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SOHO South Cafe

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful place for a lunch

This cafe was refered to me by a tour guide, and I did not regret coming in for a lunch. It is located in a large, spacious and nicely appointed building. Food, drinks and service were all on a good level.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
vladimir70
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Odessa, Ukraine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Odessa, Ukraine
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This cafe was refered to me by a tour guide, and I did not regret coming in for a lunch. It is located in a large, spacious and nicely appointed building. Food, drinks and service were all on a good level.

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Beaufort South Carolin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We chose Soho South on the recommendation of a Savannah friend. We planned for Sunday brunch for a group of five prior to a theatre matinee. Our friend strongly suggested we make reservations, and we're glad we did! Upon arrival there were about 30 people outside waiting for tables. We walked in, said we had a reservation, and were seated... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is such a beautiful space and you feel amazing eating here on a sunny, lazy brunch. The food was wonderful, waitress was super sweet and the selection was yummy. We will absolutely be back!

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Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great food, wonderful service and fun atmosphere. Saw some of the negative reviews and thought we must have eaten at different places! The shrimp tacos were incredible. My husband had the chicken pot pie and loved his also. We were most certainly return!

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savannah ga
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Used to be tasty, now just pasty; hot dishes can arrive cold. Too bad. Atmosphere greatly improved with new owners, love the bar area, but the food is just so-so. I can get so-so anywhere!

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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After reading some of these reviews, we were concerned about one of our other favorite places to eat at when visiting Savannah. Yes, the decor has changed drastically, but the food was still very good. They retained their famous recipe for tomato basil soup..still great. Our sandiches were very good. They are still open only for lunch. Hard to be... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wow, what was once our favorite restaurant in Savannah, is now off our list of must visit. Called ahead for a reservation, which was taken, arrived the next day to be told they don't take reservations. Cafe has been updated to seat more and looks great. Not sure the kitchen was updated to handle more people. Waited over 30 min... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The place is bright and beautiful. I love the decor. It's very modern. When you first walk in there is a man playing live piano music, both modern and classical. The service was excellent and people were really nice and accommodating especially for a large group. We had 13 girls and we were seated at a long bar table near... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As always, when we're in Savannah we have lunch with friends @ SOHO South. After their renovation earlier, their menu has been greatly expanded, as well as their seating capacity. To go from a auto repair shop many, many years ago to have new life as a great little restaurant is amazing. We personally have never had a bad experience... More 

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Cumming, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Hubby and I were in Savannah for New Year's and had a hard time finding a place open on New Year's Day. We had never been to Soho and both of us were very impressed. Our sandwiches were creative and delicious. The decor is eclectic, but fun and the service was FANTASTIC! Would dine here again for sure!

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?