what to wear to dinner in Savannah

the Savannah 3-day getaway wraps up today with a peek at what to wear to dinner in Savannah. yes, every trip includes at least one fine dining experience. however, my sweet friend and i dined out every meal. how can you not in a town loaded with fantastic restaurants? my favorites? i’ll share my top 5 restaurants later in the post. but i have to be honest; it’s hard to narrow down the list. there are soooo many culinary delights found in this city.

but what to wear when it’s hot, yet you still want to look chic? that’s when a dress comes into play. y’all know i love me a summer dress. every season i’m on the hunt for one or two dresses that will keep me cool when the temps heat up. and they’re perfect for taking along on vacay as they’re easy to pack.

what to wear to dinner in Savannah

on my last trip to Atlanta to see one of my kiddos, i bopped into the mall for a little shopping spree. it was a delight to visit a store in person. there’s nothing better than window shopping for a little inspiration. it’s heaven to touch and feel fabrics and leisurely stroll through the store, taking note of what’s available. lately, opens in a new windowBanana Republic is a go-to store. every time i step in, i walk out with at least one or two items in my shopping bag. this shopping expedition was no different. once i spied this opens in a new windowpinkilicious dress, i knew it was perfect to wear to dinner in Savannah. and it’s my favorite color – pink! although this opens in a new window dress comes in four colors and a opens in a new windowmidi length. the fabric is lightweight with a crinkled texture. and it’s fully lined with a swing fit. since i’m headed to dinner, i added statement earrings (old, opens in a new window similar here) and a pearl necklace (old, opens in a new window similar here) for a little glam. white sandals with a low heel (old, similar opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) and a clutch handbag (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new window here) are the finishing touches for a summery look.

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opens in a new windowThe Collins Quarter

this laid-back restaurant is a favorite of mine. every time i’m in Savannah, i make certain to book a reservation. it’s unpretentious yet hip and cool. plus, they whip up some mighty fine food. this restaurant is known for its all-day brunch. but dinner is just fine by me.

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opens in a new windowHusk Savannah

what can you say about a restaurant that gets it? from the ambiance to the service to the cocktails to the entreé to the dessert, this meal was perfection. fresh ingredients are locally sourced, but it’s their interpretation of southern cuisine that’s to die for. guess what? the house is haunted…

opens in a new windowThe Olde Pink House

rooted in tradition, this establishment is a must-see for so many reasons. built in 1771 by James Habersham Jr., the mansion evolved into a bank, law office, book store, then suffered neglect. in 1992 the William Balish Family restored this grand dame and turned her into an iconic restaurant. don’t forget to visit their famously haunted bar, The Downstairs Bar. it’s spooky and sexy rolled into one.

opens in a new windowElizabeth on 37th

if you’re looking for a romantic spot with white tablecloths and oodles of southern hospitality, then you don’t want to miss this Savannah destination. the service is seamless and the food divine.

opens in a new windowThe Original Crab Shack

this restaurant isn’t technically located in Savannah; it’s on Tybee Island, but it’s worth visiting. if you love a low country boil, then you’ll love this restaurant.

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a few snapshots of our Ghost Tour that started in a spooky cemetery. but seriously, Ghost Tours gives an account of Savannah’s history which starts pre-Revolutionary War.

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60 Comments

  1. Love this dress! There are only 2 colors left in medium, The strawberry colored one might have to be mine. Have fun!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • i almost went with the strawberry! great choice!

      Posted 6.16.21
  2. How much fun to take a BFF vaca! Savannah seems likes the perfect place to do so….love that pink dress! Love your shirts outfit from yesterday…..and the ghost tour! Right up my alley.
    Thanks for this great blog!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • there’s nothing better than time spent with friends and family! i always love to hear from you!

      Posted 6.16.21
  3. Linda Aulgur wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your trip, it is helpful to see your packing! Savanah was beautiful, thanks for reminding me of my trip there 14 years ago! All of your outfits were, as usual, sensational. And comfortable looking!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • trips always conjure memories! so happy you loved visiting again via photos.

      Posted 6.16.21
  4. Carol wrote:

    Beth,
    You looked so much better with your hair longer. Your hairdresser didn’t do you justice when cutting it so short. You look very Butch….

    Posted 6.16.21
    • ummmm, thank you? can’t believe this is your first comment after four years of subscribing, but hey, ya gotta start somewhere.

