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Southern Kitchen, Richmond, VA

Southern Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1261 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,261 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Great for brunch

  • Richmond

    Good for groups

  • Richmond

    Hot spot

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

1,261 Reviews
  1. BelindaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Loved the atmosphere very friendly staff. Most of the food was good, I ordered bake chicken which was very salty and the gravy was bland.

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  2. LaTanyaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ALWAYS ENJOY Southern Kitchen when we go. I really appreciate their A+ customer service.

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  3. AyanaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I’ve been here once previously, which the food and service was fantastic. Today’s experience wasn’t the same. The food took long to come to the table. Someone in my party never received their appetizer. They later ordered pan seared salmon as an entree and was served a fish that was obviously not salmon. When we mentioned it to our server he was adamant it was salmon. We decided not to make a big fuss of it. Overall, I would come here again in hopes of a better experience.

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  4. NETTIE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We where a few minutes early and they took us to our table. The food was great and the portions are a nice size.

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  5. KanikaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was well worth the trip, i live in Newport News and it was a 1hr drive but i would gladly take it. I have no complaints at all. Everything was A1

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  6. VinceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food took me back to days of my grandmother's delicious cooking.

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  7. MaliaE

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Terrible customer service. The food is average. Better off going to mama j’s.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. gyp79

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute restaurant! Everything was fantastic, best food ever! The staff was so nice & every on the menu was delicious!

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  9. Lisa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    My party of 12, in town for the weekend, decide to have breakfast here. Being a large party, I began to call the restaurant a week prior to make a reservation. I called constantly during the time that the website said they were open, along with another member of my party, and were not able to get through to the restaurant. No one ever picked up the phone. Mid-week, I decided to make reservations via Open Table, along with 2 other attendees, since we not able to make one reservation for a large party. I placed a message on my Open Table reservation explaining the situation, requesting that even though we had 3 separate reservations, we wanted to sit together as a group of 12. I listed the confirmation numbers of the 2 other reservations on my Open table reservation, and continued during the week to contact the restaurant to no avail. When we arrived for our reservation, I explained the situation and wanted to make sure that the party of 12 could be seated together. The hostess/ manager on duty, let us know that there was another large party, so she could not sit us together, and started to "lecture" us about what we should have done if we wanted to have a large party seated together: "In the future, please contact us in advance if there is a large party" and then explained that we were lucky that we came at the time that we did and could be seated in the same area, but not together as a group. When I explained to her that we did attempt to do just that and left a note on our Open Table reservation, she didn't apologize, but continued to speak to us as if we were inconveniencing her. She placed us in a row of tables, but told us that we could not pull the tables together to connect them. Later, she returned, and did place the tables together, letting us know that she was doing us a favor by doing this. If we weren't from out of town, we would have left. The food was decent, but no one enjoyed themselves because of the negative treatment we received from the host.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Greg

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly

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  11. CatherineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time coming to this establishment and I really really enjoyed my experience. I enjoyed music,food,area,service just overall dinning experience was amazing ten across the board definitely!!!!!!! If you want amazing southern food and hospitality this is the restaurant for you!!!!! I definitely will Return

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  12. RoyalC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on target except the 15% automatic gratuity for 2 people. At least tell people what to expect.

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  13. NikkiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to dine out. Atmosphere is always calm and relaxed. Staff always pleasant, welcoming, friendly and helpful. Drinks are good, food is amazing!

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  14. Naadia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    You have to make a reservation we went on a Saturday. I reserved a standard table when we got there initially we were told we would need to wait for the standard table but we could sit at high table we waited and the wait wasn’t that long. Food was good. The egg rolls were said to have yams chicken and collard greens the egg rolls we got did not have yams and the greens in them weren’t good. The chicken , shrimp and sides yams and cabbage were good and seasoned Mac n cheese was old school Mac n cheese like noodles and eggs not as cheesy but still good flavor .

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  15. Gabrielle321

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat! The food was absolutely delicious. The music was great! We had a terrific time!

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  16. StacyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and the best southern food we have ever had!

