South of Beale

4.6
527 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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gas·tro·pub \'gastrә'pәb\ noun - environment with a strong emphasis on chef-driven food, paired with good ale & wine, in a casual setting - the anti restaurant; where the quality of food is superb without the stuffy atmosphere
- a pub serving not only food, but great food.

We reserve only half of our dining room. Walk-ins are always welcomed.
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c
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal in Memphis so far
Waiter was excellent and items he recommended awesome

F
Memphis
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding as usual!! The General Tso’s Cauliflower is one of our favs and it was delish! Also had the Burrata & Heirloom Tomato that was out of this world and we shared the always yummy Cheeseburger & Fries! I did miss the Chicken & Waffles that has been on the menu forever. If it ever comes back please let us know and we will be making a trip back to Memphis!!

LG
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner and overall great experience. Would def go there again.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

LA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent - quite fresh and prepared to order. I love the salmon with maple glazed brussels sprouts. The atmosphere is usually vibrant, but this particular Saturday at 6pm, it was dead there. Our server was attentive and friendly.

MR
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great flavors, love the small plates

BR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice, and the duck fried rice was excellent!

LL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was very nice. The service was fairly fast, so we were able to enjoy our meal and get to the Orpheum in plenty of time for our show. The food was delicious and tasted very fresh.

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I brought 2 friends who had never been. They really enjoyed it! Especially the duck fried rice! I went for something new this time!! The peach arugula salad with salad— HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The popcorn was awesome. Drinks great. The duck fried rice, out of this world.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed S.O.B. Our server was attentive and very nice. The food was yummy. We had the gouda mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and the ahi tuna. just yummy.

u
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This had great reviews, but it was a let down. Most problems were service related, wrong drinks, no refills, waitress was mostly Mia. We read Google reviews about the great homemade popcorn, but after we asked, she said they don't give it out because then they run out. She did bring us a small bowl, but it was stale and bland. Our appetizer was amazing, but we could not omit peppers from any menu items, she told us no special orders. We got a flat bread and a pasta dish. Portions were small and the pasta was cold. Waited for waitress, gave up after 5 minutes, and went to the bar to get salt and pepper. When we told waitress about the wrong drink, cold food, etc, her only answer was "my bad," Very disappointed, will not go back.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was so delicious! I chose SOB because of the duck fried rice. My daughter loves duck. Everything was perfectly spiced/flavored. Not too hot or spicy, but delicious flavors!

B
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server was attentive despite the restaurant being full and busy. Food was tasty and well priced. We will be back

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been here and was excited to try the new menu; however, much was not available tonight. For what I could get, the pork buns were good, the cauliflower was delicious, and the burrata salad was ok. I’m disappointed, but not discouraged.

AP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoying as always.liked that I could reserved at table..and had a vegan option

R
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When we got there our table was ready and waiting. Only issue was they were out of some of the things on the menu but there were still plenty of things to choose from. We will definitely return.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!! All 4 people in my party ordered something different and everything was absolutely delicious. We’ve declared South of Beale our new favorite place.

L
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are on a tour of the USA and this was our best meal so far. Cauliflower is so yummy, then the salmon with Brussels. My husband had the steak and our son the pasta it was so good they got 3 very clean plates.
Service was the superb too.

RN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was quick and friendly. Food was good.

DO
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salmon with brussel sprouts were just perfect!

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter to see Hamilton for her 21 st birthday. We had an excellent dinner at SOB and the service was awesome! Allie was our waitress and she was great! Thanks for making our night so special.

OT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! Took our mom for the first time. She got the Duck Patty Melt and loved it!!

KM
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cinnamon popcorn was a lovely treat followed by General Tso's cauliflower. Amazing! I will definitely return when again in Memphis.

PS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great meal with even better service. The cinnamon roll started is tasty af.

NJ
Atlanta
119 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived an hour early for our reservation, and we were immediately seated - no problem, no questions asked. Thanks SO much for that! Ali was our server, and she was simply excellent! It was great taking our Memphis fam to a place they've nwver been before. They've already expressed that they'll return again soon. Thanks so much, again, for your hospitality!!

L
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy dining at South of Beale, especially on Orpheum event nights as it is within walking distance. Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and the food is always great. We will definitely be back!

H
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We appreciated that our table was ready when we arrived. It was also very helpful to have clearly-specified gluten-free options. The acoustics were a bit loud, but the food was excellent. Our server did a very good job. The chocolate chip ice cream for a gluten-free dessert option was super!

I
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Overall, we had a great time. The SOB burger was very good, and the tater tots were nice. The Zaka Curry though was not what I hoped it would be. I was hoping to have a pub style curry. Instead, the rice was bland and overcooked. It was almost the consistency of a rice pudding and it was a bit on the runny side. The curry was also lacking in flavor and didn't have the rich flavorful kick I hoped it would. Finally, I was expecting peas, carrots, and onions like other pub curries and was highly disappointed to see it was cauliflower and zucchini, one vegetable I hate and the other I only enjoy when it is not overcooked. Sadly, the zucchini was overcooked and mushy. The service was very friendly and welcoming which saved our experience.

YB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation and didn't have to. Walked straight in, got a table and was served.

SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were great. Service was great. Wonderful brunch experience.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The cocktail was delicious, but the salmon was overdone by double and the Brussels sprouts were underdone, not even edible. Would have a drink or appetizer there but would not eat dinner there again.

KM
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Enjoyed coming again.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner before a show at the Orpheum. Service was excellent. Food was marvelous. They had us out in time for the show. We will definitely be back again.

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The salmon and brussel sprouts were amazing!

JL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about this place. The atmosphere is casual, but the food is amazing. We all 4 had something different and all the food was amazing. We sampled each other’s plates. I didn’t expect such phenomenal steak in this restaurant due to the diverse menu, but that is what I got! There is something for everyone here. Don’t miss the maple bacon Brussels sprouts or the shrimp and grits either!

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful- as always!

LD
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an excellent, casual date night experience. For an appetizer we shared the duck fried rice which was excellent. He had the steak and gouda mac, and I had the pan-seared salmon with brussel baised sprouts. Each was equally delicious, and the portions were perfect. Our server was very nice and attentive and gets an A+ as well. If you're in to craft cocktails, we highly recommend the Summer Solstice and King Shiv. Of note, this is a small establishment so when it fills up it can get on the noisy side. Other than that, between the two of us, 4 thumbs up, and we will definitely go back!

GA
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. Sat outside. Amy was our server. Everything came just as ordered and great server. Had a couple apps and the duck patty. Excellent. Will definitely be back

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here for our first night in Memphis and the food was great. Waiter was friendly and the drinks were awesome. The only thing that was a little gross was I saw the waiter touching the tops of the sliders as he was bringing them to us. We didn’t eat that part but the flavor of the pulled pork was amazing.

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