Southern Social

4.9
2811 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Aptly named for its locale, Southern Social nestles up to the old Southern Railway’s historic Germantown Depot and sits adjacent to Southern Avenue.

Owners of downtown Memphis’ Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar have opened Southern Social. The top tier fine dining restaurant will reflect the high standards established at Flight.

The restaurant features a chef-inspired menu, offering fresh seafood and prime steaks. Southern Social brings exceptional specialty cocktails and Flight’s award-winning wine selections.

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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GermantownFoodie
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The redfish is my favorite dish. I order it every single time. However, without carefully reading the menu, I realized the dish had been changed. It arrived with a brown gravy slathered over the top of the beautiful fish. It was really bad. I understand the need to keep the menu fresh, but a brown ham gravy over a delicious cut of fish is just... disgusting. The next time I go to SS, I will ask for my fish and cheese grits plain with no brown gravy.

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vipjanandpaul
Savannah
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic brunch today! My salmon and sautéed spinach were both outstanding. Hubby’s French quarter scramble was delicious. Our server Jennifer took great care of us, and it was great to catch up with manager Greg! Thanks again for a wonderful meal!

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DaleW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely love this place. Everyone speaks to you when you come in and wait staff are so professional. The Ser ice was quick and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable, service was great. Always a home run.

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AbnRgr375
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Southern Social is always a pleasure and never disappoints. Austin did a great job of taking care of us.

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vipMarcieS
Tallahassee
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abby and the rest of the staff took great care of us! Excellent as always!

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Mark
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will return soon. Thanks for a great evening.

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Eric
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday during the middle of the week. The atmosphere was nice, but comfortable, and the food was great. The server was attentive and helpful. We hope to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both wonderful and very well executed. Parts of the dining room were a bit crowded but I do not know the current capacity level due to Covid. We would definitely dine there again.

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NitaS
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great celebratory dinner! Food was wonderful! Service was outstanding!

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Kiwi
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere! I loved the food, patio, service and drinks.

CC
CCupples
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful and clean environment, phenomenal food, and overall outstanding experience. Will certainly be back!

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vipSidF
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waited close to 30 minutes for my table to be ready- was told that diners were enjoying the lovely early fall weather (which is exactly why I had a reservation for 8pm). While waiting near the outdoor patio the valet driver started backing up a large suv directly towards me and my family, we quickly moved out of the way - but no apology or acknowledgement

This is not typical for Southern social, but needless to say we left, we drove 10 minutes to coastal fish where we were immediately seated seated and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

Too many fine options available in the Memphis area for standards to be slipping like this

UPDATE 11/17/2020
General Manager reached out to me (Greg was very persistent, as I was travelling and missed his call several times - he did not give up!) and apologized for the experience. Thank you for following up Greg, we all drop the ball occasionally, its how we react that wins back loyalty.
Looking forward to returning and supporting our local restaurants.

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vipjanandpaul
Savannah
50 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted with “smiling eyes” at the door and were given a choice of sitting in the bar area (our usual preference), but were offered a seat in the dining room with McKenzie as a server, we of course chose McKenzie. Hubby’s redfish was just awesome with the fried green tomato, cheese grits and Tasso gravy! Love! My seafood pasta was delicious and huge. Will enjoy the leftovers very soon. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alicia was awesome. The food was great and the support staff were kind and very respectful. I very much appreciate all the staff practicing safe methods including masks and gloves. The only one thing I would like to see addressed would be a separate exit during thses

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cgStar
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and was very impressed. Very polite and professional in every way. We were made to feel that we were regulars in every way. Service was exceptional and food matched. We will be back.

CH
CraigH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place and service were amazing. Food was terribly disappointing. I'll try it again.

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GinaS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our waitress was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays. We were seated on the back patio and heaters were dispersed around the patio to keep everyone from getting too chilled. The atmosphere was great and we had a wonderful waitress. She was very courteous and took great care of us. When it was time for our desserts to come, she brought a small creme brûlée with a candle. That was a nice touch!

❤️ wine- Migration Pinot Noir
❤️ appetizer- seafood fondue
❤️ entrees- fried chicken/Mac and cheese/green beans, and surf&turf special
❤️dessert- bread pudding

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vipGlenbrook
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good except long wait for reserved table

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kwebb521
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. The service was also outstanding.

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viptcfk
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service recovery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was our waitress and I don’t think I’ve EVER had a better waitress/waiter. She was AMAZING! She had fantastic recommendations and asked US what kind of food we were in the mood for BEFORE recommending anything. The food was incredible as always, but she made it a night to remember!

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SharitaR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited southern social numerous times and I enjoyed my visit as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife Birthday

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TomN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the petit steak MR it was over cooked and not as tender as I would expect. The sweet potatoes were incredible and the service excellent.

JD
JayD
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service and the food was excellent. Every time we go the experience seems to get better. We will be back again soon!

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vipKatyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was super-attentive. We were there for our anniversary and the little added touches made the experience so lovely. The food was delicious- I highly recommend the tuna tartar! Very fresh and clean tasting. We shared several other dishes and all were wonderful. It was a lovely evening and the weather was perfect for eating on the back patio.

MB
MichaelB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at SS is always really good but the dessert is worth mentioning. It was billed as a pumpkin cheesecake with the top studded with caramelized sugar but was much better than it reads. Cheesecake was much creamier than I am used to and the layer of pumpkin on the top of the cheese is more of a mousse. It was light, creamy and sweet without being obnoxious. I was told that they may be serving this through the end of the year, and I would expect it to be a hit.

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LindseyE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent date night here, everything was lovely & our waitress was great!

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vipSouthlakeDiner
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite local restaurant and the food was fantastic as always

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! My filet was perfectly cooked. My wife had the salmon and she said it was superb. It turned a bit chilly on the patio so the staff moved one of the large heaters a little closer warmimg things back up!

I chose Southern Social from a list of six places for my wife's birthday and I believe I chose wisely. She said it was one of the best birthday dinners she's ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local restaurant. The halibut is wonderful. Service is top notch. Definitely recommend.

JJ
JamJam11
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a very nice dining experience. Very attentive service and nice leisurely dinner with friends. The filet medallions with poached lobster was wonderful. Thank you for the birthday creme brûlée’! It was perfect. Can’t wait for our return visit.

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AnnB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I do wish they had left the chicken and waffles on the brunch menu though. Service was great. Food was delicious as always.

MS
MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience with great food and even better service!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Sunday Brunch

MM
MatthewM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at Southern Social last weekend. Everything was wonderful. We requested outdoor seating and had a very nice experience, food was incredible and service was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the patio and it was the perfect night. Food was absolutely delicious. I had the redfish and my husband had the special which was surf and turf.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious but a bit overpriced. We were hoping for a quiet dinner, but we were sat next to a large family with the restaurant pretty much empty.

FAQs

Southern Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 754-5555.

Southern Social is rated 4.9 stars by 2811 OpenTable diners.

Southern Social does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.southernsocial.com/.

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.