Due South

4.6
958 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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Green
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked wings were amazing! I got 6 wings and the chopped brisket tacos. The tacos were juicy. The Frose was yummy, but if you like a sweet drink like me ask for simple syrup!

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JonP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service is friendly if not a bit slow to start, but not feeling rushed is nice too.

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ShikeraU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Due South. Everything was great form start to finish. The place was clean, the staff was great, the food was fresh and delicious.

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WLGJr
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Took our mom there after an afternoon on the water. Had a party of 7 and had trouble finding a reservation. Due South was more than accommodating! My only complaints were the obnoxious table of guys that were clearly hammered and continued ordering tequila shots. Interesting choice of a place to get sloshed, definitely took away from the family outing we were hoping to have. The food was pretty good overall with a few hits but more misses. I had the brisket which was very good, the collards which were good too, and the Mac and Cheese which was very disappointing. It was pretty dry and lacked seasoning. The service however was impeccable. I would consider trying Due South again but would choose different sides. My family had the friend chicken, which I’ve had before too, and I would not recommend getting that.

Granted, with COVID, everything is a little shaky so I’m willing to give Due South the benefit of the doubt. Thank you!

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Adam
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was tasty and a great portion size for the price. Beer was cheap. Service was terrific!

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vipHanna
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Had a reservation for 830 and was informed last call for food was 845, which is hardly any time. I get the restaurant closed at 9, but then don’t have a seating time at 830. The waitress rushed us out.

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vipChad
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn fritters are amazing as is the pulled pork!

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FrancisM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, awesome outdoor dining with waterfront views. Food was de licitud!

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vipmattyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Was going to post this publicly but being in the industry, I understand that things are challenging due to the restrictions. My experience- Got a text stating our table was ready. Went to the host stand with no one there, waited about 10 minutes for a host to show up. Seems like they were a little understaffed so there was a manager running the host stand. No big deal, we get it. However, she sat us at a dirty table. There were waterings left on the table from the previous guests so it wasn’t even wiped down. And keep in mind, a manager had sat us at that table. I usually don’t make that much of a big deal. However, we are in the middle of a pandemic still and if they are not even wiping down tables, I am very curious as to what other sanitation measures they are corner cutting. Took about another 10 minutes for a server to greet us. Once again, we understand what busy is like. We gave our appetizer order and drink orders the second the server got to our table because we knew she was busy and we were starving. 25 minutes later, we finally received our drinks. This is where the frustrating part comes in. We were basically left unattended at our table for nearly a half an hour. After receiving our cocktails, the manager comes to our table and tells us that we need to get our orders in because the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. Which is kind of hard to take, when we’ve been left alone for a half an hour, still haven’t received our appetizers and had to wait 25 to 30 minutes for cocktails. So, we gave our order to the manager with a couple of deletions due to some dietary requirements. Then, when the food came out, it came out as printed on the menu with none of the deletions we had requested. Additionally, the food was sub par. Being in the industry, we didn’t complain and just chalked it up to the restaurant being understaffed and not prepared for a warm Wednesday night. Not blaming the staff, this one all comes down to management.

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stevena
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

drinks, food and service were great !

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vipBill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food even better service. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Our recent trip to Due South was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in DC. As we were escorted to the table the host rudely announced there was a 75 minute time limit for the table (even though there were parties that had been dining well before our arrival and were still going strong as we were leaving at 75 min mark). The service was extremely slow - it took almost 10 minutes to get water cups and almost another 5 before the wait staff came over for other drinks and food. The server only checked on our table once providing no other opportunities to order additional drinks, food, or dessert before they dropped the check. I’m disappointed with our experience at Due South and will not return.

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kwey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for a monday evening with the intention of having a quick dinner before the nationals game. I made a resveration for 4 people outside at 6:30 PM and got a confirmation and everything for it. We showed up and the restaurant was closed.

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vipmississippigirl
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due south is always the best! Great food, great drinks, and a fun atmosphere.

