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207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831 (East Court St.)
864-232-7007
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: Soby's New South Cuisine is a blend of contemporary cuisine infused with...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 273
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"A Downtown Staple"

Great location, great atmosphere, great dining experience! Soby's has been a downtown institution since it first opened. All Soby's other restaurant endeavors have been delightful, but there is nothing like the "original" for me since this is where I met my wife almost fifteen years ago. Both then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Vic23_10
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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Greenville, South Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great location, great atmosphere, great dining experience! Soby's has been a downtown institution since it first opened. All Soby's other restaurant endeavors have been delightful, but there is nothing like the "original" for me since this is where I met my wife almost fifteen years ago. Both then and now, we always have a memorable dining experience. The wait staff... More 

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Appetizers and amazing butternut squash soup! Cozy Atmosphere, warm and inviting. Waiter Mike was great...upbeat, friendly and helpful. All around nice experience, have been back several times and will again. Highly recommend for downtown Greenville, a little pricey for entrees but in-line with downtown. Appetizers fit the bill for me and though it did not seem like a lot of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Greenville, where I hadn't been for years. Sobys has been a Greenville hotspot for years. The front desk staff at our hotel recommended it as well. The service was great. The waiter was helpful, knowledgable, but not over bearing. He let us take our time looking over the menu and gave honest... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

one night in Greenville...walked around looking at a lot of menus and nothing really hit the mark until we came upon Soby's. The restaurant is beautiful and loved the open kitchen to see all the activity. The food was delicious and well priced. Our server Dave (Soup) was fun, energetic and very knowledgable about the menu, wine, and history of... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Soby's last Friday night. It was my first trip to Greenville and my first experience at Soby's and it was excellent. I was immediately caught up in the wine list which was quite extensive. I particularly liked the wide selection of Italian and Spanish wines. It is clear, however, that they emphasize California and other West... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in town for a wedding and Soby's came highly recommended. It did not disappoint. Their Sunday brunch is buffet style. The highlight of the brunch was the mimosa and Bloody Marys. Its "build your own" style. There is a form to fill out with all the choices and fixings you can pick. It was amazing! You could pick... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed both the appetizers and main courses. Nice space and service was very good. Definitely a must in Greenville.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband insisted that this was my kind of place. He knows what I like: Amazing food! Great atmosphere and of course a cold drink. He hit the nail on the head. And here's what else: SERVICE! How often do you tolerated sub-standard service for food you like? Not here. Our waiter was prompt, polite, knew the menu in and... More 

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TORONTO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was excellent with good service. We had dinner outside- it was crowded inside. The food was outstanding with a new menu. The waiter recommended green beans and mashed potatoes. The crabcakes were great with lots of crab... nice wines by the glass.

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Waterloo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our Nephew & his Wife were in town visiting their Son at Furman, and invited us and our Son & Daughter-in-Law for Lunch at Soby's on Sunday. He made a reservation, and upon arrival, we were seated promptly. Our server was excellent. She explained the buffet options, and was very attentive during the entire meal. The food was Great! There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831
    (East Court St.)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: 864-232-7007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 55
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?