Lady & Sons

★★★☆☆
  • 102 W Congress St

    Savannah, GA 31401

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  • 912-233-2600

About Lady & Sons

Hours
Monday - Saturday Lunch: 11 am - 3pm Dinner: Begins at 5pm Sunday Lunch Buffet only 11am - 5pm

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this was the worst place i went to the food was too salty, the food servere used her bare hands to put the bread on the plate the bread was old, i cant believe she would allow here name on this. stay away

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★★★★★

this was the worst place i went to the food was too salty, the food servere used her bare hands to put the bread on the plate the bread was old, i cant believe she would allow here name on this. stay away

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My Goodness. What a overblown ego these folks have ,the food ,please I can cook better and don't even care too.18.00 for a buffet with some of the most non appealing food.My daughter was turned away at the door after making a reservation ,driving 6 hours with two children.Trying to find a parking spot that cost 10.00.\r
My advice is steer clear .There are wonderful places to go enjoy the city this is not one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

My Goodness. What a overblown ego these folks have ,the food ,please I can cook better and don't even care too.18.00 for a buffet with some of the most non appealing food.My daughter was turned away at the door after making a reservation ,driving 6 hours with two children.Trying to find a parking spot that cost 10.00.\r
My advice is steer clear .There are wonderful places to go enjoy the city this is not one of them.

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We had a wonderful/enjoyable meal. We were lucky enough to walk right in. Freddie our server was excellent!!!

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★★★★★

We had a wonderful/enjoyable meal. We were lucky enough to walk right in. Freddie our server was excellent!!!

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...restaurant where the General Manager refers to himself as ""One of Paula's Other Sons"" and boasts how he can get away with ""anything"" (and does) will NEVER be fired (and hasn't) continues to brag how he gets a new car every year from Paula on his birthday, then turns around and calls his employees ""MONKEYS"". Really?? Paula should shake some of her bling off, pull a few weave strands out so her brain can clear and talk real! Most of her vegetables come in huge institution cans that her staff ""dresses up"" and the food tastes like s%(t. The way I see it, this place does not even earn a star, period! Did I tell you how ""nasty"" the kitchen is? Big Tourist Trap. Enjoy Mrs. Wilkes (only thing Obama got right) or the Pink House, Elizabeth's on 37th. Get some ""real quality food"" for your money and do not waste it on ""Paula"". You will thank me : ) BTW, she is very rarely there, has a cut out you can take a photo with (if you are that lame) and does not cook a thing at her restaurant. It is all about money, sales, brand, name, etc...We've lost that loving feeling for her in Savannah, so please enjoy our real pride and joys in food as listed above! Cheers!

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★☆☆☆☆

...restaurant where the General Manager refers to himself as ""One of Paula's Other Sons"" and boasts how he can get away with ""anything"" (and does) will NEVER be fired (and hasn't) continues to brag how he gets a new car every year from Paula on his birthday, then turns around and calls his employees ""MONKEYS"". Really?? Paula should shake some of her bling off, pull a few weave strands out so her brain can clear and talk real! Most of her vegetables come in huge institution cans that her staff ""dresses up"" and the food tastes like s%(t. The way I see it, this place does not even earn a star, period! Did I tell you how ""nasty"" the kitchen is? Big Tourist Trap. Enjoy Mrs. Wilkes (only thing Obama got right) or the Pink House, Elizabeth's on 37th. Get some ""real quality food"" for your money and do not waste it on ""Paula"". You will thank me : ) BTW, she is very rarely there, has a cut out you can take a photo with (if you are that lame) and does not cook a thing at her restaurant. It is all about money, sales, brand, name, etc...We've lost that loving feeling for her in Savannah, so please enjoy our real pride and joys in food as listed above! Cheers!

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After reading so many negative reviews everywhere online, I was a little dishearted. However, my husband insisted that we should at least give it a try. \r
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We were going to wait in line at 9 in the morning. But we didn't get up until 9:30. So by the time we got there, it was like 10:30 already. I thought we couldn't get a reservation, but we got one for dinner @ 7:30 with no problem. And the hostess was very nice, nothing like the other reviews had described.\r
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So we got back there at 7:15 for our dinner reservation and my husband couldn't find a parking space on the street. Without even being asked, the hostess told us we could park right across the street where there was a sign saying ""no parking at any time"". She told us nobody would care after 5PM. \r
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After seated, the server Tim greeted us and brought us drinks right away. Throughout our dinner, he was nice and attentive. Again, nothing like the other reviews had described.\r
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For dinner, we both got the buffet. The fried chicken was good, but I agree that Mrs. Wilkes' was better. The shrimps were nicely flavored. I enjoyed them even though they weren't devined as I would like to. I think all the side dishes were really delicious, probably the best that I had ever had. I loved the creamed potatoes, the collard greens, and the yam.\r
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At the end of the meal, I was literally stuffed. My only regret was that I didn't have a bigger stomach. And the server even let us take our desserts to go. Can this get any better??!! After we got our check, the server told us to keep the receipt so that we could get the ""buy one entree and get the second one free at Uncle Bubba's"" deal. \r
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To sum up, I guess my advice is to enjoy this place at the off-season time of the year because you will fall in love with it!

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★★★★★

After reading so many negative reviews everywhere online, I was a little dishearted. However, my husband insisted that we should at least give it a try. \r
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We were going to wait in line at 9 in the morning. But we didn't get up until 9:30. So by the time we got there, it was like 10:30 already. I thought we couldn't get a reservation, but we got one for dinner @ 7:30 with no problem. And the hostess was very nice, nothing like the other reviews had described.\r
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So we got back there at 7:15 for our dinner reservation and my husband couldn't find a parking space on the street. Without even being asked, the hostess told us we could park right across the street where there was a sign saying ""no parking at any time"". She told us nobody would care after 5PM. \r
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After seated, the server Tim greeted us and brought us drinks right away. Throughout our dinner, he was nice and attentive. Again, nothing like the other reviews had described.\r
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For dinner, we both got the buffet. The fried chicken was good, but I agree that Mrs. Wilkes' was better. The shrimps were nicely flavored. I enjoyed them even though they weren't devined as I would like to. I think all the side dishes were really delicious, probably the best that I had ever had. I loved the creamed potatoes, the collard greens, and the yam.\r
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At the end of the meal, I was literally stuffed. My only regret was that I didn't have a bigger stomach. And the server even let us take our desserts to go. Can this get any better??!! After we got our check, the server told us to keep the receipt so that we could get the ""buy one entree and get the second one free at Uncle Bubba's"" deal. \r
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To sum up, I guess my advice is to enjoy this place at the off-season time of the year because you will fall in love with it!

