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 its 15th year 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
This is a great place to go for special ...
This is a great place to go for special occasions or just because the food is so good!
So pleased I did a little research and f ...
So pleased I did a little research and found South City Kitchen for our first and best meal in Atlanta. Amazing food and service! The fried green tomatoes and fried chicken were scrumptious.
My Friends Were Right
Took Mom to Atlanta for her 86th birthday and SCK happened to be near the hotel, so I booked the reservation. Then friends informed me that I'd made an excellent choice. Man, were they right. Mom uses a wheelchair for all but very short walks, so we were met at the steps in front of the door by a hostess who helped tuck the chair out of the way and patiently led us straight to a perfect table in a cozy, light-filled nook. Our server was equal parts fun, informative, and smart - plus, she just radiated a great energy. My mom opted for a salmon salad which looked great to me, but I think she couldn't fully appreciate it once she saw me almost cry tears of joy over my fried chicken plate. What a thing of beauty. I'll never forget the perfect, light and crispy crust to succulent and flavorful meat ratio. The garlic collards and mashed potatoes were heavenly. The whole meal made me feel closer to God. I will be back.
This was my first visit to South City Ki ...
This was my first visit to South City Kitchen even though I stay in Midtown Atlanta frequently. As a southerner, the menu was perfect. The server was outstanding and able to help with the decision making. Scarlett Fever cocktail, pimento cheese app, smoked salmon salad, cauliflower with banana peppers and cilantro, and pineapple upside down cake with ambrosia ice cream. Oh my! It was all very satisfying. Best meal I had the whole trip. Love the tucked away location on Crescent Street.
Very good food and service, but sitting ...
Very good food and service, but sitting near a large and very noisy group put a damper on our experience.
True to its name
This restaurant was highly recommended for being a good example of southern cooking. Although the menu is limited, it certainly had all the traditional choices. We started with a shared appetizer of fried green tomatoes, which were quite good. Notably, this appetizer is served with three slices, but our waitress put a fourth slice on the plate so that we could each have one. She was similarly accommodating when one member in our party was disappointed by the small serving of vegetables that accompanied his entree - she came back with a beautiful (complementary) serving of mixed vegetables. Fried chicken was excellent, fish entrees pretty good, and the pork chop special was an enormous portion of very nicely prepared meat. We were too full for dessert.
My favorite spot for southern cuisine an ...
My favorite spot for southern cuisine and a can't miss whenever I come to Atlanta. Best fried chicken!
Brunch was amazing! We shared pimento ch ...
Brunch was amazing! We shared pimento cheese and I had the crab cake hash. Would definitely go back the next time I'm in town.
Loved everything! Great food and a fun ...
Loved everything! Great food and a fun venue to take guests that need a Taste of Atlanta.
South Town dining
Outstanding food, service and no wait time with reservations. Our waiter was superb.
Visited this restaurant on a early Satur ...
Visited this restaurant on a early Saturday evening a couple hours before the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 PM, indulging in table just offset from the main street. Wine and a cocktail as we discussed our dinner choices. Upstairs works great for us a window and a table for two. Corn bread biscuits cooked to perfection. We ate appetizers and shared everything. Fried green tomatoes are delicious. Maryland crab cakes are to die for. Wife thoroughly enjoys the perfectly cooked smoked pork chops. Personally I'm big on the Springer Mountain Farms Fried Chicken. The fried chicken is crusty on the outside yet juicy on the inside. Yummy. We finished our meal and left as the bar area was getting vibrant with people. Still a short line at the entrance and most the tables we passed were filled with people sipping wine and cocktails and laughter filled the restaurant had a delightful ambiance. Less than .3 of a mile two minute drive to the Woodruff Arts Center. Thank you
Love Saturday brunch. The group of four ...
Love Saturday brunch. The group of four ordered the chicken and waffle entrees. It was delicious. Great service and food. Definitely will return
Great food, great service!
Great food, great service!
From start to finish we had a great evening. We started by getting a glass of wine at the bar and Caroline took great care of us. She was clearly busy getting making drinks for the tables, but was attentive and helpful to us as well. Our server Corey was great - made some good suggestions on the menu. Our meals were elegantly presented and delicious. I would definitely go back and would recommend to others.
Excellent food and service
Excellent food and service
One of the best spots in Midtown. Great ...
One of the best spots in Midtown. Great service and innovative southern food.
The noise. It was very loud on the botto ...
The noise. It was very loud on the bottom level. The food was good. The service was great. Probaby not the best for an occasion like Mother's Day.
Fantastic brunch spot!
Myself, my husband and our 2yr old son went here for Mother's Day brunch and it was amazing! I am always nervous trying new places but the reviews were great and I liked that they had reservations for brunch. The food was great, service was attentive and the price was totally fair for what you got. We will definitely be back!
Attentive service and quick turn around ...
Attentive service and quick turn around despite the Mother's Day brunch chaos. Can't go wrong with the renowned fried green tomatoes appetizer, fried chicken entree and peach cobbler dessert. The Gouda fritters not normally on menu was exquisite! For the price, dishes were plentiful with leftovers to take home...
South City Kitchen was an awesome venue! ...
