Clary’s was featured on Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods in America, so it naturally had to be on our list. Not for the bizzare foods as much as the culture and old fashioned southern cooking! Click Here to go to their website for more information.
404 Abercorn St. Phone: 912-233-0402 Fax: 912-232-9278 Hours Monday – Friday: 7am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 4pm 4430 Habersham Phone: 912-351-0302 Fax: 912-351-0850 Hours Monday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm
We sat and talked with our waiter for a few minutes and learned some interesting facts. He just so happened to work at Clary’s during the filming of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil! He was also present when Andrew Zimmern featured Clarys on the Bizarre Foods in America on the Travel Channel March 12. 2012
We learned that all of the folks in the restaurant during the filming were folks brought in. A nice mix of different age groups, etc. Not necessarily locals! Staff could only peak around the corner to watch the show being taped.
We also learned that locals do not necessarily agree with Andrews vision of the story he was trying to tell of Savannah’s culture. They feel a little slighted, even with how Madam Chablis seems to always steal all the national attention in both Andrews show and the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
In my personal opinion, I agreed with Andrew because I felt I understood his reasons behind how his show was constructed to best tell the story he wanted to tell. He approached it from a different angle than the locals may have wanted, but, in the end he pointed out a dying culture! And that is what America should focus on.
The food was good. We had their breakfast so can’t speak for the other items on the menu. But, real folks serving real food that taste good! Plus, smiling faces.