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Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL
Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL
Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL
Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL
Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL

Soco Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2074 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 849-1800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Greg Richie
  • Private party facilities
    True southern hospitality is in the details, and we handle them all for you. Our semi-private dining room accommodates up to 22 guests and is the perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options. Please contact Michael Fernandez at michael@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Cross street
    Summerlin Avenue / Central Blvd
  • Parking details
    The parking garage for Soco Restaurant is located at Thornton Park Central. The parking entrances is located at the west side of the building, on North Eola Drive and on the north side on Jefferson Street. Nominal fees may apply.
  • Public transit
    Soco Restaurant is located on the Lynx Lymmo Grapefruit Line at the Central Boulevard and Summerlin Avenue stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,074 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Contemporary American

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

2,074 Reviews
  1. js019

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here . Service was on point and food was delicious ! Will definitely be back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience all around from the food to the warm hospitality. Chef Greg Richie surely has a gem in the heart of Thornton Park and definitely packs in his passion for great food and hospitality into his Southern Contemporary cuisine.

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  3. Foooooodie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. First time dining here. Food was good nothing to write home about. Bathrooms were disgusting and turned me off as soon as I got there.

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  4. Otowndiner

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we had a very enjoyable experience at Soco from start to finish. The place was alive with many people having a great time. Like us, it seemed most had plans for a show following dinner. The food was delicious and the service very attentive and friendly.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Once our server finally arrived she was great too. We were first ones to arrive and check in at about 4:50. They told us the dining room doesn’t open until 5:00 so we could wait or they could change our reservations and seat us outside (it was raining) but they could not seat us in the dining room until 5:00. We said we would wait and we watched and many others checked in and stood and waited with us in the small entrance area. So about a dozen of us stood uncomfortably shoulder to shoulder looking at the beautiful empty dining room that was awaiting us. And then exactly at 5:00 they called our name and sat us. Just thought this was pretty dumb. I think most of us would have rather been seated to wait rather than stand uncomfortably on the entrance area. Although we were the first table seated, we were far from the first to get waited on. After almost fifteen minutes of waiting and and watching other tables be served drinks, I got up and mentioned to the hostess that we have not seen a server. When I sat down a server showed up. After that the rest of the evening was pleasant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to dine at a more local place and found SoCo on a google search. Food was amazing, atmosphere perfect, and our server, Whitney was one of the best we have ever had! It was an incredible place and I recommend it to everyone! Prices are reasonable for the quality of food! Sad that we live in NY and can’t visit often. If you haven’t tried this place yet go as soon as you can, you won’t be disappointed!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to take your lover, the food is lovely and its such high quality, the cocktails are out of this world. The service is very nice and reserved. Come here to make memories you wont forget.

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  8. JoinOrlando

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Only visited for drinks and apps, but the food and Old Fashioneds were excellent. Had the Carpaccio, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Shrimp and Cheese Hushpuppies. All EXCELLENT. Highly recommend!

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  9. JZBirder

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my nephew’s 21st Birthday here. It was beautiful night, so we got to enjoy the outside dining area. Our server Mylan was the best. He helped with suggestions on the cocktail, wine, and dinner menus. So efficient and fun. The bartender is great at crafting delicious cocktails and someone put time into the wine list to make it interesting and food-friendly. We shared some small plates: incredible dumplings with chicken, lobster, edamame, and mushrooms; shrimp hushpuppies complimented by a tasty pepper jelly and a beef tartare that was perfectly prepared and served. My nephew and I shared the scallops enhanced by cauliflower puree and roasted tomatoes, as well as the pecan crusted black snapper over a flavorful rice and sauce – both dishes were cooked perfectly. Our Aunt had the best fried chicken we have tasted in Orlando, with a creative slaw. We also shared tasty Brussel sprouts that were balanced with a bourbon glaze. One of my nephew’s favorite desserts – banana pudding – was on the menu and is his favorite version yet. We also shared the key lime cheesecake, which was a fun twist and so satisfying. All the staff contributed to our delightful night out; partly because they really enjoy their jobs. Everyone pitches in to assist each other and to make an incredible dining experience. All who brought food to our table, including Andrew the manager, were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. We cannot wait to come back and try brunch!

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  10. Elizabeth

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartenders Nate and Chase were absolutely lovely!

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  11. YusufA

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ho early great spot. First time there and had fun

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  12. Orlandonl

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best biscuits ever! Great bar selection. Love the tarty small plates.

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  13. VictorF

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place! The food was creative and incredibly delicious. Heidi was a great server who thankfully talked us into the bourbon banana pudding.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch and bottomless mimosas! Andrew was so attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Can't wait to go back!

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  15. Ames

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Firstly, Soco requires a 15$ deposit PER PERSON for reservations booked on Open Table, and in our experience, you do NOT need reservations. The restaurant was empty on a Friday night at 7 PM. This was our first, and likely last time. The 5 people in our party all wanted to give Soco a try, and all 5 people were disappointed in the experience. When we walked in there was a team of people behind the hostess stand, and not a single one looked happy to see us. They hesitated to seat us, in their empty restaurant, because we arrived 10 mins early to our reservation and we didn’t have our entire party there. Our remaining guests arrived shortly thereafter and all had a similar unwelcoming experience at the hostess stand. Our server did a fine job, but made comments about not wanting to get yelled at by the manager - I suspect there may be a lot of that going on, the staffs vibe whole vibe seemed “on edge” about doing things wrong. The food was okay, nothing memorable or that I would want to go to back for.

