What is it
Award-winning food, high-quality service, and a beautiful setting — that’s the combination you get when dining at Savannah Grille. Although this venue is only accessible by land, its ideal location creates stunning lake views from both the patio and indoor seating options.
It specializes in home-grown food with the vision of a farm-to-place concept. Chef Robert Sills regularly reaches out to local producers to source his ingredients close to home and provide the freshest quality possible. The menu is altered seasonally to accommodate for the availability of different goods and most of the herbs used are grown right outside of the kitchen door. A complete list of all the local farmers is available on every menu to inform guests of exactly where their superb food is coming from.
On the Menu
After studying in South Carolina and Italy, Sills brought inspiration from both areas to the menu at Savannah Grille.
Shrimp and Grits is one deep-south favorite that Sills brought up to the lucky residents of Lake Ozark. His previous training gives him the skill to create an authentic dish equivalent to anything you would find in New Orleans, if not better.
Other selections on the dinner menu include an Idaho-sourced Trout, Carolina Crab Cakes, a Denver leg carved Venison and a Premium Black Angus Beef from Creekstone Farms. And although it is a bit out of the ordinary, the Rabbit is also an excellent choice. The kitchen staff pre-makes ten portions of this entreé each night because it takes four or five hours to complete! However, the meticulous works pays off into one tasty dish.
For the less adventurous diner, there is still plenty to choose form. The Savannah Burger in particular is a classic option, made completely from scratch.
Last year, Savannah Grille won two different Silver Spoon Awards for their culinary excellence. It was awarded one for the ‘Best Fried Oysters’ and the other for the ‘Best New Restaurant’ on land in the area.
Sills regularly writes about his own favorite dishes as well as other ways to educate his readers on the food they are eating in a local media column. This month, he recently published a story about the popular Rabbit dish and all the work that goes into creating it.
What’s Cool About It
Savannah Grille often hosts wine dinners to introduce guests to new local wines with excellent food pairings. It is usually an intimate setting of only 24 guests with a seven-course meal and guests are welcome to order more of the wine they enjoyed from the vendors.
Page 2 of 2 - If you couldn’t get enough of the homemade sauces, you don’t have to! Savannah Grille sells their own Savannah’s Lowcountry Spice, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette, Grilled Onion ranch, and Southern Coast Croutons by the bottle for the convenience of their guests.
The restaurant hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night, as well as for Sunday Brunch. Genres vary from easy listening, jazz and piano players to classic rock.
For more information and a look at this summer’s full menu, check out www.savannahgrillerestaurant.com.
Hours of Operation
Monday and Wednesday-Thursday: