Southern restaurant coming to Nocatee

Biscuits and cornbread. Fish and grits. Cast iron mac and cheese.

If food with a southern kick sounds appealing, then a new restaurant opening in Nocatee’s Town Center is the answer to your culinary dreams.

South Kitchen & Spirits announced it’s opening in a retail building by Skinner Bros. Realty (behind the Dunkin Donuts) in St. Johns County.

The original South Kitchen & Spirits is in Avondale and opened last fall. With 240 seats, its chefs are Brian Siebenschuh and Jason Motley. The menu is described as affordable, with hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and wine, and includes traditional pot pie and bread pudding.

But there are some twists and turns among the rainbow trout and burgers. For inquiring minds, here’s a sample of the existing menu and the prices:


pimento cheese “queso fundido” > 6.95 *

roast pork, mushrooms, cilantro, fresh fried pork rinds & white corn tortilla chips


big superfood salad > 11.95

locally grown kale, chargrilled tempeh, napa cabbage, raw collards, popcorn shoots, pickled edamame, crunchy quinoa, sunflower seeds


Bold City braised beef stroganoff >13.95

hand cut pasta, roasted mushrooms, Duke’s Brown Ale braising jus, cream, fresh herbs, truffle oil


trucker sandwich > 9.95

fried bologna, cheddar, vinegar slaw, french fries (on the sandwich), sesame frybread


Sound like fun? The opening date for the 4,050 square foot restaurant is estimated for December.