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South City Kitchen Midtown

4.7
4422 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
DINNER NIGHTLY
Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm
Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm

BRUNCH
Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

LUNCH
Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm
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Phone number
(404) 873-7358
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chip Ulbrich
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Catering
South City Kitchen Midtown is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
Immediately adjacent to South City Kitchen is a new 900 space parking deck. There are several other street lots within 1 block of the restaurant as well as street parking.
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Public transit
MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We look forward to celebrating Mother's Day with you. We have a special 2-course menu for brunch we will be serving.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4422 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food is amazing and Heather our server was even more amazing

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food/value. Corn bread biscuits were dry... that was only negative aspect.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our brunch . A bit on the noisy side, but all part of a vibrant, fun restaurant experience. Shrimp and grits were fabulous, also enjoyed the green salad with bits of pickled onion and fresh peas. Other favorites were the pecan smoked bacon, and the biscuits and cornbread muffins pretty much everyone’s favorites. All of us really loved it.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

18th Wedding Anniversary

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The pan fried chicken livers were great. My pork chop was large and cooked to perfection, but the butter beans and cabbage were not good. Terrible taste and texture. My date said his KC strip steak was very good, but the potatoes on the side were so-so. We both had a cocktail called The Shawshank- VERY good. And the slab of pecan pie was devine. Overall good experience, but wish our side veggies had been better.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Phenomenal food. Outstanding service. A favorite when coming through Atlanta.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and lots of variety on the menu. Service was very friendly and checked on us frequently, though the food came out a little slowly. The patio is fantastic for nice weather, we had a great time!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time here, will not be my last. Purple rain cocktail was amazing, like a cross between an aviation and a gin fizz with the creme de Violette and the egg white. Fried green tomatoes we're amazing. Kind of a small portion for $9, but still incredible. The shrimp and grits were out of this world. Splurge of a restaurant, but I will definitely be back before year end.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my third or fourth time to South City Kitchen and once again it did not disappoint. Great southern food with a modern twist, and of course the solid stand-bys like she-crab soup and fried chicken. Outstanding service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was spot on & cooked to perfection. Service was above and beyond expectations! Chef stopped at our table and gave us a rundown of items we thought were very unique. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is good and not overrated like you might get a lot in this area. Take it from me.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waiter was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always good. Service magnificent. Food delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Perfect as always

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Waitstaff made the experience

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very nice time on my birthday. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was good. My son, visiting from out of state, mistakenly left his credit card. When he called and spoke with the manager, the manager offered to Fedex his card back to him. We having been going to South City Kitchen for many years and we are never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As usual our go to for out of town guests did not disappoint, we know that we can count on the food being very tasty and us not being disappointed with our choice! Yes we will be back!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First the positive. It smells amazing as soon as you walk in the door! Every plate we saw pass by us looked so delicious. South City Kitchen is in a converted home and the door / greeting area was super cramped and not easy to get into with people waiting. We went for Sunday Brunch and was taken up the tight staircase and seated way in the back. It was very loud so conversation was a bit tough. They only have one restroom for the entire restaurant and it is on the second level - lines blocked the staircase. We were told when we sat down that alcohol could not be sold until 12:30 pm which is something that should be posted on the website for people that are from out of town. All in all, the food was very good if you know all the the in and outs, it is worth the trip

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great southern cooking with a modern flair that upped the flavor and experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great fun food! Everything was delicious; hard to pick a favorite and my party of five tried 10 things! Plus cocktails. Atlanta is across the country from me, but I am plotting to go back so I can eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

True taste of the South. The fried chicken, collard greens, pecan pie AND Witford whiskey were soooooo good!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was so loud we could not talk with each other; everyone in the upstairs room. was talking very loud or yelling. My food was cold and not edible. The waiter noticed immediately I was not eating, took the food away but did not offer to bring an alternative. She did come back and said “you were right, nothing is worse than cold biscuits and gravy”; she went ahead and charged me for the meal anyway. Very disappointing experience; have always recommended this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was really loud. We ended up hurrying up to finish eating, just to leave it was so loud. Such a shame when the food was so good.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Delicious take on comfort food. The fried chicken was juicy, tender and the batter for chicken was perfectly crispy. The fried green tomatoes are a must try. Unique flavors.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was good, and the service was great! I just wish they had better parking and lower level restrooms. The menu was not very diverse, but there were plenty of gluten-free options. I also wish there were more and better dessert options. Overall, though, I would eat there again with other adults. My kids, however, are not ready for that atmosphere or that menu.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our server Ben was awesome! His recommendation was spot on! Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice restaurant food was pretty good

