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Historic District - North
0.5 km from Savannah Historic District
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We arrived about 10:35 a.m. on a Monday and waited about 1.5 hours. The food was good and it was fun to try lots of southern food. I liked the fried chicken, green beans, fried okra, cucumber salad and sweet tea the best. It is...cash only. I’m glad I visited but wouldn’t do it a second time.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved this! The food was delicious! We arrived about 10:40 AM and there was already a very long line even though the restaurant didn't open until 11 AM. We finally got to eat about 1:15 PM. We underestimated our parking time by about 10...minutes (needed more than 3 hours), but thankfully didn't have a parking ticket. My husband loved the fried chicken, and my favorite was impossible to choose from the many sides. There were 25 different dishes served on the Friday we were there. It was well worth the wait and we highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-do in Savannah! Not only are the people so nice, but the food is incredible! And it is endless. Come very, very hungry. The history is very intesting, too!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The long line and wait(1 hour 20 minutes) was worth every minute. The food is delicious the employees are so wonderful and our new friends we met from all over the Country were so great!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend - it was a fabulous experience! Visiting Savannah for the first time, with my 14 year old son who really likes to eat! We arrived at about 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, and waited for about an hour and a half, but it...was well worth the wait. Best fried chicken we ever had, and the table was filled with more options then anyone could eat. The families we stood in line with and dined with were super friendly and such a pleasure to interact. We left very full and happy - would definitely recommend you make the time to go.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As so many other visitors have commented - Mrs Wilkes is such a worthwhile experience. The line is long but organised. They take in 4 x 10 people in the first sitting then after about 29 mins a second set of 4x 10 people. As...great niece says in her welcome - once you are in there are no more waits as the tables are set with so many southern comfort dishes including the infamous fried chicken. Every dish is yummy. Eating with at least 8 other strangers is only temporarily uncomfortable as the ice is easily broken by discussing the delicious food. You pay your $30 per head on leaving - no cards accepted just cash or cheque. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best chicken I've had in my life! Everything was really good! Highly recommend, even waiting an hour with a hurt back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A true southern comfort food experience. Start your day by skipping breakfast...trust me, if you don't, you will wish you had! Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a scenic walk from the river front.  We arrived at 10:45 am and were the second couple in line. ...When we left the line wrapped around the corner! I can appreciate there's a long wait if you are not in the first or second group to eat. You will be guided in to sit at a table with about 10 other people. Don't be shy, you may be amazed at who you meet!  We had such a great time eating and conversing with our tablemates, one of which was Mr. Wilkes, I completely forgot to take photos...a first for me! But a true testament to how delicious the food and amazing the company was! Food is served family style. It is all you can eat. Bring a second stomach, you will need it!  We never felt rushed.  It is well worth the $30 per person charge. 🛑 They only accept cash or check. But don't fear, there is an ATM on site for those who forget. Mrs. Wilkes is the southern comfort food Grandma everyone needs! More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed March 13, 2024 via mobile

Wonderful experience. This was our third visit. The food is just delicious. My favorite is the fried chicken. The staff are so friendly and helpful! Even got to meet some of Mrs. Wilkes family members. You really should make a point to visit! You will...not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 29, 2024

Looking for DELICIOUS southern home cooking favorites? Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is where you need to go. The food is traditional, fresh, full of flavor and plentiful. It was enjoyable and interesting talking with those at your communal table. We had a special treat, the...lovely Mrs. Wilkes' sat with us. Without a doubt, the time we visit Savannah, Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room will be on our itinerary.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 16, 2024

The food is as delicious as you hope it’ll be! Here’s how it works (posting these details because I couldn’t find this info when I searched prior to going): We arrived at 10:15 on a Friday and the line was already about 80ish people long....We were finally seated a few minutes after noon. There are eight tables that each sit eight. So, if you’re further back in line than 64, you won’t get seated when they first open. Once they seat all of them, no one else will be seated until a full table leaves. All of the food and sweet tea is already on the table when you sit down. Don’t worry about not getting to each bowl of food, they’ll be refilled if you need more. I read some advice to take one spoonful of each thing - that’s great advice. There’s a TON of different dishes. And definitely save room for dessert, both options are absolutely delicious. The staff are all super sweet, we didn’t feel at all rushed. But, knowing there was still a line of folks waiting, the kind thing to do is finish up, get up, pay and go. You’ll need a bit of walking around to work that meal off! No credit cards accepted, by the way, so make sure you remember to bring cash.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 15, 2024

Absolutely wonderful. This is a must when in Savannah. Great food! Great Atmosphere! Great Staff! Located on a scenic street. The family style experience is one to experience. You get to meet new people and enjoy great food. It was definitely worth the wait in...line.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 20, 2023

The food is out of a can or box. The banana pudding is jello with a few banana and wafers out of box. It is cooked southern style. Not worth the time or money.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2023

This was the best food I've had in Georgia! Fun experience eating with strangers. There was a wait but it was so worth it. Recommend to arrive 45 min before opening. Food was fantastic! Everything I imagined southern food to be. All the side dishes...were incredible and loved the fried chicken. Staff was very pleasant. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 13, 2023 via mobile

What a fantastic family style restaurant. If you love Southern cooking at it's best, then you have to eat here. You meet some interesting people Dine on a large number of veggies and meat And all is included, good, drinks, dessert, bread. I will be...back there again!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Response from Dustin G | Reviewed this property |
not sure was there during thanksgiving but its first come first serve and line can be very long i would get there early
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Last I checked, they did not.
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When we were there tables were all outside and people did have dogs with them on leashes.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5