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Soby's

207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831
864-232-7007
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Ranked #13 of 746 restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: American
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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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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Best Sunday Brunch I have probably had. Buffet has breakfast and lunch items. Lots of desserts as well. Definitely try the grits, actually try everything. The beauty of a buffet. Atmosphere is fantastic. We went during Christmas season and Santa Clause was even there. They also have outdoor seating right on Main St. Reservations are highly recommended. We did go... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service, always something special on the menu. Love their Shrimp & Grits and the Pan Roasted Snapper. Prices a bit high but well worth it for a special dining experience. Soby's won't disappoint you.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a quaint restaurant with exposed old brick and is quite charming. Don't miss Sunday brunch. Seems to be a great mid 30's hang out with outdoor seething and front doors that open to the street so you really feel connected to downtown. It's great. They also have a lift apartment that's available for rent for private parties. Have... More

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Greenville, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In recent years Sobys has become the "old reliable" for us at odd times of the day, busy times downtown, and a crowd going to the theater. A broad American menu, knowledgable servers, inside or outside dining on Main Street, pork tenderloin, rib eyes, Mahi Mahi, tuna, trout, crab cakes, she crab soup all excel. Prices reasonable, expect $50pp with... More

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South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Soby's always provides an enjoyable dining experience in Greenville with upscale southern cuisine. They have an extensive wine selection and always use fresh ingredients.

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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were with another couple and she had some food challenges. It did not cause any problems or concerns to Soby's they just took it in stride and everything was wonderful.Our server was very good and we'll trained which you do not find to often in the US. The food was great and came out of the kitchen exactly as... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant in incredible scenic downtown Greenville. Menu options have an inspired twist on many southern foods and a few unique creations as well. Great service, cool atmosphere with many venue options available on the premise.

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Ann Arbor
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

On a Sunday in dowtown Greenville not many restaurants are apparently open past brunch... but thankfully Sobys IS. We sat outside for dinner, and it was a spectacular scene among the historic buildings and streetscape. Calvin was an OUTstanding waiter complete with sense of humor. We had fantastic wine paired with the deviled eggs and out-of-this-world spicy pimento cheese. Chip... More

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Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our server provided great service and the food was very good. Had the Ahi Tuna appetizer that was very good. The skirt steak and shrimp with grits were also good choices. The white chocolate banana creme dessert was fantastic! Alex at the reception area was super as well.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Really pleased with my first experience at Soby! Very nice ambiance and a solid level of service. A little something for everyone on the menu. The she crab soup was a fantastic (I would recommend dipping the cheddar biscuits that are served with the meal)! I ordered the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin which was very good, but was glad my... More

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