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
47 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)great for lunch (22)hot spot (17)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (13)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (3)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good Food
    10actyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My friend and I met to catch up for the first time. Atmosphere was nice, but nothing to write home about. I don't remember it as I'm writing this review and it was two days ago. We ordered drinks, but were both disappointed by our respective choices. They were "so-so," but we were not delicious as you always want a cocktail to be. She loved her catfish platter. I had a combo platter (beef brisket and pulled pork) with collard greens. The beef brisket was flavor, but overcooked/dry. The greens were okay, but not like my family's (Georgia and Alabama representing!) The pulled pork was excellent! Very well seasoned and I would go back just to have that. Our waiter was great, very attentive and good sense of humor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duggo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a reasonably good experience at this restaurant. Service was not great. The platters were a little expensive especially because the only got two items on your platter. The food is good, and well prepared. I just would not rate this is an extremely good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holy Bloody Mary
    R3dlipstick
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Memphis Bloody Mary was intense! It was an extra special father's day by celebrating with a spare rib and a deviled egg in my drink. Southern Hospitality does their meat up right, but the sides are underwhelming...forgettable coleslaw and crunchy cheese grits. End it on a high note with the delicious banana pudding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambience, Food just OK
    Denvergirl
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    After a few recommendations and reading a few reviews, a group of us decided to check this place out. We all loved the ambiance although food was just so, so. Nothing to write home about. I would recommend it to a friend as you what one person doesn't care for, another one will. I would go back for drinks although skip dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    Flash
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    First visit to SH. App was fried pickles and they were hot and crispy. Had the fried chicken for dinner and it was good with large portions. Had some left over. For dessert had the banana pudding it was tasty. Server was attentive when he was around ...a lot of lag time between visits to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food good whiskey
    cafiend
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to start the night off downtown. Good food with large enough portions to start your night of bar hopping or pub crawls that will last till the bars close and you end up purchasing horrible street pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underrated!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Southern Hospitality is completely underrated! I have no clue why there were so many open reservations! The food, drinks, and service were outstanding! I will definitely be back. Also, the basement bar was SO COOL! This is one place I will be recommending to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUST Have RIBS!!!
    d8Night
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We typically good to restaurants during Happy Hour so we can sample the foods as appetizers and as many things as possible...everything we ate was delicious!! Our waiter was awesome too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience!
    Bostonfan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I found Southern Hospitality online prior to my first trip to Colorado for a concert. It was all it was described to be with great casual but upscale atmosphere and the best barbecue I have ever tasted. I had baby back ribs and they were tender and delicious and the baked beans were a big hit. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Wish I had more room to try other things but we all left full and happy. I would definitely recommend it and look forward to a return trip in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bbq
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went for dinner with friends. Food was great. Drinks were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    funbrunch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. We had chicken and waffles, eggs benedict and the buffet. Generous portions of chicken, very flavorful, and waffles had a great texture and delightful. The buffet is clearly the way to go with a hungry male college student, saved us $$ for sure. The pulled pork was the best in town, and dine out quite often. I don't eat beef, but the family loved the brisket. Excellent experience, and we are looking forward to sampling the ribs! Good location and great for Denver diners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll give it one more try
    LUVBBQ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went for Mother's Day brunch and the food was average. The brunch buffet included pulled pork, chicken and brisket, all which were cooked well and tasted good. I want to try something off of their menu to see if they have a unique twist. Overall I do suggest it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    Vden
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Sat by the bathroom, noise was loud. Food wasn't very good. Told the manager and he said next time you come in we will take care of it. There won't be a next time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great BBQ. Good looking waitresses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Go there it's a little bit of south in your mouth. So I need to type 50 characters to submit my review. I figured the tag line would take care of it seeing that familiars of me know I am a man of few words. If I enjoy something it is strait to the point and was somewhat offended that they made me include more than my simple encouraging thoughts. I hope that's enough, anyway I recommend this as a great rib and 10 hour smoked brisket. Thanks for coming out
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Down Hill from the Start
    Bart
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dinner started off with appetizers of Fried Pickles and Pulled Pork Sliders, Pickles good, not the best and the Pulled Pork Sliders were great and had us looking forward to the main course. Food came 50 mins. later and was cold and bad. Second go around meat came out warm, sides still cold. Meals were Comp'd (nice) and the Manager suggested we try their signature desert, the bread pudding. This is one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes (oh by the way I am from the South), it was tasteless mush and being from the South I know tasteless mush. Save time and money if you live someplace other than LoDo and go to your neighborhood Bar-B-Q restaurant. If you want cold tasteless mush come to Southern Hospitality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The family tried a few different things from the Chicken and Waffles to the Rib Sampler. All were amazing.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the Southern Hospitality reviews archive.
