Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen
Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernhospitalitybbq.com/
  • Phone: 2122651000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed:

    12:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Thu - Fri:

    12:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Sat - Sun:

    11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Frank Debons
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We have three separate private dining areas, that can accommodate groups from 20-300 people. Our event planners will be happy to develop a menu and beverage package to suit you needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th Street
  • Public Transit: We are a few blocks away from Times Square and the Port Authority.
    The following subways lines stop nearby: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 N, R, M, S
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are numerous parking lots nearby. The closest is right around the corner on 45th street between 9th and 10 Avenues.
A word from Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY is an authentic Memphis-Style BBQ restaurant and bar. We boast some of the finest southern food found this side of the Mason Dixon Line. We feature traditional specialties including Dry Rubbed BBQ Ribs, Sweet and Sticky Baby Back Ribs, Crispy Southern Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, and Mac & Cheese that you'll never forget. Our Southern fare is complimented by juicy corn fed Steaks, grilled jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Rosemary Grits, and lighter fare like our Watercress and Praline Salad, and Grilled Salmon with Black Eyed Peas. In addition to our fine cuisine, we offer a full line of draft beers, an extensive list of sipping tequilas, and over 50 of the Country's finest Bourbons. World renown wine expert, Gary Vaynerchuk, has hand selected an eclectic wine list that pairs beautifully with our diverse menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (47)great for brunch (42)fit for foodies (37)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (28)kid-friendly (27)late-night find (20)special occasion (16)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Tasty!
    TheFabFive
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Delicious BBQ ribs, pulled pork, brisket and tacos. Ice cold beverages. We dined with our 3 teenagers and everyone enjoyed their meal. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Southern Hospitality and I was so very disappointed. The menu was cut down from a nice sized book like menu to something you would be handed at a "fast dining" establishment. It was a two sided laminated "cheap" menu. In addition, the drink menu was done in the same fashion with all of five or six mixed drinks to choose all with basically same ingredients bourbon or whiskey. There was 1 drink that did not have this. When food came the quality was sub par. The brisket sandwhich was dry, overly smokey, and had globs of fat in it. I took two bites and could not eat anymore. The pulled pork was on a reg hamburger bun. Steak tips were not filet mignon by any means! Staff however were still great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!!
    Meliss0219
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always go to Southern Hospitality when I am in NYC. I love their fried pickles and margaritas. The food is reasonably priced and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    DoakVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have 4 other groups to brunch and they have all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    On recommendation from a friend, we ate dinner here with a large group. Atmosphere was awesome! They would not let the table be seated until everyone was present, as is the custom at most NY eateries. That's fine - it's just with large groups trying to get to a destination in a large city, seems like restaurants would want to encourage parties to sit and offer them beverages or appetizers while they wait to "up-sale" the bill. As it was, we all stood in the doorway waiting for 15 minutes while our final arrival ran his way through NY city. There were 8 of us - 7 present - waiting for that last one to arrive ... seriously?? Food was good tho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING BBQ in fun setting
    SammyB
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The atmosphere is fun and the ribs are AMAZING. The menu is not huge, but what this place does, it does very well. Come every time I visit NYC and it never disappoints. The dry rubbed ribs, cornbread with honey butter are not to be missed. Also excellent cocktails. Limited wine by the glass selection, but glass of Malbec was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite meal in NYC.
