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Social 52

4.4
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great Beer
Social52 is the newest addition to Richmond’s thriving dining scene. Located in the heart of the fan on Main St., this spacious casual-pub is perfect for any social gathering large or small. Social’s casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop for our creative New-American menu and our extensive craft beer menu. Our New-American fare offers a fresh twist on classic items. Proudly serving only VA drafts and an extensive beer selection, we offer thousands of pairing options to please any palate!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Monday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am

Late night menu available until close
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Phone number
(804) 353-9709
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Semi-private dining area offers seated up to 70. Cocktail up to 100. Private entrance and free parking available.
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Private party contact
Walied Sanie: (855) 399-7851
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulberry St.
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Parking details
Street parking available- FREE private parking lot behind restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Our experienced staff can help with everything from food to decorations to entertainment, and our staff makes sure your event is truly memorable. No matter what the event, we'll create the appropriate mood and take the stress out of hosting. (Don't worry, you still get all the credit). Whether your event is intimate or extravagant, our experienced staff is ready to help you with every detail to make sure your day is flawless. We can offer your guests either plated courses, passed hors devours and/or buffet style dinners. We can customize your very own food and beverage package that will definitely impress your guests, exceed your expectations and most importantly fit your budget. Our experienced management and culinary team can prepare the most diverse menu to suit all of your needs and will go the extra mile to make your event a memorable one.
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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day! STORE POLICY: Parties of 5 or more that are a No Show will be charged a $25 fee. We look forward to serving you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 260 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Came here for brunch. I had the steak and eggs and my lady ordered the southwest burrito (subbing chicken for the chorizo). Both are excellent dishes and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone visiting this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and nice ambiance. Get there between 4 and 7 for drink specials and appetizer specials. The curb appeal of the place is a little weird but walk on in, its very comfortable and inviting once you pass through the doors.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was good. The restaurant and ambiance comfortable. Will definitely stop by again.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were seated immediately. Very friendly hostesses. It was Happy Hour, so it was very crowded and noisy in the bar area, but the restaurant area was moderately full. We were able to take advantage of $ off drinks even though we weren't seated at the bar. The server was very friendly and attentive without hovering. The food was wonderful! My wife had one of the flat breads and a Caesar salad; I had the wings and shrimp & grits. The key lime pie was authentic and very tasty! The noise really didn't bother us much; we could still carry on our conversation. We'll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good food and service, attentive staff seemed eager to be sure our dinner experience was good.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch.... food was delicious and the server was wonderful

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good and service were great! Fun lively atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our waiter did a wonderful job of taking care of us, making suggestions, and efficiently getting our things. The noise level in the restaurant was unacceptable. It was difficult to hold conversation with the people at our table due to the noise. The menu displayed a good variety food. The appetizers were good but we felt the flatbreads were a bit bland. We had the caprese and the Chesapeake flatbreads. For the appetizers we had mussels, Mac and cheetohs, deep fried deviled eggs, and dynamite shrimp.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love the food at this restaurant. The value for the price is exceptional. But the last 2 visits have been plagued by dreadful service. The first time the service was bad we were there at peak brunch time. This time the place was not packed and we watched 2 groups of patrons leave because no one even took a drink order. I pray that this excellent restaurant doesn’t destroy itself with poor service.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant prior to this experience but we received not so great service. Our waitress was very inattentive and only came to our table to take our order and bring me coffee that I later flagged her down for. Our food took an hour to receive and she never came to notify us of the delay, we eventually had to grab the manager who was empathic but I wouldn’t come back for brunch again...maybe I’ll try happy hour another time. One more chance.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We've eaten here many times now. Always a pleaser! We invited some friends who'd never dined here to meet us. Not thinking it was St. Patricks' evening. Those very crowded and loud our server was very prompt and the food did not disappoint.
Any appetizer you try you'll love as we always have. First time trying the fried deviled eggs. Sounds strange but was the most delicious out of them all. Besides the spicy shrimp, and fried green tomatoes

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere, plenty of craft beers on tap service was great and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Organize a family group of 13.
We had three birthdays and an engagement to celebrate.
They made special accommodations to have a chilled bottle of Prosecco ready upon arrival.
They also brought three separate desserts to the table for the birthday celebrations.
Server was fantastic and the food was amazing.
Can't thank them enough for all they did for our family.
THANK YOU!
Chrissy Herbert
We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We were visiting Richmond and staying just down the street. Came here for dinner after reading some good online reviews. We ordered a couple of flatbreads, which were really tasty. A very good beer selection. The place had a nice vibe and the wait staff were very pleasant. Plenty of TVs for sports enthusiasts. I definitely recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice place to hang out on a Saturday night

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I fell in love with Social 52 when I met Abby back in July 2017 when I moved here from Houston. I have come in at least 2 times a week since then. Great food, drinks and staff.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Social 52 never disappoints us. The food is alway good and the service is excellent. Great value for the price. Great happy hour.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I love brunch at Social 52 but the service this week was dreadful. We were seated for over 30 minutes before anyone even brought us water. This has never happened before so I will keep my plans to have brunch there with a friend this weekend. I’m thinking that this was just a bad day. I don’t want to have to give up their chicken and waffles because of poor service.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Limited menu. Three orders of eggs over cooked. Over easy came out over hard.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed the dinner but it took an hour before we were served our food. We had reservations.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had high hopes for Social 52, and unfortunately we were let down. When we walked in, one of the owners was working the host stand. He asked if we had ever been there, and when we said no, he was genuinely shocked that anyone in Richmond existed and hadn't been there before. This arrogance alone was offputting, and the rest of our visit was similarly disappointing. All 4 of our meals were way too salty, and the food took longer than it should've to come out of the kitchen. To top it off, there were several large groups of loud, drunk people who took over the whole restaurant. I'm sure our experience would've been very different if we were just there to drink, but I would not recommend this as a dinner spot.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Overcooked food and lackadaisical Service

