Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

4.7
264 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.

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 264 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DennisG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent !

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service. They were not busy maybe 5 tables between two servers, but our server was at our table maybe once or twice. The busboy was the main person coming to our table. Asked for cocktail sauce and the brought remoulade sauce. No worries, asked for cocktail sauce and a napkin. Brought cocktail sauce, no napkin. Asked for napkin, they brought cocktail napkins. Very SLOW service and very expensive for the food. We were looking for something near our hotel. Should have gone to Palm’s restaurant, but didn’t feel we were dressed appropriately. We were in casual attire, dress shorts and polo shirts.

This is a Creole/ Cajun restaurant, shrimp PO Boys, fried catfish “nuggets” and Fried shrimp. Not worth your time or money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It went way past our expectations !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The staff was friendly and efficient throughout the evening. Our food was served in a timely way and was piping hot. It was getting rather loud toward the end of our meal, but otherwise we had a good experience.

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vipFriendlyKat
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service from several staff members. Portions were large and tasty. Two members of our group expected more southern-style veggies (i.e. overcooked, swimming in butter). However, my husband I were pleased with the crisp tender vegetables and properly prepared seafood. The chicken and steamed dumplings were served in a dill cream/gravy that was yummy. I would say there were dishes pointed out that were gluten sensitive, but not celiac friendly. The decor provides a fresh take on rock artists with etched glass dividers, but the music was a bit loud for us older folks who struggled to hear the conversation at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I had an awesome time here as we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary! The customer service was great and the food was superb. The ambiance was nice as well. Definitely a must visit if you are in Charlotte area!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 for a graduation dinner. The waiter was able to move around the table and make everyone feel welcome and heard. The food was delicious! We had several different menu items and every dish was beautifully made.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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kristib
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Servers were excellent and offered great suggestions. Table was small for four and the noise level in the restaurant made it difficult to continue our conversations. Food was good but just good

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MMtampa
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual the food was spot on. Our server was just okay this particular visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! The food and customer service was excellent and great music

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vipAlice
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining with Southern Pecan and it was delightful and delicious. Of 4 of us, 3 are true native southerners and enjoy tasting a spin on southern favorites. Our appetizers were the Oysters, which were huge and perfect with fresh squeezed lemon and the Pimento Cheese, heated, was delicious on bread. The sweet cornbread was good even though we are more accustomed to the traditional cornbread that is not sweet, but a good treat to start things off. Three of us had the Catfish (we had fished for catfish with our fishing poles and earthworms growing up). Delicious and the pecan crust was wonderful, along with the green beans and mashed potatoes. One had Chicken and Dumplings. We all tasted and they were very good with the dill flavors! Quite different from traditional but oh so good! Service was excellent and management made sure all was satisfactory from beginning to end. We are looking forward to returning for another great meal in the near future.

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Girlsnite
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany was a wonderful server and gave us great recommendations. Eric is very personable and kind manager. We enjoyed our meal very much and definitely will return

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SNLL
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

3 couples for dinner on weekend. Service was good - food out of kitchen at same time and was hot. Everyone liked their varied dishes. Nice menu options. Noise level high.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was pleasant but not efficient. Someone else's app delivered to our table (we started eating it thinking is was ours), never received a knife (2 asks), no refill on club soda (2 asks), final bill was not split correctly. Old food under table (patio) should have been swept. However, the soft shell crabs were great, as was chicken and dumplings and pecan crusted catfish. We will return and hope that server problems get worked out.

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vipSaraP
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was exceptional - we sat at the bar and service was good but not over the top. Will definitely be back!

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roberta
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was tasty. This was my second visit and I ordered the same again--Pecan crusted catfish. The fish was crisp and very flavorful.

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HillS
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Second time dining at Southern Pecan. Great both times. Our server, Anthony, was excellent!

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TimA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time visit and a good addition to the food scene. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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vipmona
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great Saturday night dinner!

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ScottM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous! We sat in a 4 person booth and we could have a normal conversation. Not too loud and the food and service was great

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Songbird
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect about this joint. It's perfect for dining with girlfriends, as i was doing, perfect for a dinner or dinner with family. I will definitely be back!

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DaveM
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We dined inside, table for six. First time at this restaurant. Great menu with lots of unusual selections to choose from. Food was excellently prepared. Alex did a super job serving us.

Noise level was very high. Table became somewhat crowded with empty/used plates. It took some time to clear the table although there appeared to be no shortage of help to clean up.

If you are looking for a different menu with a taste of the Gulf Coast I would recommend SP

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viprudymable
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 4 had an amazing dinner here. First of all, the service was great! The food was so very very good, and on par with the fine established restaurants of New Orleans like Brennans. We had tamales, po-boys, BBQ shrimp, catfish, corn souffle, corn bread, gumbo. Everything was delicious. The creme brulee cheesecake knocked it out of the park. My only dismay was there was only one reservation left for the the night we were eating out, and it was 4:45, but the restaurant never filled up. We would have liked to have eaten later. Maybe opne a few more spots on Open Table for reservations? Or maybe it was a staffing issue. Either way we will definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time trying this place. The food was incredible and the waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and was a joy to be around. Must try!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host to the waitress, everyone was so kind. The food was amazing. Loved the cornbread and barbecue shrimp. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food...

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AaronR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Southern food that is hard to find elsewhere in Charlotte. Some items are cooked with a non-traditional twist. Great mixed drink selection!

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the best service in town. All of the staff are competent and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was food was amazing!!! I have been back 6 times since my first visit 2 weeks ago!! I’m in love!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is nice but don’t suggest getting the oysters . They are huge . They have to be the largest oysters I’ve ever seen . I did order the red snapper and my husband the jambalaya. This was a great pick and both were delicious as well as large servings . Another recommendation don’t sit outside the bugs were a bit much for all parties sitting outside . If I returned I’d sit inside for sure .

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BrianG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was excellent. Great addition to the SouthPark area. Cornbread was amazing. Oysters on the half shell were huge. All of our entrees were excellent. Cocktails were really really good. We will be back.

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Jnac74
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ladies brunch.

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DominiqueC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was SO knowledgeable, friendly and patient with my indecisive family. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Dinner came out before we finished our apps and salads. Expensive for mediocre food. Bathroom was disgusting. There were used paper towels and toilet paper on the floor. In one of the stalls, there was used toilet paper with a brown substance on it which one can only assume what it was. For a restaurant that charges $20-30 for entrees, much more effort should be considered at keeping it clean.

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vipDBDtraveler
Charlotte
150 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lunch of the special Burrata fennel salad with grilled shrimp was outstanding! Thank you for a wonderful meal. I will return!

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SharonC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back soon. Food, staff and atmosphere superb

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TonyH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall the experience was very good. The only negative I observed was that the waitress seemed overwhelmed. She forgot to take our drink order after we declined the wine list. She also forgot to offer us cornbread. She did give us a carryout of cornbread after we made her aware of it.

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vipDaveSCA
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was generally good, server was very attentive and helpful.

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 4.7 stars by 264 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.