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Southern Chop, Huntsville, AL

Southern Chop

3.3
3.3
47 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Southern Chop, a contemporary casual dining experience where steakhouse meets southern flare. Our creative menu features farm-to-table selections, fresh seafood sourced from the Gulf, hand-crafted cocktails and a rotating wine selection. Serving seasonal elevated southern cuisine and warm hospitality, we deliver the flavor and the feel here at Southern Chop.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon 6:00 am–6:15 am Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am Dinner Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am

  • Phone number

    (256) 376-3040

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Honestly, I wouldn’t actually know. When we got to the restaurant they told us they didn’t honor open table reservations (despite me showing the reservation to them) and that we just needed to get in line and wait.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great and the food was delicious!! Cocktails got us feeling just right and not a long wait on our food either.
  3. DP

    DonnaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We were the earliest reservation for Easter Brunch. There were no serving utensils with the food. The bread was stale. Food ok, but not great. Instant tea was use. Expensive for quality and selection.
  4. JC

    JeremyC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Even with reservations we had to wait 25 minutes after the reservation time to be seated. People that sat down 10 minutes after we did got drinks and appetizers before we got to order drinks. The beer I ordered never showed up. The coke my wife ordered didn't show up until desert time. We ordered the surf and turf. The steaks were ordered medium and arrived raw. They were "recooked" to which mine came out medium-well and my wife's was still raw. The lobster was also undercooked. The greenbeans were bland. The service was extremely slow even though it looked like our waitress only had a couple tables. I will not eat here again and would strongly pursuede anyone from planning to come here.
  5. RH

    RonH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The only good thing is we got seated for our reservation on time. Everything else was a mixed bag of outcomes. We ordered the Valentine’s Day meal. We waited for 15 minutes before any attendant approached us. During that time, we watched several couples unseat themselves and leave the restaurant. We stayed, finally ordered, then waited an additional 30 minutes for our food. The food received was a mix of very overcooked lobster tail and very undercooked steak and salmon. Not good for Valentine’s Day and the price paid for the meal. Service was slow, inaccurate and very casual for what is billed as an upscale dining experience. I am ashamed to tell people that I took my date there for Valentine’s Day dining.
  6. EB

    EngBob

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Surprise! Limited menu!! I made our reservation for Valentine’s Day and was not warned that the menu would not be limited, and that the price was $65 per person (!!!!) or that the $65 per person did not include dessert ($20 more!!!!!!!). When we arrived for our reservation we noticed the lobby was full. When we checked in we were told there would be a wait (and the limited menu surprise!). We may have accepted the limited menu if they had not asked us to wait but the two together was just too much!
  7. GC

    GayleC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    We came on Valentine’s Day. The service wasn’t very good. We didn’t get offered any beverage alcohol or no alcohol. Our food had zero taste. Even adding salt and pepper it wasn’t very good. When they brought our rolls to us they told us we could get more at the bar. Being we spent $60 a plate we shouldn’t have to get our own bread from the bar. We had lobster and didn’t get any butter with it. The cheese cake had zero flavor. It was our first time coming to chop and it will unfortunately be our last.
  8. WE

    WilliamE

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I saw too many people send their orders back. The host and manager where great about taking care of people with issues. I had to send my lamb back twice. But they were very nice about trying to accommodate me and others. I just felt like the Chef may have been over worked. Because there were too many send-backs in the short time we were there.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Felt like everyone could hear our conversations Got water service 20minutes after our our soup arrived Got wine 30 minutes after the soup Soup was cold Steak was cook decently but was only warm Lobster was tough and cold Desert was stale Waitress was nice but was very quiet and was away to much The worst experience I have had dining out including fast food joints.
  10. M

