Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

4.6
336 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Southern Pecan is a casual restaurant celebrating the Gulf Coast cuisine that the owner, Monte Smith, grew up with. Our relaxed ambiance is created by artwork and music that pours blues and jazz into your visit. We have soul food that we can all relate to such as chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, poboys, and tasty fried shrimp, oysters, and catfish. Opening on October 5th, we're ready to give you high level service, and dishes that are too good to be true. Make a reservation with us to have your first unique lunch or dinner at the Southern Pecan.

Offers

  • Bar Bites at Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    Southern Pecan's Bar Bites menu is available all day $7 each. Bar Bites special pricing from 3pm-6:30pm is $5 each.
  • Sunday Funday Bloody Mary & Mimosa Feature

    Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2021

    Enjoy Bloody Mary & Mimosas for $6 each all day on Sunday at Southern Pecan

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 336 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and atmosphere. We ate there two nights in a row.

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chfmom
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch. The terrace kept us cool, Our waiter super personable, and service was exceptional. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious. Loved the menu options. We will be back. Often. Many thanks!

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SteveP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The catfish was wonderful! Also the scallops. And the Louisiana oysters were huge and tasty.

The menu has so many great sounding selections, it was difficult to choose just one.

We'll definitely be returning!

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ThomasG
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous and the service just right. Great glass sketches of famous musicians!

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patricep
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Chicken pasta dish was not good and we would not order it again. Blackened Redfish was not good. I will not be going back to this restaurant.

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MoniqueM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Our server Anthony was lively and very attentive. I had the chicken pasta(fantastic), bbq shrimp(fantastic) and the corn bread...PERFECT.
I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! One of our dishes wasn’t what was ordered and the general manager came out and corrected it immediately and comped us! Will definitely be back for more great good and service!!! ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my brothers birthday. Anthony, our server, was great. He was si welcoming and fun, it was a great first experience. Definitely will come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, very creative main courses. Service was super. Ate at a bar table, it was loud in the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Extremely noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. Also it was birthday and the waitstaff never even brought out a piece of cake and candle. A little disappointed.

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Cmatt
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. Terribly overpriced for the quality. An heirloom tomato salad was nothing but cherry tomatoes, priced at around $13.
The waitress was pleasant and attentive, maybe the only positive thing I can say. Doesn’t look like they spent much $$ refitting the place. Probably a good thing because too many better choices to spend your money.

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vipvillefoodie
Tampa
116 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very good the first time we went, not very good last evening.

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PhilA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love it, but some fried seafood is over breaded. Server Avery was great.

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lisafam4
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well! We are pleased with the service and the experience they provided!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience and thought it was low key. The food, drinks and service was great!

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LauraB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was great! I would recommend to anyone.

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vipYummy
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!’

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vipBethandBob
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us met for dinner on a Thursday evening. We loved EVErything! The catfish one of us had was so amazing she made us all taste it. We agreed that we had never had such a tasty bite—it’s hard to describe! The drinks, the service and the dessert were all awesome—we tried the tres leche cake. I could just go on and on!

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Sunny17
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent waiter! great service, great food. Only thing is the music got loud in bar area near out table which was a little stressful.

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PamelaA
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good but we were seated next to the kitchen door in the back of the restaurant which was noisy and busy for no reason. There were plenty of other tables available, we will go again but I will insist on better seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly exceptional dining

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RamonaS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the Southern Pecan Gulf Coast and it reminded us of Edisto so much!! Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, price point for food is perfect ans did I mention delicious!

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Glenn
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional! Great atmosphere - Art, music and seating. The food was great and the servers were knowledgeable and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal and excellent service! Highly recommend oysters, bbq shrimp jus, Mac n cheese & southern catfish.

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DanaC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the shrimp and grits. Great bloody Mary and terrific service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were greeted immediately and sat at our table. Our server was very attentive and friendly. He accurately described the food and went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience. Service was 5 star food was delicious I was super skeptical having Cajun cuisine outside of New Orleans but they nailed it. The red fish was so tasty, warm pimento cheese dip is a great shareable app we decided to go out on a limb and have the pecan pie (pro tip ask for it a’la mode). And the cocktails won’t disappoint. We can’t wait to return. Another bonus is free convenient parking.

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goodfriends
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food.

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Kim51
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and piped-in music. Would recommend live bluegrass and blues music during the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been 3 times in a month and can’t wait to go back again! The chicken pasta is my favorite, the chicken fried steak and burger are my boyfriend’s favorites and other friends loved the jambalaya too! The pimento cheese and shrimp appetizers are must haves! The staff is amazing as long as it’s not too busy. Love this place!

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Hungry
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the evening and will be back. Great atmosphere.

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vipdelighteddiner
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have definitely improved their service in the ;asa few months. The food was delicious and was large portions for the money. Will be returning soon.

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lisafam4
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Won’t go back

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went out for our anniversary dinner, never having been here before. our waiter was friendly, informative and efficient. we LOVED the food, and realized we shouldn't have ordered two apps before our meals because we got full quickly, they were delicious!
best beet salad i've ever had, and my husband loves specials and the soft shell crab he said was outstanding! great menu with variety of items, and a bit of southern gulf coast vibe.
we will definitely go back with friends!

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vipGeorgetteC
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time and the food was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. drinks were fabulous
looking to relax with drinks and appetizers with out of town guests before having entrees so explained this to the server she pushed to place our order but explained she would hold off so we could enjoy our appetizers. a few minutes later while we were clearly still having our appetizers they served our entrees!?! Server blew it off ...that would not stop us from going back though just will wait next time before giving our order :)
Really would recommend we all enjoyed all the food and drink thoroughly ...thank you Southern Pecan for standing strong during this pandemic

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vipCharlotteFoodie
Charlotte
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Having eaten in the restaurant formerly in that location (WP) many times, I was eager to try this new restaurant. The sever was very friendly and helpful, though our water did reach empty a few times because of slow refills. We ordered a variety of plates to try a bit of everything. The food was ok, certainly different from anything else in Charlotte, but did not "wow" me. It was somewhat bland, portions were somewhat small, and underdelivered on the goods. Take, for example, the gumbo. The gumbo was 50% okra with only the slightest sign of any seafood. The menu's description of the gumbo is "shrimp, fish, crawfish, and andouille," so you would expect a large portion of seafood along with some sausage. What it actually contained was about 25-25 pieces of okra (not even mentioned among the top ingredients on the menu), maybe 1 half of a shrimp, a few very small pieces of what I assume was fish, only 1 piece of crawfish detectable, and a few pieces of andouille. This was definitely a case of over-promise, under-deliver based on the menu's description. This was reflective of most of the food items: all a bit less in flavor and quantity than I would have expected. It was all ok, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with my husband and son. Greeted by friendly host, had nice conversation with bartender Sal. He offered nice suggestions We had a very nice server who did a great job. Food was nice portions and tasted great. Nice presentation. Will definitely return and recommend.

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Mrboy
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter Mervin was exceptional. This was our first time at Southern Pecan. I think the concept is good, I just wasn’t crazy about the “southern” food. The gravy was just too heavy. The beet salad was wonderful.. the drinks were superb .

FAQs

Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 749-2949.

Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 336 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.