Soby's

4.7
6448 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 6448 people are saying
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and staff were very friendly. The service was quick and the food was very good!! I would highly recommend the honey fried chicken!! Will definitely be going again soon.

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JoyceR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby's is reliably great. From friendly hostesses greeting you at the door, cocktails, service, food, ambiance all combine to always deliver an enjoyable experience. We found out this visit that they offer free valet service
(except for brunch). It's a dependable recommendation for friends visiting the area looking for an exceptional dining venue and a long time favorite.

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MandyM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Sobys for a special dinner to welcome my parents on their first visit to Greenville. Since we anticipated the heat, I’d requested an indoor table. While the fans were running it was still a bit warm in the full and buzzing restaurant.

Our server Heather was lovely and attentive, and she indulged my father’s jokes and stories. While the noise level was excessive, we enjoyed a great evening out. When our server misheard one of our appetizer orders (due to the noise), they invited us to eat the incorrect appetizer and quickly brought out the correct dish. We had the cheese plate, calamari and pimento cheese appetizers and ate most of all three dishes. I’ll definitely get the calamari on a return visit.

The wine list is impressive and extensive and Heather had helpful suggestions for our table’s varied taste preferences. The gentleman who brought one round of our drinks to the table had a fun conversation with my beer-loving husband about a brewery in Charleston and now we’re all anxious to make a trip.

For dinner, our party had the fried chicken, crab cakes, salmon and I had the she crab soup with berry salad. All entrees received rave reviews. I was half tempting put a straw in my soup - it was that good. The one disappointment from the meal was my berry salad. It was incredibly overdressed with green goddess and I felt like I was eating a bowl of guacamole.

In short, we will certainly return to Soby’s soon and I’ll even order the berry salad again, but making sure to request 25% of the typical serving of dressing.

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vipTFStrelitz
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every now and then an eating experience exceeds expectations. We had a lovely night in Greenville, S.C and a fan tas tic dinner at Sobys.

The fried green tomatoes and fried chicken are out of this world. Our lovely server gave us the restaurants history making the evening even better. The founder is first generation American living the dream. 👍👍👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful meal!

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ThomasR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and awesome food, as always. We always visit Sony’s when we are in Greenville. My husband had the crab cakes and I tried the Nashville hot chicken. Crab cakes were wonderful Andy the chicken had just the amount of sweet heat!

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vipWelltraveledfoodie
Charleston
162 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant choice in Greenville. Bone Marrow appetizer was delicious along with each entree.

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DanielaM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! As it’s a bit expensive I wouldn’t suggest it for everyday dining

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GretchenE
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Delicious entrees. Lively ambience.

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BrianR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and always great food! Should be some sort of dress code.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Had dessert first- don’t miss out on the banana pie. Dinner after dessert and it was equally as good!

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vipSCBeachBum
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Soby's since they opened and have never been disappointed. Consistent food, service, and experience - always look forward to returning.

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vipElla3
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was superb. The food was exquisite; we had the fried green tomatoes (to die for!), the grouper (so great!), the filet and the salmon...we loved everything. The service was fantastic in all ways. They even gave us a free dessert because one of us was having a birthday. We sat outdoors, which was very pleasant, pretty and comfortable. In all respects this is a top-notch restaurant.

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CatherineK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Greenville. Absolutely delicious and loved the ambiance! Really neat venue. Ashley was a fabulous server! Guided on menu choices perfectly! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic!!

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Walter
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

When we entered the restaurant no one greeted us. Our waiter zoomed through the food choices however talked about his personal history too much. There was not adequate food for the cost. The broccoli was woody and overcooked. The menu was limited.

We have really enjoyed Soby’s when we have eaten there in the past but were disappointed this past Tuesday.

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vipTomas
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is consistently good. The crab cakes are very good here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and cocktails were great - really loved the fried green tomatoes and the crab cakes. Service was fantastic. A bit noisy but to be expected on a busy Friday night.

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vipPhil
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere but the food portions were TINY for the price(like only tiny bits of meat) and the service was average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We had a lovely time. Sampled the She Crab Soup, Spicy Pimento Cheese, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cake, and the Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

While the food was great, unfortunately the dining room was extremely hot and made the experience a not so pleasant one. We definitely want be back until the cooler months.

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Sandrine
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had an enjoyable family dinner at Soby’s. I loved the fried green tomatoes appetizer. The service was excellent. Nice outdoor patio on the Main Street.

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Ordinaryman
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel to Greenville SC for special occasions and Sobys is always on our list of places to find fine cuisine. We completely enjoyed our Soby experience.

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Annapolis2000
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend. Had delicious shrimp&grits and braised beef short ribs.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great experience as always!

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vipHopkd0438
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing. He was very attentitive and pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience!

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MitziS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining experience! Service, food and atmosphere was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made my reservation on open table and made a special request. No questions were asked and I got to surprise my wife with an amazing night out for our anniversary thanks to all the staff there.

Kyle was our waiter and if I had to rate him out of 10 he would be an 11 easy. He was very attentive informative and just so friendly. Thanks to Kyle and The other staff that night our first time here will turn into more.

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RH123
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was great. Service was great. One of the best restaurants in Greenville, SC

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delightful evening meal. The snapper which was a special of the day was lovely and paired with mashed sweet potatoes and arugula garnish. My husband had the grouper which was also excellent. Fir a special occasion this is an excellent choice.