South City Kitchen Midtown

4.7
5052 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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Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about South City Kitchen exceeded our expectations. We sat out in the patio as it was quite noisy inside. The servers here very friendly, helpful with suggestions for the meal and food arrived in a timely manner. The food was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. We highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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TG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Shrimp & Grits Entree was the best I have ever had throughout my travels to date.

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TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious as always but the service was slow

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

Great menu!!! We did rabbit, quail, trout and fried chicken. Fried chicken was the winner.

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Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

THE NOISE LEVEL AT SCK IS POSITIVELY TOXIC, PEOPLE YELLING ACROSS TABLES TO BE HEARD, NOT CONDUCTIVE FOR DINING OR CONVERSATION. MANAGEMENT COULD MITIGATE THIS IF THEY WANTED TO DO SO. NO EXCUSE FOR SUCH A DISMAL DINING EXPERIENCE AMONG SCREAMERS.

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TL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted at the door with a friendly face. That person actually came to our table and checked on us. The hosetess was not as friendly but our waiter was awesome and food amazing. We really enjoyed the evening. Thank you!

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

Service was supreme! Good was best ever! Ambience awful due to zero presence of any noise reducing efforts throughout entirety of restaurant. Prob won’t return as a result of not being able to carry on conversation w/any degree of enjoyment. Buckhead location does not have this problem.

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j
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waffles!!

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JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on a Saturday morning with a reservation. We were promptly seated at a beatiful table upstairs. The server was knowledgeable and helpful in taking our order. The food arrived in a reasonable manner and was absolutely perfect. We highly recommend!

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CS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-concert dinner with friends prior to ASO concert. Awesome chicken livers and house-aged bourbon

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KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My chicken was perfect and I asked everything to be separated (I dont like my food touching) and it was as I asked. My aunt said her lamb ribs were very dry. They looked very dry. I have been there many times in the past over the years & am an FGR Rewards member. It was her first time. (The server did well walking her through the menu and answering questions. We went specifically for her to order the lamb ribs. After the server stated that was his favorite dish, she got more excited.) We asked if there could possibly be some that were more tender. The server explained they were all going to be tough since they are smoked. She was disappointed but ordered the crab cake instead. She liked it, but it wasn't filling. She was really disappointed about the ribs. I asked to be sat outside when I made the reservation because the noise level inside is always way too high. It was perfect outside. Not noisy and the server was attentive.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was noticeably attentive! Very appreciative and helpful!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Springer Mountain Fried Chicken was excellent!

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SL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We come here every year for our anniversary. I always make reservations on Open Table because we can make requests for seating and notify the staff of a special occasion. This was the first time our seat request wasn't honored and no one mentioned our anniversary. It was super busy on a Tuesday night, so maybe it was a little detail that was overlooked or not recognized. It was sad to us though to not have it mentioned when it was a natural part of the evening in years past. The food was amazing and our server, Sandy, was attentive.

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LM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service, and cool setting are all hallmarks of this midtown staple. The fried green tomatoes and she crab soup are a must. The dessert options are worth saving room for at the end of your scrumptious meal. Bon appétit!

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MD
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Lively dining in Midtown
Three of us had a business dinner on the patio. Food was delicious. Service was a bit disjointed, but overall experience was positive. As a bonus, we had a thunderstorm and the restaurant lost power! Fortunately, we had cash. We had fried chicken and the vegetable curry. Everyone ate every bite.

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FR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Ashley, was engaging and attentive. Her recommendations were great. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would visit again.

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JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and environment is Always great! Alittle crowded and snug but nice.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for a girls dinner out before heading to the ASO for a show.

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B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat on patio away from the noise inside. Beautiful evening.

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GD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was extremely friendly. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The she crab soup was well above average, but the New Orleans BBQ shrimp was underwhelming. Not much flavor, and the sauce was more like a BBQ broth than a sauce. The shrimp were an excellent size, and deveined, but the legs were still attached which greatly slowed the process of shelling them. I would not recommend it.

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JO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended brunch at the restaurant and it was great. We ended up sitting at the bar and had such a great time talking with the bar staff and the people next to us. Food was awesome!!! We will definitely be back.

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SP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is outstanding at South City Kitchen Midtown, especially the she-crab soup and the fried chicken. We also got great service! The only issues were that it was freezing in the restaurant and the noise level is pretty high. We were upstairs, though, and maybe both of those things are better downstairs.

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CB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.
Restaurant a bit loud.
Will most definitely return.

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LK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken and waffles were great! Would recommend South City Kitchen

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E
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, and fried green tomatoes were amazing!

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d
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food, service and selection. We enjoyed the entire experience.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately on the patio area. The inside is smaller than I expected, so I was grateful to be outside. Sandy was a great server.

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JC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in a cold corner but it didn't dampen our enjoyment of lunch too much.

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OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great.
Food was AMAZING

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always great here! Love the ambiance.

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PN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday get together. There was three or four going on. A lot of fun

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, and Cam was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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LH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was quite good. Bathroom situation horrendous.

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DP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lively venue with a relatively high noise level. Our waiter was great but peach salad while large was not attractively plated and not especially tasty. However crab soup and collard greens were delicious. I would vote for the sides.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!!
I would eat here every day if I could.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!!

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m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service..loved the chicken and waffles ..and the cornbread was to die for 😁

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PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was the noise level. It has gotten much worst. Impossible to have a conversation.

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KJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, service was great and the prices were moderte

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