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I wouldn't waste my time at this business. Its over priced fried chicken. You can get better food at other establishments in Savannah for a better price. I have lived in Savannah for 18 years and have seen this establishment grow over the years and it has not been for the good. Also I heard Uncle Bubba was recently SHUT down for days over a health inspection. I have eaten there and the food is awful and expensive. Don't waste your time and money

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★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn't waste my time at this business. Its over priced fried chicken. You can get better food at other establishments in Savannah for a better price. I have lived in Savannah for 18 years and have seen this establishment grow over the years and it has not been for the good. Also I heard Uncle Bubba was recently SHUT down for days over a health inspection. I have eaten there and the food is awful and expensive. Don't waste your time and money

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I am a huge Food Network Fan and Love Paula Deen so naturally I couldn't wait to drive all day from Maryland to Savannah on my birthday. The Lady & Sons was my first stop even before checking in my hotel. WHAT a disappointment to learn that at 5 p.m. on a Tuesday I could not get in that evening at all not even at 10 p.m. for dinner.They had reached their capacity for the entire evening, I was told to come at 8 a.m. to put my name down for dinner, I don't want to waste my vacation in line at 8 a.m. I want to be somewhere having breakfast. Very mad what a shame she does not mention this on T.V. when she talks about her place and everyone I told I was coming there warned me not to go there, especially the locals and I kept wondering why. I see not. So I chose the olde Pink House next turned out to be an EXCELLENT replacement.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a huge Food Network Fan and Love Paula Deen so naturally I couldn't wait to drive all day from Maryland to Savannah on my birthday. The Lady & Sons was my first stop even before checking in my hotel. WHAT a disappointment to learn that at 5 p.m. on a Tuesday I could not get in that evening at all not even at 10 p.m. for dinner.They had reached their capacity for the entire evening, I was told to come at 8 a.m. to put my name down for dinner, I don't want to waste my vacation in line at 8 a.m. I want to be somewhere having breakfast. Very mad what a shame she does not mention this on T.V. when she talks about her place and everyone I told I was coming there warned me not to go there, especially the locals and I kept wondering why. I see not. So I chose the olde Pink House next turned out to be an EXCELLENT replacement.

Cons: NO RESERVATION's ALLOWED WHY NOT IT WORKS FOR ALL OTHER EATE

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I decided after hearing sooo much about this Paula Dean Landmark restaurant , I'd take my 75 year old mother(who by the way loves the Paula Dean TV show) for a special mothers day dinner. Let me mention that we traveled from Atlanta to Savannah for the day to enjoy the sights and especially this restaurant(my mothers only wish). I felt truly decived. The restaurant was dirty and food quality was even worse. The managers were unattentive and servers couldnt have given a care less. Wow. I guess when you make it big, you forget about the valuable "regular" joes who made you the success that youve become. The only conselation for me is that the people you meet on the way up are the ones you pass agin on the way down. With this kind of service, Paula, youre definitely on the way down. Good luck and I look forward seeing you on your trip back down to reality. Ciao Bella

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided after hearing sooo much about this Paula Dean Landmark restaurant , I'd take my 75 year old mother(who by the way loves the Paula Dean TV show) for a special mothers day dinner. Let me mention that we traveled from Atlanta to Savannah for the day to enjoy the sights and especially this restaurant(my mothers only wish). I felt truly decived. The restaurant was dirty and food quality was even worse. The managers were unattentive and servers couldnt have given a care less. Wow. I guess when you make it big, you forget about the valuable "regular" joes who made you the success that youve become. The only conselation for me is that the people you meet on the way up are the ones you pass agin on the way down. With this kind of service, Paula, youre definitely on the way down. Good luck and I look forward seeing you on your trip back down to reality. Ciao Bella

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I had read mixed reviews about this place before I went there for the first time; and now I have been there at least thirty times! Don't trust the unreasonably harsh negative reviews. I don't know what people expect. Those who think it is overpriced must have grown up on McDonald's $1 meals! Seriously, you'd have to be superlatively cheap to think this place is expensive. And then, there were some who complained about the food being unhealthy! Really, what did they expect to find? It's like going to a vegetarian restaurant and complaining about not getting any meat! \r
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The buffet is good; but it really is the menu that keeps taking me back to the restaurant. The crabcakes are the best I have ever had (I don't like crabcakes anywhere else anymore since I've tried theirs!), the chicken potpie is amazing but too big for anybody to eat it all, the tilapia sandwich (blackened tilapia filet with a sweet Georgia peach glazing... YUMMM!!!) and the meatloaf sandwich are awesome and the poet's lunch (I had a crab stew and the pimento cheese sandwich) is much more than adequate!\r
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Some say it is not true authentic Southern food. Well, maybe it isn't; but it is absolutely delicious all the same! \r
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And they only make you wait in the gift shop when it is raining of the weather is otherwise bad. When the weather is fine, you wait outside. So I don't think waiting in the gift shop is a ploy to get you to buy something. Let's not blame them for being considerate.

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★★★★★

I had read mixed reviews about this place before I went there for the first time; and now I have been there at least thirty times! Don't trust the unreasonably harsh negative reviews. I don't know what people expect. Those who think it is overpriced must have grown up on McDonald's $1 meals! Seriously, you'd have to be superlatively cheap to think this place is expensive. And then, there were some who complained about the food being unhealthy! Really, what did they expect to find? It's like going to a vegetarian restaurant and complaining about not getting any meat! \r
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The buffet is good; but it really is the menu that keeps taking me back to the restaurant. The crabcakes are the best I have ever had (I don't like crabcakes anywhere else anymore since I've tried theirs!), the chicken potpie is amazing but too big for anybody to eat it all, the tilapia sandwich (blackened tilapia filet with a sweet Georgia peach glazing... YUMMM!!!) and the meatloaf sandwich are awesome and the poet's lunch (I had a crab stew and the pimento cheese sandwich) is much more than adequate!\r
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Some say it is not true authentic Southern food. Well, maybe it isn't; but it is absolutely delicious all the same! \r
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And they only make you wait in the gift shop when it is raining of the weather is otherwise bad. When the weather is fine, you wait outside. So I don't think waiting in the gift shop is a ploy to get you to buy something. Let's not blame them for being considerate.

Pros: Excellent food.

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Love food network, and think Paulas recipes never fall short. We were super excited to get to have dinner at THE Lady & Son's since it is hyped as being so good.. I had the Steak and Pie. Steak was good, pie was not. My husband had the buffet and he really liked all of his choices. I think overall it was a mediocre experience. But maybe I just orderd the wrong thing. Hint-- we did not have to make reservations since we ate so late (10 pm) but most normal dinner times expects to make reservations FAR in advance.

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★★★☆☆

Love food network, and think Paulas recipes never fall short. We were super excited to get to have dinner at THE Lady & Son's since it is hyped as being so good.. I had the Steak and Pie. Steak was good, pie was not. My husband had the buffet and he really liked all of his choices. I think overall it was a mediocre experience. But maybe I just orderd the wrong thing. Hint-- we did not have to make reservations since we ate so late (10 pm) but most normal dinner times expects to make reservations FAR in advance.

Pros: Banana pudding is the best I've ever had!

Cons: Everything else was..good. But not great.

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The food is ok and the system for service was great! I'm sure during tourist season, it is crazy and not worth the crowds! With all that said, its worth a visit while is Savannah.

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★★★★☆

The food is ok and the system for service was great! I'm sure during tourist season, it is crazy and not worth the crowds! With all that said, its worth a visit while is Savannah.

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Our family makes reservations for every Thanksgiving. We make a resevation for 11:00 and are always seated before 11:00. The food is delicious, The Sweet Tea is excellent, and the Service is PERFECT! Our glasses are never empty and if we ask for anything we receive it immediately! The waiters are very kind!

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★★★★★

Our family makes reservations for every Thanksgiving. We make a resevation for 11:00 and are always seated before 11:00. The food is delicious, The Sweet Tea is excellent, and the Service is PERFECT! Our glasses are never empty and if we ask for anything we receive it immediately! The waiters are very kind!

