About South City Kitchen Midtown
Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Combining the energy of Atlanta with the warmth of a Southern home, the restaurant is nestled in an updated, historic bungalow on the city's famous Crescent Avenue.
Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of our exhibition kitchen or the Atlanta skyline on one of the best patios in the city.
This truly is dining the way the New South intended. (Please note, the restaurant is not handicap accessible.)
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 11am to 5pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
South City Kitchen Midtown is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.
Immediately adjacent to South City Kitchen is a new 900 space parking deck. There are several other street lots within 1 block of the restaurant as well as street parking.
MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.
South City Kitchen Midtown Ratings and Reviews
Lively atmosphere, fabulous food. South ...
Lively atmosphere, fabulous food. Southern menu cooked modern style.
Waitress was phenomenal. She made our f ...
Waitress was phenomenal. She made our first visit fantastic. We ran into one problem with our food but she took care of it and us!
Wow! My friends and I had a great experi ...
Wow! My friends and I had a great experience at South City! Our servers were awesome. I can't remember their names (the girl had full sleeves of tattoos including a Red Sox one and the guy was being trained by her), but they were awesome. So nice and attentive, great senses of humor, and made us feel at home. The food was amazing. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese to share. Amazing. The lemonade was delicious. And the COMPLIMENTARY BISCUITS AND CORNBREAD AND PEACH PRESERVES?! Are ya'll trying to kill me? So good. I was a little disappointed in my chicken and waffles. I found the waffle to be way too sweet, but the chicken was flavorful and moist. The ambiance is very nice for a Sunday brunch, but it was crazy busy so make a reservation. Definitely one of my best dining experiences in Atlanta.
Delicious food with the only negative be ...
Delicious food with the only negative being that there is no valet.
Food was amazing, service was excellent, ...
Food was amazing, service was excellent, dessert was delish. Cocktails were mainly whiskey/bourbon/gin-and for me, this was the only less than positive part of the dining experience. Fyi-There was a good wine list if you're wanting an alternative. :)
Only had crab cake and fried green tomat ...
Only had crab cake and fried green tomatoes. The service, as well as the appetizers were excellent. Great atmosphere, and staff very attentive. Will return
Great fried chicken, crab cakes and wine ...
Great fried chicken, crab cakes and wine collection! Also,
Went there for a business lunch. Had a ...
Went there for a business lunch. Had a couple of appetizers and entrees, and everyone loved it.
Excellent fried chicken! Waiter said it ...
Excellent fried chicken! Waiter said it was probably the best around, and I would have to agree. Also loved the cornbread and mashed potatoes. We ate outside on the patio as inside was a bit noisy for us. It did get rather warm outside (mid-June around 8:00 p.m.). Excellent cocktails, especially the "Peach Next Door." Glad we made reservations, as there was a one hour wait for walk-ins. Walked to the restaurant from our hotel. Area felt safe for late evening walking.
This is one of the best restaurants in A ...
This is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. The food is excellent every.single.time. This restaurant is a must , if you are in Atlanta. The pork chop, fried tomatoes, and fried chicken are favorites.
Could not have been better!! The fried c ...
Could not have been better!! The fried chicken alone is worth the trip. Friendly professional staff. Only wish they'd open in Jacksonville!
I visit Atlanta two or three times a yea ...
I visit Atlanta two or three times a year but have never eaten at South City before. After having lunch there this past Saturday I plan on making it a "must go" place for all my future trips to midtown Atlanta. Our server was terrific ...knew everything about the menu, the neighborhood and loved working at South City!
Great service and food. Had flounder whi ...
Great service and food. Had flounder which was outstanding. Wait staff attentive but not over bearing. You have to have the peach cobbler
The food I thought was excellent. I had ...
The food I thought was excellent. I had the fried chicken. The batter was thin, crispy and full of flavor. My date had the rabbit and it was exceptional. The fried greed tomatoes are for sure a meal in itself!
Food and service were very good but my ...
Food and service were very good but my portion was small (trout) was small and accompanied side was disappointing
Eaten here for dinner and brunch on seve ...
Eaten here for dinner and brunch on several occasions. First time for lunch during the week. Food was just ok, service was disappointing and not up to par. Wait staff seemed too stretched. I will return, but probably not again for lunch during the week.
Excellent menu and a delightful ambience ...
Excellent menu and a delightful ambience. My daughter and I enjoyed our dinner on the second floor overlooking the bar area. Great midtown atmosphere. The fried chicken is the best I've tasted in many moons and the fried green tomato appetizer is a must-have!
Food was excellent. Southern comfort fo ...
Food was excellent. Southern comfort food with a contemporary flair. Service was excellent as well. Waitress was knowledgeable, super friendly and offered to make an addition to a dish to suit my preference.
We had brunch before a Braves game on Su ...
We had brunch before a Braves game on Sunday, so no chance to comment on the wine list and bar scene. It was quite full by the time we left for the ball game, so my guess is it is a vibrant bar scene! The food was excellent, but the most impressive thing was to accommodating and friendly service from our server, Chris. We arrived first and when the second couple was having trouble finding the entry door, he actually went outside to help them! It's a place I'll patronize again.
