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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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an EXCELLENT lunch. The waiter was amazing from the minute he greeted us. I will definitely be revisiting this location.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing about your positive experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Usually the food is well prepared and delicious, but for some reason today our she-crab soup was barely warm and thick tasting. My salmon was good, but all I got was broccoli with it and that was not hot...ugh... for the price a small bit of potato/corn something with starch to go with it.
Service was great...wonderful waiter.

L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

All five of us all did not enjoy the food all for different reasons. I would say who ever is running the kitchen is not doing a good job. Most of us had our food over cooked. My son had french fries with his grilled chicken and even those were mixed between uncooked and cooked fries. Everyone was friendly but the food is not great.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for writing to let us know about your recent experience at our location, Lance. We're grateful to have been made aware of our opportunity to elevate our service standards of excellence and will send you a follow-up direct message to continue our conversation.

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YB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South City Kitchen is located in The Avalon Autograph Marriott Hotel. Lively atmosphere. Good Southern Style Food.

TH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion at South City Kitchen Avalon, TimH! We're deeply grateful to hear you enjoyed a 5-star dining experience on your anniversary and hope to welcome you back for many more date nights to come.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach is outstanding and did a great job serving us.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing about your 5-star experience! Zach says "Thank you" for your kind compliments and hopes to welcome you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentine's 2020 it was fantastic!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love this locations ambiance ,food and great customer service .I live in Snellville and anytime I can get op to Alpharetta I make sure I I stop my South City Kitchen.To too off my B day Celebration I was assisted by Steven.He was very polite,attentive and gracious with our experience today. I appreciated his attention detail in keeping and eye on us and keeping the table clear through appetizer and dinner. We never had to look for him or call for him.He was completely on point which in the end was a Perfect night ..

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing your happiest memories during your most recent visit to our location! Steven thanks you for your kind compliments and is so happy to hear you enjoyed efficient and attentive service during your meal. We hope to welcome you back often!

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RM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal. Service was the best. Ask for Kam.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing about your 5-star dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon, Richard M! Kam is so happy to hear you enjoyed such a great time.

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AZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. This is my favorite location of SCK!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind recommendation of South City Kitchen Avalon! We're honored to receive your kindest compliments and can't wait to serve you again soon!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food, service and drinks were great!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks for choosing South City Kitchen Avalon! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed a 5-star dining experience and hope to welcome you back soon.

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KF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

16th Anniversary

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at South City Kitchen Avalon, KimF! We're happy to hear you enjoyed a positive experience and hope to learn of our opportunities to provide a 5-star meal for your future return.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome porkchop!!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thanks so much for identifying your favorite entree item at South City Kitchen Avalon! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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AC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in Avalon. Prices are good without being crazy. Valet parking was nice too.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you sincerely for sharing about your 5-star dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful for your kind recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon.

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F
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience at SCK Avalon. The food was great, and the service as well. We'll be back again!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for recommending South City Kitchen Avalon! We're so happy to hear that both facets, food quality and service, of our iconic Southern experience were delivered during your meal.

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CM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and ate dinner
Drinks and food and service were great

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing about 5-star experience at South City Kitchen Avalon, CathyM! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was ok , at that price point I would expect quantity and quality to be better. The ambiance was great and a really nice place to bring your date or wife . Service was superb but would probably not return to dine Hope you can improve and someone gives a better review to change my mind.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your most recent dining experience at our location. We'd love to chat with you regarding specific suggestions or recommendations you might have to help us elevate our service standards of excellence.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felipe was an exemplary server, and the food was delicious.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing about your 5-star dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and Felipe says he hopes to welcome you back soon!

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BG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I selected South City Kitchen for dinner with a business associate based on how well I liked the mid-town South City kitchen. The Avalon restaurant has a much newer feel than the midtown location, but just as good menu. Convenient location that is local to office, I'll be back.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your kind recommendation, BenG! We're grateful to hear your business luncheon was so successful! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our middle son (24) and ALL SUPERB as always! You can’t go wrong with South City Kitchen. Make it a go-to for any occasion or just a great meal for no special occasion!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you, KennethK, for sharing about your 5-star experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're so happy to hear your entire family enjoyed such happy birthday memories. Hope to welcome you back soon!

