Soco Restaurant

4.7
1239 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1239 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bonnie
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the special pot pie made with lamb and roasted veggies. It was excellent. Server was very good too.

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Annette
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Our server was super friendly but it took forever to finally get our entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took 1.5 hours to get our food. We were told that there was a large party ahead of us, but that is still unacceptable.

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BJHudson
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat outside during brunch on a Saturday and it was nice. The street wasn't too busy and the other patrons weren't loud. It took a while for our waitress to see us but once we ordered, the food came at a reasonable time.

I ordered the chicken and french toast which was good. I would've preferred the chicken seasoned more and them not to pour syrup all over my food but it was still good and just enough to finish the whole plate.

My husband had the shrimp and grits and he said they were good, nothing special. We also had the unlimited mimosa's which we definitely enjoyed them bringing our own sparkling wine bottles :)

Overall was a good experience and we would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The host team was able to accommodate an extra person to the reservation last minute in exchange to move to the patio. It worked very well in our favor because it was overwhelmingly crowded inside.

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vipvacation
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Chef Craig and the SoCo dining experience since it opened. Unique twists on foods; great ingredients. The Brussels sprouts will make doubters, believe. Never have had a poor experience.

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vipWorldWideFoodie
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything! Every single thing brought to the table was amazing. Sauces and dressings are perfectly seasoned and full of flavor. Will be dining here often!

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was quit nice and we were seated next to the window for the kitchen which was interesting. We went on half price wine night so that was a plus. We started with the deviled eggs which were ok but I am a deviled egg lover. The wedge salad was very good and my wife had the fried chicken which was incredibly moist and flavorful. I can’t recall what I ate but it was good. Overall it was Avery pleasant experience and the server was quit enjoyable.

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RashaudL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but we will be back soon. My wife booked reservations for the following weekend upon arrival of our food. Great place great food

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DasiaJ
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food when I go to SOCO this time was no different. This is a great spot to visit for Sunday Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a promotion

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KimberlyB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

We were not informed of the 2 hour table limit. Several of us gather together to catch up once a month. This month we sadly picked here. Upon delivery of our food we were informed there was a 2 hour table limit and we had 15 minutes to eat our food and leave. Seriously, excuse me what??
Unbelievable how the manger, first of all hid behind the server and would not talk to us directly. Then when he finally did stop by after we asked for him again, we let him know at no time, upon reservation, confirmation of reservation, or upon being seated were we informed of the time limit. Even after letting him know that were not informed of the table limit time until food was delivered, he just didn't care.
No matter how good the food is there, neither I nor any of our party, ever step foot in this place again.

How this was handled was beyond unprofessional. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to gather with family and friends for a meal to not support SOCO in Thornton Park.

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MechelleC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Love Josh and Lia (don’t know if I’m spelling that correctly) they’re my fave lol
Whole place is just 100/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls Brunch

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RobertC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool vibe and good food. Was visiting and lucked upon the place. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing birthday dinner with friends. Jefferson was an amazing server and we loved all the drinks and food that we ordered!

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vipFromOrlando59
Andorra
78 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were able to get into Soco on a busy Saturday night in Downtown Orlando. The staff couldn't have been more engaged and the food was, as always, exceptional. This is the sort of place that locals can really get into.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, enjoyed it. Food was tasty, but pricey for what you get. Drinks were very good. Restaurant was crowded, loud, and busy.

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KellyKeval
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I come here for bday brunches, I love the food, the bottomless mimosas, and that they bring the bottle to the table. I always order the eggs Benedict and now so do my friends. I’m not a biscuit fan but I love the biscuits at Soco! This place is simple, tasty, aesthetically inviting, and does not disappoint. It’s your grown up brunch at a classy southern table. You’ll definitely come back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to SOCO as part of our last night in Orlando for a short trip. This meal was the spectacular end to a great visit. From the cocktails, to the wings, all the way to dessert - was one of the best meals we’ve ever had.

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ChuckF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! My date has some dietary restrictions and the server, Marci was very helpful and attentive to her needs. We had a ribeye steak with roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy oysters, pork belly appetizer, and wedge salad. The menu was so exciting I can’t wait to come back and try even more of the specialty foods. For dessert we had the homemade ice cream and the chocolate pecan pie with French pressed coffee. This is my new favorite restaurant In Orlando!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the salads pizza and wine! Cute place. Better when the state opens up and easier to make a reservation.

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Deids
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love coming here! The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is great!

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DarlaK
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Drinks were great too! I would go back.

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viplacomida
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. We were at a table of 4 and everyone's dishes looked great. I love the wedge salad with the pork belly and the chicken and dumplings were fabulous. Have to like mushrooms though. Out table ordered the meatloaf, ribeye, flounder and the shrimp and grits. We plan on going back soon.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been trying for awhile to get brunch at SOCO. We are more of at the moment type of people but we made a reservation a few weeks in advance expecting the food to fall short of the hype. We were wrong. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Definitely coming back!

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SolT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but wish the establishment was more covid conscious. We sat outside, and while I understand space is limited, the tables were not 6 ft apart and patrons not spaced out appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High fives around. We truly enjoyed everything we ordered. It definitely reflects a focused chef at the helm. Great flavors and well executed dishes. We had the "Chicken n Dumplins" , Korean Fried Chicken and Wedge Salad, finished it off with some fresh breaded Okra. A well executed salad speaks volumes and honestly are rarely found in 99% of all restaurants. Kudos for seasoning, thought of ease to eat, balanced ingredients and just well executed.

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vipvacation
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu from a locally owned/operated/managed neighborhood restaurant. Devilled eggs are spectacular. My swordfish was perfect. Roasted Brussels sprouts definitely worth the order.

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Heather
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bourbon selection and dining menu were fantastic! The staff was completely welcoming and attentive. Highly recommend a stop here.

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vipCannonCanAm
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The four of us had four different entrees. All were very good. The one disappointment was the fried green tomatoes. We ordered two orders. They were just too thin and chewy. Our server was great. She worked her butt off outside but provided great service anyway.

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FabioD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The worst restaurant in orlando overvalued you will be seated on a corner with no view no light and 0 ambiance ... do nothing waste your money and time in this restaurant please

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday evening dinner at Soco with its trademark Southern cuisine, comfortable surroundings and great hospitality. Everything we ordered was delicious, but I would say the shrimp and grits and the banana pudding are not to be missed!

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RINA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Soco. Food was delicious, bottomless mimosas were truly bottomless (tasted great), and ambiance was chill. Would definitely come back here when in Orlando again.

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FloraC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genie was an amazing waitress! The food was amazing.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Chef is amazing. Not a bad item on menu. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son was in town and is a chef for a farm to table restaurant/farm and we thought he would enjoy your restaurant. It was a nice surprise that we found out the Juniper Rice you serve is from his farm! ❤️ Congaree and Penn in Jacksonville.

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OhNae
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and could have been the highlight of the meal but the service was some of the best I’ve gotten anywhere. We were the last customers there but treated as if they just opened. Try the lobster mashed potatoes and their Mac and cheese, best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very amazing service!

FAQs

Soco Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 849-1800.

Soco Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1239 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.

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