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Due South, Washington, DC

Due South

4.5
4.5
1187 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast/Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 479-4616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rusty Holman

  • Catering

    We also offer an array of customizable BBQ catering - from delivery and drop-off to full-service events, Due South will take care of your every need. Contact us today to learn more about events and catering with Due South. For a unique, authentic southern experience unlike anywhere else in DC, Due South offers full-service off site catering with our own meat smoker in tow.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us for an intimate dining experience in our exclusive Southern Advent Room. Surrounded by gorgeous, locally framed ironwork, the Advent Room is available for private rental for executive dining, small receptions and high-end dinner parties.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 548-7295

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    4th Street, S.E. and Water Street, S.E.

  • Parking details

    We are conveniently located near several public parking lots. Valet parking available.

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. TA

    TAriaR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the smoked wings. Service was exceptional as well.
  2. JC

    JamelaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael is an amazing waiter. Pleasant service nicee smile and he took the time to pronounce my name. Excellent all the way around. We were able to truly enjoy our time. We will definitely return
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a solo brunch trip. A little on the pricey side for drinks but the ones I got were delicious. My waiter was Mike and he was awesome. I think he was the bartender too which probably explains why the drinks were good. I wish they would expand their bottomless mimosa options to more than OJ. Besides that, I would definitely dine again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was divine. Manager made a point to stop by table. It almost felt like pre-COVID America. Will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious! However, the service was not great. Overall, great food and delicious sweet tea. I just think the service could improve.
  6. BC

    BeckyC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch! Rebecca was an exceptional Server. Thank you!!
  7. C

    Coopercanyon7419

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Ask for Michael when you go as he will take care of you.
  8. K

    Katie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    the whiskey/bourbon list was extensive the crab and corn fritters were fried well, but they had hardly any crab or corn in them
  9. D

    Drea

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfect outdoor space for a mild summer evening. Attentive service and the delicious Carolina chopped BBQ made the evening perfect. I highly recommend Due South for those who enjoy southern food.
  10. NW

    NelliW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due south is my go to brunch spot in DC. They have the best biscuits, and although their bottomless mimosas are more expensive than they were pre-covid, they are still worth the price!
  11. JW

    JWhit

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Appetizers were delicious…wings, corn bread and fritters Drinks were good Service was very attentive Outdoor seating was decent - didn’t care for the very back location. The shrimp and grits were ok, didn’t care for the kale and tomatoes in them
  12. BJ

    BreyahJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maggie, our server, was very pleasant and was very attentive to our bottomless mimosas. The food was great, ESPECIALLY the wings. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. Will be coming back for sure
  13. RC

    RobertC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Noisy. Clueless hostess. Didn't have our table ready to go though we had a 8PM reservation. Poor service. Servers with bad attitudes. Closed the restaurant at 10 p.m. on Friday night and kicked people out.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent. Good portion and delicious! There’s more on the menu I want to come back and try. However, the service was very fast. Almost too fast. We arrived fifteen minutes early and were out of the restaurant an hour after we arrived. We weren’t planning to monopolize the table all night, but our appetizers and entrees came too quickly.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Lauren was top shelf. The food was outstanding. The value excellent. Can’t wait to go back
  16. AR

    AlexisR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Only thing I would suggest is orange juice without pulp for the mimosas. Or include different juice options for the bottomless mimosas.
  17. BR

    BryanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good brunch experience. Would definitely come to again.
  18. CA

    CarolA

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent customer service by our wait staff. The hostesses were a bit rude. Huge portions and excellent food! Inside was very loud but that could have been the customers that were dining at the time.
  19. TS

    TwaynsS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael, our server was amazing. Great 1st Due South experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow but everyone was friendly and you could tell they were doing their best. Plus it was Sunday, so I feel like we came in after the brunch rush. It wasn’t bad enough to deter me from coming back though, especially since the food was amazing (and reasonably priced, for DC…) The crawfish dip was SO good and my burger was perfectly cooked.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as I came and we met a guy named Mike he was a server that I consider very passionate intelligent about his job he knew everything about the menu what’s good which everything is good on the menu. Mike was ready to get off of work he stayed just to be out waiter so that let me knew that we’re gonna have a bomb experience here. Mike needs to be consider to be a manager this guy knew everything about the place. We met a guy JC he was a very intelligent and compassionate man about his establishment as a manager at most there. The food was made but was prepared by Rusty the Cook/owner he does a tremendous job with the food and the presentation looks very good as the food looks good it taste good I don’t know who’s making the drinks at the bar but they made a tremendous job with the drinks. Stew another manager This compassionate about his work Got to know them on the owner professional level I can’t talk anymore highly about this place I’m definitely gonna be a regular on a regular basis me and my wife had a tremendous and a wonderful experience I want to give a shout out to JC Mike was an excellent server and host I definitely wanna give a shot out to Rusty he’s a well well professional cook. I definitely will be back again and again I wanna thank you all for the wonderful time that I had at this place “Due South”
  22. CR

    CynthiaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so yummy as usual! Love their collard greens!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Mothers Day
  24. SE

