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Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar


2537 N. Pleasantburg Road
Greenville, SC 29609
Bar Hours: Mon-Saturday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Happy Hour Mon-Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Dinner Hours: Mon-Thur 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri & Sat 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Brunch Hours: Fri & Sat 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For all-American comfort food with a decidedly southern flair, Southern Culture Kitchen and Bar on Pleasantburg Road does it up right.

Unassuming from the street, it sits in a strip mall sandwiched between Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar and Mojo’s Famous Burgers. It’s easy to miss. Parking can be a little hard to come by during dinner hours – particularly on Friday and Saturdays because there is so much going on in that little center. But, it’s well worth a short walk.

Warm and friendly, the bar rests between two fireplaces that are fronted by comfy loveseats. There are several high-top tables for dining, as well S0023907as a row of regular tables. One of the fireplace areas that includes a large banquet table can be curtained off for private events.

Wine drinkers should have no problem finding something to suit their taste and budget among the 25 or so reds and whites filling the wine list. Prices by the glass run from $5.50 for house pours to $6.50 to $11 for other reds and whites. Bottle prices are mostly in the $20 to $35 range, but there are a handful of bottles from $40 to $90.

Although popular domestic brands are offered, craft brews rule the beer cooler and taps. It’s an impressive selection that includes a number of Carolina brews. Dominated by vodkas, the selection of spirits is better than average.

S0063912A couple of dozen tables of varying sizes are scattered around the main dining room, each has a view of the open-air kitchen running the length of the back wall.

Deviled Eggs, Tater Tots with Pimento Cheese and Pulled Chicken Quesadilla head up the appetizers list. Dinner entrees include Big Momma’s Meatloaf, Sweet Tea Glazed Salmon, Baby Back Ribs and Fried Chicken. Most dinner entrees are less than $20.

How could you say, no, to a weekend brunch menu that includes Fried Crab Cakes Benedict, Sweet Potato Pancakes and Shrimp & Grits? Brunch entrees range from $7 to $15. On Saturday and Sunday, there are also “Bottomless Mimosas” and a Bloody Mary Bar.

Whether you just slide in to tip a couple for happy hour or take the family to dinner, you’ll find the service attentive and friendly.