Belford’s Savannah

Belford’s is located in City Market at 315 West St. Julian Street

The Belford’s Savannah building was originally constructed in 1902 for the local Hebrew congregation, and while today it is known more for its crab cakes and filet mignon, the building’s history still echoes against the exposed brick walls and curved doorways. Patrons can dine outside on the restaurant’s long patio under fans or sip wine inside and peer out onto City Market through arched windows. Belford’s decor creates an elegant ambiance rivaled only by its food.

the interior harkens back to the city’s history

despite its tall ceilings and brick walls though, the interior still feels cozy and private

Belford’s serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and specializes in steaks and seafood. The dishes are classic with a distinctly Savannah influence – a reflection of the establishment itself. For lunch, a Po’ Boy sandwich is crafted with fresh wild Georgia shrimp, and at dinner Savannah red rice is served alongside the Glazed Pork Chop. The presentation of each dish also deserves recognition; whether you order a burger or a ribeye, each portion is made up like a piece of art. Here, shrimp and grits is elevated to fine dining, and a simple roast chicken becomes something much more complex.

the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer is drizzled with spicy remoulade and served with a roasted corn salsa

“Belford’s Award Winning Crab Cakes,” topped with lemon aioli and served with a spiced tomato jam, comes with Savannah red rice and asparagus spears

the crab cakes are voted the best in Savannah

the Kobe Burger is grilled to medium rare with sautéed portobello mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese

the burger includes a side of french fries and a pickle

The Dishes: Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer, Belford’s Award Winning Crab Cakes and the Kobe Burger

What’s Special About It?

Eleanor: “Upon entering the beautiful dining area, I found myself thinking of all the people who had walked through those doors before me. There’s so much history in Belford’s, and that alone makes dining here a worthwhile experience.”

Scott*: “It isn’t often you can order a burger to go with a glass of wine. Belford’s combines fine dining with classic American and southern food in a way that makes both comfortable to everyone.”

What Did It Taste Like?

Scott: “The Kobe Burger, topped with portobello mushrooms, was very tender and juicy, and the Gorgonzola added bite and depth to the overall flavor. The result of the combination was a bold taste tempered by the more classic side of french fries.”

Eleanor: “I can see why these crab cakes were voted the best in the city! Made with jumbo lump crab and pan seared to perfection, they were creatively paired with a tart lemon aioli and a spiced (and somewhat sweet) tomato jam that were both perfect compliments to each other and to the more neutral crab cakes. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was also matched well with a spicy remoulade and sweet corn salsa, and the tomatoes, though lightly battered and fried, were still fresh.”

What Did We Say About It?

Eleanor: “A true taste (both literally and figuratively) of Savannah.”

*Kenda was out of town visiting her family for this post, so Eleanor’s husband, Scott, served as the guest taster.

Belford’s Savannah

315 W. St. Julian Street


Lunch Daily 11am-3pm

Dinner Daily 5pm-10pm

Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3pm


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One thought on “Belford’s Savannah

  1. Sounds like a great place to dine. Beyond the great food and photos, I also want to compliment your writing. Your descriptions of the venue and the food made me want to go there. Excellent post!

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