Socu

4.4
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89 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern

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About

Socu, where our focus is seafood and elevated southern food with a feel of old meets new. Come for a taste as we reinvent classic southern traditions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(251) 287-6766
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Erica Barrett
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 89 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Honestly, the food was pretty great. I feel like it would’ve been a much better experience if our waiter did not ignore us to a table That came in after us. I know we looked like two young people without any money, because we were dressed down for the evening. I work in customer service myself, and I know things get busy. But the restaurant wasn’t busy, there is honestly no excuse as to why it took 38 minutes for us to get our three corn bread muffins 6 signature oysters. From the time we got our appetizer, to getting finished with our dinner, it was a span of 20 minutes. It also took 15 minutes after ordering drinks for us to get my husband’s beer, and my glass of champagne. We will be back, I’d like to give this place another try with hopefully a different waiter.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good food

JO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great new spot in downtown with very good food and drinks.

OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

KH
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner as well as the atmosphere. The food was excellent and priced just right.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOCU is a wonderful addition to downtown Mobile! The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing! We are already planning our next night out!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! Complex, Soul, Spice, Flavors of old mixed with new to create a Fantastic Food Experience! Will be going back for more and more and more!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had our valentines date night here. Not only was the atmosphere beautiful and unique, the service was amazing!! Will definitely be returning!

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was AMAZING! Our waitress Corey was awesome as well!

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socu was an amazing restaurant the service was great! Prices where reasonable I would love to come back again every weekend

ST
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Get the signature oysters & Oceans 11 Salmon

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place bit the food lacked a little for me it was not very hot and small portions.
The Lamb was over sauced

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was cold & not worth the price.

VE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Monica was wonderful. We will be coming back.

OT
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. The service, food and ambience were perfect.

H
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely beautiful. The ambiance is contemporary sheik. The food was not as creative as we thought it should have been. Pretty standard southern cooking found in most meat and threes. Mac and cheese was tasteless. The grits with shrimp and grits was runny and again not worth mentioning. Catfish was outstanding. No need to return.

DA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff! You better get the seafood stuffed salmon!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great I wish there was one in Atl

CP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding! The food was amazing! The beverages are always excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Almost two hour wait for entree’s which we did not get because we where already late for a concert at Saenger.We arrived at Saenger at 910 and concert started at 8.Dinner reservation for 715.No dinner and late concert.Very disappointing

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service! We were happy to have dinner at Socu. We had deviled eggs, oysters, fried chicken, grits, greens, and shrimp & grits. I wish we had room for dessert. Really was hoping to try your peach cobbler but we were so full! Everything was delicious. Definitely will come again & recommend your restaurant to all our friends.

J
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall the food was amazing and I will be back again 🥰

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal every time I dine here!

LW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My mom and I really enjoyed everything. The professionalism from the host, the knowledge of the food from the waiter, and the well seasoned food, were all on point. And the ambiance of the restaurant was great, had a New Orleans feel.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband birthday was here. Really enjoyed the experience but as most new restaurants still working out some kinks. Very hospitable and accommodating. We will be back when we visit Mobile

JH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the cornbread muffins!! They were delicious.

HR
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first visit to So Cu and I was impressed by atmosphere in the main dining area. The server was excellent and I had the shrimp and grits and the jerk chicken spring rolls for an appetizer. The food was excellent. I just found the upstairs to be dark and did not like sitting on the high stool to eat dinner. I would definitely recommend So Cu to my friends. Overall I had a great time.

EC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice feel! Great ambiance! Friendly service and the food is absolutely fantastic soulful southern! Big portions and cooked like you were at home! I had the ox tails! On my next trip to Mobile, I will return ! I loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second dinner at Socu and it was the same as the last time. Excellent food , service and location.

AD
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The staff were all so very nice. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. They even accommodated our 3 year old by serving him waffles. The only issue was that our food came our at different times. It turns out the food runner accidentally gave me another table’s dinner, so the table next to us was missing a meal, and my husband’s meal came out 15 minutes after mine was delivered. The other table was rude about it, and refused to take the meal even though it had been in our table for less than 30 seconds and hadn’t been touched. The appetizers were great, the entrees were good-great. Huge portions. We didn’t have room for dessert. It was very cool being in the old Soul Kitchen building.

AP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. The food was spectacular, and the service was a step above almost everything else I've experienced in Mobile. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner experience. My wife’s birthday was truly memorable. The food was absolutely good. We are still talking about it. This is definitely are new favorite place in Mobile.

CD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have eaten here before and it was amazing. We decided to go here again and things seemed different. The staff took forever to take our order and to bring us our food. The cocktails were amazing and what food we did receive was ok. The food was not to the standards that we experienced on our last outing to Socu. We ordered the same thing except for the sides. Everyone has said you have to try the fried chicken. They are not consistent with their portion sizes. For the price you would think you would get a breast with the meal. Well, one of us did and the other received a thigh. There should be something on the menu letting you know that you have the option to choose, or at least have the staff make it known. When I expressed me concerns to the staff they said that the kitchen just prepares the food and you may receive a breast or thigh. For the price this is unacceptable... each costumer should receive a breast with there meal. Even KFC gives each costumer a breast with their meal. I know the restaurant is still fairly new and working out kinks but it needs to be consistent. Serve the same to each costumer and don’t say you have to let staff know what you prefer.

OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great southern cooking and then some. Chicken and waffles are excellent. Stuffed salmon is excellent. Fried crab deviled eggs are excellent.

W
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food horrible service

Bring your own water because it’s almost impossible to get a glass in this place

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They were great. We were delayed by the parade but kept our reservations and seated us with a smile. Food was good! I thought the cornbread was a bit overpriced but delicious. Seating is tight that waitstaff have a hard time navigating between the tables.

SV
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizers were great as well as the Mixed drink specials. The entrees were not quite as good as the entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good location, nice atmosphere- food was delicious.

RN
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my self I see myself coming back more and more .. The vibe was awesome.. The music that was playing was soothing.