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“Closing soon maybe not such a bad thing”
Review of Johnny Harris Restaurant - CLOSED

Johnny Harris Restaurant
Price range: US$0 - US$22
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 March 2016

My wife and I had heard that this was a landmark for years in Savannah.We thought we should see it before they close the doors.We went there for lunch.You can see how in its day this place must have been something special.Even today although a little tired it was an interesting place to visit.You could feel the history.My wife had some gumbo and I had french onion soup and they were both very average.
We were there for lunch and I elected to have there signature bbq sandwich.Being from Maine I had high expectations for bbq .It was very bland and quite taste less.My wifes chicken sandwich was ok according to her.Glad we got to see this establishment but if they were staying open we would not be repeat customers.

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Thank Mainelytravel
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This soon to close forever restaurant is a Savannah tradition. Its a beautiful building in a good location. The service is excellent, as is the food. So very sad to see it closing.

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Thank flynfuzz
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

This restaurant is beyond description. Built in 1924, it is gorgeous. I cannot believe it will be destroyed for a strip mall. The food was good, but the place was beyond description. BEAUTIFUL!

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1  Thank MikeRSM
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great food and love the atmosphere- you can definitely tell from main dining room there is lot of history in this place --- So very sad to find out there they will be tearing it down for more commercial spots, like there isn't enough on Victory Drive! Enjoyed food and wonderful atmosphere that you just can't find in too many places.

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Thank familytraveler0708
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Had the noon special. Good as always and had it smoked this time instead of fried. It was just as good. Hate to see it close after 90-years.

Thank Peepye
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