Due South

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$30 and under
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Southern
Due South offers creative cuisine inspired by the Southern states with an emphasis on in-house smoked meats, locally sourced seafood and farm fresh produce.
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CB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great. The food was more than I expected!! I had the blackened catfish at which was cooked to perfection. Great dining choice.

BC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Asked Host to sit in room with the windows (vs the back cramped room) and he said no those are for people with reservations. I said we have a reservation. Sorry they are for other guest. Won't be going back anytime soon.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Co-worker farewell.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was average. Did not blow you away or make me say that I have to come back. Maybe because I ate brunch foods.

DC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went here for a birthday celebration. Food was okay but not outstanding. Our particular server was somewhat standoffish but did her job soooo that's that. My shrimp and grits were flavored well.

Overall, nice restaurant but nothing that's really pushing me to go back.

L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We enjoyed it all...we were a large group so we sampled most of the menu - corn hush puppies and the vidalia dip appetizers...avocado and crab toast...barley bowl...baby back ribs...catfish...brisket...all top notch. The sides were just as good...collards, potato salad, mac & cheese and brussel sprouts were all up to par. The desserts...bread pudding, apple crisp and the AMAZING peanut butter pie. Due South is a consistent favorite...

BK
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for brunch. The first issue with when we arrived for our reservation we had to wait 15min past our time before we even able to sit, and the host didn't apologize/give explanation for the wait nor offer water, drink, etc while we stood around waiting to be seated. Once we were seated our server Riley was good and very attentive. I was not really impressed with the food, although the biscuits were actually good. I understand that brunch is not always the best gauge for a restaurant however I would not recommend brunch at here, dinner could be better.

KB
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Awesome location and very nice service.

KD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went for restaurant week and the four of us were more than satisfied with the flavors of the food the proportions and timely manner we were served. The huge windows offer a great atmosphere in addition to the coZiness of a not too large place but the perfect size. Our only setback was our server who was dismissive didn’t introduce herself no smile or engagement at all and she each time she checked on us she did as she was walking by or standing off from our table as if we dare not need anything. The staff who brought our food and cleaned the table was much more pleasant and inviting. We highly recommended this place and will be back in the very near future and look forward to when the weather breaks and we can enjoy the outdoor sitting

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during restaurant week and ordered off the special menu—3courses $35. Everything delicious. Our entrees (buttermilk chicken and pulled pork were flavorful. No salt and pepper on table and not needed.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the food but I believe our server had too many tables to attend to, because the service was lacking. Hopefully I'll have a better experience in the future, because I will definitely go back!

K
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent choices on the Resturant Week menu for an altogether great tasting. Good portions. Discounted house wines were a nice touch

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. The burger is one of the best in DC.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!! Very accommodating!

s
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I have been here many times. The food is consistently great everytime. Definitely worth a try.

l
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 9, with kids. The service was outstanding and food is delicious. The biscuits were sinful, chicken and biscuit yummy, and if you are really hungry order the Boss Hog!

ML
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve before NATS park

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My family went for dinner before the Enchanted Event. Good food. Nice atmosphere. I made the reservation for 4 and I forgot it was 5. My only disappointment was they gave us a table for 4 and made the 5th fit. The restaurant was not busy. I wish they had seated us at a different table so we weren’t on top of each other. We all had bbq and were very pleased.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due South is my go to restaurant for business dining. It’s only a few minutes from my job and the food and service is great!

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due South is one of our staples and we love having them in the neighborhood. The food is consistently good no matter the meal, and our servers are always thoughtful and friendly. We especially appreciate how welcoming and accommodating they are for families with younger kids both in ambiance and offering a kids menu. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Parker as a server and he’s amazing !!!! Was so friendly and gave us great service

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service was that best. First time there but definitely will not be our last!!!

TM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice surprise. I took coworkers for a holiday lunch. Very nice place to celebrate and the food is delicious. The chicken sandwich is outstanding, spicy and appropriately messy. Excellent selection of beer on tap. I will definitely come back for dinner.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing. I don’t remember her name but she was absolutely wonderful. Our party of 8 received automatic gratuity of somewhere between 16-18 percent.

N
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous place for really great appetizers and some comfort southern food. The drinks selection is also great. Go with the office folks frequently and really enjoy the vibes as well. Great for large parties, get togetherness with friends, dates or every day dining and lunch whatever you want. It’s so convenient if you’re in the Navy Yard area as well!

o
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good, but the service left a little to be desired. We came for brunch, which is usually a relatively quick meal. We ordered a hush puppy appetizer and 3 entrees. It took 45 minutes from the time we ordered until when we got our meals, with two other tables in our area who arrived and ordered well after us receiving their food first. Our hush puppies never came until after we were finished with our entrees (though they were eventually comped). We are usually a pretty easy going table, but until the very end, there was no explanation, apology, or communication around what was causing the wait. They kept insisting that it was on its way. Unfortunately, the service colored the experience and we probably wouldn't go back.

KN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, will definitely return soon!

PG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go-to, and never disappoints. The seafood creole was great, and the ambience is just the right kind of laid back.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was a great server the 3 course pre fix was outstanding

d
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers at Due South. Love, Love, Love

KD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our experience at Due South was outstanding, from Sean who helped us with our reservations to Libby, who was our server. Sean called us to let us know that a table had opened earlier than our original time and Libby was very attentive to our needs and that made our dinning experience most enjoyable. There was plenty of food selections for our family of eight to find something that each would like. I did not find the restaurant loud or too dark. All in all we felt that eating at Due South was a great end to our evening in D.C.

BM
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is very well seasoned (shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, Brunswick stew) and servings are large. The server was excellent.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on every visit. This time I tried the veggie scramble and it was excellent!

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was too bland ! It did not taste good and the menu did not allow for flexibility.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was outstanding!! Service lacking in finesse and professionalism. Totally spoiled what was to be a special night for us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was bland.

l
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Food is delicious and the biscuits are to die for. We got there right at opening, so it started out quite but did get a bit noisy later. Service was great and overall value was really good.

KH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance for a weekend dinner. Friendly staff. Perfect food portions. Crab hush puppies and brisket quesadilla starters are a must!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good barbecue, and my friend from Texas agreed! Our server was delightful, super friendly and warm, and all of the food was portioned in a way that was filling but not overwhelming.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

An enjoyable experience.