Socu

4.4
210 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Due to COVID regulations, we can no longer sit parties larger than 6 people.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 210 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I looked forward to visiting here since everyone said it was excellent.I chose this place to celebrate my 40th birthday. My experience was not that great. My waitress acted as if she did not want to be there. Our food was just okay. My steak arrived to my table “medium” even though I requested it to be medium-well. Food was just okay, and not the fine dining experience my husband and I are used to. The menu was limited, and not worth the price. Maybe it was different because it was the day after Christmas. Either way, I’m not interested in returning.

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DarleneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced. Friendly staff, food mediocre. Extremely long wait for food. They only had a tasting menu which was not a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I made reservations at SOCU for his birthday. It was our first time.

We started our meal with a 1/2 dozen of the “SOCU” oysters, they were phenomenal. We then selected the ox tail and crab cake spring rolls as our first small plate and the fried green tomatoes as our second small plate. They were both tasty, but my boyfriend and I preferred the spring rolls. OX TAIL WAS AMAZING.

My bf had the 12 oz ribeye for his entree. He said the flavor was excellent, but the cut wasn’t the greatest. There was some gristle throughout the ribeye.

I gave the blackened salmon with lobster and scallops a try. I am not big on fish, but the dish was great and a very hefty portion.

We both agreed that the side were excellent (potatoes, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts)

Our server, whose name started with an A (possibly Alicia) young and beautiful, had a warm and welcoming personality that ensured we had everything we needed to accompany our meal. She was very attentive. There was even another server (unsure of her name) that would check on our table every so often. The owner was present at the restaurant. She came by our table at the end of the night to ask if we enjoyed everything, we ensured that we did.

Also, the ambiance and decor of the restaurant was so tastefully done.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff and the food was un forgettable!!

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Swhite23
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I guess due to COVID they arranged their menu, but the options they chose were not very good, and we didn’t like that we had to pick 3 options for $60 per person, regardless if we wanted them or not it would’ve still been $60 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t eat fried food from restaurants because it sits on my stomach all day. I couldn’t resist the kiss my grits with fried shrimp and fried catfish. It was delicious and it didn’t upset my stomach later!

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DariusJ
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at SOCU on Saturday, Dec 12 and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. For starters, the overall ambiance was perfect! The lighting, the decor, down to the music was perfect. The food was also delicious and our wait time was very quick. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister’s birthday; this was her first time my third. We both enjoyed the ambiance, the service and the food immensely! We were there for lunch; but we will be making plans for dinner in the near future!

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EricL
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Reservation was made for Friday night. We were seated upon arrival. It took 10 minutes to get our drink order. We were not supplied with a menu nor provided the QR code to for the menu. I passed my cellphone across the table with the menu I had to look up. After ordering, the food showed up in a timely manner, but half of the order. My order was out in incorrectly. I had to wait an extra 10 minutes for my meal while my wife ate. The food was good and cooked perfectly. We both had water and never received any refills. We had empty glasses on our table and the waiter never refilled them. We have dined here on three other occasions. The last two times had sub par waiter services. The food was good on each occasion though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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EdwardC
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very upbeat! Food took a little too long for me but was great once delivered. It was not really crowded for a Tuesday night so no reason for slow food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Atmosphere amazing as well!!!

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Jalexis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend for our anniversary brunch it was amazing!

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KittyDaGoat
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we have ordered is Amazing. The staff is very nice.

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DeborahY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were excellent. Very good experience.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was decent. I had flounder and my fiancé had red snapper. The “seasonal vegetable” was just some steamed broccoli. The SOCU oysters and deviled eggs were delicious. Overall, the service was decent but our food took an hour to come out. The bathroom had paper towels sitting on top of the dispenser, still wrapped in the cardboard closure. I felt for the price, there was a lot of room for improvement.

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ShantelP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!. I will most definitely return again...

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Samm
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Doesn't look like the restaurant in the website photos displayed. Food is overpriced and the service is ok.

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JamesM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere - we'll be back soon

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Roadtripmom
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are top-notch!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Atmosphere was very nice. There were not many people in the restaurant, but it took over an hour to get my food. No one seemed to be in a rush and the cooks took plenty of time socializing instead of working.

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Naew
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic the waiter was very pleasant and nice

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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the waitress Ashanti C was so sweet and pleasant. Her smile is so beautiful. We will be back

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Jazzmon
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is wonderful food , location and the staff.

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vipBobby
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent except for the crab cakes. Very salty! No social distance dining here! The place was packed! They did take your temperature at the door...hope no one was a symptomatic!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

WE arrived at 7 pm for our reservation on my girlfriends birthday. The waitress took our order around 7:25. They lost our order and did not notice that we had not received any food until almost an hour later. After the manager came and spoke to us it still took over 20 minutes to get the food. We ended up missing the event we supposed to go to later that I had planned for her birthday. The food was good but not worth an hour and a half wait.

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed everything about SOCU.
Food was awesome. Staff was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service, & tasty, beautiful dishes! This is one of my favorite places!

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Annonymous
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The food is always good. However, the service is slow and we did not get outdoor seating as requested. It was a little disappointing.

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vipLolitaZ
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food all around and great vibe to this Mobile restaurant! Loved it. Our waitress Veronica was amazing. Will definitely be going back for the fried chicken and waffles, crab cakes or whatever else they are serving up at this gem of a eatery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The oxtail was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The wait was extremely long.

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LillianK
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch with my college friends.
It has been years since we had an opportunity to get together and chat with one another.
SOCU was a great venue to catch up with one another while sipping mimosas & coffee and enjoying a delicious fresh brunch line up.
We all enjoyed something different and no one had any complaints. Everyone was embarrassed that we all cleared our plates.
We had: chicken and waffles, seafood omlet, French toast, and delicious sides to complement each dish-
I ate 3 of the most moist and flavorful pieces of fried chicken that I have ever enjoyed. My waffles were decedent and paired with a special maple syrup- Services was great though we waiting an expected amount of time for our food. It was obvious that love and care is put into every order.
Mrs Knox

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Love the food. They have serious issues with the kitchen flow. Long waits for food to be brought out. Many of the staff not wearing masks properly.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oysters are a must get, we will be back when in mobile!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered one of the catch of the day (snapper) prepared two different ways.
Both were overcooked, very tough and dry.
If you are going to charge $34 for the catch of the day (market price) you should be able to prepare it properly!
Very disappointing experience

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Mhbh
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food took close to an hour to be served. Had to ask waiter multiple times for straw, napkins, etc. very cold.

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charvonh
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an awesome night on Saturday night. The food was awesome and service was fantastic!

FAQs

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

Socu is rated 4.4 stars by 210 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.