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday dinner, the service, food and ambiance were all outstanding!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for spending such a memorable occasion at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're honored to have served as the host for your important day and hope to welcome you back soon, Daniel.

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GS
Cincinnati
99 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connie was an informed and attentive server. Food was its usual excellence in taste, proportion and choice. Great restaurant and location. Thank you!!!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your continued loyalty to South City Kitchen Avalon! Connie says she's so grateful to receive your kindest compliments and hopes to welcome you back soon.

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and our server did an excellent job keep track with us during the meal. Wonderful atmosphere and location!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for sharing your highest recommendation of South City Kitchen Avalon! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed a pleasant time with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The resturant was very nice. The waitress was outstanding. The value, not so much. Close to $100 for two, one of whom only had 3 veggie sides. Oh yeah, the biscuits are to die for.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for sharing feedback about our opportunity to elevate your experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're grateful to receive your highest compliments and look forward to making adjustments so that you experience a 5-star meal during your next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything on the menu looked yummy. The butternut squash dumplings were very tasty. Host and wait staff were very professional and accommodating.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing about the details of your meal! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed Chef Frederic's newest creative masterpiece along with genuine Southern hospitality. Hoping to welcome you back in soon!

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and dinner! Love that chicken!!!!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind compliments of our signature dish! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a good ol' taste of the South and hope to welcome you back soon.

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a
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service from time entering the restaurant with the hostess to dinner with our server, however a little disappointed in the food this time. Tried something new, maybe should have stuck with the fried chicken. Was as pretty cold in the restaurant, perhaps because it wasn’t very full.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for writing to let us know about your most recent meal at our location. We'd love to learn more about the specific entree item you tried, and to hear your detailed feedback about our opportunities for improvement.

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CM
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with an excellent server!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing about your 5-star dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon, CMMM! We're happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful time with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

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SD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant was dark and the ambiance quite noisy. In addition, the food was average at best. Both my business associates were not happy with their meal and my salmon was very overcooked.

I doubt I will bring guests to South City Kitchen any time soon!!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for writing to let us know about your most recent dining experience, Mr. StephenD. We'd be grateful to hear more about the entree selections chosen by your guests, to better understand and learn of our opportunities to elevate the dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon.

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DD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time celebrating my daughters birthday. We had the fried green tomatoes which were delicious! We had the fried chicken, shrimp and grits, trout, skirt steak and pork chop. All were very good. The pork chop was wonderful, seasoned perfectly and very tender. The fried grits croutons on the Caesar salad were a big hit. Our server, Amy was great!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for sharing your recommendation and happiest memories from your 5-star experience at South City Kitchen Avalon. We're so happy to hear that everything was prepared to perfection, and Amy says she can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any is amazing ! Best service ever !!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at South City Kitchen Avalon! Amy is so happy to hear you enjoyed such a memorable time, and hopes to serve you again soon!

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JS
Tampa
241 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wednesday night gathering with some local friends.
They both enjoyed their fried chicken entrees.
My mountain trout dish was very good.
My wife’s steak entree was much less than the requested medium.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you for writing to share about your positive dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon! We're happy to hear that most everything was prepared to your prefernences, and certainly appreciate being made aware of our opportunity to deliver a 5-star experience with the steak entree. We look forward to making adjustments, and hope for another opportunity to serve you again soon.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place, can be good for a date or business dinner or friends dinner
Pricy. But food is good, I wish there were more vegetarian options! Corn bread is to die for, crab cake was yummy as advised by the server.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you sincerely for writing to share about your positive dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon and to simultaneously let us know about our opportunity to cater to more vegetarian options! We're grateful to hear you enjoyed our classic offerings, and hope to provide you with a 5-star experience during your future return visit!

