We arrived and were quickly greeted. We were seated upstairs and the decor was nice. Our waitress stopped our table and said she would be right back. 10 minutes later she took our order. We put in our full order including appetizer,drinks,and entrees. Our chicken spring rolls arrived in about 10 minutes but our drinks didn’t arrive until 10 minutes after that. Looking around it didn’t look like anyone else’s service was any quicker. It might just have been an off night. When our food came out, an hour and five minutes after we were seated, it was delicious. The food made up for the service. Everything we ordered was cooked well and seasoned well. I ordered the special soft shelled crabs and my wife ordered the pork chop. We ordered a side of seafood rice to share. We will be back and recommend Socu to our friends.
Great place for date night and celebration! Nice clean and romantic setting.
Incredible seafood menu and casual vibe. Home cooking, but not like what your momma made every Sunday. I’m still having dreams about the braised collards and the lobster mac and cheese.
Service and food was excellent
This was my second time here and I LOVE the food. The only problems that I had this time were with out waiter and fellow customers. Our waiter was obviously new and was a bit awkward. He even sat down at the table with us while taking our order... The people who were sitting next to us weren’t within the dress code and they were speaking very loudly. Not that I’m up tight or anything, but I decided on SOCU for us because of the experience we had the first time. This time just wasn’t the same.
We enjoyed dining at SOCU. The seafood platter was delicious. We ordered the fried mini crawfish tails as an appetizer and did not enjoy them as much. The service was great and so was the ambience. We'll definitely dine at SOCU again.
This is my third time since it reopen and it has been great food, surroundings and service
We went here for my husband's birthday and it did not disappoint! Their oysters are a must try! I got the fried chicken and it was the best I've ever had. My husband got their special for that evening, which was a seafood dish and he loved it! The service was quick and personable! The environment was so cool and we will definitely be going back! Already making plans to take my mother-in-law.
The owner was the sweetest! Came over to check on us. Our waitress was the best.
Excellent romantic astmosphere and the food was delicious!
We came for my mom’s birthday. We got so much food for the price! Our server was very nice. The cocktails were delicious! The food all tasted great, although was overall a little dry. We would still go back.
They were closed when we arrived. We had reservations.
When you walk in you feel like you are walking into a luxurious restaurant, you sit down in plush chairs with a beautiful table setting. Then you meet the staff. Staff is not the right word. You meet the family you didnt know you had. I live in Baldwin County and I drive to Mobile for this restaurant. The owner is so humble and loves to talk with her customers. She has met so many glamorous people and done so many outstanding things in her life and she is just so cool and kind. I highly recommend this restaurant
Excellent food and service! I can not wait to go again.
Everything was great from the service to the food .
Waitress attentive and knowledgeable
Our first visit and we LOVED everything about it. Will definitely be returning.
Everything was good! The crab cakes, sweet potatoes, fried chicken , cream corn with jalapeños, the Mac and cheese, the seafood stuffing, and the banana pudding was off the charts!! I loved the vibe and the menu is fantastic! ❤️ Thank you for feeding me. There is soul in this food and it shows.
Everything was great I would be back!! The food and music and my Server was awesome thank you
Good food. Almost great restaurant. Fairly new place. Should get better with time. Little issues like no to-go boxes. Enjoyed the restaurant overall and would go again. Expensive menu demands top notch service.
It was the worst... I ask for white meat, I wanted a breast/wing he decided he wanted to bring what he had a taste for some damn dark meat. He brought out a thigh and leg, if I’m paying my money I will like to request what I won’t right or wrong. If I was at Harts, Popeyes or any other place and paying my money They gone give me what I ask for. I will try them 1 more time but if I have the same problem it’s on.
This is my fourth time visiting SOCU, with hopes of the kinks being worked out of the fairly new restaurant. Each visit I have nothing short of an amazing food experience, I always enjoy my course. But I must admit, I am disappointed in the service each time. The staff is always pleasant, but the amount of time it takes for me to receive my food is ridiculous. My most recent visit was yesterday where I had a 7 pm reservation. It took over an hour to receive my APPETIZER followed 1 min later by my entree. Needless to say I was upset, and starving. My waiter, although nice, apparently didn’t feel the need to update me on what was going on with the wait. He just kind of fumbled around the issue. I’m not sure what the suggestion may be that’ll help resolve this issue, but I have had this same type of experience each of my visits and I’ll admit it has me reluctant to come back. I really enjoy this spot and I hope the service gets better ..soon.
Everything about this restaurant were Superb from the moment I walked in to the upstairs seating area, balcony area(love the outdoor eating area) & just a nice place to dine. Jazz music was very romantic & softly played. Mobile need more eatery places such as this. It remind me when I was in ATL.
2nd time eating at Socu, waitress was Monica and she made the experience outstanding. The Old Town Road Shrimp were soooooo good.
We waited for 45 min even though we had a reservation. They were seating walk-ins before reservations. When we finally sat down, our waiter didn’t come to our table for 20-30 min. Luckily, he was very nice! The food was really good but they were out of 1/2 the things on the menu! They won’t make it if they don’t figure out how to run their business better.
The kitchen is very slow and so was our waitress. The meat wasn’t seasoned well either. Sides were delicious but overall not what I was expecting!
The location is surrounded by Mobile history the atmosphere was perfect all around, as we enjoyed hands down Delicious Food and the service was Top Notch! From the greetings @ the door.
The FOOD was so good our number of guests grew from three on the first visit to twenty on second I recommend everything on the menu and if you’re able try to save room for dessert Good Luck.
We’re all looking forward to our next visit to Mobile to relax and enjoy the Outstanding (SoCu) Cuisines! My hat is off to the owner (Erica) & family and her Amazing staffs you’re the Best!
Patrick & Family
Great service ! The food was magnificent! Omg I will be back. Very impressed
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.
Excellent service and good food
Great new spot in downtown with very good food and drinks.
Everything was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner as well as the atmosphere. The food was excellent and priced just right.
SOCU is a wonderful addition to downtown Mobile! The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing! We are already planning our next night out!
AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE
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!
We had our valentines date night here. Not only was the atmosphere beautiful and unique, the service was amazing!! Will definitely be returning!
Everything from the service to the food was AMAZING! Our waitress Corey was awesome as well!
Socu was an amazing restaurant the service was great! Prices where reasonable I would love to come back again every weekend
Everything was great! Get the signature oysters & Oceans 11 Salmon
Socu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 287-6766.
Socu is rated 4.4 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.