South Fork Grill
South Fork Grill

South Fork Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southforkgrillww.biz/
  • Phone: 5095224777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: David Belcher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: South Fork Grill is able to handle any of your catering needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheridan
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A full parking lot with easy handicapped access. Right in front of restaurant.
A word from South Fork Grill
South Fork Grill is a casual friendly bistro style restaurant. We serve very fresh farm to table type food. We have a covered patio area that is loved by many & are known for our dessert case (all made by our in house pastry chef). We serve steak, seafood, pasta, burgers & vegetarian items. We are happy to modify to serve any allergies or special eating requests. The Executive Chef, David Belcher has over 25 years of serving quality dishes. The owners, Chris and Jodi are a Walla Walla couple often on site wondering around looking for good conversation & smiles on your face! SFG is popular with the locals & is located just outside the downtown area south of town. When making online reservations you are not able to request certain tables. If you would like to request patio tables or a certain spot, please check with the restaurant directly. And if we are showing no more availability online, we do have an expansive patio that still may have seating available for you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
South Fork Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (12)great for lunch (9)romantic (4)good for groups (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful evening with friends
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of eight, looking for a late night reservation. They were able to handle us outside on their patio. It was heated, so as the evening chilled down it remained comfortable. For some who might have been chilled they provided blankets at every table! They had local wines, including a few hidden gems that we like. A nice bottle of Trout TAT at a reasonable price. Varied menue, which included Elk. I had that while many at my table had the prime rib. Desserts were delightful, which many of us tasting each other's. The great thing was, as the restaurant closed they let us stay on and on chatting away while they cleaned. Telling us, "don't worry, we will be hear for a while. You folks just carry on". Thank you wonderful staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We come here often!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, excellent service with friendly staff. A favorite restaurant of ours!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was great. The quality of the meal was good but good have been a little warmer. I think it sat for too long before being brought to the table We will go back Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poorest food we have ever eaten.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was honestly the worst restaurant experience we have had. The restaurant was not even 1/2 & it took us over 1-1/2 hours to get our food. The waitress blamed the wait because we had an appetizer, soup & salad. The soup was lukewarm & when our food finally arrived, everything was cold & the quality of the meat was terrible. I have never left a beef tenderloin on my plate in a restaurant & I did here. We were a group of six who usually don't complain & when we did she then came back and said (after we were finished) eating that they would make a couple more entrees for us if we wanted or give us a couple desserts. Dissapointing that the manager didn't even come out to talk to us & that never once did the waitress apologize.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    Ryan
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good food! Always something new to try. Dessert is Devine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but pricey
    traceya2000
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant uses locally sourced foods as much as possible. They are more than happy to make substitutions and accommodate dietary restrictions. Food was flavorful and fresh. I ordered the steak which came with a scattering of fingerling potatoes and 2 small pieces of broccoli. The sauce was wonderful and the steak was properly prepared to my liking. That said the portion size was quite small and although I wasn't necessarily hungry when I was done it was around $30 for I would say maybe 2 or 3 oz's meat. Although our server was charming, service was quite slow. She said she was waiting to bring us bread as she was warming it in the oven however when it came to the table probably 15 minutes later it definitely had not been in an oven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sara
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very good and the service also. My husband ordered a Cucumber and Basil Martini and it was excellent. Their wines by the glass were well chosen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, basic grill.
    Tiger1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had prime rib; my husband had Flat Iron steak w/green peppercorn sauce. Food was adequately prepared; his was better than mine. Presentation was very lacking. Meat on one side of the plate; fingerling potatoes and plain slices of yellow squash on the other. At least his had a sauce to help decorate the other-wise very white plate. Mine did have au jus and horseradish sauce on the side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Enjoyed the experience very much, however we sat outside in a spot where the flys kept comig at us. They bothered us the whole time. Would be nice if something could be done about them?!?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fnd
    HalS
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Away from the down town scene, food was great, our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Shee Let us taste a couple of wines that landed us on a great bottle from Walla Walla Vineyards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak was underooked
    visiter
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything was good until my steak arrived, ordered med rare and arrived rare-cold and blue in the center
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will definitely be returning.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Hats off to both, the head chef and pastry chef! Our entrees were fantastic and we had scoped the dessert selection prior to ordering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hits and Misses
    Jarani
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Some exceptional food, some bland and problematic. Gristly prime rib, and an extremely bitter ingredient in the vague crab cakes. Excellent housemade pasta and focaccia, and a wonderful marionberry pie.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Online reservation
    tg509
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The online reservation format was easy to follow and worked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New chef forgot how to season food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Hate to be negative, so I will start with the positive. The service was very good , attentive , smart and upbeat. Unfortunately the food was not up to par. My wive's lamb and potato and my chicken were bland, not seasoned as you would expect. With every bite we were thinking we could make these dishes better at home. We will not be back soon. We miss the old chef and the old menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience
    chiprack
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the steak, which was very good. I'm in a minority of people who prefer their steak cooked well, and this was more rare than I'd prefer, but it was delicious and I won't knock the restaurant for it. My wife chose the special, a mahi mahi dish, but was not as happy with it as it was somewhat dry and lacked that "special something." Overall, the experience was pleasant, it was a good meal and nice wine. The indoor seating is a bit small and it feels a little more like a lunch cafe than a fine dinner restaurant, but if you can reserve a booth you won't be disappointed. Large outdoor seating for summer dining, but on hot Walla Walla evenings we prefer air-conditioning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Kaspar
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My Mahi mahi tacos were skimpy and not that interesting...the waiter forgot to put in our appetizer order, brought our beer to us with the bottle set inside the pint glass,didn't seem clean. The pie I had was very average, like something I could have made myself. This is the first time I have been to the Southfork Grill, I absolutely loved every meal I had at the Creektown restaurant that preceded it. I had high hopes, but was a bit disappointed with my food, service and the overall ambience. The tables are so close together it is difficult to ignore the conversations of the groups around you. If you go...make sure you get a booth if you are eating inside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lori
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I've eaten here several times and the food is always great, service is excellent and it's a bargin compared to some similar places in Walla Walla. The desserts are also yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the Norm
    CountryKat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Living in tri-cities can be a drag when it comes to restaurants. South Fork Grill is only 50 minutes from our house and the drive along the river was very scenic and nice. It was worth it to dine somewhere that was elegant and not a chain. My husband ordered the lamb shank and I had the Ahi tuna, which was the special. Both dishes not only looked amazing but tasted fabulous! Cozy atmosphere with tons of old pics hanging on the walls. I can't wait for the next date night where my husband and I can make the trek to SFG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the South Fork Grill reviews archive.
