Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar

4.3
63 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 warm 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 63 people are saying
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vipjmcjay
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Johnny
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipChuck
Pittsburgh
42 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
9 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
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and great service from Austin

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vipChuck
Pittsburgh
43 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.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Service was extremely poor. Took over 1 hour to get over cooked steak.

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Jennifer
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Very friendly and accommodating staff.

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vipChuck
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Southern Culture in a number of years; very, very pleased that it has retained its high quality of food and service. Hannah was a delightful server. We will not wait so long for our next visit!

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Bettyboop
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I ordered their Voodoo pasta with blackened chicken to go. When I got ready to eat it there was shrimp. I am allergic to seafood so I could not eat it. This was very disappointing and I paid $28 dollars for food I had to throw away.

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing music even better will definitely be back

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vipGRAYM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Strip mall. Knew we should not have gone in. Never again.

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foodiex2
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The flatbread was so creative, but overcharred. The steak was perfect, anda good portion. The shrimp and grits was entirely too spicy (although the grits without sauce were delicious!!) Dessert was primo. Wait staff were all excellent.

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unique take on upscale southern comfort food. Come out and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our service was awful. We will not be back. Our desert sat for 15 minutes in the window waiting on our waiter to pick it up. We sat so we could see the food when it was ready. Our server couldn’t remember drinks. Our order was wrong starting with drinks and continued through our whole meal.

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Rudy
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

My family and I were celebrating my retirement. I ordered the"Grilled Eggplant Steak".
It was like chewing on leather. I couldn't eat it. So I proceeded to order the "Crispy Brussels". Well, they were prepared in such a rush that they were very tough and completely burned. I couldn't eat it either. My son ordered the "Baby Back Ribs". He said they were tasteless and way too full of fat. More fat than meat. He only ate half of the serving. My wife ordered the "Shrimp and Grits". She liked it. So we proceeded to pay the bill and left the waitress a good tip since we figured it was not her fault for our bad food experience.

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RandyD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great look, but food was just okay. We got the trout, meatloaf and chicken Savannah. It wasn’t bad but not good enough for a return visit. Expecting much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Really enjoyed the Crabby fries!!!

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vipluvmywine
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not only was the food and service great, we loved enjoining the live music while we dined!

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Bostonian
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the place. Food was great - one of the best shrimps and grits I have tried, the selection of whisky is outstanding, Brussel sprouts were very tasty, atmosphere and live music were nice. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Southern Culture. We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Food, service, ambiance and value are all worth a trip.

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Quinshanac
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was very poor.
The steak was good but the potatoes and asparagus that came with it had no flavor. The banana pudding was just okay. The whipped cream on top had zero flavor and it was too much and it muted the banana pudding flavor. I wouldn’t go back.

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Tonydanger
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food!! Great friendly service. Had the shrimp and grits

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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 63 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.