Soby's

4.7
4858 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Soby’s New South Cuisine is an eclectic blend of contemporary continental cuisine infused with traditional Southern ingredients, transforming old favorites into something fresh and new. The restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Greenville, in a renovated cotton mill built in the 1800s. The atmosphere is warm and energetic and the staff is well-trained to provide a fantastic dining experience for all of our guests. In addition, the wine list offers more than 500 selections and is a Wine Spectator Magazine award-winner regular.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve even been to (and I’ve been to a lot of very nice spots). Everything was cooked perfectly, had great flavor, and the portions were generous. Service was nothing special, but there was nothing wrong with it. Overall I would recommend Soby’s to anyone looking to have a fantastic meal at reasonably affordable prices.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch! Outside seating a plus.

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c
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a noon reservation and weren't seated until almost 1230. No apologies for the wait, and no mention of happy birthday to my partner. Everything seemed to be spiced heavily, chipotle or cajun. Overall a lack luster performance from a restaurant that claims to have really great service and food.

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LK
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch buffet. Nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. Like the little desserts so that you can try multiple items. Loved the salads.

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Western NC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch. We sat upstairs, which turned out really well. The buffet up there is the same as the main level but not nearly as busy. No wait and you can browse and choose without holding up others. Omelet station is on main level, but right at the stairway, so still convenient.

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AM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Not really any better than any other place to eat brunch. Food was cold and at times scarce. Don’t bother getting a reservation as they still honor walk ins before you. The building is beautiful but our sever took over 15 minutes to bring us drinks and tell us what was where. Then to pay it took her forever. For Soby’s to do this every weekend, it seems as though it should run smoother than it does.

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

Service and food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for seeing to my food allergies and creating a one of a kind experience! Outstanding meal. Great dinning!

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

Great place, food, and service

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

Belated Birthday dinner

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

The food was excellent and the service was great. We had a wonderful time.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tried Sobey’s for the first time being new to the Greenville area. The location is downtown and convenient for walking before or after dinner however parking for this restaurant could be better... we tried the fried green tomato appetizer and it was crispy and flavorful.. our entrées were well prepared however the sides were both over cooked.The server was friendly enough, however not very attentive -all in all it was a good experience, but we will probably try a new restaurant before coming back to this one

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SP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server did a great job and even handled a surprise drop of 3 additional people to a birthday dinner with class. Well done, good experience....highly recommended.

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MS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great great. Loved it, and we will be back again soon

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get-together

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Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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Charleston
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna special was outstanding!

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AS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited Soby's several times. The food is always excellent as is the service.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I've eaten here several times. Love the atmosphere, always disappointed by the food. I guess hope springs eternal till this time. Don't think I will go back.

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L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! The food, atmosphere, and service is always top shelf. Had the pork tenderloin for the first tine and it was awesome!

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KC
Western NC
91 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond Expectations

A friend and I were in Greenville for business, so we chose to eat at Soby’s—our favorite spot in the charming downtown area.

Our meal was wonderful. I can heartily recommend the braised beef short ribs, the she crab soup, and the oyster pie. My Irish mule was wonderful, as was my friend’s carefully hand-crafted martini. I’d also ordered something else, and our excellent waiter, Ray, could see that it didn’t meet my expectations; within a minute, he had the manager come over, ascertain that I didn’t feel that dish was up to Soby’s standards, and insisted on removing it from the check. (I never would have asked.) In retrospect, what the manager did was 150% professional; and it has endeared me even more to Soby’s.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It lives up to it's name and legacy. Super impressed by the food and service and warm atmosphere. Highly recommend their flagship restaurant.

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

My mom and I had a wonderful time having brunch at Soby’s! The food was absolutely delicious and we received great service.

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GS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch Excellent Food & variety

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Our waiter Tom was outstanding. He was attentive and helpful. It was my husband's birthday and our first time at Soby. Tom made us feel welcome and our dining experience was awesome. We can't wait for our next visit.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I usually sit in the bar area for drinks and appetizers with friends which we usually enjoy, but this time sat in the dining area to celebrate a friend's birthday. We originally made the reservation for 6 people but ended up with 5 and as a result were seated at a table for 4 with 2 people crammed together on one side. Our server was excellent. As far as the food goes, I those who ordered the entrees - shrimp and grits, filet mignon, and fish - were pleased with their meals. However, two of us ordered salads (the wedge and the spinach) along with the add-on crab cake to be served as our entrees. The salads (both $8 each) and the crab cake ($12) were really small. Mine was literally placed on a small salad plate together, that's how small it was. However, they did remove the nuts from the spinach salad as requested due to an allergy. In summary, I think the food is good depending on what you order but a little over-priced, great service, and also difficult to have a conversation due to the noise level.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Sat us 20 minutes after reservation time. We were a party of 4 and they pushed two party of two tables together at the top of a narrow staircase. Begs the question as to why bother with making a reservation.

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H
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at the time of our reservation. The service was excellent as was the food!

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They had trouble with reservations, we waited 25 minutes past our reservation time. Our service was immaculate, led me to trying a great grouper/crawfish etouffee with wine pair that I never would have tried it. Service and food more than saved the reservation fumble.

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JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the staff at Soby's they are always professional.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Service was excellent. Server told us a little of the history of the restaurant. Wine service was also excellent. My companion and I both had the crab cakes and presentation and quality were excellent as well. Would definitely recommend and will return again.

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JY
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Listen, we are in our 80's, so noise level in ANY restaurant is a problem - not just in yours. In my opinion you don't need the background "music" - but you are not catering to us.

Food was super and the service was ditto.

Of course, we'd recommend you.

J&J Yanick

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RH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Very good service. Was pretty loud and the table we say at was pretty tiny but it wasn't too bad. I'd definitely go back.

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S
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were awesome and it went downhill after that. Don’t understand the hype. Fried chicken was good, everything else pretty uninspiring.

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PJ
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding evening and dinner. Could not ask for better food,service or atmosphere. Soby’s us always spot on.

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E
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place to go for dinner, but make a reservation if it’s the week-end. Great food/excellent service!

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BB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd visit to Soby's and I hope for there to be many more! Atmosphere is great, service was good, and food was delicious! Their crab cakes and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin were amazing! I love their veggie choices too....brussel sprouts, green beans, broccolini....yumm!! Lots of good low carb options, which I needed.

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KT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soby's is our favorite treat when visiting Greenville. The food never disappoints! Service is excellent and the atmosphere inside or out on their beautiful patio is superb!

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MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going after several people told me about and it met every expectation and then some. The staff also knew we had a show at the Peace Center and did everything they could to make sure we made the show on time. Incredible service, Incredible food and Incredible ambiance. Will definitely go back and will tell all my friends.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time seating above kitchen

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