5 Best Places for Oysters in Savannah

Savannah is famous for many things: its haunted history, being on the edge of the sea, and having fresh and delicious locally sourced seafood. 

At South Key Management, we love exploring the new and historic restaurants in Savannah so we can confidently recommend places for our guests to try. 

Here are five of our favorite places to try if you want to grab oysters in Savannah.

1 – Savannah Seafood Shack

Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Savannah Seafood Shack is known for their fried food, including their seafood cones made up of a waffle cone, creamy coleslaw, seafood of choice, and their house sauce. 

In addition to oysters, they serve the best low country boil in Savannah. 

Stop by Savannah Seafood Shack if you are looking for a famously delicious fried oyster cone (yes, it is possible) or a fried oyster combo. 

2 – Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar

Located on West Congress Street in Savannah in one of the oldest buildings in Georgia, Sorry Charlie’s offers fresh seafood and oysters. 

Sorry Charlie’s offers the following oyster options:

  • Raw Bar Oysters
  • Roasted Oysters
  • Butter Garlic and Parmesan 
  • Rockefeller (kale, bacon, jalapeno, shrimp)
  • Casino (red peppers, jalapeno, bacon, aged parmesan) 

Stop by during their happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm-6pm for $1 oysters, $3 beer, and $5 bubbles! 

3 – Bernie’s Oyster House

Bernie’s Oyster House has two locations: River Street in historic Savannah and Tybee Island and they are open seven days a week. The River Street location is in a pre-Civil War warehouse, pairing important history with delicious food. 

Bernie’s oyster offerings include:

  • ½ dozen oysters
  • Dozen oysters
  • Tub of oysters
  • 5 fried oysters 

If you are spending a day at Tybee Island, don’t forget to stop by Bernie’s for some oysters before you head back!

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4 – River House Seafood

Another restaurant located on River Street; River House has been locally owned since 1982. Enjoy the historical cobblestone building (historically used for cotton in the 18th century), with a picturesque view of the Savannah River. 

River House offers:

  • Chargrilled oysters
  • A dozen oysters topped with spinach, breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic butter, and parsley
  • Fried oyster platter
  • River House Seafood boil

If you are looking for fresh food, river views, and live music (Friday and Saturday) check out River House! 

5 – 201 Seafood Restaurant

If you are looking for a place with a more modern vibe, 201 Seafood Restaurant is the place for you. Advertised as a seafood restaurant and tapas lounge, 201 mixes the savory traditional flavors of the south with Chatham’s native flavor. 

In the 201 Seafood Restaurant, you can find oysters in the following options:

  • Raw oysters
  1. ½ dozen
  2. Dozen

  • Steamed oysters
  1. ½ dozen
  2. Dozen

  • Oysters a la chalaca
  1. Shucked, flash steamed oysters with citrus juice, tomato, cilantro, topped with fried Andes corn

For a fresh seafood experience prepared by an acclaimed chef, head to 201 Seafood Restaurant. 

There are so many delicious restaurants in Savannah that honor the flavor traditions of the South. Next time you are here and craving some oysters, check out one of our recommendations.

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