Southern Hospitality
Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://shdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3032985398
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Jameson Velasquez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Southern Hospitality is proud to offer several options to suit your Catering needs. Whether you’re looking for ready- made BBQ sandwiches for an office function or want to host a feast in your backyard with our off-site grill team. Let Southern Hospitality Catering make your event one to remember. Family reunions, birthday parties, fundraisers, corporate functions, and holiday celebrations are all better with BBQ.

    Whether dinner for ten or an afternoon feast for 100- let Southern Hospitality bring a little bit of Memphis to you.
  • Private Party Facilities: Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen is delighted to offer you four new spaces for all your festive entertaining and private event needs. Our private function rooms are available for lunch, dinner, happy hour, cocktail parties and corporate events. From the Antler Alcove which is perfect for groups up to twenty to our downstairs private bar & lounge that can accommodate up to eighty guests, we have a space that is perfect for you. We have several packages to choose from and are happy to tailor your event to meet your specific needs. Our event coordinator looks forward to taking personal care of every detail of your event and welcomes you to visit at your convenience.
  • Private Party Contact: Shawn Owen 2122651000
  • Entertainment: Check our events calendar for upcoming entertainment and events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blake
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Southern Hospitality
Great food is the key ingredient to the long term success of any restaurant and Southern Hospitality understands that. Quality and consistency are at the top of our list.

Southern Hospitality has created the ultimate restaurant experience, focused on food, service and ambiance, and it’s all the vision of a man dedicated to bringing sexy back - Justin Timberlake, along with friends Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala.
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Southern Hospitality reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)great for lunch (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not what I expected!
    Tripp
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was far from what I expected from a BBQ establishment. Portions were small and extremely overpriced. The taste of the food was disappointing. Not good at all. Spent $80+ and still left the place hungry. Was excited to visit as I have heard of the restaurant but this was a one time visit.
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  • Food was cold, portions were
    lovely
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was cold, portions were small, and not worth the money at all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my first time at
    Professor
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This was my first time at this location. It will not be my last. Outstanding in every regard.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was beyond average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Meat was dry, mashed potatoes were cold and it was too expensive. They ran out of fried chicken. Waitstaff was nice, but I would never return.
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  • Awesome Brunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Brought my family for a Sunday Brunch and from start to finish it was a great experience! Tia, our server, was awesome and the food came in right away and it was well-prepared, and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern? Yes! Hospitality? Eh.
    DinnerDateDuo
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I had brunch late-morning on a Saturday. We enjoyed the BBQ Benedict and Chicken & Biscuits, but the cheddar grits included with the BBQ Benedict were left untouched aside from a first taste. Service was not as expedient or regular as we would have preferred, but we survived. The warm towels provided at the end of dining were a nice touch on the restaurant's part. We will eat here again when friends and family come to visit (because of the Justin Timberlake-factor), but it probably won't be a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let Down
    JerSae
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had high hopes for this place. The environment and the employees were excellent. But that can't make the food better. We ordered the prime rib and it wasn't even warm. That was the most disappointing part. The fried green tomatoes were great and the fried pickles were good. I prefer pickles sliced thinner. The service was good and the sweet tea was good. The pecan pie was the best part. Very disappointed, especially for Valentine's Day.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All good, but...
    FamilyTime
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    ... But when you walk in, you carrying one daughter and your wife is carrying the other daughter (of nine months) and you're wife falls while holding the child because of a spill on the floor, the restaurant should in some way acknowledge it. They are only lucky no one was hurt. However, they could have easily made amends had they said something, investigated the situation, or, hey, but my wife a drink for her troubles. But nothing. And it's rubbed me the wrong way ever since.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Soectacular
    Joel456
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday a few days ago and it was wonderful. The atmosphere was fun, wood and brick. The food was phenomenal I got the Chicken and Waffles and never had better in my life. My wife had ribs she loved them. The portions are HUGE. the only downfall is the waitress/server was very slow, it took a while before we were greeted and longer to get our drinks. The food cam out quickly. If the server was more attentive I would have given SH 5 stars
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern style upgraded!
