South of Beale

4.7
488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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Memphis
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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DW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great location for a meal, a cocktail or both. An interesting and delirious menu is complimented by an eclectic cocktail listing. Attentive staff and a great youthful atmosphere. I immensely enjoyed my time and hope to return, if back in the area.

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AF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Memphis, Mac and Cheese was amazing. All food was very tasty.

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M
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed it. The General Tso’s cauliflower was GREAT! I will return just for that.
Really good waitress. The rest of our food was good. I feel like the bill was a little high, but not terribly.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

South of Beale was listed as a nice place to dine with great reviews. Unfortunately that was all I had to go on as I made reservations before coming to town. This was planned to be a simple Mother's Day outing away from major crowds. The time it took to be served was just as bad as going to a busy place and getting placed on a waiting list. We were greeted at the door and seated very promptly. At that point we were told Alissa/Allison would be with us shortly. Shortly turned in to 15 - 20 minutes before she came to the table with water and never introducing herself. We were prepared to place our order at that time, however she didn't ask. She placed the cups on the table and went on to do other things. After watching her for a while, we got her attention to let her know we were ready to order. At this point we had been waiting 35+ minutes. I ask about the popcorn that I noticed on other tables that was never offered to us when she says "oh, I'll get you some." Needless to say, she never returned to check on us. The service was terrible and the food wasn't much better!

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RL
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The beer tasted watered down. The food is good, but the service was really slow. Like, way too slow. A party of 7- our entrees came out as 3, then 2 more a few minutes later, then one more a few minutes later, and finally the last entree. Seriously like 10 minutes between the first and last being brought to table. The first 3 had gotten cold- BRING ALL THE FOOD AT THE SAME TIME! Won’t be back.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food good beer selection

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P
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was average. The wait time between ordering and receiving the food was poor. Wait staff was excellent and the ambiance was enjoyable. If you're in the area, it's worth a try, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

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PH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Six of us were attending Beale Street Music Festival and decided to eat before the events on Saturday. We sat outside, even though it was raining. Lauren was a wonderful server!!

The brussel sprouts were a great app. My sister had the shrimp grits, and they were awesome. Three of us had the chicken and waffles. Some great and less great parts about this dish... great; chicken well brined and cooked. Corn waffles were great. Less great; the plate was awash in so much syrup that it disintegrated the waffles into goo, and covered every bite, whether you wanted it or not.

I'd go back, next time in Memphis!

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

It was a beautiful day and we sat outside and had the quinoa dish which we both enjoyed. It’s a unique and fun place to eat.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday and we had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and everyone was so courteous. Food couldn’t be better.

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ST
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent All Around Dining Experience!! Will visit again on my next visit to Memphis.

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MV
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Convenient location. Chicken and waffles delicious. Great service b

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, the coffee stout was so good I had two, and the wait staff was so friendly and helpful even letting me charge my phone at the bar - definitely recommend this place!

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal for a night out! Loved the duck patty melt and the salmon! Jefferson was a great and attentive server!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to SOB for my dad’s birthday! We really enjoyed it!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was comfortable for either dressing up or dressing down. Small but cozy. The drinks were pricy but typical for that scene. My boyfriend and I were not dissapointed overall.

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JC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Wife had shrimp and grits. Good flavor but lumpy grits. I had the duck burger and had to send it back, over cooked. Not as good of sn experience as 6-8 months ago.

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Q
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little slow in service but accommodating. The fried pork chop was outstanding

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

Excellent service, great food, had a fantastic King Shiv cocktail and a lovely salad.

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KB
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service we love going to SOB and especially love the outside eating area

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w
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, consistently good food and service.

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OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal before the Orpheum

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LP
Memphis
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

cauliflower and eggplant appetizers outstanding. loved the duck fried rice...as per usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique selection. Our waiter was great at walking us through different options. Fun atmosphere. Bringing friends back soon

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly chef, super friendly wait staff, excellent food, 10 out of 10 would recommend!!

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OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food very diverse menu excellent service

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration!

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OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the mushroom pasta and it was so yummy! Our table all ordered a round of the Lucid Dreams cocktail. It was a sweet, interesting drink. I liked it, but my friend & I both decided to order a margarita for our next drink but I’m not entirely convinced there was even tequila in it.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Excellent service.

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BG
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food. Not your typical "bar food" menu. The burger is awesome, as is the duck patty melt.

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DP
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good spot PRE Orpheum. Try the duck fried rice and General Tso cauliflower. Wash it down with with the help of ghost river brewing!

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CR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. The cauliflower was out of this world. Yes, I know, it’s cauliflower but it tastes more like a spicy meat dish than a vegetable. It’s fantastic. The rest of menu also very good.

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was a little slow. I think they only had a 2 waiters

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MJ
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time experience! Popcorn was “extremely” stale! Very disappointing; especially since this restaurant was feature on Diners Drive-In for their popcorn! Entrees were good! Great service! They were able to accommodate the extra people in our party!

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AW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment!

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TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorites in Memphis. Upscale food in a casual environment

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

The nachos are to die for! Brussels sprouts were awesome too!

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GA
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was going to Grizzlies game, so searched for a new local place to try for dinner. This place did not disappoint. It was not busy on the wednesday night. Service was very good. Had the duck patty melt with mac-n-cheese side and the Shrimp & grits. Both dishes were fantastic. Anxious to go again and try a different dish. See you soon.

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