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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
C$27 - C$76
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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The food was excellent and the service beyond expectations. Our server, Sup, was terrific and gave us some great suggestions, like getting half orders of two entrees.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad start when waiter grabbed away the voluminous wine book (not list) I was perusing after I told him we weren't ordering wine. A very slow kitchen (45 minutes for our entre to arrive). Trout was very good, as were the baby back ribs. Very...crowded and noisy inside; outdoor seating comfortable.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing service, great food, and amazing cocktails. Chloe was our waitress and she was OUTSTANDING. Very attentive and personable definitely coming back and bringing more people!!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Fried Green Tomatoes and She Crab Soup, both very good. For entree had Braised Beef Short Rib, delicious. For dessert, had the White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie - I normally prefer chocolate desserts but this one was highly recommended. It was good, and...the two of us finished it all, but not sure I'd get again (but if you love banana pie and short bread, and looking to try a different dessert, I'd say it's worth a shot). Not a wine drinker, but they have a cellar and their selection is huge.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice place. Friendly fun service. Good food. Great outdoor seating. On Main Street. Nice wine selection, but don't order the tart wine.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 12, 2024

Enjoyed an early dinner on a FRI evening with two friends of ours (their first visit). Starters included the she crab soup, beet salad, and burrata salad. Entrees: short ribs, scallops, shrimp and grits. Shared a slice of the white chocolate banana cream pie. All...very good, along with the service from Jennifer.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 10, 2024

Took my girlfriend to this location for her birthday. Menu was very weak and the main course was a fish. I asked them what the hell was I served. A kids meal from McDonalds was more. The best part of the evening was the two...glasses of wine that eased the pain. It only took 142 dollars to figure out that I'd never dine there again, and that my girlfriend is a big cry baby.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 2, 2024 via mobile

Our food was very good, the atmosphere enjoyable and staff nice. We had She Crab Soup, Charred Brussels Sprout salad, the pork belly special app of the day, with short ribs and sword fish. My husband was particularly happy with the sword fish, since it...is very difficult to hey fish cooked perfectly most places. There was a minor mix up with our drink order. At first the server was kind of off, but they warmed up. We would go back again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 28, 2024 via mobile

We didn’t have a reservation and the restaurant was packed. We were lucky and found a table within a few minutes in the non-reservation area by the bar. My wife had the crab cakes and I had the shrimp and grits. Both dishes were outstanding....Even though the restaurant was busy, our server took good care of us and the food arrived as soon as expected for a busy night. All in all, a great place to go for a night out. Tip of the day. Make reservations on weekends or holidays and this is a go to place downtown Greenville and it’s always busy.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 18, 2024

Soby's was highly recommended. It didn't disappoint. The service was attentive and well-intended. The food was very good and the prices were more than fair and reasonable. The wine list is just crazy. One of the biggest wine lists I have ever seen. And some...of the prices are crazy expensive too. While you really have to look to find some values, there are indeed values. Like the Hermann J. Wiemar dry riesling from New York at $80 per bottle. There are multiple vintages priced at $600+. I don't know who is buying those wines. If I'm buying a $600+ wine, it's going to be at a restaurant with white tablecloths and a dress code. That's probably my only complaint. No tablecloths and no dress code. I was really surprised to see t-shirts and shorts with sandals.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 24, 2024

Been to Soby's a lot, first bad meal was last night, so sad. My undercooked salmon was like sushi (bleeeech), tasteless black (ugh) rice and Brussels sprouts were a huge disappointment. Generally the meals here are excellent and I bring my out of town guests...here always. Will have to rethink.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 22, 2024

This place is wonderful. The food is delicious! The shrimp and grits are absolutely delicious. The steak is absolutely delicious. Everything that they have to offer is so fresh and prepared perfect. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and it help to make the experience unforgettable.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 16, 2024 via mobile

The service was excellent! Our food was fantastic. I had the short ribs and my Mother-in-law had the shrimp and grits. They made her birthday celebration special and offered her dessert on them. She picked the white chocolate banana cream pie and it was delicious....Light and not too sweet., bonus it was enough for 2 :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 25, 2024 via mobile

Everything we ordered except sweet potatoes were done well The server Rachel was amazing the cocktails were great I would suggest steak knifes a sign for the door entrance It’s hard to figure it out We entered thinking we will end up in the kitchen...but it turned out that was the main entrance on the side of the buildingMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 23, 2024 via mobile

We have not seen this level of service since before Covid. The waiter (Donnie) was attentive without being over bearing. He explained very well what was on the menu and what he thought was good. He also explained where substitutions were allowed. The food was...great and served in a timely manner. The Pimento Cheese appetizer was large enough for two with some to take home. The crab cakes were awesome as was the Braised short ribs.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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There is not a dress code
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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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Soby's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5