Soby's

4.7
6139 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 6139 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CareyCherry95
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was awesome, however at the end of our meal. The waiter would just avoid us and left us sitting without asking if we wanted anything else, ie coffee, then after 10 minutes of waiting sat down a desert menu. At that point, we didn’t want desert since it already took so long. Then it took about 10 more minutes to get our check. The food was very good, but the service sucked. Please if you can, do not get Michael A.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner! The food and service was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back!! Also really appreciated the COVID friendly outside seating with heaters.

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Engage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was asking my girlfriend to marry me and there was no better place to do this at than soby's! Everything was perfect including sitting right at the fireplace as requested when getting reservations.

Our hostess was really amazing taking pics and video at perfect times. The food was mind blowing! I got a yes and honestly in such a beautiful place as soby's is, it will be a life long memory that they helped me with to make it the perfect night... It really could not have been better. Only wish the horse carriage ride had been out that night.

Thanks to everyone @ soby's that knew what we were coming for and made our dream come true. I'll never forget it, nor will she.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and the quality and taste of food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Soby’s has a very nice atmosphere and is very cute in the inside, I really liked the lights along the ceiling. However, the food was just not as good as expected especially for the price. Our service was great though, the server was very kind and attentive. My partners food was full of fat and he didn’t even finish it, and there wasn’t much on the plate to begin with and he got the short rib. My food was fine, I got the shrimp and grits it had a very little amount of grits but other than that it was fine. I guess for the price we just felt like the value of our food was lacking. I’ve been here for brunch before and I feel like it is much better than the dinner, and I feel like the value is much better because you can eat as much as you want.

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KennethW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s has always been one of my favorite places to go! The food is great, the service is great, and the atmosphere is always great! I’ve taken my girlfriend there a couple times and she loves it as well! Overall, a great place for date night, to grab a bite and a drink, or even just to get some apps and enjoy the evening!!!

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SebastianB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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PeterO
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and we also had an outstanding server. The food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Hers was perfect, mine wasn’t. Not sure but I’m fairly sure I got the end of the chicken bog. No sausage and had to dig and look for the chicken. Even then only found very little. Mostly just rice. However the worst was the fried chicken. You could tell it was cooked earlier and left sitting on a cooling rack or something for a lengthy amount of time and just dressed up once ordered. I used to visit here very frequently, but I can see the quality has declined. Maybe that explains why there were so slow. It was also at 4:30 on a Sunday. I will say that our server was great. She was definitely on her game that day. I believe her name was Blake. So if you do visit I’d ask for her section. As for me, I’ll be checking in at other places around downtown for a while.

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Walker
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome as usual great food service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers and hosts were so friendly and checked on us more than regularly!

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KellieK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for brunch in Valentines Day and Soby’s did not disappoint. My reservation was waiting in my when we arrived and we got seated right away. Our server was at our table within 30 seconds of sitting and she walked us through the brunch menu and made several good recommendations. We were very pleased with our drinks, our meals and our service. A little pricey for brunch but o guess it’s comparable to any other place we would’ve dined. Overall, we were Very happy with our choice of Soby’s

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vipTigger
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sobys never disappoints. Always very good

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Will
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday brunch with some very unique menu options. Would have preferred a few more "breakfast" items on the brunch menu, but what we got was delicious! Highly suggest if you don't mind some more unique dishes.

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PETEC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We frequent Sobys and love the food the service and the overall experience . This time it seemed as if the wait staff was trying to get out there in record time. Hey I get it , it was Valentine’s Day and I’m sure the staff had plans. It just seemed to me that the device we get at 7:30 should be the same service we get at 9:30. Love the food and we’ll be back it’s our fav.

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vipConsistentFood
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything great except Halibut was a little chewy vs light and had little flavor. App, salad, crab cakes, service, ambience, dessert all great.

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MichaelC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Soby's! Always GREAT food and really nice atmosphere!

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Mehungry
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always kind and attentive. The food and presentation very good.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night venue. Making reservations online was a real plus. Can't wait to try brunch.

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DanielT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!!!

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LynnH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and all our choices for brunch perfectly cooked. Nice to be able to substitute items. Very welcoming and personable server!

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Frances
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and kindly hunted me down in parking lot when I left my purse behind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, space, and food. Ordered the she crab soup as an appetizer and had the shrimp and grits + 1 crab cake for my entree. Great drink selection, too.

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DavidM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had at a restaurant in a long time! Flavor, quality, and quantity were all 5 star! I will be back soon!

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JennyV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Poor service, we were outside (by choice) and felt forgotten.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service
We never felt rushed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

I lowered my rating because they were not following their own published Covid protocols-protocols that led us to eat there. Parties were seated within 2-3 feet of us even when there were tables across the room.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MarkO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft cocktails were great. Take advantage of the entire splits Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waited quite a while for our food. Waitress said she was giving us time for each course. Others around us received entree’s much sooner and arrived after we did.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious!

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FoodieJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Bryan's impeccable service all in a cozy atmosphere. Soby's never disappoints!

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ColinR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! The food is delicious and the staff is super friendly. I've been going since the 90's and never been disappointed. The most recent visit was for my wife's birthday and they gave her the star treatment. Simply the best restaurant in Greenville!

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RobB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I ordered a Caesar Salad, it was terrible. It was brown and nothing but stalks. I did not even touch it. The waitress was clueless to the fact and simply removed mine when she took the other salad plates. But she was very friendly and my dinner was decent.

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vipCLTfoodie
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We chose Soby’s during our recent getaway to Greenville. Food and service was great, but if you’re expecting to feel safe dining during COVID, this wouldn’t be on the top of our list. Mask wearing for guests not enforced, many folks walking around the restaurant without masks and never were stopped. Tables are not adequately spaced, and we ate as quickly as possible to get out. Server in a Clemson mask tried to get us to switch seats to be in the walkway to the stairs and bathroom, and was rude when we pointed out such. I’d stick to takeout from this restaurant.

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23Anniversary
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good food but didn’t have the WOW factor for us. Service was great and neat location.

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RobW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A trip to Greenville for us would not be complete without one evening at Soby's. In a town with so many good choices, Sob'r is our favorite.

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KerriB
Charleston
1 review