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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

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch is ready!

Just a pleasant walk from any point in the Historic District. Great upscale food with a gourmet flair at a reasonable price. Great lunches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
WLTate
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Fairfield, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South GA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Despite looking like a small restaurant, this is really a large airy dining room with eclectic furniture and great music. The lunch we got was hot and felt very distinctive. I had the Apple-Walnut Salad with Blackened Chicken and it was perfection. Also had the key lime pie which was a small portion, but just right for one and delicious.... More 

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Toronto
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Converted garage makes for a nice room, but the chicken pot pie and the salad were unremarkable. Excellent key lime pie. Bathrooms in a disgraceful mess.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Soho South is my favorite lunch place in Savannah! My husband usually has the burger and I have the Monte Cristo (so yummy). The food is consistently good and service is fast and friendly. It's in the historic district but just a little off the tourist area so nice and relaxing too. It's a fun place with mismatched tables and... More 

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Fairfield, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just a pleasant walk from any point in the Historic District. Great upscale food with a gourmet flair at a reasonable price. Great lunches.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great food and service. Two must haves: The basil tomato soup and the chicken pot pie. Decor is like SOHO in NYC.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We met some friends here for Sunday brunch and had a great experience. The Monte Cristo was superb. A bit io a wait to get in but our experience was worth it. Very attentive wait staff. I'll return next time I visit Savannah.

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Savannah, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food was okay, typical southern breakfast/brunch fair on the menu. My poached egg was cooked incorrectly and the rest of the dish was just okay. I've been here a few times and the food I'd just describe as okay. I'll eat here with friends but it's not a place I come to for the food.

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New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have lunch here when we visit Savannah. It's changed a lot under new ownership. We miss the artwork and funky vibe...and yet we still loved it and enjoyed a get lunch. It's very pretty in a different way, and definitely with a stop. Note to owners: You need more than one unisex bathrooms for a restaurant this size. Time... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place to have a lunch. It's different from many other restaurants in historic Savannah. They have wonderful salads, sandwiches and soups. I had the chicken panini with the southwestern potato salad and it was delicious! My mom and her friend had the tomato basil bisque soup and loved it! Worth the wait. Grab a drink and... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I go here all the time and have for years (so before and after the renovations). It is delicious, the atmosphere is simply charming and wonderful, and the service is good. You will not visit a restaurant quite like Soho; it truly is that unique! A wonderful place for friends--and there's outside seating! GO TO SOHO!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?