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Southern Rail

4.6
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1024 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We are available for take out!

The people that brought you Beckett’s Table invite you to experience the Southern Rail. Soulful, warm and centered around community, the Southern Rail offers flavors of the American South elevated by Chef Justin Beckett’s inspired signature style. Diners will enjoy a journey of nostalgic flavors accented by a robust wine program in a genuinely comfortable setting.

Our American beverage program is truly celebrated with a strong focus on Arizona wines, craft beers, and boutique spirits. We boast an extensive bourbon list and award winning wine program.

Southern Rail boasts a stylish dining room, expansive outdoor patios, and an indoor/outdoor bar. The space is upscale casual, warm and rustic; consisting of distressed concrete floors, reclaimed woods, whimsical textiles, antique chandeliers and re-purposed leather booths. Our two patios are complete with misters, ceiling fans, heaters, TV, a fireplace, a 12 seat drink-rail, all inclusive to 80ppl.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1024 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aspenhuskerette
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried chicken and ribs were exceptional, as were the mashed potatoes— and were not fans of mashed potatoes! Erin was our waitress and she was fantastic — helped us with ordering (and was spot on!) and was lovely to speak with.

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YvonneM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the live music and the service was great. This is our daughter's favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening! Everything was great, we had the fried chicken and it was great!

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PabloE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I want to light the Southern rail… But it seems as if every time I’m there they’re out of some food product. This last time it was okra. Their meatloaf was dry, as well. All-in-all, its just an average place... nothing stands out.

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vipLaura
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We sat out on the patio and the road noise from Camelback was so loud! And they were out of both the appetizers we were looking forward to trying. We wouldn’t go back - nothing special.

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Lois
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservations for 7pm for the patio for Jazz & Jambalaya. Had to wait as there were no tables available. Service was very good. My fried chicken was extremely greasy. Husband's gumbo was good. A little pricy for the food. Jazz band was just okay. First time at this restaurant and most likely would not return. The ambience on the patio was a bit funky as it is right on a busy street and just was not a very pleasurable setting for dinner.

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ToniciaB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best first time experience. Registered to come back this weekend with my out of town guest.

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vipLindsayH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was great! Would definitely got there when I’m in town again.

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JohnS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz on the Patio was amazing with AZ wine half off bottles on Sunday night!!!! Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We went to hear the jazz, so if one is outside and can be a bit noisy. Specially because it’s on a major boulevard and there’s a lot of speeding and very loud cars. The food has never been my favorite, I am not crazy about their menu. However they are really good about accommodating, adding or putting things into some thing make it better for you or customize it.

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vipLoveFOOD
Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz and jambalaya is not to be missed. Outstanding jazz in real life!! Not virtual. And the best jambalaya outside New Orleans.

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vipFoodFive
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It seems funny to pay 30.00 for dinner but have the lighting as if at Denny’s. It changes the entire experience. Way too bright. I love Beckett’s Table so I thought I’d try but the atmosphere was meh and the food was cold.

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vipRobertC
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I offered a detail review on yelp but overall slow service, limited and over-priced menu.

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ChristelS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. My third time being there. I was bummed about the menu changes, but my selection that I chose was very good.

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PHXFoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very good and attentive. Also, the fried chicken was the best I have ever had.

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Amazing
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bring back the “beignets” on the menu! Food, service and ambience are great. Serving staff were excellent too. The variety on the menu makes you come back and try next time.

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vipDiane
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a nice happy birthday card on our table and brought a cake and candle to the side. It was a great night out with wonderful food !

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vipChas
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Their chicken is still without comparison. Good to return for, my burger was rare and not up to their normal.

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KyleC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Staff friendly as ever. Great experience as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Slow service and average food.

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vipLisaA
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Southern Rail did not disappoint! We thoroughly enjoyed the creative, delicious meal, and we appreciated the staff’s attentiveness in general, but they were also very respectful of all COVID restrictions. We will be back!

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Easy parking which matters. Great food, southern theme, perfectly seasoned.

Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

Looking forward to next time.

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BenitaS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fried chicken and the meatloaf. The chicken was moist and tasty and the meatloaf was excellent

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BriB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all our food. We especially loved the dirty rice ball appetizers. The fried chicken and shrimp and grits were also tasty!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service by Todd. Vegetable enchiladas fantastic, fried chicken to die for.

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joeb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

casual dining with good quality southern food, and good service. the signature fried chicken is the best. will definitely go back

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Jeffoodie
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great take on cajun food updated with southwest touches. Super, open dining room, spacious patio, bar. Friendly, efficient staff, and ample parking.

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NicholasA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great place to go and nice looking on the inside but he menu sucks! Literally only 7-8 main dishes to choose from. The shrimp and grits were good but the gumbo yaya was the worst gumbo ever... Literally just chicken, beef broth and rice. Didn’t taste like anything from NewOrleans at all. Don’t see myself coming back to Southern rail unless they upgrade their menu.

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KamerynA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jason was down right amazing! He was also our bartender and he made our drinks strong but that’s the way we like it! We did have a screaming baby but what restaurant doesn’t? My boyfriend and I celebrated his 28th birthday and our meal was the perfect ending to the night. Would recommend a thousand times over ✨

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BigJim73
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt comfortable in dining room. Socially distanced tables, all the servers wearing masks. Fried Chicken absolutely ROCKS ! Good craft cocktails. Great service.

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Sweetie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and the service. It is pricey. I would recommend it for a special occasion if you are having a full dinner. Sundays and Mondays are half price bottles of Arizona wine. That was a big plus

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vipDarrenLed
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A bit more ambitious than what is delivered; most of the progressive and forward thinking "southern ambition" cooking leaves you wanting something a bit more vibrant in terms of palette.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They did a good job with social distancing. Nice ambiance. Service was slow. Food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Lived in the south for a year and was craving it . Shrimp and grits were on point. Meatloaf was good but not great. Gumbo was ok. Bread pudding was good but not traditional. Sweet tea wasn’t the same as down south. All in all a good restaurant. Just not as good as I was hoping.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service! One of my favs!

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EdieS
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good place to go for a celebration...even during a pandemic. We were able to have a table at a safe distance from other customers. The staff were all respected safety recommendations. And the food is always delicious.

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MarkR
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for quiet lunch/dinner. Service attentive but not overbearing and excellent quality ingredients with expert preparation.

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RockyR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Southern Rail is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always amazing.... we never leave disappointed. The service is great, and we enjoy coming here at least once a month with and without company!

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vipDiane
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous Sunday Brunch and birthday get together.
The food and service was excellent - mimosas and lobster tempura was a great start! Surprise Happy Birthday treat and wishes.

Thank you

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WhitneyS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my children for a celebratory dinner and had a wonderful time. During the COVID pandemic it is difficult to find ways to celebrate successes and Southern Rail did a magnificent job of making us feel safe enough to eat a meal out of the house. The food was fantastic and dessert will be talked about for quite a while, the bread pudding is a must.

FAQs

Southern Rail does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Southern Rail also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 200-0085.

Southern Rail is rated 4.6 stars by 1024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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