Soco celebrates 9 years with September “throwbacks’ menu

Written By Scott Joseph On September 6, 2023

Soco Thornton Park is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a special “throwbacks” menu featuring diner favorites over the past not-quite-decade. “This is a limited time promotion,” said chef/partner Greg Richie, “which will last through the month of September.”

It’s a three-course prix fixe menu for $45 with an optional $20 wine pairing.

Some of the highlights include the Boiled Peanut Hummus appetizer, one of the dishes I thought best embodied the restaurant’s Southern contemporary concept when it first opened, and Cornmeal Crisped Oysters.

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Among the entrees are Richie’s Three Meat Blend Grilled Meatloaf, with asparagus and onion rings and served on mashed potatoes. (Originally they were lobster mashed potatoes, and you can upgrade yours for $12). There’s also the Creole Spiced Shrimp and Grits with cornmeal crisped okra, and Chicken Fried Cauliflower Steak, one of the better vegetarian entrees I’ve had.

See the full menu and available pairings below.

Always best to make reservations. Soco is at 629 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. It’s open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Also open for weekend brunch. The phone number is 407-849-1800.

Soco’s 9-year Favorite Throwbacks Menu



choice of

Boiled Peanut Hummus 

Pickled Vegetables, Pita Chips

Creamy Maine Lobster Bisque

Three Cheese Tortellino

Cornmeal Crisped Oysters

Chicharrón, Green Tomato Relish, Herb Cream


choice of

Three Meat Blend Grilled Meatloaf on Mashed Potatoes (add lobster +$12)

Asparagus, Crispy Onion Rings, Smoked Vidalia-Andouille Sausage Gravy

Creole Spiced Shrimp and Grits

Nora Mills Grits, Cornmeal Crisped Okra, Smoked Bacon Tomato Emulsion 

Molasses Brined Heritage Pork Chop

Crispy Grits Cake, Collard Greens, Pimento Mornay

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Steak

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vine Ripe Tomato Gravy


choice of

Potato Chip Crusted Chocolate Cake

Peanut Brittle, Salted Caramel Sauce

Meyer Lemon Curd Tart

Shortbread Crust, Berries, Orange Chantilly

Add Wine Pairing $20

Sunbreak Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Carmel Road Pinot Noir

Mia Cantina Sparkling Rose

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