Looking forward to our next visit... whi ...
Looking forward to our next visit... which will be soon.
Food and service awesome. Though pretty ...
Food and service awesome. Though pretty bummed we got stuck sitting outside.
Unusual and unique food at very reasonab ...
Unusual and unique food at very reasonable prices!
Every time we can have a Saturday or Sun ...
Every time we can have a Saturday or Sunday brunch in Atlanta, we go here. South City Kitchen will not disappoint. The waffles are amazing, melt in your mouth.
True South Dining
My family and I enjoyed a "fresh off the plane from Illinois" dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our visit!! The staff gave us marvelous Southern food and hospitality, and even though the place was bustling, we did not feel hurried to leave. Thank you!
Great Food Great Service
Met here for a business lunch. Reservations were waiting and honored on time. Food was great. Can't beat their Fried Chicken, Bliss Spuds and Collards. Server was quick and attentive, didn't wait long at all for food. Great Place Highly recommend
Still one of the better spots in midtown
Despite all of the new restaurants popping up in midtown, South City Kitchen remains one of the better places to go for a business lunch. The food is always fresh and good. The menu has enough selections to give a variety of options, while remaining small enough to ensure that food doesn't sit around long waiting to be ordered. I went there a couple of days ago to welcome a new employee to the company. The service was fast, the food took an appropriate amount of time to come (I get nervous when food comes out a little too fast), and our beverage cups remained full. All in all, SCK is as good as it ever was. I really enjoyed it.
They seated us right away and the hostes ...
They seated us right away and the hostess was more than polite and accommodating. Our server was quiet and withdrawn but very attentive in a dry kinda way. Lol. The food was delicious and there was a great variety. We had the shrimp and grits and the crab cakes and they were very good. I'll be back. Hopefully was can sit by on the patio next time. Great ambiance.
For those who say this is fine dining, t ...
For those who say this is fine dining, they need to get out more. This is a fancy meat and three. And I use fancy generously. Wife had the fried chicken and I had the rabbit cavatelli. Lots of bone fragments and not much flavor in the rabbit. Fried chicken at this quality level (and better) at any southern restaurant in the metro area. Service was okay but mood good to great. Average at best.
Tasty Food, Excellent Service, Some Low Class Cust
We had the fried green tomatoes and pickled shrimp for appetizers. Both were tasty and visually appealing. We also had the fried chicken which was perfect and the mashed potatoes were a 10. I asked for the kimchi collards as a sub for regular collards. Delicious! The servers were Johnny on the spot and quite friendly. The only criticism is that there were several customers that were dressed like they had worked in the yard that afternoon and didn't bother to change. One girl walked in with her Jean shorts cut off right below here bits. I really don't like seeing that kinda thing and we were on our way to the symphony. My note is that if South City Kitchen wants to be taken seriously like they were in the 90s they will implement a dress code like business casual.
Wonderful dining experience. Our server ...
Wonderful dining experience. Our server was attentive and had a great sense of humor. The food was perfectly prepared and the portions were surprisingly generous. We will definitely return.
Having been a long time patron of SCK Vinings (in Smyrna...) The food at SCKM was really a disappointment. The same dish, brisket Benedict, was barely recognizable. On top of that, 3 of 3 meals that should have been hot were luke warm at best. I strongly recommend against this locationlocation based on the food alone.
best waffle & fried chicken
The lightest and juciest fried chicken breast I've ever had. take the bones off the breast was a nice touch too. The waffles was delicious on its own and didnt even need the syrup. The cocktail i had (Country Thyme Lemonade) was great and refreshing.
Got together with family members for bru ...
Got together with family members for brunch while in Atlanta to celebrate our son's wedding. Our waiter was friendly with suggestions and witty back and forth conversation. Several of us ordered the chicken and waffles which were fantastic! The waiter brought cornbread and biscuits for the table. Awesome!! It's a good idea to make a reservation as brunch can get quite busy. The space has an open and airy feel with lots of windows and seating on several levels. We would definitely go back again.
Server made a cocktail suggests that was ...
Server made a cocktail suggests that was perfect. Manger came by to make sure satisfied. Had duck confit appetizer and chicken liver appetizer. Both were generous portions.
Good southern cooking but not incredible
I had a very nice meal at South City Kitchen. The place as very crowded for a Thursday night which I took as a good sign. Since I was in town on business with a colleague we opted for the traditional southern dishes. The meal started off very well with delicious fried green tomatoes, we also started with chicken livers which not everyone may like but I thought was excellent. We ordered their specialties, fried chicken and shrimp and grits. My colleague said the shrimp and grits were good but the shrimp was just okay. My fried chicken was juicy and well seasoned but I found the batter too thin and too crispy. Not the best I have had. For the desert the pecan pie was good but not memorable. Overall a nice meal and setting but I was a tad disappointed based upon the reviews and ratings.
Amazing culinary experience
I will return to South City Kitchen when next visiting Atlanta. The atmosphere, food, and our lovely server Dorothy made our Sunday brunch experience exceptional. The fried green tomatoes were out of this world , and the buttermilk fried chicken was exceptional.
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