Southern Chop

3.5
32 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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Afternoon Coffee
Casual
Welcome to Southern Chop, a contemporary casual dining experience where steakhouse meets southern flare. Our creative menu features farm-to-table selections, fresh seafood sourced from the Gulf, hand-crafted cocktails and a rotating wine selection. Serving seasonal elevated southern cuisine and warm hospitality, we deliver the flavor and the feel here at Southern Chop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 people are saying
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DavidJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant is dated and the food was so so. The steak I ordered medium rare was burnt on one end and had way too much pepper on it. They ran out of rolls and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant.

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WalterW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Most hotel restaurants are hit or miss Southern Chop is definitely not a miss. The cheese board was excellent and the salmon with cheese risotto were top notch. Would eat here again.

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vipSheilaW
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Total gem of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was not great at all. I actually didn’t finish my meal. There were foods that were past the expiration date. We asked if they had a particular food and we’re told they would find out if they still serve it…never got a response. Actually asked three times during the meal if they had it. I will never come back again to eat.

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Zippy
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary tonight with our first visit to The Southern Chop, and it was fantastic! I had the Gulf to Table grouper over cheese grits with grilled asparagus and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Because it was our anniversary, they brought us a crème brûlée, which was another great part of a terrific evening. It was quiet and comfortable, and very modestly priced. Their charcuterie board was a superb opening number. At just $15, it stole the show!

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DanielS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what we expected. Typical hotel restaurant.

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Marlys
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was nothing wrong with this restaurant, it was nice and clean, and our waiter was good. The brussels sprouts appetizer was different, but yummy. The filet mignons were OK, but nothing exceptional. We might go back, but we weren't really impressed one way or the other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Went for Mother’s Day. The menu was limited. My steak was raw, the food was very over priced. Would not go back.

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CaptDee
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day Brunch. Took 2.5 hours from arrival to departure. Steaks were raw no matter how it was supposed to be cooked. Had to ask for steak knives, spoons, condiments. Our waiter was good, just constrained by the obvious kitchen issues. It’s too bad as the facilites have been updated. At $40 / person you would expect a lot more.

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SunshineF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The ambience was uninspired. The service was slow. The food was definitely not worth the price charged.

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SCsmith
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

My 14 oz ribeye was mostly fat and only about 3/8” thick was initially undercooked. The risotto was very good and the crab cake was acceptable. Everything was severely under seasoned and the shrimp bisque tasted like warm cream with a touch of cayenne pepper. My wife’s wedge salad included a healthy dose of Kraft blue cheese dressing. For such an expensive meal I was incredibly disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cocktails, and food. It was a great Mother's Day dinner.

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vipGregS
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The food was terrible. Our server was very nice and very pleasant but we were there for my sister‘s birthday I had marked “birthday” when I made the reservation she was opening gifts at the table and there was no mention from the server about her birthday. Four out of five of us at the table got steaks and they were all over cooked. We all just ate them anyway except my sons who ordered his ribeye medium rare and definitely got a well-done piece of meat. Very very disappointed because we had been there one time before and it was so good that’s why I made my reservation to come back and celebrate my sisters birthday. It was beyond the restaurants control but there was also a couple sitting a few tables from us that argued the whole time and then got up yelling at each other and stormed out of the restaurant. After the first time we were there we were very excited about this restaurant but I have to say we will not be back

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food & cocktails great, atmosphere was very nice with a great ambiance. Service was a bit slow though considering there were not many customers in the restaurant. Would give it another try though

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inkyd62
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Note- Many restaurants are struggling to get servers and kitchen staff so this should be factored into this review somewhat. Until government "stimulus" checks stop incentivizing people to not work, this will continue to be true. Our server was apologetic for slow service and un-bussed tables due this issue. Hostess and server were as nice as could be but the lack of staff is a killer.

Arrived on time for reservation, seated promptly. Sat 10 min before acknowledged by server (to be fair there was only 1 server we could see), after 15 mins were offered water by hostess. Table next to us was empty and unbussed for the first 50 minutes of our dinner. Two other tables were unbussed for entire 1:45 dinner. Bread basket was cold and dry - seemed day-old. Food not delivered to table for an hour. Ordered filet mignon medium and medium-rare; received medium-well and well-done. Too bad, too - the cut of beef was pretty good. At $34 a plate, that's not acceptable. Loaded baked potato seemed more like a thrice-baked (or worse) potato. Barely edible.

