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South City Kitchen Vinings

4.6
3633 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
South City Kitchen Vinings gives Southern food a modern, upscale spin in a warm setting perfect for gathering with friends and family.

South City signatures like buttermilk fried chicken and creamy banana pudding share the spotlight with seasonal dishes served exclusively in Vinings, an extensive beer selection, and adventurous wine and cocktail lists. Savor these flavors during dinner, Sunday brunch or your next private dining event.
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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What 3633 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Although obviously a busy time (Sunday brunch) we were seated immediately with our reservation.

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Wonderful
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service are always stellar at South City Kitchen but the outdoor dining was not a great experience. Next time dining room!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party and myself had an enjoyable time at this facility.

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CameraD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food!

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KevinL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I enjoyed all of the food, it was very well seasoned and I'm a picky eater. The bread was amazing (and addictive). I would certainly go again, but it's not cheap that's for sure.

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LanceL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W love this location because we live nearby. Always a good time with great food and ambiance.

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Ingrid
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South City Kitchen has great ambiance and delicious food. It never disappoints!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was a step above Cracker Barrel but 3 times the price. I had the Nashville Hot Catfish and it was swiming in Buffalo Wing Sauce...it did not matter what king of fish I was eating, I would have not tasted it.

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Atlcubsfan
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a nearby neighborhood location

I"m glad there is a location in Smyrna

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BethanyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere snd wonderful service!

AD
AnnD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my time at South City Kitchen. I will definitely come again.

LJ
LJKeith
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was okay. Our server never refilled our drinks. No attentiveness at all. Food was good.

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TiffanyM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks were as well, definitely recommend.

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Terry
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Linda, was very welcoming, and remembered us from previous visits. Service was great, as usual, and the Assistant Manager talked with us for a few minutes during the meal. Our food was wonderful, as always, and we enjoyed the birthday treat at the end of the meal -- we were celebrating both of our birthdays. As for the dining area, we were impressed with the level of caution and cleanliness exhibited by the staff. And we mean all of the staff, including the Assistant Manager who was also one of the "workers", delivering drinks and food, busing tables, and disinfecting them. Most of the guests were considerate of South City's request to wear masks while moving through the dining area to their seating before removing them. Of course, there were a few customers, including some with children, who "could not be bothered" to wear masks. (They are probably the same people who consider themselves outside those guidelines everywhere they go.) Overall, our visit to South City Kitchen Vinings was very nice, and provided an enjoyable evening.

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laurenj
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to celebrate my sister’s bday and we weren’t disappointed! Prompt service & they even worked with us on our reservation time since we were running behind. We started with the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were really good! I had the Nashville hot catfish & my sister had the fried chicken. I will say that although the fish was tasty, it was NOT reminiscent of “Nashville hot” style so maybe they should change the name. My sisters chicken was moist and delicious. I would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was okay. The BBQ shrimp was good. Our pork was cooked medium & very dry. I would’ve loved for them to glaze the pork chop while it was cooking. The Mac & cheese noodles were extremely over cooked- very mushy. The fried chicken was PHENOMENAL. We enjoyed the mashed potatoes as well. The collards need salt and acidity. The collards & Mac & Cheese next door at Muss & Turners are a good example of amazing sides. Probably would not visit again- food wasn’t to die for. My cocktail was okay. Could’ve got a lemonade instead and had the same effect.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate a friend as she walks into a new chapter of her life. The food was amazing! Many of our guests it was there first times there and they stated they would definitely return. Our server took great care of us and the kitchen didn’t make us wait long. Thank you to the chef and staff for an amazing experience.

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ranger777
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The staff at South City are warm and helpful, and the location is convenient. My food was good, but not special. Recognizing that the last year has been extremely hard on restaurants, South City needs a re-fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waitress kept calling me “honey”. The table was sticky and the waitress said it was from the cleaner. All I know is the menu had to be peeled from the table The food could have been fabulous but it was limited by the inability to substitute things that were food allergies.

I spent $130+ and went home and made dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Kevin was amazing! It’s a perfect place for a date night! The food was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was simply amazing.

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CarlaD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat at South City Kitchen occasionally (different locations). We enjoy the food. I ordered the shrimp and grits this time but I didn’t love it. My husband ordered the fried chicken and LOVED IT! The highlight was Kevin our server- top tier, excellent service! We also ordered the she crab soup and it is so good!

