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About Social 52

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 such as our ‘Mac'n Cheetos Bowl’. Proudly serving only VA drafts and an extensive beer selection, we offer thousands of pairing options to please any palate!

2619 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Mulberry St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 353-9709

Website:
http://www.social52rva.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking available- FREE private parking lot behind restaurant

Executive Chef:
Oscar 'Mac' McCrowell

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining area offers seated up to 70. Cocktail up to 100. Private entrance and free parking available.

Private Party Contact:
Walied Sanie: (855) 399-7851

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Social 52 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Casual (9)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Tapas, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing Sunday Brunch with awesome menu and choices!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waiter waa outstanding, food was good. Very nice atmosphere and good craft beer selection.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great place. We went for brunch to celebrate my birthday. Our server was exceptional, the food was great, and the cocktails were on point! We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food took over 50 minutes. Beer selection was pretty amazing. Happy hour on a Saturday was pretty nice. Service was lackluster wasn’t until after our meal was delivered did we receive more water. Overall food was solid when it did arrive.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The waiter was great. The food has changed drastically. The portions has decreased. It used to be wonderful. Now it's just okay.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, great beer, cool music!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service! Recommend highly for all occasions.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

we enjoyed the restaurant. The fact that they had a happy hour not just in the bar part but in the restaurant on a Saturday until 7 was amazing so we were able to get one app for full price and one for half price. we also tried the sangria but thought it was a little to tart for our taste. We tried the crabbies mule (not on happy hour ) and it was very tasty. We tried the deed friend deviled eggs and the Cheetos mac and cheese. I will go back just for the devil eggs. For dinner they forgot to delete the bacon from my grilled cheese however this was quickly fixed however the second grilled cheese was hard and I couldn't taste the apple in it. My husband had tha ravioli and loved it. all was better and forgotten about the bacon when we had the French toast crème brulee...yummy. we will be back just next time I wont get the grilled cheese.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was the best food AND service we have had in awhile. The fried brussels app and salmon were awesome. A gem!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were with a large group for UR parents weekend. Our reservations changed a few times and the restaurant was more than accommodating. Our server Alanis did an incredible job and the food was fabulous! We couldn't have asked for a better experience!!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

First times and had a great experience. Good and staff was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Mac-n-cheese with Cheetos? Yes, I'll take that! So good, I went home and am trying to replicate the recipe for a normal work-day meal for the family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We love Social 52! The staff is friendly and helpful. The food appeals to adults and kids.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Based on the previous reviews I thought that this may be a nice 'up and coming' place for a casual dinner. It felt like a college pub and the service definitely subpar. I try to give the server the benefit of the doubt but she certainly did not treat us as a valued customer. From the moment we sat until the time we left our entire table kept asking 'where is our server?' Drinks were empty, plates were finished, and a bill needed to be paid.

I don't think this is a place I will be returning to.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Arrived 10mins before my reservation and the place was pretty empty for the most part but then again it was a Wednesday evening and it was almost 7pm. My fiancé and I waited for someone to come up to the host stand we where sat immediately. Overall service was ok we ordered drinks and appetizers as we waited for friends. Our friends came ordered and the wings and fried Brussel sprouts we ordered still were not out but he appetizer our friends ordered was. The server apologized and took the items off the bill which was appreciated. We all ordered burgers and all in all they were ok. I would visit again and would tell anyone planning on going not to expect anything extraordinary it was average in my opinion but fairly priced considering.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was fresh and well prepared. Brussel sprouts and salmon appetizer were delicious. Casual eats in a fun environment. I will go back. Crowd was a little young. Prices were very reasonable for the high quality of the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dissapointed. Service was slow and food was alright. Loud customers were next to us, and they had much better service by a lady waitress other than the man that served us. He did one thing at a time and took a while to come back but he was very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Good food and good service! Mac and Cheetos are my absolute favorite!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Overall good experience. Our waitress could have been more welcoming but food was great and wait time was short. Will be visiting again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Outstanding duck sliders and very good beer options; very good service and values

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mothers day brunch and found the food to be very good. Two of us got the eggs benidict and it was yummy, one french toast and shrimp--sounds weird but it was a great combo!! Lastly, the chicken and waffles were awesome!! Our server was very friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was amazing. Everyone young to old loved the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our first visit to Social 52. We were very impressed with management before we even visited. We made a reservation for 3 for Mother's Day originally but had to call next day and ask to change reservation to 7. They were very nice and accommodating. Our visit on Mother's Day was fantastic. We had a wonderful waiter, very personable and attentive. Food was outstanding. We had one of the seven entree orders delayed but manager came over with the entree and apologized as well as removed entree from tab. Their Bloody Mary cart was highlight of the day for our son-in-law. Will be going back soon!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Good food. Best old fashioned I've ever had, kudos to the bartender.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The staff is super nice. We have come to know them and they are super friendly and considerate.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

On vacation, and chose social 52 for our first Richmond meal. We chose it based on the menu options. I was surprised by the great beer selection when we walked in, and many of the tap options were Virginia beers. The food was very good. I love mac and cheese and was very curious about the mac and cheetos. Unique combination. We had the jambalaya risotto and the steak medallions for dinner, both very good. We finished with the Nutella cheesecake..mmm. Sadly, they didn't have the French toast creme brûlée. With all the good food and beer, the best part of the whole meal was Abby's service! Very friendly, helpful, and attentive! We mentioned we were in town briefly on a road trip to Florida, and asked if she had any suggestions while we're in town...she came back with a written list of options that covered multiple interests (breweries, art, parks, sports)!!! Above and beyond expectations!

We went here for the food, and were not disappointed, and we would go back for the service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

My party of 7 went for Sunday brunch at 10am, so it was still early. The waiter was friendly and personable , but we had multiple issues . First thing he listed off what was NOT on the menu that day, which was weird since it was so early for food to have run out. Then, other issues included :
-my friend's white coffee cup had a lipstick stain on it.
-my cousin requested no bacon in her omelette , which then came out with ....you guessed it, bacon! By the time it was replaced everyone had finished eating.
-husband requested Texas toast instead of hash with his omelette. Omelette came out with ...hash. Finally Texas toast came out and it wasn't truly Texas toast , just grilled dry regular toast.
-service in general from the kitchen was very slow and sporadic , I suspect understaffing in the kitchen because honestly there weren't that many people in the restaurant .
Food was decent but nothing mind-blowing .Would not return for brunch

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We met up for some drinks and a light dinner consisting of mostly appetizers and a dinner among the three of us. The appetizers were all very tasty and the meal was good too. Really liked the fried deviled eggs. Had a kick to them, but were tasty. The mac and cheetos was tasty and don't forget to add that bacon for a really yummy combo. The new sangria on tap was delicious! I will definitely get that again. We had a nice time. It is pretty loud, so just be ready for that. Food is good!!! I would definitely go again. Waitress was very helpful with suggestions as well.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We've been here before and I think we will go back with some caveats. It was really loud and because of a private party, we had to sit in the middle of the restaurant instead of near the door where we sat last time. We ended u taking our food home to eat.

This was a unique situation because of the private party. No hard feelings.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant. I really enjoyed it. We attended for Easter brunch. The service and the food was great. I'd like to try it for dinner. Looks like a fun place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Social 52. The service was great, the food was great! I will recommend Social 52 to all of my friends and we are looking forward to going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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