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About South City Kitchen Midtown

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.)

1144 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American

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

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 873-7358

Website:
http://fifthgroup.com/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.

Executive Chef:
Chip Ulbrich

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We will be preparing a 3 course $55 menu for Thanksgiving.
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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.

South City Kitchen Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (46)
Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (40)
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Neighborhood Gem (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Casual (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Local Ingredients (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Authentic (26)
Fun (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Business Meals (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
People Watching (14)
Cozy (13)
Seasonal (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

What a find! Service was impeccable, and the number of gluten-free options and modifications was fantastic (the brisket Benedict was AMAZING.) An absolute must when it Atlanta.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is an amazing restaurant- service was spot on! Our server Hali was great! The food was delicious- wife had the fried chicken- I had the pork chop. The chicken liver appetizer was very good. Biscuits and cornbread were very good. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Best fried chicken ever

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible southern comfort food, and fast! Our server was very friendly, appetizers, biscuits and cornbread were on the table within 10 mins of ordering, and the entrées within 20. Filling and perfectly cooked (delicious all around!). Reservations an absolute must - it was packed in there! We were on the covered patio, and the heat was on full-blast on a cool night, hence a slightly lower ambience rating - but staff corrected that immediately.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great music, good food, excellent service, great time

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service!! Would go again and again when back in Atlanta

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waitress, heather, was warm, fun, attentive, knowledgeable! Great creative comfort food. Wonderful experience on vacation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible service. Fantastic food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends and I like this restaurant. Interesting ambiance in a converted house in Midtown Atlanta. Food usually excellent (the shrimp and grits, for instance). We've ordered steak that was a bit tough. Can be noisy at peak hours. Great service and staff. We'll return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant which came highly recommended by several people. We loved everything about our experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Agree with most others, inside environment is more decent than outside.
Parking is a pain, $15 the closest, $10 in the behind parking lot, but $2/hour for all street parking if not on Sundays/holidays. Definitely recommend to walk one or two blocks to get a street parking.
Complimentary breads are amazing. I love the biscuits better, especially cuz it comes with yummy butter and butter apple sauce.
We came in a group of 4 for Sunday brunch at 1:15pm, it was packed already. Luckily, we made the reservation the day before. I had the crab cake hash, with was one of the best crab cakes ever, I'm not a crab cake person, but this one is good. My friend has the famous chicken & waffle, the chicken was very very crispy outside (not to much bread) and very muscular meat inside. One ordered the shrimp and grits, it was good too, but I won't recommend it if you come here for the first time.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, quiet upstairs area is really enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Deserves it repitutation. Fantastic food; actually succeeds in making traditional southern food into gourmet dining. Service was superb.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The noise level detracts from the delicious food. As long as you do not wish to speak to the members of the party at the table the place would be fine for a very tasty meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We met a friend from Chicago there to give him a taste of Southern Cooking. The food and service were great. George was our waiter and he was very responsive without being overbearing. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The fried green tomatoes and “smooth criminal” cocktail were the highlights of dinner. Service was great

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a party of 7 visiting from Ohio. Excellent food... Some of the best we've had during our stay at the Omni in Atlanta. Excellent service. A bit noisy upstairs once the room filled up. Plan on $25-40 per plate. I recommend it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with great food and service.
It was recommended by the concierge, and I ended up goIng two days in a row.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to south city. The bbq and pimento appetizers were great. Service was great. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything perfect other than acoustics. It’s so loud you can’t hear each other.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent. Ok, so everybody's ranting about their staple fried chicken. Yeah, it deserves it. It's awesome. I've been there several times, and never had a bad meal or bad service. These folk know how to take care of you. You will enjoy yourself, and go home stuffed.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had an awesome experience! The staff was super attentive and friendly and our food was delish. This is in my neighborhood and I will be back often !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We’ve been to SCK over the years and it has always been consistent with great drinks, food and service. Lots of great menu items. I had the smoked grilled pork and my friend had the shrimp and grits. Awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was our first time at this outstanding restaurant. The wine list was varied and comprehensive with choices for all budgets. There was an extensive list of cocktails and whiskies as well. Service was good. Our waiter was helpful and friendly. The crab cakes were the best we ever tasted. The main dishes of Corvino and Pan seared duck breast were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great unique food, and excellent service. Fried green tomatoes were my favorite and I'm super picky about my fried green tomatoes!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went here for the second time for brunch. Super good and great service!! I would recommend going at 1230 next time do we can enjoy the brunch cocktails! As we were too early

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Probably my favorite brunch in the city. The chicken and waffles are ridiculous, crab cake is perfect, basically anything you order is going to be good. This place is never a bad idea!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved the shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and fried chicken. Our waiter George was professional and friendly. Delicious Peach Next Door cocktail!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Food is fantastic, service is exceptional. Love love love this place.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This place was great. A bit loud but the food and service was Great! Yummy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic take on great southern food with great staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

SCK is one of our top 3 picks when we are in Atlanta. My only criticism is that we were seated upstairs, in a corner that was absolutely freezing. Everyone at the table was uncomfortably cold. Because we were there at a particularly busy time, changing tables was not an option.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was really delicious from beginning to end. Highly recommend the fried chicken and papardelle. The banana pudding dessert was outstanding. The service was attentive and polite, most of all competent! We were a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed the food and being treated so well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great,great food and the best service you will ever get.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unique southern food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was below expectation, however the meal was good. The service was good but a bit hurried. This was our first time in Atlanta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A must visit when in ATL. Great food and great wine choices.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great restaurant in Atlanta. Shared the crab cake appetizer, fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. Delicious food and everything was done perfectly. The crab cakes were delicately seasoned and didn't have too many bread crumbs so the crab flavor came through. The fried green tomatoes had goat cheese and a red pepper sauce that paired perfectly together. Nice crunch in the breeding but wasn't greasy. The shrimp and grits had a flavorful Tasso ham gravy that made the grits divine. Very cute renovated house gave the meal a very hip feel. Great service and parking on the street.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything was terrific! I had the Turkey Hot Brown and it was so good!!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary by eating at south city kitchen because ate dinner here on our 1st date as husband and wife. We had a excellent time and the waiter was very very nice and helpful
He was cordial and humble.

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