  • I have never written a bad review
    JoEygVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I was in denver for the weekend and made a res at southern. We were excited to order two large sampler platters so we could try everything! When the food came it just did not look right. We tasted a small PC of the chicken, brisket,ribs,pulled pork. It was Old, awful food I just can't describe what was presented. I called the waitress who called the manager who looked at me and said our kitchen does not produce food like this I just don't understand. That was his statement. Mine simply is then where did the food come from?? Stay away. The board of health should take a close look.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place but stick with the BBQ
    aro811VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I've been a customer of Southern Hospitality on a few occasions now. It's a great place to hit for Happy Hour and I've rarely been disappointed with what I order. This time I had the Prime Rib dip and was disappointed in the lack of flavor. If you haven't been to Southern Hospitality definitely give it a try but I highly recommend to stick with the BBQ....and of course the green fried tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We met my niece for Sunday
    TheaterLoverVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We met my niece for Sunday Brunch and had a wonderful meal and a great visit. I love any kind of BBQ and southern is the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food and great menu!
    12345
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Awesome Food and great menu! Whiskey list is large and all Great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great food. Good service and atmosphere. Reasonable prices for what you get. If definitely go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    SCR01
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Amazing service. Friend and I went for brunch and we had a great time. Food was a little heavy, but we expected that with brunch and a southern food spot. Server was awesome and willing to chat us. Bottomless mimosas were great. I'll definitely be back as the weather gets nicer to sit on their patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    FriendsNgoodtimes
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My friends and I had a great time at Southern Hospitality. The food was not only delicious, but it was food that surprises and satisfies, and is good value for your money. After our meal, they brought out hot towels to clean our hands or face. The service was outstanding. We will definitely go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our only complaint was the
    COTexan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our only complaint was the speed of service; it was a little slow. Our server seemed to have tables both up and down stairs which I am sure contributed to her lack of attentiveness. The food was great. The fried okra was killer, reminiscent of Mom's. I had the shrimp and grits. It was a very unique dish and quite tasty. I would get it again. My wife had a brisket sandwich. Now, I worked at famous BBQ restaurant in Austin, TX during college and I regularly smoke brisket on my own smoker at home. I am picky about my brisket. It has to have great smoke flavor, but more importantly at has to be moist and tender enough to pull apart easily with your fingers. I gotta say, the brisket impressed. I am going to crave this place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were not prepared for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    They were not prepared for Rockies opener. Ran out of food items & draft beer. Slow service, esp bar. Need to staff up & plan for Downtown events that will effect them. Need to honor reservations before walk ins. If they are participating in Denvet dining options, ie wine pairings/ sampling, staff needs to know about. No flyers visible to customers either. Pleasant staff, just not ready.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as "Southern Hospitality"
    AnLDesVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It's been our 3rd time to this restaurant. My husband & I love to go out often to explore the Denver restaurtant scene - hopping from place to place based on our tastebuds. I'd been wanting a good dessert and the Pecan Pie on the menu had been calling my name. Sooooo looking forward to it! However, i was greeted with a barely warmed pie with pecans that tasted burnt. After a bite or two, we called the server over (he just wasn't following up on his product) to have the kitchen warm the pie. The pie that returned had been warmed, however, the portion that we sent back was larger than the portion we recieved, the pecans tasted even more burnt than before and we had to ask for the whipped topping again. Peach Crisp not much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farewell Event - Basement Bar
    M2M2VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We used this for a private function and booked the entire basement bar. It was nice a cozy for gathering around the bar, then we moved into the eating area. It wasn't set up for everyone to eat together, mostly small tables scattered around. It would have been better if tables were moved together so we could enjoy our meals as a group. Overall, the service was great and the bartender was spot-on! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    princessfab
