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Johnny Harris Restaurant - CLOSED

1651 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-4139
+1 912-354-7810
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
10 Feb 2017
“Darn Good Ribs”
27 Jun 2016
“Sadly, Closing Forever”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1651 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-4139
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

So I have a little restaurant of my own and we have been experimenting with BBQ over the last couple of years and its been a success. So when I travel, particularly through the south, I make it a point to try out what looks...More

Thank charlesregal
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's unfortunate that the owners of this formerly fine restaurant decided to close its doors permanently and will later open a different restaurant, instead of trying harder to improve the downward spiral of the much loved Johnny Harris Restaurant. The reputation they cultivated over the...More

Thank lakelark
Reviewed 12 June 2016

For almost 100 years, this wonderful place has been a meeting house for so many, They have had famous, and not-so-famous eat here in the bar, the kitchen area, and in the ballroom. My mother recalls dancing on their dance floor under the stars. The...More

Thank tybeebeachgirl
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This restaurant is beautiful! They have a large parking lot and private dining rooms for groups. It is huge inside. They have full bar and have no problem giving separate checks. Casual dress is acceptable. Our group of 14 had reservations and were seated in...More

Thank ReadyToGo44
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We sat in the bar area which may have been a mistake - the hostess said we would be served faster but we waited nearly an hour for our food, although there were very few customers. Crab dip was okay. Fried chicken, mac and cheese,...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Seriously cattery feel. 4 busses. 1 "bar" server, crappy wine for 5.50 and small pour. Stuffed in seats and tables. Fresh food, but hated it. Bbq, fried chicken overcooked, green beans also bad. Go away from here.

2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

First visit today. Really enjoyed our two salads. I had the spinach, walnut and shrimp salad. My wife had the chicken salad. Both were good. Her's probably better. More of a fruit tray with two scoops of chicken salad in the middle. Not sure how...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Harris' is the place you go to get a few favorite things - 1/2 fried chicken - divine!! 1924 salad. My husband loves the bbq lamb sandwich. My 92 year old father loves their crab stew. They used to serve the garlic cheese spread with...More

Thank csr944
Reviewed 16 March 2016

In the restaurant there are plaques of famous people who have eaten there like Clint Eastwood and many many more but thanks to Diamond tour once again we did not get to eat in but to the banquet center next door for a buffet that...More

2  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We ate there last night and had a very pleasant dinner. The main dining room was open in the center with booths surrounding the center which is where we ate. I had the half rack of baby bad pork ribs, French fries and toast triangles....More

1  Thank yellowstone1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1651 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-4139
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
  • Phone Number: +1 912-354-7810
For over 90 years, Johnny Harris Restaurant has been a staple of Historic Savannah dining. Three public dining rooms: the "Kitchen", the "Ballroom" with high starlit ceiling, and the Maple Room Tavern all provide an eclectic atmosphere for your dining enjoyment. The signature BBQ sauces are a great compliment to the famous pit-smoked items, and the secret recipe fried chicken is not to be missed. Family ownership gives this restaurant an intimate feel despite it's size, and the restaurant cookbook, penned by Julie D. Lowenthal, is a must take home keepsake. Private dining room bookings are available as well as adjacent banquet facilities with seating up to 200.
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