Suckerfree Southern Plate & Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chicken Fried Chicken
Hammered boneless chicken breast, mashed potatoes, smothered in buttermilk gravy, seasonal vegetables, and buttermilk biscuit
Served with honey dijon mustard
Mac & Cheese
Loved the food will be back.
Everything else was straight, except the loud music. I had to kind of yell to talk because the music was so loud.
Michael and Mia was absolutely amazing, great customer service and the food was amazing.
It was absolutely awful! I was SO embarrassed that I brought my sisters who were visiting from out of town! First of all we made reservations & were seated 42 minutes after we arrived. The manager said they had a large party (which we could see) of about 20 or so people. There were 4 servers including the manager. There were only 3 other small tables with people. Otherwise the restaurant was completely empty but several people waiting. There were 3 tables where they seated people AHEAD of us! The manager said he would serve us personally but he was busy tending the bar among other things. They didn’t get our very clear order correct, had to keep asking for things that were supposed to accompany our meal and we literally asked for butter 12 times for my sisters’ grits and by the time we final got it & used it, the grits were cold! Then it took another 6 requests to get butter again for the new grits! Almost the same thing happened with the barbecue caduceus that should have been on the brisket sandwich & the syrup for the waffles which were also forgotten had had to be requested again. It was like we were on Candid Camera but it was NOT funny! I did a minimal tip but i was mortified by their service! And lastly when my sister tried to apologize to the younger waiter who stepped in for us being so demanding but it was stuff that should have been with our meal he said “…I get paid no matter what.”! 😳
Really great place to eat. Took advantage of outdoor dining. Staff very friendly. Food very we donecwith generous portions.
Love the them; dishes have fun nsmes; delicious foid: great service! Awesome experience!
I had a fantastic experience but the service was really delayed.
First let me say that Gio, our server, was EVERYTHING! He suggested the popcorn catfish and it was actually the best thing we had. The drinks were ok, we ordered mostly the tequila Kool-Aid with extra shots. The reason I can I give this place 5 stars, we ordered our food and it took forever, yet the place was empty, and on top of that the food was cold and the rice in both dishes we ordered was mushy. The oxtail dish were a measly 2 oxtails, not hardly worth the price but had GREAT flavor, aside from the mushy rice lol. The wings are smoked and fried, but make sure to ask for extra crispy, they were a little on the soft side for a fried wing. We had the the Hennessy Habanero and they were even bette the next day! I was here hanging out with my sisters and brother and overall we had a good time. The location is perfect for outdoor dining on a Friday evening. I will be back to give it another try soon. I have been twice in the past and had a much better food experience.
I made reservations fir 8 pm they had no shrimp and no dessert. The server I ask 3 times for water and my beverage.!I had to to bar for catchup because the server forgot. There is potential but room for improvement. The food was goo
The food was okay but not for what they charge. I had wings and waffles and my wife had the brisket sandwich. Their website says they offer gluten-free fried chicken but they don’t right now due to COVID. Overall this place was disappointing. The one plus was that our server Destiny was very nice. This place is a hard pass, save your money.
Both food and service were excellent!
We shared an evening with friends, the food & drinks were excellent, delicious, and a good time had by all. We’re so glad Suckerfree is open again. We look forward to coming back!! Ryan was very attentive and provided great service.
We were visiting San Diego and looking for a last minute dinner place to celebrate our friend’s birthday after our original plans fell through. The name of this restaurant and the menu called out to everyone in our group immediately, so we made a reservation. We showed up and found a really hip cool place with and outdoor terrace in the front. Although they appeared short staffed, we could see they were hustling and working so hard to service their customers. We were in no rush so not a problem for us, but they ended giving us excellent service and they treated us like family. All the food and drinks we ordered were amazing. Some of the items we ordered were the fried pickles, frog legs, Mac n Cheese, fried okra, shrimp and grits, country fried chicken, ribs, and pretty much every specialty cocktail. All did not disappoint! We had such a great time and experience at Suckerfree. They even brought out dessert with a candle on it and sang happy birthday to our friend! So much fun was had! Highly recommended and we will definitely try to go back next time we visit San Diego!
My favorite part of dinner was the spicy strawberry margarita. Other than that it was just “okay”.
Food was amazing!!! We got the pork belly entree (husband absolutely raved about it), 3 piece mixed fried chicken, and sides of braised collards, candied yams, and a buttermilk biscuit. Everything was seasoned just right, and so good. Would definitely come back if we visit San Diego again.
Visiting San Diego, experience was great at this restaurant... kid friendly
Everything is AMAZING! Don’t play yourself, be Suckerfree! 😃💕
It took a few minutes for our waitress to take our order but after that she was attentive and food tasted great.
Arrived at 7 PM on Valentines Day and was told they were running out of food. Had to find some place else to eat.
Our server/bartender Michael was great. He was very helpful with the menu and drink choices. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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Loved this place! Staff & food were wonderful. A bit pricey but that should be expected since it’s downtown. Lunch for 2, we spent $60+ for a shared appetizer, shared entree, 2 teas & 2 desserts. That being said it was still great food, ambiance & staff. I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for truly southern dishes!
The food was just ok. Nothing out of this world of something I'd look to eating again. It was way to loud in there for the amount of people that weren't in there. Our server was cool
The food and service was great!
