With summer underway we are in prime travel season, so I thought I would share about one of my most favorite places on earth, in case you need some inspiration for where to travel to. If you aren’t dying to see Savannah after this post then it is only because my words did not do it justice. I am convinced once you go to Savannah it will leave a piece of itself in your heart and you will long to return.
Savannah, there is simply no place like it. The tea is sweet and the words are long. The air is warm and heavy with humidity. The sun shines in all its glory and torrential down pours come out of nowhere. The thunder and lightning can shake you to your core and send you running for cover. The Spanish moss that hangs from the tree line streets takes you back in time. You get the feeling that Savannah has wisdom to it; there is a history full of mystery and secrets around every corner. I fell in love with Savannah the moment we drove in, it has bewitched me and I have no plans of trying to escape its enchantment.
Trying to unpack the beauty and wonder of Savannah in one post would be impossible, my next three posts will be what I am calling the Savannah Spotlight, I will be sharing all the fantastic things that we have gotten to do and see there.
I have to start with our favorite place to eat and it just so happens to provide amazing entertainment as well, the Pirates’ House located on East Broad Street in the historic section of Savannah. The Pirates’ House has been in existence since 1753, its location across from the Savannah River made it a perfect stop for, and you guessed it, PIRATES! It was an inn and gathering place for the blood thirsty pirates of the 7 seas. It is also claimed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. One of the most popular ghost stories is that of Captain Flint from the novel Treasure Island. It is rumored that he died in the room upstairs and his spirit still haunts the Pirates’ House to this day. Employees and patrons alike have told stories of sensing his presence. Whether you believe it or not, (I mean Captain Flint is in fact a fictional character), it adds a fun element to the establishment. They have people in pirate costumes that walk around telling the ghost stories, it’s a lot of fun for both kids and adults.
Speaking of kids they have a children’s menu with a great selection that will please even your pickiest scallywag. The menu also comes with a punch out pirate hat complete with a mustache and hoop earring, my children always enjoy sporting their pirate gear. Upstairs is a gift shop filled with a little bit of everything. They have pirate swords and pistols, t-shirts and cook books. It definitely offers a little something for everyone and it’s a great way to pass the time if you’re waiting for a table. WORD OF ADVICE: GET A RESERVATION, it is a popular place to eat and it fills up quickly!
Now for the greatest treasure to be found at the Pirates’ House, the FOOD! Oh man let me tell you if you are looking for some tasty southern cuisine, then the Pirates’ House is the place for you. I always get a sweet tea, which of course is nice and sweet the way it should be in the south. My hubs go to is the mint julep, and it too does not disappoint. They start you out with delicious melt in your mouth made from scratch buttermilk biscuits. These biscuits are served with an orange flavored butter and an orange marmalade. Let me tell you the first time I tasted this, this born and bred Yankee girl became a southerner. They could keep those coming and I would be satisfied, but of course there is even more goodness to be found. We love, love, love their burgers. They are fresh and tasty. I always get the potato salad on the side and it is perfection. You really can’t go wrong with any item on the menu, it’s all divine.
So if you ever happen to find yourself in Savannah be sure you make the Pirates’ House your go to food destination, I promise you will not be disappointed.