South City Kitchen Midtown

4.7
4963 reviews
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Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Combining the energy of Atlanta with the warmth of a Southern home, the restaurant is nestled in an updated, historic bungalow on the city's famous Crescent Avenue.

Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of our exhibition kitchen or the Atlanta skyline on one of the best patios in the city.

This truly is dining the way the New South intended. (Please note, the restaurant is not handicap accessible.)
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

South City Kitchen in Buckhead is running a special menu for Easter. We will be offering a 2 course, prix-fix menu for $35 per person. We ask for a credit card to hold all reservations on Easter. We look forward to having you as our guests.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super crowded but the service and food were great ! Very loud tol

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C
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Cameron was very helpful with menu suggestions. We split an order of fried green tomatoes with n a red pepper coulis which piquant.
I had the BBQ shrimp, delicious, spicy & tasty. My husband had the rabbit and we also split the blonde pecan dessert, a MUST! I order a drink called “Attitude Adjustment”,
needed to be sweetened up.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We came on Easter evening our reservations were for 6:45. We were seated and our server came to the table that the kitchen was closing and we needed to order right away. People continued to one in and be seated for the next 15 minutes. The whole meal felt rushed and we were there to celebrate my daughters birthday. She didn’t even want to order dessert because she felt she would keep the server from going home. We were very disappointed so say the least.

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were on our first trip to the south and were told this is THE place to go and get southern fried chicken. It was amazing, as was the pork belly appetizer. It's a must if visiting Atlanta!

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Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Easter Brunch. Everything was very good. The service was very nice. I’m gluten intolerant and they did everything they could to make sure my food was gluten free. The only thing I didn’t realize is that the dessert was extra and not included in the brunch price. Otherwise, everything was excellent.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sandy was the greatest server!!

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T
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Easter Brunch! Great food (too much) and attentive service but not hovering! Loved it all.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

They didn’t acknowledge birthday and we were rushed and wait staff was not attentive. Didn’t offer us another drink or dessert, just pushed check because they were busy. Not typical for this location and sad.

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SP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Our waiter, Nile, went above and beyond. The price point is a bit high compared to similar restaurants. The deal killer for a return visit would be parking. $10-20 to park in a lot or search for a space on the street half-mile away definitely takes away from the experience. Too many fabulous dining options in Atlanta without this hurdle to make us want to fight this battle or add the extra expense.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 of us. We had lunch before heading to game at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
We all ordered different things, all of which were outstanding!
For appetizers we had the Fred green tomatoes and an order of livers. Both really delicious. I had the shrimp and grits and they were great. Everyone at our table left knowing we had a great meal and great service by Laticia.
We’ll definitely be returning!

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JB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

South City Kitchen never disappoints. Our
Server, Andy, was friendly and efficient. The food is excellent and we had a nice time. I also appreciated the fact that Andy asked if we had a time constraint so he could make sure we would be on time for our show later at The Fox theater.

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MB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food when we received it was. The server took over 10 mins to great us. Another server took and brought our drinks. Our reservation was 1:15pm. All the servers on the floor were cleaning and breaking down other tables around us. I felt like we were in the way and not their top priority. We came when we were able to take our lunch by reservation and it was unfortunate we didn’t get the service I was use to receiving normally. I was trying to enjoy my birthday lunch with a friend I had not seen in awhile. I hope to have a better experience next. SCK is one of my favorite restaurants to dine in but this lunch experience wasn’t my best.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service everytime

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LA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - great suggestions and direction from our waiter. Fun night!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was very helpful with the menu and beverages. The strawberry salad was a great starter. We enjoyed the red fish, shrimp and grits, trout and fried chicken.

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l
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise levels were deafening. Impossible to converse without shouting. Wine was stale.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the porch and the weather was perfect!
Our server was Erica and she was wonderful!

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NG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Seated quickly; hostess/greeter was super friendly. Otherwise, service was just okay. Server seemed rushed...in fairness, it was a busy night and tables were mostly full. Tried new things — one was on the salty side; the other was bland. Next time will stick to the items we know are consistently good.

