Southern Oak

3.6
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$30 and under
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Southern
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our Southern Oak restaurant offers a unique offering of Southern staple dishes from Alabama and the neighboring states. Some of the most popular items are Shrimp and Grits Fries, MGN Crab Cake and Cajun Bronzed Red Fish.
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SV
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered Cesar Salad and only found out when it was brought to the table that they we out of Romaine. So I had a Cesar with Iceberg lettuce! My husband ordered a club sandwich and had chopped up (cubes) meat. We had a third member of our party, a relentless FLY.

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

Took our reservation. We drove out 20 minutes with the whole family. Manager tells us the chef is not cooking from the dinner menu but we can order from the pool bar menu. No thank you. Happy Father’s Day. 😠 won’t return

MM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mothers Day Brunch was outstanding. Buffet with breakfast and dinner entrees, a dessert bar to die for and an individually made bouquet for Mom. Well done!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great server- however, we thought that, for the price, we’d be receiving a cooked to order meal. Instead, we arrived to find a buffet meal with a hefty price and whose selection didn’t match the cost. We were the only table in the restaurant on Auburn graduation weekend- I am guessing that many share our impression of this restaurant and went elsewhere.

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We ordered a fish and a chicken entree. The rice that came with the fish was cold. The cornbread/potato dish that came with the chicken had no flavor. Also, the white wine we ordered was almost warm. It was not a good experience.

We have enjoyed breakfast on several occasions.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The main part of the restaurant had closed early due to lack of customers at 6:30 PM and we were seated at the bar, where the bartender occasionally popped out to see us. The food was okay, but not great. The chicken tenders were basically over cooked and primarily the breaded part, little meat.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner!

MD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I will start by saying that the food was eventually great once they fixed a couple special request (ie. no dressing and a medium-well steak which came out rare). They did try to reconcile by offering another free take home steak rather than reduce the price. Prices were on-par with a high end steak house ($36 for the filet, $21 for salad with Chicken). Other things were a bit annoying, like having to ask 2-3 times for missing items or drinks. The servers were remarkably friendly however, something was just a little off here with the overall service level.

The venue is spectacular and worth a visit to walk around the property. I hope that they get it right at their restaurant.

JP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Some food was hot, some was cold. Felt more like a conference room than a restaurant

M
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was good but service was lacking. Took forever to place a drink order, then took another 10-15 minutes for it to arrive. We also placed an appetizer order - it arrived 30 minutes later - when the rest of the meal also arrived! Only 4-5 other tables were occupied in the restaurant when we arrived for a 7:30 reservation - should have been a strong clue that something wasn't right.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. We live in auburn and we’re very pleased. Stayed for the Knights concert too after our server recommended it.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don’t even know where to start, it was that bad! Should have known there was an issue when there was no one in the restaurant at 6pm on a Saturday night. This restaurant was nothing more than an extension of the pool bar.

We had evaluated the menu online before booking, it had 6 varied entrees in addition to burgers, etc.. As we are handed our flimsy paper menus, there are only 2 entrees and a ‘chicken tender basket’ that had been added from ‘something else’ section of the online menu. We decide to stay against our better judgement thinking, this is still a Marriott.

We order drinks. The beer can was given to us unopened with no offer of a glass. The appetizers come with no plates. The gumbo arrives without a spoon and have to flag waitress down to get one, much less crackers or hot sauce.

We order the Filet Mignon - medium. Our meals were served with nearly liquid ‘whipped’ potatoes, that were cold. The filets arrive WAY past well done. The entire meal was almost comical.

Have to flag waitress for a second round of drinks and finally for our check. Awful experience- don’t waste your time or money.

KS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the restaurant overall, I was a little disappointed in the food. It was not as good as I had anticipated.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved celebrating a graduation here.. it was such a beautiful setting and we had a very relaxed dinner.. The service was excellent and the manager did us such a favor sitting us outside on that gorgeous day.. we loved our experience and are talking about a family reunion there..

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went following my daughter’s college graduation with 7 people. Manager told us that my reservation had been cancelled and they were very busy but could put us at high top table in the lobby area we agreed. We had not cancelled our reservation and the restaurant remained virtually empty for our entire meal. The buffet food was terrible, cold, dry and flavorless. Very disappointed in the meal and the treatment on such a once in a lifetime special occasion. The grounds are beautiful but the beauty ends there. I would not recommend for any reason.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we got there, the restaurant looked closed. We walked over to the bar downstairs to ask when the restaurant would be open and they said it was closed that night (on a Friday) and said they serve the same menu at the bar. We decided to take a seat at a table in the bar area and order from the menu. They took our drink order relatively quickly. We sat there for almost 15 minutes and no one came to take our food order. A waitress would walk by and not even acknowledge us. For a while, we didn’t see the waitress. We decided to cut our losses and just leave. Thankfully we all ordered water because I have no idea how long it would have taken to get our check. We didn’t get to try the food, so I can’t speak to the quality. If you would like to eat at this restaurant, I would suggest calling the front desk to confirm the actual restaurant is open before going all the way out there! Lesson learned.