      Posted 6.16.21
      • Deborah J Clark wrote:

        Oh no! Pay no attention to Negative Nellie…your hair is darling!! I think it makes you look younger!!

        Posted 6.16.21
        • awww, that’s very sweet. thank you!

          Posted 6.16.21
      • Robin Hillyer Miles wrote:

        Perfect reply, Beth! I got a good laugh about it. And your hair is darling.

        Posted 6.16.21
      • Susan wrote:

        Your trip looks fantastic and so do you!!! You are always so positive and I love reading your column!! And your hair is darling!!!!

        Posted 6.16.21
        • thanks so much, susan! i so appreciate you stopping by.

          Posted 6.17.21
          • Joanie wrote:

            Hi Beth-
            Your hair looks youthful and chic! Love your blog!
            -Joanie

            Posted 6.17.21
  5. Allison Devereaux wrote:

    Beth, you look fabulous in the pink dress and your ‘going out’ (as we say round our way) hair looks so elegant, groomed and yet stylishly trendy (my kids groan when I use the word trendy, but ladies of our age know what we mean).

    Posted 6.16.21
    • aren’t you the sweetest?! thank you.

      Posted 6.16.21
  6. Christine Jessup wrote:

    Beth, you look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your pics and showing us older gals that it is acceptable and fun to look really good as we age. You give me courage to be who I am and feel comfortable in my body. As an aside, I love your hair short! You look fresh and current. All the Best.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • that’s what it’s all about, girlfriend! i so appreciate you being here!

      Posted 6.16.21
  7. Carolyn wrote:

    Pink dress is perfect. The strawberry might have to jump in my cart. Not sure I could pull it off as well as you do. Loved all your pictures. I know you enjoyed your visit there with your friend.
    Savannah is just lovely.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • Savannah is the perfect getaway in so many ways. thanks for coming along with me!

      Posted 6.16.21
  8. Francesca B. wrote:

    You look wonderful Beth and I hope you had a gorgeous time! I ordered the dress in the red can’t wait 🙂

    Posted 6.16.21
    • i think you will love the dress! let me know.

      Posted 6.16.21
  9. Karla wrote:

    Your hair is beautiful, and if I had legs like yours, I would show them all the time! I find your style to be impeccable, elegant and feminine, brava!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • thanks so much for your sweet words!

      Posted 6.16.21
  10. Jan wrote:

    I read your blog religiously and don’t comment often, but after reading the comments today I had to pop in to say that I LOVE your hair! You look very hip and fresh! 😍

    Your style, both in clothing and hair, is inspiring. Thank you for all you do!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • i have the best readers EVER! thank you for your lovely comment.

      Posted 6.16.21
  11. Andrea wrote:

    So glad to see two besties out having fun. Being able to meet, hang out and talk is pure gold right now.

    Love your dress and choice of a fun summer colour. It’s hard for people to break away from the easy LBD, but spring, summer and fall should, IMO, be full of colour and celebration. The chunky pearls are the perfect, modern way to use pearls without looking over done.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • nothing better than time spent with friends and family.

      Posted 6.16.21
  12. Rory wrote:

    Thank you for your post on Savnnah. I can’t wait to visit again. You look awesome. I love the pink dress on you.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • isn’t the dress a scrumptious shade of pink?! but then i’m a sucker for all things pink.

      Posted 6.16.21
  13. Eve wrote:

    That is a very pretty pink. It is so much fun to get away from the same environment and see new things and visit with friends. It Recharges us but so nice to get back home too. Your friend is lovely. I like her dress.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • it was waaayyy too much fun! and, yes, my friend is lovely inside and out.

      Posted 6.16.21
  14. Emily wrote:

    Love this dress. Looks great on you. I ordered the mini and the midi in Strawberry in a Tall. Will have to see which one I like the most!!!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • i almost went with the strawberry. it’s a gorgeous color. have fun deciding!

      Posted 6.16.21
  15. Carroll wrote:

    Is that your friend wearing the lacy ivory top? She looks fabulous, too!

    Posted 6.16.21
    • that is my bestie in the lace top!