    Mattd

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Steak was undercooked for both of us. Hers was terribly tough. Desert was not fresh, tasted like it had been made for a few days. Service was good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food was barely average. The she crab soup tasted like scalded milk and there was nothing in it. The filet was non impressive and the mashed potatoes reminded me of the instant kind mixed with water. I’m sorry to be so negative but for $200 for 2 plates and 2 glasses of wine I expect to be wowed. The service however was very good. Everyone was kind and attentive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poorly managed. The service was well below what you’d expect at an Applebees. The food was sent back on a couple occasions due to extremely undercooked meat and a crème brûlée that had been made and frozen days earlier… it was bad. Highly recommend somewhere else to spend your time and money.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed for new years
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Had reservations for dinner at 5:30pm. Took 15 minutes to get water/ iced teas and meet our waitress. Ordered at 5:50 and never got our appetizer or dinners. Sat there until 6:45 and we just got up and walked out. The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was in town for a reunion and apparently the kitchen is shared between the restaurant and banquet halls. The staff apologized for slow service and said three people called off for the night. Needless to say we will not be going back. The menu seemed appetizing enough, but we will never know.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The limited menu doesn't consider those with diet restrictions or preferences. The baked potato was cold, too cold to warm the cheese and the dollop of sour cream. The best thing about the visit was the server. She assisted with removing the item from my bill. The braised greens were well seasoned. However, the cook should remove the large stems during preparation.
  16. DJ

    DavidJ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant is dated and the food was so so. The steak I ordered medium rare was burnt on one end and had way too much pepper on it. They ran out of rolls and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant.
  17. WW

    WalterW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Most hotel restaurants are hit or miss Southern Chop is definitely not a miss. The cheese board was excellent and the salmon with cheese risotto were top notch. Would eat here again.
  18. SW

    SheilaW

    South Dakota

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Total gem of a restaurant.
  19. MF

    MichelleF

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was not great at all. I actually didn’t finish my meal. There were foods that were past the expiration date. We asked if they had a particular food and we’re told they would find out if they still serve it…never got a response. Actually asked three times during the meal if they had it. I will never come back again to eat.
  20. Z

    Zippy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary tonight with our first visit to The Southern Chop, and it was fantastic! I had the Gulf to Table grouper over cheese grits with grilled asparagus and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Because it was our anniversary, they brought us a crème brûlée, which was another great part of a terrific evening. It was quiet and comfortable, and very modestly priced. Their charcuterie board was a superb opening number. At just $15, it stole the show!
  21. DS

    DanielS

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not what we expected. Typical hotel restaurant.
  22. M

    Marlys

    Birmingham

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There was nothing wrong with this restaurant, it was nice and clean, and our waiter was good. The brussels sprouts appetizer was different, but yummy. The filet mignons were OK, but nothing exceptional. We might go back, but we weren't really impressed one way or the other.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Went for Mother’s Day. The menu was limited. My steak was raw, the food was very over priced. Would not go back.
  24. CD

    CaptDee

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Went for Mother’s Day Brunch. Took 2.5 hours from arrival to departure. Steaks were raw no matter how it was supposed to be cooked. Had to ask for steak knives, spoons, condiments. Our waiter was good, just constrained by the obvious kitchen issues. It’s too bad as the facilites have been updated. At $40 / person you would expect a lot more.
  25. SF

    SunshineF

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The ambience was uninspired. The service was slow. The food was definitely not worth the price charged.
  26. SC

    SCsmith

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    My 14 oz ribeye was mostly fat and only about 3/8” thick was initially undercooked. The risotto was very good and the crab cake was acceptable. Everything was severely under seasoned and the shrimp bisque tasted like warm cream with a touch of cayenne pepper. My wife’s wedge salad included a healthy dose of Kraft blue cheese dressing. For such an expensive meal I was incredibly disappointed.
  27. JJ

    JasonJ

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, cocktails, and food. It was a great Mother's Day dinner.
  28. GS

    GregS

    Birmingham

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    The food was terrible. Our server was very nice and very pleasant but we were there for my sister‘s birthday I had marked “birthday” when I made the reservation she was opening gifts at the table and there was no mention from the server about her birthday. Four out of five of us at the table got steaks and they were all over cooked. We all just ate them anyway except my sons who ordered his ribeye medium rare and definitely got a well-done piece of meat. Very very disappointed because we had been there one time before and it was so good that’s why I made my reservation to come back and celebrate my sisters birthday. It was beyond the restaurants control but there was also a couple sitting a few tables from us that argued the whole time and then got up yelling at each other and stormed out of the restaurant. After the first time we were there we were very excited about this restaurant but I have to say we will not be back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food & cocktails great, atmosphere was very nice with a great ambiance. Service was a bit slow though considering there were not many customers in the restaurant. Would give it another try though
  30. i

