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South City Kitchen Midtown

4.8
5843 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
South City Kitchen Midtown serves Southern classics with a sophisticated spin from an iconic bungalow in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Since opening more than two decades ago and changing the landscape of Southern cuisine and the Atlanta restaurant scene, we’ve been serving signature dishes like fried chicken and shrimp & grits alongside innovative, inspired regional cuisine.

Our nationally-recognized food and wine list and service come together seamlessly for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, nightly dinner and group dining events.

Whether you’re in Atlanta on business, enjoying a romantic night out on the town or meeting up with friends before a show, dine with us and enjoy the best contemporary southern food in Atlanta.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 5843 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharonT
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An Atlanta mainstay for modern southern cuisine! A must- see for any visitor to the city!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! The service was amazing, and the food tasted like home

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The Service was prompt and hospitable. Drinks were Solid. When the food came, the restaurants reputation is well deserved. The Chicken blew me Away!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Noise level got a little loud but it did not interior with my business lunch

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PennyM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The seasonal peach salad is wonderful! The staff is friendly and attentive in the best southern way.

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ChadG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city. I really enjoyed the fried Green tomatoes and atmosphere

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KristiF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great waitstaff but mediocre food and our drinks were underwhelming. The bartender couldn’t make a good mojito after two attempts but of course I was charged. The place could use some remodeling especially upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience for our friends in town.

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SouthernGent
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an Employee Anniversary Lunch. Overall very good experience but VERY loud due to large groups.

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WillF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Ambiance was comfortable and quiet.

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vipgreglereneg
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and the service is excellent!

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GregoryA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but not great. The service was marginal and you should know that they close at 9:00 so if you have a late reservation you will have to eat fast before they ask you to leave.

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RobD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chicken was very dry. Kind of lame for being their signature dish. Service was fine. All around, my experience was nothing to write home about. For the quality, definitely could’ve been cheaper.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Our reservation was at 9:00 PM. We had difficulty with traffic and finding parking and arrived at 9:23 PM. Upon arrival we were informed that the reservation was given away because we were over 15 minutes late. I stood there in disbelief. The restaurant does not have valet parking and there are many other businesses in that area. I didn’t read anything which stated if we were over 15 mins late our reservation was going to be given away. This was a very late dinner reservation, IF it was during the traditional dinner time, I may have seem their point. When I asked how long it would take to get a table, she didn’t know and would have to check. We had a table about 5 mins later. It appeared the table was already empty with we arrived. It was in a separate room and I didn’t see anyone leave it or the table being cleaned off. This was a very disappointing experience, especially with my two nephews and their dates. They were visiting for the holiday weekend. Please don’t be late especially if you have a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very nice service, and quick. Elegant aroma

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Parksandco
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always on point! I would definitely recommend this spot for casual or group dining.

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vipsandy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be in a favorite again w friends
The way I see it ....it’s a parking issue

As a senior diner I appreciate a valet when I arrive

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ShereenM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location with great food & drinks. The staff was nice and friendly. Definitely will recommend.

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vipJameson1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Went on a Saturday afternoon and it was a mess. Had a reservation for 2pm got seated around 2:20. It was so loud and confused that It was off putting from the moment you walked in. After finally getting seated we were near a table of about 10 who thought the restaurant belonged to them and thst they were in the middle of a Housewives of Atlanta episode. The noise bounced off the walls and it was hard to talk to my companion. Then a couple was set next to us, and this clown with two phones, one shich he was talking lodky on and basically all he said was “yeah n*”, as he scrolled through his other phone simultaneously. Whst a dream come true experience.

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AmmaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. The Bellini was delicious and balanced. Awesome staff and waitor. Would definitely go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service great....food delicious and we look forward to coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant, enjoyed our time there and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time to Atlanta

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vipUKlid
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had high hopes for elevated southern cooking but most of our dishes were good, but not outstanding. They lacked creative flourishes and some were lacking spice.

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, super personable and charming staff. Excellent food and felt very COVID-safe. The fried green tomatoes were amazing!

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vipRacewalker50
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a long since I dined at SCK, and it was delightful. The food was amazing and it was so good to eat out again after eating at home over the last year. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive.

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KATRINAF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Chicken and waffles was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop & the fried chicken were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Who came up with the 20% service charge that doesn’t include server tip? If you need to adjust your prices, adjust your prices, but the 20% charge is unreasonable and overly complex. The food was very good as usual.

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vipFifi
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony our waiter provided us an excellent experience. When my wife wanted a variation of one of their signature drinks, the bar manager explained to her his thoughts when designing the drink and ask to serve it in its original form. It was excellent. I even ordered the drink. Definitely on our list to return.

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vipDougM
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Great food. Excellent service. Upstairs seating; very loud, hard wooden floors create terrible acoustics. Through the open area above the downstairs bar you can hear every word the downstairs server is saying. Early seating; wait staff is still polishing silverware so there was loud clanging for first 15 minutes of my seating. Another server is setting up for a big party, moving chairs and tables over the loud wooden floor. Another 15 minutes of noise. Downstairs is much more inviting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had reservations and sat close to hostess stand. Obvious favoritism on who was allowed to enter without reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual, food and service were great, however their reopen policy of adding a 20% service charge that is not a tip for servers is not a welcomed policy. If you need to adjust food pricing to cover the modest increase in server hourly wages then do that, but adding an up charge at 20% is unreasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! First time dining and I definitely will be returning. The food and staff were awesome.

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Denzel
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, great service, the shrimp and grits were delicious, the spring cocktails are great too.

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AustinH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was well prepared and enjoo

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a great setting, with excellent service. Visiting from the Pacific Northwest and wanted to experience a southern meal. Grits and Shrimp, Fried Chicken - we were not disappointed. Prices are reasonable too.

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vipDTCB
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We supported South City kitchen weekly during the early days of the pandemic and the experience was amazing. My first return to dine in was spectacular - food was spot on and service impeccable. Thank you thank you thank you.

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You can order delivery directly from South City Kitchen Midtown using the Order Online button. South City Kitchen Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 873-7358.

South City Kitchen Midtown is rated 4.8 stars by 5843 OpenTable diners.

South City Kitchen Midtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://fifthgroup.com/gift-cards/.

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.