    Bmor
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    It was friendly and warm from the moment we walked in. Four of us sat in one of their round booths. Waitstaff was great. Pulled chicken and ribs were the best. Two friends ordered the pulled pork and four that it was not well seasoned. Overall great experience and fun environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Descent Restaurant
    Heel4Real
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I don't think it is too much like being in a Southern Restaurant but it was enjoyable for a night. We shared the shrimp and grits which was pretty good but it is not made like that in the South. Appetizer was really good and my girlfriend really enjoyed the Bread Pudding. It is definitely overpriced. You would never find shrimp and grits in the South for $23 and it would be better in the South. I definitely would not go back often but maybe one day down the road again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have been several times -- great food and service, every time. Portions are quite large - best to have your group order several items and try them all -- you can't lose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luvbbq
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We went for a birthday celebration, the food was great! We had a great time, will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ribs!
    AtlantaTraveler
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I grew up in Texas and Georgia and have tried ribs around the country. This place NAILED the ribs. Fall off the bone. Tender. Smoked. Dry Rub and sauce were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uninspired Corporate dining
    JBurner
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The ribs and brisket were tender juicy and well smoked. The sides baked beans, cole slaw, and mac and cheese were short on flavor and freshness. Service was disengaged and useless for making any suggestion of the 300 or so bourbon and whiskeys or the food on the menu. I was excited after the description I read and was disappointed by experience. We could have done better for $90.00 in Denver.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was great.
    stevo
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We asked to be moved from a table by the cold window to a booth so we could "corral" my 3 yr. old granddaughter & they were very accommodating. Appreciated the parking perk & info about parking on website. Good website too. Ribs were a little greasy. Green chili cornbread was dry. Fried chicken was very good. Large servings - little higher priced than I would normally pay. overall, good experience - will come back with all adults someday. Like the downstairs better than main floor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JT tries to bring BBQ back
    weezy335VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Even though its pecan pie comes from J. Timberlake's mom's recipe, Southern Hospitality is meh. As a fourth generation southerner, I was unimpressed with the barbecued brisket (bland, dry) and the grits (hardened clump of chalky kindergarten paste). Our blackened salmon was a bit salty, but cooked to order. The aforementioned pecan pie wasn't half bad, but would've been great served warm (hint, hint). The banana pudding was yummy, but the kitchen's brulee torch was broken, so the promised carmelized topping was not to be had. Buttery biscuits would've been a compelling so. touch. The piped-in soul music was appropo, but it was hard to believe that the TVs were tuned to the Michigan/Michigan State game in lieu of the Avs. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ Birthday Party
    DenverFoodies
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had a reservation for 10 people on a Friday night. We were seated early and the service was great. The staff was attentive and friendly, but not pushy or rushed. The room was energetic, but not so loud that you would have to yell to talk to people at your table. We started with appetizers: the prime rib eggrolls were so delicious that we ordered a second round, and we got some classic fried okra to go with them. The specialty whiskey drinks, while good, were a little small for the price. They have one of the largest whiskey selections in town. Our dinner selections were all delicious. The sides left something to be desired (cornbread was dry and mac n' cheese wasn't cheesy.) The bourbon banana bread pudding was best b.p. ever!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was a little slow.
    Nicole
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The service was a little slow. Has great specialty drinks. A little on the expensive side for what you get.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go there when it's crowded
    anniversaryVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Good food and good service when it is NOT Crowded, if you see a crowd, know the service will be slow, your order will not be right, and you can wait far too long to get a fork, napkin, extra sauce, etc. This restaurant needs some work on how to operate. But when it is not crowded, the food is great, the service improves drastically, though I would not advise sitting downstairs takes them too long to get you something that would be really quick if they didnt have to go upstairs for it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glorified BBQ. Could have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Glorified BBQ. Could have gotten food that was just as good, if not better, at Moe's, for half the cost. Service was good, food came out quickly.
