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The Cotton Exchange Tavern & Restaurant

201 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1220
+1 912-232-7088
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sat at the bar. Their shrimp were great, salmon was great, scallops good...The story about the building is fun. Bartender was awesome and friendly!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CSIJWyman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything was made fresh to order. There French onion soup was wonderful and perfect for a cold afternoon. I had the chicken quesadilla delicious. This was the cleanest place to eat. Silverware was spotless. Service was outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U2848VXclaudiag
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food here is on point! the views are amazing ( right on the water!!) Something for everyone on the menu all the staff were super friendly!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CRB1976
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in here for a quick drink and a bite at the bar. Had some great garlic shrimp and ice cold adult beverages. Odd experience with one of the bartenders who appeared to be specializing in sarcasm, other than him, this was a cool place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jtavessuede
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just managed to squeeze in here as it was packed. We sat up at the bar as all the tables were full. I had a NY strip steak which was perfectly cooked, and baked potato. The barmaid was pleasant, efficient and had a good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 974janetr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Bonaventure guide dropped us off close by and mentioned starting out his bartender career here with. Mean Jean ( forgive me if I don’t have name right). We stopped in for a beer and the atmosphere. Food around us looked good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heartstotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to lunch, easy walk from the City Market parking garage. We were pleasantly surprised that the parking charge was just $5 (event that weekend). Using google maps we walked down to the river and to the Cotton Exchange. There are no advanced reservations, they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank VaCarol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the seafood here! Live music and nice cold beer! Staff is super friendly and welcoming. Pub grub was good too!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank s w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and it is a nice place in a cool location, it has good and quite fast service, good food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank natsd75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter alone made this a great experience. I wish I could recall his name, as he was the friendliest waiter I have ever encountered in my many years. The food was good as well, and the prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovethebeachcw
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from JuneC36 | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating. This restaurant is located in the River Front area along with other shops and restaurant. The walkway outside are narrow, uneven sidewalks full of people so there isn't any room to do outside seating... More
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Ariesontour | Reviewed this property |
You go there and they put you on a list and you have to wait your turn... but it worth
Damon B
September 23, 2016|
Response from Gary B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-232-7088
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