Soco Restaurant

4.7
1401 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
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vipSOBEMARK
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! However, you'll need a reservation since it's the best restaurant in the downtown area. You can tell this is a very well managed restaurant and every detail is perfect. Great food, wait staff and atmosphere. I need to stop writing my review of SOCO because it's getting harder and harder to get a reservation.

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PatriciaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner (though my salad was a bit overdressed). All four in the party enjoyed the evening, and the service was outstanding. Really good high-end southern dining.

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vipJamilW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch spot in the heart of Thornton Park Orlando!

The service was decent, it seemed like our waitress was taking care of the entire restaurant. She was helpful however seemed very stressed and pulled in multiple directions.

The food was fantastic! Great flavors and portions were on point. The chef and his team are really cooking Fantastic dishes!!!

I wish they had some sweet stuff on the menu for the brunch! Looking forward to having a sweet app before the entrée.

DG
vipDaisyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Soco and I must say, I will be coming back. Great food and service. The drinks were just the way I like them. I had the cosmopolitan and it was one of the best ones I’ve had. Ashlan was our server and she was amazing! Definitely recommend this place and one I will add to my go-to list.

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TinaP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with Ashlynn and she was personable and attentive - overall great service and delicious food! Thanks for the great service, we will be back!

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RachelA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy I finally got to try this restaurant! The food was amazing and our waitress Heidi was so knowledgeable regarding the menu and was very kind.

Thank you!

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TomS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding evening at Soco. A++ on all attributes. Food is remarkably delicious with unique flavors that just blow me away. You can’t come close to making any of this at home. Such a delightful experience. Crowd and noise level perfect — just enough energy, but mellow overall so you can really absorb everything vs being over-stimulated and feeling rushed. So good!

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Live2Eat
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to SoCo for a Magical Dining experience. The options were very good and reflective of their menu. Our server was attentive, yet non-intrusive. We were able to sample wines to make a best selection and I felt she was sincere when answering questions about the menu. I started with the Buffalo Chicken Liver Pate. Admittedly I questioned how it would taste. While it was not the best presentation (kind of brownish except for the smear of sauce), it was very good. Buttery toast points always score. I had the Maple-Brined Pork Chop as my entree. It was very good, MR, as requested and a generous portion. Dessert was the bread pudding with goat cheese. Again, as odd pairing, but the goat cheese flavor was not apparent. It was OK. Overall, I will go back again and recommend it as a dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Really bad service… we had to complain for the manager to finally take care of us a d she did, have to admit.
But we shouldn’t have had to complain in the first place.
Must improve service and quality of food.

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vipOrlandonl
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Great good. Great drinks. Great service. Best biscuits in Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High top table in bar.

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vipNatalieR
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! We had a great server. This place is great for brunch.

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ShechinahT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was nothing but kind and the food was so delicious. My family and I Were just visiting for the weekend but If I see myself in Orlando again, I will 100% come back!

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vipDeenaR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great presentation. Service was outstanding.

DH
DeniseH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Magical Dining is a great value! Give it a try. Patio was comfortable, even in rain. Bartender custom mixed a drink perfectly.

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PTo1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed everything we ordered! Appetizer: chicken pate, fried tomatoes and Brussel sprouts.... delicious!
Main: shrimp and grits, meatloaf and lobster mash potatoes, Korean fried chicken..... yumm!!!
Dessert: Apple goat cheese bread pudding... sounds weird, but sooooo good! Chocolate moose tart...

Will be back!

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Naomi
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Orlando, my new spot. Everything was on point. Cannot recommend anymore 🤗

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SabrinaJ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was great. The food was pretty good too. The only part of my dish that I didn't like was that the food was swimming in syrup. I would have preferred the syrup to be given on the side. Other than that, I enjoyed the dish. Overall I enjoyed my experience. Thanks Soco!

JJ
JahnaeJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friends and I had a really good time here. We went on a Sunday for brunch and we were interested in bottomless mimosas. It was $18 for bottomless mimosas, which is such a good deal, as our waiter, Andrew, kept it coming. They even let us take it to go! Both my friend and I had the chicken and french toast, which was amazing. The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. My other friend got shrimp and grits which came with a sunny side egg. Her dish was amazing, and made me second guess on getting the chicken and french toast.

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tkeitz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the interesting menu options, and our server, Chase, was terrific! It was a little loud for me, but the atmosphere is definitely fun. Everything we ordered was tasty. I would go again.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and bottomless mimosas were all incredible! Service was quick and very friendly. Will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was an amazing server! Her passion for the location showed and made us all want to return for diner. The food is amazing as always and love the bottomless mimosas!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the chicken and dumplings or the meatloaf!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Service , presentation great. Food was fantastic! Will definitely go back. Thank you.

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Hannah
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

There was some confusion as this was to be a Magical Dining menu. At the time the reservation was made it was not explained that this only applies to after 5pm.
However the brunch menu was delightful and the service team very accommodating.
We will definitely be back!

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gaya
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had reservations but we're seated outside which wasn't ideal in the Florida humidity. I've rarely had great service at any restaurant when seated outside and that held true at soco- slow and lacking attention. The food was however outstanding and I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! I would highly recommend the pork chop and mac and cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. I will definitely recommend and returning. The pork belly biscuits nothing less than amazing flavor bite. See you soon!

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Yarilizperez0910
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The reason that i went to the restaurant was to have a pleasant experience since it was my birthday but it was a horrible one since the server did not follow instructions of what we were telling, we went to speak with the manger and she seems as she did not care at all it seems that the restaurant overall they do not care about the feed back of the costumer

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vipPurcy
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were awesome and very attentive. 3rd time dining here while in town on business. Loved the cocktails, food, service and ambiance. Well done as ever!

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SteveT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food and service was great! Started with the Roasted Barbecue Glazed Pork Belly Biscuits and Cornmeal Crisped Oysters, both excellent. For dinner I had the Shrimp and Grits and my wife had the Chicken Fried Cauliflower .... so good! I highly recommend Soco. It was a great find.

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good, the appetizers were excellent. I had the shrimp and grits with okra fries as my main dish. I love okra, the shrimp and grits were excellent, unfortunately the okra fries weren’t as good but I still enjoyed my meal. The staff were very attentive and friendly, so I will definitely be going back.

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vipLuv2eat
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good. Loved the pork belly biscuits.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service with Andrew!

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AdaC
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Andrew was phenomenal in helping us determine what we wanted to eat and assisting with the practicalities. The food was delicious - ribs and coleslaw and the meatloaf. All of our needs were met! The ambiance was calm and quiet.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Every dish is superb. Cannot go wrong here

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lovestoeatgoodfood
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and interesting..wonderful service from Andrew..great magical dining experience.

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Candymase
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We will be back!

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lemafam
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time coming here and all my guests were so impressed. Everyone loved their meals and drinks. So happy my friend introduced me to this place a few months ago. It’s a new favorite spot! And our server, Megan, is a doll. I had her as our server both times I’ve visited and she is a sweetheart. It was busy yesterday but she did the best she could and was as obsequious as possible.

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vipSOBEMARK
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best restaurant in Thornton Park. Food was well prepared and brought out efficiently. Service was great considering it was busy and our server had a couple of big parties at the same time taking care of us. Most importantly, my wife was happy with everything. Definitely, the best brunch in downtown by far.

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 1401 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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