Scientists tout barbecue sauce as the world’s next alternative energy source, as its only known byproducts are heat and panicked pigs. Fill your stomach tank with this saucy fuel with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of barbecue, seafood, and drinks at Papa’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood.
Since 1972, Papa’s menu has spanned land and sea, populating patrons’ plates with smoky barbecued meats and fresh, savory seafood. Prime palates with a shrimp cocktail ($5.50) or crab dip ($6.50), then fry bigger fish by perusing the plentiful seafood platters. Freshly smoked salmon decorates plates accompanied by an entourage of black-bean salsa, toasted buns, and cream cheese ($14.25), and buffalo shrimp shed their naturally shaggy coats in favor of crispy fried breading and buffalo sauce ($10.95, small; $14.25, large). Foodies seeking finless fare can sink incisors into a selection of barbecue dinners slow cooked on the premises in a wood-fired pit. Choose between hand-sliced pork loin ($12.25), chopped barbecue pork ($9.75), a smoky half chicken ($10.25), or tender slabs of ribs ($13.25), or combine any two saucy tastes to take mouths on a meaty tour paired with two sides such as red rice, sweet-potato fries, or green beans ($14.25).
Wash down the home-cooked cuisine with a wide lineup of wine, beer, and mixed drinks from the restaurant’s bar, then top off the edible outing with a slice of key-lime pie ($3.95) or ultimate chocolate cake ($4.50). The restaurant is open every day except February 31, keeping its doors open until 9 p.m. Sunday–Wednesday and until 10 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
Papa's Bar-B-Que & Seafood
The culinary team at Papa's Bar-B-Que & Seafood has honed the art of slow cooking pork loin and deep-frying shrimp through four decades of practice. After opening on West Bay Street in 1972 and spending nearly 20 years at Whitemarsh Island, the eatery arrived at its current spot on Charlotte Road. Although its location has bounced around, its food hasn’t. The same pit-cooked ribs, hand-breaded chicken fingers, and blackened tilapia pile onto plates to comfort stomachs so diners don't have to tuck teddy bears into their belts.
In keeping with this spirit of humble expertise, Papa's whips up housemade banana pudding and sells its own Bar-B-Que sauce by the gallon to drench homemade ribs or fill perfume bottles. They also sell barbecued pork, gumbo, and shrimp salad by the pint or pound. In addition to their dedication to hearty comfort food, owners Frank and Judy Ouzts have shown their commitment to the community with efforts such as a charity event, featured on WSAV-TV, that celebrated the eatery’s 40th anniversary while raising money for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
119-A Charlotte Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31410Get Directions