    Like2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food. We had the pork tacos, ribs (side/back, wet/dry rub combo, pulled pork sandwich). All generous portions. The corn bread was delicious. Service very friendly. We had our food within 15 minutes of ordering at 9:30pm on a Saturday night. We're not from the area but would recommend and go back of we ever had the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great down-home food
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, decent portions and a friendly atmosphere. Everyone from the hostess to the server to the manager were pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food done right
    Smb930
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was amazing. Authentic southern cuisines and sides in right sized portions. Very delicious and well seasoned from the start.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Came here with a group of four on a Saturday night. Glad we made reservations, because it seemed pretty packed by 7 p.m. The food was excellent, and the drinks and dessert were great too! Our server checked on us a bunch and the food came out pretty quickly. This is definitely a great place to come with friends for some delicious barbeque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazzy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food took awhile to arrive, but I figured it was because of the macaroni and cheese I ordered. When it did arrive, my chicken was room temperature at best. My friend ordered the ribs and had the same complaint on top of the ribs being tough and tasteless. The highlight of the meal was Anthony our server. I was really disappointed as this was my birthday dinner
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYC Vacation
    Ecowboy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great restaurant in Hells Kitchen. Only about a 10 minute walk from Times Square area. The décor is very nice, exposed brick and wood floors and ceilings. A very cool crowd but not over crowded like so many NYC restaurants. The locals were very friendly and struck up conversations with my family (myself, wife, 15 and 11 year old kids). The music was great and at a good volume where you can easily have conversations. Everything we ordered was great especially the fondue appetizer and the southern fried chicken. So tasty!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Iljb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had an early dinner with my 3 daughters and each of us enjoyed our meal! We all agreed we have to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't hear music; iffy service
    Abg123
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Priced reasonably for the area. There was a band playing and I couldn't hear them in the back corner of the restaurant. Small portions. Server mixed up a few drink orders.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to brunch with some friends and had a really great experience. Food was awesome and the staff was very attentive. We did the bottomless mimosas and I feel that we definitely got our moneys worth. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Ribs
    SuzyNYC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was torn between the baby back & memphis style ribs so I got the rib sampler which had both & I was not disappointed. Both were fall off the bone tender and seasoned to perfection. It was A LOT of meat tho & my husband got a nice doggie bag of leftovers. The sides could be better, the mashed potatoes weren't as creamy as I like & the mac & cheese was pretty standard. So nothing special about the sides. Having been here before just for dessert I knew the pecan pie was going to be too much for me after all the meat so I chose to get a mini ice cream sandwich. The salted caramel was the right amount of salted & the vanilla cookies were soft & chewy. GET THE PECAN PIE, ala mode if you can, its the best pecan pie I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!!!
    Kiso20
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Omg the fries are amazing!!! And so was everything else!! My first meal in New York and it was unforgettable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    comfort47
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Shrimp and grits were awesome and my friend had the pulled pork and said it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    MB17
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went for bottomless brunch and it was a great deal for the brisket and eggs and bottomless mimosas. Really fast service and a great waitress. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Double date brunch
    doubledate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This past saturday me and my friends patronized Southern Hospitality. The food was superb and kudos to the waitress that kept the screwdrivers flowing. First time visiting the place and not the last!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, friendly atmosphere
    tarebear13
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Made a reservation via the Open Table app for 8pm. Arrived at 7:50 and got seated right away! The menu wasn't priced unreasonably in my opinion and it had a good variety of options to choose from. I got the "half chicken" and to my surprise it consisted of about 4 pieces of chicken! Chicken had a cinnamon/spice factor to it, I had never had anything like it. Mashed potatoes and brown gravy came with it and I substituted mac and cheese instead of coleslaw. All of it was delicious! Felt like I was in the south right in the middle of New York City. Friends got the buffalo mac and cheese and cheeseburger. They all were happy with their dishes as well. I'd highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Shari
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went here because we love BBQ and the whole experience was terrible. The food came in five minutes -obviously had sat under warmers because it wasn't warmed through and the wrong food came ( chicken). By the time we got the right chicken, after the second try, our sides were done. It was awful. Will not go back.
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  • nope.
    Emilyzh
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Justin Timberlake is a very talented musician - he should stick to that. This was not great. only one type of bbq sauce, they forgot an entree, and nothing was memorable, at all. Not even a good cole slaw, burger, or wing. Disappointed. Our waiter was nice, the corner location was great. we were seated quickly, and the table was large, the ambience was fun, it had a good vibe for a family/theatre night, or a beer outside. Those are the plusses. But really, not even a good french fry, rib, or nacho? The deviled egg was fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    stephensfam23
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Definitely do brunch!!! The Beef Brisket Hash was really good as was the Bourbon Vanilla French Toast. And do go for the bottomless mimosas!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great random find!
    2forCryssa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I found this place just trying to find a place to eat with my boyfriend. This really made the night great! We both got the ribs and did not regret it one bit. The mac & cheese was wonderful but mash potatoes weren't anything to shout about. We both got dessert and it was a great end to the meal. The banana pudding & Chocolate molten lava cake were delightful! The service was excellent and it was a great atmosphere for a casual date. All & all I am defiantly coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Not So Great Service
    NYCNightOwl89
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was excited to try out Justin Timverlake Resturant & while the food was great, the service not so much. Our server never asked if we were okay. I was charged for a lemonade (which was too sour) that I took one sip of. It took forever to get a coke, which was my replacement drink. The icing on the cake was she charged the wrong cards at the end of the night. It wasn't a busy night so was hard to understand why we were neglected. Once again the food was amazing. It's a great little spot if you are looking for southern food. Give it a try. Your experience will be different from mine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ
    texasgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great find for quality BBQ in NYC! Food was delicious and came out in less than 15 minutes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Disappointing!
