Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room
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Member Reviews (11)
- Mrs Wilkes' Dining RoomMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Dec 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.
- Mrs Wilkes' Dining RoomMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersDec 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!)
- Mrs Wilkes' Dining RoomFirst to ReviewJul 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.