Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

4.6
549 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 - 4:00 PM

    Southern Pecan's Bar Bites menu is available all day $7 each. Bar Bites special pricing from 3pm-6:30pm is $5 each.

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 549 people are saying
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ValenciaJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personalized service. Server knowledgeable about the menu & gave great suggestions

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vipBlackeye
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the arrival of the winter storm. I had oysters which were plump, juicy and delicious. Diane had the salmon special with mixed vegetables. Salmon cooked medium and perfectly. Shared a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc which was great. Good crowd, pretty full house. Service was great and we enjoyed it all very much. We’ll return and I highly recommend Southern Pecan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I came here for the first time on a whim for a date night. We definitely love the ambiance and the vibe, low lighting but not too dark. It was comfortable and the crowd was pretty mixed! The food we both had was really tasty and we will definitely be back for more date nights in the future here might bring the family too!

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KandiceD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and cocktails. Chicken and dumplins were delicious and so was the pecan catfish. Server was excellent too. Worth the wait.

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KimL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Both of us liked our meals a lot.

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PaulB67
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I loved the menu items and chose a fried shrimp po' boy, which was excellent. Service was fine. But I felt that the restaurant wasn't as spiffy clean as one would expect; I can't point to anything specifically, yet it just left me wondering how often the tables were cleaned and floors swept.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the consistency in great service and quality food!!

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Lynn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service at The Southern Pecan was impeccable and it always is! Our server was on top of our drink order and food order, refilling water glasses repeatedly. The real problem was that the food was barely warm. We sent it back to heat it up and STILL barely warm. We decided to take it home and heat up at home and we were very very disappointed. My experiences here have always been outstanding. The flounder entree was, well, small. It was not a 'typical serving' by any means. I thought there would be some under the sauce but no, it was a tiny serving. $32.00? A few bites of flounder. I understand restaurants are hurting and have been for a while now but if the meal can't be provided as stated then the bill shouldn't be over $100.00. I cannot go back for a good while but I will return. Not a typical visit by any means.

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TeresaF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Customer Service was Excellent!! My Server was Amazing. This was my second time eating at Southern Pecan and if I can just make a suggestion the cornbread s/b hot when it come out and both times my potatoes were just room temperature.

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jbkt
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great, and service was better than most in the pandemic!

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vipVarietyIsASpice
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the Mississippi Tamales which had the right amount of spice heat. The Blackened Red Fish was delicious and prepared just right and the Red Beans & Rice flavorful. These all would be worth having again. The Chocolate Chess Pecan pie tasted very good but was served straight from the fridge. It would have been really nice if it had been heated a bit. Ricky was attentive and knowledgeable and did a great job waiting on us. There was a back up in seating, even with a reservation. I believe that was from several lingering large parties. However, the taste of the food was worth the wait. The staff was kind and appreciative of our patience. Thank you to management for the complimentary offering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food, good service, busy and lively!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High controlled energy; pleased with server who had a large area to cover by giving us as much attention as reasonably expected. Appetizers were delivered promptly and oysters were delicious, although slightly too much Parmesan. Catfish was cooked to perfection. Cocktails very well prepared. Looking forward to returning soon.

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CLT216
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality of food was good. Service was excellent. Good value in relationship to the current pricing at most mid to upper scale restaurants. Would recommend and will return.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! My waiter was top tier and was able to provide his insight to some great choices for me and my mom. We both drove 2+ hours just for this experience! Thank you !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great selection, taste and service. Will return again. Strong recommendation.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

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GenaB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Southern Pecan and we will be back! We sat outdoors on their covered patio since it was a rainy day and it was very comfortable with heaters, etc. Marlyn was our server and he was terrific - very attentive to us and refilled drinks regularly and checked on us often. I ordered the chicken and dumplings and they were a delicious twist on traditional southern dumplings. My husband ordered the stuffed salmon which was also delicious. The crème brûlée cheesecake is a must have! The manager came around to let each customer know that they appreciated our business and to ask about our experience. Very good experience - we want to plan another date night to go back.

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vipAPMorris
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and his staff provide exemplary food and service. Great bar area and make sure you try the patio options when the weather is pleasant. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the menu here and the overall experience. Felt a little rushed like they were trying to reseat our table. But overall yummy food and drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malachi is a magnificent waiter with amazing customer service. I’d request him next time.

