South City Kitchen Avalon

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South City Kitchen Avalon continues the beloved tradition of elevated Southern cuisine and genuine hospitality with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner and weekend brunch in Alpharetta’s premier dining and retail destination.

Enjoy our sophisticated Southern food: South City Kitchen signatures are offered in addition to seasonal, chef-driven southern creations exclusive to the Avalon location.

Whether you’re staying at the Hotel at Avalon for business or enjoying Avalon’ s awesome shopping and entertainment, we look forward to introducing our iconic cuisine to a new neighborhood.
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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A Friday night. This is the restaurant in the Avalon Marriott hotel in Alpharetta. It has two dining sections. One is next to the bar with a wooden floor and no table cloths. Consequently the area is quite loud. The other area is adjacent and is carpeted. It is larger and quieter. The service is very slow and the area is untended often. Biscuits arrived after 1 hour. The appetizers are pretty good, she crab soup, endive salad and pimento cheese but the main courses are very bland and not very good. The fried chicken was ordered and arrived not as Southern fried but rather as a breast cutlet with a thin piece of skin. It was thick and rather soggy. The trout was dry and just thrown on the plate with no attempt at presentation. The food arrived after 1 hour and 10 minutes. The sides were passable, collard greens and mashed red potatoes, but cold. This is a typical hotel restaurant, one you go to only if you are not looking to leave the hotel. I would suspect that it is desperate for help like most restaurants that are north of the city.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - great food and. Place to chat

m
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was an outstanding server, great food and great experience.

ST
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service exceptional!

m
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful; I was delighted that she knew my name. The ambiance and the food were amazing as well!

TQ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have eaten at this location a number of times and other locations countless times. My wife's meal, the signature fried chicken dish, came and was charred. I don't know who looked at it in the kitchen and deemed it something to serve to a paying customer. We immediately asked our waiter to replace it and he did so, but it took quite awhile and my wife got to watch me eat my meal. I finished my meal before hers came out and I got to watch her eat her meal. Not exactly a meal together. A manager came out and asked us about the problem and we told him it had been taken care of. My wife ordered a dessert afterward. The bill came and no adjustment of any kind was made for our experience. As we understand it, this is a Marriott owned franchise of sorts and maybe that explains things, but we have had only positive experiences over the years at the Vinings location.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you sincerely for writing to let us know about your most recent meal at our location, TerrenceQ. First and foremost, we sincerely apologize about the food quality we presented and furthermore, for the way this situation was handled. We'd be forever grateful for an opportunity to chat with you to make this right.

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HB
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 2 couples partaking of SCK’s Saturday Brunch. We had been to their Buckhead location about 2 years ago and enjoyed that experience. This was even better. We liked the restaurant’s layout a little better and the food was great. We’re planning to go back for a dinner meal soon.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your kindest compliments of your most recent brunch experience at our location, HarryB! We're humbled to hear you were as pleased with our location at Avalon as the location in Buckhead and sincerely grateful to receive your promise to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Business client

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing South City Kitchen Avalon as your host venue for your important business luncheon. We appreciate your 5-star feedback and hope to welcome you back soon!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for a MNO and spent 4 hours there! Food was great, service was good too!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your most recent dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a positively memorable time with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

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S
Atlanta
139 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was our 2nd time here. The first time everything was so good I decided to bring my sister who is a wonderful cook and was visiting. It was an embarrassment for me. The service was lackadaisical, the she crab soup had so much pepper in it I could not taste the crab or the sherry, and the shrimp and grits was heavy and so spicy I had to send it back. What the heck happened!!! Will not return

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on November 6, 2019

Dear Snowy, first and foremost - we're grateful for the trust you placed in our team to provide the positive dining experience you were most looking forward to after your initial dining experience at our location. We sincerely apologize for the inconsistency you experienced during your return visit and would be wholeheartedly appreciative to be given an opportunity to make this right.

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OT
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing experience- the food and atmosphere and staff were fabulous as always! We’ll be back for Thanksgiving:-)!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your loyalty to South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful to repeatedly serve as your host for happy memories and look forward to welcoming you in for Thanksgiving supper as well.

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HF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was very good.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a joyous occasion at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful and honored to have been your host for such happy memories and hope to serve you for many more date nights and special occasions to come.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready when we arrived. There was no delay in serving us. The portion size was great for me; too much for my companion, but great for a snack later.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed great service and plentiful portions. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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WE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to this restaurant. Really enjoy the atmosphere and energy. Our server was new, being mentored by a trainer. Both did a great job taking our order, and watching over us during our visit. Food here seems to be consistantly well prepared and really tastes good! We will make this a destination the next time we are in the area.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you for sharing your happiest memories with us as a repeat guest at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful for your continued loyalty and are excited to welcome you back soon, WilliamE!

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m
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The perfect place for friends to enjoy a Sunday brunch with an amazing meal, fantastic mimosas and the chance to laugh a lot. I wish I could experience SCK Avalon every weekend.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you immensely for your kindest compliments, meaning recommendation, and for sharing such happy memories about your most recent Sunday brunch dining experience! We're grateful and honored to have hosted you and hope to welcome you back soon, marianned.

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AF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We went after 1:00 PM, but we were served from the brunch menu. They were out of two dishes that were on the menu, so we had to order other items. The service was at the level of a fast casual dining chain - not what I expect from South City Kitchen. Finally, the food was not good enough to make me want to go back.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for writing to share about your most recent dining experience with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding entree availability and would like an opportunity to speak with you directly about the service you received. We look forward to receiving your contact information for a follow-up call!

