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Southerly Restaurant and Patio
Southerly Restaurant and Patio

Southerly Restaurant and Patio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southernseason.com
  • Phone: (843) 416-3965
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9pm
    Friday-Saturday: 7:30am-10pm
    Sunday: 9am-9pm

    Meal Services
    Breakfast:
    Mon-Fri: 7:30am-11am

    Lunch:
    Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm

    Afternoon Menu:
    Mon-Fri: 3pm-5pm

    Dinner:
    Mon-Thurs: Sun: 5pm-9pm
    Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm

    Brunch:

    Saturday: 7:30am-3pm
    Sunday: 9am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chad Billings
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering through our Southern Season Deli and Prepared Foods department. Visit www.southernseason.com and click on catering for information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fully private dining room can accommodate up to 80. Patio bar that is directly adjacent to private dining room can be privatized and dedicated solely to the private dining area to accommodate up to 125 persons and live music.
    Visit www.southernseason.com for full details.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Brewington (843) 416-3967
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday evenings 5-8, and Sundays during brunch 11-2.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private Dining Room available for special events. Call our special events staff to inquire about hosting your next event at Southerly. 416-3967 or visit www.southernseason.com for full details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairmont Avenue
  • Public Transit: Nearby/short walking distance
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 45,000 square foot retail store attached to the restaurant so there is ample parking all around. Also a parking structure across the street and street parking on Coleman Blvd.
A word from Southerly Restaurant and Patio
Southerly Restaurant and Patio at Southern Season provides fine-dining-quality food with the cost and accessibility of a neighborhood eatery. Boasting multiple seating options, patrons can grab a drink at the bar, converse over dinner in the main dining room, reserve private seating or relax under a cool sea breeze on the expansive outdoor patio. Operating with staunch dedication to use produce and products native to the area, our restaurants bring forth charming, delicious cuisine without fail.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely Sunday Brunch with very attentive service in a very comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Our server gave us a "tour' of the restaurant and patio and explained all the services available. He then invited us to visit the store next door which we did. Everyone that we spoke to from the restaurant and throughout the store were friendly and very knowledgeable about the products they were selling. We will definitely return to both."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "For whatever reason, when I see "Kithen" in the title, I thought it would be a low-key place with an informal atmosphere. While it can be informal, the great thing about this restaurant is there were people enjoying an elegant meal beside those in shorts and a shirt enjoying "foodie"-type dishes. The food was wonderful and varied for the four adults. My two year old and give year old were welcomed and treated to very good, kid-appropriate dishes. Service was spectacular. To top it off, a very fine jazz trio softly seranaded the resaurant. It was never overbearing! Great experience and a true surprise. Want to go back for many, varied occasions."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I enjoyed it. I liked the Shrimp and Grits. The inside is a pleasant atmosphere. There is a nice outdoor "garden" area in the BACK that looks very nice. Also there is an outdoor area in the front of the bar on the sidewalk which seems nice for the outdoor effect. The overall menu looked nice. I went early and it was not busy so I don't know the evening effect of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great restaurant! Looking forward to our next visit and more of those delicious Pimento Cheese Fritters!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was not very good this time. Kale salad was a mess, not easy to eat. The bloody mary "flight" was also light on alcohol. Disappointed all around."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "3 of us met up for brunch. We were pleasantly surprised when we thought we were walking into a Fancy place but that was very casual at the same time AND...THEY HAD LIVE JAZZ ! What was a NICE Surprise for all of us :) They had fresh cut flowers on the tables, they had nice booths/tables to choose from. The food I had was a "Special" that the waiter was able to leave some ingredients off and yet add others :) My other 2 diners had the chicken and waffles- which they said weren't the best- but I don't get why people order chicken and waffles from a nice restaurant when there are so many other great choices to choose from! I had the Bloody Mary Flight for $10 and that was nicely presented. I WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK ! :)"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been to Southerly many times and almost always enjoy my meal. However, the Belgian waffle I ordered for Sunday brunch wasn't up to par. It was not crisp and hot as it should have been, but tough and floppy. I find few restaurants make a Belgian waffle correctly. I hope Southerly works on theirs."