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207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831
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Ranked #13 of 754 restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Court St.
Description: Soby's New South Cuisine is a blend of contemporary cuisine infused with traditional southern ingredients. The restaurant opened in 1997 and is housed in the warm environment of a renovated, century-old building and has a mezzanine level that can accommodate large parties ordering a la carte. Starting with fresh, seasonal ingredients, our chefs transform Southern favorites into something comfortable and fresh. The wine list is a consistent winner of Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast awards. Signature dishes include Barbecue Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, and Crab Cakes Remoulade.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went with friends who were celebrating a birthday. Server was incredibly knowledgeable about food, and they easily accommodated some food restrictions we had. Fried green tomatoes were delicious. All in all great food and location.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Growing up out west I tend to steer away from southern cuisine. However I do like to try different dishes so I selected this restaurant when I was in town to catch Melissa Etheridge in concert. The atmosphere, service, and food here was excellent. I opted for the quail appetizer (listed as hot and boy was it) which was served... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I absolutely loved the deviled eggs! They had a nice bit of spice to them that I found superb. Salad was really good but I expected more from the Heritage Chicken. It wasn't bad at all, but I guess I expected to be wowed. I'd definitely go back, but will order a different entree.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate a Soby's with a few business colleagues who are from Greenville which they had recommended, and I would say I had a good meal, but not a great one. I guess the menu is really not what I would normally go for so take that into account when reading this review. The place was nice, it had lots... More

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Westminster, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We've been goint to Soby's for years and have never been disappointed. The menu is modified seasonally, although they keep their top winners all year long. The location in downtown Greenville is excellent, being near the Peace Center and Falls Park as well as accessible to everywhere downtown from the ball park to North Main (NOMA). Their wait staff is... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I can't begin to describe how horrible my last visit to Soby's was. A server for the table next to us was in too much of a hurry to clear the table so she could seat another herd, and when she turned with a stack of plates, she slung a couple off the top. They landed at my and my... More

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food, ambiance, and service were all excellent! I really enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere at this restaurant. I will definitely eat here again!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We headed to Soby's based on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel when we asked for a nice place to have breakfast. Great news was it was Sunday and they were preparing a very nice brunch. Not knowing their hours, we arrived 1/2 hour prior to them being technically open but a waiter kindly sat us at their... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to Sobys for a dinner. We ordered Calamari, Pork Tenderloin and Crab Cakes. Calamari was delicious but the remaining two entrees were a little above average. I can't say that they were the best or the most delicious meals we had. The service was awesome! Our server was great if not a little overfriendly. It seemed like a... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The servers were very friendly, the food was good but it isn't a "I can't get this anywhere else" type of restaurant. I was disappointed to find they no longer used their own farm for the vegetables; that was really the one major reason we went.

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