      Posted 6.16.21
  16. Robin Hillyer Miles wrote:

    I sometimes give ghost tours here in Charleston, have had only a few spooked-out moments, and we give a good historic review as well.
    My hubs and I went to Savannah in the middle of the pandemic. It was fantastic and there was hardly anyone there.
    I had a girls’ weekend in Greenville, SC a few years ago, oh my goodness the food and shopping! Highly recommend.
    Love that dress (and hair) on you. 😀

    Posted 6.16.21
    • that’s what i loved about our Ghost Tour – the history lesson. isn’t Greenville adorable?! they’ve created quite the food scene in the past few years.

      Posted 6.17.21
    • Kathy wrote:

      My daughter went to school at Johnson and Wales in Charleston. On a visit, we did the ghost tour. Loved it!

      Posted 6.17.21
  17. Liz wrote:

    Beth,
    Your vacation looked great top to bottom. Especially you looked fabulous in all of these outfits.
    I must say, it just saddened me to see horses still hauling carriages. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen them here in Orlando as well. It’s just cruel.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • Savannah truly is a visual feast. it was the perfect getaway.

      Posted 6.17.21
  18. Elizabeth wrote:

    Hi Beth

    Just saw your instantgram post – sorry for the negative comments. Your hair is great. Your style has inspired me for years – so thank you. We are lucky with our health so celebrate our bodies they carried us this far and hopefully for many more years.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • you are 100% right about our health! couldn’t have said it better.

      Posted 6.17.21
  19. GL Gardener wrote:

    I have enjoyed your trip to Savannah and all the beautiful outfits. Love the pink dress. Your short hair looks chic to me-beautiful color….very striking. I wish Savannah was closer (N US) as it looks very interesting: chocolate shops, shopping, eating. Are there antiques shops? I just may have to hope on a plane and visit.

    Posted 6.16.21
    • you would love to visit Savannah! yes, antique shops are there too.

      Posted 6.17.21
  20. Paige wrote:

    Hi Beth – I love your website – all of it. The garden redo, the closet reveal, the dogs, and of course – I came for the fashion. And now it’s nice to see your travel photos. I’m growing out my hair post-chemo so love to see what you are up to with your cute short hair-do and what glasses/earrings you pair with short hair. You look fabulous and happy. I always enjoy checking in on what you’re doing. Thanks for all your inspiration.

    Posted 6.17.21
    • i so appreciate you being here and your sweet words of encouragement! thank you.

      Posted 6.17.21
  21. Chris wrote:

    You are fabulous! You help all of us with so many good tips and inspiration!! Love your hair short!! You look great with all the hairstyles you have rocked on the blog!!

    Posted 6.17.21
    • you are so thoughtful! thank you for being here.

      Posted 6.17.21
    • Joanie wrote:

      Agree!
      Well said!

      Posted 6.17.21
  22. Julia wrote:

    Wow. If you can’t say something nice… I think the pixie looks great on you! I grew out my hair color during the pandemic and am now silver in the front only. I am keeping it short as I feel it looks best on me, and it’s so easy! Love your blog and look forward to reading it. You exude not only style, but confidence, strength and independence. Keep being you!

    Posted 6.17.21
    • thanks so much, julia, for your sweet words. short hairstyles are soooo dang easy to take care of. rock on with your short do.

      Posted 6.17.21
  23. Kathy wrote:

    Girlfriend trips are the best! Loved reading about this one. Great pictures. Love this dress in particular and your hair, too.

    Posted 6.17.21
    • there is nothing better than a girl’s getaway! hope you have one in your future.

      Posted 6.17.21
  24. cindy wrote:

    Love Savannah! I have not been in so long. I am jealous. I have been to the Pink House and Elizabeth but the others are new to me!

    Posted 6.18.21
    • well, you’ll just have to head this way again!

      Posted 6.18.21
  25. Sharon wrote:

    Love you Beth! I’ve learned so much from you. Your videos on what to wear, how to wear it, accessories and packing was so helpful for our 10 day trip to the Azores! Thank you!

    Posted 6.22.21
    • nothing makes me happier to hear! i hope you had a ball on your trip.

      Posted 6.22.21
  26. Nichola Spence wrote:

    Lovely dress! That color looks great on you, Beth! Love the Collins Quarter especially their delicious veggie-stuffed Avocado Smash It is divine, and easily the restaurant’s most signature item. Sharing https://www.visitsavannah.com/food-drink for the best restaurants in savannah for those yet to visit 🙂

    Posted 7.11.21

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