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Soco Restaurant, Orlando, FL

Soco Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2121 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Soco Restaurant features Southern Contemporary Cuisine with a progressive culinary approach under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie. The restaurant offers genuine southern hospitality in a warm and welcoming environment. Our team is dedicated to overall excellence and cultivating Downtown Orlando as a dining destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 849-1800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Greg Richie
  • Private party facilities
    True southern hospitality is in the details, and we handle them all for you. Our semi-private dining room accommodates up to 22 guests and is perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options.Contact Karen Jemison at Karen@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Cross street
    Summerlin Avenue / Central Blvd
  • Parking details
    The parking garage for Soco Restaurant is located at Thornton Park Central. The parking entrances is located at the west side of the building, on North Eola Drive and on the north side on Jefferson Street. Nominal fees may apply.
  • Public transit
    Soco Restaurant is located on the Lynx Lymmo Grapefruit Line at the Central Boulevard and Summerlin Avenue stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Contemporary American

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

2,121 Reviews
  1. PattyJ

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have really enjoyed Sunday brunches at Soco before our Broadway series matinees. The food is great (especially the grits!) and the service is always exceptional. Will definitely be back!

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  2. LauraD

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Needed a downtown dinner spot before our show and SoCo was recommended. We had a couple drinks and small plates and the biscuits and hubby had the burger and everything was delicious. Server was great and the atmosphere was quiet and upscale. Will definitely return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience!! had an amazing brunch with quick service.

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  4. DocPete

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great Mother's Day brunch. Always love the food here. Surprisingly, it was not very crowded considering it was Mother's Day, but it was still a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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  5. LucA

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sever was very professional and accommodating! Good was okay nothing special. Table was next to the kitchen no door in between therefore noise level was loud.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Soco is a great place for brunch and I love bringing family and friends from out of town visiting to this place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress maybe checked on us twice and when we needed to get her attention we had to flag her down. Many items on the menu changed which made it not fun to go to anymore. Especially bottomless mimosas leaving and the food menu being greatly reduced. I don’t think I will be back.

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  8. Orlandonl

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best! Always the best! Great bar selection and best biscuits in town. Lobster bisque was delish!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heidi is the best server ever. She is personable, professional, and just a cool person in general.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us shared carpaccio and the dumplings for starters. They were excellent. For dinner I had the fried chicken and an order of fried okra. The chicken was amazing. Fried crispy and not greasy. Same with the okra. Portions were huge. We also had an order of biscuits. Very good. Best southern cooking in Orlando.

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  11. PattyJ

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soco is a great place for brunch before a Broadway show! We've enjoyed several meals there. The servers are great and the grits are fantastic.

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  12. Barbara

    Orlando

    131 reviews

    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and it was a beautiful night. Food was very good. We started out with the buttermilk biscuits accompanied by various jams and butter. They were so good. I had the Tile Fish which was cooked perfect but my only complain is that I asked to substitute carrots (which were included in one of the other entrees) with the fried Okra (because I don't like Okra). The restaurant charged me an extra $2.50 for the carrots. There were about 6 small rainbow carrots. the server didn't tell me there was a change fee and/or upcharge for the carrots. I didn't order the side of carrots which was offered. I just wanted to switch out the Okra with something that I saw included with another entree on the menu. My friend had the scallops and said they were great. My other friend had the Wedge Salad. We had brussels sprouts as a starter - which were delicious. We ordered strawberry bread pudding. I didn't care for it - it had a weird texture and taste. All in all - except the for extra charge - everything was perfect.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible and the environment was top notch

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  14. ED21

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cutesy little place for brunch. Food was delicious. Service impeccable. The drinks were yum

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  15. giselleilene

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I down at SoCo it’s truly a pleasure. Though I mostly frequent this restaurant on Sundays for brunch, their dinner options are also spectacular. The food is always to die for and I love their contemporary takes on traditional southern staples. The drinks are lovely, I usually go for their seasonal option on the menu. The wait staff are helpful and kind, I always have a lovely time when stopping in.

