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South Bar & Kitchen, Pompano Beach, FL

South Bar & Kitchen

4.5
4.5
163 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 13 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 163 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Lively

163 Reviews
  1. JerryjJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great ambience!! Christine O was super nice!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful patio, fantastic service

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  3. ClaraM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! We had a fantastic experience at South Bar & Kitchen

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was amazing, and service was terrific! such a cute restaurant with a really nice patio with a ton of seating.

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  5. ela68

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice casual place. Staff friendly. Food good. Will return.

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  6. dondim

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Over all they get 5 stars the Salman was a bit over cooked .. that's an easy fix we will go back and take more people so we can try more food... Go see for yourself

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  7. MichaelK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are local here in pompano Beach this is our go-to

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  8. SlaterK

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Decided to try. Went for Sunday Brunch. Service was great. Team was very attentive and nice. They had some great music playing that created a nice atmosphere. The food was average at best. Food flavor was bland. The chicken sausage has a weird taste. I think heavy fennel. I expected more from the biscuits. They were average. My wife had the fried chicken sandwich. She stated it didn't really have flavor. I would maybe go back for happy hour drinks but not for food. Especially for the price. You expect more flavor and taste.

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  9. SantaClaus

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I tried South Bar and Kitchen for dinner on the Saturday before Saint Valentine’s Day, this was also the Saturday prior to Mardi Gras, so the restaurant was having a special event. It was wonderful, especially as I went to college at Tulane and have always loved New Orleans food and culture. There was some very good Jazz being performed, games for children, a stilt walker, and much more. But for me the attraction is always the food. I asked to try the Gumbo and was given a small taste, it was excellent, very rich, well-seasoned and not too spicy. (Unfortunately, the sausage they used was too spicy for me, so I had to pass on having a full serving.) But I did try many other things. The smoked fish dip was very good. I also enjoyed the biscuit I ordered. (In the deep South we tend to judge a place by their biscuit, this one did very well. The red bean and rice was good, but I must admit not quite as traditional as I remember it from my time in New Orleans, still very nice. My wife spoke well of the Collard Greens which were not only not over-seasoned but also not overcooked. (Too many people overcook greens, I have no idea why.) Looking forward to returning soon as well as bringing friends and family who visit. (even those who visit from New Orleans.) I saw a gentleman with a burger at the next table so I am going to have to add that to my next time list. I also want to try a dish they named, Craw Daddy, a Cajun crawfish pasta dish with a cream sauce, and smoked gouda. Do your taste buds a favor and take your mouth South, you will not regret it.

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  10. SusanB

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go there for date night and it always delivers-good food, coctails and excellant service. We're always made to feel special when there.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, great service, great ambiance, an overall outstanding evening

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Our server was new and she was awesome. The food is always pretty baller, and the drinks tasty and strong! It was a little loud but it was Mardi Gras so it makes sense! Love it

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  13. MichelleL

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed brunch, the server was still in training, but very nice. Food was good, but not great…feeling that it’s just growing pains.

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  14. Maya

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit and I was not disappointed. Already planning my next visit.

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  15. IsabellaT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This spot is a hidden gem for sure. Don’t be wary of the areas it’s run down for sure and doesn’t have the best reputation but the city is putting money and encouraging businesses to open. Definitely changing for the better and it’s a beautiful restaurant, great staff, and happy to see it being supported.

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  16. gkp33

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We all ordered burgers and they were good. I had the short ribs and grits last time and they were good as well. The entertainment last night was great! I think his name was Michael DeMartino. Hopefully he will be there again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner with our children and our grandchildren out on the patio, listening to the talented musician.

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  18. Stuann

    Fort Lauderdale

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent find in Pompano Beach with a beautiful outdoor terrace The service was awesome, and our food delicious I highly recommend it

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently, amazing food and service from South bar time after time I’ve been. Management and staff do a great job at running the place especially on a busy night.

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  20. ADN1

    Fort Lauderdale

    421 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    421 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was on point, they had a couple of glitches BUT they overcame them and it was very nice. The Staff was very friendly and attentive

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  21. PamelaW

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A unique menu selection. Great service and the outdoor patio is a treat on a nice evening.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining there. Food was amazing the Cajun crab cake Benedict. Lots of flavor in every bite. Staff was nice . My only suggestion is that the waiter shouldn’t stay away from the table for long periods of time . Overall I’ll be coming back.

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  23. StephanieH

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ya gotta go. Great menu, atmosphere, and service.

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  24. Lucy

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and good service. The live music outside was great, the only thing is that it was too loud, and we had to yell to be able to hear each other.

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  25. tenaciousspirit

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside with awesome decor. A huge beautiful tree lighted up nicely with perfect weather. Great ambience! Our server was awesome and it was happy hour with special drink pricing which is always a plus. The food was good and served fairly quickly. One complaint was they were having trouble with one of the kegs and then finally told us we would have to choose another beer. Not the worst thing that could happen, and things do happen, but our bigger issue was the music was too loud. They had someone playing guitar and singing and he was great, but it was supposed to be background music and the speakers were so loud it was. Hard to talk over..

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  26. Jess

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced and no brunch specials. Food tasted good but nothing special.

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  27. JamesD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great food and beautiful restaurant. My only complaint is that we had to ask for our deviled eggs 3 times. They came out after our salad course.

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  28. Sharon

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short ribs and grits are delicious! I love this place!

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  29. Maryb

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner with friends and we all enjoyed our meals. My husband said the fried chicken and biscuit was outstanding. I had short ribs and grits which was very good and not greasy at all which can happen to short ribs if not cooked properly. We brought cheesecake home with us and wow, that was the best cheesecake I've had in a long time. We will defiantly be back.

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  30. AnimalCrackers

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful find. Old Pompano Beach still retains it casual beach vibe and this restaurant brings forward some delicious modern Southern dishes with a twist. From classics like fired green tomatoes to short ribs and grits to fun cocktails and a big beer list our party of 6 loved it.

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  31. Jdruck

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, glassware, plates & overall vibe is TOP NOTCH! However the food is just ok, I’ve been there a couple of times & have had the same experience. I would go back for happy hour for the ambiance, and the biscuits as those are incredible!

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  32. Rob32

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Burger awesome Ribs great Short rib grits. Too fatty

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  33. JeffS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. The ambiance was wonderful.

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  34. Cory

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service both great. New spot in Pompano well worth a visit. Great cocktails and delicious southern food. Will return soon.

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  35. JodiF

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a fun night out! Open air with wonderful music. Southern cuisine is delightful. The catfish sandwich was sublime.

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  36. BUSTER

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff went out of their way to make sure the Christmas spirit was covered. Dan was great and the table next to us was tremendous( Dawn and her brother’s family). We had such a great time with great food. Have already recommended!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cool outdoor area with beautiful tree in the middle. Great Happy Hour w music

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  38. Radcliffe

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    would go back not what i expected free parking safe area outdoor seating fun

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t have asked for a better spot! Great service, food, atmosphere, and value! Will be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Location is a little weird off Atlantic and Dixie, but the food and cocktails were amazing. We did the salmon and a burger with the fried green tomatoes and everything was excellent. They have a beautiful outdoor area. Looks like it would be a cool brunch spot as well since the had corn hole and other games set up.

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FAQs

South Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 163 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 13 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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