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About Due South
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.
The Lumber Shed
Washington, DC 20003
Southern, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Sunday through Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are conveniently located near several public parking lots. Valet parking available.
Navy Yard Metro
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
Due South Ratings and Reviews
I heard a out the spot so I took a chance and took my lady for the V-day and she loved the dish she has and for me the same as well. The ambience was real nice with the perfect lighting. Food was very highly good and fast from the time we took our order so no long wait. Definitely returning this weekend.
Due south is a nice place. My friends and I went for sunday brunch. The food was pretty good but I ordered the chicken and waffles and was not that impressed. Then I asked the waitress if I could order the shrimp and grits and send back the chicken and waffles. She then informed me that I would still have to pay for the chicken and waffles. Long story short I asked to speak to the manager and he took 50% off the price of the chicken and waffles. If you want to go to due south and taste the food go with friends so that you can share and order different things. You can't send things back because you will be charged full price. The manager was being nice. The shrimp and grits were awesome and the chicken buscuit was great too.
We have eaten at many of the major restaurants in this area--Salt Line, District Winery, Blue Jacket. 100 Montevideo, Due South is definitely the best. While we waited for our table, we chatted with people in the bar--the bar tenders are very nice--we had some very good squash puppy appetizers, a great house beer and the wine was a decent pour in the perfect glass. Our server was great and our meals were served promptly. We ordered the BBQ and the hamburger both were delicious. During dinner we again ordered wine and once again it was served in the right glass and was a generous pour (1/2 way up the glass, unlike a 1/3 pour at the other locations).
I live in Northern Virginia but Due South is one of my faves when coming into the District. The service is always friendly. The food is not too southern, i.e. the frying is at a minimum. That said, great Fried Chicken, great salads, and awesome hush puppies. The decor is very nice.
We live in the neighborhood and come fairly regularly. The food is always good. The issues we experience are that we often wait a VERY long time for food. And, the servers are usually absent and not helpful. And, on this last visit, I'd say even rude. He took our sons food away before he was finished (and without asking) and our son was upset. He's four and had barely touched his cheeseburger. I asked the server if we could get the food back he said no, left the check, and walked away immediately. Maybe we wanted to order more! This is just one of many examples. The restaurant really needs to focus on staff training.
The food was delicious and we loved the look and feel of the restaurant. It was pretty busy, music was playing and games were on in the bar, but we could still carry on a conversation easily. Drinks, apps and mains all arrived promptly and the food was hot. The menu was also really gluten-free friendly; every item was clearly marked for dietary needs and there were a ton of gluten-free options!
My friends and I went to Due South for brunch this past Sunday and our experience was great. Everyone said they would be back. The food was great and it came quick. One friend got the shrimp and grits while the rest of us had the chicken and biscuits. Both dishes were very tasty. The chicken and biscuit comes with the Nashville hot sauce on it so I would recommend having it brought on the side if you’re not too fond of a spicy kick. The atmosphere makes the restaurant feel intimate and homey. The decor is definitely southern inspired and reminded my friend and I of our southern roots.
Hostess was warm and inviting; seated within minutes of arrival.
Appetizers were spot on (fried Brussels were outstanding!)
Location is great; very scenic.
Cleanliness; definitely being what you'd expect from a typical "bbq" spot.
Reservation request wasn't honored. Asked for an intimate table for two where my wife and I could talk and celebrate our anniversary. We were seated sandwiched between a table of 10 with rather loud children and adults and another table of two nearest a window. I swear the space between those teo tables had to be no more than 5 ft, with our slanted table crammed in between. We could hear every last detail of both parties conversations and sadly little of our own.
Definitely not a value oriented restaurant which is generally to be expected from southern/bbq inspired establishments. No complimentary bread service ($6 for 4 really small, cold pieces of cornbread). Our bill was $88. With tip it came to $108. We had no beer, alcohol or wine...just waters. $50 + per person with no alcohol definitely puts you in a higher bracket of expectations IMO.
Speaking of service...
Our server took 11 minutes to acknowledge us or to provide water from the time we were seated. Beyond that, immediately after providing us our waters, our server asked if we'd like to order appetizers to which we happily obliged. I believe we ordered 3 or so appetizers as we wanted to get a feel for the culinary vibe of the place. 3 minutes later or waiter returned and asked if we were ready to place our entree orders. This seemed a bit odd considering we literally just had ordered our apps. Being a little thrown off, my wife asked the server if they'd space the orders out so that we could enjoy our appetizers. Our waiter ensured is that they'd definitely space the order out and that we'd have time to enjoy our apps. Well...5 minutes into receiving our apps, our entree dishes were brought to our table.
Brunch for eight went off without a hitch! They put us in a room off the dining room which was perfect! Food was amazing, mimosas flowed freely. Be mindful of the two hour time limit for bottomless mimosas. They did ok with food allergies, did not get it right the first time, but they fixed it quickly. Will absolutely go back!
This restaurant was wonderful from the time I walk in to the time I walk out. Because the food ,
and atmosphere was excellent; the price was on what I order was reasonable; the waiting time was not an issue and its in good location. The server and other staff were friendly, smiling ,welcoming and helpful recommendation. I would recommend to others as well revisit this restaurant.
The most positive thing about our visit was that the food was good. Service was only fair. We had to wait much too long for someone to take our drink orders, even though the place was almost empty. We were initially seated in what could be a private dinning area. Which was a little strange because all of the tables we passed were empty. The four people at the table next to us were extremely loud and using foul language. We asked to be seated elsewhere and were satisfied with the change. It took much too long for the waiter to take our drink orders. When he finally arrived, I explained that we were going to Arena Stage that evening. He understood and took our complete order at that time. The wine and food arrived in a timely manner and we did enjoy the food. As we left, the waiter told us he hoped we would enjoy the theater.
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