Last week while visiting Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, we went to Savannah, Georgia on a rainy Wednesday. We usually eat at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House in Savannah and it has always been a tradition for us. However, I call it Karma and Mr. D thinks that is funny. Whatever you call it, our timing did not work out well and we were in a very long line waiting to eat there. When we realized the meal was $20 each we made the decision to go to The Pirates’ House Restaurant as they have a lunch buffet.
I love the atmosphere of the Pirates’ House Restaurant. The building is historic and the service is impeccable. For $13.99 we enjoyed the buffet that includes great southern vegetables including squash casserole, cabbage, collards, sweet potatoes and red rice. There were at least three meats: fried chicken, catfish fried of course, and meat loaf. Also included in the meal was our choice of beverage (sweet tea of course) and dessert (key lime pie or peach cobbler.
I only had a very small portion of meat loaf but it was absolutely delicious. Mr. D loved it too and I was very thankful that I had the Pirates’ House Cookbook. When we returned home I found the recipe in the cookbook and I am sharing it with you today. I know this time of year as fall begins, we think of more comforting foods to prepare. This one is definitely on my “I must make this” recipe list.
Will we go back to Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House again for a meal? We aren’t really sure because honestly I think we have eaten there at least 20 to 25 times. Maybe it is time for another tradition and maybe it is Pirates’ House. It is the first restaurant we ever enjoyed a meal in Savannah. That is one of the reasons that I was inspired to know more about “Low Country” cooking. Whether you chose Mrs. Wilkes or Pirates’ House, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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