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“Instant mashed potatoes?”
Review of Soby's

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Ranked #4 of 917 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Court St.
Description: 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.
Greenville
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Instant mashed potatoes?”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The atmosphere is great, with seating upstairs on the loft and below in the main area. The service is top notch. I deducted a point however for the food. Though mostly very good, I ordered a dish with their signature mashed potatoes. They tasted and looked like instant potatoes with a little tobasco sauce. They weren't very good and not what I expected from such a nice restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving Meal”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

We ate twice at this restaurant. The first night was a typical restaurant menu and the second was Thanksgiving day. Both meals were fabulous. It was really cold while we were visiting (in fact, we encountered snow sleet and rain!) so we were happy this restaurant was right across the street. The beef stew was perfect. The specialty drinks were perfect. A great wine selection. And, Turkey day was packed but still, the wait staff greeted us warmly. The buffet was above par Southern style, home cooking. Loved the collard greens, the brined turkey and the creamed corn.

Visited November 2013
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Brunswick, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The waiter was awesome”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This past weekend we dined at one of our favorite restaurants in the Greenville area and yes that would be Soby's. This time the experience was made even more memorable by our waiter Michael. Even though he was also handling a very large party seated near us, we were never off his radar. Food was delivered quickly and his attention to detail amazing. The right wine was poured on asking and always with a smile. Soby's can be loud and energetic but for this couple who are young at heart it adds to the enjoyment of a good meal. The food is southern inspired but with a definite twist to the preparation and the deserts are awesome. So enjoy and do not count the calories. On the weekends I would highly recommend a reservation.

  • Visited November 2013
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Anderson, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Appetizers of spicy Pimiento Cheese served with baguette chips & the fried green tomatoes were great. Yum! Dinner was Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn Maque Choux, Mashed Potatoes, Haricots Verts & remoulade, The sweet corn Maque Choux was amazing. I had to recreate the dish at home & turned out a close replica. Lovely dinner, lovely place. Will return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TreasaJ
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Bishopville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Meal”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We went as a result of other reviews. We were not disappointed. We walked from a nearby B&B and ran into a young lady who was also going there. we did not have a reservation but were seated with little wait. Our server was nice and polite. I do not remember his name, but he is also a personal trainer. I had bacon wrapped pork and husband had the filet. Both prepared as we ordered. The mashed potatoes were great with just the right amount of heat. I really wanted dessert, but no room. The pecan pie sounded so good. We will return.

  • Visited November 2013
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