Southern Kitchen

4.7
434 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 434 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has an atomsphere of excellence

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vipEatOutAlways
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a Richmond gem in a very cool part of Richmond - historic Jackson Ward. Wonderful Southern food, beautiful ambience, impeccable bathrooms, valet parking, and a variety of wonderful food options.

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katherinec
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS PLACE WAS AWESOME. My husband is the pickiest fried chicken connoisseur I know, and he gave it high praise. Every morsel of food was spectacular. Seriously. Even something as humble as stewed tomatoes was packed with flavor. The decor was gorgeous. Our service was perfect. And we got to chat with the owner afterwards and sing her praises, and she shared with us how her grandmothers recipes are living the good life in her care and our bellies. She even let loose with some of her secrets. Highly, highly recommend.

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Gina
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best authentic southern cuisine I’ve eaten. Everything was fresh and hot. The cornbread muffins get me every time. Everything was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful. We drove over 2 hours to eat there. Great hospitality.

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Oldbay
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is better than average for most upscale soul food restaurants. But I think it’s very distasteful and offensive to include the gratuity on the bill as if their patrons don’t know to tip or they should decide whether service merits. The focus should be on the service. This was my second time. My son is at VCU but I wont return. I’ll tip elsewhere.

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ShandaE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the food, the service, and the overall vibe!!! Will be going back!

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Rocket
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience but a bit pricey for lunchtime.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would prefer a regular table away for the bar. I did not like the high top table.

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BonitaW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was hot and fresh, great service..we didn’t have to wait long for our food. I love it here.

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time at Southern Kitchen and it was wonderful from the service, quality of food and overall environment. Definitely will be back and recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and our waitress was terrific. The noise level was a major distraction.

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Divery
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great food 10/10 recommend it’s very clean and staff is very nice

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DoloresG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise to learn that Southern Kitchen was open and operating!
The renovation and expansion is breathtaking. It was so comfortable sitting in the restaurant with the new windows.
The food was delicious and such a comfort after a hectic day.
Southern Kitchen bests any Northern kitchen I’ve been in over the past couple of years. This is coming from a New Yorker.

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LLowe
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would recommend the fish and shrimp, Mac& Cheese, candid yams were a little too sweet. Pricey but it's a nice portion even shareable. The owner and staff is friendly.

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Artie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the Southern Kitchen multiple times and the food and drink have arrived to my table with a high level of quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the atmosphere was second to none!

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DarrylM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern kitchen is the best placed to eat in richmond

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vipdoctortv
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding southern cooking. Our server was excellent. Can be a little noisy, but it is well worth a visit. Will return!

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KiaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The food was amazing and the portions were great. I recommend this restaurant.

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TihishaH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food! We drive an hour to eat here. Everything on the menu is so good. Our favorite is the shrimp and grits and Catfish dinner.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time visiting and the food was very good. The decor was beautiful!!

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vipKimaniS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. Our food was delicious and Erica was so helpful and attentive.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and friendly and the food was amazing! Thank you for an incredible meal!

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AlexanderJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! Everything from service to Food and ambiance was utterly spectacular. Highly recommended.

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JanS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience is great. Shrimp & grits were very good--a little spicier would have been fine for me. Would have expected more lumps in the crab cakes, but they also were very good. Overall, a most enjoyable time was had by all and we'll certainly come again. Happy Thanksgiving!

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BryanaB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! A much larger party came in behind and the restaurant wasn’t informed of how large their party would be, so the owner came over to our table asked if we would accommodate and switch to another table. For this, she graciously comped our appetizers (she totally didn’t have to, as a small table of 3, we would have moved anyway). The staff was polite and really attentive to our needs the entire night. The okra, cornbread, plus anything on their menu with *shrimp* were served hot, tasted fresh, and were ridiculously flavorful. My salmon cake was just a little dry, but overall a great meal.

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YasmineW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, scenery, the portions are good and you can tell it’s southern cooking! Spoke to the owner and she’s very humble!

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! No complaints there and for anyone wondering I had Big Mama’s Fried chicken, yams and macaroni. Loved it…. I also liked that the owner was very nice and she even gave my friend and I napkins when we ran out and asked how we were doing. How many owners do you know that are personable let alone serving napkins.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Southern Kitchen has great food and generous portions. The atmosphere/ambience is upscale, classy and the service is good too. The owner is very friendly and down to earth, my kind of people. If you're in the mood for some soul food, I highly recommend.

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MrsBootJack
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! From our oysters appetizer to our entrees-Chicken livers and Catfish-superb!! The side dishes of candied yams, black eye peas w/stewed tomatoes, collard greens, and rice/gravy were hearty helpings!

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vipRashadR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Kitchen never disappoints. Everything was delicious and the service was great as well. As long as the doors are open, I will be there.

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IvaJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whiting fish was delicious and the sides just as good and the service was outstanding

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Brunch4U
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, it was a great experience. My only critiques: the chef could cut down on the amount of salt used and the gravy doesn’t seem homemade. Other than that, I look forward to returning.

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AutumnS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is worth every penny. I had chicken liver and onions and it was wonderful. My husband had the blackened salmon which was delicious. Great place for a fancy night out.

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JasmineGambrell
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. The food was AMAZING. I believe it was the owner that came around and asked how everything was. I will definitely return when I’m back in the area. I give them a 10/10.

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CharrisseG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fish and shrimp , Mac and cheese biscuits and juice were good . Unfortunately the collard green rice and mashed potatoes lacked flavor

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BRFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time trying Southern cuisine, which we don’t get often in NJ. The owner came around to say hi and make sure we liked everything, our server was very nice. We started off with the catfish bites and shrimp in Thai chili sauce. My kids got chicken and waffles-delicious and really large portion. Hubby got dark meat fried chicken-melted off the bone. I got meatloaf. The portions are large and filling so come hungry!

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KimC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my mother's 87th birthday. We all loved the restaurant as it was our first time going. Food was awesome. Good hardy food. Waitstaff was very helpful and pleasant. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything and more. The food was absolutely great and tasted like home especially the yams I had. It is a little on the pricey side but we’ll worth it. Don’t like the gratuity being added automatically but still wonderful experience.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and nice atmosphere. I will definitely visit again.

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 434 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.