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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%
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“brunswick stew” (33 reviews)
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“bread” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1651 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404-4139
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21 - 30 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 30 January 2016

My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant very much. I really enjoyed the look of the place in the main dining area. It looked like something out of an old time movie. All of the wood booths with a spot for curtains and non working...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We were seated in one of the cozy booths in the main dining room. We had excellent service. Our server was very helpful. Sampled the fried green tomatoes, lamb sandwich, and pimento cheese burger. Everything was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!!

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I sure hate to see places like this torn down for a strip mall and parking lot. Very sad. This place started in 1924 as a BBQ shack and by 1936 it's what you see before you today. The round design was influenced by the...More

1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken pecan salad. Delicious! It was exactly as Brennan, our server, described...chicken salad surrounded by fruit. Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent.

1  Thank Valorie C
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The atmosphere makes me think about a time when folks danced in the ball room. The food is wonderful ! Dining offers a dining room , bar, and cafe style.

Thank jenmodern
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Stopped in for lunch and only grabbed a few burgers but the service and the burgers were very good. We were running a little late for a tee time so the waiter, Eric did a great job of getting us served quickly. We'll give it...More

Thank pat s
Reviewed 11 January 2016

well I have lived in Savannah for about 6 years always heard of Johnny Harris but it was not in walking distance ,from Downtown ,I don't drank and drive. but news of it closing down made me go .my wife and I so did love...More

Thank nelliot
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Came into town and this was the first sit down place we came to. Great atmosphere. I enjoyed looking at the framed autographed menus. The shrimp jambalaya was zesty (spicy,but not hot) and tasty,though the tomato sauce slightly overpowered the shrimp. Good sized lunch portion....More

Thank guinevere68
Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you're visiting Savannah, check this restaurant out before it's too late. It appears it will be demolished for a shopping center/housing comples unless fate steps in. This restaurant is a Savannah icon that first began as a Bar-que shack in 1924, not far from...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Had our thanksgiving dinner here. Way overpriced! Lousy food. Charged $1 extra for a tossed salad. No mention of this by the waiter or on the menu. Very disappointed. Would not recommend this place when there are so many other wonderful places to eat in...More

Thank potteryone
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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