Top Restaurants in Savannah, Pickwick...

Top Restaurants in Savannah, Pickwick, and Adamsville

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Since: Oct 09

Counce, TN

#1 Jun 18, 2010
Anyone at all looking for good not "diner" style food should try as following:

In Savannah,
1. Up Towns ( Up scale, Nice, Full Bar, Families Welcome and a Starbucks!)
2. Sun Rise Cafe (yes it's small and typical diner food) but amazingly awesome and very cheap, Try this place!
3. La Potosina ( yummy mexican at it's best)
- That's about all I like in Savannah the rest are all the same. Ugh it's all diner food 1 meat 3 veggies and it's not bad but it's not great.

Here's the best part though only twenty minutes away is the wonderful town of Pickwick. The food is always excellent. I highly suggest it. Here's my top few.
1. Jon's Pier ( Fresh Seafood, Perfect Steaks, Juicy Chicken, Pasta - try Fett Alfredo w/ Chicken, Salads, Home Made Salad Dressings and Desserts, Families Welcome, Full Bar- seperated from restaurant no smoking inside although there's a deck for smokers, and All employees are the best as well as kitchen staff.)
Specials- Tuesday Wine night any wine sold by the glass you can buy a 1/2 glass for just $2 no matter the full glass cost. Wednesday is trivia anyone playing will recieve happy hour price all night and could win money, gift cards, or a prize. Thursday $2.50 MARGARITAS frozen or rocks, can't beat that. Every day their happy hour is 5 pm until 7 pm domestic beer is $1.50 Imports are $2.50 goes up $1 after 7pm.
2. Broken Spoke ( Very Costly more so than Jon's Pier all though very nice place. Large portions, Full Bar and attached Pizza Place- Mombies -
3. Cafe St. Clair ( Weird Hours though but much more of a family place, Great Food, Famous French Onion Soup, and the biggest plus it's located on Pickwick Lake at Aqua Yacht Harbor.)
4. The Rib Cage ( A Pickwick Staple Place, my all time favorite is either the cheese plate or pulled chicken bbq sandwich plate, the best place for fast, just got off water, want food kinda place.)

In Adamsville:
1. Saw Meal ( does have southern style food but it's always good, chicken salad is amazing and the best best best is their desserts- all home made and the strawberry cake is the best in the world!)
2. BP's Pizza ( Take out only kinda but it's the best pizza in every town around here, and I love pizza, seriously try this out!)

These are my opinions I've eaten at every place within a 35 mile distance. I'm not much on diners but they aren't awful always. My favorite places are the ones listed in Pickwick. Be nice and honest w/ your waiter and they will make sure your order is right, if it isn't understand they did not cook it but will get it corrected. And most importantly tip well... 18% is the standard and 20% if they do a good job and 25% is for outstanding service. I am a waitress and customers are most important to our job. We make $2.13 an hour and rely on the customers to make our money. We try hard and if something isn't right let us know, don't be afraid to send something back that isn't what you ordered or how you ordered it. Most of us (wait staff) take pride in out jobs. Your whats important and we want you to be happy. Thanks for reading!


Olive Branch, MS

#2 Jun 18, 2010
ALl of those are nice.

Really should try Reba's in Adamsville. Opened this week and it great. We've eaten there twice and was awesome.
Uncle Snuffy

Pell City, AL

#3 Jun 18, 2010
My sister works at a little 50's diner right outside the adamsville limit, it's got pretty good food. Called Kokamo's

Since: Oct 09

Counce, TN

#4 Jun 19, 2010
Uncle Snuffy wrote:
My sister works at a little 50's diner right outside the adamsville limit, it's got pretty good food. Called Kokamo's
I could never catch it open.I always wanted to try it too. I loved treat me sweet, to bad they closed!:( Anyway I live and work in Pickwick and have my whole life except for the last 9 months which I lived in Adamsville, but I moved back to Pickwick to be closer to work.

Anyone with suggestions about places to try please let me know. I've tried many and like I said in first post only a few haven't been good. It seems everything is just so mediocre and if you don't like southern food your out of luck. What is the name of the new pizza place in front of walmart? I would love to hear some reviews on it if you have actually tried it.

Thanks guys. Lets keep this forum going and on top of list please.
Neither here nor there

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jun 19, 2010
Kimmy, that place is so awful (the new pizza place) that I would say don't even bother, we threw it away. It was that bad. Where exactly is the Saw Meal? I was able to look up Jon's Pier and looks pretty good so we will try that one next. But the Saw Meal isn't listed online/doesn't have a website. Fairly new to the area so please give specific directions from Savannah.

Gainesboro, TN

#6 Jun 19, 2010
Saw Meal is on the main strip in Adamville..Pretty much at the red light..

