Vic’s on the River (Savannah, GA)

The Story

For our fifth anniversary dinner, Chris booked a dinner cruise on The Georgia Queen, the popular riverboat that sails past River Street in Savannah, Georgia, each night. We had seen it on our honeymoon five years earlier and remembered it looking like a fun experience so Chris bought tickets ahead of time. The food was less than stellar (i.e. the “all-you-can-eat” buffet was sub-par) but the sunset view of the bridge was stunning. We were both disappointed with the food since that is kind of our thing. Chris vowed to make reservations for somewhere good the following night. After booking three different spots, we finally settled on Vic’s on the River.

The Service

Vic’s is classic Savannah-historical building, southern charm, ambiance, live music, classic dishes with a casually elegant vibe. The servers are knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

The Main Event

The Southern style biscuits with honey butter came first. They were decent. I am partial to my Grandma’s but they were a promising start to the meal.

After much pondering, I decided to go with the Fried Double Cut Pork Chop. Chris chose the Atlantic Shellfish Melange suggested by the waiter. Entrees come with a garden salad that can be switched for other items. Chris loves a classic Caesar salad so he opted for that. I selected the She Crab Soup. When in Savannah, seafood is a must. Both of our choices were excellent. The soup was only second to the clam chowder that I had at Legal Seafood in Washington, D.C. once.

The entrees were amazing! The Atlantic Shellfish Melange (sea scallops, shrimp, jumbo lump blue crab, tagliatelle pasta, English peas, herb buerre blanc topped with a Maine lobster tail) was totally Instagram worthy and tasty as well. My Double Pork Chop was one of the best fried pork chops that I have had in recent memory. Since I order pork chops most places that we go, I have become a pork chop aficionado. This particular pork chop was perched on top of a bed of buttery sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and topped with Vidalia onion gravy and a healthy portion of caramelized onions. It was paired with a side of green beans which were seasoned well, though a little bit on the chewy side.

Chris enjoyed his dish and polished it off before he started helping me with my food.

Pros and Cons

The pros include….

the atmosphere

ambiance

flowers

view (the square or the river)

live music

knowledgeable staff

excellent food

The cons include…

the price

YTC Takeaways

Vic’s was a great choice! We will add it to the list of our Savannah favorites. It was a great redemption restaurant after the disappointing cruise food! On to the next food adventure!

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