  • Dining excellence!
    David1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food, service, and location. What more could you want? The food exceeded our wildest expectations and we're still talking about it today. The service was excellent - they not only treated you like a valued customer, but like an old friend. We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My first time at the South Fork Grill was a real pleasure. We dined outside on a nice sunny evening. I had the swordfish special and it was superb. i would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner 5/18/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner and the wine flight was great you guys should do that with every wine of the month.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    South Fork Grill is a favorite restaurant that we visit often! Chef Dave has a great combo of foods, the wine list features excellent Walla Walla wines and the staff is tops in efficiency and friendliness. We highly recommend SFG!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    quiltinggrandma43
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dinner was superb...you could visit, but it was a little noisy. There is a lovely outdoor patio, when it gets warmer . Will definitely go back. Ha the seared scallops were divine....other plated dinners that passed our table looked delicious as well
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dreams of going back!
    happygirl
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The chicken was so wonderful that I seriously had dreams of going back that night! We sat outside and it was great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for my Birthday
    BrookieBVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    They have a small menu and didn't have most of the dishes they had listed. Food was so/so but if you going to not have the menu you should probably let your customers know before they sit down. It wasn't the waitress fault but the owners. It puts stress on your employees when we kept asking okay will have this and then they have to continue to say... nope sorry we are out of that over and over again. We will probably not come to eat here again when we visit Walla Walla again. Especially since I went for my birthday and it wasn't the atmosphere I was hoping for.
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  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Both the food and the service was great! Best meal I have eaten in a long time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleasant
    TastebudVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Sat outside for lunch. server didn't rush us. Food was very pleasant and she allowed us to linger and chat without too much fuss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always consistent
    TastebudVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Have had a few great meals there in the last few months and they are consistently great. The wine list changes enough to be still interesting for locals and the food is always good and reasonably priced. Don't skip dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    laurmeisterVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    my husband and I ate there on a busy Saturday night. He ordered the steak and it was so thin, looked like a breakfast steak. they had prime rib as a special and we saw the next table over had ordered it but again, they cut it very thin. you don't serve steaks thin! we ordered the grilled Caesar salads, very disappointing as well. never got offered desert, but after the dinner had, we were not planning on it. will not be back, nor recommend to anyone.
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  • Disappointed
    Michelle
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were disappointed with our food. My husband ordered prime rib, half of which was fat. The vegetables were too al dente for his taste. It is disappointing to spend almost $30 on an entree and only have half of the food be edible. I tried the fried chicken and enjoyed the spiciness of the coating. One piece was cooked well, but the other pieces were overcooked and dry. The side dishes were good, but nothing special. Overall, I think we enjoyed the bread and wine most of all.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good,but the
    Oregonian
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was good,but the restaurant was a bit dingy and overheated. I suppose given the reviews, I expected more.
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  • Great food - healthy portions
    JH69
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was far and away one of the best meals that we has while we were in Walla Walla. In fact it was so good we went back for lunch the next day
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Tonybefit
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We can always rely on Southfork Grill for consistency in food service quality and terrific atmosphere :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stand out place!
    koltov
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We felt like one of the locals -- clearly a hidden favorite. The place was FULL on a Monday night! The food was wonderful and the hostess was perfectly attentive. We would definitely go back again.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland
    JMN13
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary. I had the Special (top sirloin w/ chimichurri), a bowl of french onion soup and grilled caesar salad. My wife had the New York steak w/ creamed spinach. Both of us ordered our steaks medium rare. Mine was medium rare but there was only enough chimichurri for one small bite. The onion soup was not bad, but the grilled caesar salad had NO flavor, I take that back, the one anchovy and the three olives had flavor. My wife's steak was maybe 1/3 inch thick and was cooked medium well/well done. The creamed spinach was watery and had NO flavor. The Black Beast dessert was the best part of the meal and went well with the Amavi wine. Overall, the main course was bland and not worth the $75 spent.
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  • A fine night out
    W2outandabout
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    From the bread basket with yummy fresh bread to the exceptional dessert, South Fork Grill was a treat. We ate inside this time, but if you get a chance, try the patio. The desserts here are to die for and local foods make the entrees well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food you can always count on!
    Penelope
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food is so good, the specials are always very good. Great sips, salads and oh my gosh the desserts!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    George
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wonderful staff, menu, and the food was beyond wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best filet mignon!
    gmitchell
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I had our "one day late" Valentine's dinner at South Fork Grill. We knew that it would be a great night and it was. We both ordered an apple cranberry salad and the filet mignon. Both of our steaks were perfectly cooked and seasoned and the mashed potatoes were excellent. We had a great night at a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate