The New South Cafe – Savannah, GA

Let me start by saying that most ‘upscale’ dining establishments are located downtown with a few exceptions on the Southside.  There have not been many choices of true culinary delights located on the East Side of Savannah, but I believe The New South Café is here to change this.   

I went to dinner at The New South Café the other night and I was sort of expecting the same menu as lunch with a few additions which would have been wonderful, but to my surprise, the menu was NOT the same at all.  The menu was filled with well thought out dishes combined with interesting ingredients and textures that would make anyone take notice – this place is serious about their food! 

I started my dinner off with the White Asparagus Soup with a Peach Butter Crostini that was served in a cute mug with the plank of Crostini topping it – Yummy! Warm, creamy, not too heavy and the Peach Butter added a very nice touch. 

My appetizer consisted of several different choices that were shared.  Tuna Tar Tar with Wasabi Mayo on Sweet Potato Chips, BBQ Chicken Pot Stickers pan seared with a Plum Cherry Drizzle, Crispy Smoked Duck Spring Roll with Asian Noodles, Granny Smith Apple Slaw and Sweet Soy Sauce, Beer Battered Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha Sauce – Wow, what a feast, and we haven’t even gotten to the main course.  I believe my favorite out of these was the Crispy Smoked Duck Spring Roll – very nice smoky flavor, good textures and great presentation – a ‘must’ try if you go. 

For my entrée I had the White Snapper Teriyaki with Pad Thai Noodles, Napa Cabbage, Peanuts, Shiitake Mushrooms and a Lychee Sabayon– Very nice, flavorful and cooked to perfection!  The person dining with me had the Marinated and Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, Toasted Tortilla, Pico De Gallo and Sour Cream – Of course I had to have a taste, and it was excellent as well. As you can see by what I have mentioned, this restaurant is ahead of its time.  Don’t let the location fool you, it is not ‘just’ a restaurant, it is much, much more than that.  The combination of interesting flavors, beautiful presentations and culinary techniques that are devoted to this menu is astounding.  With that being said, judge for yourself! 

The New South Café2601 Skidaway Road – Savannah, GA 31404 or

Hours of Operation – Tuesday – Saturday  Lunch 11am-3pm and Dinner 5pm – 9pm

5 responses to “The New South Cafe – Savannah, GA

  1. Incredible lunch today! Wonderful staff!
    Absolutely delicious from start to finish!

  2. I am glad you had a wonderful experience. For me, this is one of the best restaurants in Savannah by Far!!!

  3. Very courteous and attentive staff. Unfortunately the fare left much to be desired. I have never had tough and chewy shrimp in Savannah prior to this meal. Also the pork loin was rather chewy as well. The potato au gratin was somewhat undercooked. The sweet potato soup was so spicy that it could not be enjoyed. Perhaps these particular dishes are not typical of this restaurant, but for the price ($28 entree each) I would have expected a gourmet meal which this certainly was not.

  4. New South Cafe is the third stop on the Foody Tour Savannah, which visits 8 locations in 2hrs. and 45 minutes. They serve the tour Peanut-Honey encrusted fried chicken bites. Taste so gooooood, make you want to slap your Moma!

  5. Since this post and others of The New South Cafe, The New South Cafe has closed it’s Skidaway Road Location and have reopened a new pub located in The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum of the name The New South Pub. The New South Pub offers affordable dining options as well as a Southern Buffet that could give Paula Deen a run for her money…and you don’t have to wait outside in the sweltering heat! Check it out.

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