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

South City Kitchen Midtown is one of my favorite restaurants. Service is always on point and I am never disappointed in the food.

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RE
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent as always.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

T-shirts. Hats. Jersey’s. No waiter for 10 minutes. Every drink ordered neat came on the rocks after a long wait. Music playing from the bar. Best fried chicken in Atlanta but not worth it anymore. It was different 5-10 years ago.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Staff was unfriendly and rushed us through our meal because they wanted to close. If you don’t want to take care of people, then don’t take reservations close to close. Food came out wrong and they would not fix because the kitchen was closing. Very disappointing, and not for the first time.

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server forgot drink orders twice. This would have been just an inconvenience except we only saw him every 30 minutes or so. It completely ruined our dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered the Carolina Trout with asparagus and Brussels sprouts.
Trout was good - I got two Brussels sprouts and the stems of asparagus chopped up- no tips of the asparagus.
Disappointed in the lack of veggies.

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PS
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late due to traffic. I called to cancel as we had to be at 7:30 play at Alliance. Spoke to Gabrielle. She was awesome. She said she would wait on us, and insure the server and kitchen knew we had a show. She was all smiles when we arrived and was great.
Server was great to. Food delicious.
Had wonderful dinner and made the play at 7:30!
Thank you.

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Z
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. I used to come here in the early 00s when ATL was a regular destination. I was afraid my memories would be better than the reality. Not true! Better yet they had plenty of options for my GF requirements. I had the Shecrab soup to start. Thanks so much for making that GF. It was perfect. Briny, creamy, hint of sweetness from the sherry lace. Just beautiful. The smoked pork chop was also really good. Great flavor and paired well with the carrot and Brussels sprouts. My companion had the fried green tomatoes and then the shrimp and grits. He said both were excellent. It’s a bit loud but the food is worth it. Very good wait staff. Right amount of attention. I hope to have to come back to ATL soon!

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AT
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate 2 days in a row it was so good. If you want souther cuisine expertly prepared and graciously served...go now. Quaint interior (older home), but food and service are the stars (as they should be).

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J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always yummy food --- of course the pimento grilled cheese cannot be topped anywhere along with the homemade chips! And fabulous service!!

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JS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a small but incredible spot to visit. Our server Latriece was truly wonderful. From the moment we stepped into the door it was A+ service. Our reservation was honored upon arrival, we were sat promptly. Our kids food came out in a blink of the eye, as did ours. The food was very tasteful and presented beautifully. I enjoyed it 100%

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great southern kitchen
Friendly staff
Fresh and good food
Area is very nice

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MT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been to South City Kitchen now 4 or 5 times and it consistently exceeds expectations. This time of year, it's great to sit on the patio. Staff are attentive and they have a great variety of selections - apps, mains, and sides. We managed to save room for dessert and I absolutely loved the banana pudding, creme brulee style. So good!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and overall experience! We’ll definitely be back!

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting it was great. The sever was great and she was new her second day a she seemed to be a pro

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S
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, complimentary biscuits and corn bread, and amazing dishes! I ordered the frittata and I absolutely loved it. The portions here are very big and perfect for sharing! I will definitely come again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful brunch! A perfect spot before a show at the Fox!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah behind the bar was great!

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L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I like this restaurant — food is delicious, service is good, ambience is sophisticated. But the noise level is very high when the restaurant is full — hard to carry on a conversation.

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RM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! top that off with excellent customer service and you cant go wrong .. a great hidden gem... make your reservation now.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time eating at this location and it didn't disappoint. We went last Friday night and we only had to wait a few minutes after our reservation time. Our server was great and the good was excellent as usual. Definitely my favorite restaurant in the area and there is a lot of competition in that area.

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S
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too noisy. Soft music would have helped. Too few food choices.
Andy was an excellent waiter!

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