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About Southern Hospitality - Downtown

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.

1433 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Close; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Blake

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 298-5398

Website:
http://shdenver.com/

Entertainment:
Check our events calendar for upcoming entertainment and events

Catering:
Southern Hospitality is proud to offer several options to suit your Catering needs. Whether you’re looking for ready- made BBQ sandwiches for an office function or want to host a feast in your backyard with our off-site grill team. Let Southern Hospitality Catering make your event one to remember. Family reunions, birthday parties, fundraisers, corporate functions, and holiday celebrations are all better with BBQ.

Whether dinner for ten or an afternoon feast for 100- let Southern Hospitality bring a little bit of Memphis to you.

Executive Chef:
Jameson Velasquez

Private Party Facilities:
Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen is delighted to offer you four new spaces for all your festive entertaining and private event needs. Our private function rooms are available for lunch, dinner, happy hour, cocktail parties and corporate events. From the Antler Alcove which is perfect for groups up to twenty to our downstairs private bar & lounge that can accommodate up to eighty guests, we have a space that is perfect for you. We have several packages to choose from and are happy to tailor your event to meet your specific needs. Our event coordinator looks forward to taking personal care of every detail of your event and welcomes you to visit at your convenience.

Private Party Contact:
Shawn Owen: (212) 265-1000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Southern Hospitality - Downtown - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

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3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (261)
Fit for Foodies (189)
Hot Spot (163)
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Great for Lunch (157)
Neighborhood Gem (139)
Vibrant Bar Scene (112)
Special Occasion (96)
Great for Brunch (67)
Kid-friendly (63)
Late-night Find (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Romantic (31)
Scenic View (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Discovered SH during 5280 week and went with another couple. We all chose to order off the 5280 menu, with each of us getting something different. Appetizers: Prime Rib Egg Rolls & BBQ Nachos- unexpectedly paired flavors, but very good. Dinners: Memphis-style Spare Ribs, Pulled Chicken & Pork, Sliced Brisket, Shrimp & Grits- simply put, PERFECTION! The Brisket won the table vote as the best, but the BBQ sauce served with the ribs and chicken & pork would have been good with the brisket rather than the bland au jus sauce. The sauce on the shrimp was packed with spices and delicious! Desserts: Bourbon Pecan Pie, Peach Cobbler, Bourbon Bread Pudding, Vanilla Bean Ice cream- Get the Cobbler or Bread Pudding; desserts aren't their strong suit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Tables are a little close if you are sitting at a table for two. Fun bar atmosphere. Food is good and staff is really nice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

My husband and I loved it! The food was amazing, the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Really good food, very nice staff

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

My experience at Southern Hospitality was good, but there was nothing remarkable about it. It was a standard southern BBQ joint. If someone mentions going again, I wouldn't be disappointed about going, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

The overall experience was Execellent. Servers were very Polite and Hospitable. Management was approachable and eager to hear any positive or negative feedback.
The food was outstanding and affordable for the quantity received.

Good Luck!

Tony

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2013

We went during 5280 on Friday night. Southern Hospitality gave generous portions of everything we ordered (unusual during 5280), service was perfect, atmosphere was very good. I can't think of anything negative.

We ordered the Prime Rib egg rolls--Delish. Drinks were included and they were excellent.

I had the Memphis ribs, she had the Pulled Pork. Again, perfect in every way especially the pork had no hunks of fat.

Banana Pudding was interesting having the top of it like Brulee. I had the Pecan Pie and I have had many good homemade pies and this equaled or bettered them all. Again very generous portions.

If they can maintain this momentum, they will have us as customers for a long time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Was Great.. We will definetly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2013

For an appetizer we went with the eggs and bacon...bacon was really good while the deviled eggs were creamy, they were too salty.
The amount of meat that came with the Rocky Mnt Combo was crazy, I'm not a rib person but the meat was falling off the bone and had great flavor, the fried chicken was some of the best we've tried and the brisket was superb. My hubby was disappointed that they didn't have black eyed peas but we each had the mac and cheese and the mashed potatoes, super delicious.
For dessert we had the banana pudding, it was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2013

The look and feel of the restaurant was cozy and the decor was purposefully chosen. It was interesting that it had an upstairs and downstairs and that the downstairs had a bourbon bar. The food was okay. The app - fried green tomatoes - was decent. The entree of pork short ribs was good. Dessert is where it fell flat. They were out of Pecan Pie. I ordered the peach cobbler which came out as cinnamon peaches with some crumbles, not really a cobbler. My friend ordered the chocolate chip cookies. We were told they were served warm but when they came out the cookies weren't. We might go back for drinks but probably not food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2013

