Southern Hospitality in downtown Denver offers an enjoyable combination of upscale barbecue and Southern charm. With multiple private dining areas, it is easy to schedule a lavish event, including wedding receptions, business meetings, birthday parties and more. Choose among the Friends and Family Room for up to 30 guests, the Bourbon Lounge for up to 100 guests or the entire 300-capacity restaurant with the restaurant buyout option. The Southern Hospitality catering menu is hand crafted by the head chef to appeal to large groups and take the guesswork out of planning an event. When dining at Southern Hospitality, choose from brunch, lunch or dinner. Top entrées include the half rack of baby back ribs, Southern fried chicken and grilled salmon.
Atmosphere is great and exciting. From the moment we walked in I was excited and it looked like a place I want to hang out with friends and enjoy some drinks. I was looking forward to the food especially when I saw the menu section "From the Smoker". If you're going to have that on your menu then you better have a smoker and know how to use it. The food was edible sure, but had zero smoky flavor. I expected the Southern Fried Chicken to be crunchy it was not at all. Again food was edible, but nothing to write home about and I definitely would not go back and would not recommend it. If you want to know what food from the smoker tastes like, I suggest you give Rib City Grill a visit.
The ambience is neat here, the decor is very eye-catching. The food was pretty good, different, but good. Maybe slightly pricey, but not unaffordable.
The BBQ eggs benedict was weird at first but once I got used to the idea of it I really enjoyed it.
The food was good, but the noise was too loud. I made a reservation a month out and they sat us next to a bachlorette party. The party was loud, taking shots, and being rude to the tables around them. I will never go back.
Love the decor and the food was very good but the Staff and service are the true stars at this restaurant!! The menu has some great Southern staples that are hard to find elsewhere in Denver. The Smoked Prime Rib Egg rolls are a big hit!
Large portions. Strong drinks. Service could be better.
The food was the best southern style food I've since I've moved from the South. The staff was excellent and very kind.
This place had great southern food, which was why we wanted to try it! Two of us had fried chicken -- the portions were huge, and the chicken terrific. One of us had the fried chicken salad. That was also really good -- the chicken, again, was great, and the dressing had a nice kick to it. The last person had brisket, which she reported was tender and tasty. Again, it was a very good-sized portion. The service was also great -- our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and attentive. I now want to try brunch.
The only thing that me and my friend were unhappy about is being seated right infront of the door. Everytime the door opened we were blasted with cold air from the 15degree night with snow. People would just stand there with the door open. I would never sit there again.
Horrible service, one person sat us, served us, brought us our food ... everyone else stood around
My mother-in-law who grew up in the south did not like her collard greens and my sister-in-law brought over the manager to tell him so. She explained how collard greens do not need vinegar and ruined the taste. The manager listed and said he would talk to his chef and then brought her another side dish. He seemed genuinely interested and I appreciate that. It was a birthday party for my son, so I wanted everyone to enjoy themselves.
Food was far from what I expected from a BBQ establishment. Portions were small and extremely overpriced. The taste of the food was disappointing. Not good at all. Spent $80+ and still left the place hungry. Was excited to visit as I have heard of the restaurant but this was a one time visit.
Atmosphere fun and energetic. Food was average.
Food was cold, portions were small, and not worth the money at all.
Best fried chicken!! Biscuits were very good.
This was my first time at this location. It will not be my last. Outstanding in every regard.
Meat was dry, mashed potatoes were cold and it was too expensive. They ran out of fried chicken. Waitstaff was nice, but I would never return.
Brought my family for a Sunday Brunch and from start to finish it was a great experience! Tia, our server, was awesome and the food came in right away and it was well-prepared, and tasty.
My husband and I had brunch late-morning on a Saturday. We enjoyed the BBQ Benedict and Chicken & Biscuits, but the cheddar grits included with the BBQ Benedict were left untouched aside from a first taste. Service was not as expedient or regular as we would have preferred, but we survived. The warm towels provided at the end of dining were a nice touch on the restaurant's part. We will eat here again when friends and family come to visit (because of the Justin Timberlake-factor), but it probably won't be a regular spot for us.
We had high hopes for this place. The environment and the employees were excellent. But that can't make the food better. We ordered the prime rib and it wasn't even warm. That was the most disappointing part. The fried green tomatoes were great and the fried pickles were good. I prefer pickles sliced thinner. The service was good and the sweet tea was good. The pecan pie was the best part. Very disappointed, especially for Valentine's Day.
... But when you walk in, you carrying one daughter and your wife is carrying the other daughter (of nine months) and you're wife falls while holding the child because of a spill on the floor, the restaurant should in some way acknowledge it. They are only lucky no one was hurt. However, they could have easily made amends had they said something, investigated the situation, or, hey, but my wife a drink for her troubles. But nothing. And it's rubbed me the wrong way ever since.
THE FOOD, SERVICE, & AMBIANCE WERE PERFECT.....ds
I took my wife here for her birthday a few days ago and it was wonderful. The atmosphere was fun, wood and brick. The food was phenomenal I got the Chicken and Waffles and never had better in my life. My wife had ribs she loved them. The portions are HUGE. the only downfall is the waitress/server was very slow, it took a while before we were greeted and longer to get our drinks. The food cam out quickly. If the server was more attentive I would have given SH 5 stars
It was friendly and warm from the moment we walked in. Four of us sat in one of their round booths. Waitstaff was great. Pulled chicken and ribs were the best. Two friends ordered the pulled pork and four that it was not well seasoned. Overall great experience and fun environment.
