Southern Rail

4.6
1240 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve we are offering a special 3 course, Southern Rail prix fixe menu on 12/31 for $79++ (this will be the only food that is served that evening). See our website SouthernRailAZ.com for details and to reserve your table. Limited seating available. Happy New Years!

What 1240 people are saying
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JohnS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Southern Rails for dinner. Best cheeseburger I’ve ever had. We also tried the gumbo and jambalaya all to die for. Staff was amazing as per usual, we will be back!

MA
MichaelA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz on Sundays was Amazing!

The Jambalaya was Delicious!
The Grill Cheese Sandwich and Tomato soup was something we fought over.

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vipDK462
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The gumbo was fantastic, really enjoyed the squash cake appetizer. Excellent, we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, the food is out of this world!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all really enjoyed the food. I had fried chicken which is the best I’ve found in Phoenix.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I understand that service is an issue right now and we are very patient people, but, our waiter was particularly bad.

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furnituredude
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening of dinner and jazz!

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GordK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is unique. The drink prices are up there so be careful how many you imbibe in.

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viprobertz
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

First time to Southern Rail. Food was amazing. Service was below average.

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Eddie
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fried chicken it was excellent, crispy and juicy. My wife’s drink was perfectly made.

LM
vipLizM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheeseburger with collard greens - perfect!

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SusanO
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was all delicious. Service was a little off, in that the people bringing out the food seemed really confused about what table was getting which dishes, and we had to flag down our server a few times to order more drinks, but overall the experience was great. Worth it, overall, for a birthday dinner for a friend.

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vipPaul
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. We didn’t get our favorite server but the service was great. We do prefer Erin.

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a well-managed establishment. We went on a Thursday evening so I can't speak for busier days like weekends but overall, fantastic.

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SNUFFY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous as always, outstanding service, the food is incredible, the wait staff attentive to you every need, when we wished not to be disturbed and outstayed our welcome, all was good. And of course we will return. Thank you !!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very slow service!

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vipmkode
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outside on Friday night and it was still a bit warm for the patio. Misters outside would have definitely helped lower the ambient temperature. The vehicle noises from Cameback Road are quite noisy and loud. If there is someway to absorb the road noise it was be awesome. The food never disappoints and we tried a new appetizer, the summer zucchini feta cakes were out of this world. The waiter was totally right! We couldn't get enough of them. Dinner is always fabulous!! I think I've tried just about every entree. We love this place!

DH
vipDanH
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was for my wife's birthday. Southern Rail was the perfect place for us. The service was stellar, the food was over the top with interesting flavors and variety. We drove 40 miles to try this restaurant and will definitely come back with friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a favorite spot for dinner

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vipDeanS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This restaurant used to be a real gem. I don't know what has happened but it has gone down hill. One of their signature appetizers was the fried okra and now it's sold out. How could this happen. I was told they are looking for a supplier with no luck. We had the meatloaf (again a signature dish) and it was burned and dry. It had little, to no flavor. The waitress was doing her best with an impossible situation on her hands. I overheard 2 other couples express their dissatisfaction of the food as well. Stay away from this restaurant because you will not be pleased. As a side note, they have gone way up on their prices. I'm sure this is common with most restaurants today but if the food is great, who cares.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extraordinary service by our waiter.

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vipMDBrunch051015
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always happy with our dining experience here. Food is excellent, plenty of space. Burger is great and the gumbo is very good also. Have had the meatloaf on the past as well, highly recommend. Miss the donut deserts.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flat Iron steak with chimmichuri was outstanding

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vipDiane
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live the food and the location. People need to get back out and enjoy the Gem in Phoenix! The Gumbo was amazing, the fried chicken is to die for - everything is great.

Ps the cocktails are very reasonable and delicious!

Diane

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing but service was slow and not as attentive.

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Cassie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Our server was clearly new and in the weeds. Management did nothing to assist or acknowledge the situation. It took 50 minutes for everyone at the table to get their drinks. When I alerted the manager of this, he did not even apologize or acknowledge it. We don’t blame the new server, but the lack of service from management was very upsetting. The food was very good but I would not waste your dollars on the experience.

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vipClare31
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was very good as were the dirty rice balls. Our waiter picked a nice Arizona wine that went well with the salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shrimp and Grits were delicious. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful environment - one of my favorite restaurants!

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vipmkode
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Southern Rail in several years and we decided to go back there last night. We were not disappointed. The food and ambience are wonderful. It's very open but it's not terribly noisy. They have a lot of sound absorbing squares on the top. The food was spectacular and quite generous portions. I had the St Luis style pork ribs with a summer corn salad. Perfect pairing. My table guests had salmon and the meatloaf. Their plates were spotless, nothing left.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! I got the salmon and my dad got the meatloaf. We went specifically this past week end because I wanted to get the Beignets; they were a wonderful treat!
We would both go back to enjoy another meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I want to point out that the host was awesome . My husbands birthday was acknowledged with a thoughtful sign designated on the table as we sat. We wish our waiter would of been more attentive but the food was really good and we enjoyed the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Incredible food and cocktails. Very loud but fun. Service was slow but I think they were understaffed so we tried to be supportive.

JD
vipJDTB
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Those is one of our favorites. Flank steak with chimichurri is wonderful. Shrimp and Grits as well!

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shannaG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very overrated. The server we had was not great maybe because they was understaffed. It was a long way to get refill on drinks and everything else.

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Tamnhar
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. One of our favorite places to go.

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AlfredoR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Very delicious food
Great Arizona wine
Friendly staff

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LisaB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall! Pimento cheese is awesome. Will come back next time I’m in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great stuff, fried chicken was amazing. My wife had the gumbo and a salad. Loved it.

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 1240 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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