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Soco Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1684 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

23:30


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 849-1800

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted

  • 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 the perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options. Please contact Michael Fernandez at michael@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.

  • Private party contact

    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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What 1,684 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Contemporary American

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

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  1. HP

    HotPepper

    Orlando

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was great! We were in and out within an hour. We were able to make to our concert at Dr. Phillips at a decent time! Thanks Soco!!
  2. RF

    RaquelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork belly biscuit were so good and the drinks refreshing also server was nice and attentive will deff revisit
  3. T

    Tara

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Soco’s is always fantastic. Friendly service, delicious and unique entrees, and great ambiance. Once you experience it you’ll understand the hype. If you haven’t already, try Soco’s and then go for a walk around Lake Eola. It’s a few hours of your life that your tastebud’s and soul will thank you for.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service
  5. C

    Corkwoman

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Tim was wonderful and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was unbelievable. Strongly recommend the dumplings as an appetizer. We enjoyed the following dinner entrées:Korean chicken, meatloaf and lobster mashed potatoes, cauliflower steak, scallops and pecan crusted fish other day all incredibly delicious and filling. Highly recommend!!
  7. D

    Dsmith

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fit for foodies. Eating my way around the outstanding menu. Haven’t been disappointed yet!!
  8. JD

    JosephD

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Took out of town family here for Father's Day. We had dined here once before and it was outstanding. What we did not realize about this visit is on Sundays it doesn't matter what time you dine, they only have a brunch menu on Sunday. It was completely disappointing to learn this when we sat down. Had we have known this when we made the reservation, we wouldn't have dined here. Since it was a limited menu, we couldn't get the items we were looking forward to. Regarding what we did get, the Bacon egg and cheese shrimp and grits was outstanding as was the chicken and french toast. My wife did not like her salmon cakes at all. The pork belly on small biscuits were good, but the lukewarm temperature was disappointing. The biscuits, jam and butter was delicious. Our waitress was very good. We'll go back, but not on a Sunday as their regular menu is the star of the show.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always delicious. Never dissatisfied with the food. Customer service is okay, the young hosts could be more present and professional.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  11. V

    Vanh

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They took over an hour to give me my food grits don’t take that long to cook it was expensive . The manager took an appetizer off for been sorry 😞 so she said, they was charging us for things they dint bring at the table worst experience ever the food was horrible
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Soco for brunch. The food is phenomenal and the service is always great! We like to sit in the balcony seating area so we can have our pups with us :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I came here for Father’s Day brunch. We have been here before and they didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious from the devil eggs to the shrimp and grits. Unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys are good.
  14. AS

    AmyS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere and staff. Will be going back again soon!
  15. RL

    RL2018

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had an amazing experience! We’ve been wanting to show our friends this restaurant for a while and finally had the opportunity. I found a new dish I’ve fallen in love with beyond the Chicken and Dumplings! What a surprise because that is always how we introduce people to the restaurant. I highly recommend the Corn Bisque as an appetizer in addition to the Chicken & Dumplings (this does not excuse the other tasty menu options they offer). The staff is always so wonderful and warm and Chef Greg always knows how to execute a fantastic night behind the scenes! Thank you all for everything!
  16. MD

    MsDiva2U

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BRUNCH We had a rough start but things turned around rather quickly. I booked with Open table and selected the Indoor seating option ( not an option I normally see available). In the special instructions box, I requested booth seating. Note that this was my / our first visit to the restaurant. Upon arrival and check in, we were informed that they do not offer booth seating and that the only seating available was outside. I wasn’t at all happy about this because I absolutely did not want to sit outside. The first hostess wasn’t very accommodating either, however another hostess stepped in and resolved the issue. After being seated, our experience progressively became more delightful. Our server ( a nursing student) was amazing ! He warmly and kindly greeted us, was very attentive, suggested the perfect food and beverage recommendations and he provided outstanding service to us for the duration of our time there. At some point the manager came by to check on us; he apologized for the rough start, then revisited a few more times to check in and ensure that we were ok. The restaurant itself was very nicely decorated and super clean. The busboys kept our table clear of soiled dinnerware (Which is my personal pet leave) and our water glasses were consistently replenished. Our meals were served in a timely manner and all food was temperature appropriate AND delicious. The cocktail was also as perfect as it could be. It was a little loud but that didn’t prevent us from having a beautiful experience at Soco. We told friends and now planning to revisit for a dinner experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was good but the acoustics was not.... It was so loud I could not have a conversation
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Who thing was just great. Great team and tasty food. Just a little too loud to enjoy a conversation. But overall fantastic.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was the BEST server ever!!!! Very attentive and sweet, gave us his recommendations and opinions about the food and he NAILED IT! Fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits were 10/10! I left the place and booked my next reservation instantly. Can’t wait to go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch spot! Highly recommend.
  21. TG

