From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more.
Affordable Fashion, Women’s Clothing: Red Clover Boutique
The Savannah girl is all about friends, fun and adventure. Her closet is full of pieces that tell stories of both her Southern heritage and world travels. We curate our shop to reflect the idea that the Savannah girl is unique, while also providing her with those classic staples that everyone needs in their wardrobe.
— Leah Lancaster Riffle and Thu Tran, Red Clover Boutique
Runner-up, Affordable Fashion: Dress Up Savannah Runner-up, Women’s Clothing: Kathi Rich Clothing
J. Parker Ltd. | 20 W. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Savannah’s menswear authority for over 40 years
Insider tip: They’re known for dressing the gents, but J. Parker stocks sportswear, accessories and outerwear
for women, too
Runner-up: John B. Rourke Gentlemen’s Clothiers
Globe Shoe Company | 17 E. Broughton St. | 5500 Abercorn St. Suite 43
What they’re all about: A step up for Savannahians in search of quality and comfort
Insider tip: Miz Mooz boots are perfect for fall
Runner-up: Copper Penny Shooz
Satchel | 4 E. Liberty St.
What they’re all about: Luxurious leather goods to pass down for generations
Insider pick: Cannon duffle
Runner-up: Terra Cotta
BleuBelle Bridal | 5500 Abercorn St. Suite 42
What they’re all about: Caring customer service and couture gowns, from classic to modern
Insider tip: Try the bridal experience package for a truly memorable shopping trip
Runner-up: Ivory & Beau
Half-Moon Outfitters | 15 E. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Quality craftsmanship and a wise staff guide hikers, runners and watersports enthusiasts
Insider pick: Half Moon-branded paddleboards
Runner-up: Rivers and Glen Trading Co.
Civvies New & Recycled Clothing | 14 E. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Broken-in denim, vintage taffeta dreams and the most covetable accessories wall
Insider tip: Ask about one-of-a-kind treasures altered and bedazzled by Civvies staffers
Runner-up: The Future on Forsyth
Antiques and collectibles: Picker Joe’s Antique Mall & Vintage Market
With over 10,000 square feet and 25,000 items changing daily, you are sure to find uncommon antiques, vintage and Midcentury furniture, military memorabilia, architectural salvage, hardware, lighting, artwork, books and more around every corner. The best part of my job is seeing the smile on a customer’s face when they find that one special treasure that brings back a fond memory, or adds to a growing collection. It’s just another reason why Picker Joe’s is an experience like no other.
— Chris Shomo, Picker Joe’s
Runner-up: Wright Square Antique Mall
Gifts and décor
Emily McCarthy & Co. | 2428 Abercorn St.
What they’re all about: Personalized, colorful charm for every Southern tastemaker
Insider pick: The Savannah Collection — entertaining necessities inspired by our town
Runner-up: Aleksandra’s Gift Shop
Emily McCarthy & Co. | 2428 Abercorn St.
What they’re all about: Crisp correspondence and inviting design
Insider tip: Go custom with monogrammed notecards
Runner-up: La Paperie
E. Shaver Books | 326 Bull St.
What they’re all about: Bestsellers, local lore and two charming shop cats
Insider tip: Home to numerous book clubs
Runner-up: The Book Lady Bookstore
Savannah Bee Company | 104 W. Broughton St. | 1 W. River St. | 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Showroom)
What they’re all about: Local honey with international buzz
Insider pick: Raw acacia honeycomb
Runner-up: Byrd Cookie Company
Local clothing designer
Emily Bargeron, Mamie Ruth | 107 W. Liberty St.
What they’re all about: Made-in-the-USA style for boho babes
Insider pick: Welcome to the South tee
Runner-up: James Hogan
Local jewelry designer
Zia Sachedina, Zia Couture Jewelry | 325 W. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Exotic couture creations
Insider pick: Infinity bangle
Runner-up: Lisa Zipperer
Levy Jewelers | 2 E. Broughton St. | 7804 Abercorn St. (Oglethorpe Mall)
What they’re all about: A generational gem
Insider tip: Create an heirloom with the Design Your Own Ring option
Runner-up: Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry