There is no-dining in at Mrs . Wilkes for now. Customers are encouraged to call ahead and place their order, make their payment via Venmo and stop in quickly to pick up their order. Cash works as well, but same as before.
$25 per person and it must be cash.
Wilkes . She came over to our table to talk to us, and I inquired about what they do with the leftover food . She explained that they put all of the food together in separate containers, and the staff takes what they want at the end of the day.
Mrs Wilkes was famous for her Southern-style cooking served at Wilkes ‘ Boarding House for the past 59 years. Wilkes was famous all over the country for her food; here at home she was also famous for just being Mrs . Wilkes .
Savor Savannah : Five foods you MUST try in Town Fried Green Tomatoes. This simple golden side peaked in popularity when the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” came out in 1991. Shrimp & Grits. A staple on any Southern table, Shrimp & Grits is another hot dish that you won’t want to miss. Chatham Artillery Punch. Pralines. Peaches.
While the historic district is generally considered very safe , other areas may not be as well guarded. If you are staying somewhere else, secure your belongings at all times and lock your car. Look for restaurants in the area that offer good cooking.
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Mrs . Wilkes ‘ Dining Room, Savannah’s most famous restaurant, is not one of them, but here I was, standing in line and fuming. At Mrs . Wilkes , strangers are seated at tables laden with 20-plus bowls and platters of Southern food.
Mrs . Wilkes ‘ Dining Room is housed on the ground floor of a historic house, built in 1870, on West Jones Street. The restaurant, described by author William Schemmel as “a treasure hidden away in a historic district town-house,” was run for 59 years by Sema Wilkes , from 1943 until her death in 2002 at age 95.