The Cotton Exchange

Bar and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Historic District-North, Savannah
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  • Charisse D.
    "Tybee chowder A++++!!! Then the Cajun tortellini!!! Perfect!"(9 Tips)
    Abby L.
    "Nice shrimp and grits, also enjoyed the crab chowder"(6 Tips)
    Ginger W.
    "My three favorites on the menu are the Tybee Chowder"(4 Tips)
    Dallas C.
    "Crab chowder and stuffed mushrooms are the best I have ever had."(5 Tips)
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  • Genevieve C.
    Great little place to sit at the bar or take a beer to go -- yummy sweet potato waffle fries
  • Terri B.
    Terri BarkerFebruary 3
    The blackened pork chops, sweet potato fries and slaw were great! Hubby had grouper fingers. He loved them! I don't think you'd can go wrong eating here.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MarshNovember 1, 2016
    Shrimp and grits taste like a microwave meal. Meh.
  • Avery C.
    Avery ChipkaMarch 1, 2016
    You know you have found a great spot to drink when as soon as you walk in the bartender threatens to smack the person next to you.
  • Deepak P.
    Deepak PadmanabhanFebruary 15, 2016
    Try the shrimp n grits, pasta Alfredo, and Bloody Mary!
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LindnerJanuary 24, 2016
    Smoked Gouda and Ny strip sandwich
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WongDecember 29, 2015
    Better than many tourist traps, but is still a tourist trap. At least they have many seafood options. I had the Mahi poboy for lunch - not sure it was really Mahi, but it was still pretty good.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FOctober 12, 2015
    I'd have to say this was the best meal I had in Savannah ... Cajun tortellini is where it's at!!
  • Jenifer M.
    Jenifer MathisJune 10, 2015
    Every time I'm in Savannah, I stop at the Cotton Exchange for the Cajun tortellini! Soooo good!
  • Aaditya
    AadityaMay 28, 2015
    The Blackened tuna chops have a nice flavorful taste but is medium rare cooked
  • Aaditya
    AadityaMay 28, 2015
    The peach sangria was refreshing & Shrimp and Grits was good but really filling
  • tara t.
    tara thompsonDecember 8, 2014
    Shrimp and grits are amazing
  • Charlotte E.
    Charlotte ESeptember 24, 2014
    The shrimp& grits!
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SoloAugust 22, 2014
    Great seafood. Excellent service
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CulpepperJuly 11, 2014
    The crab soup is awesome.
  • Keith G.
    Keith GoolsbeeJune 1, 2014
    Best shrimp and grits EVER.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WanzerMay 24, 2014
    They have the best food. The shrimp Orleans is amazing and is a definite must when eating here. Oysters are fresh and clean and delicious. I would come here a million times over if I loved closer.
  • Jeanne S.
    Jeanne SerpaMarch 30, 2014
    Tybee chowder was great, Didn't care for the frozen crinkle fries!
  • Ryan
    RyanJanuary 26, 2014
    Blackberry Whiskey
  • Wendi D.
    Wendi Decker-MillerDecember 29, 2013
    Really great service! I wasn't watching my blood sugar levels and they dropped. The manager was calm and great offering to get me something to eat while our food came out. Really grateful!
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen ChungDecember 7, 2013
    Great service, great food! Try the garlic shrimp, Cajun tortellini and blackened tuna!
  • John B.
    John BoosNovember 29, 2013
    Cold beer here
  • Danya
    DanyaOctober 11, 2013
    Cajun tortellini with shrimp and scallops are to die for.
  • Kurtis J.
    Kurtis JohnsonAugust 10, 2013
    Got a wild berry piña colada and it was disgusting. But, I guess that's kinda what I deserve for ordering a wild berry piña colada to begin with...
  • AUDIOMIND
    AUDIOMINDAugust 2, 2013
    Good brew, service and seafood. A+
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DavisJuly 19, 2013
    Kenya the server is very personable and bubbly and had great advice to Oder the Cajun tortellini!