The food here was fabulous; truly southern in style and incredible portion sizes (although I will confess that as with many southern foods, makes poor leftovers). The service, however, is incredibly slow. This is beyond trying to set an atmosphere; my group of 5 arrived over the lunch hour with a reservation and we already had our meals chosen from having perused the menu online. It was disappointing, therefore, to have lunch take an hour and 45 minutes when we ordered within five minutes of sitting down! Maybe the restaurant (having just opened about 10 days before) is still trying to get on its feet, but I certainly won't be going back unless I have hours to kill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2013

Great food and outstanding service.Our group is not easy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2013

I believe the restaurant had only been open for a few weeks, so they were still working out the kinks. Overall, the drinks were good, the food was good (a little over sauced when served, I like my BBQ with sauce on the side and should have said so). It's a pretty cool spot, with a comfortable atmosphere and a great whiskey selection (nothing over around $20 either, which is great).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 27, 2013

Great new place!! Four of us had dinner and had a great time. I had the smoked prime rib and it was fantastic! We all tried each other food, ribs, brisket, and some shrimp and grits. All tasted great and we would order them again. Desserts were great too, banana pudding and peach cobbler. We will go back soon. It's nice to finally have a good BBQ restaurant downtown.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2013

Shut.the.front.door!!! This place is SO frickin DELICIOUS!!! Must try: ribs (my favorite EVER), cheesy grits, cornbread, banana pudding and the White Dog cocktail! I've been dreaming about the ribs ever since...can't wait to go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 26, 2013

I would highly recommend the Sweet Louise cocktail, the "Bacon and Eggs" app, both the Prime Rib and the Beale Street Chicken, and finally... Don't you DARE leave without the Banana Pudding. We had the Peach Cobbler, too. But the Banana Pudding is NOT to be missed. You won't regret it!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2013

Southern Hospitality is MY kinda place. You walk in and immediately notice the shabby-chic decor. The walls are adorned with giant rusted out 3D letters that spell out lyrics from my favs: Johnny Cash & Elvis.

The food is great too! Huge portions of smoked prime rib egg rolls, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies began to roll out, shortly after our attentive waiter brought or cocktails. The egg rolls were the early favorite. I had the smoked prime rib, which was very good, but after sampling the ribs and shrimp & grits off the plates of my table mates, I was second-guessing my choice. I DID however score the best 2 side dishes; baked beans, which were more like a bowl of pulled pork, and grits.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2013

Okra is a MUST for a southern meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2013

The Buffalo shrimp among the other food was amazing. The service was awesome. I am definitely going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 24, 2013

I would be willing to give Southern Hospitality another opportunity to wow me as my first experience wasn't as fulfilling as I would have liked. Granted, the evening I went was a snowy, Sunday, on their very first opening weekend no less, so not many diners were in there. Food was good, but comparable to what I would eat at Dickey's or Brother's BBQ. However, the atmosphere and restaurant decor were nice and I would imagine that the bar scene on a weekend has the potential to be great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

The food was good, the service was great, and their restaurant was very nice!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Recieved a courtesy phone call the day of reservations, which is appreciated! Was sat immediately. Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2013

While the resturant was very clean, and the service was very good, the ribs were over cooked and somewhat dry. The side dishes of corn bread and mac and cheese were fine. When I ordered the bread pudding for dessert, they told me they had run out of it, and yet it was only 7pm, seemed odd since it was so early in the evening. I had visited their NYC resturant over the holidays and the quality of the food was much better there.
Hopefully they will keep trying...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

The place is cool looking but the food is not great. The meat was dry and tasteless. I was not impressed by the sides either. We had to ask for everything more than once. We will not be returing. I feel like it is way over priced for what it is. Brother's bbq is better and is less expensive.

Don't order the ribs---they are super tough!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

Great baby back ribs!!! Way better than famous Dave's.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

We went on the first night open to the public. We've been to the one in New York, which was outstanding! This was good too but the food not as "perfect" as I recall it being in New York. Like any restaurant new to open, I think it will only improve. We'll be regulars at the restuarant I suspect with in being two blocks from where we live downtown. The atmosphere is awesome and the lower level and bar down there are unlike anything else in Downtown....so great to have a new cool and unique restaurant for Denver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

Chicken was dry and not much flavor. Collards were done well, though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 22, 2013

The food was good but it wasn't over the top. The service was great and I was disappointed that they were out of fried chicken on opening day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 21, 2013

SH seems like it would be a cool place to watch a game, but I found the bbq to be mediocre and the entire menu to be pretty overpriced. I only work 1 block away, so I may try it again for lunch, as the sandwiches and salads were expensive, but sounded yummy. I was also shocked to find that a bbq place would not have a selection of sauces, or even any bbq sauce on the table! Will probably go elsewhere next time we go to bbq.

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