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Southern Kitchen, Richmond, VA

Southern Kitchen

4.7
4.7
880 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

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 880 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Great for Brunch

  • Richmond

    Great for Lunch

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  1. K

    Kianna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We came in and was greeted immediately and we were seated upon arrival. The server was really nice and the food was on point as always! I will definitely be back!
  2. R

    Renee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Had a reservation for 2:30 didn’t get seated till 3:00pm but other then that everything was great
  3. SS

    SmithScott

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Southern Kitchen was the perfect location for our group to gather and reconnect. The staff was very accommodating for our group of 10 and the service was great. Our food was cooked well and came out close to the same time. We were a group of black professionals reconnecting post pandemic. The ambience was great and my Shane's Lemonade was on point. Thank you Chelsea and SK staff!
  4. PG

    PamelaGD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service was very quick. The food was good but I felt over priced 42 dollars for catfish and shrimp the shrimp were big, but I think 28 bucks would have been a better price. Also the waitstaff came to the table and was rushing us and clearing plates while my mother was still eating. It felt intrusive also we were still at the table and they were sweeping under our table.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Amazing food and service. It was perfect!!
  6. S

    Sherita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! I had Big Mama’s Fried Chicken (honey dipped), black-eyed peas with stewed tomatoes, and mac and cheese. Everything was seasoned to perfection.
  7. J

    Josie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great service and food. I'm a senior citizen and was uncomfortable dining at the metal bistro style table. I'm sure it was because it was only 2 people in our party. Luckily my husband was there to help me get up and down.
  8. S

    Shentaria

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff, awesome place, and amazing food!!! Definitely will visit again!
  9. SB

    SiobhanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good. The Turkey wings, greens, yams, macaroni and cheese, the crab cakes the cornbread. All of it so good and delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Server Amir was the absolute Best/Wonderful!! Mac & Cheese too salty which was disappointing for a soul food establishment. Catfish Bits, Cabbage and Corn Muffins Amazing!!! Food was good. No regrets and will definitely be back!!! Oh and I don’t recall seeing that an 18% gratuity would be added but since Amir was great I have no problem paying that and more!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food…amazing service…amazing restaurant!
  13. SK

    ShondaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service and food were phenomenal! Will definitely go back again. Already shared the experience with friends and family.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family and I absolutely adore the owner of this restaurant! She’s so sweet! Let’s not start on the staff, so nice. We eat at southern kitchen two three times a month.
  15. TB

    TevBlag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent. Food was great! Overall setting and experience was great.
  16. J

    Jacki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to go, plus the valet service is a nice touch in such a busy area.
  17. M

    Monique

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was quick and delicious but Amber MADE the experience! She was helpful, visible and honest about her menu preferences. She is management material and hopefully management will see that she will help keep this place booked AND busy.
  18. I

    Ilovefood1992

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time trying this restaurant and loved everything about it! I will definitely be back. 10/10 highly recommend:)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We also had a very attentive server. We will definitely be returning.
  20. SR

    SuzannaR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service at Southern Kitchen were both amazing. We had a reservation and were immediately seated. The owner he Jed on is more than once, and we enjoyed hearing about her culinary journeys, including her experience with Gordon Ramsey and being on Chopped! The fried catfish, southern sides, and creative cocktails did not disappoint!
  21. LD

    LoganD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Southern Kitchen for my husband's birthday and we impressed by everything. The place looks recently and very tastefully renovated. Food was absolutely delicious - must try the catfish bites. Our server and food runners were incredibly friendly. We'll be back!
  22. A

    Ariane

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food is amazing! 10/10 every time and it’s perfectly paired with the vibe of the restaurant. The only downside would be that the service can be hit-or-miss when it comes to which server you get. Although there is a 20% gratuity built into the bill, I believe servers should still bring the A game and be somewhat personable and engaging. On my first few visits, I’ve had great servers. However, our server during my previous didn’t even introduce herself when she came to our table nor throughout our meal did she state her name. Instead, she unexpectedly shoved a plate on the table crossing the middle of my guest’s face while my guest was speaking, which caused her to be very startled to say the least, and then the server proceeded to ask about our starter. During this visit, the server was just too abrupt for our liking and her service did not match the great service I have received on previous visits, which was disappointing.
  23. LV

    LV0216

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Great Sunday dinner experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. The staff was very friendly. I was given the wrong order, whiting instead of catfish, which I didn’t notice because it was so good. Without prompting, I was brought my catfish, which I took home because I still had my whiting. Just a great experience! We will definitely be back! My wife loved it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Man lissen! When I say the food is sooo good, believe it!
  26. TS

    TashaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always good! Good food, staff, drinks & vibe!
  27. W

    Whitney

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is wonderful! Great service, great food, nice atmosphere, great drinks!
  28. LB

    LashayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Amazing food! Will be coming back for more !
  29. A

    Alexisb

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, service even better. Collard greens are a little on the sweet side and the Mac and cheese was a little salty but otherwise perfect. Will definitely be back. It was also a bit warm in the restaurant.
  30. GT

    GretchenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chicken livers were overcooked; too hard. Not enough gravy. Other dishes, especially Mac and cheese were delicious.
  31. MS

    MS22

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I’ve been plenty of times just this last time my catfish was not cooked all the way.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Horrible service
  33. FM

    FeliciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We we're referred to this restaurant by my co-worker. It did not disappoint! The food was awesome! It was the weekend of my husband's birthday. He asked was "BIg Mama" in the kitchen cooking, lol. True southern food at it's finest. We will be returning soon!
  34. d

    dharvey

    Richmond

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upscale decor set the expectation well! Our server was funny and relatable. Food was prepped FAST; so fast, our entrees came out before our bar drinks! The server did acknowledge the timing mix up and all was good. Food is amazing! My wife says the Mac and cheese is some of the best she's had. The collards and fried shrimp were tasty, too. Their shrimp and grits is actually prepared with lots of cheese! That's the way it should be. We'll be back!
  35. P

    Phil

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance and decor was very warm and welcoming. The server provided excellent customer service.
  36. SH

    ShawnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was pleasant food was great waitress was accommodating and friendly I think owner checked on our table and I received complimentary birthday slice
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here. I live in Suffolk, VA. It was amazing the drinks were good, (lemon drop) the fried oysters were nice size and fried perfectly, yams and mac & cheese also scrumptious! I will be back, it was worth the drive!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  39. JS

    JhanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s all about vibes! Food is great, absolutely, but you’re going to feel right at home as well. Will def be back.
  40. LJ

    LeslieJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience! Great food Great service! Bruno was the BEST!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 880 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

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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