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SOHO South Cafe

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Downtown
American, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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12 W Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401-3906
+1 912-233-1633
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Soho South Cafe has been made famous by its patrons as one of Savannah's...
Soho South Cafe has been made famous by its patrons as one of Savannah's staple weekly lunch and Sunday brunch spots. Opening its doors in 1997, Soho South Cafe is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah, appropriately named after the iconic New York City neighborhood for its proximity to nearby shops and entertainment venues. Built originally as an automotive service station in 1945, the building sat vacant for a number of years before the restaurant's original owners acquired the space and transformed it into a restaurant. Most recently, the restaurant was acquired by Daniel Reed Hospitality and remodeled to make improvements to the existing model which represents the latest adaptation as it stands today. The design of the restaurant incorporates elements of iconic, archetypal New York City. The quirky, eclectic esthetic lends a sense of humor to the monumental, vast interior space which includes the buildings original exposed elements such as the steel windows, iron trusses, and solid wooden garage doors. The overall atmosphere results in a casual dining experience that works perfectly for lunch and private events.
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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent - almost 5 stars

Rented a bike for the day and was going by and decided to stop in for lunch. What a great setting. Street seating, but a really surprising great space on the inside. Very good overall. Would have been full 5 star but server in lounge area while nice, was not very good with follow up. But will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Scott S
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Soho south cafe The restaurant is very quaint and eclectic. The hostess are very unfriendly and aloof. Even though we got there early for our reservation, they will not sit us till our reservation time. The restaurant was half full. Service was good but food was very slow in coming out The menu has enough variety,... More 

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North Massapequa, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I love this place! The food was great as was the atmosphere. The food was creative and fresh . Wait staff was wonderful. Prices were great ! I wish I was a local this would be me go to place !

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Atlanta
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was recommended by an admissions counselor at SCAD after our campus tour. Always ask for a favorite local spot. She recommended the pimento grilled cheese and tomato bisque combo which it is known for. Although it was 95 degrees outside, it was worth it. My wife and daughter had a chicken salad sandwich and a veggie flatbread which... More 

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Northren Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Interesting menu, great service, wonderful urban re-purposed space. Old car repair site turned into elegant without fussy restaurant. We were there for late breakfast/early lunch. Food was well prepared and server was a delight. We simply stumbled upon the place as we enjoyed the neighborhood. It is very close to the Hilton and a number of other hotels in the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came here for lunch on a friend's recommendation. My dad asked for iced coffee and was told that they could not serve coffee with ice. The waiter had such an attitude as if he could barely stand talking to us (we are very nice, really!). He didn't offer to tell us any of the daily specials and, when we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Rented a bike for the day and was going by and decided to stop in for lunch. What a great setting. Street seating, but a really surprising great space on the inside. Very good overall. Would have been full 5 star but server in lounge area while nice, was not very good with follow up. But will be back again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We live in Savannah and this restaurant never disappoints! It's hip and trendy with a solid menu with amazing dishes! My daughter always wants to go here for her birthday. She loves the Grilled Cheese and tomato soup. My favorite was the Crab Cake with shrimp and grits but that has been replaced with a salmon patty on grits that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

High ceilings, mismatched chairs, eclectic decor.... and great food! We loved the Soho Signature Salad, the Shepherd's Pie and the amazing Chicken Pot Pie. My favorite was the Monte Cristo Sandwich, which was piled high with ham, melted cheese, bacon, turkey and served with powdered sugar and strawberry sauce for dipping... Yummy!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Restaurant is a converted gas station, so has a unique atmosphere. We had great service at lunch and the food was good (chicken salad sandwiches with soup of the day). Would recommend.

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Pooler, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a neat place. All the tables and chairs are different. But, it works. Lots of things to look at while dining. My husband had the crab cake sandwich and I had the grown up grilled cheese with tomato basil soup. They were both wonderful!

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Additional Information about SOHO South Cafe

Address: 12 W Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401-3906
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1633
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 W Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 912-233-1633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Soho South Cafe has been made famous by its patrons as one of Savannah's staple weekly lunch and Sunday brunch spots. Opening its doors in 1997, Soho South Cafe is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah, appropriately named after the iconic New York City neighborhood for its proximity to nearby shops and entertainment venues. Built originally as an automotive service station in 1945, the building sat vacant for a number of years before the restaurant's original owners acquired the space and transformed it into a restaurant. Most recently, the restaurant was acquired by Daniel Reed Hospitality and remodeled to make improvements to the existing model which represents the latest adaptation as it stands today. The design of the restaurant incorporates elements of iconic, archetypal New York City. The quirky, eclectic esthetic lends a sense of humor to the monumental, vast interior space which includes the buildings original exposed elements such as the steel windows, iron trusses, and solid wooden garage doors. The overall atmosphere results in a casual dining experience that works perfectly for lunch and private events.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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