Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Clary’s Cafe in Savannah

by James Boo on October 29, 2012 · 5 comments

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On an especially early morning in Savannah, I crawled out of bed and stumbled to Clary’s Cafe for breakfast before the flight home. It’s the kind of restaurant whose Americana signage is difficult to judge off the bat, but two things convinced me to dig further: the phrase “est. 1903” and an abundance of “support the troops” imagery in the front window.

The breakfast menu at Clary’s is as broad as it gets. And while I’d advise against Clary’s breakfast potatoes or grits, the house-made corned beef hash ($10.99) is the best I’ve ever tasted. Prepared from a whole brisket, the bits of corn beef in this hash are lively, well salted, and filled out with a particularly sharp taste of grilled onion. The portion is big enough for two, so if you find yourself in town, take advantage of the open-container policy downtown and make Clary’s part of your hangover plan.

Clary’s Cafe
404 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401


kaszeta October 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

That is some fine looking hash. I may have to go to Savannah just to check that out and see how it compares to my current favorite (Al’s Breakfast in Minneapolis: )

Zach November 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I would love to see a corned beef hash photo collage. That’s some high texture eye food.

James Boo November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

kaszeta — That is a fine-looking hash over at Al’s! I love the near-char on the edges. I’ll definitely give it a try if I end up in the twin cities.

Fred November 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

The item to the right of the hash – too solid to be grits and not enough browning to be a biscuit – what the hell is that thing? Some kind of rice ball/patty?

James Boo November 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Fred – It’s actually grits that has been shaped into a kind of patty. I think that they might have stored or warmed up their grits in individually wrapped portions; in any case, it wasn’t so good. Fortunately, the hash was plenty on its own to carry the meal!

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