Oct. 12, 2015 | By Lauren Cleland
THE BEST OUTDOOR DINING IN SAVANNAH
When fall arrives, we take every opportunity to dine on the sidewalk or sip wine on a rooftop. Plan your outdoor dining experiences around these waterfront seats, patios with vibrant cocktail scenes and rooftops with scenic skyline views.
The Wyld Dock Bar: This Savannah waterside hangout is known for serving New American fare with a seafood focus & killer speciality cocktails – including an adult slushie known as the Painkiller!
Pro Tip: Be prepared to wait for a table. Pass the time by playing bocce ball or lounging around the fire pit with a drink from the bar.
Top Deck Bar: Cocktails + charcuterie + skyline views go to together like peas & carrots. Enjoy all of the above at this rooftop gem.
Pro Tip: Arrive before sunset to get a prime seat & order the signature mojito. You’ll thank me.
AJ’s Dockside Grill: Nothing compares to the sunset view at this Tybee landmark. They offer 46 bottled beers, fresh seafood, friendly service, and a beautiful setting for your Tybee Island dining experience.
Pro Tip: Save room for the key lime pie!
Rocks on the Roof: Featuring a fire pit, live entertainment, and a menu with extensive tapas, drink and martini choices, Rocks on the Roof is Savannah’s newest hotspot.
Pro Tip: The truffle fries will change your life.
The Crab Shack: This Tybee island eatery serves giant platters piled with crab legs. Don’t like seafood? Order their delicious BBQ!
Pro Tip: Be sure to stop & feed the gators! They’re located in their own pen at the left of the hostess stand.
Vic’s on the River: Enjoy stunning views of the Savannah River & or the hustle & bustle of Bay Street at this beloved Savannah eatery. Added bonus? They offer live piano music every evening!
Pro Tip: Arrive before the lunch rush to get a prime ship-watching spot.
Coco’s Sunset Grill: This technicolor Tybee Island eatery serves up fresh food and dockside views every day of the week.
Pro Tip: If you’re dining at sunset, be sure to get a seat in the bar. The staff includes all bar patrons in their nightly sunset toast.
Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina: Dine on a brightly painted patio or in an open air dining room at this cantina located in Savannah’s Victorian District.
Pro Tip: The picnic tables on the patio are perfect for groups!
Perch at Local 11 Ten: Nestled amongst the treetops over the restaurant, Perch is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy a specialty cocktail and admire the live oaks.
Pro Tip: Order the Rosemary Lemon Martini for a dash of palate-cleansing pleasure!
Churchill’s Pub: Want to dine in the heart of the historic district? Churchill’s rooftop terrace is perfect for you! Their live music schedule only adds to the ambiance.
Pro Tip: Be sure to stop on the lower level for a visit to Winston’s Wine Cellar!
The Firefly: Come nightfall, this downtown cafe twinkles, just like its namesake!
Pro Tip: The Firefly is great for lunch OR dinner – but there is something truly magical about this place all lit up at night.