Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant
107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 124 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jake S.
    Pass the creamed corn, pass the fried chicken, pass the sweet tea.(15 Tips)
    Boss H.
    Excellent stuffing, okra, creamed corn.(3 Tips)
    Branden K.
    Better than lady and sons.(2 Tips)
    mary c.
    Fried chicken beef stew and bar b q beef with 21 side dishes.(2 Tips)
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  • fried chicken
  • strangers
  • lady and sons
  • creamed corn
  • great value
  • gumbo
  • mac & cheese
  • family-friendly
  • cole slaw
  • banana pudding
  • beef stew
  • desserts
  • potatoes
  • family style
  • barbecue
  • mashed potatoes
  • pickles
  • okra
  • biscuits
  • candied yams
  • Chris S.

    If you don't normally have access to this kind of food or family feasts where you're from, it's worth the wait. If you *do*, it isn't. The red rice was the best part and the chicken was awesome too.

    Chris S · 3 weeks ago
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  • Kevs R.

    Worth wait 45 minutes

    Kevs R. · March 13
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  • Paula F.

    You.Must.Eat.Here! It's an experience. The line. The people. The food. Everything!

    Paula Freire · January 17
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  • Nosh C.

    While the food is good, it's not worth waiting a hour for. I'm not sure how this place is the institution it is.

    Nosh Creative · January 2
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  • Madam W.

    $18 pp for 3 meat entrees & 20 sides but 2 hour wait at 10.15am. Good not great food. Candied yams with coconut, red beans and red rice best. Not worth the wait sadly.

    Madam Wu · December 29, 2014
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  • Dee F.

    Very Short line during the week in the "off season" in December

    Dee Filice · December 4, 2014
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  • mary c.

    Definitely worth the wait. Fried chicken beef stew and bar b q beef with 21 side dishes. Go hungry

    mary crowley · September 9, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Jake S.

    Pass the creamed corn, pass the fried chicken, pass the sweet tea. Keep passing, keep chatting, keep having an amazing dining experience.

    Jake Smith · August 7, 2014
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  • Theresa E.

    Go hungry, get there early, bring cash. Something for everyone. Be prepared to sit with strangers.

    Theresa Errante-Parrino · August 6, 2014
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  • Food Network

    With nearly 2 dozen sides that include all the Southern classics, like pickled beets, okra and tomatoes, black-eyed peas, candied yams, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, you certainly won't leave hungry. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
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  • The Wall Street Journal

    The greatest eating experience you'll ever have! For $16 a person, virtual strangers pass bowls of Southern fare like sweet potato souffle, okra gumbo, corn bread and the best damn fried chicken. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
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  • Mike H.

    Good things come to those who wait...

    Mike H · July 11, 2014
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  • Diane M.

    Been here twice this week!! Was to full to taste everything, 26 different dishes on the table at the same time. Some different dishes from two days ago! A MUST place to eat!!!!

    Diane McAvoy · July 10, 2014
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  • Nic B.

    Without a doubt, worth the wait!

    Nic Barnes · July 7, 2014
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  • Tony X.

    DAT... FRIED... CHICKEN. If you're not here at least 1 hour before it opens, prepare to wait in line at least 1.5 to 2 hours. Communal tables means great conversations with locals and strangers alike!

    Tony Xerray · April 7, 2014
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  • Salomon S.

    Worth the wait!! Be in line by 10am!

    Salomon Salvador · March 18, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Fried chicken that inspires a "pilgrimage"; no reservations and no credit cards.

    Josh Labove · February 9, 2014
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  • Katie R.

    Definitely the best fried chicken I've ever had. Worth the wait and price!

    Katie Rudder · February 7, 2014
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  • Charlsie 💚

    This place is melt in your mouth good southern food and it doesn't get better than Mrs. Wilkes fried chicken. A dream come true for your palate - you have to come here when in Savannah. Incredible.

    Charlsie 💚 · February 4, 2014
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  • Brent W.

    We went on a weekday when it opens at 11am. We arrives at 11:15 and the wait was one hour. Folks in line said first seating requires being in line at 9:30. The food is good, experience is incredible.

    Brent Williams · December 6, 2013
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  • Katie Q.

    Do NOT leave savannah without going here!!! It's like your grandma's thanksgiving feast. Be prepared to wait in a long line & don't complain!

    Katie Quilty · November 25, 2013
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  • Cynda R.

