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“CLOSED, so sad!”
Review of Johnny Harris Restaurant - CLOSED

Johnny Harris Restaurant
Price range: US$0 - US$22
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 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 food always excellent. You will be missed.Tragic how we turn away knowing we could have saved this diamond-of-a-place.

Thank tybeebeachgirl
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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 a private room in the back. Our waiter, Landon, was excellent, friendly and attentive. The food was very good. The house wines: Merlot, Cabernet, and Zinfandel were very nice. Steaks were thick, juicy and tasty. The fried chicken, which they are noted for, was really good, as was the salmon and Crabmeat au Gratin. The coconut pie was creamy and tasty; the Trifle large and delicious; but the Mud Pie was soooo good! It is so sad that this fine establishment will be torn down the end of May 2016 for a strip mall. Get there as soon as you can before they close.

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Thank ReadyToGo44
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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, slaw, bbq pork, chicken sandwich, all just okay. What was inexcusable was mashed potatoes that tasted like instant which had been frozen in a scoop and reheated, and mushy broccoli which also seemed to have been frozen and reheated. The waitress was pleasant. We wanted to try it before it closes and wished we had gone elsewhere - too many great restaurants in Savannah to waste money here.

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Thank Karen E
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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
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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 that sounds but it was very good.
We were both pleased with our meal. The taste and the value.

Thank Tony B
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