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Old 04-07-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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We are actually heading for Savannah in a couple of days. I'm not so sure if we will try Paula Dean's restaurant as I hear the wait can be very long
A couple of coworkers went down there.

Wait on a weekday late afternoon (they were told it's longer for dinner and on weekends): 2 hours 15 minutes.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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We are actually heading for Savannah in a couple of days. I'm not so sure if we will try Paula Dean's restaurant as I hear the wait can be very long and I doubt very much my kids will be that patient. All of the suggestions posted so far sound great and I'll be sure to check out the web sites as well.

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What you can do is go to the reservations window outside the restaurant when it opens and make your resevation...then you can go off and sightsee.
Come back when it's time for your seating and you'll go right in. Worked for us.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Well, it will be a weekday so that will help. Do you know what time the reservation window opens?
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Well, it will be a weekday so that will help. Do you know what time the reservation window opens?
We went by at about 11:15 and they were open...we got a 2:15 seating, and when we came back we were in 5 minutes later. This was on a Tuesday, I think.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Heck, you don't even have to leave town to find good country cookin'. Go straight to the Busy B, right down the street from Clark Atlanta Univ. I think Friday is fried whiting day, but they always have fried chicken, Joe Lewis Ham Hocks, Country Fried Steak, great greens, fried corn, and the banana puddin' is the best I've ever had outside of my Mom's house. It's so sweet, It'll give you a headache.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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We are actually heading for Savannah in a couple of days. I'm not so sure if we will try Paula Dean's restaurant as I hear the wait can be very long and I doubt very much my kids will be that patient. All of the suggestions posted so far sound great and I'll be sure to check out the web sites as well.

Thanks!
If you go to Savannah go to the 'Pink House' and get the Shrimp and Grits. You can get them sometimes at some Cajun places but you'll love 'em. My g/f didn't think she liked grits until she had this. Now she has them @ Henry's in Acworth every time we go.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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Forrest Gump is my favorite movie. Are there any other places in Savannah where this movie was filmed?
yeah the city parks...it's a cool layout, go visit the cemeteries, visit the separate parks, river street, etc.

Tabby is ok but not great sand.

You should watch 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' with John Cusack for another twist on Savannah
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Thanks for all of the great advice. My tummy is rumbling just thinking about it. My family and I are really looking forward to our trip to Savannah. We will only be there for a couple of days but I'm sure we will return to see what we might have missed. Our main plans include some great eats, a horse and carriage ride, a ghost tour and of course just walking around the beautiful city. I'm not sure if we will have a chance to see Tybee Island. Maybe next time. Just another reason I'm so glad we moved to GA, there is so much to see and do. I'm a history and movie buff, Georgia will certainly keep me busy! I also love to see different types of architecture, I'm not really familiar with southern architecture but it is so beautiful. I know they have a tour in Savannah that is based on the architecture but I think it would probably bore my kids to tears, I'll be happy just to see the homes and various buildings.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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One of my favorite things I did on my last trip was taking the tour of Mercer House (where the shooting in Midnight took place). They have not changed the house at all since then, and the docent was great.
You can get tickets at the gift shop, which is in the carraige house in the back.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Folks Southern Kitchen (numerous locations)

Mary Macs (Midtown Atlanta)

Cracker Barrel (it's authentic, even though it's a chain)

Tons of Barbecue locations

Hunt's Restaurant (Powder Springs)
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