A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o'clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds seats at one of the large ... More
Mrs Wilkes Dining Room
A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o'clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds seats at one of the large tables-for-ten shared by strangers. Tabletops are crowded with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins and biscuits. The menu changes daily so regulars can have something different every day. Stop by and enjoy the special pleasure of a meal shared with neighbors and strangers.
If you want to experience southern food at it's finest then Mrs Wilkes is for you- We had 15 people in our party and when we left we all were stuffed like a 3 day tick! From the fried chicken to the banana puddin' this is the place for southern comfort food! Any person north of the mason dixon line who needs to understand why northern food compared to southern food is like a cold piece of white bread vs. a hot buttermilk biscuit nees to experience Mrs. Wilkes.
I had the opportunity to dine at Mrs. Wilkes when I was in Savannah on business and I loved it. All the food is delicious. The service is great as well. I wish there was one in L.A.
A co-worker is heading to Savannah to visit and I told her that she has to go to Mrs Wilkes' at least once during her stay.
This is the best place to dine in Savannah for southern food!
We visited in June 2006 with my Girl Scout Troop of 12.They were so accommadating to our group.The girls loved the food(Hard to Please preteen and teens)Will dine again in April 07 with my Cub Scout Group.
Don't miss it!
Although the wait was long, it was definitely worth the wait. I loved the food and the service. The way they served you; bringing out bowl after bowl of food reminded me of dinner at home while growing up. I am from a large family and it definitely brought back fond memories.
What I also enjoy about Mrs Wilkes is that we always meet people from various parts of the US; as well as the world.
Everytime we come to Savannah we always make it our first priority to visit Mrs Wilkes restaurant. Very enjoyable!
If you want some great Southern cooking in a warm and friendly place, you must go to Mrs. Wilkes. Go early because the line forms early. It is family style service. They seat you at open tables with others and just bring out the food and you serve yourself as you like. When you are done, you take your dishes to the kitchen. It is fun and the food is great... I would suggest skipping breakfast before you go and taking a stroll in the beautiful neighborhood when you are done. The value is even better for the quality and quantity. So if you want to experience something great, especially if you are a visitor and would like to see some Southern charm, go to Mrs. Wilkes.
I have lived in Savannah for 3 yrs now, so I just went to Mrs. Wilkes for lunch about 2 months ago. At first I was a little hesitant about sitting with people I didn't know, but the food was great and I have never seen so much food at one table in my life. Well the conversation flowed freely and by the time I left, I had made some friends, some were from Savannah, some just visiting. It was great!! I can't wait to come back and bring my husband.
Hi, myself and a good friend were in Savannah two weeks ago and went on the Historic tour and stopped off and went to Mrs. Wilkes for dinner. What a wonderful place and the food was just wonderful and we were only in line for 20-30 minutes and met some very nice people there. My husband and myself are headed back there next year for visit. I think that he will love it as did I. I have purchased the cookbook and have made the mac and cheese and fried chicken and have incorporated some other recipes into my menue for thanksgiving. It was a Wonderful experience! C. Stpierre
This was my second time dining here, but the first time for my wife. Visiting this place is similar to visiting the wine cellar at Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa, FL; If you have never been there before then you have to do it. This is a wonderful establishment for first timers to Savannah. The experience begins when you first step into line. You meet the people around you and you get to know them after standing with them for over an hour. Then after a long wait you finally are brought to your table where the food awaits you on the table. The food is undoubtably wonderful southern cooking, which I have had many times before. I am from the south, and I love southern cooking. This eatery is an experience, not just a meal. If you are expecting to drop by for a quick lunch, then you should not even drive over to Jones St. If you are visiting the area and have time to kill, then stand in the shaddy line and enjoy your early afternoon. By the way, my wife still prefers Bern's!
Please wait in line for Mrs. Wilkes...remember how grandma's food always tasted better because she made it with love and patience? Well, you can tell that nothing from this lunch came from a can. A must if anywhere within 100 miles of Savannah. If you leave there hungry, it's your own fault!
Our original intention was to go to Lady and Sons. We didn't know that you had to wait in line at 9:00 a.m. (for 2 hours) to get on the list for lunch. So at 1:00 my family and I went to the Lady and Sons for lunch. We were greeted by a long line of people waiting to go in the restaurant for lunch. One woman told us to come back at 3:00 p.m. to get on the wait list for dinner. I had small hungry children so we left. Earlier we had heard about Mrs. Wilkes Dining room on the Grayline Trolley. We walked to Mrs. Wilkes and found a shorter line (about a 45 minute wait). Mrs. Wilkes family style dining was the best food we had had in a long time, bar none. The vegetables were fresh. Nothing was greasy. Everything was seasoned well. The restaurant staff was polite and willing to help. It was well worth the short wait. We can't wait to get there again.
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