Pros: Walking distance from all Hotels in Historic District

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Being slightly addicted to the Food Network, I was very excited to get the chance to experience the food of the legendary Paula Deen. What a disappointment. First of all, her face is plastered over every open space, which starts to look creepy after a while. When we showed up for our appointment, we were told to walk through the gift shop to the waiting area. Yes, they forced us to walk through the gift shop in order to get to our seats. We were then told to walk upstairs to another host in order to be seated, where we stood in line for the third time. My husband commented that the whole experience felt like we were at a Disneyland ride. The staff was polite, but stiff, making the experience feel even more like an animatronic amusement park ride. As for the food, it was average, at best. Everything was literally swimming in a pool of butter, and I think my husband and I make better fried chicken at home. The only thing that was worthy of a second visit was the lemonade, which was fantastic. Overall, it was a very disillusioning trip. Instead of a passion for food, I saw a corporation desperate for our money. Extremely disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Being slightly addicted to the Food Network, I was very excited to get the chance to experience the food of the legendary Paula Deen. What a disappointment. First of all, her face is plastered over every open space, which starts to look creepy after a while. When we showed up for our appointment, we were told to walk through the gift shop to the waiting area. Yes, they forced us to walk through the gift shop in order to get to our seats. We were then told to walk upstairs to another host in order to be seated, where we stood in line for the third time. My husband commented that the whole experience felt like we were at a Disneyland ride. The staff was polite, but stiff, making the experience feel even more like an animatronic amusement park ride. As for the food, it was average, at best. Everything was literally swimming in a pool of butter, and I think my husband and I make better fried chicken at home. The only thing that was worthy of a second visit was the lemonade, which was fantastic. Overall, it was a very disillusioning trip. Instead of a passion for food, I saw a corporation desperate for our money. Extremely disappointing.

Pros: Now that I've gone, I never have to go again.

Cons: Fake/corporate atmosphere, overpriced buffet with average food

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I was a little worried about going to the Lady and Sons after reading the reviews on the web. I can honestly say I don't know what people were expecting. \r
We arrived at the restaurant at 8:15 am I was worried we were late, but we ended up being just in time while we waited we struck up conversations with other people waiting and our 1:15 min wait was actually very pleasant. We got the first service for lunch and were told be back 15 min early, we arrived, and the fun started. We were called to lunch with a ""dinner bell"" and within a few minutes we were taken to our table\r
I heard complaints about the service, well our server was outstanding. She was kind, courteous, and didn't mind all the touristy questions. I had heard that if you want to really enjoy the food experience it is best to order from the menu. We started out with the Green Tomato appetizer, neither one of us are fans but we loved them. My husband ordered the potpie, while I enjoyed the meatloaf sandwich, I brought 1/2 mine home. The food was GREAT! It is 6 hours now after lunch and I am still stuffed. Definitely worth the wait!

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★★★★★

I was a little worried about going to the Lady and Sons after reading the reviews on the web. I can honestly say I don't know what people were expecting. \r
We arrived at the restaurant at 8:15 am I was worried we were late, but we ended up being just in time while we waited we struck up conversations with other people waiting and our 1:15 min wait was actually very pleasant. We got the first service for lunch and were told be back 15 min early, we arrived, and the fun started. We were called to lunch with a ""dinner bell"" and within a few minutes we were taken to our table\r
I heard complaints about the service, well our server was outstanding. She was kind, courteous, and didn't mind all the touristy questions. I had heard that if you want to really enjoy the food experience it is best to order from the menu. We started out with the Green Tomato appetizer, neither one of us are fans but we loved them. My husband ordered the potpie, while I enjoyed the meatloaf sandwich, I brought 1/2 mine home. The food was GREAT! It is 6 hours now after lunch and I am still stuffed. Definitely worth the wait!

Pros: great food

Cons: parking not close

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As a first timer in Savannah we had to go to the Paula Dean's famous Lady & Sons restaurant. I expected the wait to be long, which it was, two and a half hours I think. The staff was nice/good. Now the food...Being a TV fan and trying some of her recipes which came out very tasty, I was very disappointed in the taste quality of this restaurant. I had expected to be rolled out of the place in a wheelchair cause the food was so good, I couldn't stop eating. Wrong! Maybe the chefs here just don't have Paula's knack. The food was fair and over priced. This is a ""been there done that"" type of place for me and I will not return. Savannah is packed full of excellent restaurants to try. So for you other first timers, please don't let Lady & Sons set the standard. Eat here first, then move on to the many other mouth watering choices you have before you.

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★★☆☆☆

As a first timer in Savannah we had to go to the Paula Dean's famous Lady & Sons restaurant. I expected the wait to be long, which it was, two and a half hours I think. The staff was nice/good. Now the food...Being a TV fan and trying some of her recipes which came out very tasty, I was very disappointed in the taste quality of this restaurant. I had expected to be rolled out of the place in a wheelchair cause the food was so good, I couldn't stop eating. Wrong! Maybe the chefs here just don't have Paula's knack. The food was fair and over priced. This is a ""been there done that"" type of place for me and I will not return. Savannah is packed full of excellent restaurants to try. So for you other first timers, please don't let Lady & Sons set the standard. Eat here first, then move on to the many other mouth watering choices you have before you.

Pros: Celebrety Restaurant

Cons: Long waits, food fair at best

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tried to go there for lunch, beware, they close from 3 to 5...went back the next day and got there at noon, couldn't be seated til 230. the food was good, very traditional southern food, fried chicken, etc. now that i can say that i've been there, i wouldn't go back. i thnk you have to go once beacuse it's paula deen's restaurant, but there are soo many other great places to eat in savannah!

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★★★☆☆

tried to go there for lunch, beware, they close from 3 to 5...went back the next day and got there at noon, couldn't be seated til 230. the food was good, very traditional southern food, fried chicken, etc. now that i can say that i've been there, i wouldn't go back. i thnk you have to go once beacuse it's paula deen's restaurant, but there are soo many other great places to eat in savannah!

Pros: good fried chicken

Cons: overpriced

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We ate at Lady & Sons several years ago and loved it. The collard greens are the best we'd ever eaten and the fried chicken and hoecakes were great too. It was a huge buffet. The restaurant is three stories but there is an evevator and a buffet on all three floors. This I was happy to see because I am disabled somewhat by a stroke in 1998 and I don't do lots of stairs very well.\r
We hope to eat there again next time we're in Savannah.

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★★★★★

We ate at Lady & Sons several years ago and loved it. The collard greens are the best we'd ever eaten and the fried chicken and hoecakes were great too. It was a huge buffet. The restaurant is three stories but there is an evevator and a buffet on all three floors. This I was happy to see because I am disabled somewhat by a stroke in 1998 and I don't do lots of stairs very well.\r
We hope to eat there again next time we're in Savannah.

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The food was OK. The service was OK. The staff acted bored and aloof. Price was too high for the quality of food. If Paula Deen wants to save her reputation, she either needs to do the ccoking herself or spend more time at the restaurant supervising. I would not go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was OK. The service was OK. The staff acted bored and aloof. Price was too high for the quality of food. If Paula Deen wants to save her reputation, she either needs to do the ccoking herself or spend more time at the restaurant supervising. I would not go back again.

