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SOUTH

4.6
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1058 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
Welcome to SOUTH where we offer the very best in modern Southern dining and Southern hospitality.

SOUTH is owned by Chef Benjamin Bynum and his brother Robert, who are 30 year veterans of the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

At SOUTH, we present new southern fare featuring seasonal ingredients indigenous to the South and transported into the Southern food lexicon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1058 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrMiko
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, food and ambiance. The live jazz was exquisite and pleasing during these times. Uplifting to the spirit and soul.

Bicicletas En Brunch, LLC
Dr. Miko was here...

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BobbyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customers always looking great you don’t see that anymore. The food we loved it always. The show the jazz band and Michelle Beckham was excellent

We always have a good time at South

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GMNT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy the restaurant. Great menu and staff.

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RayB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So glad live jazz is back. As well as delicious food!

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JessicaF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South never disappoints! The ambiance, service and the food was amazing!! I took my mom here for the first time. My father recently passed and I wanted to see her enjoy herself. She really had a great time. The entertainment was spectacular!! And with Jeff Bradshaw as a special guest made it even more enjoyable...

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vipRichardG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had so far in 2020!!!

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DonnaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My food was great and the service is always a pleasure. I really like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, best southern food restaurant in the city. I had the turkey wings, corn bread and baked Mac and cheese. Everything was delish

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TesiaW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a vibe. The service is very good and it is a comfortable environment. Food is awesome.

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CelesteO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Louisiana so I have a very biased opinion on how good soul/comfort food is supposed to be done. SOUTH exceeded any and ALL expectations. The food and portions were incredibly generous. My compliments to the chef.

The music experience was incredible! The musicians were so talented. They managed to transport me while each played so skillful and knowingly each note.

I was so very pleased with my experience and would definitely recommend this as a visitor’s or locals place of interest. I know anytime I’m in Philly it will most definitely be my spot! 🎵💜🖤

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SolomonD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience and will definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes Jazz and Southern style food

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Deeann
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sevice. I as well as my company enjoyed everything about the experience.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was OUTSTANDING and the atmosphere was relaxing and beautifully designed. We'll definitely be back to try something different on the menu!

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NazayY
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle and Wendy were amazing. Additionally, the servers we had were gracious and outstanding.

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YolandaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing time at South this past weekend. The jazz show was amazing, food and ambiance was impeccable.
I highly recommend South you won’t be disappointed.

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DamienC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at the South
Food was Amazing
Every dish will satisfy your pallet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and so was the service and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone for a date night or girls night!

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DeniseK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, delectable and flavorful food options from the appetizers to the main course
Excellent ambiance atmosphere with smooth music sounds
Dedicated attention to the customer
Excellent customer service and attention to details for the customer
Absolutely on our list now as one of our favorites!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great server, great Jazz, great scott what a good time.

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KeithG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Without the live entertainment, it would have been more enjoyable to have some speaker jazz piped in while dining. Also, it was my 66 birthday and visiting from Maryland. I try to patronize all the properties Relish, and Warmdaddy's. There was no acknowledgement after mentioning to waiter, when I could have chosen any other establishment. Be blessed Thanks,

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Vibe, excellent service, delicious food and drinks.

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MCdiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful recommendations from Markese and Angel!

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GMNT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance. Safety precautions in restaurant were appreciated.

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

So this place wasn’t for me. I do love New Orleans style food but the menu was just overcomplicated to me. I don’t eat duck, lamb, and all that kind of stuff. I was hoping some more simple things were gonna be on the menu. I ended up getting mac and cheese (it was good) and the deviled eggs with shrimp on top (they give you homemade chips, I didn’t eat them) you get 4 halves of eggs. Good but not enough, maybe do 6 or 8 (that’s a total of 3-4 eggs, Im sure they can spare it). The staff was nice, waitress and kitchen was nice. Would I come back? No, because I didn’t really like the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was a joy ! She told us it was her first night on the floor and we would have never known. She was easy to talk to and easy going. Helped make our first experience enjoyable! We will def be back. Food was amazing and loved the ambiance.

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WandaR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the seating to the food.

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Nellyo
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to try this place out for quite some time and I finally made it happen. Everything was delicious, literally no complaints (that's rare). The servers were very attentive (granted it wasn't busy) and made sure we were satisfied. I will definitely be returning and would love to come on a day with the jazz band to see how that is.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best time and food as usual

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Comfy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In side now outside...South is the best!

Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire experience here was amazing. Thank you!

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vipDebraF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every part of our dinning experience. The dedication to safety was the best I have seen since the pandemic started. Our appetizers were delicious I had the devil eggs with the shrimp on top amazing, my friends had the fried green tomatoes with fresh crab infused sauce on the side it was delicious. Our entrees were oh so fabulous get the wood fire grill salmon you will not be disappointed. And to top it all off the desert are excellent I had the pineapple bread pudding which was served warm when a large dollop of whipped cream and banana Foster sauce I'm still thinking about it. I wish I could give this restaurant more then 5 stars because it was just that good.

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Levia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Always a pleasure dining at South.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOUTH has always been a staple in dining in Philadelphia for me. During this trying time with COVID-19 they still offered exceptional service and amazing food. We went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and originally had a reservation outside and due to the unforeseeable weather challenges they were able to quickly adjust and make space for us inside. I would definitely suggest SOUTH for a special occasion, date, or just a simple get together with friends or family. The food is always amazing and the quality in service is always 1st class.

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Opiek
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went on a Friday night, kitchen seemed very busy. Took our entrees a while to come out and the sides were kinda cold. Everything else was great. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Would definitely make the trip again to this restaurant. Mac and cheese and cornbread are a MUST!!

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TiffG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can smell the food from outside as you’re walking up to the entrance!! Big sign the food will be good! I smelled every plate that passed through the dining area, the aroma came off of every plate with just a swift wind. Beautiful place!!!!

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Tinu
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Went during restaurant week. The service was great! Our food was ok.... but they were very attentive and switched it out for something else because we didn’t like it. My advice, get the fried chicken. That was the best thing on the menu.

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Vaun
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience and GREAT food!! Definitely will be back!

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debmac67
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, outside dining good, service and servicer was also very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!!

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DeeJay
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had chosen to dine outside but it was chilly and we couldn’t change to dining in. That was the only problem. The servers were very attentive and checked on us frequently. The food was outstanding as always .

FAQs

SOUTH does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. SOUTH also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 600-0220.

SOUTH is rated 4.6 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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