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Some of the women from a small group I attend at church got together for a "girl's night out" at Southerly. Everyone was delighted not only by their food, but by the quiet ambience that seems so elusive in many of the restaurants in Mount Pleasant.Many offer good food but Southerly offers imaginative cuisine in an atmosphere in which good conversation can be had and HEARD. Various entrees were ordered, the house salad, simple but very fresh, the 24 hour short rib w/Southerly's spin on mac and cheese, pork porterhouse and shrimp and grits - all deliciously prepared and beautifully presented.The only desserts ordered were the chocolate mousse because most of us were full but all of us had a bite or two of this notable confection.Great night!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've been to Southerly many times, and have usually liked it pretty well. This visit was NOT good. The server wandered off, hung out at the bar chatting (we could see him.), and goodness only knows what else he did, besides checking on our table. There were very FEW DINERS. i understand why! I had the fried green tomato bacon sandwich, and the tomatoes had some heavy seasoning herb coating that I absolutely could not eat. I just took them off, and had a bacon sandwich. The sweet potato fries had been fried earlier that a.m. Not at all fresh or crisp. I should not have left a tip, but I did, and regret that. Recently, I ordered the lobster roll, and it was very good, but the chunks of lobster were chewy. Should have ordered it again!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Southerly for dinner or lunch. On this particular day we went for Father's Day. The food was good as usual but the weird thing was we had to wait for a table even though there were a bunch of open once and we had reservations. They do not push tables together and had to wait until another group of 6 was done eating before we could sit down in their place. One other thing was that it took a very long time for the food that day. Usually they are very quick but for some reason even with a not full restaurant they were running behind and then a couple of things were wrong with our order."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Mixed results on the menu. Crab benedict were over cooked. But crab cake on another occasion was excellent. Venue is great with outdoor dining and music."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had brunch at Southerly on Fathers Day. It seemed the kitchen was overwhelmed. Service was unusually slow. I ordered the mushroom and onion frittata which was a disappointment - basically an egg "tortilla" with a smattering of mushrooms and a blanket of arugula. Not what I was expecting. The side of sausage patties was room temp. The plate was so bland that I had to ask for a small side of fruit to liven it up. I won't go back on a holiday."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Father's Day. The service was extremely slow and food took a long time to be served. The restaurant was not full either. I loved the place though. We sat on the outside patio and there was a band playing. Will try it again possibly for dinner and hopefully the service will be better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for Father's Day. We made reservations and expected outdoor seating. When we arrived they said we needed to sit inside despite many open tables outside. The hostesses were rude and the tables were still empty outside when we left. Our waiter was sub par and did not refill coffee, nor bring items we requested. While the food is good, it does not make up for the bad service. There are too many other great places in Charleston and Mount Pleasant. We will not be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time eating here. Great food and wonderful service. Waiter introduced me to a hot beverage called a Tulsi. Organic orange ginger. Enjoyed it so much I purchased more of it next door. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch. The service was terrific and so was the food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great menu selection. Attractive dining room and courtyard. Easy parking."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A friend and I went to Southerly Restaurant for brunch several days ago. At out request, we were seated on the patio which is a really pleasant place. Although Coleman Boulevard is not far away, you wouldn't know it because of the high walls surrounding the patio. The feeling is that of a quiet spot. It is decorated nicely and is a good place for brunch or a leisurely lunch or dinner. The food was quite good, and the service, too. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had an early morning Sunday brunch. Delicious food and a great waiter - never intrusive, but always on top of things. Because we at at 9 am (and stayed til 11), we missed the music. A lovely place to sit on the patio and have a great meal with friends."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "After being seated, we waited five minutes before our server greeted us. The restaurant was NOT crowded. Our food was delivered by a runner. Our server passed our table without asking us if everything was okay. The food itself was mediocre at best. My husband said his chicken and waffles were bland. My eggs Benedict looked like they had been sitting awhile."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went with 5 friends not knowing what to expect and had a terrific meal. The menu looks spar at first glance, but with the specials, had a varied selection that fit every taste. I will recommend it and will go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience, and fantastic ambience!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Menu is great and food was delicious!! We each tried different soups, salads and sandwiches and all were amazing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great Cobb Salad, large portions, and always friendly, excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our service was terrible. We had to ask our waiter for plates, bread, silverware and a steak knife. I would not return to Southerly."