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  16. pickydiner

    Orlando

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brian was a excellent server. Always there when we needed him and unobtrusive otherwise. Good knowledge of wines and menu. Food was exceptional. Very innovative. An excellent evening.

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  17. CandyceH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants by far. Best brunch!!! I’ve never had a bad meal here.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender Nathaniel was OUTSTANDING! The hostess welcoming and those dumplings; STELLAR

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Turkey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I gave 3 because of rude front desk host and hostesses. We had reservation, we arrived well within time. Main hostess and a young gentleman (?), I thought he was a trainee- I was told the he was not- in that case this gentleman has lot to learn! None of them had their name plates- could tell you the names. Once we were seated things were totally different. Our waiter Andrew was wonderful, attentive and friendly. All brunch cocktails were very good. Chicken and lobster dumplings were out of this world. All other dishes- kale salad, lobster, burrata, tomato salad, potato fish cake and eggs, fried green tomatoes- very good with bottomless Mimosa.All in all very good brunch, except for initial rude behavior that left a little sour taste.

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  20. AnthonyD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location, great drinks. I will be back for brunch!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! The staff is amazing, helpful and attentive. The food was very delicious. We had the grilled mushrooms, Brussel sprouts, biscuits with homemade jam, scallops and the angel hair. Cooked to perfection. It wasn’t so loud you couldn’t have a conversation. Definitely a must to visit.

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  22. VerlinM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect loved everything, it’s asking for more characters but that’s all I had to say

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  23. WendyC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - chicken & dumplings was tasty, although a super tiny portion for brunch. Biscuits were heavenly! We will be back!

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  24. Debra

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting Soco for their weekend brunch. We always enjoy dinner with them. I was a little concerned when the only table available was in the bar area. It can be noisy but we were pleasantly surprised. We had no difficulty having a conversation despite the restaurant being very crowded. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was creative and delicious. My husband doesn't generally enjoy a brunch menu but he raved about it and said that he would definitely come back.

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  25. Milanesa

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceeded expectations. Food was creative, well-prepared and tasty. Server was knowledgeable and pleasant. Will be returning!

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  26. KDitty

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a great experience. The food was delicious.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks with a fresh take on Southern classics. Super friendly staff. We’ll be bringing friends back soon.

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  28. Orlandonl

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice, Blanton’s flight was a great treat.

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  29. WendyR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. A spot for foodies looking for something different and memorable. Delicious!

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  30. Lb45

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten SOCO at least 50 times and every time it’s a five star from the smoked bourbon to the appetizers to the dinner entrées and the desserts, great value high-quality Highly recommend 

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  31. NicM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was a decent experience. Our server was nice and attentive. The prices were good. We ordered the skillet hash, chef puff pastry, brunch burger, salmon bagel, coffee and cocktail. But the decor seemed outdated, the bathrooms weren’t clean, and the food wasn’t wow.

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  32. Orlandonl

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Best biscuits ever!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining at its finest. Truly an amazing dinner, we did the NYE experience and it was just perfect. Soco is an absolute must for any foodie.

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  34. JenniferT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great atmosphere, and great service! Extremely accommodating to large or smaller groups.

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  35. Brett

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped into Soco before a show at the Dr. Philips Center and was blown away by the scratch kitchen and southern cuisine! I am still thinking about their house-made biscuits with butter and jam trio. Do not pass on these! We also got the catch of the day—a pecan-crusted triple tail that rivaled some of the best fish dishes I’ve enjoyed in New Orleans. Can’t wait to come back.

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  36. Monty

    Toledo

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing from the bottomless mimosas to the food

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to SoCo for Christmas Eve brunch. We had a great time. Creatively delicious food. Excellent burger and a Chicken biscuit with an exceptional crunch on the fried chicken breast and a fantastic sauce. Leave room for dessert. Our server Andrew was welcoming, helpful with descriptions and details about menu and professional with service. When we got the check we were pleasantly surprise. Super experience in Orlando dining. We will be back again!

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  38. G8tor

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food service was great. The chicken and French toast is outstanding. Great atmosphere, highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

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  39. GaryG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had very nice dinner there with son and his wife after a show at the Kia Center. It was our first time and Abbey was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. We choose to do all small plates and share. The food was awesome. (I think we tried almost all the plates) Each had their own favorites, mine was the chicken dumplings. We would return again the next time we are in Orlando.

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  40. CalebB

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mark was a great server and took great care of us during brunch. The pork belly biscuits and fried green tomatoes are a must!

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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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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 2074 OpenTable diners.

Soco Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Soco Restaurant

629 East Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Summerlin Avenue / Central Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The parking garage for Soco Restaurant is located at Thornton Park Central. The parking entrances is located at the west side of the building, on North Eola Drive and on the north side on Jefferson Street. Nominal fees may apply.
  • Public transit
    Soco Restaurant is located on the Lynx Lymmo Grapefruit Line at the Central Boulevard and Summerlin Avenue stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Greg Richie
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 849-1800
  • Private party facilities
    True southern hospitality is in the details, and we handle them all for you. Our semi-private dining room accommodates up to 22 guests and is the perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options. Please contact Michael Fernandez at michael@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800
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