When it comes to southern food, it's hit or miss - you either know how to make it or you'll fail epically. The staff at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room knows what they're doing. It's a hit every time.
Since 1943, this family-owned restaurant has been cranking out plates of some of the best comfort food across the South.
The restaurant's rise in popularity has prompted tourists and locals to line up before the opening hour. Be ready to be there way before 11 a.m. They close at 2 p.m., so being timely that day is a must.
Fried chicken, meatloaf, sausage, and beef stew are the meats that'll fill you up. Veggies are plentiful - cabbage, green beans, okra, and snap peas are just a few of the greens available to try to make yourself feel a little healthier.
Carbs? Count on 'em. You'll have the option to feast on macaroni and cheese, mash potatoes, potato salad, cornbread, and baked beans. There's no set menu, but you can expect your favorite southern staples and a few other surprises.
It wouldn't be a southern meal if there wasn't an abundance of sweet tea to drink, so of course, you'll have access to several pitchers. It's the perfect (and only) way to wash down such a hearty meal.
Each table has a spread of all these items and more, so you'll have the chance to pile your plate as high or as little as you want.
The catch is you'll be seated family-style at communal tables. Each table seats around 10 people, so you'll have the chance to make the strangers sitting next to you your friends. This is the perfect opportunity for solo travelers to conjure up friendships.
Come prepared with $25 cash, as no credit cards will be accepted.
Mrs. Wilkes closes on Saturday and Sunday, so you'll have to free up one of your weekdays to try the best that Savannah has to offer.