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My son and I enjoyed a very tasty brunch. The crab cakes Benedict were very tasty, the butternut squash soup an instant favorite . The egg salad sandwich could use a bit of seasoning. Our only complaint was the extremely slow service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Sunday Brunch there. Not only was the food fantastic but got to sit on the porch and listen to the music. Can't quite remember their name but the singer was fantastic! Very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great. We went there three times over the weekend because we liked it so much. We will be going back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is always constant with high standards. The decor is very pleasing and is backed by good service."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were on vacation and went to Open Table to find a great restaurant. We were not disappointed. Southerly's food was fabulous. The shrimp and grits were divine. Kari was our server and she was great! Perfect way to end our trip to Charleston. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Southerly's is a great place to relax and enjoy a gourmet breakfast. As tourists we really loved the outdoor patio dining as it had the real feel of being in the South. There is a large variety of breakfast items to chose and we wanted to try some Southern cooking. The low country benedict was delicious ordered with crab cake and green fried tomato. The hash served with it was a bit too heavy on the cheese instead of hash browns. The duck hash brunch was excellent if you're a hash lover. Our waiter gave us great service and was more than willing to converse with us when we asked about their cooking school on the premises. I would definitely suggest trying this restaurant for any meal."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The décor of this restaurant gives the appearance that the meal prices would be like that of restaurant in Soho New York. I was pleasantly surprised of the value of the meals for this lovely ambience and classy décor."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I decided to go Southerly's for dinner just on a whim and made a same-day reservation. We were seated inside the restaurant which looks very dressy, and I thought maybe we should not have worn jeans. But then others came in dressed in jeans and shorts headed for the patio, so I didn't worry anymore. The staff was personable, knowledgeable, and very efficient. My husband and I made our meal of lots of little dishes instead of regular size entrees, and it was almost too much food. It was done right and fresh from the kitchen when it was served; no waiting under heat lamps. Had a jazz band on patio; husband said was too loud (only complaint entire time). My negative was coffee was old; pot sitting too long. Prices very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my first time there! I loved the food, the service, and the dining area outside. This is something that you need to do."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had breakfast reservations, arrived, no host at host station. My husband ordered two eggs over easy.The egg whites were raw, he sent them back. The hostess brought new eggs out and they were over medium, not what we ordered. I was done with my breakfast by now. Our waitress brought back the medium eggs and argued with my husband (a classic trained chef) how eggs are cooked.We told her over easy, egg whites cooked, yoke runny. She said she would get the manager. We went to the hostess station because the manager never came out, had to wait for another couple of minutes. The manager argued with my husband on how to cook eggs. The whole situation was handled wrong, the service, food and the manager just bad. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Excellent food and atmosphere. Fun place for friends and always take out of town guest. No place like it in Mt. Pleasant or Charleston."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Celebrated. Friend's birthday with great food, live music and great setting. We were there for several hours on a Friday night and never felt pushed to leave. Our server was great and all in all a super evening"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything was just okay. Restaurant was not busy (Tuesday night) and service wasn't great; Food was slow coming out and was hit or miss."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I have eaten at Southerly several times, and I always have a fantastic meal there. This time we took my grandparents there for dinner on Mother's Day, and everyone enjoyed it! We shared several appetizers, and then I had the Watermelon & Arugula salad followed by the Grilled Swordfish, which were specials. Both were excellent and very healthy portion sizes. Other notables that our guests ordered were the Crispy Flounder and the Steak with Homemade Gouda Tater-Tots. Christina was our server, and she was very attentive without being intrusive. My only complaint, which is very minor, would be that dirty plates were not removed before the next course was delivered, and this in turn crowded the table. Overall it was excellent as usual!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day so we opted to eat on their patio. Our group of six was seated promptly, and our waiter, Tripp, did a nice job. The brunch buffet was excellent. I look forward to having dinner there during a future trip to Mount Pleasant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
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