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Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon

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317 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1221
+1 912-236-3009
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a quick snack lunch. Decided to stop at Spanky's. The home of the original chicken fingers. But they were better than I thought. With a southern fried coating. The fried pickles were very good as well. Not dry. The spuds were different. Basically potatoe skins fried in a batter. There were one or two very small bones in... More 

Thank Kenneth S
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have an annual trip to Savannah (12 years now) and we always have to stop by Spanky's. The pizza is really good and so is their chicken, fun atmosphere. We love Cheryl our favorite bartender and we look forward to seeing her every year.

Thank Feblala
Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the bar atmosphere, service is wonderful and Cheryl always has this genuine smile. Fish & Chips is my go to, but alway add the Spuds and Honey sauce. Coldest draft beer in town ! Bobby Mc

Thank _bobby_mc1977
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Savannah for our honeymoon. The first night we found Spanky's and loved it! Cheryl the bartender was the best! Very friendly and informative of the area. We continued to visit there every day for our entire stay in Savannah. The food was excellent and drinks were great prices! I am visiting again in March with... More 

Thank Brandi A
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far the best pizza we have ever had. Fred the bartender was awesome. It was a very fun atmosphere.

Thank darla2015
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

dining companion had pizza -- says "This is how a pizza should taste". I had a bowl of chili, not as tasty as I had hoped, but OK. Staff is friendly, attentive, and gave tips on what to see and do.

Thank NNKVirginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Friendly service. Highly recommend for a low key evening. Varied menu but chicken fingers with horseradish sauce is the best.

Thank Billculebra
Quitman, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Spanky's late night on arrival, went bAsed on hotel personnel recommendation, had chicken fingers, good but not excellent as expected, French fries were cold, but waitress took them back for fresh ones, overall not a bad experience but would probably no go back

Thank brendadiann
Katie M, Guest Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us brendadiann and for letting us know about your visit. I would like to hear a little bit more about your experience with us and what you think we could do differently to encourage you to dine with us again. Please feel free to email me your comments at kmurphy@liveoakrestaurants.com More 

Stoneville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Savannah late in the evening and tired, the hotel receptionist suggested several restaurants. Spanky's was one of the suggestions, we ate the chicken fingers and I had the chicken sandwich it was excellent. I told everyone I think it was the best sandwich I had while in Savannah.

Thank Betty W
Katie M, Guest Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the review as well as for dining with us Betty! We hope to see you again the next time you are in Savannah! More 

Orlando, Florida
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just got to Savannah, check in at the hotel and tired and hungry; we step out and keep walking at River Street, then we saw the Spanky's step in and for some reason we though it was just a bar and start walking out the "Jac" (one of the best servers we ever meet) call us... More 

Thank redbirdsong
Katie M, Guest Relations Manager at Spanky's Pizza Galley & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and for staying and dining with us redbirdsong! We will make sure to pass them along to our staff! We hope you will stop in again the next time you are in Savannah! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401-1221
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-236-3009
Family owned and operated since 1976, Spankys serves up the worlds best chicken finger! The story goes like this, in 1976, a few friends wanted to start a restaurant on River Street in Savannah. Then, the booming River Street we know today was only a dirt road, with only a few spots for dining on the waterfront. Enter two innovative friends who cut up a few pieces of tender, white meat chicken, battered and fried them to perfection, and said to each other 'hey, son, lets call them chicken fingers!' And so Spanky's was born, and its still run by the same man and his family and loyal wonderful staff today! Come on down and dine on a piece of Savannah history with us--we're waitin' on ya!

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