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Soby's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

SOUTHERN TASTE​
5
deviled eggs
spiced yolk, herbs, crispy pancetta
12
shrimp and lobster lettuce wrap
bibb lettuce, shaved red onion, tarrago, buttered croutons
10
bacon mac & cheese
beller’s bacon, beecher’s flagship cheddar, penne pasta
8
fried atlantic calamari
pumpkin seed pesto, romano cheese
8
fried green tomatoes
blackened haricot verts, pimento cheese fondue, crispy carrots
5
mixed marinated olives and sea salted almonds
6
spicy pimento cheese
pita, crudites
10
steamed mussels
roasted garlic, tomatoes, cilantro butter, crispy bread
8
new south spring rolls
smoked chicken, collard green, spicy sorghum kentuckyaki sauce
12
st. stephens, four fat fowl, ny
SOUPS & SALADS​
8
soby’s she crab soup
sherry, crab roe
8
butternut squash soup
va maple creme fraiche
7
blt wedge
iceberg lettuce, blue cheese dressing, smoked bacon, marinated tomatoes
7
caesar salad
romaine lettuce, asaigo crisp, caesar dressing
7
spinach salad
applewood smoked bacon ranch dressing, blue cheese, dried cranberries, shaved country ham
7
kale salad
parsley, red onions, shaved radishes, cane syrup vinaigrette, benne seeds
ENTREES​
23
antebellum shrimp and grits
tennessee country sausage, tomatoes, congaree milling company hominy grits, crusty bread
26
crab cakes
sweet corn maque choux, mashed potatoes, haricot verts, remoulade
23
bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
applewood​ smoked bacon, mashed potatoes, broccolini, habanero butter sauce
22
crispy fried chicken
braised collard greens, mac and cheese, black pepper honey
22
grilled salmon
carolina gold rice middlins, haricot verts, citrus pepper jelly
25
old south fish fry
shrimp, oysters, flounder, malt vinegar herb slaw, crispy confit potatoes, fish camp tartar sauce
24
roasted duck breast
slow roasted farro butternut squash ragout, braised red cabbage, apple cider gastrique
27
braised beef short rib
Sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, smoked jalapeno pumpkin BBQ sauce
31
grilled filet mignon
creamy​ potatoes, roasted garlic kale, bacon marrow jus
18
a plate of southern vegetables
Braised red cabbage, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic kale, clabber cream cream cornbread muffin
About
Soby's New South Cuisine is a blend of contemporary cuisine infused with traditional southern ingredients. The restaurant opened in 1997 and is housed in the warm environment of a renovated, century-old building and has a mezzanine level that can accommodate large parties ordering a la carte. Starting with fresh, seasonal ingredients, our chefs transform Southern favorites into something comfortable and fresh. The wine list is a consistent winner of Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast awards. Signature dishes include Barbecue Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, and Crab Cakes Remoulade.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a 1st time visit after hearing about this restaurant for years. Very popular and busy, but we got in right away at 6:00 on a Saturday night. Service was great. Unique appetizers large enough to share or eat as a meal. Appetizers ranged...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank wewjaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and it has been consistently good. The first time we sat at a high top by the window in the bar area and really enjoyed this as we could people watch :-). The second time we dined in...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Y9753TWlisab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have tried to eat here a couple times, but it has always been booked. Finally got in and It was mouth-watering! Got the Southern Summer Marguerita. Made with a pressed fruit and it was fabulous! Loved the tiny biscuits they brought as we ordered. My...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank argvol
Reviewed 4 days ago

I joined a client and his wife for dinner here in May. Started at the bar with a rye old fashioned--perfectly crafted. We moved to dinner and I had the short rib--wonderfully cooked and everyone was raving about their food. Atmosphere was great--service was spot...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank buckhall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we were seeing an 8 PM performance at the Peace Center, I booked a 6 PM dinner reservation for 4 of us, and all worked out perfectly. Three of us had the crab cakes, one had the shrimp and grits. I also had the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Soby’s 3-4x and every time I love it more. I would drive the 12 hours from my front door to their restaurant just for the fried green tomatoes and braised short rib. The pork tenderloin and chicken are also amazing. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Authenticallyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last visit to Soby’s was an early pre-theatre dinner. As always the service was gracious and the food was excellent. We were in and out with time to spare even though we ordered cocktails from the creative menu, plus appetizers and entrees. The bacon...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank RON T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here for dinner. We were seated by a sweet woman who talked to us for a few minutes about where we were from and welcoming us to Greenville. I ordered shrimp and grits which were the best I have ever...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Eaglepack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal featuring upscale southern goodies. The shrimp and grits were delicious as were the crab cakes. Sitting on the patio was great for people watching on main street. (Dogs are allowed on the patio so if that's an issue ask to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cindylouking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here in January for part of our Girls Retreat...it was wonderful. From the service to the atmosphere to the food...superb! All of us ladies said we were coming back & bringing our husbands! You can't go wrong having a meal here

Date of visit: January 2019
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Fleagator
July 21, 2018|
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There is not a dress code
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mellowbell
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Lynda K | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, bar area could be a little noisy... but if you sit upstairs you'd be fine - you'd just have to keep toddlers away from the stair/railings
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