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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    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
Eclectic With a Southern Flair

Happened on Soho South purely by accident. Our small lunch group was initially drawn in by the funky decor and ambience, but a quick perusal of the menu called for a more thorough 'test taste'. We were quickly convinced we'd made a wise choice. Every entree we sampled was good to excellent. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
AlmostGeorgia
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Fernandina Beach
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Savannah, Georgia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Fernandina Beach
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Happened on Soho South purely by accident. Our small lunch group was initially drawn in by the funky decor and ambience, but a quick perusal of the menu called for a more thorough 'test taste'. We were quickly convinced we'd made a wise choice. Every entree we sampled was good to excellent. The chicken pot pie and pimento grilled cheese... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We made reservations for this restaurant months before mothers day. The staff was polite when they informed us about the reservation, we had to be there by 10 and leave by 11:30. We were there by 10, our group of 10-12. There were only a few other diners. The food was ok but I am not remembering anything but the... More 

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Layton, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We came on Sunday without reservations and were seated after a short wait. Nice atmosphere in a redone auto service garage. Service was prompt and attentive. We ate a traditional lunch, while most were having Brunch. I had a nice crisp salad with an excellent rose.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stumbled across this place while walking around Savannah and thought we'd give it a try for lunch - what a treat. The menu offered a wide variety of options, and everything we ate was fresh, well prepared and very tasty. The tomato soup tasted freshly prepared, the salads were crisp and flavorful, the grilled cheese sandwich perfectly made. Seemed... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Greatest cheeseburger I have had. Ambiance is very nice. While open, you can still maintain a conversation. Will return.

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Edwards, Il
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Comfort food, grilled cheese and tomato soup, chicken pot pie, hamburgers. Served hot, tasted just at it should. There was more to the menu than comfort food, it was just that kind of day.

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South GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?