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South City Kitchen Midtown
South City Kitchen Midtown

South City Kitchen Midtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (404) 873-7358
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER NIGHTLY
    Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm
    Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm
    Sunday, 5-10pm

    Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm

    Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: Chip Ulbrich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: South City Kitchen Midtown is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Public Transit: MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Immediately adjacent to South City Kitchen is a new 900 space parking deck. There are several other street lots within 1 block of the restaurant as well as street parking.
A word from South City Kitchen Midtown
Celebrating over 16 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Combining the energy of Atlanta with the warmth of a Southern home, the restaurant is nestled in an updated, historic bungalow on the city's famous Crescent Avenue. Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of our exhibition kitchen or the Atlanta skyline on one of the best patios in the city. This truly is dining the way the new South intended. (Please note, the restaurant is not handicap accessible.)Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Everytime I am in atlanta i come to south city kitchen. The food is consistently delicious. The service is friendly and helpful. First timers must have the fried green tomatoes. The lemonade with vodka is refreshing and addictive. Oh and i cant forget the 2 corn muffins i consumed. Yum!!! Reservations are a must"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for a long time. The She - Crab Soup, which all of the people in our party ordered, was absolutely delicious. I would like to say that our experience would be remembered because of the food, but what I will remember is the fact that my friends and I had to shout at each other all night to try to be heard."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "SSK always delivers. The good is superb. I enjoy the eclectic mix of diners."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "we were a bit shocked at the bad attitude by the lady who seated us, but it was AMAZING after that. Our server, and her associates could not have been better. The food lived up to the hype. I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been here many times and love all of their food, especially the Shrimp and Grits and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. On this visit I tried the Catfish Reuben. It is a little messy to eat, but one of the best sandwiches I have had. The catfish had almost a soft shelled crab type light texture with a good crunch. The horseradish slaw with thousand island remoulade was a perfect compliment that did not overpower the mild catfish. The boisterous atmosphere is not conducive to a quiet personal conversation, but it is perfect for old friends/business associates hooking up for lunch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our waitress rushed us from start to finish. It's not like we walked in right before they closed: We got there 845, were seated at 900, and they didn't close until 1000. I didn't say anything because I was on a date. Also, it was the loudest restaurant I have ever been to. Luckily we got a table on the porch, which was great. But the inside, which was probably 90% of the seats, it sounded like people were screaming. They had to design the restaurant like this on purpose. Noise reducing methods have been around for decades. The food was good to great, but there are other restaurants on Atlanta that are as good or better and have a much more pleasant dining experience. Prices were reasonable for this tier of restaurant."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "4 of us dined for Sunday brunch. Our group was a mix of carnivores and pescatarians. There was something to please everyone on the menu. Service and food were excellent. Parking is the only challenge. We parked in a pay lot off Crescent. Avoid the valet parking (they are independent and not related to the restaurant) they left a significant horizontal scratch on my car and refused to take responsibility. South City is consistently a great dining choice."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Perhaps I should not expect more from "gourmet southern food". What can be done to transform fried chicken from a rural southern diner into gourmet status? Apparently, not much. South City Kitchen places their fried chicken on top of mashed potatoes and greens, a transition in placement that must elevate the lowly fried chicken to gourmet status. Unfortunately, rearrangement on the plate does not elevate the taste of the food. The chicken was moist, but bland, and not worth the gourmet price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The trip to South City Kitchen was good. This is my second time here, once for dinner and this time for lunch. The dinner selection was a little better than lunch but I still enjoye the food. It was cooked well and my party all enjoyed their food. Will be coming here again as I live 2 blocks away and can walk there. Thanks South City!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We all left stuffed and happy….. Great pineapple upside down cake, fried chicken, chicken livers, awesome!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I have lived in Atlanta for about a year now and are still getting around to all the little restaurant gems in the city. This is one of them. It was Sunday at noon when I walked in and I was a little surprised by the guest semi-formal attire at a table by the door. Luckily, it wasn't that way everywhere in the restaurant. We sat upstairs with an awesome view of the floor below. I love that this place feels like a house. My girlfriend ordered the chicken and waffles, a combination she has never had before, and she loved it. I had the crab eggs Benedict and loved it as well. I gave South City Kitchen Midtown five stars and they earned it."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Met a colleague there who had not previously been. Service was attentive as always, the the food was wonderful, again as expected. We both had a pleasant lunch. I like the homage to traditional southern food, but always with that something extra. My favorite of Midtown restaurants."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was a great experience. The food was exceptional, especially the peach salad and fried green tomatoes!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit and we hope it won't be our last. We came on our 31st wedding anniversary for lunch, and we were not disappointed! The food and staff were superb! We look forward to coming back and enjoying dinner sometime soon!