Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar

4.3
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in Greenville, SC near Traveler's Rest, Southern Culture opened in 2012 and prides itself in its made-from-scratch, upscale Southern-style cuisine at down home prices. Try an old comforting classic or something brand new, from our mouth-watering Pulled Pork Nachos, and our toothsome Big Mama’s Meatloaf or our signature Fried Chicken. Remember to save room for our fresh Banana Puddin', served up in a mason jar. Our brunch features breakfast classics and bottomless mimosas.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 80 people are saying
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vipS325
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious! Highly recommend the French Toast

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JoshV
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was great as always, however our waitress was HORRIBLE. Had reservation at 6:30, it took an hour for her to even take our order. Then another hour to get our food. Turned into a 3 hour dinner. Food was great when we eventually got it but the service was horrible.

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ErinC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Southern Culture. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL and so cozy, and the food was fantastic. I will definitely be back, especially in the warmer months when their patio opens up!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite places. The atmosphere is super and the food is unique and delicious without being weird.

Service was good considering Covid effects on all restaurants, but still slightly below what this quality of restaurant should have.

Overall we had a great time and a great meal with pleasant service.

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vipBrionS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cool place with okay food for a bar

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puajl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pandemic issues probably behind very very average food. Not restaurant’s fault but loud obnoxious group next to us set a bad tone to evening. Waitress excellent. Fireplace areas cool. Would go again for drinks & appetizers but not dinner…ribs dry, trout bland…all mediocre.

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vipJASON
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good prompt service. The battered chicken, biscuits & gravy was so good.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We have been several times but the waitress we had was not pleasant at all but she was nice to the people next to us but rude to us

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

it was good expect our waitress wasnt good at all!

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Friends4life
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas Eve dinner with music by T.J.Jeter. Great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Amazing food but service was mediocre. Took us over an hour and a half for dinner.

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SusannM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party appreciated the attentive server. We were happy with the accommodations but the noise level was loud to be able to conversate with the whole table hearing. We will definitely make another trip.

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LC1005
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brunch reservation and when the hostess noticed we had presents to exchange, she redirected our table to be in front of the fireplace. It was so cozy and comfortable! We had a great time celebrating at Southern Culture Kitchen!

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MBWillo
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent but server seemed stretched thin and kitchen was slow to get food out. Our starter was lost and finally arrived with entrees after we inquired. Live music was a pleasant surprise but made conversation difficult. We’ll likely return on a less busy night without live music because the shrimp and grits were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was not good but the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beverage choices! Food was delicious!

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vipFoodie3583
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Had the trout with vegetables. Husband had the ribs which fell off the bone tender and Mac and cheese was very good. Coleslaw was just ok. Tater tot appetizer was yummy. Music was nice during dinner. The only complaint would be that the server didn’t know what was on draft and it took forever to get drinks.

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vipjmcjay
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Server needs to relax and not rush dinners. Other than that everything was fine.

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Johnny
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was good service sucked had to wait on refill and only got one. Waited 20 mins on our check so we could pay and was not busy at all. Our guy enjoyed standing around talking to other employees more than he enjoyed waiting on customers I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It’s was a great first experience with some nice southern style food.

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MadelaineY
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I don’t know why this place is so popular. It’s noisy, the live music is overly loud, and the food is mediocre at best. This is the second time I’ve been there. Both times the food was forgettable.

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MarvelA
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the live music and ambiance. Make a reservation. Large portions and everything was good except the pork tenderloin. Not tender and no flavor. Definitely will go back 👍

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vipTater
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad food in any way; just not anything exceptional.

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vipChuck
Pittsburgh
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed 'rediscovering' Southern Culture these past few months. Hannah was our server again, and again she did an excellent job.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was ok. The presentation was better than the food. Cocktails were the best thing. Service was ok. However, my waitress brought apparent dirty plates to our table. It definitely made me lose my appetite a bit. I wonder why clean plates and dirty plates were even in close proximity for that to even happen. Also, it made me wonder if the waitress washed her hands before giving us new plates and bringing us our food. Ambience was nice. Overall, I don't think I would return to this restaurant.

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DawnL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was poor but food was great. A little more options would be nice

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hellomynameiscustomerfor
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the third time i’ve been here and it’s been a different atmosphere each time! I love the food & drinks!

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Emjay
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another amazing experience at Southern Culture. Our server Nate was extremely personable, friendly and helpful! Our food was amazing, might be the best burger I’ve ever had and portions were huge! The fried Brussel sprout appetizer is one of the best Brussel sprout dishes around! We will be back!

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BrendaC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, great food. We requested a table in an area with nice and cozy ambience and it was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. It had been about a year since we had been. We brought friends with us and what an embarrassment. Poor wait staff and then the kitchen “looses the ticket” and so we continue to wait. Finally get food and what a disappointment. Will definitely not be back and will NOT recommend to anyone.

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GailK
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The food was very bland. The service was very slow. Very slow. The waiter was also the bartender, so I understand why he was busy. But the kitchen was also very, very slow.

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vipUptowngirl
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I am plant based so I ordered the egg plant steak . I make a version of this at home that has much more flavor . Vegetables need to be marinated to add flavor prior to cooking . My husband had the veggie pasta and enjoyed it . We will be back to enjoy the patio again

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DEBORAH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh excellent service by knowledgeable and pleasant servers; easily accessible location.

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TanashaA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

HIGHLY RECOMMEND A RESERVATION: We had a reservation for 6:30 for 8 people. Our table was given to another group. Waited 25 minutes for our new table to be cleared/set up. Several people with reservations were stunned to wait also. Bryan, our server AND bartender was friendly and accommodating. Our table ordered steak/potato, shrimp & grits, ribs (none BBQ style sauces looked like GRAVY), and chicken. All were good. Drinks were fine. Saturday night WILL have a performer. Ours sung Thriller very very very SLOWLY - it was barely recognizable and when it was, well it was HILARIOUS. Food is not cheap. I would definitely come back. Chicken & waffles, btw, is only on the brunch menu now, but I can't wait to do enjoy it also.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was very good but the service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve only been for Sunday brunch but the food is amazing!! Also, the waitstaff is super friendly and the restaurant has a really nice ambience.

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PamelaEverest
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Culture was the perfect place for a pre-Furman symphony dinner. My guests and I enjoyed our dinner, the atmosphere and service.

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vipS325
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great service from Austin

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vipChuck
Pittsburgh
46 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service - the wait staff is so friendly at Southern Culture; highly recommend to all

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Darnel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We dined as a party of 8 with 4 children. One with a peanut allergy. Many foods were unavailable to him because they blend their oil with sunflower oil for all their fried foods. To compensate they offered mac n cheese as a side without an upcharge.

The Flatbread, Brussels sprouts, fried chicken dinner and drinks were all delicious but the mac cheese, burgers, steak, shrimp and grits, and voodoo pasta were all bad. The mac lacked flavor as did the pasta, the steak portion was small, overcooked, and flavorless, and the shrimp and grits was so spicy it was inedible. It tasted like nothing but cream and peppers. It was a real disappointment. We will not return.
Service and live performer was fine.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar using the Order Online button. Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 552-1998.

Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 80 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.