Soco Restaurant

4.8
1157 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Soco Restaurant features Southern Contemporary Cuisine with a progressive culinary approach under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie. The restaurant offers genuine southern hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment. Our team is dedicated to overall excellence and cultivating Downtown Orlando as a dining destination.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeannie! Amazing service!

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vipIntlfoodie
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. Food was great. Service a little slow.
We had some people sitting behind us who were exceptionally loud and had been partaking in the unlimited mimosas. They were not wearing mask and speaking loudly and laughing loudly. Under normal circumstances, this would not be an issue - we like having fun and enjoy seeing others have a good time. However, with Covid, I would hope that people would be more mindful of others and avoid speaking loudly or laughing out loud because when they do, they are spraying the whole environment! We did not make a fuss, but I do think that your staff should let customers know that they should be considerate.

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FLnative1
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always overeat at Soco and just have the best food!

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Luvgoodfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and my waiter was friendly. The menu was different and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! The food is exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jefferson and Jen on the outside patio were amazing. The food was awesome. We just moved from Maryland and they gave us a ton of suggestions for things to do as far as family outings. Top-notch service.

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P2b2019
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu..the lobster mash potatoes with meatloaf is bursting in flavors. The CobraKai cocktail with rum has the best pair taste. Very refreshing. Service is outstanding and with a mask. Outstanding place!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I live in the area and had been here multiple times in the past. I had not been here in over a year due to a past experience I had (in which I kept to myself and didn’t write a review on). However the food is amazing, but the slow service unfortunately does not make it worth it.

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vipRoyTheExperienceGuy
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

The food was unique and good. The service wasn’t great. It took a long time and the server did not check in very much.

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OrlandoFoodie
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually eat outside but that was full. Ate at the bar (to take advantage of happy hour specials) which was very nice (but still prefer outside).

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Shawnb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a very long time. I can’t recommend this place enough for food , drinks and service.

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vipLuv2dine
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jefferson is the best server anyone could ever ask for! I definitely recommend asking for him specifically. The eggs are so fluffy, I always order two servings of them. You won’t regret it!!!

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MaxC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time! My wife and I took our son with us. The menu "wasn't " child friendly till they met Richard. The chef came out and they worked on a child approved menu on the fly. Great time! Great place! Great service! Excellent food!

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PamB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal outdoor shaded seating for socially distanced brunch. Great service, recommendable Bloody Mary and bottomless Mimosa, and the food is first-rate—try the chicken and dumplings ap and the Lake Meadow deviled eggs. French toast and fried chicken is another star. Street traffic can be a little noisy, but worth it for a table in the patio. We’ll be back!

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gwenk
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very delicious and our server was very attentive and charming.

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KayG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The worst meal I have had in a long time! Total waste of my hard earned money. We tried several different plates and I can genuinely say that not one thing was actually “good”. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got there we waited shortly before being seated. Our table was next to a birthday brunch (which was so cute! S/O to John Carlos - HAPPY BIRTHDAY). The waitress was very pleasant and helpful with everything we needed. Our overall experience was very delightful. Which it has been each time we’ve gone there.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for magical dining so the menu was limited of course. But the oysters were on it and they were fabulous! The lemon ricotta vegetarian dish was more like a tart & it was smooth & creamy. The desserts were meh. The wait staff were friendly and attentive, but i thought the maitre d was a bit aloof.

The restaurant seemed pretty crowded ... i wouldnt sit at the bar or high tops if you are concerned about covid.

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Joeybagz
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dishes...minus the hash browns. Great server

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JenniferP
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and excellent food. Had both dinner and brunch.

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Noah78
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Soco for brunch!!! This week I tried the steak and eggs and it did not disappoint at all!

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kurtw
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was extremely nice. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere. Excellent overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg!!! Everything was great. The banana pudding...omg!!!!! So good! Going back SOON!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf and oysters are fantastic!

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offshore21
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were top rate. One of the best Magic Dining meals we have had in years. Pork Chop and meat loaf were outstanding. Sat outside so you get some road noise but otherwise highly recommended. Don't know why we waited so long to go there.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The "Magical dining menu" included pork chops, Brussels sprouts and potatoes. Brussels sprouts were merely sautéed, so raw on the inside. Not good. After warning the waitress that I did not like fatty pork chops, she gave me no indication the pork would not be lean. It was big, thick and riddled with fat. Inedible. The manager adjusted the bill appropriately. The waitress was scarce and unfriendly after I let her know my dissatisfaction. This place is now on my list of restaurants to avoid.

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vipvacation
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is locally-owned. Recipes created in-house by Chefs Greg and Craig. Food is original, so picky eaters probably not happy here. Great meals.

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PattyN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary and decided to go out for dinner. We wanted to try a new restaurant and Soco did not disappoint. The food was amazing. Our server was very attentive; even the restaurant manager stopped by to congratulate us and gave us free champagne and a dessert. We will definitely be returning to Soco.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time at Soco. Great food, great service and great drinks

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Dand
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I found the food to be very lacking in flavor. I don't usually care for spices or extreme flavors, but my meal was very bland. Every course came with sauces. Without the sauces, the main food would have had no flavor. The fish nugget appetizers tasted like cornstarch only. The meatloaf was also pretty plain, except for the sauce that it was placed on. Very disappointing and would not go back. I also would NEVER describe it as comfort food. Not even close.

The restaurant was noisy and hard to hear my dinner guest. Service was ok, but definitely could have used improvement.

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SharonD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time I’ve dined there and would definitely Go back often! Loved the food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, as always. Will return!

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Nancy
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pecan crusted trout was really quite delicious....light and buttery. Generous portion.

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Josie
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the area decided to go here off recommendations & I was very impressed. The food was amazing and the service

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Angelap
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Short menu options for brunch. Our server was abit neglectful and seemed annoyed by us. Others brought our food but he never came by to see if we needed anything or if everything was OK.

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DianaN
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Went for brunch. It was our second time going and it will be our last. We understand that because of COVID restaurants have to make up their money, but we felt uncomfortably sardine packed in the restaurant. There were to many people for the two waitresses for our side to handle while also tending the bar. The service was underwhelming and so was the food on this visit. I also felt like people were on top of me as they walked past our table. It took about 20min to flag down the waitress so we can pay to leave. I was extremely disappointed because our first visit had us raving over the food and the second visit was the total opposite.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Mercedes
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a new brunch place to try and was not disappointed at all!! Food was amazing! Our server Andrew was the best will definitely ask for him again. Loved location and atmosphere!

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kristent
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!!

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Soco Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1157 OpenTable diners.

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