Mrs. Wilkes’ Cookbooks

‘Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse Cookbook’ is a collection of recipes attributed to Sema Wilkes of dishes served at her now famous Savannah boardinghouse (which no longer takes in boarders.) The recipes are augmented by a series of articles on the history of the Wilkes family and the restaurant by John T. Edge, a widely and favorably recognized writer on southern culinary matters.

Visit this special restaurant through the pages of ‘Famous Recipes from Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding House.’ There’s nothing to equal this family-style, Southern cooking. You’ll treasure her recipe for award-winning biscuits, her famous banana pudding, her sweet potato souffle and her special cornbread dressing. Don’t miss this delightful taste of Southern-style hospitality.