Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

4.5
119 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.

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 119 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bill
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, food was fantastic, had great service and had a lot of true southern character.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled on this place a couple weeks ago and have decided it is our go to place. Service, food and atmosphere is the greatest.

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vipDBDtraveler
Charlotte
142 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved this restaurant. It was our first and definitely not our last visit! It’s rare when a restaurant pleasantly surprises me. The food was creative and delicious. Our server Anthony was outstanding. Highly recommend SPGC Kitchen.

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Dave
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious food and fantastic service. Am always satisfied with the food quality and service.

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roberta
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipFoodtvjunkie
Charlotte
81 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! Everything from the cornbread with honey butter to the pimento cheese shareable and salad and pecan crusted catfish was amazing! Best in Charlotte

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Shelley
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met at Southern Pecan to catch up with friends. We weren’t rushed and our meal and service were fantastic!

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vipDiner28203
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night - Really enjoyed this restaurant.
1. COVID measures in place
2. Service was impeccable
3. Food was great. Loved the Parmesan baked oysters, the house salad with their dressing, fried oysters were fresh and flavorful and the most surprising menu item was the catfish nuggets. OMG - they melted in your mouth. Sooo good.
4. Half price wine by the glass on Wednesdays.
I have absolutely no complaints the portions were so Dillon that my husband and I said we could’ve only a couple of things and split them and still have been completely full and satisfied.
This restaurant is A-1 and I can’t wait to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant!!we will be back!

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vipStevenL
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting with the grandkids and wanted a great place to go. Food was excellent and the server was even better. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to make sure our trip ended on a positive note.

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
287 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Wonderful place!

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DeniseS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The selection was excellent! The oysters were fat and juicy

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KeeTee
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A friend and I visited SPK on Sat night. I absolutely loved the fact that they took the temperature of everyone who entered the establishment. They also hand sanitizer stands everywhere. I really felt safe dining here. The ambiance and overall vibe was great. Unfortunately the food left a bit to be desired in my opinion. The pork chop was delicious and juicy. The greens tasted as if they were dunked in vinegar. The corn pudding was tasteless. My dining partner had the pecan fried catfish which she allowed me to sample. The pecan was subtle and was just ok. The macaroni was okay. On a better note, our waiter was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the food to the service highly recommended.

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GWIII
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent southern menu, specifically non-Carolinian. Delicious blue plate special fried chicken, my wife had the oyster Po’boy. Our friends from Maine were wowed. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Meal. I had the grilled scallops..amazing. Waiter and all staff were just awesome! Definitely will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit. I did the seafood gumbo this time with a Drink from the bar. It was delicious.

The hostess was friendly . We met the manager the week before... he was amazingly friendly with a great mask smile.... lol

Wesley, my table attendant was the reason I returned the second time because of his kindness , courteousness and professionalism.

I plan to make this my weekly getaway.

Thank you all so much.

Stef.

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Shopgirl412
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow. Food was about room temperature and could have been warmer. But the taste of the food was good.

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WendolynH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Southern Pecan, the food, service and atmosphere are wonderful! It is our new celebration restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very poor. There seemed to be confusion over who had responsibility for our table. At times two separate servers would come by asking the same questions. At other times, servers would disappear for extraordinary lengths of time.

Not that we were worried, but one would never have guessed COVID was going on. Restaurant was full and looked like a normal weekend night. We had a booth with each booth separated by a full height panel.

With it being our first time, I mistakenly thought our reservation would have secured a prepared table for us. It’s more like an Outback reservation. When we arrived we were offered a hi-top at the bar or a table on the heated patio. After requesting an indoor table, management accommodated and found us a booth.

Food was good. Time in between courses was quite long. When it came time to pay the bill, servers disappeared.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambience, wait staff and the food was exceptional. Definitely recommend the Pecan encrusted catfish and the blackened redfish

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the drinks to the food !

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Robert
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of dining experience were great

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ConnieD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I'm not much on al dente lima beans.
loved the corn chowder.
really nice place.

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JBM375
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (we both got the special of the day- shrimp creole) and service was amazing. Super safe with covid protocols. My first time there but definitely not the last.

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Clt1diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be on Fat Tuesday. Delicious Hurricanes and food! Service was outstanding.

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CynthiaP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a hard time deciding what to order bc the menu was packed with fantastic options. We had the soup of the day (tasty tomato!), the layered goat cheese and beet salad (looked beautiful!) and the bbq pork corn cakes (very filling!) Everything was delicious and we will return!

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BethandBob
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just great! Especially the pecan crusted catfish—oooo, yeah!!

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vipFoodiecall
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing chicken and dumplings. Soft as pillow dumplings with savory chicken breast. Be prepared to be stuffed afterwards. Look forward to visiting again very soon.

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vipMariea
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Gumbo was warm, not hot. Same as the Flatbread. Did not want to bother the server about it though because she was the only one on the floor (although she did get some help from the bartender & hostess but not much).

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the atmosphere, the decor the noise level was low. The food choices were great I tried the baked stuffed flounder and my wife had the catfish both were cooked perfectly. Definitely a great choice for date nights, not too fancy but will definitely impress.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great customer service from the server

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vipmelanieB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food very good. I would recommend this restaurant!

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vipMtnGirl
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful Valentine's Day meal. This was the first time dining at this Louisiana Kitchen. Hubs started with raw oysters and for entree had blackened redfish and I had stuffed flounder. Both entrees delicious! Dessert was a shared key lime pie and was the best we've ever had. Service was impeccable and we tipped accordingly. Will be going back. Other menu items we want to try. Cocktails could use a couple of "girlie" sweet choices.

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Janmar
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food suggested by server Anthony was fabulous!

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JayL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the meal as well as my girlfriend. It was for Valentine’s Day and it was a great choice. Will be back

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charlottefrog
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Loved the place and service was very good. The food was a mixed experience. The oysters and the fish entry we great. The flat bread pizza wasn’t crispy and the seafood in the gumbo didn’t taste fresh or were over cooked. We had expected to find a bread pudding on the dessert menu and was disappointed it wasn’t offered. We tried the grilled banana bread with ice cream hoping it would be similar but it wasn’t to our liking. The ice cream was good.

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Dani
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m in love with this restaurant!!! Food amazing, service fantastic and awesome music playing!! Merlin was our waiter, couldn’t have asked for better. This was our first time, but definitely won’t be our last!!!

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 4.5 stars by 119 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.