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.
Worth wait 45 minutes
You.Must.Eat.Here! It's an experience. The line. The people. The food. Everything!
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.
$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.
Very Short line during the week in the "off season" in December
Definitely worth the wait. Fried chicken beef stew and bar b q beef with 21 side dishes. Go hungry
Pass the creamed corn, pass the fried chicken, pass the sweet tea. Keep passing, keep chatting, keep having an amazing dining experience.
Go hungry, get there early, bring cash. Something for everyone. Be prepared to sit with strangers.
Good things come to those who wait...
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!!!!
Without a doubt, worth the wait!
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!
Worth the wait!! Be in line by 10am!
Fried chicken that inspires a "pilgrimage"; no reservations and no credit cards.
Definitely the best fried chicken I've ever had. Worth the wait and price!
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.
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.
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!
The best in savannah. Better than Paula Deans any day
Take a lil and pass it around- stand in line early to eat at lunchtime- wait was around an hour and a half
Best southern food ever worth the wait
Don't waste your time parking - walk or take a bike taxi for the perfect Savannah experience!
best fried chicken I've ever had. a unique experience of family style dining. cash only!
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.
It's family style. Not everyone at your table may understand that.
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.
Best southern food and atmosphere:) Hands down!!!
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!!!
Best spot in Savannah to eat! If you in the area at all you must visit this spot!
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!
Get in line early, especially if it's a Friday! Waited about 1hr40min to get in. Worth it, but be prepared.
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.
Absolutely worth the wait! Come prepared to strike up a conversation with your table mates.
Definitely worth the wait
Fried chicken was awesome! Excellent stuffing, okra, creamed corn. Everything else good to ok. Only bad thing was the beef stew.
It's worth the wait!!!
Come very, very hungry!
Skip The Lady, and EAT HERE!
Quality or quantity? Mrs. Wilkes gives you quantity.
Don't know if it's just today, but there is a reallllly long wait
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!
Great family style meal. About 20 different plates to pass around. Save room for dessert!
Pace yourself! Everything is good and you want to have room to try everything!
worth the wait in line!! Awesome food. Just like my Maw Maw's:)
Line to get in - heard its totally worth it!
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.