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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

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$$ - $$$
Downtown
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
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience, arrive by 10:30am if you want to be seated by 11:00am. Otherwise, expect a 40-60min line but it is totally worthy. Don't arrive close to 2pm as they usually do not accept more people in line during busy season times as I was said by a waiter. Once you are inside, all foods are displayed on the 8-10... More 

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Thank Nelson N
Greenwich, Connecticut
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to try southern cooking here is your chance.Rumor is that President Obama came here This place is only open for lunch . Food is served family style and at communal tables . There is no menu but there are many dishes including meat, chicken and lots of sides . It is all you can eat for $22.... More 

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Thank Steven H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The line moves fast and it is worth the wait- this was like Thanksgiving all over again, but with Southern foods. We were so stuffed we ended up skipping dinner altogether. Service was southern hospitality and fabulous.

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Thank yanquiloca
Claremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were stunned and very happy with this experiencer. The very best southern dishes, and they serve every dish in platers on the table. The portions are unlimited. When you go in, you will be seated at a large table with other people. The food comes quick and it is endless and delicious. Being from the south, I can say... More 

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Thank cbhine
Warren, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of food. All very tasty. Family style eating makes for very interesting conversation and you get to meet a lot of people. The fried chicken and barbecue pork was superb! The waitresses are wonderful.

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Thank Z M
Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest issues most people had about going to Mrs. Wilkes was waiting in a long line. But we went half hr before they opened and the line went fast. Once inside, its a nice comfy place to eat, like going to a family member for lunch. We went after moving to Savannah in 2015, all the great reviews were... More 

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Thank bears85payton
Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you are visiting Savannah Monday through Friday. Hours are 11am to 2pm. You will be served if you are in line by 2pm. Recommend you skip breakfast the day you go, you won't leave hungry.

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Thank LynetteJoines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Mrs. Wilkes’ because it is listed in 1000 Places to Go Before You Die and because of the stellar reviews in Tripadvisor. Guests are seated at communal tables and the meal is served family style. Three main entrees were served – fried chicken, bbq ham hocks, and beef stew. 20+ sides were served as well as dessert... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Savannah as often as we can and always go to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room during the trip if we are there on a weekday (sadly, they are not open on the weekend). Plan to get there early. We arrive between 9:30 - 10:00 (opens at 11:00) and have been able to get in on the first round... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. My GF and I waited in line for about an hour. Well worth the wait, don't get discouraged. You sit at table of ten people among six tables in the dining room. The table is full of side dishes plus fantastic fried chicken, meatloaf and barbecued pork. Everything is delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?