  • Jeffrey A.
    Jeffrey AllenderJuly 18, 2013
    Great place! All the food is great. Be brave and tempt your curiosities with the alligator bites. They're great! My first time. Tastes like chicken
  • BrendaLynda
    BrendaLyndaJuly 11, 2013
    The French onion soup is a must!!!
  • Ameet P.
    Ameet PadteJuly 4, 2013
    The blackened tuna bites are highly recommended. Get extra creole mustard.
  • Holden B.
    Holden BowerJune 24, 2013
    Get it to go, you can drink on the streets! Whoop whoop!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CawthonJune 22, 2013
    Fantastic place! Ask for Jean at the bar.
  • Carrie A.
    Best sweet tea ever and fried green tomato BLT was awesome!
  • Ruth C.
    Ruth CoronelMay 25, 2013
    Grouper fingers, yummmm...
  • Nate N.
    Nate NdosiMay 16, 2013
    Cajun Tortellini and the Mixed Grill...both phenomenal.
  • Colin E.
    Colin ErtleMay 14, 2013
    Good atmosphere and food if ordering a burger order rare. Medium rare is more like medium
  • Kira
    KiraMay 13, 2013
    This best damn place down on river front!! The sweet tea is amazing the fish and the potatoes skins are to die for!! I'm going to miss this place wish i could take it back home to Ohio :(
  • Abby L.
    Abby LarimerMay 5, 2013
    Nice shrimp and grits, also enjoyed the crab chowder
  • Erica S.
    Erica ShadleyMay 5, 2013
    Shrimp and grits and you only get 5 shrimp. Not cool
  • Brittany
    BrittanyApril 28, 2013
    The Cajun Tortellini is phenomenal!
  • Anne B.
    Anne BombardApril 27, 2013
    The Savannah Chicken salad is delicious.....must have the candied pecans!
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HardyApril 26, 2013
    Try the pork chop special, grilled, really good
  • dawn l.
    dawn larmaApril 7, 2013
    Blue crab shrimp au gratin omg life is complete
  • dawn l.
    dawn larmaApril 7, 2013
    Crab dip and clam chowder. Yum
  • Carmen
    CarmenApril 5, 2013
    The crab chowder is great!
  • Ken S.
    Ken SwainMarch 23, 2013
    Tybee chowder is excellent
  • Jeremy
    JeremyDecember 31, 2012
    Great food right on River St with a casual atmosphere and good prices. Something for everyone. I got the low country shrimp boil and crab chowder. Both excellent!
  • Aaron Y.
    Aaron YoungDecember 30, 2012
    Bread and Cheese appetizer is awesome.
  • Shane K.
    Shane KeysDecember 26, 2012
    Slightly overpriced. Started with nice hot crab dip, but the chips were stale. Bought BBQ Chicken platter. Pretty good except the rice bed was cool and dry.
  • Avril T.
    Avril TatumNovember 2, 2012
    Yummy crab soup. Kenya excellent server.
  • Jessa Leigh D.
    Jessa Leigh DuffeySeptember 11, 2012
    Amazing food!! Great view!!!
  • Audrey
    AudreySeptember 6, 2012
    Fantastic roast chicken! Full of flavor! Alcoholic beverages very strong!!!
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BAugust 3, 2012
    Most def a must when u come to savannah! We where 3 days and ate here twice! Blacked tuna bites are fantastic!!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JohnsonJuly 29, 2012
    Amazing food and great service. The shrimp and tortellini was to die for. Scallops were cooked perfectly and nice and fresh. Make it a point to eat here
  • Lynanne Y.
    Lynanne YndestadJune 16, 2012
    Huge shrimp and scallops in the seafood scampi!
  • Lynanne Y.
    Lynanne YndestadJune 16, 2012
    Seafood scampi was delicious! Also - ginger peach tea cocktail is super tummy!
  • Adam J.
    Adam JohnsonJune 12, 2012
    Tuna Bites are an unbelievable appetizer....must try!!
