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South City Kitchen Vinings

4.7
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$30 and under
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Southern
We've been working hard to develop a plan to protect our guests & employees as we reopen our dining room. We take this responsibility seriously. Before you proceed with your reservation please take a moment to review our response to COVID-19.

- Enhanced safety & cleaning protocols: You can learn more about those efforts at fifthgroup.com/clean.
- We’ve gone cash-free: This will help us reduce points of contact between team members & guests.
- 20% service charge: We’re adding a 20% service charge to all guest checks in lieu of gratuity. This fee will be used by the restaurant to cover the additional wages paid to staff and other atypical expenses related to COVID-19.
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South City Kitchen Vinings brings a combination of energy and comfortable metropolitan sophistication to Smyrna-Vinings. Traditional, fresh ingredients create our version of contemporary Southern cuisine. This is the perfect spot for families and friends to enjoy dinner, Sunday brunch or a quick bite at the bar.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3353 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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CynthiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kevin was amazing. Helped us to select the best menu items. Highly recommend Caesar salad (can you say deep fried grits crouton!), crab soup, fried greens tomatoes, shrimp & grits, fried chicken and Mac & Cheese! Don't fill up too much though because the upside down peach pie and the pecan pie were not to be missed. Kevin even sent us out a peach sorbet which was a delightful surprise.

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PhilipL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The added 20% service charge was a surprise. Understandable, but not welcome.
Also, drink menu needs to be corrected. Bourbon and Rye are not the same. Other than that, the usual delicious SCK-Vinings I've been too many times, and will return to.

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KeishaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good place, parking was a bit hard since it shares with other business in the small location.

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CarolinaGirl01
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our date night at south city kitchen. We will definitely visit again!

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stevef
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant and area. The food was good and service was excellent. The manager was very good at his job. I was very happy and will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please even better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner, the hanger steak was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Good quantity as well as quality. Only complaint is drink/wine orders took a really long time to get out. It was not very crowded. Overall never disappointed

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vipBruncherExtraordinaire
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been dining at South City Kitchen regularly since 2011 (Midtown and then eventually expanding to Smyrna and Buckhead). The food was pretty good, but the service is always sub par in the Smyrna location. Never get a timely coffee warmup, have to ask for the courtesy bread basket and the wait staff check-ins are minimal. This is my least favorite location by far, but it is literally only 2 miles from my house. Disappointed every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here almost weekly. Always a good meal. The staff is very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding!

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SherlonK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from cocktail to appetizer to dinner to desert was delicious!!!

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Gamoush
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing as usual and French Riviera drink is definitely going to be my go to drink from now on!

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CharMag
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

South City in Vinings a wonderful restaurant with good Southern high end fare. Quality of the food and ambiance is what we enjoy most. It’s a bit over priced. Sides and salads not coming with the meal really add up. Most seafood and steak choices are excellent. However on this night I went for New Orleans BBQ shrimp and it was more like an appetizer at an entree price. Wish the server would have mentioned that plus I had to peel each shrimp which is not what you want to do when you’re dressed up at a nice restaurant.

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vipTablefor3
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal. We took a chance on the Chicken Livers and it was not a winner for us but the total meal and the Old Fashioned was fantastic. Our server, wish i had her name was also fantastic. No rush but super attentive. Great evening.

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Wildcatgirl
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with good food!

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Frank
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great service, spectacular food! highly recommend.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disapoints!
Our server was excellent

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Abeline
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I apologise ahead of time because I don't remember my servers name. Harry I think it was. He was great. Gave us nice suggestions and was attentive through out our visit. The pork chop which he suggested was amazing. My partner ordered the crabcakes. The sweet potato puree was beautiful and went well with the delicious crabcakes. He also ordered the lamb. His set up looked better than mine so we switched. It was all amazing! We orders sides as well with cocktails and dessert. The entire visit was great.
Thanks.

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JoshM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was terrific and the food was incredible, we will definitely be back.

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Phenomenal
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This location is easier to get to than the Midtown location. The food quality was the same. I have not been disappointed every time I have been. If I were to complain one group was loud at one point which was disturbing but they left. The food was cooked perfect, the cornbread muffins were amazing as usual. Great meal.

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ss08
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Girls brunch. Food was good. I had the biscuit with gravy. The ham was a little salty however I’m extremely sensitive to salt. I also had the fried egg not thinking about the runny yolk which I hate. Overall the dish was good. I usually get the crab cake which is awesome! I’ll stick to that.

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vipATLFOODIE
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, a really great experience. I love that they are consistent in execution.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Springer Mountain chicken and the Duck Leg Confit with Andouille sausage. Pineapple upside down for dessert. Very good meal we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome from the time we entered the building and was greated by the host! Food was excellent as well. Drinks were perfect! I'll recommend to anyone!

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CherilynW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best basket of BISCUITS and CORNBREAD...mmmm! Be careful o else you won’t be able to eat your dinner! Just like grandmama used to make- and I mean your grandmama from down south honey!!!! Best, juiciest fried chicken evvvvvar!

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Yvonne
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was very

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quick to get seated. The biscuits and cornbread were out of this world. The food service was very fast. I had the fried chicken, and it was amazing.

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Madison, the bartender is excellent, personable and informative about the unique items on their menu, plus some good beers on tap.

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CherylW
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The consistency of the bread service: delicious, Southern cornbread and biscuits alone is worth dining here. Makes me nostalgic for my Mom’s home cooking.
The service was a bit slow. But I overlooked it because of the bread and collard greens.

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vipMsBrandy
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn't been to South City Kitchen in years and this was my first time going to the Vinings location. My family had never been before so I was excited for everyone to get a chance to try it! We were there to celebrate my mom and her husband's birthdays. Our server, Kevin(I believe) was great! He serviced our party of 9 with no issues. He provided great suggestions and had great conversation. Everyone loved their food and said that they would love to come back and try different dishes! We'll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable wine prices.

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RobertC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a custom spin on southern fare, don't think twice. Always a good experience!

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vipDrRMadras
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Seated immediately table location less than pleasing, better grade/ selection of carryout products.
👍Kyana service was lovely🤩
👍SheCrab soup awesome
Had a sizable carryout and here it goes:
👎Crab Cake =BLAND
👍Shrimp BBQ= sauce TASTY wish I had known the shell is on=😖
👍Fried Chicken= TASTY

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tinkerbell616
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Definitely will be back.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The collards and Brussels were not good at all. Fried chicken was phenomenal and she crab soup was very good

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CaiphiaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew’s Birthday

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MarkB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice decor. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Gamoush
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Reginald was awesome. Can’t wait to come back!

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