    bearcub
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dear JT- if you are going to put your money and your name behind a restaurant, wouldn't you want the quality of the food to be minimally acceptable! The ribs were dry and tasteless and French fries soggy, not to mention the inedible "vegetable medley" that came with one of our meals. Consisting of broccoli, green beans and peppers, these were obviously not fresh, and had been cooked so much that they were grey and mushy! While the whole meal wasn't worth the price, I must mention that the fried green tomato appetizer for $8.95 contained only 2 tomato slices, each cut in half to give the appearance of 4 pieces, for that incredibly steep price! Over $300 total for a party of 7. We won't go here again unless the reviews improve considerably!
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  • Pete from Jersey
    tdp0r
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was great. Riley our waitress was very friendly, cordial and helpful. Some very unique offerings which were delicious. The mac & cheese spring rolls and the sweet corn with what I beleive were parsley and a romano cheese on top were delicious. Had wet and dry ribs, the dry ribs were far superior. The wet were a tad dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Rani
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Be sure to have reservations! This place is packed for brunch. Great food but slow on service. Don't be in a rush to get in and get out because you'll most likely end up there for 3+ hours!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Birthday
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Me and my boyfriend went to Southern hospitality for my birthday. The food was great! The waitress was very attentive - she brought me a birthday dessert not because my boyfriend put her up to it, but because she noticed it was my birthday when she checked my ID. I was pretty impressed with her attention to detail and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Substitutions
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    .....at all, never. Waitress was adequate but the food was better. Not a destination but we were in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok experience
    onie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Well this is my second time going to southern hospitality, I went there years ago and wasn't impressed by the food. My favorite item was the banana pudding. Fast forward to today and I have the same feeling, I ordered the pulled pork platter in with I found the pork to be dry, the smoky beans were ok nothing to write home about. The bacon mac n cheese was really good. In all actually I was going to order the bacon mac n cheese as my main course and pay for a scoop of pulled pork but the platter seemed more cost effective $18.95 as opposed to $16.95 for the mac n cheese plus $2.00 to add bacon, plus $6.95 for a scoop of pulled pork. The banana pudding is still my favorite, however the meal wasn't impressive to me to me
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, people and time.
    Itsonlymae
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had the pulled pork sandwich and I was not let down. To drink I had an arnald paulmer and it was right in line. My friends had the chicken sandwich and fried pickles. No one had any complaints and everyone was happy with the choice if restraunt. We all left happy and very full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great service
    bruce22
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good but it could have been served hotter. The server Rylee was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Show Meal
    Harlemhustler1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Food Was Okay, Service Was Fast, and Ambience was decent, good location. Healthy Size Servings. It was enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat torn
    Jfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ok I had a great brunch meal. The ambiance was great. The issue is my food didn't come. I'm unsure what happened but my friends food came out and mine wasn't served until about a half hour later. I told him he had to eat it because it was a sure to let it get cold after the first 10. Finally the waiter came and I asked about it and he rushed to figure out what had happened. Finally my good came out. It was excellent but 30 mins later than my partners, after we had already waited a good 35 mins for him to get served. I'm torn because out waiter was great. He was super busy and clearly was handling a lot but he kept checking up on drink refills (it was bottomless brunch) and he was super friendly. Clearly not his fault but unacceptable
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • southern comfort
    buddylove
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am from south and moved to NY about 10 years ago. I had this on my to list. Big fan of Justin's and good southern food. I went with my sister-friend and we had the for two sample entree (ribs,sausage, chicken and beef brisket) Mac and cheese and collard greens. Cornbread cakes were awesome. Fried tomatoes appetizers. Mango margaritas and seasonal sangria.. Prices were great and food was still good for leftovers. The rustic decor was comfortable and embracing. Will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Found this place online, was nt sure what I would find. We were pleasantly surprised. We had a variety entrees including salads, Mac n cheese, burgers and pulled pork. All were great. Not too expensive as well. A good choice for dinner.
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  • Will visit again
    Tdro5300
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Order southern nachos with chicken sausage. I am a Memphian and I enjoyed this southern restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.