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.
404 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401