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207 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2831
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Ranked #12 of 750 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
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
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
Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Choosing Soby's for a reunion of fraternity brothers and wives was perfect... They seated us at a long table upstairs so we wouldn't disrupt other diners (although this group has calmed down a whole bunch over the last 50 years!), and they assigned Scott to our table. He was the best waiter ever and added a lot to our experience.... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We dined for dinner twice on the same trip because it is conveniently located to 3 hotels, good food and reasonably priced. The first night we sat at table 302 which gave us a birds eye view into the kitchen to watch the action. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped tenderloin and steak. The other meal wasn't as memorable, we had... More

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130 reviews 130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This place is good all around- good location, very nice atmosphere, and great food- all at reasonable prices. She crab soup, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp & grits were all excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. This is a must go place in Greenville

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Birmingham, AL
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Six of us from out of town ate a Soby's on a busy Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The reservation was made for 7:30 and our table opened up just a few minutes after our arrival. Being in a "happening", crowded area of downtown, the valet parking was great. The service was excellent and although we had... More

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Dunlap, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Good food in a great atmosphere. Enjoyed overlooking the kitchen. Suggest you make a reservation. Like everything in downtown Greenville ... parking is a problem.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice setting in downtown. Has been in location for the past 17 years and it shows by the following they have. Waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was excellent with the fried green tomatoes outstanding.

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Denver, Colorado
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131 reviews 131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Liked this place. Food was very good. The hostess stand was a mess. Stood there for 3-4 minutes without so much as a hello or a nod of welcome. But, when we finally got to a table, our waiter was fantastic. Good recommendations and was very accommodating on a special request. If they fixed the seating and welcome situation, I'd... More

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Columbia, SC
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a very popular restaurant in Greenville, but it is very overpriced, the wait staff strongly pushes expensive wines, appetizers and other extras, and the food is extremely salty, greasy and the portions of vegetables are miniscule. Unimpressive.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were seated in the patio area under the beautiful lighted trees and overlooking Main Street. Our waiter, Hector, was knowledgeable and very attentive. He was constantly refilling water glasses and checking on us. The wine list is extensive and reasonable, and the food choices are varied. We had the bacon mac and cheese as an appetizer and it would... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I made reservations for 5PM, only choice, through Open Table which is so convenient. Sobys has valet parking which is greatly appreciated b/c finding a parking place downtown can be challenging. Because this was our first time at Sobys we asked our server to explain the menu. She was knowledgeable and helpful. My spouse ordered Caesar salad, pork chop with... More

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