The location of Belford’s Savannah Seafood & Steaks is one of its main draw, but it doesn’t hurt to have excellent food, a great staff, outside dining patio and a wonderful atmosphere – oh yeah, did I say excellent food…
Savannah’s City Market area is, in my opinion, the heartland of Savannah’s best dining. With upscale neighbors such as Garibaldi’s and Savannah Bistro, eclectic fun neighbors such as Vinnie Van Go Go’s and Tapas and the casual comfort of City Market Café and the all-so-popular chain of Wild Wing’s – there is something for everyone in City Market!
Belford’s has remained consistent for quite sometime now offering local dishes such as Shrimp, Greens & Grits with apple smoked bacon, green onions and a Chardonnay butter sauce served over buttery grit cakes and wilted collard greens and Grouper Provencal – a fresh filet of black grouper layered with sliced tomatoes, tapenade & topped with seasoned bread crumbs drizzled with olive oil, baked and served with steamed asparagus.
But for me, and many, many others, their specialty remains to be their Crab Cake.
Like I said in another review, a crab cake in Savannah is sometimes a measure of a restaurant. For me….Belford’s has the best crab cake in town. Others are good, some are fantastic – but they are not a “Belford’s” crab cake.
Belford’s Crab Cake is a premium JUMBO lump crab cake with a lemon aioli and spicy tomato jam – sounds simple enough, right. Well, it’s not. The key here is “Premium Jumbo Lump Crab” – big chunks of juicy fresh crab meat, not broken down and very, very little filler. Most restaurants do not use Jumbo lump crab due to the market price. It can be a risky inventory if you are not selling them for the high price you must offer to get your money back, but at Belford’s – this is not a problem. And trust me, it is worth the price you pay!
So, if you go, and I would recommend that you try the Crab Cake, and afterwards this will be your measure of a crab cake for all other restaurants to achieve. They are also open for breakfast and brunch – one of the few restaurants downtown that offers this! Enjoy! Belford’s Savannah Seafood & Steaks
Savannah, Georgia 31401912-233-2626