1st Time Visiting Suckerfee, it appears waitress was having a off night. She forgot our Cornbread when serving our order, we asked for ice for my wife glass of wine when waitress serve us, she left to go get it and then forgot about our request. I asked waitress for glass of water for myself while she was passing. I had my apple cider beer in my hand she brought back another apple cider beer. She apologized and took it back and brought my water. When we went to pay our bill we noticed she charged us for the beer she took away. We flagged her down and she fixed the problem....... Although it was not over crowded or busy for bill over 100.00 for party of 2, i was expecting better service. We still gave waitress a small tip but it was at the value of service we were given. We will comeback and patronized the venue and support Suckerfree minority own business and again with the assessment that waitress was having a bad night or short staff
I wonder what all the good reviews are? I don't know if it was an off night but our food wasn't good. Service was ok but they never refilled our water which bugs me.
They all raved about the ribs, so I got them. Boy do I regret it! Main problem was they were burnt and tough. When the bone is charred and crumbles, you know it's not going to be tender. I couldn't chew through most of my bites so about halfway I gave up. My wife got the brisket sandwich and it was also very dry. She took 2 bites and pushed it away. I always send back food that isn't good but she wasn't in the mood so we didn't.
The food we liked was the fried green tomatoes. Way overpriced for five tomatoes with little shrimp crumbles on them and some sauce underneath but they were good. Then we got the black pepper mac and cheese witch hat at great flavor and was a big portion for the price. Then finally for dessert we got the peach cobbler which I really enjoyed because it reminded me of the South where I grew up eating peach pandowdy.
Overall I doubt I'll ever come back to this place. For the $75 I paid with tax + tip only drinking water is crazy.
Great place to get your fix of southern comfort food. Great friendly staff too!!! Nice room.
Our server who was also working as the bartender was phenomenal! However, I went to the ladies room and advised them that it really needed attention and not one of the women the server asked to take care of it went in there. We were seated right by it and could see if a worker was going in. Also, one of the other servers, a lady with twists walked by and I asked for a plate, as I didn’t have anything to eat off of. She Brough me a saucer. What since does that make to bring me a saucer when my husband had a plate for his meal and mine can all on saucers. I love Suckerfree and brought a family of 13 there a little over a month ago. I can honestly say this visit was less than stellar. The food wasn’t as good either. Sad thing is we drive here from Orange County.
The service was phenomenal, vibe and ambiance really good! They should update website about parking and brunch times though. Menu is nice and food tasty!
Great place to have some awesome dishes. I was truly amazed by the service. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to visit when I come back to San Diego.
Food was DELICIOUS. The fried chicken was out of this work and the biscuits were perfect in texture and taste. The bartender also offered up some unbelievably refreshing cocktails. The breakfast menu was a a delight I would recommend trying it out.
I had a 1:00pm reservation for 4 people. The staff was scrambling around like they were under staffed. It was 10 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Waited in line for 30 minutes even with a reservation and I was on time. Food was over priced and the Shrimp po'boy was messy and not good had to order fries on the side. Never again will I dine here or recommend this place !
Great place! Good southern food. Definitely love the Saints games. With they gave military discount however I still love the place and will be back soon!
Parking is challenging, but worth it! Their fried chicken was crispy , flavorful, and moist. The flight of Mac n cheese was tasty. The cheese grits etouffee was a little runny. Our server was not very knowledgeable about the menu, but after another veteran server came over , all was well.
Great food and chill as hell environment!!!
This was not my first time at Suckerfree but some friends wanted to try so I went with it. However, as always this place is not worth it at all. Anything that is fried tastes like cornmeal with no seasoning or anything. And the cornmeal batter is so thick you can hardly tell what you are biting into. And this particular night the service was horrible. We waited for about 15 mins before asking the host to take our drink order. Once the waiter did come over he explained that they were in the middle of a shift break but still unacceptable. Once the full staff did show up the food still took forever to come out (approx 20 min). I am sorry but I have given this place 3 chances and it has always been bad. I’m sorry but that was my last time trying.
We recently had dinner at Suckerfree; our first and last time. The decor is plain and stark with all black and white photos; needs some colors! The music is entirely too loud. Our server, Basil was great; very friendly, kind and accommodating and all the other employees we encountered were friendly. The bartenders moved around very slowly and took too long to put out drinks. We also observed a female employee on her cell phone and eating at the bar the entire time we were there.
But the food...... my husband had the fried chicken, yams and cornbread. The chicken had a very thick, crunchy batter but the meat was not very juicy. The yams were not very flavorful and the cornbread was just ok. I had the brisket melt. It was way too big to eat as a sandwich so I discarded the top piece of Texas toast and ate the components separately. I asked for some ranch dressing and ate the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, which was great. The spicy pickles, melted cheese and brisket were tasty but the brisket had a lot of fat which I tried to pick out. The bottom layer of hash browns were crispy and a bit greasy. The whole thing needed some kind of sauce.
We got the peach cobbler for dessert, which was really peach bread pudding with canned peaches, but it was the best thing we had and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What, no salads on the menu?? They don't eat salad in the south?
I’m a veteran from Georgia and I was amazed at how authentic this food tasted. I will definitely return for more.
Pretty disappointed by the actual food. The menu all sounds amazing. But once it comes out it lacks of flavor and is very dry. We had a big group that got things ranging from fried chicken to the smothered oxtails (they weren’t smothered) and the Mac n cheese flight (sour and not so good). Service was extremely slow....had to order multiple drinks at once for them to even come out at a decent pace. Overall a major let down if you’re looking for southern food.
Great food, ambience, and customer service. Modern chic soulful decor. Thanks for making my Fifty bday celebration fun. Sadie the server was wonderful !!!
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Suckerfree Southern Plate & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.
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