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Southern Kitchen, Richmond, VA

Southern Kitchen

4.8
4.8
745 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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Booked 61 times today

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 745 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Hot Spot

  • Richmond

    Great for Lunch

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  1. t

    tianiawim

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious. I do feel like certain items were overpriced. However I would definitely dine there again

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good dining experience, the food was awesome.

  3. KB

    KeeeeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must visit!!! The food, service, and ambiance is ALWAYS on point! I especially love that the owner makes sure to visit her guests during dining to ensure everything is giving a quality/upscale experience. My favorite place to eat!

  4. FH

    FHough

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place. The food and atmosphere are wonderful!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    This WAS FOOD was absolutely AHHHHMAZINGGGGGG!!! Hubbie had the pork chops, collards and yams and I had blackened grill catfish, collards and real potato fries!!!! But the Southern Rolls, Corn Bread Muffins and Red Velvet Cake were tooo dieeee forrrrr!!!! Our server Nyah was soooo sweet and accommodating!!! Super shout out to Chef Gary who made time to greet us with a smile so we could personally THANK him!!!! We can NOT wait to return here (and eat our leftovers today:-)!!!!) The only one complaint we had was seating too close to the bar made for too much chatter and folks bumping into you as they passed our table or stood too close. But once some cleared out, everything was DIVINE!!!

  6. JH

    JulieH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was freshly cooked and delicious and a lot of food for the money. The corn muffin was to die for as was the fried shrimp. I highly recommend this restaurant and would choose it over the higher priced, dining dining we usually go for. The staff was energetic and friendly as well.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the vibe was too!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience! The food and drinks were excellent. The drinks were light and refreshing. The presentation of the food was top notch. Everything was hot out of the kitchen and very flavorful. I would definitely return. The environment was warm and the servers were friendly. I even got to meet the owner Ms. Shane. She is a jewel.

  9. MZ

    MaryZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and cocktails, great service, friendly and welcoming!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service and food is always amazing. I had friends from out of state that requested this place. They love it just as much as I do.

  11. JA

    JanetA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Southern kitchen was absolutely amazing. Food was great staff was attentive will definitely come back. If you haven’t been it is a must that you go!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! The owner was there to greet you with a big smile as well and interacted with her customers which was great to watch! Every dining experience I have had here has been excellent! My son said her cupcakes are the best:)

  13. KL

    KatherineL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I found the staff at Southern Kitchen, very accommodating and professional. The atmosphere is classy and visually appealing. The food was good. The only thing that I did not like was the 15% accessed gratuity. I probably would have given that much anyway. But I was not informed that it would be taken automatically. Even if it is on the website, I didn't see it, it bears repetition once in the building, as it effect spending limits. The Soul Roll is worth return visits!

  14. DF

    DamitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was AMAZING!!! Our waitress, Amber, was very knowledgeable of the meals and made great recommendations. I had the the shrimp and grilled and it was out of this world!! Best I have ever tasted! My girlfriends and I will definitely be back to enjoy more girl's nights out at Southern Kitchen!

  15. DA

    DawnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service! Great food! Wonderful experience! My out of town guests were impressed. I will be returning!

  16. P

    Pprmnt

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It took a while to get seated but then the waiter was great. Drinks were ok. Food was great.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish, my experience at Southern Kitchen was excellent! Delicious, fresh salad. Perfect fried catfish. Tasty mac ‘n cheese and black eyed peas in stewed tomatoes. Wonderful service! I’ll be back!

  18. SE

    ScottE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the ambiance and the food is excellent. Very generous portions.

  19. D

    Derick

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Invited a couple visiting from out of town. They were thoroughly impressed with its everything. They will certainly want to visit again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!!

  21. c

    ccc333

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food. Will return.

  22. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Margarita could have been larger for price the waitress was very personable

  23. S

    Shawna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and wonderful service! I will definitely be coming again.

  24. T

    Tori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went in for my birthday! The food was great! Staff was very tentative and friendly. Restaurant was very clean.

  25. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Southern Kitchen RVA!! So glad we tried this while I was home. Fam told me I had to try this and I’m glad I did everything from the atmosphere, people and especially the food was very nice. Our server Tai ( hope I spelled it right) was super cool and on top of her game - thx again Tai! I hope to come back very soon! Peace and Love to Southern Kitchen RVA!

  26. SL

    SharonL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and service. The restaurant has a great ambiance and the staff are very timely and attentive. The southern eggrolls are a must have for an appetizer!

  27. F

    Fishy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second family visit. Food is fantastic- highly recommend a visit

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The server was attentive and friendly. We received our food very quickly.

  29. BT

    BrianT

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was beyond great. The appetizers especially the egg roll were very tasty and ordered multiple times. Oddly, the sides tasted better than the main dish. Will return.

  30. R

    Renee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was nice clean and food was delicious!! Definitely will be coming back very soon.

  31. N

    Nesha

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding clean and the precious people who work there are so kind and polite. Shane as usual is Sensational and the FOOD yes yes is more than exceptional. Nesha (Dr. Brown)

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met up with a friend for lunch and the food and service were great as always!!! I had the salmon Caesar salad and a southern roll. Both were great! My Tito’s strawberry cocktail was a tad bit too sweet for my liking but it was pretty good overall. I’ll definitely keep coming back to try more items on the menu!

  33. DR

    DexterR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best places I have dined at, great overall experience. Definitely going back

  34. SJ

    SheridanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat. Attentive staff,food was outstanding. I would recommend

  35. NJ

    NatashaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful! Brought my parents from Georgia and my husband there for the 1st time period from the pork chops to the crab cakes to the salmon to the dessert to the specialty drink everything was absolutely wonderful.

  36. S

    Sierra

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great taste, quick service. I wish happy hour wasn't only at the bar area.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was my Wife and I Anniversary! The Food was great and the seat spacing was nice! We enjoyed the Foos and the waitress made excellent suggestions!

  38. JD

    JeanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Jay, was wonderful. He was attentive and very personable. We were given a booth which gave us privacy and ability to talk with our group. The music was set at a good level, and didn't interfere with our conversation. The food came quickly and it was sheer comfort food. I usually save half my meal to take home--not this night. I finished it completely. I'll definitely be back.

  39. A

    Artie

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food arrived at a reasonable time and was hot, fresh and tasty.

  40. FT

    FaithT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had reservations for my uncle birthday we were treated excellent and they song Happy Birthday to him and the food was amazing

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 4.8 stars by 745 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.

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Booked 61 times today
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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