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Jaye
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great experience and great atmosphere extremely accommodating to last minute changes! Loved every bit

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YlaciD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and drinks. Good price. Will go again.

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koryh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Double check the menu items to see if they have changed at all. Even with that there were a few substitutions to items that were not listed on the menu or known until the food arrived at the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due South is a great casual dining setting, but the quality of the food and drink is a class beyond any other restaurants of similar ambiance. The service is great and the food is fantastic. Not to mention, an after-dinner stroll along the Capitol Riverfront is a great way to end a great meal!

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TerryV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Food was wonderful.

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MarvR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I am not a food critic but I must be honest and say I was sorely disappointed with the service my family received while at Due South. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday and her Mom accompanied me, and our two children. Without providing too much boring detail, the server was rushed and seemed far more interested in the party of young men off to a room to our right. The food was room temperature at best and did not taste particularly good.

We were served the following: Shrimp & Grits, Brisket & fries, Smoked wings, Brisket tacos, and my son had some kind of burger. I took my order to go as I knew I would be working late and thought I would just have my food later. After paying the check, I left the restaurant to get the car and found myself waiting a while when my family emerged about 20 minutes later. Apparently, the to-go order was sitting at the bar and the server mentioned someone was to bring it over to the table.

Later that evening I ate the food I ordered which was the pulled pork on brioche, and some fries. I was very displeased with the food and ended up tossing it.

Now for the hopeful part...I realize we are all getting over this pandemic foolishness that has killed and injured so many lives and how we live; that undoubtedly translates to restaurants as we are only human. We will return to Due South in the future and give it another chance because I believe there is no way a restaurant so beautiful would be that awful, and yes, it was pretty awful.

Even though the server was less than accommodating, we made sure to tip her beyond the already added gratuity as we know it must be a challenge to be on your feet all day, wearing a mask and dealing with the public.

Thank you, Due South. You will see us again.

Kindly,

Marv Reid

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vipOpenTableUserDC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great cocktails, lots of outdoor space, friendly service

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vipParisianL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation here for a Monday and they were closed. I wish they would update their open table so that reservations were accurate.

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TinaziaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey was our server she was AMAZING! The food was better than expected and the staff was friendly and accommodating

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vipsemoge
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our table was available immediately. I made reservations for outdoor seating in the tent. It was a little chilly but our waiter turned on the heating lamps when we requested it. The food was delicious. We unknowingly when during restaurant week and ended up getting a great deal. 3 courses for $35. It was well worth it.

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kellyr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was EXCELLENT. Kelly and Mike are the best

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic! I rarely go out when everything we ordered was great! Super pleased w our server.
Thanks for a great time!

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AntionetteM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the meatloaf with mash potatoes and collard greens!!! DELICIOUS

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vipJamesH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing. Never had a bad meal and the set menu for March was a great touch with so many options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at great prices. Very satisfied with my experience

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Meghan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great place. But service was slow and our meals came out before out drinks. I understand the 75 mins time limit with optimize business during COVID, but chugging a Bloody Mary after eating while being rushed out should warrant extended time with the poorly timed service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! All COVID -19 protocols were in place which made me feel safe to dine indoors.

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vipSkipS
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed should have been allowed to make a reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when I got there. Not sure why they are taking reservations during hours that the restaurant is not open.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great vibes, great atmosphere, great food and drinks

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vipBrentK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all the way around. Great menu (if you like Southern inspired food), great preparation, great service and a great experience. And bring your appetite. Serving sizes are generous, just as one would expect in the South. Due South is a gem that should not be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere!

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vipGenevieve
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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DCDiner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I usually get the chicken biscuit but decided to get the chicken and waffles to switch it up. The chicken and waffles really didn't have much flavor and I was greatly disappointed. Due South is usually a go to for us on the Hill, but I was extremely let down. .

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natalieD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo yummy! Great outdoor area that was very social distanced.

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You can order delivery directly from Due South using the Order Online button. Due South also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 479-4616.

Due South is rated 4.6 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.