Most Savannah restaurants wind things down early, closing their kitchens around 9 or 10 p.m. Fortunately, for those who want to grab some grub after hours, there are a number of establishments that stay open well into the witching hour.
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Several sandwiches are available, including hot pastrami, Salisbury steak, barbecue pulled pork and a crispy cod BLT. Betty Bomber's also features salads, tacos, and entrees such as chicken fried chicken and spicy buffalo chicken. The restaurant shares space with the American Legion bar, which boasts some of the cheapest prices in all of Downtown Savannah and draws an eclectic crowd.
The unassuming eatery features hot dogs and barbecue, but Sweet Melissa's go-to item is pizza, which is available whole and by the slice. Return customers are especially fond of the seasoned crust, and many loyal patrons proclaim it the best pizza they've ever had. The restaurant also serves as an event space for bands passing through town.
This classic diner, centrally located on Abercorn Street in Midtown Savannah, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The large breakfast menu, which is available all day, features pancakes, eggs, buttermilk biscuits, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, grits and other traditional items, plus more unique choices like fried catfish and eggs and grilled quail and eggs.
Those looking for a bite to eat will find a menu full of traditional bar fare and Irish favorites such as shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish beef stew. Sit upstairs to view ships going by and to catch sight of passers-by on River Street. To keep the authenticity going, Kevin Barry's presents live Irish music nightly at 8 p.m. for just a $2 cover charge.
Fans of British pubs will love Churchill's. Not only are the furnishings and décor the real deal (the hand-carved mahogany bar was crafted in England and shipped to Savannah), but the owners are too--British transplants who have successfully created an authentic pub atmosphere in the Deep South.
Spudnik, located on the west end of Broughton Street in Savannah's Historic District, is a small eatery dedicated to the art of the potato. Diners can design their own potatoes using any available toppings. Though the potatoes are the standout feature at Spudnik, the restaurant's cool floor made entirely of pennies deserves special mention.
The patio is a big draw for those looking for late-night fun and always draws a big crowd. The restaurant's interior features two levels with a fully stocked bar on each floor. B&D's extensive menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches, hotdogs and an unbelievable selection of burgers. In addition to several creative choices, the restaurant also has a make-your-own-burger menu with 30 ingredients.
The restaurant's eclectic menu, which incorporates locally and regionally sourced ingredients, takes standard favorites and turns them upside down. The Low Country Boil, a one-pot dish that traditionally includes boiled shrimp and sausage, becomes a fancy Southern feast thanks to the addition of a crab cake, fingerling potatoes, collards, sweet corn souffl� and an Old Bay hollandaise sauce.