Southern Oak

3.6
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27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional American (Southern)
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our Southern Oak restaurant offers a unique offering of Southern staple dishes from Alabama and the neighboring states throughout the day. At night we offer a variety 100% black Angus aged steaks with table sides for a dining experience to celebrate any occasion.
What 27 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.5
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.4
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely terrible. Don’t waste your money

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Valentines

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ellisS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delightful service could not have better outstanding food at fair price small but nice wine list maybe a little over priced

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vipTerryF
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was good, but not excellent. Menu was a bit boring and very much the same as many restaurants - nothing stood out. But more annoying was the fact that one of the entrees, short ribs, was sold out already and we were among the first guests that evening at 6pm! Also the wait staff was unaware of this until several minutes after the order had been placed.
The wait staff, although pleasant enough, were quite inexperienced and young and not as knowledgeable as they should have been at this standard of a restaurant in a top hotel.

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viptonyl
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Host attempted to squeeze a party of 5 into a tight area between two large parties at a table for 4 with an extra chair at the end, even though the restaurant was half empty? I have a picture. Very poor decision which i had to ask for a correct size table not very far away that was empty. Waitress was distracted most of the time talking to co workers and i had to find her chatting in the service area to get the desert we ordered 15 minutes prior that she forgot to bring out. Not a well managed restaurant, surprising as this is a 5 star Marriott and run by teenagers. Won’t return

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StacieS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal with friendly service. Food took a little while to come out but staff checked in often to make sure we didn't need anything. Great laid back, comfortable space with nice ambiance. They had live music in the lobby for entertainment. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice staff and an amazing breakfast buffet.

JM
vipJanetM
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Way understaffed!!
On an Auburn game weekend they need to figure out how to deal with full capacity hotel. It’s not a surprise!
Attendants are nice just overworked. Bigger restaurant is needed.

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vipbean
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We actually never ate and we walked out because they did not know what they were doing. It was Sunday 11am we wanted breakfast were told by hostess breakfast was over so we sat down with lunch menu then told food would take longer because they were switching over we walked out but before we did spoke to manager that said we were told incorrectly. Too much confusion and poor customer service

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vipMichelleP
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Just average breakfast buffet for the price:/

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Sissy
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food is average and if there is a golf group in there, the noise level can be pretty extreme

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SusanVCHarris
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Ordered Cesar Salad and only found out when it was brought to the table that they we out of Romaine. So I had a Cesar with Iceberg lettuce! My husband ordered a club sandwich and had chopped up (cubes) meat. We had a third member of our party, a relentless FLY.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Took our reservation. We drove out 20 minutes with the whole family. Manager tells us the chef is not cooking from the dinner menu but we can order from the pool bar menu. No thank you. Happy Father’s Day. 😠 won’t return

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MichaelM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mothers Day Brunch was outstanding. Buffet with breakfast and dinner entrees, a dessert bar to die for and an individually made bouquet for Mom. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a great server- however, we thought that, for the price, we’d be receiving a cooked to order meal. Instead, we arrived to find a buffet meal with a hefty price and whose selection didn’t match the cost. We were the only table in the restaurant on Auburn graduation weekend- I am guessing that many share our impression of this restaurant and went elsewhere.

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George
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We ordered a fish and a chicken entree. The rice that came with the fish was cold. The cornbread/potato dish that came with the chicken had no flavor. Also, the white wine we ordered was almost warm. It was not a good experience.

We have enjoyed breakfast on several occasions.

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BlakeB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The main part of the restaurant had closed early due to lack of customers at 6:30 PM and we were seated at the bar, where the bartender occasionally popped out to see us. The food was okay, but not great. The chicken tenders were basically over cooked and primarily the breaded part, little meat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner!

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MartyD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I will start by saying that the food was eventually great once they fixed a couple special request (ie. no dressing and a medium-well steak which came out rare). They did try to reconcile by offering another free take home steak rather than reduce the price. Prices were on-par with a high end steak house ($36 for the filet, $21 for salad with Chicken). Other things were a bit annoying, like having to ask 2-3 times for missing items or drinks. The servers were remarkably friendly however, something was just a little off here with the overall service level.

The venue is spectacular and worth a visit to walk around the property. I hope that they get it right at their restaurant.

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vipJeffP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Some food was hot, some was cold. Felt more like a conference room than a restaurant

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vipMark
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Food was good but service was lacking. Took forever to place a drink order, then took another 10-15 minutes for it to arrive. We also placed an appetizer order - it arrived 30 minutes later - when the rest of the meal also arrived! Only 4-5 other tables were occupied in the restaurant when we arrived for a 7:30 reservation - should have been a strong clue that something wasn't right.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time here. We live in auburn and we’re very pleased. Stayed for the Knights concert too after our server recommended it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I don’t even know where to start, it was that bad! Should have known there was an issue when there was no one in the restaurant at 6pm on a Saturday night. This restaurant was nothing more than an extension of the pool bar.

We had evaluated the menu online before booking, it had 6 varied entrees in addition to burgers, etc.. As we are handed our flimsy paper menus, there are only 2 entrees and a ‘chicken tender basket’ that had been added from ‘something else’ section of the online menu. We decide to stay against our better judgement thinking, this is still a Marriott.

We order drinks. The beer can was given to us unopened with no offer of a glass. The appetizers come with no plates. The gumbo arrives without a spoon and have to flag waitress down to get one, much less crackers or hot sauce.

We order the Filet Mignon - medium. Our meals were served with nearly liquid ‘whipped’ potatoes, that were cold. The filets arrive WAY past well done. The entire meal was almost comical.

Have to flag waitress for a second round of drinks and finally for our check. Awful experience- don’t waste your time or money.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the restaurant overall, I was a little disappointed in the food. It was not as good as I had anticipated.

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DebiF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved celebrating a graduation here.. it was such a beautiful setting and we had a very relaxed dinner.. The service was excellent and the manager did us such a favor sitting us outside on that gorgeous day.. we loved our experience and are talking about a family reunion there..

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JMC125
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Went following my daughter’s college graduation with 7 people. Manager told us that my reservation had been cancelled and they were very busy but could put us at high top table in the lobby area we agreed. We had not cancelled our reservation and the restaurant remained virtually empty for our entire meal. The buffet food was terrible, cold, dry and flavorless. Very disappointed in the meal and the treatment on such a once in a lifetime special occasion. The grounds are beautiful but the beauty ends there. I would not recommend for any reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

When we got there, the restaurant looked closed. We walked over to the bar downstairs to ask when the restaurant would be open and they said it was closed that night (on a Friday) and said they serve the same menu at the bar. We decided to take a seat at a table in the bar area and order from the menu. They took our drink order relatively quickly. We sat there for almost 15 minutes and no one came to take our food order. A waitress would walk by and not even acknowledge us. For a while, we didn’t see the waitress. We decided to cut our losses and just leave. Thankfully we all ordered water because I have no idea how long it would have taken to get our check. We didn’t get to try the food, so I can’t speak to the quality. If you would like to eat at this restaurant, I would suggest calling the front desk to confirm the actual restaurant is open before going all the way out there! Lesson learned.

FAQs

Southern Oak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (334) 737-2187.

Southern Oak is rated 3.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.