  • Tim S.
    Tim StahlJune 9, 2012
    Jockamo IPA in tap!
  • Randy K.
    Randy KJune 8, 2012
    Crocodile fritters and a Turkey Reuben - nice hot mess.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CampbellMay 27, 2012
    They don't take reservations
  • Alex S.
    Alex StewartMay 23, 2012
    Black and blue burger with fried green maters and cold yuengling.
  • Kristinn E.
    Kristinn EgenesMay 15, 2012
    Don't order a cocktail...they suck out loud!!!
  • Brandi A.
    Brandi ArnoldApril 21, 2012
    Crab cakes are amazing!!!!
  • Dallas C.
    Dallas CowartApril 8, 2012
    Crab chowder and stuffed mushrooms are the best I have ever had.
  • Atlas D.
    Atlas DreamingApril 8, 2012
    The stuffed mushrooms are AMAZING.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DesantisMarch 26, 2012
    Try the tybee clam soup, its amazing
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MeltonMarch 18, 2012
    The ray-gun spray bottles they use to bus tables actually ionize water, allowing them to clean the tables without harmful chemicals or plastic bottles!
  • Susan G.
    Susan GMarch 18, 2012
    The potato salad is delicious!
  • Sydney R.
    Sydney RobertsonMarch 17, 2012
    You MUST get the bloody Mary... Delicious!
  • Rick B.
    Rick BickerstaffJanuary 15, 2012
    Wow! Try the crab chowder! Awesome!!
  • Tesa A.
    Tesa AndersonJanuary 4, 2012
    Great food
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CruzenDecember 28, 2011
    Add a squirt of lemon in the "Stoop" drink. So much better!
  • Kevin I.
    Kevin InscoDecember 26, 2011
    Try pork chops. Pork chops, sweet potato fries and cole slaw.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SnowDecember 4, 2011
    Try the crab chowder...OMG!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SnowDecember 4, 2011
    Very cost effective place to eat for lunch and an awesome variety!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KNovember 9, 2011
    The blackened tuna bites starter was soooo good!!
  • Winfield F.
    Winfield FeatherstonNovember 5, 2011
    Chowder is great, soft shell crab not so much
  • Megan F.
    Megan FannonSeptember 3, 2011
    Long wait but great food!
  • Savannah T.
    Savannah TAPAugust 25, 2011
    The turkey rueben is the best!
  • Branden K.
    Branden KnoseAugust 7, 2011
    Try the shrimp salad sandwich.
  • Charisse D.
    Charisse DurhamJune 20, 2011
    Tybee chowder A++++!!! Then the Cajun tortellini!!! Perfect!
  • Josh H.
    Josh HatchellApril 23, 2011
    Our server Martin was awesome! He made the dinner! (food was good as well).
  • Elan W.
    Elan WinterbergerMarch 27, 2011
    Best pickle platter in town! Highly recommended
  • Britt R.
    Britt ReintsMarch 18, 2011
    The spinach and artichoke appetizer is amazing.
  • JM B.
    JM BFebruary 27, 2011
    The club sandwich could not be any more gross. Chicken fingers not cooked all the way :(
  • Ginger W.
    Ginger W.October 16, 2010
    My three favorites on the menu are the Tybee Chowder, the Shrimp Salad (either in a salad or as a sandwich) and the Seafood Scampi Fettuccine. YUM!
  • Justin
    JustinOctober 6, 2010
    Boddington Pub Ale is a must when you come. Creamy golden ale that is pretty smooth.
  • Peggy E.
    Peggy EizansSeptember 27, 2010
    Cajun tortellini was fantastic - don't eat the toast - yuck
  • Jason S.
    Jason SoucyAugust 17, 2010
    Shrimp Orleans is amazing!
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VGMay 20, 2010
    Delicious Fried Green Tomatoes!!!
  • Michelle H.
    Shrimp & grits plus a sweet tea.....outstanding!!!!! 
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