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Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

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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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Creston, Canada
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86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

..... Just to tell you what you're eating! Dish after dish comes your way, and if you're not southern you might not know what they are. If not adventurous you probably won't try them because there is so much to choose from you might stick to the familiar. Save a tiny bit of room at the end for dessert. We... More 

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Mansfield, Georgia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

10 people at a table served family style with Southern cooking and southern iced tea. Plenty for everybody fried chicken and ham were the main courses and at least 10 side dishes. Thought they would have had better deserts and water was difficult to get but definitely a do once experience.

Thank Shasta C
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Eating at Mrs Wilkes is a delightful experience. You sit around a large table, often with someone you have never met. The food is served family style, I have always found good conversation to complement the excellent meal. The dining area reminds me of eating at my grandmothers on Sundays. Get there early, there is usually a line and depending... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Our group of 5 arrived about 10 minutes before the restaurant opened. The line to get in stretched down the block and around the corner. After just over 2 hours we were finally shown to our table. Just before you are seated the food is delivered and set on your table family style, and you share your meal with others.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Mrs Wilkes is more than a restaurant, it's a cultural food experience!! Skip Paula's place and head to the real southern cuisine in Savannah, Mrs Wilkes on Jones St. Breakfast and lunch only and be prepared to stand in line on one of the prettiest streets in Savannah!! It's a "don't miss" stop when in Savannah!!

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Regina, Canada
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195 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

So much food. Tasted so good. Tummy hurts now. Why, oh why, did I eat breakfast this morning? I will be dreaming about fried chicken tonight. I will wake up with a pillow that is wet from drool.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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160 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

We get to Savannah from time to time, and always include a lunch stop at Mrs. Wilkes' on every visit. The food is strictly Southern -- what we know in New Jersey as "soul food," though I doubt that that's what Mrs. Wilkes would have called it. I wouldn't rate this regional cuisine up there with Italian, Indian, or Japanese,... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

We arrived about 5 minutes before the restaurant opened on a Monday morning. The line was already wrapped around the corner. We waited 2 hours and 15 minutes but it was worth the wait. We spent the time in line in conversation so it was was pleasant. The food was delicious! It was down home southern cooking and there was... More 

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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Mrs. Wilkes was recommended by a women who was sitting with me on the plane to Savannah. She said we just had to eat there it was excellent. She told us to arrive a little early because hours are limited and there is always a line. She was right-we only waited about 10 minutes and went in to find our... More 

Thank Pat S
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We just returned from a trip to Savannah and stopped at Mrs. Wilkes for lunch one afternoon. First of all, if you are going, try to get there when the doors open because you will wait outside the restaurant for at least 40 minutes if you don't. The food received mixed reviews from the four of us. Two of us... 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
USD 20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?