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Discover Savannah’s culinary charms on a 2.5-hour, small-group gourmet walking tour through the city’s elegant historic district. Stroll cobblestone streets past mansions draped with Spanish moss, and pause for tastings at iconic restaurants and gourmet shops. Take a seat at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons, a local landmark for old-fashioned fare, and learn the history of your favorite dishes. The tour evokes a traditional southern menu that changes with the season: sip sweet peach tea or taste local honey, nibble classic pork barbecue or try handmade Savannah chocolates. 

Highlights

  • Food walking tour of the Savannah Historic District
  • Learn about Savannah's history and culture and visit restaurants featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel
  • Enjoy tastings at 6 or 7 Savannah restaurants
  • Food samples may include southern pork BBQ and local honey
  • Visit The Lady and Sons, a famous local restaurant owned by Paula Deen
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people for more personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Savannah Historic District Food Walking Tour

Savannah Historic District Food Walking Tour

Make your way to Wright Square Cafe to meet your guide an tour group. Set off walking to discover some of the Savannah Historic District's best gourmet shops and restaurants.

Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with impressive historic homes and under trees draped with the South's signature Spanish moss. With your small group of ten people or fewer, listen to your guide's commentary detailing Savannah's culture and history. 

Stop at half a dozen restaurants and gourmet food shops, some of which you'll recognize from their appearances on the Travel Channel and the Food Network. Meet the proprietors, ask questions and sample foods like handmade chocolates, local honey, Georgia peach tea and southern pork barbecue. Stop at Savannah landmark The Lady and Sons, owned by local resident Paula Deen.

Over the course of the 1.5-mile walk (2.4 km), you'll indulge in enough bites and tastings to add up to a full meal. End your 2.5-hour tour back at the Wright Square Cafe with a better idea of which restaurants and shops you'll want to return to throughout your stay. 

Customer Reviews

Chuck C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. Very informative, fun, and great food. Our whole family went together. It was entertaining for my three girls ages 15, 13, and 11. In fact, my 15 year old said it was awesome.

Kimrey N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a great tour. The guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Not only did we get to taste some great food at places we would never have found on our own, but learned a lot and had a great time. I highly recommend it.

Douglas L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Just ok

LaTanis W

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide (Ralph, I believe) was great! Very informative, honest and friendly!

zeldashuz

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

This tour was good but not great. However, there was significantly more history discussed on this tour than other food tours I have taken in the past.

Kathy K.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2014

I think this tour needs some constructive criticism. The tour guide was a very affable gent and gave us many interesting facts about Savannah but I have been on other food tours and the food part of this tour was sorely lacking. I expect food tours to be designed to showcase regional specialties and the Lowcountry has many of those. I thought we might sample seafood, particularly shrimp and grits or crab, maybe even she crab soup. Savannah has its own honey company and instead of visiting a local business, we want to an olive oil and balsamic vinegar store - every town of any size has one of these stores so it was nothing special or specific to Savannah. Perhaps we could have had a dish that showcased okra or maybe some of the creole-cajun influences in the region. Instead we had a hamburger at one location and not a very good one and we went to an herb store. The highlight of the tour was Leopold's as it is a local and world class ice cream shop (although the portion size there was barely visible to the human eye). Paula Dean's was a major disappointment. No one from the restaurant talked to us or welcomed us and we got one small sample from the buffet. Other food tours we have been on have given us a normal portion of each item and highlighted the region they were located in. Also, many of the restaurant managers gave us a little talk about the food and how it is part of the food scene in their region. We experienced none of this on our Savannah Food Tour.

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