Pros: collard greens were excellent

Cons: Service, price, seating

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I was born and raised in the South with a family of southern cooks. I've lived in the Savannah area for over ten yrs. I hadn't even heard of ""Lady & Sons"" until some Northern relatives wanted to go there. The food is underwhelmingly mediocore!! Do not subject yourself to standing out in the GA heat (starting at 5 AM!?) for pricey mac'n'cheese that you have to get yourself like cattle. This resturant is the joke of locals.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was born and raised in the South with a family of southern cooks. I've lived in the Savannah area for over ten yrs. I hadn't even heard of ""Lady & Sons"" until some Northern relatives wanted to go there. The food is underwhelmingly mediocore!! Do not subject yourself to standing out in the GA heat (starting at 5 AM!?) for pricey mac'n'cheese that you have to get yourself like cattle. This resturant is the joke of locals.

Pros: You might enjoy it as an experience if you love Paula Deen, but don't subject those in your group who aren't fans.

Cons: Not very southern, average food, ridiculous long lines to get reservations, crowded

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Tourist trap! The food is mediocre, the restaurant is tacky an overpriced. The lines are always incredibly long during tourist season. Listen to any of their conversations as they're coming out and they'll tell you one thing- Save yourself some cash and go to KFC- it's the same thing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tourist trap! The food is mediocre, the restaurant is tacky an overpriced. The lines are always incredibly long during tourist season. Listen to any of their conversations as they're coming out and they'll tell you one thing- Save yourself some cash and go to KFC- it's the same thing.

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This was simply THE best dining experience I'v e ever had. On a recent visit to Savannah a friend recommended Lady and Sons buffet for dinner. I was somewhat familiar with Paula Dean but was expecting something completely different. Don't let the word ""buffet"" fool you. While each dish looked familiar; fried chicken, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, squash ""casserole"", meatloaf, etc.; each had an exquiste twist of flavoring, texture, or sauce that gave it a distinctive, yet very southern, composition. \r
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We walked up late on a Tuesday evening to find a long line already ahead of us. When the friendly hostesss realized there were only two of us, she asked if bar seating was acceptable and sent us straight up to the 3rd floor (yes...3 floors of goodness) for seating, We were warmly welcomed as we walked in the front door and shown to the elevator. A waitress was wating for us and took us to our seats at the bar. The bartender immediately took our drink orders and brought us our dinner breads, explaing the hoe-cake and garlic muffin (I suppose their northern guests may have never heard of such).\r
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The whole experience epitomized ""southern hospitalty"" at it's very finest and should be a prerequisite course for those visiting our lovely region for the first time. Thank you Lady and sons.

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★★★★★

This was simply THE best dining experience I'v e ever had. On a recent visit to Savannah a friend recommended Lady and Sons buffet for dinner. I was somewhat familiar with Paula Dean but was expecting something completely different. Don't let the word ""buffet"" fool you. While each dish looked familiar; fried chicken, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, squash ""casserole"", meatloaf, etc.; each had an exquiste twist of flavoring, texture, or sauce that gave it a distinctive, yet very southern, composition. \r
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We walked up late on a Tuesday evening to find a long line already ahead of us. When the friendly hostesss realized there were only two of us, she asked if bar seating was acceptable and sent us straight up to the 3rd floor (yes...3 floors of goodness) for seating, We were warmly welcomed as we walked in the front door and shown to the elevator. A waitress was wating for us and took us to our seats at the bar. The bartender immediately took our drink orders and brought us our dinner breads, explaing the hoe-cake and garlic muffin (I suppose their northern guests may have never heard of such).\r
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The whole experience epitomized ""southern hospitalty"" at it's very finest and should be a prerequisite course for those visiting our lovely region for the first time. Thank you Lady and sons.

Pros: Fast friendly service, great value, delicious

Cons: parking

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My daughter and I visited Savannah, Georgia during the Easter holidays. Being fans of Paula Deen, one of the most important items on our agenda was to eat at The Lady and Sons. This is Paula's restaurant in downtown Savannah. We were not disappointed. We simply walked to the restaurant while touring Savannah and made a reservation for that night with the hostess outside the restaurant. We returned to have the buffet. The food was plentiful, hot and delicious. There was a great selection to choose from. From fried chicken to low-country boil seafood. We sampled everything on the buffet and was greatly pleased. It was seasoned to perfection. The waiter we had was courteous and kept us with clean plates and plenty of tea. When we were through with the buffet we were shown a tray of different desserts to choose from. Peach cobbler, key lime pie, and gooey chocolate chip butter cake were some of the desserts offered. We were equally pleased with the dessert. The restaurant was very clean and the employees warm and friendly. I would highly recommend The Lady and Sons to anyone visiting Savannah.

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My daughter and I visited Savannah, Georgia during the Easter holidays. Being fans of Paula Deen, one of the most important items on our agenda was to eat at The Lady and Sons. This is Paula's restaurant in downtown Savannah. We were not disappointed. We simply walked to the restaurant while touring Savannah and made a reservation for that night with the hostess outside the restaurant. We returned to have the buffet. The food was plentiful, hot and delicious. There was a great selection to choose from. From fried chicken to low-country boil seafood. We sampled everything on the buffet and was greatly pleased. It was seasoned to perfection. The waiter we had was courteous and kept us with clean plates and plenty of tea. When we were through with the buffet we were shown a tray of different desserts to choose from. Peach cobbler, key lime pie, and gooey chocolate chip butter cake were some of the desserts offered. We were equally pleased with the dessert. The restaurant was very clean and the employees warm and friendly. I would highly recommend The Lady and Sons to anyone visiting Savannah.

Pros: Great food, service and prices

Cons: can be difficult to get a reservation

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Believe the hype. We visited Easter Sunday and had wonderful food and service. Our waiter, Jerome, was great. He was very hospitable, it was buffet so he made sure we weren't ever low on tea and had a clean table. The food was good. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews, bad service, bad food ect. but let me say that was not the case for us. The decor was nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful from the hostess to the lady who told us goodbye when we left. There was always fresh food on the buffet and it was kept clean. The food was well seasoned and cooked just right. If you are a fan of Paula's or just love a good meal I'd say it's worth a go.

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★★★★★

Believe the hype. We visited Easter Sunday and had wonderful food and service. Our waiter, Jerome, was great. He was very hospitable, it was buffet so he made sure we weren't ever low on tea and had a clean table. The food was good. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews, bad service, bad food ect. but let me say that was not the case for us. The decor was nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful from the hostess to the lady who told us goodbye when we left. There was always fresh food on the buffet and it was kept clean. The food was well seasoned and cooked just right. If you are a fan of Paula's or just love a good meal I'd say it's worth a go.

Pros: great food great service

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My husband and I recently visited Savannah while on vacation. We were told by friends to visit The Lady & Sons. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our experience there, everything from the hostess to the fabulous waiter and of course don't forget the incredible food. Certainly would recommend it to anyone in the area.

Sue in PA

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★★★★★

My husband and I recently visited Savannah while on vacation. We were told by friends to visit The Lady & Sons. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our experience there, everything from the hostess to the fabulous waiter and of course don't forget the incredible food. Certainly would recommend it to anyone in the area.

Sue in PA

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This is a must stop if you're visiting Savannah. Yes, there is a line, but if you go early, they will give you a time to come back. Paula Deen's restaurant does southern like nobody else. They have a buffet of you can order off the menu. There's also a small gift shop that offers unique items for sale.

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This is a must stop if you're visiting Savannah. Yes, there is a line, but if you go early, they will give you a time to come back. Paula Deen's restaurant does southern like nobody else. They have a buffet of you can order off the menu. There's also a small gift shop that offers unique items for sale.

