B. Matthews Eatery

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Said to be housed in one of Georgia’s oldest buildings (likely built in 1790 or before), the eatery’s basement allegedly was once used in slave smuggling, as is evident by the old iron tether rings set into the basement floor. The spot was then a tavern. Another point of interest in the tavern’s history was a racial shooting in the 1950s. The tavern, during segregated times, operated as two connected but separate rooms. The African-American bartender was shot by the Caucasian bartender’s wife after he began dating their daughter. During renovations in the 2000s, workers noted that things would often be rearranged or missing; the knives from an expensive set were found embedded point-down in the wooden floor behind the bar. Folks say salt and pepper shakers have been thrown across the room, as well as other unusual happenings that may occur at any time. The ghosts are said to be friendly, despite their mischievousness.

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Geographic Information

325 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA
United States

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32.0796939, -81.08707500000003
Chatham County, Georgia
Nearest Towns:
Savannah, GA (0.8 mi.)
Thunderbolt, GA (3.9 mi.)
Garden City, GA (4.6 mi.)
Whitemarsh Island, GA (5.4 mi.)
Port Wentworth, GA (6.5 mi.)
Isle of Hope, GA (6.9 mi.)
Vernonburg, GA (8.1 mi.)
Wilmington Island, GA (8.5 mi.)
Pooler, GA (9.7 mi.)
Montgomery, GA (9.8 mi.)


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