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I visited SCK for Easter brunch. I go there frequently and it is consistently very good. I have to say the Easter brunch was not up to its' everyday quality. We had theit take on a brisket eggs benedict and seafood hash. The brisket benedict was good but we did not care for the hash. The menu was understandably limited. I would have loved to have seen their fried chicken and waffles on the brunch menu as well as a different seafood take...Service is always good.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The waitress didn’t seem interested in helping provide more info or I put about the menu items. We had someone who hadn’t dined there before. And she knew that. The waitress cut her off while she was deciding and just turned her attention to the next person at our table without courteously saying, I’ll give you more time. We usually have great service with informed staff helping us. Her responses to our questions about food prep made it seem as though we were inconveniencing her. The waitress eventually became more helpful around the our second drink order.
The plus was that we were seated immediately. It was Easter Sunday so we expected a wait. The hostesses were so kind and courteous. We hope to come back and have a better experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and red pepper coulis was fantastic. It almost tasted like a southern mozzarella stick, but 10 times better. The tomatoes had a nice crunch to them instead of being soggy like a lot of other restaurants.

The she-crab soup was equally as amazing. It was creamy and had a small kick at the back after a few bites. I didnt want my bowl to end!

The crab cake with tasso ham hash was good. I believe it was $22 and it actually had a large crab cake on it with a lot of crab meat. I'm always skeptical buying crab cakes because they are usually either too small or more bread than anything. These were the perfect size. Most of potatoes were al dente which is I'm sure how they intended them but I would have rather had a potato with a crispy outside and creamy inside. It was still good but next time I'll get something different.

They give you cornbread and biscuits complimentary and the biscuits were a little on the dry side but the cornbread was so good. Especially complimented with the amazing homemade apple butter. I wanted more of that too but I was too full from everything else.

My husband didn't really like his mimosa. I think it's because it may have had a sparkling orange juice and he doesn't like sparkling drinks. He did love his country thyme lemonade though!

I will be back again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was fantastic!! Would 100% recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was outstanding and we honestly can say that we had the best waiter we have ever had dinning out! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Dinner at South City was delicious. Our server Amy was terrific and made some terrific recommendations. We enjoyed everything we had started with fried green Tomatoes, a strawberry arugula salad, shrimp and grits followed by fried chicken and smoky pork chop. Everything was yummy. We would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fried green tomatoes were very good, shrimp and grits underwhelming from a seasoning perspective.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Pablo was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Best pork chop that I can remember eating! Great service and nice atmosphere

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Made reservations through Open Table. Did not call as getting the group together was complicated. Arrived late and acknowledged this to the hostess. Informed her this was a business lunch with persons from out of town who were on the way. First, was told that our table was not ready yet. After about 20 minutes, was the told that because we were late, we would have to wait until others vacated a table before we could be seated. Fortunately, I spoke to one of the managers who arranged for us to be seated after a brief wait at a table that was available upstairs.

The hostess was extremely rude in her tone and mannerisms. She never told us the table was ready; she grabbed some menus and motioned with her head for us to follow her. She was rude from my entrance and continued after the manager attempted to improve the situation. I was quite embarrassed to bring people from other cities, who had not had a chance to have a meal in Atlanta to have to endure the antithesis of Southern Hospitality.

I have customer meetings in the area frequently. I have been to the Buckhead location but this was my first time at this location. I do not plan to return. There are too many excellent and creative restaurant options to endure the extremely rude behavior that was allowed at South City Kitchen. Guests to Atlanta deserve to have a warm welcoming Atlanta experience. With the SuperBowl and other events that give the city additional world-wide recognition, it should be a priority for all restaurants to provide exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best fried chicken I’ve had. The pork chop was huge, and cooked perfectly. Cocktail fantastic. Our waiter was really helpful at explaining the menu. I’d definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Came here on a recommendation of a friend, during our two-day stop in Atlanta. Glad we made a reservation a week in advance, because it was packed on a Sunday night. Warm and cozy interior, and very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. We shared the smoked trout crostini (which is a very large portion, and was excellent), as well as the pear salad, which was a smaller size, but delicious. As entrees, we had the Smokey Grilled Pork Chop and a citrusy duck breast, which were both excellent. The waitress brought a delicious chocolate concoction as a birthday treat for me. I don't see it on the online menu and can't adequately describe it, but it was fantastic. Would definitely come here again if we are in Atlanta.

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