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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Due South

4.5
530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch:
Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Sunday through Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 479-4616
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rusty Holman
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We are conveniently located near several public parking lots. Valet parking available.
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Public transit
Navy Yard Metro
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Took my husband for Father’s Day and had my 8 year old son with me. There was something for each of us that made the experience amazing. The shrimp and grits are to die for - the brisket will leave a barbecue king speechless and even the kids burgers left my son raving to come back. Dessert was just as amazing to this picky bread pudding expert. The server Sean was spot on in every way. Definitely will return!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went to Due South for Father's Day brunch and everything was great. We were especially impressed with how nice the service was, despite having a toddler running around. The food was fantastic and the ambiance so relaxing. We will certainly be back, and thanks again to the great servers and hosts that day!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

As always I had a great time at Due South. Despite the wait for someone to clean up a spill under the table, the food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Aaliyah, our waitress, kept my father entertained with her great conversation and service. I will definitely come back again in the near future.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I LOVE Due South. They are my go-to when my husband and I have a free night without kids. My dad was in town this weekend for Father's Day so we took him. Our party of 10 were all so happy with the wonderful food, drinks and service. I was a little nervous about bringing kids, because I have always done date night there, but was relieved to find that they did have a Kids Menu. Everyone was really happy!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good southern menu and a nice place for lunch near the navy yard.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The Buttermilk Fried Chicken was very tasty, had just the right crisp, and moist, not dry.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Platter was was great for two and delicious. I wish the dessert menu had more exciting Southern options. Modern decor, great pours on the bourbon, frozen slushee cocktails, and damn good collard greens. Overall, a great place to get your comfort food fill.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I went for brunch with a group of 8. The place was hopping so it took a few minutes to be seated, but once we were seated, the service was great and fast. The server also split the bill into 8 separate checks for us, which was greatly appreciated. The portions are huge and it is a good value for the money. Everyone was happy with their food. PRetty location right on the waterfront. We will be going back. I definitely recommend it for a group event since they take large party reservations and provided really good service in spite of our party size.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything about Due South was good but not great. The food was good and well cooked but all too sweet and not spicy enough particularly the Brussels sprouts and the greens. We found a piece of plastic wrap in our pulled pork for which the waiter had no reaction and did not offer any remuneration. Nice looking restaurant but there is better food for better prices elsewhere in DC.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Due South. The food was what I expected, good Southern food. The fried chicken was delicious and so was the Cole slaw. The mashed potatoes were not memorable. My husband said his brisket was tasty but dry. He liked his Cole slaw and cornbread. We were too full to eat dessert, but they had great choices.
The restaurant is also a neighborhood bar. It was noisy.
I thought the decor was industrial.
Even though I said there was a birthday on the reservation, no attention was given to it.
I felt like nothing made it a special night. Even though other tables were empty, we were seated up against another couple and could hear each other’s conversations.
The food is good, but the atmosphere is so so.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food and great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We had 4 adults and 3 small children. While it's not a particularly kid friendly restaurant, the wait staff were fantastic coping with our needs. Kudos to the service. Food also excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Even though we were early and plenty of tables available our group was seated in a small room with 6 or so tables and with limited view and it appeared that those tables in this small area were being sat first. Again an entire restaurant with a view while we were sequestered into a small room. The service was what you’d expect. Nothing extraordinary- good or bad.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A friend had recommended Due South, and he is still a friend. The food was excellent, with tasty, well-sized portions. The menu was varied, while remaining true to the southern theme. The main dining room was a bit noisy, but the room in the back was quiet enough to catch up with friends. The service was attentive without being overbearing.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was very good and the service was great! Although on the pricey side, I would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Awesome place, great drinks, food, and service.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The service was wonderful and the food was fresh and delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent modern Southern food. Sitting a little tight, but good service and a pleasant setting. Great option for this neighborhood. Recommended for casual business or social meal.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The smoked and fried wings were amazing. Shrimp and grits excellent. Fried green tomatoes which I don’t even like were delicious.
Our server was attentive. What more can you ask for?

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Due South came highly recommended and last night we finally had an opportunity to try.

It was a nice place to eat, the service and the attention given to us was good.

We started with the mini crab melt and the fried green tomatoes. They were both the best appetizers ever.

My wife and I did decided to share the half chicken entree. When they delivered it to our table it reminded me of Mission BBQ. Due South uses the metal trays as well. The chicken was good but was missing half of the wing. The kale greens and potato salad were ok.

The way the food is served, I don't recommend sharing. You will use the same mini saucers you used for the appetizers, or eat off of the same metal tray. Either way it was a uncomfortable.

