Established in 1971, one of River Street's Oldest Restaurants

Located in a Colonial cotton warehouse built in the 18th Century, the Cotton Exchange Tavern is a family friendly restaurant on the riverfront.

Ballast Stone Walls

In the 18th Century, many of the first structures were constructed from wood, but something more durable was needed. Ballast stones were originally used to balance and stabilize European ships on westbound voyages, preventing them from capsizing. These stones would fill the ship's hold, but once they reached Savannah they would be dumped. Those same ships would be filled with local goods making the ballast stones irrelevant. Out of necessity, these stones were repurposed and now make up River Street and surrounding buildings.