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MaryannC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to Southern Pecan! It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the music and ambiance were great! I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a new place to dine!

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EJourney
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food! The catfish was delicious and I highly recommend the shrimp wedge.

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TerriW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our first trip to Southern Pecan. Menu is heavily seafood as to be expected from a “gulf kitchen”. A few substitutions which I’m sure are from the supply chain issues. Service is good. Will come back and try more on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Unfortunately everything I ordered and tried was a disappointment. The Southern Pecan Coffee was stale/ old (bitter tasting). The cornbread was cold and hard.
I ordered the Country Fried Steak was too salty and breading too thick, mashed potatoes were dry and cold and green beans were undercooked. I will not return to dine at this restaurant nor recommend to friends/family. You all have to do better.

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viplongtimecharlottean
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve dinner with the family. Everyone loved their meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was with my family for Xmas eve dinner. The service was terrible….the waiter was very kind but was one of the worst waiters I’ve ever had. It took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to get our entrees. He forgot drinks, food, and left us sitting without checking on us. He got the bill wrong as well. The food was fine but not amazing. The whole evening was soured by the poor service.

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vipBlackeye
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had fried Gulf oysters - nice and juicy and fried just right, just the right amount of breading and cooked perfectly. Diane had the special salmon cooked medium - delicious and cooked perfectly. We each had a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which was half priced by the glass which paired perfectly with dinner. For dessert, key lime pie which was a perfect finish to dinner.

Our server did a great job - welcomed us and made us feel right at home. It was a great dinner and I highly recommend Southern Pecan.

RM
vipRobertM
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broad menu with lots of options

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vipKimC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Holiday Celebration

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BettyLou
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed out meal so much! The food, ambiance, service all made for a wonderful visit with an old friend! What a great treat in a new restaurant from Monte!

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Judith
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere-

Bar service brought me the wrong drink as I ordered a vodka gimlet on the rocks and I got the gimlet on the bar menu which had cucumber in it and she used Abolut vodka rather than asking me what type of vodka I wanted.

JB
JamesB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was an early Christmas celebration with my daughter, SIL, my son and his girlfriend, who were in town from NY. The food was very good and everyone seemed very pleased. Portion were large and many had to go bags for the next day. Looked like the place was filled to capacity, but there was no rush to get us to leave, My wife and I will be back.

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Pescado96
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early and checked in with the hostess. She was able to get us seated a little earlier. First we stopped at the bar for a cocktail and we’re greeted promptly. I had the Muddy Waters punch, it was delicious, but very acidic so if you’re prone to heartburn you might want to pass on this one. Husband had a classic martini that was delicious. Once seated we had an excellent waiter, Ricky, took good care of us. We split a couple of items, and he had those split in the kitchen. The shrimp wedge was probably one of my favorite salads of all times. Little surprises in the salad made us keep eating!

We tried the gumbo, it was also delicious. We ordered the catfish nuggets and knew exactly how we expected them to come as we had eaten in Mississippi and wanted them to taste just like that. They did not disappoint! Soft and buttery yet crisp from the cornmeal breading. The red fish was blackened to perfection and had a delicacy that was hard to explain. The side of red beans and rice was also quite filling. We will definitely be back!

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vipRickNO
Charlotte
97 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The fish was swimming in sone tomato stuff. Everything was good but I’d never order it again - except maybe as a salad it had so much tomato.

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Ribs
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service Excellent Staff Excellent Atmosphere

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chfmom
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! A family holiday brunch with delicious food great service lovely ambience on the covered heated porch. Many thanks for a great experience!

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PamelaB
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit…and it was delicious!! Can’t wait to return to try more of the menu.

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Jamie
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Covid friendly patio. We had kids and there was a great kids menu and superb adult menu/cocktails.

Catfish was amazing. Server was top notch.

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KCS1
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, excellent food and service.
Lots of Christmas parties in full swing so noise level was much higher than expected at lunchtime.
The servers were quick to close a door so peace reigned for the remainder of our visit.
Highly recommend !
Everything is perfect!

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 549 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.