Southern Cross Kitchen
Southern Cross Kitchen

Southern Cross Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southerncrosskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4843445668
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - close
    Sunday: 10:30am - close
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Entertainment: Live music most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please call for more information.

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Southern Cross Kitchen
From the creative genius behind Gypsy Saloon and the culinary work of Stella Blu Restaurant, comes the newest restaurant in Conshohocken. Located just over the bridge, Southern Cross Kitchen combines great food and a wonderful atmosphere with good ol’ southern charm.
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Southern Cross Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (18)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (15)good for groups (14)hot spot (12)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (8)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Moderately upscale southern comfort
    anglayne
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I could have ordered everything on the menu. From shrimp and grits, fried chicken biscuits, jambalaya, and various mac n' cheeses I was one happy camper. The atmosphere was lively yet cozy at the same time. AND they gave you free cornbread to take home. How could you not love this place? I will say however the jambalaya was not spicy as they indicate which was a bit of a let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern Charm
    kermur
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had dinner reservations, but ended up eating at the bar. The ambiance was nice and the food was delicious. It was a Monday night and the dinning room was virtually empty (the primary reason we chose to eat at the bar). The draft beer list was unique and varied, not huge but big enough. I ordered the shrimp and grits and my date had calamari. I went to college in South Carolina so I was excited to discover a Southern-cuisine restaurant in Conshy. Southern Cross Kitchen did not disappoint. Best Southern Fare I've had outside of Charleston! The service provided by the bartender was impeccable and I enjoyed conversing with him. I will definitely be back. I look forward to branching out and trying other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Htown10
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Another gem in Conshy! Beautifully decorated and a clean, inviting atmosphere. I went with some college friends and we split several apps (all good) and a couple tasty salads. Great southern flavors and choices! The Southern wedge salad, spicy shrimp, and cheesesteak rolls were our favorites. Great service by Veronica!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weak food, nice room, good service
    PhantomEngineer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Basically bar food, very disappointing. The seafood jambalaya was just rice in tomato sauce with some big shrimp and scallops. The short ribs were boring too. Neither had any finesse to justify the high price. Was expecting more southern authenticity.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Southern Fare!
    Omnivore
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A broad menu of southern favorites that includes fried oysters, chicken, biscuits and grits. Everyone was friendly, helpful. Service was good, food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Conshy Girls Do it again
    Finediner
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The owners of Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon have a terrific third restaurant in Conshohocken. Feel good southern food in a relaxed warm atmosphere greets you in this local eatery. The fod was great and I loved the look of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisitVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Upstairs way too loud for dining conversation and the waitstaff struggled to bring our meals together. Noticed downstairs quieter but cigarette smoke strong due to groups outside catching a smoke. Not worth the trip back with so many other good restaurants. This is a loud club attempting to serve food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Freezing and loud with wrong entree
    nothardtoplease
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We froze. After repeatedly asking that the air conditioning be turned down (it was 60 something outside), we were informed that the "band" kept turning the air up since they were hot in their flannel and wool hats. The "band" was 2 guys singing off-key 80s songs that nobody listened to in the 80s. I ordered seafood gumbo...got chicken. It took me way too long to realize it. It bothers me that a restaurant is much more concerned with the comfort of a couple of wannabe musicians than the comfort of the only upstairs restaurant customers. And I wonder why we were seated upstairs and subjected to freezing cold and bad music when there appeared to be plenty of seating downstairs. The food was OK but impossible to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • southern Hospitality
    Scottyg124VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Simply walking in I knew I was going to like the place. The decor was very modern while still maintaining an old school southern charm. Their menu features an amazing variety of dishes, but I was sold on the burger before we even got there. The service is very friendly and our waiter knew a good deal about the dishes and the 23 craft beers on tap. The food itself knocked my socks off, I highly recommend the burger or anything that had their fried chicken in it. Start with the fried pickles and make sure to leave room for dessert, which is all made in house. I have to go back soon to try the Pecan pie. I highly recommend this place, great find in Conshohocken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful comfort food
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My girlfriends and I had a great dinner here eating the short rib grilled cheese and the catfish tacos. Everything was delish. We were very pleased with the draught beer list and had a great time. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service!
    mpil
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our time here! I really like the beer list and being able to sample a couple before trying. Whitney did a great job taking care of our table, and being patient with our questions and general indecisiveness! Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but chilly.
    Trick145
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere we are well above part, , but an overzealous air-conditioning system on the second floor made it difficult to get comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch!