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had great time. They had been very attentive and intouch with my daughters peanut allergy. Food was great. The siracha honey wings had been amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

It had been a long time since we had brunch at Social 52 and I’m not sure why. I forgot that the food is delicious and very reasonably priced (the gravy that accompanied the chicken and waffles is to die for) and you can get a pitcher of mimosas on the cheap. The service was attentive but not intrusive which allowed for lovely conversation. I can’t wait to get back there!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is faboulous. Love the fact they can accommodate a large party. Great variety of food at a reasonable price. Nice selection of beers too.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food! We were excited to find that they had happy hour specials on a Saturday. Also, many comparable places don’t have a kid’s menu. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they had one, to include crayons and a picture to color.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

First time to Social52 - won't be the last. I had heard about Social52 and finally got there after weeks or months of wanting to go, and I wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxed yet energetic and fun. The food was great. We had an assortment of appetizers (don't miss the fried deviled eggs!) that our group of four shared, which was plenty for us, saving room for dessert, of course. Social52's selection of beers was vast such that I was able to find at least a couple of new choices to try (and love). Mixed drinks were creative and enjoyable as was the wine. We capped off with desserts (Key lime pie and Belgian waffle creme brulee) which did NOT disappoint! Every aspect of the evening was great, and we'll definitely return soon.

One thing to note - Prior to going, I read other reviews that said that the servers and staff at Social52 were less-than-friendly and that this was a detractor. I'm here to tell you that our experience couldn't have been farther from that. Our server was AWESOME! She was fun, engaging, witty, and took great care of us. In addition to that, at least two other employees stopped by our table on different occasions to check on us and to make sure that we were having a great time (which we were). Had we heeded those other reviews, we would've never given Social52 a try, but we're glad we did try it and will certainly go back. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Second time here and no disappointments.
Nice beer and drink menu to whet your whistle, featuring a good number of local (VA or RVA) craft beers.
The menu is diverse to appeal to most palates. I am a fan of their Brussels sprouts appetizer as well as their grilled edamame (yes grilled). Both have a little twist from conventional that makes them unique and flavorful.

Our party enjoyed the pasta dish, a flatbread and the beet salad. All were cooked on point, and the food and drinks came out quickly.

Definitely would return...

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Don't leave without ordering the Nutella Cheesecake. Really nice servers. A little loud but it was the night of the Naughty Santa Bar Crawl and college football on TV. Enjoyed meeting the owner who takes pride in his establishment. Hope your arm is better soon James. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

New place for us. Excited to try it and we were not disappointed. The service (Bridgett) was excellent. The menu is not huge but the choices selected were awesome. The Brussel sprouts were delicious and the Cuban sandwich fantastic. My spouse had the ravioli dish with chicken added and that too was excellent. She had the mac and Cheetos appetizer which was quite filling and very good as well. Couldn't eat it all.

Great inexpensive place in our opinion. The bar was active and gave us people to watch. We will return to Social52 again soon. It's one of those casual places that's a good Friday night or Saturday night stop. Great food, great service, and a nice feel. Definitely worth the drive on a cold and snowy Saturday night!!!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

A+ Great service great food, great atmosphere ..
Server was very friendly and excellent

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Food, service and setting was excellent. They waitress was attentive and gave us great recommendations.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I made reservations at this restaurant for a Saturday brunch meal. The breakfast was EXACTLY like the breakfast food you’re served at the airport - no better but slightly worse. The sausages were so disgusting, I couldn’t finish eating them.
Friends of the owner must be posting reviews, because there is no way this is a 4 star restaurant.

This eatery was a NO for me. I suggest they prepare and serve fresh quality food items for brunch or stop serving ‘brunch’ or open up a spot inside the airport.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was delicious! We started we the duck egg rolls and we are still talking about them days later. Both of our meals were delicious as well. I loved the spinach agnolotti I ordered.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing Sunday Brunch with awesome menu and choices!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We came here for a casual, but filling dinner following the Richmond marathon. The atmosphere is great, lively but not too loud. Service is wonderful, prompt and friendly. It was great to have a happy hour option on Saturday. The list of local brews is varied and has great options. The apps (buy 1 get 1 half off during happy hour) are AMAZING. We loved the deep fried deviled eggs, the sliders (with duck), the mac n cheese with cheetohs (trust me, it's great), and the fried green tomatoes and shrimp.
All of our entrees were delicious, huge portions, and wonderfully made. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly, my dinner companions had the burger, jambalaya, and carbonara, all of which we'd recommend. Next time we're in Richmond, we'll definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great and food was great. They had a fantastic beer selection and good Mixtec drinks. The only thing I didn't like was the hard wooden booth seats.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal. Creative, delish Burgers. Good happy hour prices.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food in a mice spot. Took my wife here for a date night and it was wonderful. The food was great, our server was very nice and knowledgeable about the food as well as drinks. We will return to this place.

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