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  • Not so great
    lynnieboo2002
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My husband and I decided to head to SH for our anniversary and neither one of us were impressed. My husband had the dry rub ribs and he couldn't stomach them, while I had the mediocre fried chicken. My mashed potatoes had a taste of vinegar to them and the chicken, while cooked beautifully tasted just like KFC. We were really saddened by our whole experience of the restaurant and will probably never visit again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    IvyBVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I came here several times during the last week in connection with a convention happening downtown. They handled our group(s) incredibly well. They were very flexible and accommodating and they kept everyone very happy. When they ran into problems, they immediately fixed them and made it work. My food was delicious (and I'm picky about BBQ) and my drinks were even better. I will definitely go back again when I'm in the Denver area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge step back
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I really enjoyed my first visit. However, this time, everything was way off. We were sat at possibly the worst table in the house despite having reservations and specifically requesting booth seating. Our small table was near the crowded bar area where patrons butts were rubbing against the back of my date's head. We sat for 25 mins without being acknowledged. When our server finally arrived, he was apologetic and attentive. The food took a giant step back too. Dry brisket and mediocre ribs were accompanied by baked beans that tasted like they were from a can. This was so disappointing, as last time, the beans were a highlight, with huge chunks of pulled pork throughout.
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  • Loved the food and the service!
    Chacha
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Had a wonderful, casual dinner at Southern Hospitality! The cocktails and appetizers were great - loved the prime rib eggrolls and fried pickles. All the bbq dishes were very good, as well as the shrimp and grits, and the salmon! Our waiter was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really like the feel and decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Really like the feel and decor of the place,Southern Hospitality is such a suiting name.Really great cocktails,Ribs fell off the bone,you just have to try the dry rub...so delicious! Some of the sides were a little bland but thats an easy fix and our server was very nice,but to say the least an overall good dinning experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was well prepared.
    RoostVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Everything was well prepared. The fried chicken and fried pickles were both delicious. Food came out really fast. Not a place where you linger.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    So when I checked in they said my reservation was only for 5. But clearly from the email I received from open table said 6. So I think they need to pay more attention to detail when it comes to people making reservations . This not a good way to start your customer service when it's wrong. Thanks
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with locals and tourists
    LadiesWhoLunch
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great variety, hefty portions, and everything was really tasty. Loved the ability to sub sides too -- can't wait to come back and get those cheesy grits again! Banana pudding was also a big hit. The locals in our group vowed to return soon; the tourists were pleased to find such great Southern Hospitality in the midst of the Rockies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really like it
    DissapointedVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We have been to Southern Hospitality a half dozen times since it opened. Each time our experience has been good even the one time we had a toddler along with us. Service is good, prices are reasonable and food is good.
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  • Can't say enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    It's stupendous. Flexible, chef made special veggie stuff. Most delicious ever! Will be back 4 sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Astounding Ribs
    zappospiff
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The dry spare ribs were, hands down, the best I've had in Denver. The brisket was quite tasty but it was bit grey and has that somewhat pasty texture created by sitting in a steam table for too long. The fries were the wide, flat "steakhouse style" fries and left a bit to be desired (cool and a bit floppy). Overall, we very much enjoyed ourselves and I would definitely recommend giving it a shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Had the shrimp and grits, bourbon bread pudding for dessert. To die for! Our server was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Was looking forward to trying SH for brunch... The food was pretty good the mimosas were ALL orange juice! When we asked for more champagne in them, they brought us a bottle and charged us an additional 20 bucks! Keep in mind, the mimosas were bottomless... Not recommended!
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  • Our food was really fatty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Our food was really fatty and poor quality for a high price. The restaurant was cold and the wait staff was unattentive.
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  • Awesome!!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    From start to finish, it was a great dining experience for Brunch. Leah, our server, was friendly, gave good recommendations, was efficient and fast. From the peaches with waffles to the Texas Platter and the bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's, everything was delicious. The Bourbon bread pudding was enormous and was enough to feed five. Will be coming back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for Memphis BBQ
    acpeddler
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    nice little spot with a nice bar and good but small menu. everyone should be able to find what they like and find some new items to try from some traditional southern foods to some little known items to try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed - food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Very disappointed - food was not that good. Need to cut down the portion size and up the quality and taste. Sat at table for 15 minutes before a wait person showed up.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
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  • Food was bland. Portion sizes
    KaCha
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Food was bland. Portion sizes were huge, but lots of fat on the meat, so we left quite a bit on the plate. Had been here one time before several months ago and remember the food being much better. Seems to have declined.
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  • Fried Green Tomatoes? Yes please!
    aro811VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Some of the best barbecue around. Try the fried green tomatoes appetizer with bbq ranch dipping sauce. A bourbon list as long as your arm too? Justin Timberlake should be proud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.