Soby's

4.7
6357 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 6357 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess was very rude and not professional, Our waiter was great and my filet was delicious!

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vipDavidM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Soby's did a great job. The food and service met their high standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow, but it was late so sort of expected, some of the rice was hard in the dish I had.

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MonicaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had an excellent variety of options. Everything we ordered was delicious. The server was observant without being overbearing. A very pleasant evening out.

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Drew
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food selection even though it started to rain half way through our meal. Raincoats and umbrellas help prevent the evening from being spoiled

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MikeG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere.
Sitting at a table overlooking the kitchen made for an even better time, as it was fun to watch all the meal preparation.

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DawnK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carrie was outstanding!!! Knowledgeable, informative and fun!!! When we visit again, will be definitely be back and asking for Carrie!

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s is one of my favorite places to eat downtown Greenville. It is always consistently great service, awesome food.

KJ
KathleenJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle, our waiter, was great! Love the open dining area and the atmosphere.

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Adam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Waiter asked me up front what the occasion was (first date). Did a fantastic job balancing space and keeping the drinks going. Food was excellent.

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vipmark
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, atmosphere, service!
Unfortunately sat beside wall near fireplace with constant runway traffic to upstairs seating and bathrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s never disappoints. Friends visiting from out of town and we had a great time. Always top notch services and the food is fantastic. Wonderful wine selections. We ordered the Corvina fish special and the grouper. Cooked perfectly and full of flavor and finished with the banana cream pie. Great meal!

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Noelle
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Soby’s for our 30th Anniversary. Service by Brion was great, food was very delicious & the atmosphere was cozy. Enjoyed every moment, would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup, our server, was excellent as were our meals. Another great experience at Soby's

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RickP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. I was entertaining out of town clients, and they were very happy with the meal and the ambience.

JC
vipJeffC
London
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. A must make when in Greenville

LG
LaurieG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business meal. Kitchen went above and beyond for a special dessert request.

KB
KathyB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 51st Anniversary. We are from Maryland and we were on our way to Atlanta for a wedding. It was a beautiful night and the food was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Fantastic service.

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ArthurW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The crab cakes and short ribs were excellent. Will go back.

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Clemtig76
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We usually have great food and service when visiting Sony's. Not tonight. My wife's pork tenderloin was over cooked and the mashed potatoes were instant. Also the meal lacked sauce. We also waited over 20 minutes to get the check on a Monday night.

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Travelingdruggist
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, good beer, wonderful she-crab soup. Two of us had the signature shrimp and grits. Very good. We were all happy!!!

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HWillie
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside not available because of rain so seated at a street window. Good location and great service. Delicious birthday dessert provided by Sobys. Meals were delicious.

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vipfussyeater
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu with a definite southern flair, very high quality ingredients very well presented. A definite go to spot

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

Always a five star experience at Soby’s. The food and service are flawless.

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AudreyP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We would rate our first experience a year ago a solid 5. Great service and very hospitable staff. We sat in a booth. We had such a great time that we went back for my birthday. This second experience was a 4. Neither hostess greeted us with a hello or smile. We were first seated at a table for 2 along the wall next to the server station where we were distracted by the creaking/moving floor caused by the constant server traffic. We requested another table and were escorted to the other side of the restaurant by a hostess that barely spoke with no smile. We thought our chosen appetizer was over-priced. $6.00 for 4 very small deviled eggs that were a bit too mustardy for our taste (but had a very nice presentation). Our entrees were delicious, love the She Crab soup with Crab Cakes! Our server was exceptional and made our celebration very special. We will be back!

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vipJRob
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, I was really happy of my choice for my wife’s birthday dinner. The food was awesome; my wife had the crab cakes and I had the fried chicken and both were absolutely outstanding! We had the deviled eggs for starter and I had the Caesar salad. The eggs were perfectly prepared and perfectly round.

Grant was our server and was really good. However, there is a common theme with things opening up after the shut down and that is service. Grant seemed to have a couple of large tables outside, and tables inside. There were seemingly long gaps between food arriving and check ins. We did wait a long time for our final bill and Grant gave his regrets and apologized; we tipped the full amount because he was good.

Fortunately, we were in no hurry and we’re enjoying the pleasant outdoor surroundings. All in all, my wife enjoyed it but as a diner I have set my expectations because restaurants are understaffed and burgeoning with patrons.

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barryb
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dining experience on this birthday celebration. Mike was knowledgeable about the menu and managed a polite conversation. The grouper and crab cakes were delicious. New dessert item lemon meringue pie was good topper. Our fav GVL restaurant.

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Mike1234
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were seated and no one came to our table for 10 minutes to greet us. We watched wait staff walk past us numerous times as we continued to wait to be greeted.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Food is outstanding!! Love the outside seating, people watching and I can take my dog. Very loud on Fridays and Saturday when there’s a lot of traffic on Main Street (motorcycles and cars).

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MattT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for the first time on Sunday night. Really nice restaurant and the food was great! Looking forward to coming back!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated by friendly staff and showed our table the waitress was friendly and helpful the food was delicious as always I will be back again soon

JH
JoyceH
1 review