    The best in savannah. Better than Paula Deans any day

    Cynda Rash · November 8, 2013
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  • Erin S.

    Take a lil and pass it around- stand in line early to eat at lunchtime- wait was around an hour and a half

    Erin Scott · August 14, 2013
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  • Mina B.

    Best southern food ever worth the wait

    Mina B. · August 14, 2013
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  • DIRK H.

    Don't waste your time parking - walk or take a bike taxi for the perfect Savannah experience!

    DIRK Hardison · August 7, 2013
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  • chinsel

    best fried chicken I've ever had. a unique experience of family style dining. cash only!

    chinsel · July 23, 2013
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  • martin c.

    No matter you get there, be prepared to wait in line. Plenty of on street parking but make sure you have coins for the parking meters - 30 minutes for a $.25. Count on 1.5-2 hours to avoid tickets.

    martin chen · July 22, 2013
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  • Sarah E.

    It's family style. Not everyone at your table may understand that.

    Sarah E · June 26, 2013
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  • Deborah S.

    Food is worth the wait in line! Staff is friendly & fried chicken is just like my grandma used to make! Second trip here & worth every minute.

    Deborah Shank · June 24, 2013
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  • David A.

    Best southern food and atmosphere:) Hands down!!!

    David Andersen · June 21, 2013
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  • Chris P.

    If you leave hungry it's your own fault. Get there around 1030. And there is always a line. Exceptional food and service. Worth the wait!!!

    Chris Polk · June 21, 2013
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  • Duck J.

    Best spot in Savannah to eat! If you in the area at all you must visit this spot!

    Duck Junior · June 10, 2013
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  • Brittany F.

    Unbelievably delicious!!! Creamed corn was the best I've EVER had, the fried chicken was amazing and the sweet potatoes/yams were phenomenal! The almost 2 hour wait was well worth it!

    Brittany Farnham · June 3, 2013
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  • Liz P.

    Get in line early, especially if it's a Friday! Waited about 1hr40min to get in. Worth it, but be prepared.

    Liz Parker · May 11, 2013
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  • Liz P.

    A bit expensive ($18) but food is worth it. Get in line EARLY - we did at about 1135am, got let in at 115pm, on a Friday. Delicious Southern food, liked the tea even though I normally don't.

    Liz Parker · May 11, 2013
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  • Bleu C.

    Absolutely worth the wait! Come prepared to strike up a conversation with your table mates.

    Bleu Caldwell · May 10, 2013
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  • Aida H.

    Definitely worth the wait

    Aida Hairston · May 10, 2013
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  • Boss H.

    Fried chicken was awesome! Excellent stuffing, okra, creamed corn. Everything else good to ok. Only bad thing was the beef stew.

    Boss Hogg · March 26, 2013
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  • Jay H.

    It's worth the wait!!!

    Jay Hill · March 18, 2013
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  • Lou W.

    Come very, very hungry!

    Lou Willie · March 1, 2013
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  • Cami H.

    Skip The Lady, and EAT HERE!

    Cami Hall · February 23, 2013
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  • Jay M.

    Quality or quantity? Mrs. Wilkes gives you quantity.

    Jay Mandel · September 8, 2012
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  • Mell C.

    Don't know if it's just today, but there is a reallllly long wait

    Mell Chase · June 28, 2012
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  • Pet S.

    Skip breakfast, get here at 10, wait til it opens at 11 and laugh at everyone else who turns up to join the 100-long line... Incredible fried chicken. WORTH THE WAIT! BELIEVE!

    Pet S · June 15, 2012
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  • Kelly H.

    Great family style meal. About 20 different plates to pass around. Save room for dessert!

    Kelly Hileman · June 6, 2012
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  • Natalie M.

    Pace yourself! Everything is good and you want to have room to try everything!

    Natalie Martin · June 5, 2012
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  • Bill R.

    worth the wait in line!! Awesome food. Just like my Maw Maw's:)

    Bill Reese · May 31, 2012
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  • Paula R.

    Line to get in - heard its totally worth it!

    Paula R · May 3, 2012
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  • Shalonda C.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience, food, sea salt soap in the restroom, meeting Mrs. Wilkes G-Daughter, and staff. Well worth the wait. Must be in line by 2pm to eat. CASH or CHECK only.

    Shalonda C. · April 5, 2012
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