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StephanieJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It was my dad's 79th birthday, and it was his first time eating here, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The fried green tomatoes, crab cake and chicken livers (which I'm not a fan of and actually liked the taste of these),and my dad LOVED. The catfish, fried chicken, shrimp, and pork chop were all delicious, as well. I will definitely be going back!! Oh, and the house made craft cocktails were wonderful too!

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vipRafalL
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on a Thursday night. It was a fast sit-down time, and we were quickly greeted.
Drinks ordered, appetizers, and main course.
Everything was delicious, as expected.

The whiskey flight was average, but unexpected and inexpensive. I'd do that again.
The she crab soup is always an unconventional delight.
The fried chicken makes the trip worthwhile. SO phenomenal. The mashed potatoes were perfectly done, garlic balanced with starch was ideal. The chicken is always a delight, and this time didn't disappoint.

Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Engagement celebration.

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BleuOrleans
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Nashville Hot Fried Catfish was a knockout! I think they changed the recipe on the She Crab Soup. It wasn't as good as in the past and it was served warm not hot. Someone needs to tell the chef that BBQ shrimp is not actually made with BBQ sauce. He should consult Pascal Manale's Restaurant in New Orleans, where the dish was originated to adjust his recipe. Or Deanie's Restaurant in New Orleans. If you've ever had the dish in New Orleans then you'll know this iteration was lacking. And to add insult to injury, they served stale bread with it. That bread was as hard as a ROCK! I will not be ordering BBQ Shrimp at South City Kitchen again. Mostly we go there for the biscuits. They have the best biscuits in Atlanta!

MJ
MommaJen
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and great Martini. Menu could be a bit broader and a couple of specials would be nice. Food is always good here.

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KimG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous server - gave us the run down on everything and super attentive. My friend had a great first visit!! Love this place - southern food with a twist!!!

CA
CochiseA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating was wonderful

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sister
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I love the outdoor dining. I hope that the outdoor area will be spruced up with a little greenery and flowers. It will enhance the ambiance.

TG
vipTonniG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit but definitely not our last. The food and service were great. Friendly and attentive staff.

LM
LenaM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinkd

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vipCARMELLA
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have eaten here numerous times and always have had a good experience. Tonight however the service was extremely slow. The waiter and the manager apologized at least three times for the slow service. I don’t pay for apologies but for good food and good service.

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LatiaB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with really good food. I would definitely visit again.

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aprilr
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice, safe, and clean with yummy food and great cocktails

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HollyR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hostess left something to be desired... not friendly nor a good first impression for what used to be one of the best restaurants around. Quality of food seems to be slipping ever so slightly..succotash was drenched in what I assume was some sort of butter mixture (almost inedible)... cornbread muffins/biscuits may have been best thing we ate. Our server Harry was great, though. Here’s hoping they can take a little bit of a look at the kitchen and the quality of food that they’re putting out… Not sure if they are trying to cater to a different taste profile than before… But the clean fresh delicious flavors that I remember seem to be gone.

JB
JoyB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! One of my favorite places to dine!

EJ
EboniJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Don’t go here during a holiday. We went for Mother’s Day end food was horrible. Cold, overcooked, just terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 7 for Mother’s Day brunch. It was a fixed menu for $39/pp. We had great service & most everyone loved their meal. It’s a bit noisy, so conversation was hard with the older family members in our party. But that was expected, as we’ve dined here before. What wasn’t expected was when our server brought our bill (which was $316) she explained that the “service charge” (which was $63.20/20%) “goes to the company because we aren’t getting tips right now. So if you want to tip me for my service cash on the table is preferred.” WHAT?! AND, the signature ticket had a 0 with a line through it preventing me from writing in an additional tip on our credit card. Again WHAT?! We were literally forced to lay down cash on the table to tip our server. Thankfully, some people had cash & we laid down another $35-$40. What happened to being cashless for safety? And why was everything about Mother’s Day explained except this “service charge”? Are servers paid more since they’re not receiving tips? Why aren’t they receiving tips? Is this a covid charge? And if so, for what exactly? The restaurant was packed & people were waiting. We were completely caught off guard & ended up paying over a $100 over our $316 bill! So beware! We will not go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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South City Kitchen Vinings is rated 4.6 stars by 3633 OpenTable diners.

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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.