Southern Social

4.9
1938 reviews
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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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KH
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our first experience of Southern Social something to remember. Everything was great, especially their customer service. We will be returning!

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner with excellent service led by Joe Fain and his team

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OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Social is our favorite go to restaurant for date night, family get togethers, work dinners and bar scene. Joe (GM) is the absolute bomb!!!!!

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

For the first time - the host did not come to our table and ask how everything was.

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S
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every bite! Even my bf who is a picky eater thought it was fabulous! The service was attentive but not intrusive. Can't wait to go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at Southern Social because the staff make the diners feel special from the moment the diners step from their car until they leave. All the staff are courteous and well trained in their position. The food has never failed to be impeccably plated and delicious. Southern Social is our favorite special occasion restaurant.

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AC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with Chris Cook (as always). The Halibut was delicious!!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and food. Will definitely go again

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was outstanding. Our reservation was for 5 pm. We arrived at 4:47 and were immediately seated. We were celebrating our 23rd anniversary and were presented with complementary champagne and a couple of chocolate covered strawberries. There was not a lack of staff. Servers everywhere. Our server was very attentive as was everyone else. Food was great. Husband said that his shrimp and grits were the best he's had by far. Will definitely be going back.

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EA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we have eaten at SS it has been outstanding! The servers have always been so pleasant, food is amazing. Thanks again for a great meal/night out. Looking forward to our next visit.

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B
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and food in Memphis. They go over-the-top with service and quality. Highly recommend

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the night before our wedding and honestly felt so special, our waiter and the staff where so gracious and full of well wishes. We will return often !

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing. Especially the pimento cheese and sea bass. Service was great as well.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner with even better service... from the crab cake & lobster appetizers, to the redfish, and ultimately ending with bread pudding everything was fantastic! The staff was fabulous and readily made recommendations. We’ve been patrons in the past and will definitely be back!

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KM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

This review is scored higher than it would be if it were based on this single experience because we have had many other pleasurable experiences here. However it has been a few months since we were last here and we noticed a marked difference. First, Open Table should discontinue the 4:45 reservation slot. We took the 4:45 because it was the only time available. We arrived on time and were oddly asked to wait not in the lobby but in between the lobby and bar by the restrooms for about 10 mintues. When the hostess finally showed us to our table , I asked if the 4:45 availability was a mistake on open table and was told yes. The staff is apparently in a meeting at that time and the Open Table reservation was an inconvenience for them. We were also shown past many empty tables and booths, to a folded , padded , banquet type table in a far corner. The location was not a problem, however the fact that the table was folded, very padded and then had two table clothes produced the effect of trying to dine and keep glasses upright on a pillow. I had to ask for a saucer for my cocktail, as it was in a tall, thin glass making it even more unstable than the rest of the glasses and dishes on the table. We have called the restaurant directly and made reservations well in advance many times and were treated as welcomed guests, so I feel as though the issue was that we used my open table account that is in my maiden name and were not recognized until we were leaving, but we definitely had an eye opening experience as anonymous "Open Table" diners!!!!!

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Southern Social did not disappoint. The meal & the service were top notch & we can’t wait to go back again!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant when I’ve gone. The food and service is always good!

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AF
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Southern Social. My husband and I go there for special occasions, I've never had any food there that wasn't fantastic, it's a must try!

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MS
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite restaurant experience in Memphis. The attention to detail to getting things right here is second to none. The quality of their food, their service and the overall ambiance is the reason you have to make reservations in advance.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is so friendly from the time you walk in the door until you leave. The food was delicious and the restaurant is top notch!

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k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, daughter and I have been trying to get a reservation since August. We ate there on Saturday night, and it was worth the wait. The owner, Joe, was very hospitable. And our server, Kendall, was amazing. I highly recommend Southern Social. Ken Fowler

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T
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it. Great anniversary.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. The staff was amazing. The food was delicious. Lastly, the drinks was amazing. Make sure to try the Tennessee Whiskey. Emily B was our waitress. She was very attentive, knowledgable about the food and drinks. We are recommending her to all of our friends. This was our first time dining at Southern Social but it definitely will not be our last.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious but we were seated in a booth by the bar and the noise level was so loud we could not talk.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience and excellent food!

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R
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter to dinner at this lovely place to show her how nice it was. She and I had a wonderful dining experience! I simply love Southern Social, it's service is top notch and the food is delicious and not small portions either. I can't wait to go back!!

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RB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolute wonderful dinner and experience. One of the best places in Memphis.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I'll start with saying that overall my wife and I were pleased with many things during our dining experience at Southern Social..Our waitress/server was very sweet and so we're the majority of the other employees..I ordered the larger Filet with Spinach and my wife ordered the Shrimp and Grits with Mashed Potatoes..My Filet was perfect but my Spinach wasn't impressive at all (it was undercooked and didn't have a great flavor) my wife did like her Shrimp and Grits but she wasn't aware it going to have such a Lemon flavor like it did.. Neither of us liked our appetizer which was some type of Tenderloin inside of a flaky breading.. Our dessert was Creme Brulee and it was spectacular..! I think it may have been the best Creme Brulee I've ever had..It take a good while to receive our entrees after we finished our Salads but I guess it also was a Saturday night.. Overall I would like to return but definitely try something different as an appetizer and definitely a different side dish..I think for the price of the food it should at least be enjoyable..

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GJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant for my wife’s birthday. We had eaten there many times. I will repeat myself with every review in that the service is exceptional, the food is as well and the choices always delightful. The valet parking is extremely helpful. We had a very nice evening with dear friends.

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AR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about southern social

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CH
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at Southern Social, I think the already great service is getting even better, the food was great as usual.

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KA
N. Ireland
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food. All of the servers are nice and accommodating. Always a great meal with a good ambience.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Social is absolutely amazing. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting from out of town and my son (lives in Memphis) wanted to come for dinner (I haven’t eaten here once before). We made dinner reservations and had a wonderful experience. Quite possibly one of the best meals I have had. I wished it was a little quieter but that won’t stop me from visiting again.

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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice intimate setting. Our waiter, hostess - everyone was simply charming and helpful. I had the deviled eggs and the pimento cheese as appetizers followed by this glorious fried chicken. They even shared their chicken recipe with us. Somewhat distant from downtown memphis but worth the trip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff very well paced and just what you always need to wind down a day to feel like royalty

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Southern Social. Kendall was incredible. We will go back for more. Menu has many options we both wanted to try!

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing ! We each loved our entree that we got . ( fried chicken and pork chop) Our service was good , but we did fee we didn’t receive all the attention that was given to other guests. We weren’t asked if we were celebrating anything, and we were there for our anniversary. Also they didn’t give us the specials or bring us bread. We had to ask for the bread that we happened to notice other tables has around us. Overall , we loved the restaurant.

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SV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food, their butter biscuits are DELICIOUS!!! The waitresses and waiters are very nice and attentive and their crawfish beignets are awesome!

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and i went with another couple to celebrate a birthday. The lobster tempura appetizer was delicious as were the deviled eggs. The guys got steaks which were cooked perfectly. My redfish and crab on cheese grits was fabulous and the pork chop was so juicy and tender. As If the food wasn’t good enough, the service is even better. We never had to ask for anything. There is always someone filling your water, clearing your plates and bringing drinks. Top notch establishment!

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