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Nobody does southern cooking like Paula Deen. You cannot come to Savannah without trying her buffet. It is delicious. You may also order from the menu . The new restaurant is expansive and has an upstairs bar. Drop by and enjoy a great meal ; who knows ? You might get to meet The Lady herself !

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Nobody does southern cooking like Paula Deen. You cannot come to Savannah without trying her buffet. It is delicious. You may also order from the menu . The new restaurant is expansive and has an upstairs bar. Drop by and enjoy a great meal ; who knows ? You might get to meet The Lady herself !

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Luckily we got a reservation rather easily. We walked by on a Tuesday evening around seven and made one for a couple of hours later. The place is massive, it's a bit overwhelming. So big that it doesn't feel personable. And knowing Paula Deen is a personable kind of gal, I was suprised at this. I guess you have to make it huge though so you can feed all the people who want to eat there. The servers were nice enough but nothing more, almost borderline snobby. Being in the south I was excepting some of that great charm they're (especially Paula!) famous for, but I was not finding that here. Another disappointment. Everything on the menu sounded so delicious. I could not decide. Being torn between a few different seafood dishes, I asked for the server's opinion. Her response was, ""Which of those fish do you like the best? Then you should get that one."" That is not necessarily true and I really think that was quite a lazy and pathetic response. I ended up getting the fried lobster tails and I regretted it. I wish I would have gotten something that was an acutal recipe, and not just sticking fish in a fryer. So that's what I suggest to you if you eat there- get something that's actually a little involved, the chicken potpie for instance looked incredible, I'm still kicking myself for not getting that. My husband got the crab cakes and they were pretty awesome. We also had some hot seafood appetizer that was super yummy. I would like to go back next time I'm in town and try some more things, and hopefully the servers will be friendlier.

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★★★★☆

Luckily we got a reservation rather easily. We walked by on a Tuesday evening around seven and made one for a couple of hours later. The place is massive, it's a bit overwhelming. So big that it doesn't feel personable. And knowing Paula Deen is a personable kind of gal, I was suprised at this. I guess you have to make it huge though so you can feed all the people who want to eat there. The servers were nice enough but nothing more, almost borderline snobby. Being in the south I was excepting some of that great charm they're (especially Paula!) famous for, but I was not finding that here. Another disappointment. Everything on the menu sounded so delicious. I could not decide. Being torn between a few different seafood dishes, I asked for the server's opinion. Her response was, ""Which of those fish do you like the best? Then you should get that one."" That is not necessarily true and I really think that was quite a lazy and pathetic response. I ended up getting the fried lobster tails and I regretted it. I wish I would have gotten something that was an acutal recipe, and not just sticking fish in a fryer. So that's what I suggest to you if you eat there- get something that's actually a little involved, the chicken potpie for instance looked incredible, I'm still kicking myself for not getting that. My husband got the crab cakes and they were pretty awesome. We also had some hot seafood appetizer that was super yummy. I would like to go back next time I'm in town and try some more things, and hopefully the servers will be friendlier.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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This restaurant once had a good lunch, but now it is extremely overrated. The kitchen uses entirely too much sodium chloride in the food. I do not understand what happened after Paula moved to the current location. It is sad.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant once had a good lunch, but now it is extremely overrated. The kitchen uses entirely too much sodium chloride in the food. I do not understand what happened after Paula moved to the current location. It is sad.

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This is such a great place to go if you really enjoy watching Paula Deen! Her restaurant has great spices and other food items you can buy. The food is really tasty and the buffet is perfect for any time of the day! The environment is so surreal being in her restaurant! You are waiting for her or her sons to come out and say hi.. oh btw I hear they stop by!

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This is such a great place to go if you really enjoy watching Paula Deen! Her restaurant has great spices and other food items you can buy. The food is really tasty and the buffet is perfect for any time of the day! The environment is so surreal being in her restaurant! You are waiting for her or her sons to come out and say hi.. oh btw I hear they stop by!

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If there is one sure thing about the diners at lady and sons, i guarantee you none of them are from savannah. we laugh openly at the poor tourists foolish enough to wait, sometimes for 5 hours, outside in the opressive low country heat occasionaly being spritzed with mist like cabbage in the kroger produce section, to keep them from getting heat stroke. its a buffet. an unremarkable buffet. if you''re looking to wati for some true down home cooking head up a few blocks to jones street where you'll find mrs. wilkes boarding house. Its worth the wait and more importantly you wait in the shade

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If there is one sure thing about the diners at lady and sons, i guarantee you none of them are from savannah. we laugh openly at the poor tourists foolish enough to wait, sometimes for 5 hours, outside in the opressive low country heat occasionaly being spritzed with mist like cabbage in the kroger produce section, to keep them from getting heat stroke. its a buffet. an unremarkable buffet. if you''re looking to wati for some true down home cooking head up a few blocks to jones street where you'll find mrs. wilkes boarding house. Its worth the wait and more importantly you wait in the shade

Pros: you get to know the corner of congress... really well

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Just what you would expect from Paula Deen. Good southern comfort food. The wait is a little long though.

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★★★★☆

Just what you would expect from Paula Deen. Good southern comfort food. The wait is a little long though.

Pros: Great food.

Cons: Long wait.

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""Hey YA'LL."" Unfortunately the people she has doing the cooking are not good Southern Cooks . For people who flock to Savannah from all over the country thinking they're gonna eat good old country cooking are being duped.\r
The pork chops I was served were greasy, the vegetables over cooked and over seasoned with goodness knows what spices. (I come from a family of wonderful country cooks and I have never in my life eaten ANYTHING that tasted like that.) And believe me, NO ONE in the south makes fried greens that look or taste like the ones I was served--yuk. They were hideous brown, greasy, slimy and well, just yuk!\r

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★☆☆☆☆

""Hey YA'LL."" Unfortunately the people she has doing the cooking are not good Southern Cooks . For people who flock to Savannah from all over the country thinking they're gonna eat good old country cooking are being duped.\r
The pork chops I was served were greasy, the vegetables over cooked and over seasoned with goodness knows what spices. (I come from a family of wonderful country cooks and I have never in my life eaten ANYTHING that tasted like that.) And believe me, NO ONE in the south makes fried greens that look or taste like the ones I was served--yuk. They were hideous brown, greasy, slimy and well, just yuk!\r

Pros: Fair to middlin service

Cons: Stand in line forever, yukky over priced food

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If you want your whole meal fried and fatty this is the place to go! Its only popular because of the face on TV, and she is NEVER there. You can wait in line with everyone else OR you can go somewhere else that is actually good fresh food! \r
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To get a reservation: Call and say that you are a local and they will give you a reservation right away.\r
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Good luck cleaning out your system after you eat here.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want your whole meal fried and fatty this is the place to go! Its only popular because of the face on TV, and she is NEVER there. You can wait in line with everyone else OR you can go somewhere else that is actually good fresh food! \r
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To get a reservation: Call and say that you are a local and they will give you a reservation right away.\r
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Good luck cleaning out your system after you eat here.

Pros: ....? if you go, order off the menu.

Cons: almost everything.

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Very good food. My wife and I enjoyed the buffet with a choice of chicken (fried and baked) and another meat and about 10 sides in which to choose. The fried chicken was very good as Paula says. everything cooked done and tender not just heated until it is hot. Everything I had was seasoned well. I had to wait a long time due to us going on a holiday weekend so they were very busy but the experience was worth the wait.

