Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and American Restaurant
107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4577
Closed until 11:00am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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  • "Food is worth the wait in line! Staff is friendly & fried chicken is just..." (2 tips)
  • "best fried chicken I've ever had. a unique experience of..." (5 tips)
  • "... Great atmosphere, family style dining I'd really cool dining at the table with..." (2 tips)
  • Marc Jacobs Intl

    The best fried chicken served family style for a real southern experience! It's worth the wait!

    Marc Jacobs Intl · February 22, 2010
  • Jonathan S.

    This pair of homes date from 1869. They were built in 1869 for Algernon Hartridge using mostly Greek Revival design with Italianate

    Jonathan S. · April 7, 2011
  • Sean E.

    Wait in line, don't stop eating until you are uncomfortable.

    Sean E. · March 18, 2010
  • Harith S.

    You should come hungry. Do not plan to eat again that day. Maybe the next day too.

    Harith S. · October 30, 2010
  • Elizabeth K.

    Get here early!

    Elizabeth K. · July 28, 2011
  • 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
  • Telfair Museums

    Worth the wait- make sure to come at least once when you visit Savannah!

    Telfair Museums · June 29, 2011
  • kisha s.

    Wait up to an hour outside. But gives u a chance to get to know ur neighbors b4 sharing a family style meal with them. CASH ONLY

    kisha s. · April 6, 2010
  • Ben P.

    Don't wear a belt. Do make yourself sick.

    Ben P. · September 2, 2011
  • 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 X. · 2 weeks ago
  • 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 Q. · November 25, 2013
  • chinsel

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

    chinsel · July 23, 2013
  • Liz P.

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

    Liz P. · May 11, 2013
  • 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 P. · May 11, 2013
  • Jay H.

    It's worth the wait!!!

    Jay H. · March 18, 2013
  • Kelly H.

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

    Kelly H. · June 6, 2012
  • travel42

    Some of the finest soul food in Savannah. The banana pudding is a must. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the cookbook on your way out so you can (try to) replicate some of the dishes at home.

    travel42 · November 8, 2011
  • Jackie F.

    So much better than the Lady and Sons this place is a must stop for anyone visiting Savannah. They only take cash but it is cheap and good. Best fried chicken ever.

    Jackie F. · July 18, 2011
  • Jean R.

    Got there at 11 when they opened. Waited 1 hour to get inside. Well worth the wait!! Awesome vegetables and barbeque pork butt was yummy! The biscuits are to die for! Don't eat breakfast before you

    Jean R. · June 15, 2011
  • Justin T.

    Enough food to make Thanksgiving dinner look like just a snack. Be sure to try a little of everything on the table. Fried chicken is the best around.

    Justin T. · April 16, 2010
  • Salomon S.

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

    Salomon S. · March 18
  • Josh L.

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

    Josh L. · February 9
  • Katie R.

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

    Katie R. · February 7
  • 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
  • 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 W. · December 6, 2013
  • Cynda R.

    The best in savannah. Better than Paula Deans any day

    Cynda R. · November 8, 2013
  • 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 S. · August 14, 2013
  • Mina B.

    Best southern food ever worth the wait

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

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

    DIRK H. · August 7, 2013
  • 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 c. · July 22, 2013
  • Sarah E.

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

    Sarah E. · June 26, 2013
  • 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 S. · June 24, 2013
  • David A.

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

    David A. · June 21, 2013
  • 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 P. · June 21, 2013
  • Duck J.

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

    Duck J. · June 10, 2013
  • 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 F. · June 3, 2013
  • Bleu C.

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

    Bleu C. · May 10, 2013
  • Aida H.

    Definitely worth the wait

    Aida H. · May 10, 2013
  • Boss H.

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

    Boss H. · March 26, 2013
  • Lou W.

    Come very, very hungry!

    Lou W. · March 1, 2013
  • Cami H.

    Skip The Lady, and EAT HERE!

    Cami H. · February 23, 2013
  • Jay M.

    Quality or quantity? Mrs. Wilkes gives you quantity.

    Jay M. · September 8, 2012
  • Mell C.

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

    Mell C. · June 28, 2012
  • Natalie M.

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

    Natalie M. · June 5, 2012
  • Br3n T. town.

    Br3n T. · June 4, 2012
  • Bill R.

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

    Bill R. · May 31, 2012
  • Paula R.

    Line to get in - heard its totally worth it!

    Paula R. · May 3, 2012
  • 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
  • Sarah C.

    Worth the wait

    Sarah C. · March 30, 2012
  • Steve B.

    Be prepared to wait in line over an hour, bring cash, and bring an empty stomach.

    Steve B. · February 24, 2012

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