Southern Social

4.9
1554 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:45 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(901) 754-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Poplar Pike
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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r
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were exceptional and something we will definitely try again.

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JR
Memphis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday st Southern Social and he absolutely loved it, as did I! The service and staff were all very courteous and professional. My husband was even treated to a complimentary dessert which was delicious! We will definitely recommend Southern Social to our close friends/family. Awesome!💯

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and even better service! Overall a fantastic meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, superior service. A delightful dining experience! Had the fried chicken. It was better than Gus’s. Looking forward to my next visit. The staff was A+ especially my server Hannah. Thanks to Kyle, one of the managers, for going out of the way to get some lemonade from the store when the restaurant was out. Big thanks to Madelyn, Anna, Aly, Jake, Tate, Linda, Liz, Nathan, Allie, Lauren, Morgan, Jessi, Chris, Micah, and Matt for making my dining experience one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

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PG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a bunch this year. Always great service.

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DG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd occasion to have dinner with my wife here. Our new favorite date night place. Excellence of service starts in the parking lot, and continues through the whole dining experience. We have eaten at restaurants all over the world, and this is some of the best food we have had.

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KA
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Great Atmosphere. The fried pimento cheese sandwiches and bar-b-que shrimp were both outstanding. The food was impeccable. My daughter had the s'mores dessert and declared it to be the best dessert she has ever eaten. This place never disappoints.

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P
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time to visit, after hearing nothing but good reviews. I’ve never been greeted by so many employees in the same restaurant. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Food was great, service was awesome. Definitely will be back.

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S
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. It was our anniversary and we were greeted with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

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OT
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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SS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PERFECTION top five meals of my whole life! The friend chicken is everything 😍

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NT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. Great food. Wonderful ambience. Professional valet.

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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st visit to Southern Social and our 12th wedding anniversary. The ambience was perfect and the owner and staff really knew how to make us feel special. The meal was great and the bread pudding was the best I've had in Memphis! And we really enjoyed the wine flights. We loved our first visit and look forward to the next experience.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going there. Found that all staff was very polite and welcoming. Our waitress guided us through the menu very well and made great recommendations. ( Abigail). Food was great. Can't wait to try more of the menu.

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F
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service and the food was great. A small mishap with a glass of wine in a flight of wine was quickly dealt with and a replacement provided. One had lamb, one had fried chicken, and one had salmon. Each was great. Desserts were good.

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g
Memphis
111 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. This was my brother's first visit here. He took my daughters to celebrate their birthdays. He raved about how awesome everything is. They ate from top to bottom of menu. Sonia, their server was excellent, super attentive, professional and friendly. He can't wait to come back again. They had the devil eggs/oysters, beef wellington, pork chop, halibut and scallops. For dessert, they received complimentary creme brulee. Thanks for making their birthday celebrations so special.

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TP
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Social was a great experience from the start. The hostess was exceptionally nice while leading us to our table. The waiter was very polite, respectable and extremely knowledgeable of the menu choices that night. We could not have had a better experience!

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GF
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the service outstanding. Even management goes out of its way to make sure ou are well taken care of. We have been many times and love this place. It is definitely worth a try if you have not been. Ask for just about anything and they will comply.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent! Manager very friendly and showed us the outdoor dining area himself. Would highly recommend!!

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GA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience for my wife's birthday! It was worth every penny!

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OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect!

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PD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. We were celebrating our daughter’s engagement and the service was excellent. We will be back.

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio which was very nice

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CG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!! Food and service superb! Staff there is VERY attentive. Manager even checks in on every table. Love Southern Social!!!

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g
Memphis
112 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Anniversary Celebration. The entire staff is super polite and amazing. We were greeted upon arrival/departure by all team members. Our server Crystal was outstanding. She brought us champagne to start off our celebration, then she told us the features, etc. We had the Beef Wellington (our all time favorite), gumbo (delicious), ribeye steak and lamb and carrot cake for dessert. Every menu item was tasty, fresh and portions were plentiful. Crystal was super attentive. She was professional and polite. Thanks for making our special day so wonderful. We will definitely come back.

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DK
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for special occasions and taking our out of town guests. Best service and hospitality in Memphis!

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n
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone enjoined their meal; it’s difficult to have conversations because it’s very loud in the bar area

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday brunch for my boo!

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F
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, Southern Social was outstanding. Food was delicious and Chris took great care of us

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g
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Memphis. Food is always delicious and It has the best service by far!

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Southern Social since its opening, has been and remains our favorite restaurant in Germantown/Memphis. Love the menu, wine selection, and ambiance. Consistently a great dining experience!

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS WAS THE BEST SERVICE THAT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED AT A RESTAURANT. FROM THE MOMENT WE WALKED IN UNTIL THE MOMENT WE WALKED OUT, EVERYONE CALLED US BY NAME AND SAID "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY". AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!

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CB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding as always, from the front door to the table and back again.

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a
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Social is great, probably our favorite place to eat, but I felt they fell JUST short of what they're trying to do. Don't get me wrong, I still give them 5's. The ambiance and service were great; I don't have much to say about that. It was what it should be, except for that friggin train, but no one can help that. We had the fried pimento cheese sandwiches for an appetizer--I don't even like pimento cheese, and it was delicious. It is served with a pepper jelly. Also good, BUT...it was ever so slightly watery. I had the "tropical" crab louie as my salad. I love it, so good, BUT...the mango was under ripe, so it didn't have much taste. I also think it could have used a very slight shake of salt.. I had the halibut for a main course, which was perfect, by which I mean every part served to perfect the whole. It was served on a bed of risotto with a kind of creamy shrimp sauce. The halibut was clearly the centerpiece, but the risotto and sauce were just as good; everything on the plate worked to create a true Dish, as it were. I don't think I've ever had that exactly. For the desert I had their s'mores chocolate souffle. I think that name, more than anything else on the menu, shows what Southern Social is trying to accomplish. What's more American devil-may-care than a s'more? And then you throw the word "souffle" in there. American = laid back and pile it on. European = fancy. Anyway that's the idea, it seems to me. Make "plain" food amazing, in different ways. Did it work with the souffle? Sort of. The souffle was served with a (good) cookie topped with some ice cream, and there was a little pitcher of some sweet creamy concoction that the waiter poured into the souffle after he cracked the top open. It was amazing, but in the same way that a s'more is. It's so rich and sweet that if you asked someone how they liked Hershey's chocolate or Honey Maid graham crackers they'd be kinda confused. Was the souffle good? Man, I don't know, but I'd have another one.

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JS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On this particular night we got our favorite table in the small dining room where it’s quieter in order to converse easily. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, and we actually had an interesting conversation with him. The food was wonderful, especially the wild salmon with spinach and mushrooms with the herb butter sauce, the French onion soup and the featured strawberry cheesecake. It was a perfect way to spend a birthday!

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KM
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating the news that our first grandchild is going to be a boy. Southern Social knows how to make a special occasion EXTRA special. We all had the surf and turf. Don’t miss it when it is available! Thank you, Savannah, for great service and Will for taking extra special care of our bar service before dinner. See you all again soon!

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing! Everything that we ordered was fantastic, and our waiter was very helpful. I highly recommend eating here for any special occasion.

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D
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience, lobster was potentially the best we have ever had as part of surf and turf. Wine selection was excellent and we enjoyed 2 bottles of a excellent Pinot Noir.
Staff at all levels were responsive and professional. 1,000 ⭐️

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PN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing is great except in our opinion the food tastes great except it’s really salty in our taste but overall it’s great!

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good but the customer service was excellent.

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