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We don't live in Atlanta, but have consistently for the past years when visiting or traveling through make a point to dine at South City Kitchen Midtown. If possible, this restaurant has even gotten better. From the moment we sat down our waiter was attentive and friendly. We of course, went with the waiters suggestions, (and a few of of own favorites) and had an awesome meal. The wine, food, and dessert were superb. I don't think you can ask for more from a restaurant, and South City Kitchen is a must for anyone living, visiting, or just passing through Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Thought first Manhattan a tad skimpy for $13.50; second more like it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Been dying to try this place every since I moved here. However was slightly disappointed about the food options. Not really good for a non red meat eater. They need to come up with recipes that uses smoked turkey"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I was in a party of three and we all ordered different beverages, starters, and entrees. All were fantastic. On a whim I tried the Braised Beets Salad because, well honestly I couldn't imagine what the combination of ingredients would be like. VERY tasty, and this from some one who rarely eats beets. If as you read the menu, you can't decide what to order - ask your server or just close your eyes and point. There are many great options."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food and service. The pork chop was superb."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Was very excited about going since this was highly rated on Trip Advisor - #4 in all Atlanta. We were a little disappointed by some of the food. It was okay -- not great. My husband ordered the famous fried chicken - he LOVED it. I ordered the duck - it was okay not great. We had the fried green tomatoes and chicken livers for appetizers. Both were just okay. The tomatoes needed more goat cheese - you could barely taste that they had any."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had two couples in our group, reserved our table through OpenTable, arrived at the restaurant and were taken right away to our table. We savored the Yalumba red & white blend- excellent. The portions of each course were absolutely perfect in size. Two starters were just right for two couples. Then we each ordered a dish and shared. Fried catfish, fried chicken and shrimp/grits were all truly outstanding. A wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've heard a lot about South City kitchen since I moved to Atlanta a few months ago, and I have to say it did not disappoint. Great food and great service at a reasonable price. Can't be beat. I went there for lunch (got the delicious Pulled Pork), but I hear the brunch is even more impressive. Definitely going back"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Love it. Best chicken ever U also now love collard greens!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is not a good lunch place because it is much too loud for good conversation. Also, there is no parking (the close lots were all full) and no handicapped access with lots of stairs."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Wait staff was knowledgable about the menu offerings and the bar items. The good was delicious and well executed and presented."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "As always, a great dining experience! We will definitely continue to enjoy South City Kitchen for years to come!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great to take out of town guests for a taste of new south traditional food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the server was very nice to my kids. We were there for brunch. I would definitely return for a date night."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was my first time here at South City and I was pleased with the overall experience. All of the staff was extremely nice and helpful, and the food came out in a timely manner. I will be dining here in the future."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and daughter took me there for father's day brunch, which was an awesome choice as I had not been there in several years and we enjoyed seeing them on the food network several times. The service was amazing as was the food and drinks. The chicken and waffles were a treat and my daughter enjoyed the salmon and O'bay fries. I love the layout of the restaurant. All in all, it was a winner and great way to start off the Father's day weekend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great Food! Always a great place to take people from out of town."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dinner at South City Kitchen exceeded our expectations. We wanted a nice meal before the theater. Fried green tomatoes and scallop appetizers were superb. Peach salad and shrimp and grits delicious. Lime tart dessert perfect. Ingredients fresh and flavorful. Service attentive and polite. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service was great. From Rocky at the bar to our wonderful server and of course the amazing food!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My first time there, but had heard good things. The outdoor seating was perfect, but the temperature (80 degrees) had something to do with that, too. Our server, Britney, was fantastic, as was the food. I had the Shrimp & Grits, which were spectacular -- and this comes from someone who orders shrimp and grits whenever I see it on a menu. I will absolutely be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "These are some of the best fried green tomatoes I have ever had. My only regret is that I shared them with my husband :("
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Everything about this place is amazing! The restaurant is in an old house which is unique. The service we received was incredible. The food is to die for! If you want high quality southern comfort food, this is the place to go! The fried green tomatoes are the best I have EVER had. The fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp and grits are all stellar! I would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've dined here several times before, in small groups and large, so decided to take a friend from out of town for dinner. Good service and it was a full restaurant even on a Monday night. Yes, the noise level was "energetic" which means too loud. We could hardly converse, seated upstairs at a table for two next to a window and near two large groups. The food was delicious -- I had she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and asparagus succotash. My friend had the specialty fried chicken dinner. We shared the pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream. Our cocktails were the Honey Bee. Great service, good location, wonderful food, wish the acoustics were better."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Was first time for Sunday brunch but the menu items were excellent. We had a leisurely brunch and sat and talked for a few hours. There was no rush for us to go and the food was excellent. My date loved the bloody marys."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "One of our FAVORITE restaurants in the city, we've been customers since they opened. The food is always excellent, as is the service. It does get very loud, but this visit we dined on the patio. Much quieter and the fans kept it cool."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Upscale versions of classics. My husband ordered the fried chicken which was delicious, and I loved my strawberry summer salad. Very nice wine list. A bit noisy, but the service was great. I would recommend for a business dinner or special occasion."
    Dined on 6/5/2014