South City Kitchen was an awesome venue! The food, ambiance, and service was impeccable! Thank you all for making it such a great Mother's Day brunch!
Incredible experience. Great food as al ...
Incredible experience. Great food as always.
Good food, big portions. Very helpful w ...
Good food, big portions. Very helpful waitstaff and excellent brown liquor cocktails. We were a little older than the rest of the diners, but it was OK.
I dine here several times a year over the past 5 yrs. the food is always good, I always order the fried chicken with mashed potatoes & greens. This time the chicken wasn't as flavorful as it normally is and the portion of greens & mashed potatoes was much less than normal. I think maybe the seasoning has changed for the chicken... it should go back to how it was in my opinion and the portions should be consistent.
One of my go to restaurant when in Atlanta.
Quality of food and service has remained a step above the competition over the years and glad this trip continued to hit that expectation. if you are looking for a place with southern charm I would recommend this restaurant.
Great food and even better service~
My friend and I were craving fried chicken. We Yelped "best fried chicken" in Atlanta, and South City Kitchen had the highest reviews. The chicken was delicious (although a bit pricey at $19). Our server was terrific, and didn't bat an eye when my friend asked that her dessert come before her main course! LOL. We sat upstairs, and it was really cold even though we asked the staff to turn the air down. Bring a sweater. The food was delicious, so it was almost worth freezing our "you-know-whats" off.
great meal in southern states
Best meal I have had in all my trips to USA, actually cooked as you wait,real plates, not just piled on. The staff really helpful in recommending menu options. A great experience all in all. I would defiantly recommend to one an all if ever in Atlanta
Lemonade, anyone? ;-)
I stopped in before Beyonce's concert in the A-T-L on 5/1/16. The lemonade at both were incredible! :-) The restaurant's shrimp 'n grits and fried green tomatoes are outstanding!! I absolutely loved the ambiance and can't wait to visit again!!
Great place to meet friends
The brunch was awesome. The food and service were excellent. Made reservation online and was seated upon arrival.
We arrived early and were seated immedia ...
We arrived early and were seated immediately. We enjoyed a salad, the trout appetizer, and the fried chicken, which was extremely hot & juicy. Service was prompt and friendly.
Started the meal with fried green tomato ...
Started the meal with fried green tomatoes that were wonderful. I had smoked pork chop that was cooked to perfection and my date had the trout which she enjoyed. It was a fantastic meal. It was a bit noisy though. Service was excellent.
Maybe we were too young
I have dined here before have always enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. However, this time around South City Kitchen lost some major brownie points. Unfortunately, our server was very inattentive and stopped by maybe once or twice after our food came. I was able to snag her to get a cup of coffee before she asked if we were ready for our check. I worked in the service industry for over 10 years at Concentrics and Rocket Farm restaurants and am well aware of the standard of service one should provide to all guests, regardless of age, race, etc. She didn't seem too invested in our dining experience and it felt rushed which can leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth. I'm going to chalk it up to a busy Sunday lunch crowd and will obviously be back but felt compelled to write a review anyway.
Wow, great service, delicious food, exce ...
Wow, great service, delicious food, excellent wine and cocktails. 100% will return!
Excellent food, service
The food and service were both excellent. We also like the ambiance (one-time house turned into trendy eatery) and Midtown location. But the noise level is extreme. We could barely talk across the table. Next time, we'll specify seating on the open-air porch.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
My first dining experience here was nothing short of AMAZING!!! The food and service more than exceeded my expectations! Can't wait until next time!
Pretty durn good southern cuisine
We were a group of 4 and everyone was satisfied with their meals. The standout was the chicken liver appetizer and their butter beans. Their specialty is fried chicken, which I had planned to order. Unfortunately, they only offer fried breasts which most of our party don't care for. The manager said it was a business decision as most of their customers prefer white meat. Most restaurants touting themselves as "southern" offer both white and dark. Oh well..... Their pineapple upside down cake was killer.
We loved it. One of us us vegetarian an ...
We loved it. One of us us vegetarian and one is not. We were both VERY happy!
We were only in Atlanta for a day and South City Kitchen was recommended by a friend in Atlanta. It was pretty noisy inside but we were able to get a table out on the charming patio. We went traditional with green fried tomatoes and we loved having complimentary biscuits and cornbread. A really fun treat for us be able to try. Our server was really sweet and professional too. Best salad ever with roasted tomatoes and pickled banana peppers. Yum!!
As always, food and service is excellent ...
As always, food and service is excellent and the staff at SCK Midtown never fail to impress me. Whenever I bring my out of town guests to this establishment, their immediate reaction is always "Wow!! This restaurant is incredible and the food delicious". Special mention to Michael and Bobby, who never fail to make my dining here an experience. So, what's good here? Well, all is I can is whatever they have on the menu, they do it really well. My favourites? The fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, Southern Fried Chicken which is best in this part of the world, porkchop, and trout. Desserts - pineapple upside down cake, chocolate cake and the coconut tart.
Overall a great restaurant for a working ...
Overall a great restaurant for a working lunch....but the server got everyone's order wrong. If we had received the food the way we would have asked it would have been very good....but had to rate it average because it wasn't done the way I would have liked.
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