Had hoped the "Chop" name indicated a renovated restaurant but alas it is still a 1990's era Marriott dining room. That would be okay if the food were above par but it's not. Even the hotel isn't committed to this concept - the sign over the door is a cheap vinyl banner. If I'd paid attention to the red flags that were going off in my head while walking through the door, I'd have left and gone elsewhere and chanced it on a waiting list.

Bottom line, if you are doing a special date night or occasion, keep driving and go to The Bottle or Chop. If you're startling at the hotel and don't have transportation elsewhere, it might be okay for breakfast and lunch, but for dinner don't wait until you're hungry to go to the dining room.

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vipCindyG
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is located inside the Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. There are not a lot of options for dinner. Food was ok.

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RooseveltC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit, wasn’t disappointed. Plan to dine there again in the future.

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KaseyKoozir
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Some food items were good such as the bread pudding. Others need improvement on taste. Extremely bland and lacking that star quality. It was just ok. Service was great. Professional staff. Nice ambiance.

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KevinR
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing but was a bit pricey. Cost was like a Ruth Chris without all of the selections or ambience! Still a pleasant surprise! Recommended for sure!

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Newnan
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was super.

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JimV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the pork chop and the pimento mac and cheese, with shrimp bisque to start. The bisque was outstanding, and served hot. The pimento mac and cheese was a surprise...maybe my favorite part of the meal. The pasta used, the texture and the unique cheese flavor was a 10. The pork chop was beautifully dressed but lacking in flavor. It was topped with pineapple for that lovely sweet salty mix but both fell short. The pineapple wasn’t sweet and the meat wasn’t as salty as I expect with a chop like this. It was still delicious but that’s what kept me to 4 stars on the food. The ambience was lacking but mostly because it was early (I suspect). It was too bright and too quiet. Tables were spread out because of covid restrictions but I could still hear every word of both parties close to me. Music would have helped and maybe dim the lights a little. The server was prompt and attentive, well done sir.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server (Rodney) was great and the cocktails were amazing but the food was just ok. The grouper was not seasoned and cold. The steak had a good flavor but a little too rare for my taste. We were seated before our reservation time which was great but we ended up waiting for over an hour before we got our entrees.

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SouthernFoodie
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server was very sweet, nice and attentive. The ambience had a retro feel to it. The overhead music was too low to hear, and we felt that we had to whisper so that others wouldn’t hear our conversation. It would have made the ambiance so much better if the music was a little louder and the lights dimmed. It was just way to quiet to enjoy a conversation while dining. We had the ribeye and the tea brined brick chicken. The ribeye was ok, but had too much char on the outside. The chicken was dry and didn’t have much flavor; however, the braised and smoked Turkey greens were some of the best I have ever had. This was our first time trying this restaurant. We felt that the food is overpriced given the quality and taste of our food.

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vipDAVIDW
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long drive to Huntsville, we were rewarded with a great meal and service at Southern Chop. Thanks so much for being open and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

With only a few patrons the food shouldn't have been cold or the veggies uneditable. Staff was great

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CarolynH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and i had an excellent experience at Southern Chop! Rodney was an attentive and wonderful server. Suzanne, the bar tender was amazing and made me a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu but it was super delicious! I had the fresh catch special which was phenomenal & my hubby loved his perfectly cooked Ribeye steak. We will definitely be going back!!!!

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RosaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great dinner for the price in New year's. Will come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went New Years Eve. Did not know they had a very limited menu along with a New Years Eve menu. Locked into overpriced limited choice options, with average service and quality. Simply an average meal, not the quality I was expecting. Not my money’s worth.

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vipRLangford
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Eve Dinner. Hoping to make it a tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Christmas Eve brunch. The food was incredible. Loved the family style and menu choices. Great for adults and children. Everything made from scratch and the quality was fabulous. We loved it so much we plan to return next year.

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johna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Really excellent steak, cooked perfectly to order! Shrimp were also excellent. Overall experience was ok. Venue is renovated restaurant at Mariott Hotel.Service was good. Charcuterie advertised as locally sourced but not sure everything is local - still quite good. Desserts were very good.

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vipMelissaC
Memphis/West TN
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We decided to give this place a try! The restaurant is located inside the Marriott and it has its own entrance. The menu was small, but the food was good. On a scale of 1-10, we give it a solid 6. The place was basically empty (which is great for COVID season), but it don’t expect It to stay that way. Give it a shot!!

FAQs

Southern Chop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 376-3040.

Southern Chop is rated 3.5 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.