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Socu

4.4
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152 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 152 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience for our first trip to Mobile! Food was great, our waiter was amazing and overall great time. Walking distance to our hotel made it the perfect stop.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!!! Really enjoyed my dinner

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MaidofHonor
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Monica was a great waitress and gave very good suggestions and was so polite. Our food was delicious. Do yourself a favorite get the deviled eggs.

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JamesB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experience! My family and I throughly enjoyed. Waitress Monica was attentive and pleasant! Highly recommended

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DCDiner
Mobile
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. We tried the Socu Grilled oysters and they were really good. The oxtail and fried chicken entrees were really flavorful also, but the sides were my favorite. I could have a meal of just the seafood dressing and collards alone. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We are taking friends there tomorrow.

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vipMelE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service and nice atmosphere. Many of the menu items are fried and it was a challenge to find selections for gluten-free members of our party. Otherwise, a good experience!

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SamB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere! Love the ambience of the place. Open kitchen concept and upstairs is awesome! Nice place for a romantic evening dinner. I will say that the value for the amount of food isn’t that great, but the food is pretty good. The adult beverages were good, but not outstanding if you like sweet, fruity drinks. Overall, a very nice place with very nice people.

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JonasT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great atmosphere and service. Will be back

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Louann
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The service was terrible. Antonio was our server and he was extremely dry the entire night. We were seated at our table for over 15minutes and he was directly behind us standing and never came over. When he did come, he never introduced himself just started pouring water in our jars. We were able to get his name from our receipts. Another server came over and assisted because she saw what was going on. She was awesome (older black lady) and the reason I will be returning. I pray when I return I don't sit in Antonio's section. He has no customer service skills nor is he polite. He should be behind the scene and not dealing directly with people.

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VincentO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks and oysters were tasty. One batch of oysters was a little dry and some of the oysters were too tiny. The service was excellent. It was a little expensive for what we actually got. We will definitely be back at some point though!

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vipHungryBeast
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Socu Was a wonderful dining experience. There was a little bit of miscommunication with our order but everything was fantastic! Could not have asked for better food And the ambience of the restaurant is delightful. What a fantastic gym that we found. Cannot wait to return. Service staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We look forward to returning

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LeeH
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our second time to dine here. Loved the food and really happy to support local. Our server was great, she just had too many tables to work with for the evening. She did her best, but there were several other servers/workers who mostly stood around and checked food coming out of the kitchen. Drink refills were slow (had to ask repeatedly for both cocktail and water refills), there were no linens on the table (we were given the last 3 sets when we asked, and everyone else had to use cocktail napkins), and our whole experience from ordering to paying took over two hours. The men's restroom was somewhat dirty, as well as not having any paper towels. They were busy, which was great to see. Would recommend based on our first visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and friends birthday

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NatashaC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I everything bout this food an restaurant I will be back 🥰🥰🥰

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CharnitaK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Worth every penny spent. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We loved the transparency of the kitchen. Our waiter seemed like he did not want to be there. Our drinks came out WELL after our meal and were watered down. My husband received the wrong sides with his meal we told the waiter as well as the gentleman who delivered our food. Our waiters response was: Look, I put it in correct. Our appetizer was AMAZING but it was on the table maybe 2 mins and our entrees were delivered so we rushed eating it because the gentleman was standing there waiting with our food. It was our anniversary dinner.

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clarisleigh
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night! Service was prompt and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back again! SOCU oysters, fried chicken, and garlic mashed potatoes were my favorites.

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TONJAL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food does not fit the descriptions nor the bill. It was precooked and we waited an hour and half for our meals it was only two guest in the entire establishment. The server was wonderful.

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JohiquelleT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We had a reservation an were seated immediately. But them waited almost 30 minutes for waiter to come and take drink order and another 15 minutes for her to come back and take food order. Server was friendly and food was good but the service was super slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was very good!!

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RamonaS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about SoCu, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food, friendly service, and a fantastic atmosphere. Good job to the bartender, the drinks were on point.

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valanits
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! The food was excellent and the atmosphere amazing! I WILL BE BACK!

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ShermishaW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , great vibes , and the food was awesome! 10/10

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food and our waitress was the best omg I have never had great service like that

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Flipside1
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balcony seating food was great warm environment must go again very enjoyable

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NikkiW
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in town, best customer service!!!!!!!

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Melissa
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious. I can’t wait to go back to try more.

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vipAKA1994
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were in town from Chicago and was looking for a great southern meal. The food was really good and flavorful. The portions are good too. I would definitely return to the restaurant.

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vipMarkB
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sarina, our server

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I have been trying to get downtown to patronize the restaurant. We decided to go on a double date. It was everyone’s first visit. Everything was delicious. The appetizers, the entrees and dessert! We will be visiting again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

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KimberlyY
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for date night and celebration! Nice clean and romantic setting.

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Roadtripmom
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent

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BreR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

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.

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Addy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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albertf
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time since it reopen and it has been great food, surroundings and service

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BlakeC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Elizabeth
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was the sweetest! Came over to check on us. Our waitress was the best.

FAQs

Socu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 287-6766.

Socu is rated 4.4 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.