    Barb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed the wonderful fun Barrel Room upstairs while the band was playing. Although it was crowded and loud, we knew what to expect. We have also brunched on the main level for quieter dining and bar dining. Food is consistently excellent. We have this place on our regular brunch rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went
    MIMI
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Heard about this place, have been to the others that are owned by same group and found it very pleasant. food was very good, interesting menu and bar drinks perfect. A little loud if you are planning a romantic dinner, but great for a group. Would definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • And grits, too!
    KnowsgoodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went here for the first time, this week. Great spot in Conshohocken for authentic southern food with a chef's flair and a neat twist twist on local favorites. While cheesesteak eggrolls looked great, we sampled instead the fried green tomatoes and fried pickles. Awesome. Good southern style drinks; the sweet tea bourbon was great. Super selection of unusual beers. The short rib dip, a twist on a French dip was to die for. The specialty burger was excellent and one of our party got the shrimp, salmon and grits. We understand that that was terrific too. All in all I give it a rousing four stars. I recommend it highly. Oh and by the way, the fried chicken and fried chicken sliders on homemade biscuits looked excellent. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a night!
    HDeliago
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and i brought our out of state in laws to Southern Cross Kitchen on their last night in PA. Both of them got the special BBQ ribs, an even going on this weekend. AMAZING! so tender and juicy, it fell right off the bone! would highly recommend for a romantic or special occasion night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    msbear
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was meeting a friend here for dinner who I haven't seen in a long time. We both ordered the jambalaya (her - seafood), both were very delicious and perfect portion size! The waiter came by for refills but obviously took note we were having some deep conversations and didn't bother us at all. A woman (maybe one of the Conshy girls?) swung by a few times too, super sweet, asking if we needed anything. We ended our dinner with a healthy slice of the most delicious cake. I wish I remembered the name, it did begin with a H! I've already recommended this to many of my friends. Hoping to make a return visit ASAP!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in the food:(
    RoseandMikeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed listening to Panama Jack the piano player and we had great service but we were very disappointed with our meal. Chicken Jambalaya had very little chicken and even less andouille sausage, it was mostly rice and my fiance's couldn't finish his fried chicken because it had no flavor. They charge 2.00 for 1 biscut or 1 small piece of corn bread. The restaurant has nice atmosphere and we'd go back to listen to the piano player so hopefully they will get a new chef.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just say hello.
    Kimberly
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have been here two other times. When I arrive it is awkward because the staff walk right by you and never acknowledge you until you are seated. So you stand there until the dedicated "greeter" finishes their drink and reluctantly helps you. I loved the Southern Cross cocktail its a great sipper and refreshingly not sweet. Was looking forward to the fried chicken this time but it was under seasoned and underwhelming. I like the upbeat colorful decor but don't get the Christmas balls hanging from ribbons from the ceiling. Are they decoration they just never took down?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Real Southern Food
    Sawwhetowl2VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The service was impeccable. The braised short ribs in both the entree and the sandwich were tender, delicious, and mouth-wateringly perfect. Our friend enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Collard greens with the short ribs were fantastic, just like mamma used to make. The Sangria special drink was refreshing and fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    To my surprise this quaint lil restaurant packed a punch, in a good way! The all u can eat crab leg special was to die for...so much more on the menu to choose as well. I'll definitely have to go back to try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Southern!
    HungryinHorshamVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We wish we could have ordered and consumed everything on the menu, but our appetites were pleased with our choices, shrimp and goat cheese grits, the stuffed jalapeno poppers, yes, poppers, were out of this world and not what you would expect. Will come back many times. Only complaint was that the A/C kept coming on and it made our experience a bit frigid!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit or Miss
    Diner55VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We hadn't been here for a while, and decided to give it a try. Our level of satisfaction was tied to what we each ordered. We both loved the fried green tomatoes, and the shrimp and grits were very good. My partner's fried chicken was disappointing. The portion was substantial, but the batter was not very tasty and the chicken was swimming in liquid from the collard greens. Not sure we'll be coming back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely one of Conshys top spots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food is unique & eclectic yet it feels very homemade. The dichotomy makes Southern Cross one of our favorite places in Conshy. You probably can't find the same menu north of the Mason-Dixon and that makes this spot one of a kind. The live music coupled with a relaxed southern atmosphere provides a low key but enjoyable scene - at least on the 2nd floor. We had a great waitress (Lauren if I recall) and the staff was friendly & professional. We'll definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    KM33
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    SCK is the kind of restaurant that you visit and think about for days. The atmosphere is great with live music upstairs Thursday through Saturday. The food is amazing. The fried green tomatoes are to die for...a must have! Service is very good for the most part...had one server forget to give us our check (she thought she already had) and on another occasion, a different server messed up the credit card transaction and had to call me at home for the credit card info. Overall, amazing place!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flavorful Experience
    Sylvester