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★★★★★

Very good food. My wife and I enjoyed the buffet with a choice of chicken (fried and baked) and another meat and about 10 sides in which to choose. The fried chicken was very good as Paula says. everything cooked done and tender not just heated until it is hot. Everything I had was seasoned well. I had to wait a long time due to us going on a holiday weekend so they were very busy but the experience was worth the wait.

Pros: very good southern food

Cons: the wait at times

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My husband and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia April 9-12 2007. We were lucky enough to get a table at The Lady & Sons. Since it was a Sunday, we had the buffet. It was wonderful. The fried Chicken, and roast beef were excellent, as well as the vegetables, cream corn, mashed potatoes, collard greens etc. My husband's favorite were the sweet potatoes, he couldn't quit talking about how good they were. The garlic, cheese biscuits were the best I have eaten. The atmosphere was relaxed, not stuffy at all. As a matter of fact ,as we were being seated, one of the waitresses was seranading a group of ladies with the song ""unforgettable"". My husband did comment that he thought the restaurant would have been more fancy, but I told him, that I would have been surprised if it had been a fancy place. After all Paula's just a down home country girl!!! I am huge Paula fan, and wasn't disappointed at all. I can't wait to go back!!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia April 9-12 2007. We were lucky enough to get a table at The Lady & Sons. Since it was a Sunday, we had the buffet. It was wonderful. The fried Chicken, and roast beef were excellent, as well as the vegetables, cream corn, mashed potatoes, collard greens etc. My husband's favorite were the sweet potatoes, he couldn't quit talking about how good they were. The garlic, cheese biscuits were the best I have eaten. The atmosphere was relaxed, not stuffy at all. As a matter of fact ,as we were being seated, one of the waitresses was seranading a group of ladies with the song ""unforgettable"". My husband did comment that he thought the restaurant would have been more fancy, but I told him, that I would have been surprised if it had been a fancy place. After all Paula's just a down home country girl!!! I am huge Paula fan, and wasn't disappointed at all. I can't wait to go back!!!

Pros: Wonderful Food

Cons: Took a while to find a parking space, but was definitely worth it

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We had a party of 6 and planned to eat here Sat. March 10. I called Tuesday before and talked to the host and was to be there at 3:30 to put our name on the list. We drove almost 5 hours and arrived at 2:45 and found out that it was already booked by parties of 10 or more. To make a reservation there has to be atleast 10. I did exactly as the host told me and still could not eat here. It appears that all they care about is money and large parties. Don't take a chance unless you have a large party!!!!\r
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We had a party of 6 and planned to eat here Sat. March 10. I called Tuesday before and talked to the host and was to be there at 3:30 to put our name on the list. We drove almost 5 hours and arrived at 2:45 and found out that it was already booked by parties of 10 or more. To make a reservation there has to be atleast 10. I did exactly as the host told me and still could not eat here. It appears that all they care about is money and large parties. Don't take a chance unless you have a large party!!!!\r
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Pros: Don't know

Cons: No Southern Hospitality

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We arrived for the 3:30 appointment line and got the time we wanted. Then, came back at that time and were seated promptly. The service was outstanding, and the food was amazing. I took a look at the buffet but it looked a little too much Golden Corral so I went with an order off the menu. I had the very crispy fried shrimp with AMAZING roasted potatoes and wonderful cole slaw. The cheese biscuits could not have been better. Overall, I'd say the service I received was the best possible, the food although fatty could not have tasted better, however the ambience could have been better. There was nothing special about the atmosphere. I'd still highly recommend though!

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★★★★★

We arrived for the 3:30 appointment line and got the time we wanted. Then, came back at that time and were seated promptly. The service was outstanding, and the food was amazing. I took a look at the buffet but it looked a little too much Golden Corral so I went with an order off the menu. I had the very crispy fried shrimp with AMAZING roasted potatoes and wonderful cole slaw. The cheese biscuits could not have been better. Overall, I'd say the service I received was the best possible, the food although fatty could not have tasted better, however the ambience could have been better. There was nothing special about the atmosphere. I'd still highly recommend though!

Pros: Service!!, Food!!

Cons: Ambience was disappointing

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Overall: 9,\r
I will admit that having Paula's name attached to the restaurant definitely gives it goodwill and a higher score that I might not give to another restaurant with the same attributes. The food is definitely worth it and if you watch the show and appreciate her work, then you won't mind the wait.\r
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Atmosphere: 6,\r
I don't know what the old restaurant looked like, but apparently it was pretty small and had limited seating. The new location is in a great location, but is so big (300 or so people capacity on 3 floors) that it kind of makes you feel like a number.\r
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Food: 8,\r
Not the best meal I have ever had, but every dish was very good. The food is good, but not good for you. If you have ever seen Paula cook, everything starts with a stick of butter, so we were not surprised to find our empty plates to have a light coat of grease when we finished our meals.\r
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Service: 10,\r
Our server was probably the best I have ever had. Not to mention the other folks that bring around the biscuits and corn bread along with plentiful refills. I kept an eye on our server to see how he interacted with the others in his section, and I was very impressed on how he actually took time to have quick conversations while not ignoring or under-serving other tables. He went out of his way to serve us and came across as being a genuinely nice person, not just after a good tip. Can't say enough about the service.\r
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Our waiter told us that it was ""up in the air"" in the off-season on whether they would be crowded. Sundays are traditionally crowded year round as are weeknights. During the busy season, every night is crowded, so I suggest going to the official website for instruction on how to get a table. Our waiter said that if you don't mind eating in the Bar or after 9PM, then a walk-up may work. My girlfriend and I went in the off season (February, Thurs PM) and we had no problems getting a table, but we followed the website instructions for reservations.

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★★★★★

Overall: 9,\r
I will admit that having Paula's name attached to the restaurant definitely gives it goodwill and a higher score that I might not give to another restaurant with the same attributes. The food is definitely worth it and if you watch the show and appreciate her work, then you won't mind the wait.\r
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Atmosphere: 6,\r
I don't know what the old restaurant looked like, but apparently it was pretty small and had limited seating. The new location is in a great location, but is so big (300 or so people capacity on 3 floors) that it kind of makes you feel like a number.\r
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Food: 8,\r
Not the best meal I have ever had, but every dish was very good. The food is good, but not good for you. If you have ever seen Paula cook, everything starts with a stick of butter, so we were not surprised to find our empty plates to have a light coat of grease when we finished our meals.\r
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Service: 10,\r
Our server was probably the best I have ever had. Not to mention the other folks that bring around the biscuits and corn bread along with plentiful refills. I kept an eye on our server to see how he interacted with the others in his section, and I was very impressed on how he actually took time to have quick conversations while not ignoring or under-serving other tables. He went out of his way to serve us and came across as being a genuinely nice person, not just after a good tip. Can't say enough about the service.\r
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Tips:\r
Our waiter told us that it was ""up in the air"" in the off-season on whether they would be crowded. Sundays are traditionally crowded year round as are weeknights. During the busy season, every night is crowded, so I suggest going to the official website for instruction on how to get a table. Our waiter said that if you don't mind eating in the Bar or after 9PM, then a walk-up may work. My girlfriend and I went in the off season (February, Thurs PM) and we had no problems getting a table, but we followed the website instructions for reservations.

