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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

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As featured in 3 Days in Savannah and 1 other guide
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107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
+1 912-232-5997
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Rhode Island
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is the "real" southern experience with a great history. It is totally unique and totally worth it. However, the line to get in is long and slow ( ten people let in when a table of ten is open). You eat family style with the ten people next to you in line. When you are seated all of the... More 

1 Thank rsri
Miramar, FL
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We actually arranged our departure from Savanah to be able to eat there on Monday since they are closed on weekends. Food is amazing, pleantiful, and you meet nice people while standing in line for over an hour. You need to get there by 10am to make it in with the first group, and they open at 11am. It was... More 

Thank Carlos C
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Something for everyone - perfectly fried chicken, BBQ beef, pot roast, meatloaf - even a vegetarian could do well with the bowlfuls of side dishes (we counted around 18!). Get there early to secure a place in line and enjoy!

Thank SmilingTrees
Wahpeton, North Dakota
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We were so hungary, but when we walked out we were so full we actually 'hurt' We had over 20 side dishes to go with the chicken, pork and beef stew. Family style. There is a waiting line, so go early to put your name in.

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Weatherford, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We knew we were going to be in for a long wait and had decided to go for it. After 2 1/2 hours, we finally got seated with people we had visited with during our wait. The service and hospitality inside is excellent. The southern dishes are tasty and plentiful...to the point where there is not enough room on your... More 

Thank kap23
Ithaca, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

2 hours standing in a line on a hot, sunny spring day. Far longer than I've ever waited for a table. At times wondering if it was worth it, wondering what else could we have been doing during our short stay in Savannah. But the smiles and comments from those lucky few who trickled out after their meal, kept us... More 

Thank jct2k11
New London, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

The granddaughter of Mrs. Wilkes brought us fresh hot biscuits and taught us the proper southern way to eat them. Obviously, with pure cane syrup is the only way to eat them! Mrs Wiles is a southern homestyle family barbecue place set in a Victorian home. You are seated with strangers and served a feast of fixings with some of... More 

Thank Jennifer F
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I really did not think it would be worth the 2 1/2 hour wait to get in. I didn't think a family-style restaurant would have quality food. I didn't think it would really be worth $20. But I was wrong on all counts. You are warmly greeted once you get to the door. You are seated 10 to a table... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Mrs Wilkes doesn't take reservations so there is generally a long wait to get in. Once you do get in you are seated "family style" at a big table for 10 with whoever happens to be in line when they make the count. Table is already laid with an immense spread of meats, vegetables, sides prepared in traditional southern style,... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I cannot express just how good this food is. Many places cli to be the best spot for southern food. Not even close. The other reviews are correct, arrive early to beat the long line. But there is a line for a reason. The dining rooms are nothing fancy but still have a days past type of feel. The family... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-232-5997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?