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  17. Timh

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service was exceptional. Very clean location too.

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  18. BarbaraG

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant dining experience. Food is fresh and good!!! Service is professional and accommodating

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  19. AungelW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Southern Kitchen today with my family was everything. Good vibes and good laughter. It was a good Sunday to enjoy good food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time eating there and let’s just stay I will be back!!! Love the egg rolls with collar greens a must try and my drink was on point

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  21. ElenaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service! What could be better? Everything I hoped for and more.

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  22. ChHa

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services was great. We had a larger party and we did not experience any delays in receiving our food. Everything was hot and freshly made.

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  23. KenyaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness where do I start our reservation wasn’t until 415 but the we were seated before 4. The apps ,the drinks, the FOOD were amazing. The owner was so personable she came to our table to ask how was everything and we shared a few laughs. The vibes were everything!!! We came from Hampton and it was worth the drive!!! We will be back!!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & staff were amazing. I’m not from Virginia, but I certainly enjoyed my visit & meal. I want to go back!!! Great food, drinks and ambience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was my first time visiting this restaurant and I really enjoyed the overall ambiance of the restaurant. The food was good but I really liked the service most of all and the way plates were presented. It was expensive (I spent around $80 for just me and did not get an alcoholic drink) but I would return to try something else.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5-star dining experience!! Superb! Best food I have ever had a restaurant period. I will definitely be back to try more of what’s on the menu.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family and I was celebrating  my husband birthday as always we truly felt welcome from the time we walked in the door. The food was very good The waitress name Kiera was very nice an very patient with our table. I will definitely visit this restaurant again it wasn’t my first and definitely will not be my last.

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  28. MarianJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The collards wasn’t seasoned properly and the fried cabbage was overly fried. The drink was watered down and had very little taste. Although at reservation it was indicated the occasion was a birthday, there was no recognition of that. .

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  29. ItekaE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great our server was a little low toned but very polite. My daughter eats nothing so she chose chicken and waffles and when I say her plate was clean when he returned. We enjoyed everything and the cornbread is amazing. Wish it was open for lunch I will probably eat a soul roll 4 times a week. Yummy

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff was exceptional. Will eat there regularly.

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  31. CherylS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had to wait 27 mins for a 5pm confirmed reservation. Not the best start. The staff was very polite. The food was good, the service was excellent. You need to update their menu on your website as their entree prices have increased by $10 each. This made for a very bad experience. Thankfully they did discount our meal by $19. They insisted they had no control over the menu prices you’ll were displaying and no way to contact your company to make the corrections. I find this unacceptable as it impacts their business directly. I would not use a third party outsourcing that I can’t contact and is not posting accurate information concerning my business. No matter how good the service or food $10 per entree is no small amount in this present economy especially when it is not expected.

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  32. Sherrie

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was happy I had a reservation! This is a very busy restaurant, for good reason! From our cocktails to our entrees', everything was excellent. The waitress was knowledgeable, helpful & polite. The ambience and decor were upscale and comfortable at the same time. I fully expected the bill to be more than it was because we had 4 entrees' and 3 cocktails, but it was under two hundred including the tip! We will be back again and again!

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  33. Janelle

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything and will go again. Reserve your table is worth it.

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  34. LuiseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, let me say our server was AMAZING!! My family from Tennessee, Kentucky, and California wanted SoulFood. You all did not disappoint them. Thank you!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and food delicious! I recommend you go and experience.

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  36. queent

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner greeted us with a beautiful smile. We immediately felt like we were having dinner at our Aunts house. The food was a 10/10! We will for sure be going back.

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  37. JermaineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe our servers name was Marielle. She performed extremely well!!! Very patient with our demanding group and professional. We will definitely be returning!!

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  38. AbGe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish they offer more corn bread as an appetizer🤣

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Customer service was amazing. The owner is so friendly and engages with her guests. Environment was outstanding. Catfish was on point and the cornbread muffins are out of this world.

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  40. TajEnae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress Ty was very nice and helpful. The owner was very sweet and the food was really good.

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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 1261 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 24 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
  • 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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