Gut Rumbles

December 07, 2004

oh, no!

This post may not mean anything to people unfamiliar with Savannah, Georgia, but it means something to me. william's seafood restaurant was arsonized and the whole place burned to the ground yesterday. That's the death of an icon.

William's Seafood Restaurant had been serving fresh, delicious seafood for 52 years at the same place on Wilmington Island. It wasn't a fancy restaurant, but the food was good and reasonably priced. I liked the place. Downright homey. I probably ate a ton of their cooking during my life. People stood in line to get in there on weekends.

Now, it's all up in smoke. Some dickhead burned it down and threw 40 people out of work right before Christmas.

I hope they catch his ass and burn HIM, too.


That story made the local rag, and the Bride and I wept. Had many a fine meal at Williams. Loved it.

Posted by: Velociman on December 7, 2004 01:25 AM

My parents started going to Williams in the 1950's. I have eaten at Williams on trips to Savannah. They even opened a branch of it in Duluth, GA during the 90s. I ate there too when I lived in Duluth.


Posted by: Wall on December 7, 2004 05:32 AM

Our local seafood joint burned down bout ten years ago, came back better than ever.

Posted by: Sardonicus on December 7, 2004 06:39 AM

Sometimes life just sucks.

Posted by: James Old Guy on December 7, 2004 08:05 AM

Just Damn! Hush Puppies....I'm sad now.

Posted by: Dax Montana on December 7, 2004 08:11 AM

Once they started serving al-kee-hol I suppose it was inevitable. Some toasted fruit didn't like his fried shrimp.

Never had a bad meal there ever.

Posted by: Velociman on December 7, 2004 08:27 AM


I worked at the Roswell branch in high school, waiting tables and running the cash register. I even got sent to Savannah for training. Best damn devilled crab in the world.

I mourn, man.

Posted by: kelley on December 7, 2004 08:45 AM

Son of a bitch! I hope they find the person(s) who did this and stake them out for the crabs. Hanging is too good for them. That was indeed good eats, hope they come back better than ever.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf on December 7, 2004 03:08 PM

I rode by the smoking carcass this morning, and it brought a tear to my eye. The first developer that makes an offer on the property goes right to the top of the list of suspects. (hey, Penn, you readin' this?) They'll be back, but it will never be the same. You just can't replace the vibe of a place like that.

Posted by: mike on December 7, 2004 04:19 PM
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