Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Mobile
  4. Mobile
  5. Mobile
SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar- Mobile, Mobile, AL

SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar- Mobile

4.2
4.2
492 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.

We allow a maximum of (3) credit cards to split bills at SOCU.

Parties 6+ we will automatically add an 18% gratuity to your bill.
For parties larger than 7+ , catering and a chefs table experience , please give us a call at : 251-287-6766
A non-refundable deposit will be required for large parties to secure your reservation.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (251) 385-4005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Erica Barrett

  • Neighborhood

    Mobile

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

What 492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Fit for Foodies

  • Mobile

    Hot Spot

  • Mobile

    Great for Lunch

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Mobile

    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Mobile

    Fit for Foodies

  • Mobile

    Great for Lunch

  • Mobile

    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Special Occasion

  • Mobile

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Mobile

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. C

    Chep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a good time, the food was good and big portions too.
  2. TD

    TonyaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding and nightly recommend. We had the brunch buffet and it was everything you could imagine.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations for 7:00 on a Monday for a birthday dinner using open table and when we got there the restaurant was closed. Update your hours of operation on all your platforms so you don’t waste peoples time.
  4. D

    Disappointed

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    We ate dinner here months ago and it was creative and amazing. We enjoyed the meal so much, we decided to make a reservation for Fathers Day. Today we went to celebrate Father’s Day. Things went sideways when they sat us upstairs, it was so hot and it felt like there was no ventilation. The waitress didn’t offer us any menu items and said there was a buffet today. The food was substandard and not what was expected. We will not be going back d as by time soon.
  5. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was great but I was not aware that Sunday was a buffet. We were looking forward to ordering from the menu. We went for Father’s Day and was disappointed that it was a buffet only.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was 10/10! The tables are kinda close so you can easily here the tables next to you conversation. I also couldn’t pull the menu up and they didn’t have any paper menus, so I did have to go outside. ( The waiter did offer her phone.)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Customer Service
  8. H

    Hana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and Food was just as awesome! We are definitely going back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Had seafood platter all three items tasted the same. Shrimp over cooked
  10. A

    Addy

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the servings were plentiful. The waitress was charming and helpful. So was the hostess. Will definitely return and highly recommend SOCU to others.
  11. RC

    RoveneC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Very expensive for the food. Great service but $38 for fried chicken? Pork chops and catfish were just as overpriced. Too bad. Makes me wonder about the other reviews being legitimate.
  12. LI

    LindaI

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All components of fine dining came into play with very appealing and unique menu of gourmet Southern soul. Appetizer of SoCu Oysters, sides of seafood dressing and corn were favorites. Sabrina best server in Mobile and “ THE Mama” charmed us table hopping to make sure all perfection.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Oysters were over cooked and dried out not worth $40 noticed they sat in the window for 10-15 minutes bf they were served as we were sitting at the bar I had to ask why they were taking so long , salmon was also over cooked a dry scallops were very small and over cooked as well , although the Ox tails were amazing
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!
  15. DS

    DruS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    1st visit really enjoyed the experience. The was very good and so was the service. Will definitely plan to go back.
  16. TH

    TaronH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but GREAT things to say! The staff made us feel like family. Our reservation was at 2:30 and we did not know that the brunch buffet ended at 3. The staff made sure we had FRESH fried chicken and catfish hot out of the fryer even though it was close to "closing time" for them. We can't wait to go back for dinner!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sunday brunch is AYCE buffet. Good variety, fried chicken, fried fish, hamburger steak, breakfast items, fruits & more. Most of the food was great. Monica was awesome. We’ll definitely come back again for brunch & to check out their dinner menu.
  18. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My SOCU experience was simply AWESOME! Great food, Great service, and Great Company! My mother truly enjoyed her birthday dinner! We will be back!
  19. W

    Willman

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Terrific service. Fun ambiance. Music at a perfect level. Delicious well presented food
  20. M

    Michael

    Mobile

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Our service was tremendous. We went early on a Monday night when it wasn't crowded which allowed us to enjoy the meal, chat with the staff and have an amazing experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    It was busy since it was Mother’s Day. Great drinks, and music. Appetizers came out at a reasonable time. The entrees came out over 1.5 hrs after ordering them. Everything went downhill once my sister had to wait another 20+ mins to receive her food and we were a party of 5. This was extremely disappointing, especially when the manager was rude and did not show any empathy towards the situation. She made excuses that it was a holiday and showed no accountability on how to rectify the situation. The server was great and and she tried her best. However it seemed like she was under pressure after I asked to speak with a manager.
  22. OP

    OmekaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an awesome place to go to for brunch as well as dinner. I would recommend it to any and everyone!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and portions were great. I’ll be going back soon.
  24. CW

    ChrisW

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite possibly the best fried chicken I’ve ever had
  25. c

    crankin

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, angel was our server and she’s the best!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  27. WS

    WendyS

    Mobile

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is our second time eating here, however, the food was not "fantastic" like our first experience but only "good". I don't know if there was a different chef but it we could tell a difference. The crawfish gravy needed more seasoning and was more of an orange color than the brownish "gravy" look like last time. I was craving the jalapeno creamed corn and was disappointed. Seemed like there was not enough gouda cheese in it. The music was very loud this time. I do not like yelling to talk. Even though our experience was different, we will go again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and drinks
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  30. NK

    NicKcM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We’ll be back soon for sure!
  31. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great find for us. We are on a road trip from Miami to Washington State. We wanted to be sure and eat local food made by local people and SOCU nailed it. Such a cool restaurant and the food was 5 star all the way. Our service was fantastic and very attentive. Can not wait to go again when we are back in the area
  32. LS

    LucretiaS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were met with excellent from the time that we were greeted until we finished our meal. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes being served and also provided suggestions for us as we were first time visitors. The food looked very appealing and tasted even better than it looked. I thought that serving the sides in a miniature cast iron skillet was a nice touch. We will definitely be back.
  33. NF

    NatalieF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance was top notch!
  34. C

    Chris

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A little bit too pricey
  35. E

    Engaged

    Raleigh

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A fun place that was open on Easter Sunday for dinner (not many places were). We were unsure what to expect but were very happy we were there. The food was good, the service (Monica) was terrific, and it was fun. Even the martini was excellent. Monica also suggested we visit Dauphin Island which we did the next day -- she was correct.
  36. L

    Lisa

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We did not know that brunch would be a buffet. It was $35 a person and the quality of food was comparable to a Shoney's buffet. We were very disappointed. This was our first time at the restaurant and we are not certain we will return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch…. I’ve had my fair share of brunch offerings between Mobile and New Orleans and this is one of the BEST. Fried Chicken was awesome by itself, even more so with the waffle and syrup pairing! And the Mac and Cheese… sweet Jesus! They would NOT tell me what they use to make it addictive. Well worth the price point. Make this reservation today!
  38. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food portions was nice and big. The drinks were delicious. We only had appetizers because we wanted them all. We will come back and try entrees later. But the tables that had entrees were pleased at the amount of food and the taste.
  39. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Amazing service and atmosphere!
  40. JD

    JeffreyD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe our waitress's name was Lauren. She was very kind and knowledgeable. The food was great, and the atmosphere as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar- Mobile offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 385-4005.

SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar- Mobile is rated 4.2 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for SOCU Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar- Mobile

455 Dauphin St Mobile, AL 36602-2403

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mobile

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Erica Barrett

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo