurant is offering numerous side dishes, desserts, and add-ons. They even have breakfast options if you’re feeding a large crew!

You can choose from options like Italian-Style Sausage Stuffing, Fontina and Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Roasted Parmesan Green Beens, Traditional Lasagne, French Toast Casserole, New York-Style Cheesecake, and more. Yum.

Strangebird | Common Thread

Location: Victorian District
Address: 1220 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: Strangebird
Place Order By: November 17, 2023

Strangebird is part of the same restaurant group behind Common Thread in Savannah and FARM Bluffton. They offer farm-to-table dishes, so you can consistently count on the freshest ingredients.

For Thanksgiving, their takeout menu includes Smoked Organic Free-Range Turkey with sides of Cranberry Chutney, Buttermilk Mashed New Potatoes, and Cornbread Dressing. For dessert, choose between pumpkin or pecan pie.

At $350 for a meal meant to serve 6-8 people, this is the most expensive takeout option on the list. However, you do have the option to order just the turkey, just the sides, or just the desserts.

The Pirates’ House

Location: Historic District North
Address: 20 E Broad, Savannah, GA 31401
Website: The Pirates’ House
Place Order By: November 17, 2023 ($50 deposit required)

For $185, you can choose from a turkey dinner or ham dinner at The Pirates’ House that serves 4 – 6 people. No matter which option you choose, they each come with numerous sides (included in the price), their famous honey butter rolls, and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.

There’s an option to select add-ons, too. Want to order an entire pan of stuffing or mashed potatoes? No problem! Need a quart of gravy? They’ve got it. You can request a cheesecake or apple streusel pie, too.

Things To Do Thanksgiving Week in Savannah

When you’re ready to see what events you can enjoy once your belly is full of turkey, I suggest reading my post about Savannah in December.

Many of Savannah’s top holiday events begin Thanksgiving week (the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, the city’s annual tree lighting, the Holiday Lights & Sights Trolley Tour, the Savannah Christmas Market, and December Nights & Lights at the Botanical Gardens), and that post provides the scoop on all of them!

Fellow “Gilmore Girls” fans may remember when Luke snarkily pointed out that Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks “that we’re not Native Americans who got their land stolen in exchange for smallpox-infested blankets.” [video clip here]

On that note, if you’d like to spend some time this week learning about the indigenous peoples of Coastal Georgia, the best place to do so is Massie Heritage Center.

If you prefer to spend the day volunteering, I suggest contacting the folks at Emmaus House to see if they need any assistance. They serve hundreds of meals daily to those in need within our community.

If you have questions about any restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Savannah this year, please comment below and I’ll try my best to answer.