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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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“crab chowder” (188 reviews)
“potato salad” (110 reviews)
“grouper fingers” (37 reviews)
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great ambience in historic bricked river side building. Sweet tea is Southern style. The softshell crab is to die for.

Thank Perrythomasbarrett
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We come here at least twice a year when traveling through the area. We make a point to stop here for lunch when driving from SC to FL. The gator dogs are the best and the potato salad is amazing! This spot is usually busy...More

Thank Jenna1999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Large menu choices. Server Ivan was very good. Mike said his Shrimp and grits was one of the best he’s had. Lisa thought the burger was really good. I had the shrimp salad sandwich with potato salad. Shrimp salad was good, but not the best...More

Thank D-Tektn
Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of friends at here and enjoyed seafood one night. The food was good enough, but overpriced for what we got. The waitress gave me a little bit of a shower with the water pitcher, but was nice and friendly otherwise. I'll probably eat...More

Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed 5 days ago

This building that houses the restaurant has a lot of history. Watch your head as you are going in! the menu is huge=-anything from a sandwich to a full course meal. We had fish which was very fresh and yummy. My husband had a Reuben...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and enjoyed one of the lunch specials which was shrimp and grits. It was very tasty with a creamy sauce and sauteed onions. The shrimp were large and cooked perfectly. Waiter was on point as well. Only recommendation would be to...More

Thank krh4348
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was pretty good. This was one of the first place we ate on our trip. We did end up having much better meals on our trip. I am a foodie that prefers upscale meals. This was a middle of the road restaurant. It...More

Thank Jenifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just out for a walk and happened upon this establishment. Stopped in for a cold beverage and found a great little restaurant with terrific people who greeted us warmly. Try the crab dip appetizer!!! Soooooo good!!! And the Kentucky bourbon barrel beer on tap is...More

Thank 144ernieb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Savannah many times, we have eaten at lots of restaurants. Without a doubt The Cotton Exchanges is one of our favorites. Great food, moderately priced and Miss Jean is a hoot!!

Thank thatbobkat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great friendly place. The crab stuffed mushrooms were the bomb! So much to see along the river, but this was worth 2 visits in w days. A definite highlight to our trip to Savannah.

Thank Ron M
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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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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.
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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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