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South Bar & Kitchen, Pompano Beach, FL

South Bar & Kitchen

4.5
4.5
205 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of Downtown Pompano Beach, South Bar & Kitchen is a contemporary Southern American concept with a heavy Louisiana influence, infusing Cajun and Creole flavors in a tantalizing way. Bringing people together is at the heart of everything South has to offer, from the community patio with a centerpiece tree adorned with sparkling lights to the meat smoker that not only warms our food but introduces a nostalgic feeling.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 890-2000
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • SOUTHERN BRUNCH

    Multiple dates available
    We're fixin' to be the BEST BRUNCH in Pompano! Join us and enjoy Live Music, Southern Bites, Craft Cocktails, and more every Saturday and Sunday.
    SOUTHERN BRUNCH Photo

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Hot spot

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    American

205 Reviews
  1. MichaelM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive venue with good food music and service

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  2. LauraL

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved sitting outside under the gorgeous tree draped with lights. The live music was great. Our appetizers, ribs and boudin rolls, were delicious and the short ribs with grits was the best!

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  3. LisaC

    Naples

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was beautiful and so well decorated. Drinks were delicious and service was great. Food was just ok though. Ordered fried chicken- felt it was flavorless and quite greasy. Also ordered short ribs and grits. The short rib was good but looked surprisingly small compared to the amount of grits on the plate, especially for the price. Most likely won’t return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ENJOY MY FRIDAY NIGHT! THE GUMBO AND FRENCH 75 WAS TRULY SPECTACULAR. OUR WAITRESS CHRISTINA WAS WONDERFUL 10/10

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  5. SkyguyFL

    Fort Lauderdale

    70 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We thought we would try something new. Not impressed with the concept. Menu was nothing special. The place was noisy. Service was very marginal at best. Wouldn’t return.

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  6. JoeC

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a weekday dinner with 3 couples. The outside seating area was very nice and there was a very energetic bar scene. The food was not good though - extremely salty, to the point of being inedible. The ribs and grits and the gumbo were the most salty. The waitress was very pleasant, but she got 2 of the orders wrong - they replaced the dishes, but the other 4 diners had finished by the time the corrected orders came. There was also no coffee available, only expresso which was strange. Will not go back.

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  7. Chuck

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow on service. It did get a little bit better but there were a number of people around us complaining about not getting service and not getting their drinks. We probably sat 15 - 20 minutes before getting a glass a of wine delivered.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The eggs were decent , the grits were ok and everything else just taste like salt. Salt is their main ingredient in all if their dishes especially the gumbo. Don’t waste your money. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of their meals weren’t prepackaged food.

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  9. TonyC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was forgetable. Food was good in general, music way too loud, service was just ok. Seemed was under staffed, took too long for food. Considering the pricig ($29 for chicken and waffles) all should have been exceptional. Good HH though and nicely done craft cocktails.

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  10. Julio

    Miami

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Easter Sunday location. Great food and service. Beautiful patio.

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  11. CaraH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Easter brunch! This place is great all around from the food and service to the live music. Will definitely be frequenting the restauatnt!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance was outstanding! This restaurant has quickly become one of our favorites!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Massachusetts

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the family to South Bar & Kitchen for the first time while on vacation in Pompano Beach FL and we had a great experience. Drinks were delicious. We got the fresh baked biscuits, chicken little, grilled bone in pork chop and the cheesecake for dessert. Really enjoyed the open concept with live music outside. A great little spot to try if you want great food and vibes.

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  14. JeralynS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A huge tree is in the center of the outside tables which is pretty cool. Aside from the few yapping dogs, one in particular (I am a dog lover and owner of two) the musician/singer added to the pleasant ambiance, minus those dogs. The food was very tasty. Prices were a bit high and why they add “MP,” to Gumbo is beyond me. Although we had to wait a bit to order, our waitress was smiley and informative and once we ordered, and it wasn’t too long before our appetizer arrived. Inside area, with bar was also quite spacious.

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  15. TrinaC

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress, Christine, was amazing! She provided great suggestions to my friends and I!! Loved the cheesecake!!! Will definitely be back to try some more desserts!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! The servers were very attentive. We enjoyed Prickly Pear Old Fashioneds and a sampling of appetizers-fried green tomatoes, the biscuits, the Arancini, the sweet potato casserole and then split the steak for dinner-Everything was delicious! We sat outside -beautiful setting!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place. It was our first time checking this place out, party of 6. The food, drinks, service, ambiance… everything was perfect. The manager was so sweet and helpful when we asked to move our reservation from inside to outside on a Saturday night. She had our table outside ready within 20 minutes. Highly recommend the deviled eggs, boudin balls, short ribs & grits, and the PBLT. Cant wait to go back!!

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  18. PamM

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outdoor area surrounding a sprawling Banyan tree. If you want a quieter, relaxing experience , choose outdoor seating. If you want a more city vibe, choose indoor seating. Service was excellent and the food unique. Overall, a great place to enjoy with friends and family.

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  19. LindaT

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I enjoyed ourselves at South. After two days of rainy bleak weather it was a joy to sit outside and be served. Staff were great, enjoyed the music, and our meal was delicious. Congratulations on a beautiful build out and contributing to Old Pompano! May South Bar continue to prosper.

