4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location:Savannah, Georgia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus

Feast on Savannah's finger lickin’ fine food on a 3-hour 15 mile loop of Savannah as well as a tour of the Historic District by bus! With a guide passionate about food from America’s deep south, visit six of Savannah’s much-loved local eateries to sample dishes that have formed the backbone of Georgian cuisine. Try succulent southern BBQ meat, learn about the origins of soul food, and sample the best examples of southern home cooking at Paula Deen’s The Lady and Son’s Restaurant. A hearty appetite is compulsory.


  • 3-hour 15 mile loop Savannah food tour by air-conditioned bus
  • Learn about Georgia's culinary history from a food-expert local guide
  • Try classic southern specialties including fried green tomatoes and southern BBQ meat
  • Sample traditional soul food dishes while exploring six eateries around Savannah Historic District
  • Visit The Lady and Son's Restaurant, run by ex-Food Network presenter, Paula Deen

What You Can Expect

Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus

Savannah Food Tour of the Historic District by Bus

Start your experience with a hotel pickup for a small surcharge (payable locally) or alternatively, meet your guide at Savannah Visitor Center, and then head off to explore the Historic District by air-conditioned bus and enjoy a 15 mile loop of Savannah. Sit in comfort and relax as your guide talks to you about Savannah’s history and the legacy it left on its cuisine.

Soul food features heavily on many a Savannah menu, harking back to the days when the south’s African-American slaves used humble, rustic ingredients to cook up wholesome and tasty treats. With frying as the favored cooking method plus a ready abundance of local ingredients, the region’s cuisine found its character and the term ‘soul food’ was born.

While hearing about the city’s food history, enjoy several food stops to sample the dishes for yourself. Venues change on each tour, but samples that you may try include stellar staples such as fried green tomatoes, Georgian peach tea, southern BBQ meat, soul food dishes and, of course, desserts! Travel between most of the 6 stops by bus, and occasionally stretch your legs to walk around the Historic District.

Additionally, all tours always include a stop at the legendary The Lady and Son’s Restaurant, run by ex-Food Network presenter, Paula Deen. Serving up the tastiest of home-style comfort food, the restaurant regularly has wait lines for tables that spill onto the streets. Head inside to learn about the food, and sample a taster of one of the popular dishes.

After three hours exploring Savannah Historic District, return back to the start point where your food tour finishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Gary was a fantastic host. A life-long Savannah resident he gave great background on all the restaurants as well as the other landmarks we passed.
The locations and food were terrific. The tour starts out with a appetizer type of food and goes through a multi course meal as you stop at the additional locations, ending with a really nice candy / desert shop.
I really felt well fed at the end of the tour. We were warmly created at all the stops by the restaurant staff.

I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The guides were awesome and the food tasty. I recommend you book the food tour next time your in Savannah, Ga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great food and tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was great. our guide Gary was wonderfully friendly and very knowledgeable of the area, Would defiantly recommend it to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We enjoyed our food tour of Savannah. Gary was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This trip was our first to Savannah, and we only spent one day on our way to Florida. My husband and I would love to go back again. The restaurants we visited were diverse and we thought the food, although only samples, was ample. We were so full we didn't eat dinner.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Outstanding tour...tour guide, Gary, was most informative and we enjoyed the variety of food tasting. Well worth it!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed the comrodary of the other guests on tour , however we were unimpressed with a couple of stops, in paticular the bbq. Resturant, Johnny Mersers

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Gary the tour guide was great. He really new the history of savannah so you got two tours in one. Went to 6 diferent places with a very wide diversity which made it very interesting. I would recomend to anyone who is a foodie and history buff.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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