    inkyd62

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Note- Many restaurants are struggling to get servers and kitchen staff so this should be factored into this review somewhat. Until government "stimulus" checks stop incentivizing people to not work, this will continue to be true. Our server was apologetic for slow service and un-bussed tables due this issue. Hostess and server were as nice as could be but the lack of staff is a killer. Arrived on time for reservation, seated promptly. Sat 10 min before acknowledged by server (to be fair there was only 1 server we could see), after 15 mins were offered water by hostess. Table next to us was empty and unbussed for the first 50 minutes of our dinner. Two other tables were unbussed for entire 1:45 dinner. Bread basket was cold and dry - seemed day-old. Food not delivered to table for an hour. Ordered filet mignon medium and medium-rare; received medium-well and well-done. Too bad, too - the cut of beef was pretty good. At $34 a plate, that's not acceptable. Loaded baked potato seemed more like a thrice-baked (or worse) potato. Barely edible. Had hoped the "Chop" name indicated a renovated restaurant but alas it is still a 1990's era Marriott dining room. That would be okay if the food were above par but it's not. Even the hotel isn't committed to this concept - the sign over the door is a cheap vinyl banner. If I'd paid attention to the red flags that were going off in my head while walking through the door, I'd have left and gone elsewhere and chanced it on a waiting list. Bottom line, if you are doing a special date night or occasion, keep driving and go to The Bottle or Chop. If you're startling at the hotel and don't have transportation elsewhere, it might be okay for breakfast and lunch, but for dinner don't wait until you're hungry to go to the dining room.
  31. CG

    CindyG

    Birmingham

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This is located inside the Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. There are not a lot of options for dinner. Food was ok.
  32. RC

    RooseveltC

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st visit, wasn’t disappointed. Plan to dine there again in the future.
  33. KK

    KaseyKoozir

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Some food items were good such as the bread pudding. Others need improvement on taste. Extremely bland and lacking that star quality. It was just ok. Service was great. Professional staff. Nice ambiance.
  34. KR

    KevinR

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing but was a bit pricey. Cost was like a Ruth Chris without all of the selections or ambience! Still a pleasant surprise! Recommended for sure!
  35. N

    Newnan

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! Service was super.
  36. JV

    JimV

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I had the pork chop and the pimento mac and cheese, with shrimp bisque to start. The bisque was outstanding, and served hot. The pimento mac and cheese was a surprise...maybe my favorite part of the meal. The pasta used, the texture and the unique cheese flavor was a 10. The pork chop was beautifully dressed but lacking in flavor. It was topped with pineapple for that lovely sweet salty mix but both fell short. The pineapple wasn’t sweet and the meat wasn’t as salty as I expect with a chop like this. It was still delicious but that’s what kept me to 4 stars on the food. The ambience was lacking but mostly because it was early (I suspect). It was too bright and too quiet. Tables were spread out because of covid restrictions but I could still hear every word of both parties close to me. Music would have helped and maybe dim the lights a little. The server was prompt and attentive, well done sir.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Our server (Rodney) was great and the cocktails were amazing but the food was just ok. The grouper was not seasoned and cold. The steak had a good flavor but a little too rare for my taste. We were seated before our reservation time which was great but we ended up waiting for over an hour before we got our entrees.
  38. SF

    SouthernFoodie

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our server was very sweet, nice and attentive. The ambience had a retro feel to it. The overhead music was too low to hear, and we felt that we had to whisper so that others wouldn’t hear our conversation. It would have made the ambiance so much better if the music was a little louder and the lights dimmed. It was just way to quiet to enjoy a conversation while dining. We had the ribeye and the tea brined brick chicken. The ribeye was ok, but had too much char on the outside. The chicken was dry and didn’t have much flavor; however, the braised and smoked Turkey greens were some of the best I have ever had. This was our first time trying this restaurant. We felt that the food is overpriced given the quality and taste of our food.
  39. DA

    DAVIDW

    New Orleans

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long drive to Huntsville, we were rewarded with a great meal and service at Southern Chop. Thanks so much for being open and accommodating.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    With only a few patrons the food shouldn't have been cold or the veggies uneditable. Staff was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Southern Chop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 376-3040.

Southern Chop is rated 3.3 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Southern Chop

5 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805-3371

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon 6:00 am–6:15 am Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am Dinner Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (256) 376-3040

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