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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 112
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    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
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  • 9
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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
Very relaxing for Sunday lunch

We really enjoyed the piano music during lunch. The menu had a good variety and everything was well-presented. The servers were very thoughtful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
barryorflo
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Charleston, SC
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Charleston, SC
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the piano music during lunch. The menu had a good variety and everything was well-presented. The servers were very thoughtful.

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Beaufort, SC
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374 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch at Soho twice last week. The space is lovely and staff is great. They are very accommodating if you have dietary restrictions. The salmon BLT was delish which must be why we kept seeing wait staff walk by with one after the other. This must be a local favorite on the menu. We plan to go back... More 

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Thank liveoak33
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those Savannah spots that has so much potential but falls short. The restaurant is beautiful and is a great space but the food doesn't live up to the space and is lackluster and just not great. Which is a bummer because this place has the potential to be amazing.

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Thank Jennjellybean
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very crowded. Need to wait to get in. Not sure it is that great, but the atmosphere is very nice and the food is OK. Nothing to rave about.

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Thank Mariag02061965
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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261 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great lunches two days in a row.Fresh ingredients, excellently prepared and served. Courteous staff and an eclectic cool setting. We're meeting friends for Sunday Brunch and looking forward to it !!

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Thank Michael S
Savannah
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119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit to Soho South and we definitely recommend this place which is in an old auto repair shop. We enjoyed the crab cake with egg and also a gluten-free (no bread) salmon blt. Our wonderful waitress said that someone had even asked about bringing her own bread and they will accommodate that. There was great piano music, the... More 

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Thank RosesSavannah
Savannah, Georgia
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to like this restaurant. I still love the decor, and the young people who work there are quite nice. The problem is with the cooking. Went there last week to celebrate a friend's birthday, and I was embarrassed to have chosen the restaurant. I ordered carrot cream soup and quiche with chorizo. The soup was not a soup... More 

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Thank alshin
united states
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted by hostess who could not make up her mind where to seat us. Waiter Leandre needs to go to Dennys. He has not been trained and is not customer service oriented nor has communication skills to make your business a success. Food was not bad. Had to ask for a coffee refill. Table behind us had to ask for... More 

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Thank Bill D
Voorhees, New Jersey
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the land of Forrest Gump, its hard to not at least try a meal without shrimp. Wandered upon this place on our way back from downtown. It looked nice, it had an open table and we enjoyed. Great service, outside seats for great people watching, very dog-friendly.

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Thank BuckCRNA
Harrison, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given this place 5 stars, but I agree with the previous comments about the hostess. We popped in for lunch walking by and she was quite snotty. It would have been nice to be greeted with a friendlier face. However, my food was delicious and our waiter was nice. I ordered the grilled cheese and tomato bisque... More 

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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, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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