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was really, really good. I had chicken tenders and biscuits (which turned out to be an entire half-chicken, bones and all. But I digress). It was juicy with amazing breading and the biscuits were flaky but still moist. The gravy was pretty good too. Great breakfast potatoes. Their basic bloody mary is okay. Not that spicy and no accoutrements if you don't ask. (I mean, I got an olive and a lime, which is just sad compared to the Memphis BBQ Mary - it has celery, pickle, olive, lime, bacon, salt, dry rub, Deviled egg, and a spare rib. And, a beer chaser! So you can understand my disappointment when I didn't even get a pickle.) I don't love coming downtown on the weekends so the location was a minus for me, but no one else minded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Arrive hungry; every day is Thanksgiving at Southern hospitality. The deviled eggs ("bacon and eggs") are outstanding! Service is prompt, courteous, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Justin Timberlake surprise
    JazminericeVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Usually celebrity restaurants are average at best. This was an unexpected surprise. Great BBQ and amazing fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere.. Bad Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Atmosphere is great and exciting. From the moment we walked in I was excited and it looked like a place I want to hang out with friends and enjoy some drinks. I was looking forward to the food especially when I saw the menu section "From the Smoker". If you're going to have that on your menu then you better have a smoker and know how to use it. The food was edible sure, but had zero smoky flavor. I expected the Southern Fried Chicken to be crunchy it was not at all. Again food was edible, but nothing to write home about and I definitely would not go back and would not recommend it. If you want to know what food from the smoker tastes like, I suggest you give Rib City Grill a visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good way to have a good time
    LLech
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The ambience is neat here, the decor is very eye-catching. The food was pretty good, different, but good. Maybe slightly pricey, but not unaffordable. The BBQ eggs benedict was weird at first but once I got used to the idea of it I really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will never go back
    Denvernative
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was good, but the noise was too loud. I made a reservation a month out and they sat us next to a bachlorette party. The party was loud, taking shots, and being rude to the tables around them. I will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service and food
    StColorado
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Love the decor and the food was very good but the Staff and service are the true stars at this restaurant!! The menu has some great Southern staples that are hard to find elsewhere in Denver. The Smoked Prime Rib Egg rolls are a big hit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Large portions. Strong drinks. Service could be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tiberius
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was the best southern style food I've since I've moved from the South. The staff was excellent and very kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place had great southern food, which was why we wanted to try it! Two of us had fried chicken -- the portions were huge, and the chicken terrific. One of us had the fried chicken salad. That was also really good -- the chicken, again, was great, and the dressing had a nice kick to it. The last person had brisket, which she reported was tender and tasty. Again, it was a very good-sized portion. The service was also great -- our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and attentive. I now want to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only thing that me and
    Boavfan
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The only thing that me and my friend were unhappy about is being seated right infront of the door. Everytime the door opened we were blasted with cold air from the 15degree night with snow. People would just stand there with the door open. I would never sit there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service, one person
    foodie
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Horrible service, one person sat us, served us, brought us our food ... everyone else stood around
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good food
    anne
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My mother-in-law who grew up in the south did not like her collard greens and my sister-in-law brought over the manager to tell him so. She explained how collard greens do not need vinegar and ruined the taste. The manager listed and said he would talk to his chef and then brought her another side dish. He seemed genuinely interested and I appreciate that. It was a birthday party for my son, so I wanted everyone to enjoy themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.