I don't think it is too much like being in a Southern Restaurant but it was enjoyable for a night. We shared the shrimp and grits which was pretty good but it is not made like that in the South. Appetizer was really good and my girlfriend really enjoyed the Bread Pudding. It is definitely overpriced. You would never find shrimp and grits in the South for $23 and it would be better in the South. I definitely would not go back often but maybe one day down the road again.
We have been several times -- great food and service, every time. Portions are quite large - best to have your group order several items and try them all -- you can't lose!
We went for a birthday celebration, the food was great! We had a great time, will definitely go back.
I grew up in Texas and Georgia and have tried ribs around the country. This place NAILED the ribs. Fall off the bone. Tender. Smoked. Dry Rub and sauce were outstanding.
The ribs and brisket were tender juicy and well smoked. The sides baked beans, cole slaw, and mac and cheese were short on flavor and freshness. Service was disengaged and useless for making any suggestion of the 300 or so bourbon and whiskeys or the food on the menu. I was excited after the description I read and was disappointed by experience. We could have done better for $90.00 in Denver.
We asked to be moved from a table by the cold window to a booth so we could "corral" my 3 yr. old granddaughter & they were very accommodating. Appreciated the parking perk & info about parking on website. Good website too. Ribs were a little greasy. Green chili cornbread was dry. Fried chicken was very good. Large servings - little higher priced than I would normally pay.
overall, good experience - will come back with all adults someday. Like the downstairs better than main floor.
Even though its pecan pie comes from J. Timberlake's mom's recipe, Southern Hospitality is meh. As a fourth generation southerner, I was unimpressed with the barbecued brisket (bland, dry) and the grits (hardened clump of chalky kindergarten paste). Our blackened salmon was a bit salty, but cooked to order. The aforementioned pecan pie wasn't half bad, but would've been great served warm (hint, hint). The banana pudding was yummy, but the kitchen's brulee torch was broken, so the promised carmelized topping was not to be had. Buttery biscuits would've been a compelling so. touch. The piped-in soul music was appropo, but it was hard to believe that the TVs were tuned to the Michigan/Michigan State game in lieu of the Avs. Service was good.
We had a reservation for 10 people on a Friday night. We were seated early and the service was great. The staff was attentive and friendly, but not pushy or rushed. The room was energetic, but not so loud that you would have to yell to talk to people at your table.
We started with appetizers: the prime rib eggrolls were so delicious that we ordered a second round, and we got some classic fried okra to go with them. The specialty whiskey drinks, while good, were a little small for the price. They have one of the largest whiskey selections in town.
Our dinner selections were all delicious. The sides left something to be desired (cornbread was dry and mac n' cheese wasn't cheesy.) The bourbon banana bread pudding was best b.p. ever!
The service was a little slow. Has great specialty drinks. A little on the expensive side for what you get.
Good food and good service when it is NOT Crowded, if you see a crowd, know the service will be slow, your order will not be right, and you can wait far too long to get a fork, napkin, extra sauce, etc. This restaurant needs some work on how to operate. But when it is not crowded, the food is great, the service improves drastically, though I would not advise sitting downstairs takes them too long to get you something that would be really quick if they didnt have to go upstairs for it.
Glorified BBQ. Could have gotten food that was just as good, if not better, at Moe's, for half the cost. Service was good, food came out quickly.
My husband and I decided to head to SH for our anniversary and neither one of us were impressed. My husband had the dry rub ribs and he couldn't stomach them, while I had the mediocre fried chicken. My mashed potatoes had a taste of vinegar to them and the chicken, while cooked beautifully tasted just like KFC. We were really saddened by our whole experience of the restaurant and will probably never visit again.
I came here several times during the last week in connection with a convention happening downtown. They handled our group(s) incredibly well. They were very flexible and accommodating and they kept everyone very happy. When they ran into problems, they immediately fixed them and made it work. My food was delicious (and I'm picky about BBQ) and my drinks were even better. I will definitely go back again when I'm in the Denver area.
I really enjoyed my first visit. However, this time, everything was way off. We were sat at possibly the worst table in the house despite having reservations and specifically requesting booth seating. Our small table was near the crowded bar area where patrons butts were rubbing against the back of my date's head.
We sat for 25 mins without being acknowledged. When our server finally arrived, he was apologetic and attentive.
The food took a giant step back too. Dry brisket and mediocre ribs were accompanied by baked beans that tasted like they were from a can. This was so disappointing, as last time, the beans were a highlight, with huge chunks of pulled pork throughout.
Ok food but expensive for the amount of food.
Had a wonderful, casual dinner at Southern Hospitality! The cocktails and appetizers were great - loved the prime rib eggrolls and fried pickles. All the bbq dishes were very good, as well as the shrimp and grits, and the salmon! Our waiter was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Really like the feel and decor of the place,Southern Hospitality is such a suiting name.Really great cocktails,Ribs fell off the bone,you just have to try the dry rub...so delicious! Some of the sides were a little bland but thats an easy fix and our server was very nice,but to say the least an overall good dinning experience!