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Southern Kitchen, Richmond, VA

Southern Kitchen

4.8
4.8
940 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 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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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Experiences

  • Breakfast with Santa

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 18, 2022 only
    Join us this holiday season for breakfast with Santa! Southern Kitchen will host its 1st annual Breakfast with Santa on December 11th and 18th. Come one, come all, enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, and much more! Santa has a surprise for all the good little girls and boys! Register via our reservation system powered by OpenTable. For questions, call 804-467-4257 or email us at southernkitchenrvainfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to celebrate with all the families. Date: December 11th and December 18th Time: 2 session (9am-11am) & (11:15am-1:15pm) Food: Buffet Style Breakfast served with homemade waffles, bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit, pastry, hot chocolate, biscuits, and so much more.
  • Breakfast with Santa

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 11, 2022 only
    Join us this holiday season for breakfast with Santa! Southern Kitchen will host its 1st annual Breakfast with Santa on December 11th and 18th. Come one, come all, enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, and much more! Santa has a surprise for all the good little girls and boys! Register via our reservation system powered by OpenTable. For questions, call 804-467-4257 or email us at southernkitchenrvainfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to celebrate with all the families. Date: December 11th and December 18th Time: 2 session (9am-11am) & (11:15am-1:15pm) Food: Buffet Style Breakfast served with homemade waffles, bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit, pastry, hot chocolate, biscuits, and so much more.

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What 940 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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Loved For

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Great for Brunch

  • Richmond

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Hot Spot

  • Richmond

    Great for Lunch

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  1. S

    Sham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved it! I went here to celebrate my 33rd birthday and it was everything I saw on TikTok. And I even received a slice of cake for my birthday! I would give it 20 stars if I could!
  2. JB

    JudithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good southern cooking is the best!!! ♥️Very Tasty
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, music and food!!!!!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration of life! Pre-Thanksgiving meal and get together for our family! Love Southern Kitchen. ❤️🧡💛💚
  5. SL

    SheritaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great I really appreciate the nice service food was great as always we celebrated a birthday in they surprised us singing to my daughter I loved loved loved it I will definitely be returning again if you thinking about going just go you won’t be disappointed
  6. JW

    JantinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter Corey was a very mannerable young man. He was very knowledgeable about the menu. And his level of professionalism was spectacular. The owner Shane is always so personable. She always comes over to the table and greet us with a beautiful smile. I love dinning at the wonderful establishment.
  7. EO

    EdithO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was so delicious!.. remind me of my grandmother's cooking. Everything that we ordered was delicious, from the meat loaf, salmon cakes, the catfish bites and the seafood platter. Oh and the strawberry lemonade was out of this world. We definitely will be back. The music was upbeat and relaxing and the atmosphere was just right.
  8. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is consistent. The food is always delicious and freshly made, the staff always provide phenomenal customer service and the ambience is a vibe!
  9. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience! Everything that graced my palate was delicious. My mouth waters when I think of the catfish nuggets, fried oysters, and meatloaf! I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  10. L

    Ladiebug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for Friendsgiving. Food is delicious! The southern roll and cornbread is a meal by itself!!! Nice restaurant and the owner is so sweet! She came to our table and even put our gifts up to have more room to eat!! Will be back.
  11. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING EVERYTHING!!!! What a jewel!!!!Good food, super service, amazing vibes!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff, Amber, was awesome!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sunday evening was good. Food was great! Ambiance was great. Service was good. Will be returning soon.
  14. PV

    PageV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! He was very attentive and helpful with a good knowledge of the menu and extremely friendly. The ambiance was lovely including the bathroom which is spacious beautifully decorated and smells great. The food was exemplary, I had the fried chicken with cheesy grits and fried cabbage. The fried okra appetizer was a must. They also bring out a cornbread muffin as soon as you are seated as a complimentary appetizer.
  15. RB

    RodneyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A little over priced but the food tasted good and the environment was good.
  16. RE

    RolandE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jameka was our server and she was excellent. She took care of all our needs and made some excellent recommendations for our meals. If you find yourself in the area stop in and ask for Jameka as your server.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. I highly recommend.
  18. SW

    SherrieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was impressed when I 1st entered the building. Customer service was great My waiter was excellent Food was AMAZING ‼️‼️ The bathroom smelt delightful and clean...
  19. N

    Nita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy myself at southern kitchen for my mother’s birthday. Food was on point and service was awesome.
  20. TS

    TeSharaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good and service is always so good and the staff is always welcoming. I love it there.
  21. CB

    CeanteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing drinks to ! The customer service is bomb would recommend you make reservations it can be busy
  22. RA

    RubyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends meet for dinner once a month at different restaurants and they want to go back to Southern Kitchen next month. Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the main course. We had chicken livers, salmon, catfish and Big Mama fried chicken dipped in honey. The sides were so tempting we could decide which ones to get but we did and everything was delicious. It's a win-win no matter what you get. Our waitress was the best. Enjoy!!!
  23. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entrees and appetizers were piping hot and delicious. Portions were more than adequate. Service was great and even the restrooms were beautifully decorated. I didn’t like the added 18% gratuity because there were only 2 of us, but I would have tipped anyway.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daddy and daughter date!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was outstanding!! From the accommodations made for our reservation, to the service and the food was superb! We traveled 2 hours to get there and it was well worth it!
  26. M

    Martha

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious…..service was a bit slow but we didn’t feel rush. This was our second time at the Southern kitchen and it was just as good as the first time. We’ll be back !
  27. DH

    DawnH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Southern Kitchen is one of my absolute favorite spots in Richmond. Service is always exceptional, as is the food. The ambient music seemed to get louder by the time we finished our meal, which made hearing difficult for one of our party (she's hearing impaired), but otherwise, it was a great dining experience. I will definitely return!
  28. D

    Dani

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Awesome atmosphere ❤️ Definitely will be back soon
  29. DP

    DianneP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the very best restaurants in Richmond!
  30. TP

    TonyaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and friendly staff! We highly recommend this restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and the food was stellar!
  32. N

    Nyasia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time coming here, loved it! I had the turkey legs, Mac & cheese, and green beans.
  33. B

    Bunnie

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and great food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a nice ambience. Food was good. Will return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite go to for great food and great service! Never disappointed’
  36. R

    Reece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the service was outstanding
  37. b

    bobe0212

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were looking for some traditional Southern food in Richmond and the Southern Kitchen was an outstanding choice. Portions were ample and everything was delicious.
  38. d

    delove

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The server was attentive and Present. Beautiful ambiance
  39. JB

    JoneaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the Best Southern Soul Food place around. I travel from Maryland to come love on my Family and Friends while eating good food. 10/10 Highly recommend!!!
  40. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I liked that the owner walked to each table to make sure everything was ok. The music was not too loud unlike most places where you have to yell to hold a conversation. The mac & cheese was a little salty but still good. Our waitress didn't get my friend's order correct when it came to the table but she quickly handled it once we brought it to her attention. I will definitely come back to try some of the other dishes on the menu.

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 940 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 47 times today
Experiences are available.

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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