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  20. Claire

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to South Bar & Kitchen and we had a great time. Food and drinks excellent and our server Christine was super. Loved sitting on the back deck with the live music - it’s really a perfect spot for a night out.

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  21. BenLap

    Fort Lauderdale

    195 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us went with high expectations, given the wonderful restaurants that this group owns and operates such as Canyon. The ambience is excellent as this is a very beautiful restaurant. The banquets and seating are comfortable, the room is beautiful it’s large and inviting, and even the bathrooms are clean and well designed. The service was all right, and, as it turned out, the server, and the manager were very responsive. Once problems with the food arose, and I must say they handled them in a very good way. That said, about the best that can be said about the food is that was inconsistent one friend said that his gumbo and burrata were both delicious, as was the sweet potato casserole. The Caesar salad was generous enough to share, and was all right, but the dressing seemed very much on the bitter side. The shrimp and grits had creamy grits and large shrimp, but only three of them for 30 something dollars, and was served with a sauce that wasn’t bad, but seem to be tasted by the same chefs palette that dressed the Caesar, good enough to eat but not good enough to come back for. In a whole other category, where the collard greens which we sent back. They were not only in edibly bitter, but very poorly, trimmed, so very unpleasant to eat. The fried chicken came out nice enough with a very golden brown batter that was in fact, crispy and delicious. However, the chicken was inedibly raw inside. I don’t mean pink, I mean. We sent it back. and $23 for a half fried chicken when Joe Stone sells the best fried chicken in South Florida for $9.99 and theirs is cooked through and made from chickens 50-100% larger makes me question the pricing here as well. The manager did remove the two entrées from the bill which was the appropriate solution. She was very gracious about it. I don’t want to talk people out of going here and trying it because some of the food items were good and the place is really pretty, but they need some discipline in that kitchen.

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  22. WendiW

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible as expected. I've been fortunate to dine at all of Mike Linder's South Fla restaurants and they never disappoint. Had the Georgia salad with grilled shrimp. My husband had the fried chicken sandwich (spicy style). We were with a group of friends and we even got the biscuits -- highly recommend!

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  23. Lynn

    Fort Lauderdale

    88 reviews

    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful outdoor area with huge canyon tree and lights, good food and service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant has a great atmosphere and the decor is so cute! Everyone in our family loved their food and the pimento cheese was A+

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 5 min to be seated. Some things were very tasty. Sweet potato chips. 

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an excellent spot for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Definitely enjoyed the food and the decor.

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  27. frequentdiner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is beautiful, especially the garden outside with the beautiful huge lighted tree. The weather was not conducive to sitting outside but we will next time. The servers were so attentive and friendly. Lots of personality! The menu was very different and diverse. We had the friend green tomatoes appetizer and enjoyed them very much. They could have been a little more crispy. One of our guests had the pork chop and raved about it. My girlfriend and I shared the short ribs on grits. The short ribs were Very yummy but too salty for my taste. Loved the grits!!!!! The wine selection was outstanding! We will definitely go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First experiencing this spot very nice restaurant waiter was awesome. Food was great wait time was quick.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Quick service. Sat outside and there was live music. Can’t wait to go back.

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  30. paulat

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good. I recommend the fried chicken. It was amazing.

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  31. Carol

    West Palm Beach

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my 2nd time visiting this beautiful place. Love the ambiance on the outside patio. DJ was fun to listen to during dinner & not too loud. I could hear my partner speaking. My salad with blueberries, arugula & peach dressing was extra special with grilled shrimp. My partner’s shrimp & grits was tasty but needed reheating. Minor issue. We will return to this fun filled new restaurant!

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  32. Cheeks

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brooke was wonderful waitress. She did a great job and was very accommodating.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem. Loved our dinner here! The food was amazing and the service was great. The outdoor space is beautiful and loved the live music. We'll definitely be back soon!

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  34. SouthFloridaLiving

    West Palm Beach

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Unique appetizers and dinner items. Really good service. Outdoor patio area beautiful with live music.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Unfortunately it was raining so we were unable to enjoy the beautiful patio.

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  36. Mark

    Fort Lauderdale

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was attentive, the dj was perfect ! The space is very well done ! The Benedict with fried green tomatoes was fantastic ! The Cesar salad was weak ? The deviled eggs , while the presentation was nice, the stuffing seemed to be plain hummus ?

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, really nice decor and outside seating area

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  38. RandeshaD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate on the patio, which was beautiful and they had a live musician. Our server Pierre was friendly, attentive and gave us great drink recommendations. Everything we ordered was amazing. I will certainly be back

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  39. Carol

    West Palm Beach

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful new place. Great outside patio area. The service was amazing. Easy to find and park on an early Friday evening. Happy Hour Bar's menu was good. Next time, I will try the main menu for the Southern food variety! Yes, I will come back here with friends.

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  40. GretchenB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent new place helping to revitalize the Old Pompano community

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FAQs

South Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 205 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for South Bar & Kitchen

165 NE 1st Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6611

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pompano Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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