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Soco Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1706 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 20 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

    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 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

  • 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 1,706 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Contemporary American

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

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  1. SO

    SOBEMARK

    Orlando

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to go to a restaurant you can depend on being consistent in regard to food and service.
  2. P

    Perfection

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! First time here and we can’t WAIT to go back! Brunch was AMAZING! Andrew took care of us— he was great and made our day even better! The food is spectacular. All four of us loved every bite of our entrees. The bottomless mimosas are perfection. And.. you gotta get the homemade pop tarts! If you haven’t been to Soco, it’s a MUST.
  3. JA

    JoAnn

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the inventive menu and the service is always top notch
  4. BS

    BrianS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit after three years due to a move. Always a favorite when we lived in Thorton Park. Still a favorite!
  5. BL

    BrettL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all around. Our server was amazing. All the food tasted incredible. The presentation was exquisite.
  6. M

    Monty

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  7. SM

    SteveM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant, the owner Chef Greg Richie came to our table. We know many of the employees and managers. The cocktails and food were excellent. We started in the bar waiting for our friends to arrive, Tim did a great job making and handling our drinks. Everyone was friendly and kind to us. We had 2-seared Scottish Salmon dinner mains, I had the Molasses Brined Heritage Pork Chop, 1 chicken wing special and a couple salads for dinner before our Chris Rock show. We got lucky and had a couple bottles of good wine. On Wednesday they happen to have a 1/2 Off on all bottles of wine special. Thanks so much Greg and staff we had excellent food and drinks. It was great time and fun evening for everyone.
  8. P

    Purcy

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My colleague and I sat at the bar with one of the best bartenders I’ve ever had, her name is Mary. The food is always amazing and didn’t let us down again. Mary had great recommendations on food wine and whiskey. The bar manager who has been there for several years is always amazing as well. Overall highly recommend Soco for an amazing culinary experience.
  9. JL

    JorgeL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious brunch here. The cocktails were finely crafted and the brunch items we ordered were so tasty. I had the biscuits with the blueberry and mixed berry spread which were so delectable. I also had the bacon which was the best bacon I have had on a long time. Also the location of this place is great. We went to lake eola right after our brunch. Definitely recommend and will definitely return.
  10. CC

    CesarC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friendly prompt service. I was there at 5:00PM on Saturday, not their busiest time so the noise level was low.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. It got a little loud for chatting at the table as more people came in, but still a great place
  13. HP

    HotPepper

    Orlando

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and drinks are great! You must try their Old Fashions. You get to choose your own bitters, bourbon and sweeteners.
  14. N

    Nana

    Miami

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. We had the grilled meatloaf. My hubby had the pecan snapper. As an appetizer we had the pork belly buns. The strawberry bread pudding was great, not so sweet, refreshing. My coctail was good. Our waitress was lovely. The reason for the 4 was because I requested an inside standard table when I made my reservation for two. When I made the reservation there were several time slots available. When we got there the hostess sat us at the high top by the bar. It was crowded and noisy. I did not want the high top that us why I requested standard inside table. They said u will be happier at high top because it is less hot than the dining room. My husband said no too noisy. Then they sat us outside which was fine because there were not a lot of people and the noise level was less. I like being able to have a conversation at dinner. We thought the hostess were discriminating against us but we enjoyed our evening. We would recommend this restaurant it is our second time there. If you have a definite preference on where you want to be seated well now you know. The dining room was also not crowded so.
  15. JM

    JisungM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5/5 all the way. From service to food to ambience, everything was perfect. Mary was a fantastic server, she knew the menu, was attentive, and made great recommendations. As for the food, we had the chicken and dumplings for an app, halibut for me, and the short rib beef strog. For my fiance. Ahh, everything was simply fantastic. I've been to places much more expensive but the halbut was probably better than any other cooked fish. The pecan crust/skin was exceptionally light but crispy. The meat was perfectly light but not undercooked, and was very fresh. The dumplings had wonderful texture and the sauce had a nice fullness that was brought out by the tartness (of lemon, maybe?). Anyway, it was the perfect way to elevate an classic southern dish. The braised short ribs were also perfectly done. Can't remember drink names, but the cocktails were both great, and I would recommend ending with the key lime cheesecake. Noise was quiet, but we also went in at 6 pm, so before the rush.
  16. GC

    GabrielC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, service was outstanding and the food was really remarkable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and ambiance! My mother and I were visiting for a conference and wanted to try something the locals would eat. This was a perfect choice. Our appetizers were lovely and prepared us for the main! Great service as well.
  18. OF

    OrlandoFoodie

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding server. Have not had a bad item on the menu. Deviled Egg appetizer was great as usual.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Call first to see if the Air Conditioning is working. It wasn’t during our dinner which made for a very uncomfortable meal. The AC worked in the bar so it would have been nice to be offered the choice to move there. Our server was great and my food was delicious. Although, two people in our group of four had stomach issues soon after dinner. They each ordered the same drink. Not likely to return anytime soon.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience!!
  21. C

    Coop

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Most Everything was delicious. We dined there Saturday, July 9th. The catch of the day was suppose to be halibut, but appeared to be a fillet of white fish and had a fishy taste. This meal was my daughters and she didn't say anything to the waiter. The homemade biscuits had a slight sour aftertaste which I thought unusual. My other daughter's drink had a vinegar aftertaste. She had maybe 3 sips, waitress asked if she didn't like the drink and we explained, but waitress didn't offer to remake, reselect or take off the order. At their price point I would have expected them to do something. Everything else was delicious. I will give the restraint another try. Not sure what was with all the vinegar.
  22. HP

    HotPepper

    Orlando

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 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!!
  23. RF

    RaquelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    Tara

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service
  26. C

    Corkwoman

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 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!!
  28. D

    Dsmith

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

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

    JosephD

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  32. V

    Vanh

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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 :)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  35. AS

    AmyS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    RL2018

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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!
  37. MD

    MsDiva2U

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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 1706 OpenTable diners.

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 20 times today
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

    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

    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 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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