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I were really impressed with the ambiance, service, and food. The catfish tacos were spectacular and the scallops and pork belly were also excellent, but nothing compared to the rice that accompanied the tacos. Glad to see such attention to detail was paid even to the flavor of a side item that could have gone unnoticed. After dinner, we venture upstairs to hear some live music and have a couple cocktails. The pleasant service continued there in the Barrel Room. We will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food is great, sure, and the ambiance is nice, I guess, but the lack of outdoor seating and the fact quiet atmosphere make the place just so-so. The food, though, is good, so if you're less concerned about atmosphere, the place is worth checking out.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • annuf
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great drinks and drink menu. The food was great, although it didnt seem warm enough, was very delicious. We will definitely ne going back. the deserts were great as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Fried Green Tomato and Cross Burger were excellent. Drink was on the small side for the amount charged.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food and service
    RilkeVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    There is nothing here to specifically criticize but nothing to praise either. The service was ok the food was ok but not special or memorable. The best part of dinner was that my friend and I could watch the soccer game as she and I are big fans.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Southern Cross Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Not quite right
    Georgeepa
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The waiter and host were sweating and host was so much so, it was dripping off his nose and chin. The fried chicken, a house specialty was over cooked and not very flavorful. The short ribs my wife and niece had were good/very good, but the brussels sprouts side disk wasn't much above good. Their house Mac / Cheese was very good, but, that doesn't save the meal. The beer list is excellent, the happy hour in the bar was popping and might have been fun. We just wanted a special, but not fancy, dinner with an out-of-town relative. The company was great - the restaurant, less so.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit or Miss Here
    FoodLuver
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Fried Dill Pickle Chips - absolutely delicious, crispy and tangy, served with a basil cream dip, my new favorite appetizer Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Goat Cheese - I've had better, fried well, but very bland Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese - just amazing, rib meat was tender and juicy, caramelized onions were sweet, cheese was super melty, bread was crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Braised Collard Greens and Mashed Potatoes - not good at all, chicken was crispy but needed more seasoning, greens were tender, but needed some heat and flavor from some smoked meat Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits and the Jambalaya - heard they were great, will order next time Buttermilk Biscuits - shameful, dry, hard, flavorless
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Southern Cookin
    PsychoDoc
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very enjoyable! Very nice ambiance reminded me of the deep south. Food is what I would call "Southern Classic Chic"! We will be back many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and Rude 6/13/14
    SuzyTBakerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I were looking to have a quiet dinner out after a very busy and difficult week. Unfortunately that was not the case. When we arrived the restaurant was empty. We were seated at a table for two by the window. within 10mins a group of about 10 people were seated right behind us and they were so loud and disruptive. Their conversations were very inappropriate and it just escalated as the evening progressed. The staff seem to know them very well and even had their favorite bottles of wine chilling. I suspect that this behavior was permitted since they are regulars. We couldn't wait to leave! This was my husbands first visit and although the food and service were fantastic we will not be back. Back to the Stone Rose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oysters, oy!
    GDawgVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great and plentiful fried oysters. Same for the server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I'm glad I tried this place. I had the Shrimp & Grits and the fried pickles and was blown away! I will definitely make this place a regular spot for dinner. The prices are reasonable and the portions, I thought, were huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dining
    Eat2live
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I received rave reviews for finding Southern Cross. It was my responsibility to locate a midway point to meet for an elderly woman, an old friend of my Moms, and her daughter. They we very impressed with my choice and my Mother and I also enjoyed the whole experience as well. My mother often times will have a craving for fried chicken....needless to say that the entree she chose was perfect. The wait staff was friendly and very patient with our more elderly diners that evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Chris
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We've been to Southern Cross several times and have gotten different entree's, sandwiches, and apps - and this time was no different. The short rib flat bread was excellent. The grilled cheese with short rib was tender, soft, and tasty. Of course, the fried tomatoes and fried pickles were as good as always and a must not miss.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Perfection
    Sawwhetowl2VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother grew up on Southern cooking, and made southern recipes most of her life. This was a true treat for her. The collard greens are prepared just like my grandmother and my mom made them! DELICIOUS! The homemade buttermilk biscuits were amazing. The short ribs to die for. Pulled pork was succulent and tender. Delicious short rib flatbread was so incredibly different than anything I've ever eaten! Fried chicken just like my Aunt used to make, crispy, tender and juicy, and pure southern heaven. I would recommend this to anyone that knows Southern cooking, and longs for the comfort of those foods, without the grease and mess! Dessert - never had room for it. Hopefully next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great owner
    Tine22
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Kim is great, she is always there saying hi to the patrons at her restaurants and clearly takes a lot of pride in her restaurants. We continue to go to Southern Cross and invite others to enjoy it as well. We truly can't find food at another restaurant that compares.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.