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Southern Kitchen, Richmond, VA

Southern Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1457 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dining Hours Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Takeout Hours Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dining Hours Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 729-4141
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Parking details
    We now offer valet parking and street parking. The valet service is $8.00.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,457 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Great for brunch

  • Richmond

    Good for groups

  • Richmond

    Hot spot

1,457 Reviews
  1. KimT

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was point on: service, clean, friendly atmosphere. The food was out of this world. I had the grilled salmon and a side of black eye peas. My friend had the salmon cake “best I ever had”.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious. I enjoyed the ambiance, food, and service. I will definitely return and refer friends and family.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in Richmond. Excellent customer service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great as always! The staff very friendly, professional and attentive.

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  5. JessicaM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food was great per the usual. The service was good. Only thing I had a problem was even with a reservation we had to wait 30 mins to be seated.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience at southern kitchen, but the music was pretty loud. We could barely hear our very soft spoken server. I understand food coming out as it’s done, but the majority of our party was finished eating before the last person received their meal of fried chicken. The food was great as always. Just the small things that take it from 5 stars to 4.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, GREAT Atmosphere, and the food was Amazing!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom out for an early Mother’s Day brunch. The food and service was top tier!!

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  9. Amekaj

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place foods amazing as well as service. Clean and friendly environment.

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  10. DustyH

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Food and service are fantastic. A little on the loud side, but completely worth going.

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  11. SusieW

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been waiting to come to this restaurant for a long time. The food was delicious. Cannot wait to come back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great service. We enjoyed everything.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always get the pork chops but i decided to try something different this time. Mane, those turkey wings hit! I’ll definitely be back to get more.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was awesome the food was amazing!!! Will be dining again!!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! The server was very polite!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated w/out delay. Very kind waitstaff (Ethan). Took almost 25 minutes for the Bloody Mary I ordered to be served. Was not asked if I wanted another. The bartender was busy as she was also serving food. Have already recommended Southern Kitchen to others.

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  17. LEON

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good... start of service was slow... apologies were given and we enjoyed a good HOT meal. I will say the slow start (server appearing then the wait fornour drink), just keeping putting you in a certain mind set... in the end our server was pleasant and the hostess was gracious... Loved the vibe and esthetic of the restaurant. I would come back on GP for the food... you could tell that our food was cooked for us, as it still came out steaming!!! Love that feleling when I go out to eat... Till next time! Cheers

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  18. GerryM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Melana she has great communication skills!

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  19. ZachB

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Everything was fresh and so flavorful and the employees were all welcoming and kind.

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  20. TiffanyH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food quality, excellent service and very nice ambiance. Will definitely return!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great stop by on my way back to Florida and the soul food here is way better

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  22. DollyB

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my 4th visit. I keep expecting more and unfortunately it falls short. Before we can barely finish the waitress or waiter is clearing our plates and bringing the bill. No would you care for coffee or dessert. The food is pricy. I get that but at least let me sit a minute to digest or finish my dinner conversations.

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  23. PrakashN

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place. Great food, good vibes all around. Their birthday celebration was a blast. My wife was truly thrilled.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation at 5:30 we arrived on time and had to wait about 15 minutes for seating. Server advised they were out of yams after we had given our order. Waitress did offer extra cornbread for the wait. Food was hot but did not live up to the quality or taste that I’m used to receiving. Overall it was fair.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a very nice date night the music, the food, the customer service everything was great

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Catfish bites were awesome and generous portion ! Mac n cheese best I have ever had at any home, event or restaurant. Cocktails nice choices and generous quantity but pricey. Good collards considering using turkey instead of pork. Nice variety of menu choices and the best and most pleasant and competent waiter! Our table of ladies enjoyed his smile and pleasant demeanor and how he listened and responded. Very loud yet exciting conversations - waiter was kind enough to offer turning the music down, which helped. Restrooms were fun. Thanks for being excellent at what you do. Was nice seeing plenty of activity at a restaurant we want you to be around for many years. We look forward to returning! Perfect place to have dinner before our show!

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  27. Andre

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for some good southern food and a great dinning experience.

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  28. VirginiaGentleman

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a great meal with great service. Would recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was outstanding and the staff was on point. I really appreciate the great service that they give.

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  30. Happy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food was fantastic!!! The atmosphere was just as good. Already planning my next visit.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first experience here was nice and enjoyable. The food came in a reasonable amount of time and the music level was very appealing to the ear.

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  32. Bams

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome!!! I love the Cat Fish and the fried cabbage was everything.. the Yams were delicious. Loved it!!

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  33. DustyH

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I’ve been. The food is phenomenal! The staff is super friendly and the restaurant feels really relaxing and comfortable. The noise level was a bit high, but not so bad that we had to shout to be heard with each other at the table. Things move a bit slowly, but we were enjoying ourselves with our friends and weren’t in any rush, so it was fine. And the food was well worth the wait. They are getting ready to move to Stony Point from second street, which is a trek for us, but it’s so good that I could see us making the trip.

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  34. GregoryC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Southern Kitchen. The food is delicious and large portions are great…worth the price. Our favorite place to dine. Highly recommend.

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  35. Electric1

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go out for dinner with family and friends. Perfect atmosphere.

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  36. BarbaraW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood platter for me My husband got the chicken livers and those were delicious as well We’ll definitely come back when in Richmond

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  37. Neek

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had the shrimp as an app. Which was “OMG” so good. The Thai sauce for the shrimp was so dog gone good. Our cocktails, we had the Shane strawberry lemonade and my husband had an old fashioned. My drink was delicious, it wasn’t too sweet or too strong. For our entrees, I went with the friend chicken with the greens and mac. My husband had the catfish with fried cabbage and string beans. We both had to get a to-go tray because it was just too much food. We also ordered the turkey wing plate to go, just because we wanted to try the turkey wings. Everything was pretty good, well we haven’t tried the turkey wings as of yet. Oh and PS. The muffins were pretty good as well.

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  38. RKBG

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great and our waitress was fantastic - we loved her! The only problem was a family across from us with a child who screamed through the entire meal and threw food all over the floor. I felt sorry for staff who had to clean up the mess.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was good and hot. The restroom was very clean

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to Southern Kitchen Restaurant. This time I took two additional relatives along. I waited for them to eat a little of the piping hot food. Then I asked what they thought. They were both highly satisfied. Due to a highway accident, I was a little late but having advised the restaurant, my reservation stood. After about a 5 or 10 wait, we were promptly seat. We were served with a smile and general atmosphere of the restaurant was comfortable and satisfying. I am sure at some point to find my way back. Try it you just might like it.

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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 1457 OpenTable diners.

Southern Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Southern Kitchen

541 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219-1321

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Dining Hours Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Takeout Hours Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dining Hours Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We now offer valet parking and street parking. The valet service is $8.00.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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