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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eclectic interior

My mom and I came here for lunch. She had the grilled salmon BLT. The salmon was unbelievable! Tender and juicy. I ordered the Italian sub. Very large roll. Unfortunately the flavored mayo and vinegarette overpowered everything else. Meat, cheese, lettuce, onion Very skimpy. Too many banana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
KathleenOSullivan
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I make a point to eat lunch here when in Savannah. Their sandwich's are tough to beat. The restaurant has a cool vibe to it. We saw everyone from couples to groups. The Monte Cristo is a unique blend of meat, cheese, with a sweet kick. The chicken panini was delicious as well. I wish they had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Oh. My. I love grilled cheese and I ate the entire sandwich. Served with bacon and grilled onion, the sandwich was dripping with pimento cheese. The best part is that I dipped my yummy sandwich into a creamy TOMATO BISQUE soup. I'm going to dream about this meal for a long time!!!

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Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My mom and I came here for lunch. She had the grilled salmon BLT. The salmon was unbelievable! Tender and juicy. I ordered the Italian sub. Very large roll. Unfortunately the flavored mayo and vinegarette overpowered everything else. Meat, cheese, lettuce, onion Very skimpy. Too many banana peppers. The potato chips were abundant and the pickles are Great! Tomato Bisque... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and peach cobbler dessert. We had a very engaging server and wonderful live piano during our lunch. Perfect day ended with a perfect show at Savannah Theater.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had never been here so we were not sure about it...well, it was a wonderful experience. Used the "find a table" on trip advisor. We did not have to wait. Our server was attentive and the food was excellent. We will be going back!

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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I took my mother here when she visited and we absolutely loved it! Such a funky, unique space. great service. And delicious food :)

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just had a great lunch here on Sunday. We met our daughter who lives in Savannah. Had a 1:15 reservation and were seated promptly. They have some outside tables and there were people eating out but I wanted AC (it was going to be in the 90s) so we ate in. We are kind of boring because we all ordered... More 

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Savannah GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Our party of six enjoyed our food. My salad was mostly standard and topped with nicely grilled chicken. My friends liked the Cuban sandwich and there are lots of interesting menu items. Parking is plentiful (parking lot next door) and I have never had to walk from more than a block away.

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Birmingham, AL
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went here because it was highly recommended by a friend. Overall it was just OK. The service was terribly slow. I had to get up and find my own silverware, after asking for it twice. Started with the tomato soup - it was thick and not very flavorful. I got the Monte Cristo - it was good. Husband got the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not impressed with the menu or the specials. The Cuban panini was lame, mahi mahi sandwich overlooked and tasteless. Weird interior and absolutely no parking. Overpriced and won't be going back

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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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