    TexasGal

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soco is quickly becoming one of our favorite places for brunch. The food is amazing… drinks may take a while if ordering from the bar but they’re worth the wait.
  22. LA

    LeighAnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. The pork belly biscuit started is the best.
  23. C

    Chel

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent outdoor seating and service was prompt, warm/welcoming, and very knowledgeable. Food was well-portioned and expertly executed.
  24. JM

    JudyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service, as per usual. Wonderful, wonderful flavors and textures. Server very friendly and helpful navigating food allergies. Server also helpful steering our wine preferences. So satisfying to eat at Soco! We love eating here when visiting Orlando - it’s our go-to happy food place.
  25. N

    Nichole

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Meagan, was amazing! We liked the service and food options so much that we went back for brunch two days in a row. Meagan remembered us and our dog and got him a water bowl. She was just as excellent with her service and giving options for some of our dietary needs as she was the first day we ate there. I live in the area and this is my favorite brunch place!
  26. N

    Nichole

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place for brunch! They are very accommodating for my vegetarian and pescatarian friends. Plus the covered patio was great for our dog and they even offered him a bowl of water. Reservations are easy and staff are great.
  27. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork belly biscuits with chow chow were divine!
  28. KC

    KristenC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for the first time for Sunday brunch. Fantastic! From the refreshing watermelon cooler and bottomless mimosas to the fluffy deviled eggs to perfect salmon cakes, mahi BLT, chicken and french toast, BEG and snickerdoodle creamer for the coffee. Outstanding service with very attentive staff in a lovely atmosphere. Can't wait until we are back in the Orlando area to come back and try dinner next time! Highly recommend!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All was good but the SOCO steak was WAY overpriced. That was more than Flemings charges. Shame on you. But we still love SOCO. We just won’t order the specials anymore.
  30. N

    Nate

    Tampa

    469 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    469 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Orlando. Great food and service. Marci was our server and did a great job. We'll be back.
  31. BJ

    BJM989

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took the family here for a pre concert meal (McCartney) and had an exquisite meal with wonderful service. Excellent Halibut and Chicken Pie. Really kind and helpful server. She was great with recommendations and wonderful to our family. Would definitely come back.
  32. J

    Julie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Front staff below average. Hosts didn't acknowledge me and let 4 groups who came in after me cut me. I had a reservation too. So make sure you stick to the person in front of you. Waiter was phenomenal, so it made up for the lackluster first impression. Food we got were good.
  33. S

    Skyboy

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual Sam the host and Michael the waiter and the bartender I can’t remember his name, were all fantastic!!!!
  34. JE

    JackE

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Would have been superb if it were a bit more romantic feeling. Food and service was outstanding
  35. OV

    OrlandoV

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and the food is awesome! We love the atmosphere and even though it was crowded the noise level was under control so you can actually have a conversation
  36. OF

    OrlandoFoodie

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great appetizers (deviled eggs and cauliflower bites). Great catch of the day. Love sitting outside. Wish they had their happy hour specials on sa.
  37. AA

    AprilA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Signature Chicken and Dumplings...Delicious!!! I will be back and the owner was super pleasant. Definitely recommending and will revisit♥️
  38. ED

    EbonyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere did not disappoint! I left full and satisfied! We had the house made biscuits with strawberry key lime jam. It was so good. We had deviled eggs which were a great start to our meal. I had the diver scallops which were seasoned perfectly and melted in your mouth and we tried the Korean fried chicken. The flavor was spot on. Reminded me of my time in South Korea. We ended our meal with the bourbon banana pudding which was excellent and the strawberry bread pudding. Overall an excellent meal! We will definitely be back!
  39. AM

    AronM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, great service! Hope to go back soon!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe at the bar and restaurant. The bartender was very helpful for me in picking a beer and he was right on. Enjoyed 2 appetizers at the bar and I have very high praise for the pork biscuits and the cauliflower bites ( slightly spicy). Dinner was amazing - fresh, unique, and flavorful! You can’t miss with the Scallops, Shrimp &Grits, and Pecan Crusted Catch of the Day. We will be back and bring visitors

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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 1684 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Soco Restaurant

629 East Central Blvd Orlando, FL 32801

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Summerlin Avenue / Central Blvd

  • Area

    Downtown Orlando

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm

  • 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

    Cash not accepted

  • Executive Chef

    Greg Richie

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • 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 the perfect location for your cocktail party or sit-down dinner. We also have a variety of other group dining and special event options. Please contact Michael Fernandez at michael@socothorntonpark.com or call 407-849-1800.

  • Private party contact

    Scott Mercure: (407) 849-1800

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