Low Country Cuisine on River Street – A Savannah Tradition for 37 Years

Ask a local where’s the best place in Savannah to eat fresh Shrimp and the answer is easy: The Shrimp Factory.

Seafood and Savannah go hand in hand, and here you’ll find one of the city’s tastiest options for casual, coastal dining along the thriving riverfront. Housed in one of River Street’s former cotton warehouses built in 1823, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. You’re sure to remember you’re on the water once inside these old walls, decorated with whimsical coastal art, as well as, traditional John Stobart prints.

The building’s original heart of pine beams, Savannah grey brick and ballast stones, complete the casual coastal feel.

Lunch begins daily with fresh blueberry muffins. Fried Seafood lunches, the Shrimp Cobb Salad, Fried Green Tomato BLT, and fresh Shrimp Salad over a beefsteak tomatoes are delicious options.

Dinner is served with fresh baked bread and pimento cheese spread and a table side tossed Caesar salad with all Signature Entrees. Appetizers include fresh Oysters,

Crab Cakes, and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. The Chatham Artillery Punch is famous and packs quite a punch!

Other menu offerings include classics like Shrimp Cocktail, Low Country Boil, Deviled Crab and Fried Shrimp as well as, fresh Blackened Mahi, Filet Mignon, and Cajun Chicken Pasta. Standout offerings include Caesar Salad tossed at your table, Shrimp and Crabmeat au Gratin, and Stuffed Flounder. Or try the Pine Bark Stew, the house specialty served in a steaming kettle full of southern bouillabaisse with potatoes, onions, peppers, fresh Shrimp, Flounder, Oysters, Blue Crab, and secret house seasonings.

Chef Tisha, who has been in the kitchen at The Shrimp Factory for the past fifteen years, is busy keeping up with repeated requests for her delicious, signature Shrimp and Grits and Savannah Stuffed Shrimp, filled with fresh Blue Crab.


The Shrimp Factory was originally opened in 1977 by Frank and Janie Harris, Savannah’s famous restauranteur family. Cheri Harris-Power, the Harris’s daughter, bought the restaurant in 1990. The Shrimp Factory changed hands in early 2013 when it was purchased by Jennifer and Tim Strickland, the Savannah brother-and-sister foodie team famous for their delicious Gourmet Southern Candies and other goodies at nearby River Street Sweets. You’ll see why when you taste the pecan pie for dessert!