While I was in Savannah, my friend Erica from the visitor’s bureau arranged a dinner at the Olde Pink House restaurant. Housed in a 18th century building that has functioned as a private home, bank, tearoom and headquarters for one of Sherman’s generals, the mansion has survived wars and fires as well as a host of colorful property owners.
In the 1930s it became a restaurant and ever since it is a local favorite for fresh seafood and Southern specialties.
We started with the “Seafood Sushi,” with smoked shrimp and grits rolled in Coconut Crusted Nori.
I also had to try the fried green tomato, which was served in a crabcake style with a side salad.
Ericka ordered the jumbo sea scallops with herb butter, mashed potatoes and mixed beans, while I had the house specialty of crispy scored flounder, served whole, with apricot shallot sauce, grits (it is the South after all) and collard greens.
The outside of the restaurant is covered in pink stucco and the interior features wooden floors, candlelit tables and intimate seating areas.
For dessert I opted for the key lime pie which was delicious.
If you want to sample some of Savannah’s best Low Country southern food, I would recommend a reservation at the Olde Pink House. Open daily at 5 pm, lunch served Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 2:30, 23 Abercorn Street off of Reynold Square, reservations recommended at 912/232-4286.