Since: Oct 09

Counce, TN

#7 Jun 19, 2010
Go threw downtown savannah pass through red light go over the savannah bridge. Keep going on that road, you'll go through crump and when you come into adamsville the speed limit will drop fast all the way to 30mph (watch your speed) after you pass sonic on your left it isn't much farther. It located on the right side of road you can see it from the front but it's better to go all the way to red light turn right then turn immedently right again in the back parking spaces. You'll see sawmeal wrote on the door you need. They have a pizza menu also I haven't tried but i'm telling you the bp's pizza is by far the best i've tasted as weird as that sounds. But try the desserts the caramel pie and strawberry cake are the best i've ever had, ever.

And if you and your family come to jons pier ask for Kim. Thats me. I'm trying to bring in some new business and new customers. This year is a slacker. But remember ask for me and we can trade great food places.:)

Thanks for info on the new pizza place. Don't think i'll even bother there now. Thanks again remember ask for Kim.
Neither here nor there

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jun 19, 2010
Great directions Kimmy! Sitting here, no offense but you gave directions typical for this area (i.e., go to the rock crusher and turn left)that are not helpful to those of us used to the big city. Heck, I don't even know what the heck a stupid rock crusher is!
Kim, we will definately ask for you! As far as deserts go, I'm not a sweet eater so that isn't a draw for me. I like GOOD fresh food, prepared and served appealingly, without spice covering the flavor, just enhancing. But we will try the Saw Meal and the BP pizza.
One thing I have to ask, you being a server and all...I notice that people here DON'T tip! I have seen people leave nothing or a buck or two on a table. What is up with that? Our standard is 20% and more if you are pleased beyond belief. I have only once in my life left no tip at all and spoke to the manager on the way out as to why but that was 10 years ago. I really count on good service and I'm the first to walk away from a place, no matter how good the food or atmosphere if the service is poor.
Thanks for all the tips and see you soon.

New Orleans, LA

#9 Jun 19, 2010
Try barbq zone in savannah, great steaks and bbq
Neither here nor there

Johnson City, TN

#10 Jun 19, 2010
Again, no offense intended but I will skip them for now. Every review on this site for them is pretty poor. And I can make it better myself. There isn't anywhere I've tried here in the south that can do "bbq" better then I can at home. I still laugh a bit about what is considered BBQ...isn't what we grew up calling BBQ. I think Texas has a better idea and closer to what I think of as BBQ. Here, it's just the same as pulled pork, pulled chicken, etc. I haven't eaten a better steak than my spouse can make on the grill.

Summerville, GA

#11 Jun 19, 2010
If you want goooooooood BBQ gotta go to Alabama, Dreamland BBQ. By far the best hands down anywhere. Their sauce is so good for a appitizer they bring you a bowl of sauce and sliced bread. They have one in Huntsville but the original is in Tuscaloosa. I know its not local but if you ever traveling to the gulf make a detour to eat there.

I have always had good food at the Spoke but I can't stand the atmosphere. The last time I was there you couldn't even hear youself think for Jay and the Cliftones singing and yelling. Once say Jay talking to guy asking how his food was and Jay's cig ash's fell in the guy's wife's food. Jay acted like it was no big deal. That place has a good business but it would be better if he would keep his ass in the kitchen.

Summerville, GA

#12 Jun 19, 2010
oh and I forgot Texas BBQ SUCKS!!!
Heads r tales

United States

#13 Jun 24, 2010
Jon's Pier is the best!!! Food is awesome and the girls that work there are great!

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Jun 25, 2010
Reba's in Adamsville.
Egg Head

United States

#15 Jun 25, 2010
Yum wrote:
Reba's in Adamsville.
Don't think so!

Olive Branch, MS

#16 Jun 25, 2010
Egg Head wrote:
<quoted text>Don't think so!
Been there 4 times. Good every time. Clean and nice hospitality. Decent price. What more could you ask? A trip to River Heights where the salt shaker sticks to your hand? Uptown where the food is excellant, but you don't fit in if you're not a snob? Broken Spoke - too many drugs. Jon's Pier...really good, but too many drunks now.


Olive Branch, MS

#17 Jun 25, 2010
Meant to say

Reba's is great....and it is.
Uptown lady

United States

#18 Jun 25, 2010
Hey there Kim, great reviews. Uptown is opening a bar upstairs in August for all those local folks that want to grab a drink at night.

Since: Apr 09

Byhalia, MS

#19 Jun 25, 2010
About a month ago, I heard a first-hand account of the awful food and service received at Jon's Pier. It amazed me also that these people went on a Saturday night and there were very few customers there. Twenty years ago that was THE place in Pickwick.

Chatsworth, GA

#20 Jun 27, 2010
Neither here nor there wrote:
Kimmy, that place is so awful (the new pizza place) that I would say don't even bother, we threw it away. It was that bad. Where exactly is the Saw Meal? I was able to look up Jon's Pier and looks pretty good so we will try that one next. But the Saw Meal isn't listed online/doesn't have a website. Fairly new to the area so please give specific directions from Savannah.
I am sorry but I disagree I ate at Rosie's pizzaria yesterday and found it delightful. The salad bar was really good and fresh and the pizza was also good, great desserts. Loved the atmosphere too. Reminded me of places you will find in Jackson, Nashville etc.

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