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My problem with Southern National is their food plating station located in the dining room within six feet of our table. The staff were drizzling and garnishing food with their faces inches away from it. They wore no masks or gloves. This was on Saturday, March 14, well after news of Covid-19 was widespread. I’m afraid a lot of folks in Alabama aren’t taking the situation seriously. But even without the current health threat, I’d still have a problem with the setup I witnessed.
Great menu and atmosphere. Excellent wine suggestions.
Limited menu but w/ excellent, high quality choices.
Delicious food! Service was slow but all the food was perfect.
The menu always has my favorites but there's also always something new and different to try. The craft cocktails are great and the atmosphere is upbeat and fun.
We went as a party of 5 with a toddler for brunch before Joe Cain parade. The entire wait staff was calm efficient and gracious. We would recommend without hesitation.⚜
Frim the moment we arrived we were transfixed to a setting reminiscent of our dining experiences in Europe. Casual charm, amazing service and food that exceeded every expectation. The soya chef was in charge that evening and it was delightful to watch his attention to every dish that came from the kitchen. 5 star dining at reasonable prices. Can’t wait to go back on our next trip to Mobile.
Good quality food with southern flair. Varied menu
Love the pimento cheese platter with the bacon jam. The brunch punch was refreshing.
We loved our evening at SN! Can't wait for next trip to Mobile so we can go back. House cocktail and mains were delicious.
Food and atmosphere is great! Perfect spot for a girls night, it’s beautiful!
We chose Southern National to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! Our table was ready and waiting on us. Our server was prompt and explained the menu with expertise. He answered our questions and made suggestions. Our food arrived hot and beautifully plated. The food was delicious and our special requests were honored. Our only negative was that the noise level was pretty high. We had to speak loudly to each other across the table. I highly recommend giving it a try, especially for a special occasion.
Made a reservation, arrived 10 min early and immediately seated. Within 15 min 2 other tables were seated and were approached by servers for drink orders. We weren’t even approached by a server. Not a glance in our direction. We left after 15 min and took our business elsewhere. Absolutely ridiculous. And you could barely hear yourself think. The music was atrociously loud.
Perfect food, great service, lovely atmosphere!
We were visiting our daughter and I had read reviews about the restaurant. It was amazing! Can’t wait to visit her again so we can return!
It was my birthday. Cake was delectable!!!
Excellent small plates!!! Large plates were mediocre at best and overpriced. Soup, chicken wings, and pimento cheese were fabulous! Wine list is excellent. Lamb ragu was good. Duck was chewy on unimpressive lentils. Fish was on a soupy base that did not come together well as a dish.
It is always a treat to dine at SoNat. I should treat myself more often. The staff is always welcoming and the food is consistently delicious. We experimented with some new cocktails and so glad we did. Southern National really stands above the rest.
Beautifully prepared and delicious food were the highlight, as well as great service and the friendly staff. We had the catch of the day and the scallops, both of which were outstanding. We will go back soon!
We had the best time, per usual! The food was amazing and service outstanding! I love that the menu isn’t overwhelming, craft cocktails are unique and a fun atmosphere! If you’re looking for a new place to try, don’t hesitate to book here!
Food and service are top notch. Went for wife’s bday, everything was excellent. App worked great too. Overall a great dinning experience. Pork chop was the best I ever had.
We enjoyed a delightful dinner at So. National! Food was unique and delicious. The owner came to our table and checked on us, even sharing recipe tips with us. A local gem in downtown Mobile!
Having eaten dinner at Southern National before, I was anxious to return for brunch before our afternoon Mobile Symphony concert. Soooo glad we did!
First of all, we were seated just to the side of the kitchen and the prep are where Chef Duane does his final touches. Such an experience!! What a well oiled machine he has running there.
I ordered the duck confit hash and my wife did also. We split an order of the sheet pan biscuit with multiple jams, butter. The food looked amazing and tasted even better,
SO many orders of the brunch burger and of course the chicken and waffles so I expect they are superb.
Shout out to Angela for taking good care of us as the place was very busy.
Will definitely come back to Southern National for dinner and brunch again. Hope to bring my son and his wife who are both chefs, when they visit next.
It's one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We sat next to the kitchen in the back and it was fun to watch the Chef finish off all the plates before they went out to the tables. Great time and great food!
Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly servers; It just seemed to take a long time to get our food.
I will certainly be back and I look forward to it.
My wife and I enjoyed the duck and chicken schnitzel. Good service and pleasant atmosphere. We recommend Southern National.
The food is always outstanding. Take your pick. Always great
No trip to Mobile should not include a stop at this restaurant. Easily one of the best dining experience to be had on the Gulf coast. Creative cuisine in a beautiful environment and excellent service. A must for all who claim to be fine diners😎
Had high hopes after many great reviews. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the greatest experience. Our server was incredibly pleasant, but the service was *very* slow (took an hour and a half for us to receive entrees on a Tuesday night), the cocktail I ordered from the menu wasn’t available, and my steak came out nearly room temp—not just not hot (had been cooked appropriately and tasted great other than the temp). Tots were clearly from a bag and greens were quite salty. Bummed because I‘m in town for a very short time and had been hoping for something great!
We always enjoy Southern National ~ a great atmosphere with fabulous food! We enjoyed brunch food with my husband ordering pecan waffle w/bacon and I ordered grits s/bacon and biscuit! Loved it all!
We had a table of 8. Service was very slow and inconsistent. Some food was cold. First time it was a disappointing meal.
Awesome food and great service. One of our favorite dinners in a while!!
Steven and Spencer were spectacular. Watching Ryan was an unexpected bonus. We had the best table in the house. Cocktails were wonderful. Food was outstanding.
The rosemary tater tots are wonderful!
Food was awesome and staff was amazing.
Had a wonderful experience. Great food and perfect service. Chef’s platings were so beautiful and delicious!
Great quality and experience.
One of the best restaurants on the gulf coast! Mobile now has a restaurant to be proud ! I cannot drive by without stopping by for a nibble😎
Best brunch in town! Delicious food that's both classic and creative, and perfect cocktails to go with it. Everything about Southern National is just perfect.
Southern National is rated 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.