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Atmosphere

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I just thought I'd check out what all the hype was about. I've heard of Paula Dean but I don't watch the show. Well you definitely should get there before 9:30am (even off-peak). It was completely full by 10am. However, the awesome tour guide across the street had a fabulous suggestion: get the buffet to go! I didn't know you could do that. She said just be in front when the doors open and tell them you're getting something to go. Voila! The food w/o the wait. They are very generous with their containers too. The food was good but it wasn't absolutely fabulous to me.

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★★★☆☆

I just thought I'd check out what all the hype was about. I've heard of Paula Dean but I don't watch the show. Well you definitely should get there before 9:30am (even off-peak). It was completely full by 10am. However, the awesome tour guide across the street had a fabulous suggestion: get the buffet to go! I didn't know you could do that. She said just be in front when the doors open and tell them you're getting something to go. Voila! The food w/o the wait. They are very generous with their containers too. The food was good but it wasn't absolutely fabulous to me.

Pros: The Buffet To Go!

Cons: Long wait for table.

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So funny reading other reviews! You see the difference between three years ago and now when the FOOD Network has really upped their Paula and Sons viewing! Love Paula Dean but I had no intention of eating at the restaurant especially after walking past the lines on a ninety degree OCTOBER day! But my buddy wanted to see what the fuss was about (he doesn't have cable, poor thing) and we found out what we had to do to get in. First of all, for lunch you should be there to put your name on the list for lunch no later than 9:00am. They give you a time to be back and you can go spend the rest of your morning as you wish. For dinner, same rules, except they start taking names around 2:30 or 3:00pm. We got there about 12:45pm for our 1:00pm ""reservation"", and made sure they knew we were there. And we proceeded to wait patiently. It was about 1:45 when we were seated, and no one brought water for the throngs of people waiting on the sidewalk. It was entertaining watching the people who walked up and threw little hissy fits because they have been waiting so long or they didn't know they had to leave their name, get a time, wait for the second coming ... oh and the guy who's been in the restaurant business for years and curses that this is not how you treat paying customers!!!! Yeah he was steamed. Good entertainment! We were seated on the third floor, had the buffet, became newly addicted to cheese biscuits, hoecakes with syrup, the best ever mac and cheese, and candied sweet potatoes!!! I know I'm going on, but my mouth is watering and there's drool... service was good one of the waitresses did an amazing Billie Holliday(?) song, it sent chills! Lemonade was too sweet, but Iced tea, fabulous. Did I mention the mashed potatoes? No? Yeah, I think I gained five pounds sitting there, but hey you don't eat like that every day!

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★★★★☆

So funny reading other reviews! You see the difference between three years ago and now when the FOOD Network has really upped their Paula and Sons viewing! Love Paula Dean but I had no intention of eating at the restaurant especially after walking past the lines on a ninety degree OCTOBER day! But my buddy wanted to see what the fuss was about (he doesn't have cable, poor thing) and we found out what we had to do to get in. First of all, for lunch you should be there to put your name on the list for lunch no later than 9:00am. They give you a time to be back and you can go spend the rest of your morning as you wish. For dinner, same rules, except they start taking names around 2:30 or 3:00pm. We got there about 12:45pm for our 1:00pm ""reservation"", and made sure they knew we were there. And we proceeded to wait patiently. It was about 1:45 when we were seated, and no one brought water for the throngs of people waiting on the sidewalk. It was entertaining watching the people who walked up and threw little hissy fits because they have been waiting so long or they didn't know they had to leave their name, get a time, wait for the second coming ... oh and the guy who's been in the restaurant business for years and curses that this is not how you treat paying customers!!!! Yeah he was steamed. Good entertainment! We were seated on the third floor, had the buffet, became newly addicted to cheese biscuits, hoecakes with syrup, the best ever mac and cheese, and candied sweet potatoes!!! I know I'm going on, but my mouth is watering and there's drool... service was good one of the waitresses did an amazing Billie Holliday(?) song, it sent chills! Lemonade was too sweet, but Iced tea, fabulous. Did I mention the mashed potatoes? No? Yeah, I think I gained five pounds sitting there, but hey you don't eat like that every day!

Pros: Every starch on the buffet

Cons: Nasty people that think they're too good to stand with the masses

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This was the best southern food that my wife and I have ever had, and we live in the south. The greens were perfect and the black eyed peas were just right. The fried chicken was crisp outside, tender inside, and coocked through, and the veg-all casserole was fantastic. We sat at the bar and were entertained by the singing bartender. We bought the cookbook after we were finished so we can try some of her recipes.\r
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I think that the waitstaff that got sarahmh past the line needs to be fired. Not just for breaking the rules but because their ""friend"" then posted a mediocre review for their trouble. What a lame person.

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★★★★★

This was the best southern food that my wife and I have ever had, and we live in the south. The greens were perfect and the black eyed peas were just right. The fried chicken was crisp outside, tender inside, and coocked through, and the veg-all casserole was fantastic. We sat at the bar and were entertained by the singing bartender. We bought the cookbook after we were finished so we can try some of her recipes.\r
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I think that the waitstaff that got sarahmh past the line needs to be fired. Not just for breaking the rules but because their ""friend"" then posted a mediocre review for their trouble. What a lame person.

Pros: Food, Staff, Environment

Cons: Lines

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We went there for lunch and had fried green tomatoes, the crab cake, chicken pie, and pecan pie. Be prepared to gain weight after leaving here...nothing really healthy about the food. The food was ok, nothing really exceptional and was overpriced. In reference to someones comment below about the ambiance, it IS a tourist trap. I am sure there are better dining options in Savannah for lunch.

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★★★☆☆

We went there for lunch and had fried green tomatoes, the crab cake, chicken pie, and pecan pie. Be prepared to gain weight after leaving here...nothing really healthy about the food. The food was ok, nothing really exceptional and was overpriced. In reference to someones comment below about the ambiance, it IS a tourist trap. I am sure there are better dining options in Savannah for lunch.

Pros: you can say you ate at a tv personalities restaurant

Cons: the wait, average food, overpriced

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I went to Lady & Sons for lunch while vacationing in Savannah. Luckily, a friend who I was staying with knew someone on the wait staff and we were seated right away (there is usually a very long line to get in, and I believe that they only take reservations for large groups). Anyway, the atmosphere was just mediocre. It was very crowded and busy ... not very intimate. In fact, it reminded me a bit of a gimmicky tourist spot like Hard Rock Cafe (but with southern decor touches; not guitars and records). Luckily, though, the food was great (very filling, hearty southern dishes) and reasonably priced. My friend, the Savannah-native, always orders the pot pie ... I wish I would have done the same, because Ive never seen anything like it; it is GIGANTIC. Anyway, this is by no means a posh, romantic or elegant dining experience, but the food is very nice.

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★★★★☆

I went to Lady & Sons for lunch while vacationing in Savannah. Luckily, a friend who I was staying with knew someone on the wait staff and we were seated right away (there is usually a very long line to get in, and I believe that they only take reservations for large groups). Anyway, the atmosphere was just mediocre. It was very crowded and busy ... not very intimate. In fact, it reminded me a bit of a gimmicky tourist spot like Hard Rock Cafe (but with southern decor touches; not guitars and records). Luckily, though, the food was great (very filling, hearty southern dishes) and reasonably priced. My friend, the Savannah-native, always orders the pot pie ... I wish I would have done the same, because Ive never seen anything like it; it is GIGANTIC. Anyway, this is by no means a posh, romantic or elegant dining experience, but the food is very nice.