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  16. TonyaG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly enjoyed everything we tried last night. Great mixologist cocktails, numerous apps that hit the spot and my husband thought his steak was perfectly cooked ( maybe a tad under, but not enough to send back). I ate 2-3 sides as my entree and we had 2 orders of their biscuits with jams and house made butter. Very tasty. Would not recommend if you need to stick to a gluten free diet.

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  17. SierraG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good! We will go back again! I wish parking wasn't such a hassle.

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  18. ricegator

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SoCo is a treasure. Southern touches - okra and greens often availaible - but this is no Cracker Barrell. Excellent food; well crafted libations; and an easy-going atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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  19. Alex

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food has significantly gone down and they have gotten rid of bottomless mimosas. Lobster Buratta, porkbelly busicuits, chicken french toast was all mid. One of the best bottomless brunch places now not worth at all.

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  20. AlexU

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and ambience was good. Everyone was very friendly and professional. My impression of the limited menu was fair to good. Nothing really stood out as excellent or noteworthy but was worth the visit. Most reviews of SOCO imply or otherwise state that the restaurant was more of an elevated to fine dining venue but, that was not the case. Generally speaking I would say that it’s worth a visit but perhaps does not warrant multiple return visits.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around! The food was incredible, the drinks fantastic, but the outstanding service from Steve and Nathaniel made SOCO my only choice for Saturday Brunch!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and the food was divine. We will definitely be back! We loved the atmosphere and everyone was very welcoming.

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  23. Jeff

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Interesting, inventive, and a bit different than you get at most places, but not pretentious.

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  24. Joeyman

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrive a little early but we’re seated right away. Our waitress was excellent. Very attentive yet not overbearing. Food came out all at once which was nice. Everything was cooked as requested and taste was excellent. My first time here but surely won’t be my last.

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  25. RobertW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place great food excellent service one recommendation put soft close hinges on the doors leading outside to the patio

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at Soco and we look forward to coming back in. Delicious food

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  27. NimP

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bourbon paired dinner was amazing. Chef Richie always takes great detail mixing and matching flavors and textures. SOCO is a downtown gem!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding unique menu. Service was Tops. All 4 of us enjoyed the Food. We will return For Sure!

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  29. KathleenV

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful overall. Would love to see some mocktails added to the menu

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  30. ScottM

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I joined 4 friends at SOCO last night for drinks, appetizers, and dinner. All 5 of us thought the food, drinks, and service were fantastic. All made even better because the weather this time of year was perfect for dining out on one of their outside tables. I will definitely be back soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good over all. Desert was very nice. Service was amazing.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Orlando, with spectacular service!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  34. Steve

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for Sunday Brunch! Will be going back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, the food and drinks were yummy too.

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  36. Winnie

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely chic restaurant. The food was immaculate. We ordered the lamb shank, scallops, mashed potatoes with lobster, Brussels sprouts and they were all delicious. Highly recommended. Will visit again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded every expectation! Best French toast I’ve ever tasted!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  39. JayR

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The strawberry danish was the LIGHTEST danish I have ever had. Every dish was really delicious!! Service was fantastic. We were there for brunch and anxious to try dinner now soon! Will return and absolutely recommend to others.

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  40. PattyJ

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Soco! It is our go to before seeing shows at Dr. Phillips. The food is great (especially the grits!) and the service is wonderful.

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FAQs

Soco Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 849-1800.

Soco Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

Soco Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Soco Restaurant

629 East Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Summerlin Avenue / Central Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The parking garage for Soco Restaurant is located at Thornton Park Central. The parking entrances is located at the west side of the building, on North Eola Drive and on the north side on Jefferson Street. Nominal fees may apply.
  • Public transit
    Soco Restaurant is located on the Lynx Lymmo Grapefruit Line at the Central Boulevard and Summerlin Avenue stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Greg Richie
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 849-1800
  • Private party facilities
    True southern hospitality is in the details, and we handle them all for you. Our semi-private dining room accommodates up to 22 guests and is perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options.Contact Karen Jemison at Karen@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800
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