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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

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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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Comfort Food (61)
Special Occasion (44)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Worth the Drive (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Business Meals (34)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Casual (34)
Fun (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Local Ingredients (32)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Authentic (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Romantic (22)
Cozy (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Seasonal (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
People Watching (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

In town for a birthday celebration and wanted to try an upscale local restaurant. CAROLINE was very friendly at the bar. Manny was our waiter who catered to our every want and need. Provided me a combination entree of Fried Chicken and Shrimp and grits with collard greens. Everything was flavorful but not the best shrimp and grits I've had. The chicken was very moist and favorful. We'll definitely come back when we are back South.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner as always, terrific service!!!! I'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

I love South City Kitchen. My husband and I have been to all locations and we have never been disappointed. Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a lovely time with business colleagues turned friends. It was very busy, but we never felt rushed and had a wonderful meal!

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·Dined 3 days ago

We found SCK on the Fox theatre sponsor page and it looked great so i booked a table for pre theatre brunch. I thought it was closer (walking distance) to the theatre but it wasn’t, although not far at all. First of all I wanted everything on the menu. Secondly our server was so nice and helped us with recommendations. I also mentioned we only had about 45 min to eat before needing to leave for the Fox. She had no problem accomplishing this even though the restaurant was packed. The food was divine! The chicken and waffles both melted in your mouth! The grits and geeens were delicious! I highly recommend you visit!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

About 6 years ago I was in Atlanta for business and had an amazing dinner at South City Kitchen. The she crab soup, fried chicken and fried green tomatoes were just the tip of my highlights and I raved about it to my family promising to bring them next time we came to Atlanta. I made good on my promise with this visit but I was truly disappointed. From the poor service, it was obvious our server needed extensive training and should not have been taking tables yet, to the mediocre quality of our food - it was ALL so forgettable except for the cost. What was once a deliciously creamy warm cup of she-crab soup (the stuff of food memories) was a cold lumpy mushy cup of pale color with no flavor. The other dishes were simply not well prepared, with sour tastes and we could tell they had been sitting there for quite a while plated before being delivered to our table. It is such a disservice to good chefs when the serving staff cannot get their act together. I would not return here, and it’s white sad because I really wanted to share a very special meal with my family.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

My only complaint was that even with reservations, we were seated next to a door that went out to the enclosed patio area, which was constantly opened with cold wind that would literally blow our hair everywhere. The food is always great, we just needed a better place to sit on a 22 degree evening.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We travel to Atlanta once a year to attend a trade show. This place is always the spot we go to on our first night in town. Great authentic Southern Food. Stellar service.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

South City Kitchen has been an Atlanta favorite dining spot for years. It did not disappoint when my college age son and I dined there last week. The cuisine is southern influenced, with a creative and sophisticated touch. Anthony was our server and was friendly, professional and efficient. It did not disappoint as it is still great after all these years. Fun mid-town location makes it easy whether you are staying downtown, mid-town or in Buckhead. Cute location in a home, sandwiched in the middle of high rise buildings. Add to your Atlanta dining list!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

A must stop during our visit to Atlanta. We travel to Atlanta each year and always make time for a supper at South City Kitchen. Great food and service. Love, love, love the collard greens.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious southern food. Always busy. Make reservations. Restaurant was on the warm/stuffy side but it had been raining.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great! Incredibly delicious. I’m obsessed with the veal cheeks entree.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

I love this restaurant. The service is top notch - The food always fresh and delish. I had the pork chop and it was amazing. My guests had the duck and they thought that was terrific. I go every time I go to Atlanta and I know I will be back.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was excellent service was great ! We are going back again tonight !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I went there for Dinner before the national Championship game. They took reservations which was great because we were worried that we wouldn't get in anywhere if we tried to wait till the day and walk in and most restaurants were not accepting reservations for parties of 2. We got there a little early and were greeted promptly and since we were there before normal dinner time they sat us at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender was very nice and the drinks were excellent. Our table was ready a little early and our waiter asked us what our time frame was. i told him we needed to be out within an hour and he said he would make sure of it. My wife got the fried chicken and I got the Duck. The Duck was excellent, cooked to perfection with a wonderful citrus sauce. My wife declared the friend chicken the best she ever had and coming from a girl born and raised in the South that is high praise indeed. After dinner we shared the chocolate cake. it was a beautifully done dessert that had us fighting for every bite. Drinks, dinner and dessert plus we got a crab soup as an appetizer that was also excellent and the total check was under $120 with tip and we had 3 drinks. We managed that and were out the door in under the hour e=which was our self imposed time line to be at the football game in time. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were coming in for the BCS Championship Football Game and had a 7:30 reservation the night before which, under normal circumstances, would've given us plenty of time - with a cushion. Once we were delayed by three hours, I called and spoke with Colleen at the restaurant who could not have been more helpful (and empathetic to our travel plight!). She pushed the reservation back, we made it and had a delightful, tasty meal. Service was excellent, the food was a good blend of traditional southern cuisine and some newer concoctions thrown in.

