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Re: Savannah, Georgia
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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 03:24:30 PM »



There is a haunted pub tour, I like part of that, not sure about the haunted..   ;)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60814-d252765-Reviews-Creepy_Crawl_Haunted_Pub_Tour-Savannah_Georgia.html

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McDonough's
Molly McPherson
Six Pence
Rail Pub
Jazz'd Tapas

Our schedule is pretty well booked but I'm okay with that, we do have some hours to cruise around and see what's what.

We will get to go see Old Fort Jackson with the group, and it looks like we do have some time to go and take a peek at some other things while we are there, even if it's just for a few days this time. 

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 04:27:46 PM »
What, no Moon River Brewing on the haunted pub tour?!  They were featured on that ghost show on Discovery Channel.

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 05:25:12 PM »
What, no Moon River Brewing on the haunted pub tour?!  They were featured on that ghost show on Discovery Channel.

I'll add it to my private list of places.   we do have some time away...


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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2011, 11:54:31 AM »


Slid into the Harris Baking company for a late breakfast to clear our heads and get ready for the day.  We each had a very good Omelette (sp) and a nice slice of their fab bread with a scant few chunks of fruit on our plate.  It was good coffee, it can be seen from the Hilton Desoto where we are staying in the historic district and the price was reasonable. 

Now off to find "The Distillery" and walk around Savannah while CP gets her Spa treatment. Maybe if I hang here at the hotel we can both go....

Tybee was fun, the food was alright but pretty much as reported.  We did go over to the lighthouse and nose around and did put our feet into the Atlantic.  So whatever else we do here is on the downslope..   ;)

Going to "Old Fort Jackson" today later.  The wind you guys had on Friday is here today, fishing trips and kayaking tours were cancelled, I hope the tents they have set up at Old Fort Jackson will be up to the task.

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2011, 05:19:38 PM »
I have some neat pics of food from several places in Savannah, but my trusty Droid is resisting USB connection..  I'll do a proper summery in the next few days...

Conclusion:

Savannah is for tourists and it takes real diligence to wade through the "hot new places" and the truth about the food. 


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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 07:17:52 AM »
You can delete this post too, but I'm waiting with bated breath, Mike.  We visit Savannah pretty often but for some reason--maybe we're too busy hanging with friends who live there--have never made a foodie endeavor of it.  I've just never bothered to check Urbanspoon or Chowhound or whatever.  I'm interested in your opinions/recommendations.

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 01:09:11 PM »
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 09:17:31 AM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2011, 08:14:58 AM »
Sounds like in general you all had a good time. No flat out raves for any of the comestibles, though?

I'm pleasantly surprised you weren't unhappy with any of the Crab Shack fare. I had always heard it was just a tourist joint, but it sounds as if it's a cut or two above in at least some of its offerings.

How was the gelato compared to others you've had? The flavors you sampled sounded enticing.

Funny you ended up in Moon River Brewing after slipping out of the ghost tour. In paranormal ciircles, Moon River is known as one of the most haunted places in Savannah. Guess their haints respected y'all enough to leave you alone.  :D
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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2011, 08:43:20 AM »
Sounds like in general you all had a good time. No flat out raves for any of the comestibles, though?

I'm pleasantly surprised you weren't unhappy with any of the Crab Shack fare. I had always heard it was just a tourist joint, but it sounds as if it's a cut or two above in at least some of its offerings.

How was the gelato compared to others you've had? The flavors you sampled sounded enticing.

Funny you ended up in Moon River Brewing after slipping out of the ghost tour. In paranormal ciircles, Moon River is known as one of the most haunted places in Savannah. Guess their haints respected y'all enough to leave you alone.  :D


Since this was a company-driven event (the entire weekend) we honestly didn't want to get out to some of the places we had on our list to try in Savannah,  We had a dinner event every night.  What we could really do was either breakfast/brunch or lunch, and we did.  We will go back and give a few places on my "list" a good try, but this time we were happy to be with Slalom Consulting and their crowd.

The Crab Shack was touristy, (I'll put other pics up on Flickr, as I have time), but the gnats were not too bad, we were hungry, and the beer was cold. My shrimp salad sandwich was good, the stew was better than average. I can't report poorly on things I didn't eat or hear were bad coming from my dining partners.

The Gelato was very good, I was amazed that it was Gelato, it was creamy and flavorful. They also sold Panini's there and that seemed to be what the folks at the counter were ordering. The City Market is a good place to wander while walking around the district.



It was late on a Thursday, and the very haunted Moon River was closing in 45 minutes when we hit the door.  Perhaps we were given a "by" from the spooky things that would have loved to ruin our dreams?  One of the folks in our extended party did go upstairs with a group from another tour and blend in well enough to get the tales that were told.  He was shown some sort of room where ghosts were sure to be, he took pictures, but alas, the flash made them scurry.  I will give Moon River an B+ on bar food btw. we were each pleased with our order, the Gouda potatoes were killer.  Like I said, we will go back and give a few other places a go.

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2011, 09:02:42 AM »
Clips from the Moon River episode of Ghost Adventures here:

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Ghost_Adventures/Episodes_Travel_Guides/Episode_Moon_River_Brewing_Company

The Moon River owners are good people.  Brewmaster Pinkerton does a good job with the beers, I think.  Talk about a beer-friendly city.  "May I have that in a to-go cup, please?"

I confess I am a fan of the touristy Crab Shack, but hey, I AM a tourist.  The lowcountry boil is adequate, and I believe the atmosphere out on the deck outweighs anything negative about the food.  Good place for Sunday brunch with Bloody Marys (after 12:30, of course).

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2011, 09:49:16 AM »
Clips from the Moon River episode of Ghost Adventures here:

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Ghost_Adventures/Episodes_Travel_Guides/Episode_Moon_River_Brewing_Company

The Moon River owners are good people.  Brewmaster Pinkerton does a good job with the beers, I think.  Talk about a beer-friendly city.  "May I have that in a to-go cup, please?"

I confess I am a fan of the touristy Crab Shack, but hey, I AM a tourist.  The lowcountry boil is adequate, and I believe the atmosphere out on the deck outweighs anything negative about the food.  Good place for Sunday brunch with Bloody Marys (after 12:30, of course).

We saw a place on Tybee named Pigs and Shrimp, I was tempted to stop, but the belly was full and life is long.  Savannah is a fun and small city to walk around.  But you have to have a car to get out to the islands and to venture too far.  We didn't really get to explore river walk too much, but I love how the city was constructed with the parks every few blocks. It is relaxing, and enjoyable to be walking under those huge trees draped with Spanish moss every block or two. A good long weekend adventure from here in ATL for sure.

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2013, 02:04:11 PM »
We're going to Savannah next weekend. Any new recommendations?
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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2013, 09:23:32 AM »
The rooftop bar at The Bohemian Hotel has great tapas as well as a great view!  Belford's in the City Market does a nice brunch.  Have fun!

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Re: Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2013, 10:54:45 AM »

My two times to Savannah I was with my wife at a company function so most of the things we did were scheduled and there was not as much time to explore.  Plus the last time we were there it rained for 3 days. 

We always go out to Tybee Island to the Crab Shack just because we always do.  the shrimp are fresh, the beer is cold, and the she-crab soup varies from time to time.

We like the piano bar (Maybe Savannah Smile is the name) and Moon River for a flight of what they are pouring. 

The tour at Ft. Jackson is neat if you have the time, as well as the tour at at Ft. Pulaski.

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