    SEDD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My Due South experience was a great one. Thank you for setting the tone for my wife's birthday.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good. Worth a try. Not amazing, but definitely willing to go back to try more options. Bottomless mimosas made me go to sleep when my family and I went to see Dr. Strange afterwards, but oh well! Lol
  26. KV

    KathleenVK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing! The Brussels sprouts are a must!
  27. JK

    JarretKuhfahl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for brunch, left for dinner. Had a great time sitting at bar where Riley took excellent care of us despite being solo that busy Sunday. Food was on point, crispy fried chicken, puffy-fluffy-butter-melting waffles; burger with pimento was wonderful, cook was spot on, beef tasted excellent, pimento done proper. Shrimp and grits wafted past my nose looked and smelled amazing. Biscuits we had were all amazing. Libations a plenty, if you can't find a whiskey here; the $25 bottomless mimosas or their Spicy Bloody Mary are good options in addition to a pleasant cast of beer and wine. Stop for brunch or before a game, don't think you'll be disappointed.
  28. RR

    RealtorRee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was really good and came out fast. The service was ok but the waiter kept forgetting things and would take a long time to return to the table. The table next to us was extremely loud. I know their whole life story minus their names...smh. I also love that the have outdoor seating.
  29. W

    William

    Washington DC

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Sunday brunch—food and service (Dewey)—were excellent…the restaurant is just TOO noisy
  30. s

    skeelka

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined here on Saturday evening and our party all ordered different entrees and everyone was very pleased with their meals - blackened catfish & grits, fried chicken, 1/2 rack of ribs and pulled bbq. The food is plentiful - you will not leave here hungry!
  31. OD

    OceanDriveSlim

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My wife's chicken was bland and seasonless. She also didn't like the jalapeño cheese grits. My daughter and I did, we also enjoyed our food. She had the breakfast burger and I had the Hot Chicken and Biscuit. But I will say, the hot sauce on my chicken helped with whether my Chicken was seasoned or not. Without it, I probably would have complained like my wife did over her Chicken and waffles. Great location. Great service and the drinks were good....except for the High Baller. Don't get that one
  32. MM

    MeganM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CJ the manager was wonderful! Food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the hot crawfish dip. Amazing dinner experience and fun for a night out with friends!
  33. AL

    AlanaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my 1st time visiting the restaurant. I liked that the weather was nice enough for outdoor seating which was better for talking. The inside was packed and smelled so yummy. The food was good and very filling, left with leftovers for the next day.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food and drinks, great service. cool photos on the walls.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was ok- not good or great. The price didn’t equal the quality of the food. The prices on the menu were not the prices we were charged. The location is great. I wouldn’t recommend or go back.
  36. EN

    EleanorN

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Good southern food! Prices are a little high and service is slow.
  37. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Easter brunch
  38. MR

    MarcusR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I was able to book this restaurant on Saturday morning about 75 minutes prior to my reservation. That atmosphere of the Navy Yard was amazing I heard 3 different DJ's as I walked around the water! People had their pets with them, kids were making art.... But lets get into Due South. The hostess greeted me with a smile. It was just me for brunch. My waiter Duey was friendly, professional, and attentive. The women sitting next to me ordered the shrimp and grits and they liked it a lot! Since it was only me and I wanted my entree be the core of my meal I ordered the chicken and biscuit. I'm a country guy at heart and the biscuit is what brought me to Due South. I also debated over a side of bacon or the house country-style sausage. I choose the sausage after the waiter told me about 3 strips of bacon came with the side. The chicken biscuit came out stunningly! Visually it was exactly what I wanted: a chicken breast with a crispy crust, 2 eggs, pickles, a thick and balanced biscuit, two pickles, homefries and some tasty hot sauce. I only wish the eggs were cooked hard. It was a brunch place I should've the know the eggs would be "runny". Personally I like my food dry and it became soggy due the egg yolk. But I ate every single bit of the entree and I was more than satisfied. Chicken biscuit: 9/10 I did not like sausage: It came out cold and lacking plenty of sage (I even tried adding salt and pepper to improve the taste) I let my waiter know and the manager CJ was polite enough to remove it from my bill. The coffee was 10/10! The atmosphere was 10/10. I would go back AND recommend Due South to a friend. It was a pleasure meeting CJ and having Duey as my waiter.
  39. YH

    YolandaH

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! The biscuits are the best! Plenty of food for our entrées. Dewey was our server and he was delightful. We will certainly be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and we were given another drink promptly after we deemed the orange crush tasting only okay. We reserved a seat outdoors and it was much more peaceful than the Saturday crowd indoors.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Due South does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Due South also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 479-4616.

Due South is rated 4.5 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Due South

301 Water St. SE The Lumber Shed Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street, S.E. and Water Street, S.E.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast/Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are conveniently located near several public parking lots. Valet parking available.

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rusty Holman

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 479-4616

  • Catering

    We also offer an array of customizable BBQ catering - from delivery and drop-off to full-service events, Due South will take care of your every need. Contact us today to learn more about events and catering with Due South. For a unique, authentic southern experience unlike anywhere else in DC, Due South offers full-service off site catering with our own meat smoker in tow.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us for an intimate dining experience in our exclusive Southern Advent Room. Surrounded by gorgeous, locally framed ironwork, the Advent Room is available for private rental for executive dining, small receptions and high-end dinner parties.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 548-7295

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