We had a tough time finding places to eat in Savannah. The high end places did not appeal to us, and there did not seem to be much in the way of local, southern food at other price points. We wanted to have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House, but they weren't open on the weekend.
We ended up having dinner one night at a place called Tapas By Anna. Of several unattractively presented, but pretty tasty dishes, the Shrimp and Cheese Grits pictured above was probably the most unattractive and most tasty. I often don't like grits, but these were really good. The fact that they were mostly cheese probably didn't hurt...
Our only other meal of note in Savannah was lunch at B.Matthews Eatery - an attractive little place with comfortable inside and outside dining.
Their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich was very good - light breading on the tomato so that the flavor could still come through. It was accompanied by a colorful, fresh salad, which was a much appreciated change of pace from our recent diet.
The Black-Eyed Pea Cake Sandwich was also good, if a bit gummy. It came with a really nice tomato and basil soup.
I'm sure there are much better places to dine in Savannah, but we were not able to find them - we enjoyed walking around the historic downtown district looking for them, though.
Tapas By Anna
314 W Saint Julian St.
325 E. Bay St.