Soby's

4.7
6556 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6556 people are saying
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vipTylerW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken and crab cakes were fantastic

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vipTMan
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a fantastic evening of dining and the atmosphere was awesome and will definitely return

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Bruizer
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have dined several times at Sobys.
It's typically quite special. It was just average on 12/05/21. It seemed like the staff was tired.... long weekend.
Slightly brighter lights at the bar might help. It was dark.. The scallops were delicious but the sauce and "greens" were very odd. The sauce seemed like a thin butternut squash with NO flavor. I'm guessing it wasn't butternut squash.... ?? Regardless, it had no flavor. The scallops were also plated with shaved "greens" of some sort. Again, no flavor. Even iceberg lettuce would have been an improvement. Forgive my sarcasm.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Soby's as our go-to for special occasions or just a nice meal downtown. The she-crab soup is phenomenal. World-class in my book, and I've had it in many restaurants all over.
Last night, the soup was perfect but everything else was a bit too sweet for me. From the cocktail to the short rib with field peas, the sweetness was a bit out of balance.
Still a very good meal in a beautiful setting but not quite up to their usual standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We liked the look of the restaurant but it was super loud. I was happy to see they had outdoor dining that was enclosed for the cooler weather, so I would choose to eat outside if we went again as it’s probably not as loud. We loved the Fried Green Tomatoes, delicious! I had a salad with tender lettuce and a sweet vinaigrette, my husband had a wedge salad, they were both fantastic! Where things went a little wrong were the entrees. My husband had the crab cakes and he said they were ok but he didn’t prefer the texture. I had the stuffed acorn squash. It was interesting, and VERY small. It was sweet and the farrah was chewy. It was ok, but I would never order it again. I did add a crab cake to my dinner (thankfully) and I thought it was fantastic! It was pure crab and delicious. My husband doesn’t normally order crab cakes, but I do, and I loved them! Overall it was a good experience but I wouldn’t recommend going here if you want something quiet.

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vipKathy
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and an excellent meal!

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JessicaC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s is always a great choice. The food was delicious and we had great service as well. Highly recommend!

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were not aware they were lighting the Christmas tree on main Street right in front of our outdoor seating, it was a real treat to watch it and the crowd. The food was excellent. I had the signature crab cakes. Two groups joined the outdoor seating and it was a little loud. BUT I left my credit card and our waitress chased us down on the street to return it. I can't thank her enough.

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Jeff
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Server was personable, and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Soby’s. The service was slow (probably due to staffing) but the servers were very pleasant and personable. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was great! Definitely recommend. Just plan to be patient. They are doing the best they can under these circumstances!

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KimS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table upstairs and the ambience good. The service and the food was excellent. Lots of choices on the food and beverage menus. We had a really enjoyable evening and look forward to dining with Soby's again.

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JOSHO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s is always a great place to visit. Their bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is one of the best on the menu along with the she crab soup. Highly recommend if you want to impress.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance of the space, the server was very attentive, food was delicious! We are planning another visit to try some of the other meals!

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Lark
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 1 is treated just as royally as Table for 6 ! Thank you. Everything I ordered from Fall salad, Filet Mignon entree, Italian wine, Chocolate mousse cake dessert was perfectly prepared and presented. I enjoyed overhearing some newer diners at the next table asking questions, placing their order, and knowing they would be SO pleased with everything also. Soby's sets the bar very high for making a dining experience memorable and delightful. 100% in my book !

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keifer
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

As usual, their wine list tops most every local restaurants. I had the fried chicken that was a bit dry, but the coating was really delicious. We’ll be back, just won’t order the fried chicken again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Restaurant was a little cold. Wear layers if you go in the winter and it will be great.

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DeriB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Made reservation and then was told no inside tables available. Told that the outdoor seating was warm and it was NOT! Received entree’s before appetizer—really😡. All food was served barely warm. Don’t recommend! Server(Kyle) was good

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JulieA
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch on a Saturday. The service was prompt and friendly. Our server was able to answer questions about the menu very easily. We were able to request a few tweaks to menu items to suit our taste preferences. The food was delicious as always. Soby’s seems to be a consistently great choice for brunch or dinner anytime in Greenville.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Impressed with the unique pairings of flavors.

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PhilG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I lived in Greenville for 8 years and now, living in Pittsburgh, I always take the time to visit Soby’s while in town. The food is always excellent, however, this past visit left much to be desired. From ordering to first receiving our food, it took around 50 minutes. I love their she-crab soup and it was delicious as always, however, there were several small pieces of crab shell in the soup. Not a big deal, but a little off-putting. The bigger issue was the table where we were seated. It was directly under a fan that was going full blast. The ladies in our group literally had their hair blowing around. I asked the hostess who seated us if it could be turned down and she said that they would have to turn them all off to turn that one down. This seemed rather odd. We could have had a lovely meal, one that I have come to expect from Soby’s, however, the slow service, issues with the soup, and the constant wind during the entire meal made for a less than spectacular experience. For the first time in the nearly two decades I have been eating at Soby’s, I was disappointed.

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Gvillefoodie
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with good food and wine.

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JPM2
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the snapper, which was really fatty. I wish I had ordered something different. My husband loved his food. The environment was really nice, even after the kitchen fire and firemen showing up. 😂 The fish is the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars.

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TerryG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good location, easy parking, good ambiance and waiter. Always enjoy Soby’s.

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ShelbyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!! ❤️

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RJMe
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby's was a great celebration stop. The atmosphere was great. Our server was friendly and very attentive. And the food was modern and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was a little disappointed this time but will go and experience it again

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Kobesp
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The real treat at Soby's is sitting at a table above the kitchen where diners enjoy an inside look at the magic that makes Soby's dishes so delicious!

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vipDeborahO
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter did a lovely job. The brie was delicious. The she-crab soup was lovely. It is unfortunate that a street performer was playing so loudly and not so well across the street. Our entrees were very delayed and pushed us close to the time we needed to depart for a play.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Neither bad nor good. Food was ok,but not for the price. Outside dining in tent with heater was nice.

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KBee
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is going on my favorites list. The food was tasty and the portion size was perfect. My bf and I couldn't choose what we wanted so we ordered two different dishes and shared them. An excellent idea as the shrimp and grits and the fried catfish was absolutely delicious!

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bhenry2
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife ordered the filet mignon and I tasted it. It may have been the best I've ever had, and she can't stop raving about it. And TRY THE WHITE CHOCOLATE BANANA CREAM PIE oh my god.
Wonderful restaurant, wonderful service.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a relaxing meal catching up with family. The food was perfect and the atmosphere was a match!

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TimothyS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elevated southern comfort food at its finest. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends for their first visit and to celebrate my birthday. Our server was delightful, and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was entertaining and happy !! Great food and fun night

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Locals
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you. For two the upstairs loft is a great quiet place to sit

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Marc
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had a reservation for upstairs, but after 20 minutes they seated us in the bar..... at a DIRTY table . Then waitress stated that WE must have sat down too soon. Yet the hostess seated us. Too many other places to eat in Greenville to go back here and be treated like Soby's is doing us a favor.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Greenville's best. Highly recommend.

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MichaelD
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby's is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious. I normally get the bacon wrapped tenderloin, but I opted for the salmon while my wife ordered the scallops. Both were prepared perfectly.

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CraigN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific establishment! Great staff, great atmosphere, great food! Look forward to our next visit!

FAQs

Soby's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 232-7007.

Soby's is rated 4.7 stars by 6556 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.