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RC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait person very attentive yet let us progress at a leisurely pace. Hot basket of muffins to start with and of course, that fried chicken! Couldn't have had a better meal and visit with out of town friends.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing your kind recommendation of our location and these happy memories with us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed a relaxing meal with great friends.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you for choosing South City Kitchen Avalon! We're sincerely grateful for your kindest compliments of your overall experience and eagerly hope to welcome you back soon.

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CR
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress & fried green tomatoes/shrimp and grits were amazing!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your most recent dining experience, CindyR! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed such a wonderful meal with genuine Southern hospitality. Hope to serve you again soon!

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MT
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of four for a business dinner. The waitress was outstanding, the food was impeccable and the ambiance was not overbearing. I very much enjoyed the restaurant and highly recommend it

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing your highest compliments of your most recent dining experience, MikeT! We're so happy to hear the business meal went so smoothly and hope to serve you again soon.

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I
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nothing worth coming back here for. Can’t even bother wasting my time with all that was wrong

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you sincerely for taking valuable time out of your busy day to write and let us know about your most recent dining experience at our location. We'd be honored to receive your contact information so we can find out more about what happened, to learn how we can make this right.

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V
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot when we visit ATL

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thanks so much for loyalty to our location, Vacplanner! We're so grateful for your support for South City Kitchen Avalon. Are you a member of our Fifth Group Rewards program?

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FA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Amazing food as always with fantastic customer service. One my friends informed our waiter that her food was cold. Someone brought out another plate in 5 minutes with sincerest apologies. I will be back.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your most recent dining experience, FoodAddict! We're grateful to hear about the prompt service you received when sharing your concerns about food temperature and would be honored to welcome you back soon.

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MR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for a fun night out. Our server was excellent.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing about the wonderful time you enjoyed at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're overjoyed to you were able to indulge in a much-needed night out, Momof3Roswell. We hope to serve you again soon.

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CP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, and our server, Felipe, was awesome.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive experience at our location, CaroP! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed such a wonderful time with us. Felipe says he hopes to welcome you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great server, great food. Great atmosphere

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive dining experience! We hope to serve you again soon.

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LE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious! Waitress was fabulous! Definitely recommend.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 14, 2019

Dear LindaE, thank you sincerely for sharing about your most recent dining experience with us! We're grateful to receive your highest recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more anniversaries, birthdays, and special occasions to come.

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A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience from the Hostess to Waiter

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're honored to hear you enjoyed such a wonderful time with us and hope to welcome you back for more happy memories soon.

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DL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our sever was awesome so friendly and had a great personality.

My collard greens were a little cold and the price of all the food was a little high given the portions.

The atmosphere was great and the lighting was stellar !

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 9, 2019

Dear Miss DionneL, thank you for sharing about your positive dining experience at our location! We're grateful to receive your highest compliments and hope to welcome you back soon.

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TD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining at South City Kitchen and glad we chose this restaurant. We'll be back again. Service and food were great.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting us at South City Kitchen Avalon, TravellingDad! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed such a great dining experience with us and look forward to your promise to return. See you soon!

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B
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! Our waiter was excellent!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're honored to hear you enjoyed such a great time served with genuine hospitality and hope to welcome you back soon.

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AH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch places. The staff is always friendly and attentive, the food amazing and the atmosphere is relaxed.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing about your positive brunch experience at South City Kitchen Avalon, Miss AmyH! We're sincerely grateful for your highest recommendations and your kindest compliments - we hope to welcome you back soon.

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SD
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Very lively atmosphere.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thanks for sharing about your positive dining experience with us, ScottD! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed such a great time overall and hope to welcome you back soon.

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As other reviewers have already written, the service staff is incredible. Makes all the difference! Food wa great too, and the Old Fashioned was truly one of Atlanta’s best!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 2, 2019

Dear ToodH, we are sincerely honored and highly pleased to receive your kindest compliments and recommendation of our location! We hope to welcome you back for dinner and drinks soon.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Will definitely be back!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you immensely for sharing about your positive dining experience with us at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful to receive your kindest compliments and look forward to your promise to return soon.

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PM
Springfield
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meal! Great environment for businey

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at South City Kitchen Avalon for such an important meeting, PatienceM! We're sincerely grateful to hear everything went successfully and hope to welcome you back in soon.

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VF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on a quieter night, a Sunday evening. Convenient location. Great wine selection. Delicious food. Will return!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for visiting South City Kitchen Avalon, VictorF! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful Sunday supper with us and look forward to your promise to return soon.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My husband and I used to regularly go to South City Kitchen in Midtown and loved it! Since moving to the suburbs, we were ecstatic that one of our favorite restaurants was now OTP. However, our brunch did not have the same South City Kitchen feel we're used to. Although my chicken and waffles were delicious, my husband's pulled pork sandwich was bland and dry, with a small helping of fries as the side - certainly not enough to justify the price. It honestly just felt like overpriced hotel food. So disappointed.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 25, 2019

Dear Jewahi86, thank you sincerely for writing to let us know about your most recent dining experience at our location. First and foremost, we deeply apologize for the first impression we've left and would be grateful for an opportunity to chat with you in making this right. Would you kindly be able to share your contact information with us for a quick phone call?

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy was our waitress and she was fantastic. The food was lovely and I can’t wait to go again!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you sincerely for sharing about your positive dining experience with Miss Amy! We're grateful to hear you enjoyed a great meal with genuine hospitality. We hope to serve you again soon.

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BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent meal!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, Miss BarbaraC! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a great experience all-around and hope to serve you again soon.

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