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Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room

107 W Jones St, Savannah, Georgia 31401, USA
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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Suzanne S
    5 Jul 03, 2014

    Savannah's best kept secret for experience "true" southern cooking in the same quaint setting it was served in during the turn of the century! Selma Wilkes ran a boarding house and cooked the food th

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
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    5 Apr 13, 2014

    Love Mrs. Wilkes! It's a nice experience in that you experience home cooked meals in a different and amazing way!

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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    Probably THE best meal I've ever had in my entire life. I can't remember all the sides at the table, but I remember the smile on my face and the wonderful people I got to meet through the experience. Highly recommend - in fact a MUST see while you're in town.

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Jackie K
    4 Feb 19, 2014

    Worth the wait in line. This family style eatery is wonderful! Go one hour before the last seating, a shorter line.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Dec 10, 2013

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is a must-stop destination while traveling in Savannah. The queue is long and forms quickly, even before it opens so be sure you get here prior to 11 AM to get early seats. Also, it only opens from 11-2. Be prepared to sit in a dining table room setting with other diners. The purpose is to encourage talk with other customers. The 15+ course meal is prepared and available at your disposal. Highly recommended for any visitors coming to Savannah.

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    5 Dec 10, 2013

    It’s no surprise you can find Savannah’s best mac and cheese at the city’s most popular lunch spot. In 1943, Sema Wilkes began serving traditional southern fare at her boarding house in downtown Savannah, and 70 years later patrons still line up outside of Mrs. Wilkes’ to savor home-cooked goodness like fried chicken, collard greens, and heavenly cheddar mac in a family-style atmosphere. (Even President Obama is a fan!)

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Don G
    5 Jul 30, 2013

    Best southern cooking restaurant on the planet. Get there early for lunch, 10:45 AM suggested.

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Tina S
    5 May 20, 2013

    This restaurant has been around since I was a little girl. They have hosted digitaries and presidents. the best southern food in the south bar none! Just minutes drive from my vacation home

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Janet W
    5 May 14, 2013

    A Savannah tradition of family-style southern food. Only open for lunch Monday through Friday. Plan to stand in line so don't arrive too hungry. Cash only.

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  • Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
    Craig Kellar
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Classic boardinghouse dining experience. Come here, sit at a large table with a bunch of strangers, and then pass around the bowls of comfort food and stuff yourself to your heart's content. Luckily, I was able to come here while Mrs. Wilkes was still alive and got to see her overseeing the place to ensure her customers all had a great time.

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    5 Sep 09, 2013
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    Patricia C
    5 Sep 03, 2013

    Best Southern buffet in the Historic district

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    Ryan W
    5 Aug 15, 2013

    A must eat in Savannah. The wait is worth it.

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5.0 out of 5
14 members' reviews
407 people visited Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room

Description

Often distinguished by a line out the door, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a popular choice for authentic Southern cuisine.

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