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The A&P Social

4.5
387 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

Permanently Closed - The A&P Social: comfortable, fine Southern dining in a welcoming, neighborhood space.

The A&P Social takes inspiration from Montgomery’s history, updating classics like pimento cheese, deviled eggs, fried chicken, and collard greens. The A&P Social looked to our Gulf Coast - to Alabama fishermen - to find shrimp, oysters, snapper, tuna, grouper, and crab. The A&P Social looked to the Black Belt - to our region’s farmers - for the freshest, highest-quality meats and produce. It’s a place where you can celebrate a special occasion or grab a beer on a Tuesday with friends. It's a Southern kitchen with quality, seasonal food and a Southern charm. Pull up a seat.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, European
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Hours of operation

Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday (Bar Open Only) 4:30 - 6:30
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(334) 356-3814
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Randal Gresham, Jr.
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Private party facilities
Whether it’s a party for 10 or 150, we excel at hosting private events with special attention to our guests wishes. With a lively front bar area, large areas of the main dining room which can be sectioned off, private events room, or reservation of the full restaurant, we can accommodate the event of your choosing. From weddings and large events in The A&P Courtyard to a special evening with friends, we look forward to serving you.

To book your next private event please contact us at 334.356.3814.
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Private party contact
Taylor Hardy: (334) 356-3814
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cloverdale Road and Graham Street
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Birthday Parties, Showers, Corporate Events and much more.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

The ambiance, service, and food was absolutely fantastic. What a great anniversary memory we'll have from this restaurant.

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vipLLLLLL (Monterrey)
1.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

We have visited The A&P quite a few times, And the food we ordered, the shrimp and scallops, were horrible! The sauce for the shrimp was a red sauce and there was no spices in it. VERY BLAND! We told our waitress who got the manager. We explained to the manager that the food had no taste and she was very apologetic and asked what else we wanted. So I reordered. The so called head chef came to our table and was very arrogant and did not take criticism well at all. He got angry and told us that he was not removing our meal from the bill. We were ok with that and did not expect anything for free. The chef was a total jerk and we will not ever step foot back in this place again! BEWARE!!

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Taco1138 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

Last minute date night with the wife on Thursday night.

Seated immediately. Took several minutes before someone got us waters and took our drink orders though.

Drinks: Excellent selection of craft beers.

Appetizers:

Montgomery Plate: The pork belly and pimento cheese were fantastic. The pickles and deviled eggs were good. The rest was okay.

Fried green tomatoes: Just okay.

Entrees: I had the fried chicken. It was absolutely fantastic. Came with really good Brussels sprouts, although some were under seasoned for my taste.

Wife had the snapper, which she really enjoyed.

4.5 stars

Will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Love going to A&P for special occasions and the food was, until this trip, spot on.

I order a dish that came with "fried eggs." They were so under-cooked the egg whites hadn't even started to settle and still had a water like consistency. I let the waitress know and she was very attentive and prompt but I think I offended the chef. My eggs were returned to me, cooked in what look like a used steak pan, since it was speckled with blacks specks and tasted like steak and the yolks cooked solid.

The waitress was great and didn't charge me for the dish and one cocktail but this really changed my view of the experience as a hole.

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vipLLLLLL (Monterrey)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Great atmosphere. Did not feel rushed. Waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

My scallops were very good, but the grits underneath were cold... It was $25 for 4 scallops. Is that pricey? The service was terrific. Jerry is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
2.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

A&P really needs to step up their game if they intend on being a player in the restaurant scene in Montgomery. From the meals ordered by the 3 in our party, the only thing that was satisfactory were the appetizers. The entrees were over cooked, tough, over seasoned and dull. Even the French fries were cold and greasy as if they had been cooked earlier and the stuck under a poorly functioning heat lamp. Finally, if you're going to offer cocktails, get someone who at least knows how to pour 1.5 ozs. of liquor into a cocktail glass. We've given A&P several chances over the last several months. Sorry to say three strikes...you're out.

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Lorax37 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

Man, what a menu! Was very hard to narrow it down to just one thing, both for the starters and for the main course.

Great food, great service, great location.

Made a special occasion even better! A&P has gotten it right and just makes that section of Cloverdale even better.

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vipdelta3 (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

The salads-plus-seafood offerings here are quite good. Both the bibb lettuce with grilled shrimp and Caesar with fried oysters hit the spot. The scallops entree was OK, but a bit too salty and its accompanying grits were a tad minimalist. Pre-dinner martini was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Had drinks and appetizer outside! Nice area to sit!
Ordered dinner at reserved table inside! Food was delicious and had very good service!
Music was a little loud at first but requested it be tuned down slightly.
Great date night!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

We had a group of 7. The service was a little slow because there was also a party of 30 there at the same time. The atmosphere was great so we didn't mind and the server was really courteous and attentive. I had the shrimp with gnocci, delicious. I would definitely take another group there again.

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EXCELLENT (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

A&P Social has excellent food. My wife and I split the broiled oysters (6). OUTSTANDING!!!
For entreés, Both, of us, ordered the snapper dish... We cleaned our plates
The only reason, I rated it 4 stars is; that, A&P had, virtually, no premium vodka. There was enough, for just one drink. We DO like our martinis. :)
We will, most definitely, dine at A&P Social, again... and, again.

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Suayprom (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Sometimes the food is good but not consistently. It's nice to have a varying seasonal menu but sometimes it's better to stick with what you know works. During this visit the food was decent but not great and our service was not good at all. I'm fairly confident our waiter was high. He was absent minded, unavailable and voice was very was slurred. The other waiters in the vicinity spent more time serving our needs than our own waiter. Ours was not ever around. Overall experience was just okay at best. For the price, I can go to a different restaurant, with better food and better quality that what I received here.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2017

We came for social hour specials and had no complaints whatsoever! Erik was an amazing server! So attentive and pleasant to talk to. Will definitely come back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

A&P Social is a little overrated. Our service wasnt great the day we went, and it wasnt crowded (no refills on our coffee/water, slow service). It was brunch, and I ordered the fried oyster eggs benedict option. When it came out, the whole dish was cold (unappetizing when eating oysters and poached eggs), and the potatoes were served without any sauce or dressing. It was just a side of roasted potatoes (I could do that at home). This is the second time we've gone and gotten bad service and a sub-par meal. Probably wont go back.

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