All in all, a very pleasant experience and we'd definitely come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good! As it has been the last 10 years.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I found the restaurant to be nicely decorated. Our waiter Ryan was friendly, professional and knowledgeable of the menu. The food, however, seemed over-priced for the quality and the wine must be greatly over-priced judging by the check. I admit to not asking the price on the bottle we ordered. However, based on the fact that we had no appetizers, no salads, and no dessert, and our entrees totaled around $55, the $124 check suggests the wine was at least $60-way too much for the quality of wine we got. Also, the dinner bread consisted of some mediocre biscuits. It was not a bad experience, but my date and I agreed it was certainly not worth $124.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service. Excellent recommendations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed to have the cheddar biscuits run out at 1:30pm on a Sunday... But great service and food was delicious

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and the service were exceptional. Fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, crab cake, flank steak, duck, cavatelle with lamb sausage were all spot on. Easy walk from Marta and the botanical gardens. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Got there about an hour before our reservation for Saturday brunch/lunch and they wouldn't seat us (even though there were open tables), so we ate lunch at the bar. Server was friendly and offered great food and drink recommendations. Loved the shrimp and grits!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Chicken breadt which I typically don't order was moist and flavorful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Autumn was delightful as our server

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome southern cuisine with a friendly manager, and servers...except ours. From the time we sat down to leaving the establishment, our server was absolutely bland. We tried to joke with him and show excitement about the menu but he never warmed up. So other than him(unfortunately I forgot his name), our food was wonderful....tasty fried chicken, cornbread, she-crab bisque and fried green tomatoes. Thank you South City Kitchen for the experience :).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was lit

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I wish there had been more vegetarian/fish options based on traditional southern cuisine (e.g., shrimp & grits w/o pig; vegetables that weren't curry--even though I like curry!). I was in the mood for "American south." But service was good and overall it was very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We brought some out-of-town friends who wanted real "southern food " and they loved it. As usual, food was great, noise not so much. If we have any wish for improvement it would be a better choice of desserts.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best fried chicken, hands down, incredibly flavorful . The fried chicken is served over fresh mashed potatoes and greens and each bite was outstanding, so glad they were able to split an order between 2 people as we also ordered the family portion of hot peel & eat shrimp which was wonderful(slightly pricey). The pre-meal buttermilk biscuits and cornbread just melt in your mouth. Fried green tomatoes were a huge hit, not greasy like found elsewhere. Was a wonderful place to try southern food on a vacation from out of state.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The fried green tomatoes are wonderful. We had to send back our crab cakes, but was able to replace that with the fried chicken entree which was absolutely delicious. I personally ordered the shrimp and grits, which is very savory; not the best I've ever had, but still good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was the first stop on a day full of activities for my daughter's birthday. The service was excellent, the food was good, and the atmosphere was perfect. I would definitely go back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our experience at South City Kitchen on Christmas Eve could not have been better. The menu choices were perfect and we all were able to enjoy the dinner we desired. The wait staff responded to our needs and the food was absolutely delicious. We cannot wait to come back next year and make it a family tradition. Thank you for making our Christmas Eve very memorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I ordered shrimp and grits and found it nearly inedible. The shrimp had a terrible iodine taste and I barely touched the entree, for which we paid $55 as part of a fixed price menu. Very disappointed in the food quality.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service. Food was good and came out quickly. I made a reservation in advance and didn't have to wait for a table.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent appetizers and mains. Shrimp and Grits were excellent. Service was attentive and fast. Pecan tart was a bit too sweet but otherwise a very delectable experience with great southern food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great meal great service

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We ate brunch here before a show at the Fox. I have eaten dinner here before and liked it but brunch was nothing special. Two of us got the South City breakfast and the eggs arrived cold and hard. We did send them back and the eggs came back warm but it was a disappointing meal. Our server was not very friendly or helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great place!! Came down from Ohio to spend my birthday week and this place was #1 on my list to dine. Bree was our server and she was outstanding. Complimentary biscuits/cornbread brought to the table. The fried green tomatoes and she-crab soup were to die for! I’ll definitely be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Consistently great experience both lunch and dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Our first time to dine there but will not he our last.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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