Southern Kitchen

4.7
382 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Southern Kitchen, which is known as "The Mouth of the South" to the locals, serves up comfort food favorites. From collard greens to fried fish and chicken, the eatery provides a comfortable, relaxed spot for enjoying classic Southern food, beer, and wine for lunch, and dinner. Since opening in 2014, the restaurant has focused on providing good food paired with a classy experience and great customer service. Southern Kitchen features a variety of options for starting the meal, including fried oysters, fried okra, southern rolls, and salad. Enjoy sandwiches like the salmon cake and chicken club, or dive into some apple pecan salad, fried fish, big momma's chicken, and chicken livers and onions. Southern Kitchen also features plenty of filling plates, including the seafood platter, meatloaf, catfish, and southern-fried pork chops.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 382 people are saying
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AngelaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Wasn’t ADA compliant as far as seating at a booth vs a high table with hard to get in chairs. The owner was amazing and corrected other errors

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JenniferU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOOD FOOD and great atmosphere. Service was helpful and prices were fair. I would definitely visit again.

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IllianaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family fun and great energy. Definitely will come back again.

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KeithH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was nice the food was very good and very spacious

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JanetC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The cabbage was not completely done and the yams were too sweet. The fried chicken was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was okay no real seasonings and the menu wasn’t very big but the service was awesome.

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Shana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for having us for my daughter's 16th birthday.
She had a blast and love every part of her meal.
TJ was great and quick to fix our needs and answer any of our questions, can't wait to visit again.

Shana B.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my second time there I’ll look forward to come back

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regale007
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as ALWAYS!

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Keke
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took about 1hr to get our food I order fried fish, shrimp, macaroni and cheese and French fries. The french fries was terrible they were burnt and had no taste, the macaroni wasn’t good at all and the corn muffin were terrible not taste at all as well

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SDavis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The egg rolls were great! However my main entry did come undercooked.

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TonyaC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited Southern Kitchen numerous times and they NEVER disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting my Neice told us about you’ll since we were coming to Richmond for the day however the food and service was wonderful I will recommend you to others and will come back when in the area the only thing was the parking wasn’t great you need more handicap reserved close to the restaurant we had to walk two blocks on canes stopping on the way sitting on the side walls just the make it to the restaurant that’s the only down fall

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HermanJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere and customer service is unmatched. We were a party of 6 and value for the quality and quantity is awesome.

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Kennedy
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We waited 30 minutes for my table upon arrival although I had a reservation and we were a party of 2. Once seated the waiter came over , didnt bring us water but rushed us to place our entree order. After waiting for 10 minutes and having to prompt another employee, we finally received water. We had to wait another 15 minutes for our drinks and cornbread although the table behind us who was seated after us already received their drinks, as well as appetizers and we were the same party size. We placed an appetizer order and it never came , they then gave us our food . The food was good but after the long wait and nonexistent service we no longer had an appetite. The waiter didn’t seem like he wanted to serve us until it was time to bag our food to go. The experience was overall horrible and honestly I won’t be back until they can start to deliver excellent service that is worth the minimum gratuity they place on the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience2

So my wife and i came to celebrate our 15 year anniversary and compared to our experience this one was terrible. We arrived at 2:20 our reservation was at 2:15. We were seated at 2:35 at table 6 . We were not serviced until 3:05 , no service ! we have seen the tabletops beside us, three “4 tops “ be able to to get seated and get their appetizer, water, and cornbread before a manger or sever came To the table . At this point the manger comes and apologized but the damage has been done already we had waited 30 min just to be waited on and didn’t get the food till around 3:45 ….. was very disappointed in the service especially for out special day . Ik there are days where it gets hectic but when we arrived there wasn’t a rush of customers at all .

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great experience for my birthday at Southern Kitchen. All of the staff was very polite and ensured we had great service. The wait was a bit lengthy from the time we placed our order till the time we received our food. Pluse we didnt get any muffins until 30 minutes after we ordered. All in all, we always have a great time and will be back. I will say that the mac n cheese was a bit salty and other guests in my party said the same.

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NikiF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Only concern was the freeze dried fruit in the drinks as the speed of service but they addressed both and improved them

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, straightforward southern food. Cheese grits, in particular, were delicious. Owner was visible and super warm and welcoming. Had reservations but were seated in the bar area, which was slightly disappointing because the main dining area looked much nicer. Would definitely return.

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern kitchen is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten that not only is the full delicious but the service was top notch cleanliness was top notch and the service was just wonderful the food again is absolutely delicious if I could I would eat there on a regular basis everything was wonderful I will be back again and again thank you for everything

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NuNu
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved Southern Kitchen. It was my first time & I definitely will be returning. I love the fact that it is reservation only so the vibe is top tier & its not crowded or too much in general.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Service was top notch, food was consistent & tasted amazing, and the nice jazz music set the atmosphere. This is by far my favorite place to go. I’m so critical of every place I visit, but the owner gets it. She understands what’s important and they deliver each and every time. If you haven’t been you must make your reservation ASAP. You will not be disappointed!!!!

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JustJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were excited to try this place to experience some real southern cooking. Overall… eh. I wasn’t blown away or equally disappointed. Just eh, average. Corn meal muffins were delicious! Fried chicken dishes were average, although I would say the chicken and waffles rated higher. Service was excellent other than the fact we waited extra long for the chicken and waffles dishes to arrive. But, as I mentioned, they tasted the best so maybe it was worth the wait?? Overall, mixed reviews. Sorry, wish I had something better to say.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

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Nesha
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent… It’s a great places for a romantic dinner for two

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laurah
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food and service was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic delicious food in a beautiful setting. But make sure you get a reservation!

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AmberJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best southern food in Richmond! Great taste and service. I had the catfish Mac and cheese and candied yams and they were incredible! Highly recommend.

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vipatqb
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good...food was great! I would highly recommend this restaurant and will be going again...soon!

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LolitaT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!! Although your waiter may not be immediately available always someone there to help you. Lovely atmosphere. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

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vipBrandyC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this place food is always good, owner shows she cares.

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KeraW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend!! food was amazing, service was awesome and atmosphere was PERFECT. Did i mention the food was AMAZING

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed thorough Dining experience: Delicious Food, large portions, Decor, Service, Staff and Wait time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing . The food was delicious. You have to try the Southern Rolls they were hot fresh and unique . The owner even came over to check on how our meal was .

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ClaudetteB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything! We had driven up from Norfolk and was celebrating a birthday. The food was wonderful, will go back again someday.

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JefferyJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was also on point. I will be coming back to try more items on the menu.

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Cozy
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end the experience was so nice. Everyone was very professional and friendly. You dine in a relaxed-cozy atmosphere. The food is sooo good. Our waitress was friendly and on-top of our needs. This is such a nice place to dine for singles, couples, and/or families.

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MaMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend to anyone who loves southern cooking

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Southern Kitchen using the Order Online button. Southern Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 729-4141.

Southern Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 382 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.