South on Broad is now open and bringing new culinary options to downtown Monroe

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It was April a year ago that the hint of another restaurant on South Broad Street surfaced. Aptly named South on Broad, the restaurant was a dream of chef Adam Bailey and with the help of a couple of investors, including his in-laws Rita and David Dickinson, that dream is now a reality. 

Rita and David Dickinson at South on Broad, the new restaurant that was just opened in Monroe, Ga. by their son-in-law, Chef. Adam Bailey. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

As of Tuesday, the restaurant with its “fresh approach to southern flair” is open to the public full time. It began with a “soft opening” a couple of weeks ago to get staff familiar with the cuisine and trained up to take care of the expected rush once it opened permanently. With tickets snapped up almost immediately for lunch and then for dinner a few days a week over a couple of weeks, the restaurant is now open. It is offering its “good food and full bar” with regular hours for anybody who wants to taste the cuisine from South on Broad that is described as a “from scratch kitchen with a craft cocktail bar.”

South on Broad offers a full Cocktail bar. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

Prior to working at a local restaurant for a while, Bailey put in his time in the trade overseeing a restaurant on Saint Simon’s Island and in Savannah, Ga. as well as serving as sous chef at Harry Bissett’s and The Place in Athens.  South on Broad now brings Bailey’s two decades of culinary experience to downtown Monroe. South on Broad is located at 137 and 139 South Broad Street. Click or tap on this link to the Facebook Page to get get a look at the menu that brings new culinary options to local residents.

Fulltime hours are as follows:
Tues thru Saturday lunch 11:30 to 3
Tues, Wed, Thurs dinner 5 to 10
Friday and Saturday dinner 5 to 11

The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday for the time being, but there are promises of a Sunday brunch sometime soon. The bar will be open between lunch and dinner with an appetizer menu as staff prepares for the dinner service.  No reservations are being taken at this time.

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