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f
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD! EXCELLENT SERVICE! SOUTH CITY KITCHEN IS A MUST!!!!!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind words of affirmation and steadfast recommendation of South City Kitchen Avalon! We're deeply grateful for your support and praise, and hope to welcome you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Asked for a nice table on the reservation notes and they gave us the opposite of a nice table. It wasn’t a table consistent with having a reservation. It was a table that you get when walk in on a busy night. It was in center by the kitchen when there was a whole room in the back of much nicer tables. The lighting was so harsh we could barely read the menu. Overall very disappointed that I specifically asked for a nice table when I made the reservation, they selected such a poor location to seat us

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for writing to let us know about your most recent dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon. We appreciate your honest and detailed feedback, as you've helped us to identify our opportunity to focus on creating special memories by paying closer attention to special requests. We hope to make this right for your future experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Many nice restaurants choices in Avalon but this is not one of them.

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for writing to let us know about your most recent dining experience at South City Kitchen Avalon. We'd be grateful for an opportunity to learn more about the situation that occurred, so we can learn how to make this right for the future.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel compelled to leave a review when a restaurant hits my personal trifecta of ambience, great food and outstanding service. South City Kitchen hit all 3 last Friday night. From the moment we walked in the door, I knew this was to become a favorite. The entrance blends into the lobby of Hotel Avalon to the left. The bar was packed, but off to the side so the noise was contained. We were seated at a table by a window and not in one of the larger rooms. Ambience – check. Our waitress, Chi Chi, introduced herself and immediately wished us a Happy Anniversary. What do you know – the wait staff actually reads the boxes we check when making a reservation with OpenTable! Chi Chi was the best. I have a somewhat sarcastic and dry sense of humor, but Chi Chi picked right up on it and soon we were like old friends. Service – check. Now, I was afraid. I was thinking of all the times excellent service took the place of great food. Not here! We both had the she crab soup; it rivaled anything I have ever had in Charleston. My wife had the deliciously huge portion of shrimp and grits, while I went with Chi Chi’s recommendation of the fried chicken. I was not disappointed as it was fantastic! That is saying something considering how much fried chicken this Atlanta native has eaten in his lifetime. Food – check. Trifecta met, review forthcoming. Shortly after dinner, the manager, Ryan, stopped by to also wish us a Happy Anniversary. We started talking and found out that not only is he a Sommelier, but I went to school with his aunt (don’t do the math - it is not pretty).

When we go out to dinner, we usually stick to our favorites. We decided to try something new, and we wound up with another favorite. They will be seeing a lot more of us!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you for sharing your happiest memories experienced during your most recent meal at South City Kitchen Avalon, AC S! On behalf of our entire team, we're sincerely grateful to hear that your anniversary celebration was treated with such importance and genuine hospitality from our server associates to manager on duty. We eagerly look forward to your promise to return soon!

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CH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always..... exceptional food and service!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you sincerely for your continued loyalty to South City Kitchen Avalon! We're deeply humbled and grateful for your kind compliments and hope to welcome you back soon, CherieH!

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G
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I went to South City Kitchen in Vinnings with some friends for Thanksgiving! The meal was delicious and the ambience great. One of my friends had the Springer Farms Fried Chicken that day and I tried some. It was the best fried chicken I had ever eaten. The food just melted in my mouth.
Unfortunately Avalon South City Kitchen has the ambience of a hotel lobby. Thats fine. Ambience is nto something I care about much if the food is great. I immediately decided to eat Springer Farms Fried Chicken. Unfortunately Avalon's Springer Farms Fried Chicken was not that good at all. The breading tasted sour and the meat was a bit dry. This branch is dragging the good name of South City Kitchen down!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for writing to let us know about your most recent experience at South City Kitchen Avalon. We're grateful for the detailed feedback you've provided regarding food quality and would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to connect to learn additional feedback to elevate ambiance. We look forward to making adjustments to better serve you.

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DA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent! Food, Service and Ambiance are spot on! Love the valet option!

South City Kitchen Avalon
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing about your positive overall experience at South City Kitchen Avalon, Miss DonnaA! We're sincerely grateful to hear you enjoyed such happy memories with us and hope to welcome you back soon.

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