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VERY CLEAR THAT WERE JUST DOLLAR SIGNS, NOT PEOPLE! Intending a nice thing, I took WWII veterans group - what a fiasco! Ten are required for ""reservations"" I said 10-15 but it had to be exact. They took my credit card and lectured if all didnt show, my card would be charged. The entire party must be there to be seated (although I explained many were elderly). THREE TIMES I heard if even 1 is 15 minutes late, the reservation was void and my card would be charged $300 for ""loss of income"" for holding the table! WE were on time, but an hour+ later (9:15PM) were still waiting, although the line was gone! Finally seated, the service was poor, got sweetened tea instead of unsweetened (diabetic!) One asked twice but never received ketchup, anothers plate was snatched before he was finished! Then they added a mandatory 35% tip!

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VERY CLEAR THAT WERE JUST DOLLAR SIGNS, NOT PEOPLE! Intending a nice thing, I took WWII veterans group - what a fiasco! Ten are required for ""reservations"" I said 10-15 but it had to be exact. They took my credit card and lectured if all didnt show, my card would be charged. The entire party must be there to be seated (although I explained many were elderly). THREE TIMES I heard if even 1 is 15 minutes late, the reservation was void and my card would be charged $300 for ""loss of income"" for holding the table! WE were on time, but an hour+ later (9:15PM) were still waiting, although the line was gone! Finally seated, the service was poor, got sweetened tea instead of unsweetened (diabetic!) One asked twice but never received ketchup, anothers plate was snatched before he was finished! Then they added a mandatory 35% tip!

Pros: OK Food

Cons: RUDE RESERVATION AGNT, NASTY HOST, BAD SERVICE

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With all the fanfare I definately expected more. We could not make a reservation - we only had a party of five, so we waited until after 9:30 to be seated although we were quoted 9PM when we put our name on the list at 6:30. The lobster was overcooked, although everyone else in my party enjoyed their meals, which included chicken pot pie and meatloaf. Unfortunately the waiter never checked back to find that my dinner was unpalatable. He also did not tell my guest who had the buffet that his dessert was not one that was included in the buffet (desserts are not located on the buffet). The one good thing was the wine list - some good choices which were reasonably priced. I would not go back to this restaurant nor would I recommend it. Overhyped and underserviced are the two words that come to mind.

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★★☆☆☆

With all the fanfare I definately expected more. We could not make a reservation - we only had a party of five, so we waited until after 9:30 to be seated although we were quoted 9PM when we put our name on the list at 6:30. The lobster was overcooked, although everyone else in my party enjoyed their meals, which included chicken pot pie and meatloaf. Unfortunately the waiter never checked back to find that my dinner was unpalatable. He also did not tell my guest who had the buffet that his dessert was not one that was included in the buffet (desserts are not located on the buffet). The one good thing was the wine list - some good choices which were reasonably priced. I would not go back to this restaurant nor would I recommend it. Overhyped and underserviced are the two words that come to mind.

Pros: Wine List, Good Location

Cons: Service, No reservations

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No visit to Savannah would be complete without having lunch at Paula Dean's Lady & Sons! Real ""Southern Style"" home cooking.

NO accept reservations unless you have a large group. There is usually a line, but wait time is not long. There are interesting shops across the street.

The price fixe buffet offers a wealth of Southern Specialties. There is a salad bar as part of the buffet.

After being seated and getting drink orders, you will be served a homemade cheese
bisquit and a ""Hoe"" Cake,"" which is eaten with Cane Syrup. There is a menu, but it is the buffet that made this restaurant famous. One of the menu items that deserves special mention is Chicken Pot Pie. Scrumptious!!

The server will bring around a tray with the day's desserts (included in the buffet).

Service is excellent!! Food quality - excellent!! Ambiane is Southern Casual.

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★★★★★

No visit to Savannah would be complete without having lunch at Paula Dean's Lady & Sons! Real ""Southern Style"" home cooking.

NO accept reservations unless you have a large group. There is usually a line, but wait time is not long. There are interesting shops across the street.

The price fixe buffet offers a wealth of Southern Specialties. There is a salad bar as part of the buffet.

After being seated and getting drink orders, you will be served a homemade cheese
bisquit and a ""Hoe"" Cake,"" which is eaten with Cane Syrup. There is a menu, but it is the buffet that made this restaurant famous. One of the menu items that deserves special mention is Chicken Pot Pie. Scrumptious!!

The server will bring around a tray with the day's desserts (included in the buffet).

Service is excellent!! Food quality - excellent!! Ambiane is Southern Casual.

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

Cons: a short wait

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The sunday buffet brunch is very good. Very good southern food. Sweet tea with lemon and mint leaves is perfect. Desserts are so good that I can't have it enough. Very good service. I highly recommand this restaurant.

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★★★★★

The sunday buffet brunch is very good. Very good southern food. Sweet tea with lemon and mint leaves is perfect. Desserts are so good that I can't have it enough. Very good service. I highly recommand this restaurant.

Pros: great food, good service

Cons: , parking limited

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My sweet wife is a huge Paula Deen fan, having watched her show on The Food Network. We first heard of The Lady & Sons restaurant during our 1996 honeymoon in Savannah, but never made it there. We finally tried it in 2001 and really enjoyed it. During our recent trip in December 2004, we tried it again and loved it so much that we went back the next night! The food was absolutely delicious; and we got to meet Paula herself, which added even more fun to the visit. Don't be discouraged if there is a long line waiting to get in! They have three floors and split up large crowds evenly on each floor. We were nearly last in line to get in but never waited a single second to get our food from the buffet. Make sure you try the hoe cakes with some maple syrup! Delicious!

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★★★★★

My sweet wife is a huge Paula Deen fan, having watched her show on The Food Network. We first heard of The Lady & Sons restaurant during our 1996 honeymoon in Savannah, but never made it there. We finally tried it in 2001 and really enjoyed it. During our recent trip in December 2004, we tried it again and loved it so much that we went back the next night! The food was absolutely delicious; and we got to meet Paula herself, which added even more fun to the visit. Don't be discouraged if there is a long line waiting to get in! They have three floors and split up large crowds evenly on each floor. We were nearly last in line to get in but never waited a single second to get our food from the buffet. Make sure you try the hoe cakes with some maple syrup! Delicious!

Pros: Romantic, Very friendly staff, No lines at buffet

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Lady and Son's have a great atmosphere and is a place to go to where you want to be treated right and have attentive service. Some days you can come in and get served by the Lady Herself. The sons are always smiling and are always willing to help you with what ever pproblem you may have. They have done a wonderful thing gone from a Mom and Pop restaurant to a world known eatery.

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★★★★☆

Lady and Son's have a great atmosphere and is a place to go to where you want to be treated right and have attentive service. Some days you can come in and get served by the Lady Herself. The sons are always smiling and are always willing to help you with what ever pproblem you may have. They have done a wonderful thing gone from a Mom and Pop restaurant to a world known eatery.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Price, Parking, Wait

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Not much of a fried chicken fan but this was THE BEST I've ever had. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST! We had ice water with mint leaves served to us outside while we waited for our table - - we were early for our reservation. GREAT experience!

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★★★★★

Not much of a fried chicken fan but this was THE BEST I've ever had. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST! We had ice water with mint leaves served to us outside while we waited for our table - - we were early for our reservation. GREAT experience!

 

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