South Kitchen + Spirits

4.3
212 reviews
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South Kitchen & Spirits features a diverse menu of Southern classics and American standards - Crispy fried catfish with grits & collard greens, chicken pot pie, and freshly baked biscuits. Burgers & sandwiches, interesting salads, and fun appetizers. Dietary requirements are no problem, options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are indicated right on the menu.

We offer reservations for seating in our main dining room, the Avondale Room for large parties and private events, on our covered patio (with ceiling fans for warm weather and infrared heaters for cold), and at high top tables in the bar-adjacent Skylight Room.
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WH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was one of the best experience I've had. The food, the drinks, and service was great.

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J
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with party of 9 at the last minute on a Friday night. Food was extremely fresh!! Everyone left full and merry.

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PR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were awesome. The round table near the front of the restaurant at sunset needs to be moved, not used until after sunset or get some type of shade. We had to hold up our menu in front of our faces until it set. We were told there was no where else to put us but the tables behind sat empty the entire time we were in the restaurant. We will come back because of the excellent food but will be selective in where we sit.

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F
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and beverage were excellent, as usual. This is the first time I was disappointed with service. Given we've never had that happen before, we'll still be back.

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S
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the new menu items. The service was excellent and they have the best happy hour in town.

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PH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Catfish Dinner with gouda grits and collard greens is a winner. The $20 price is steep however for this meal. Also a glass of house Chardonnay was $9.50. Yikes!

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was 7 of us for a bday dinner during brunch. I have no complaints, it was great. Our server was nice, everyone was satisfied with their meal. This was my second time coming and I’ll be back

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I almost hate to write a awesome review so we have this nice place to go and not so packed! But the food is wonderfully put together and the drinks were perfect. We love bourbon so we tried them all! Sitting outside was just beautiful, looking forward to many more evenings like this. Next, we are going to do Brunch there.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We sat outside. It was beautiful. The place was clean. Ate here for a birthday dinner in the past and really enjoyed it. Ordered the pickled shrimp lettuce wraps. It tasted horrible. Barely came with any shrimp and then some lettuce for 13.00. Was suppose to come with cracklings according to menu but wasn’t given any.

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R
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Most reviews looked good but we were very disappointed in the food. Two of us had burgers which were $13 and the beef didn’t even fill the bun. Ordered medium and came out well done with a sour taste to the burger. One person had a pot pie which was very disappointing. It was a bit of sauce and veggies in a small skillet with a few extra dry biscuits on top.. onion rings were pretty good but that was it. Disappointing would be an understatement :(

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, and even better food!

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DK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very easy people to work with. Selections of food had good variety and service very timely.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were so great for brunch we made dinner reservations for same day.

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RS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, excellent service from the staff and the manager,

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was so so!

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S
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great cocktails. Happy Hour is fantastic.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the food, the waiter and the ambience. It was our husbands first time there and they was upset we never bought them there before

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OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bristol, our server, was amazing! The duck was fabulous with the corn succotash along with the oyster appetizer and the fish and grits. The kids’ meals were disappointing hence the 4 stars. Would definitely return

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NB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arriving we asked to be seated outside and were surprised how wonderful it was with the bamboo. Our server knew everything about every dish and was more than happy to recommend what he enjoyed best. The food was so delicious. Couldn’t say enough wonderful things about this place, don’t hesitate to go!!!

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WG
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I brought people there that had never been and they loved the drinks and the food. Also, we had 3 children that loved the food also. My son actually ate everything on his plate which is very rare!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my aunts birthday 🎂. She LOVED the food and drinks!!!! Everything was Perfect!!! Will continue to come!!!

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TJ
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I brought our 20 month old son and two dear friends. We'd been here before, first time for for the friends. The brunch items we tried were delicious.

Me: The classic brunch. Simple yet delicious Southern goodness.

Wife: Pot (pork) belly bowl. Heavy, creamy, and scrumptious.

Friends: Buffalo chicken salad & Cuban sandwich. They really liked their food.

Highly recommend this place, especially for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is lively, loud. The energy is palpable.

Be sure to get the sugar biscuits and pimento cheese fries!

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PM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time ,and we enjoyed the food, atmosphere and waitress service . But, the food has a little too much seasoning to us. We will be coming back.

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time at this restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable of all of the items on the menu. The food was delicious so was the cocktails that we ordered. The only thing I didn't care for was to add 3 scallops it was an additionaly 10 dollars. We each added them to our entrees and it was 10 dollars for each person. The menu said 6 but I didn't notice the price difference until after we had left! I would recommend the restaurant tho it was a lovely place!

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Disclaimer! ( it was Valentine’s Day)
Had a 8:30 reservation and arrived and 8:15 we didn’t get seated til 8:47 (Another couple was wonder how long we had been sitting also) . Okay whatever we thought. Reserve a standard table or booth instead we got an high top no booth or table was available. Okay cool we thought!

Ordered a appetizer around 9:05 Ish 10 min later we place our order . I wanted the 16oc ribeye which they were out of . So I had to settle for something different. The server gave me more time to look over the menu which was a little bit long. We order our food at about 9:20 which about 3 min after that our appetizer came and they were COLD (biscuits) .

We receiver our food @ 9:47 I had Ordered the chicken and waffles! My waffles were burnt on 1 side that they flipped over like I would notice lol. My greens were cold and they close @ 10 on V-day.

I said my complaints and my options were take it home in a box first or do I want them to remake it . Lol after almost being there 2 hours I was more aggravated than hungry at this point.

Then The manger decided to take off my food and my 1 drink from the bar I had . And the sever barely said anything to us the whole time we waited .

The menus good it’s a nice place but I would AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE on holidays essentially if you have a late reservation.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I ever had. The service was grate and the wait time was not long

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MN
Jacksonville
107 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Tried this restaurant for a Valentine’s Day Dinner. The food was mediocre which was sad. The place is cool looking and has potential. My ribeye steak was not cooked to temperature properly and had really hard fat that could barely be cut off it surrounding it. My wife’s lobster was tough and almost impossible to eat. I believe the only way to truly enjoy the food is if you drink heavily and give the place a pass on many of their shortcomings.

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SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food, Southern menu with a modern twist

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M
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day Dinner

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love my experience every time, the food is always amazing and the service is also wonderful. I’d recommend South Kitchen for any occasion.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Food was great and reasonably priced! I’ll be back!!

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TY
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and our server Justin was awesome!

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yesss for sure it has great food and great servers and very nice surroundings.

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R
Jacksonville
87 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant needs to have a lunch priced menu. My chicken and waffles, which was very good, was $18.95 (no lunch price. I do think the restaurant has a lot going for it but needs to address this lunch/dinner menu situation.

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CT
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Friendly, capable staff. South Kitchen has really come into its own with its new management!

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VN
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

South Kitchen is the place to go if you’re craving southern food perfection. Weekend brunch is amazing!!

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MO
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food, my waitress was great and I would definitely go back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening!

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a bachelorette dinner with friends and our waitress Brianna was amazing. Love the environment and food. Great HH choices for drinks and apps. Def one of my favs.

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JA
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Maple biscuits are overrated. Fries were hard and cold. The slaw is good and beef stroganoff was great

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