With so many choices for great Bar-B-Que/ Southern food for less than half the price, in this area, I don't know if I will ever be back.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The hostess was rude, she was dismissive of requests, and it truly felt like she treated us very differently than all the other patrons. I requested a booth in my reservation via OpenTable & in person. She told us "no" & the 3 or 4 booths remained unused and open during our entire two hours there. It was kind of shocking how she treated us.

I ended up choosing to sit at the bar because the table she offered was probably the worst available, no privacy and in between two tables with young children (she was really inflexible about any other table options). The bartender was pleasant enough, but he was extremely slow to acknowledge us (to the point where I wondered if we just weren't going to be served at all).

This experience combined with my first time eating here when both the male & female restrooms had NO soap in them, along with drinks and food being unavailable because they were "sold out" makes me think this place only survives because of the location.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

MM. it wasn't bad, but nothing in it that would make me say YAY i can't wait to go back. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it was just a gray rainy day. My colleague ordered beet salad but very few beets. The crawfish appetizer good, brussel sprouts good, shrimp and grits average good. It was all good. Not outstanding. Dunno.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

This is my fourth time at Due South. Great restaurant with some unique food and creative twists. Definitely will be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great service at the bar while waiting for our table. Shannon was the best and answered all of our questions about the menu and made great recommendations. Hands down the best wings I’ve ever eaten. Brussels sprout appetizer was also delish. We got the pulled pork, ribs and brisket—all divine. The sauces were great (try all 3) and the pork and beans and Mac and cheese were amazing sides. Love this place!! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I had the short ribs and they were AMAZING!! Shoo fly punch was very tasty as well . Highly recommend!!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It’s a nice place to just chill at the bar. Not a place that gives you any attention

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Due South never disappoints! Food is always fantastic. Waitstaff are awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I went to Due South for a friends Birthday. We had wonderful service, the weather was great and we ate outside. The food was Delicious. For starters, I ordered the cornbread, wings and the Brussel sprouts, I believe they had goat cheese not sure, however, that was my favorite appetizer the brussel sprouts.
For the entree, my friend ordered the meat platter and ate the entire thing. My other friend had the catfish. I had the flank stank, It was on the Special Menu, and the only reason why I ordered that was because they ran out of the brisket and the salmon on a Tuesday, so two choices down I went with the Flank stank. It was okay I really wanted the brisket oh well, maybe next time. Oh and the frozen Mint Julep was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food and drinks...frozen rose was a winner with the group. Really good service too.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I love the shrimp and grits they are one of the best I’ve had. Also, I always request the waiter Sean he’s amazing. He knows the menu and can recommend what you’re looking for. He’s always very pleasant and make you feel really comfortable. Ask for Sean’s section. Sean you Rock!!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

As always, had a great time there. The service was on point and the food was phenomenal! I took my friend there on a whim to get a change of pace and he loved it. We ordered the smoked pork chop and it was HUGE!!! The waitstaff was great and they were engaging and catered to us. We will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great ambiance and service, but for barbecue/comfort food it's a bit pricey. Perfect for special occasions/date night!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Amazing smoked chicken wings and Brussels sprouts! Also, the BBQ platter was delicious. Great relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Really enjoyed. Food was great. Seemed to be rush to eat and move on. Otherwise, really enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Wonderful food. Especially the biscuits! Service was great. They were always refilling waters and coffee and we didn't feel rushed during brunch which can happen at other places.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

i read the reviews before picking this spot. Good decision. The service wasnt great, but i think that was just our waitress. But, the wings and hush puppies were everything and so worth the trip from the Baltimore area. We went before a Nats game in Apriland sat outside. Great out door seating, views and people watching. we got there around 3pm so we missed the lunch menu and the dinner menu. We ordered from the in between bar menu 3p-5p, which was ok. We are planning to go again very soon so we can catch the full dinner menu.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This visit to Due South took down all the positive experiences I have had there. We arrived on time for our reservation and sat for 20 minutes with no server, no host checking, nothing. As we were getting up to leave, a server arrived at the table and when we said we were leaving, he said "oh, ok." Two seats opened at the bar as we walked by so we stayed and the bartender took great care of us. A manager was apparently alerted and stopped by to give us excuses about a shift change...my suggestion would be not to take reservations if you aren't staffed to cover them. We were clear about our displeasure and he just said ok, sorry.

Taking this off my favorites list and will go to one of the many other options in the neighborhood instead.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Hanger steak, pulled pork, shrimp & grits were excellent. Lower rating given because 2 orders of brisket disappointed - the meat had excessive fat and didn’t taste smoked.
Drinks, sides and apps were nicely presented and very tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Love the food!

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