Soby's

4.7
6298 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6298 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch! Bloody Mary’s were spot on and the sticky buns were a family favorite.

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Paige
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful birthday brunch. Food was excellent, looking forward to the return of the buffet.

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ChopR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and great food!!

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MrSVL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server kiara was absolutely amazing. Great personality and shared great laughs and dialogue together. Only draw back was we were seated about 35 minutes late from our reservation.

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MaryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated daughter’s college graduation

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RhondaG
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We sat outside on a beautiful night. The crab cakes were wonderful. Server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service. Outstanding banana cream pie.
Very well paced meal and plenty of time to enjoy our party of friends.

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Mick
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sazarac I've had outside of New Orleans. So good that I sent a tip to the bartender, Sam, from my table. We had shrimp & grits and crab cakes and both were excellent. Great service. Good vibe. Lived up to its reputation as a must-visit restaurant in Greenville.

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JamesMoor
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Soby's before and continue to return because we enjoy the experience.
We think of the restaurant as a "happening" place. Hope this helps.

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Lark
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby's is a winner in all of my lists! Ate outside on the patio due to Covid precautions for my guests. Our waitress was personable, efficient, hospitable, cheerful, and made the evening SO special. My guests enjoyed several of the Soby Standards: Crabcake with Macq Choux, Shrimp and Grits, and I had the Salmon special. Raves all around. I am always confident to bring anyone I want treated "special" to Soby's for a wonderful evening. They set the standard very high!

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LouD
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated instantly, server came introduced herself and had some good interchanges. Took orders, food was excellent! Never had a bad meal there! Highly recommend it!

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gastroaddict
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Food was delicious and the service was attentive. The restaurant was well spaced with respect to COVID, the staff all wore masks and were proactive with sanitizing. Look forward to returning.

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playtex15
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience every time

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Mother’s Day dinner was wonderful! Cat
Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. The she crab soup and crab cakes were great. The calamari is in the top 3 I have ever had . The short ribs were wonderful. Best dinner we had our whole trip. Amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipDinersDelight
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From personable hostess to server excellent foodie experience. Looking forward to returning to Greenville for an excellent Caesar salad, Shrimp n Grits and Fried Chicken Dinner. Lovely outside patio to people watch on Main Street.

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JuliaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Mother’s Day and it was a wonderful experience! Two of us got the ribeye special and it was cooked to perfection, just the way we had asked for it. The sauce that they made with a sore gum in the barbecue, was very good. Another one got the fried chicken and it came with mashed potatoes and green beans. The final guest purchased shrimp and grits —very tasty w/some spice kicking in! Excellent waitress—happy and friendly!

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Scott
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Inappropriate music with expletives was playing on Mother's Day when we first arrived. People at another table even looked over at us and said, "is that really what they are playing over the speaker?" On top of that, the waiter did not know the menu and said that he was only working there 3 days a year after taking a full-time job elsewhere. I didn't come to Soby's to hear stories from the waiter about why he was unprepared to answer questions. Definitely reconsidering for next Mother's Day. Disappointed.

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vipTonyLovesSC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We’ve probably eaten in Soby’s 10 times now. Usually for brunch on Sundays and occasionally for dinner in the evening. Unfortunately this last time the service was horrible. My girlfriend and I were seated next to a huge table the evening before Mother’s Day And we were pretty much forgotten about while the large table received all the attention and service. The server didn’t come back to our table after taking the order until I was already finished with my main course. I had wanted another drink but since she forgot about us I didn’t bother ordering it when she finally did appear. It was very disappointing to say the least. While we will return for brunch I doubt we will come back for dinner.

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vipfinkeygr
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Would have been 5 Stars if OpenTable didn’t have to contact us (again) that Soby’s showed we did not attend our reservation

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jned
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was exceptional. Mike was a great and very knowledgeable server and helped us make great selections. The fried chicken and braised short ribs were excellent. The only issue was the Carolina bog was not boggy enough as the rice was too fluffy. The short ribs were accompanied by baked beans, slaw and cornbread madeleines which made the whole dish " lip smacking slap yo Momma good"! I literally sopped up every bit of the meal.
Soby's is now own my list for every trip to Greenville! J Ned

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CelebratingGrad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience when you want to celebrate something special

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evertthing was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation

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vernod
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food in the heart of beautiful downtown Greenville.

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LarryG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night. Expensive but you get what you pay for

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DavidH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st…the service was outstanding! Tyson was very helpful, attentive, accommodating, and just a great friendly server!! 2nd…The food was excellent! The Old Fashioned was exceptional. When in town this will be a “go to” spot!!

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KarenL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had terrible service no sooner than we ordered salads they appeared. Then after the salad within minutes my entrée's came out. So we were finished in 40 minutes with the rush act. The waitress did not know how to stagger the meal. It was not a relaxing meal and I will not return. There are too many other restaurants to chose from.

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SamF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed too pricey over quality of food not great.

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MarkA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening.
Great food.
Great energy throughout the restaurant and the outside dining area (as well).
If you are visiting Greenville, this is a great place to spend an evening for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service and food were wonderful

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JoeM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All dishes for our party of 4 were excellent and a good value. Servers were very professional and experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prom date, we had a wonderful time!

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Gail
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and sitting outside. Service was excellent!

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HonestAbe
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I’ve always liked this restaurant. But my girlfriends dinner was definitely mediocre. Especially for the money. Halibut and beans. She said they tasted like canned beans with very little flavor. My pork was on the verge of being dry. I wonder if the kitchen has become too comfortable knowing they will always have customers. This is a bummer, because in the past we have always had good food.