Southern Rail

4.7
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942 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 accommodate another 80 g
What 942 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Tucson and attended a meeting in Phoenix. Dis a search on Open Table for a dinner spont. A real pleasant surprise. Moderate pricing and very tasty food. We sat in the smaller room towards the back. Relatively quiet and pleasant. Highly recommend for Southern Comfort dining.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun spot. Really enjoyed the bourbon flight. Great ambiance. Apps were good. The main courses were ok. Not sure how likely it will be we go back, but still had a good time overall!

p
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines menu !!

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FT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have always had great service at the Southern Rail. It is one of our go to restaurants. While I liked the menu they served for Valentine's Day, I would have preferred the full menu. But I understand.

We will be coming back... on a regular basis. Hard to pass up the great food and the selection of bourbon.

LM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

To start this was not my first visit to Southern Rail and all prior times I absolutely loved the experience and the food. But for a prefix Valentine’s Day date dinner, it was sub par at best and honestly made me feel sick to my stomach with how much money I spent on the experience. The lemonade ordered for a drink was extremely sour - like a lemon sour warhead. The shrimp cocktail I ordered for an additional $10 included only three shrimp that were room temperature, not cold at all for being raw shrimp. The main course we both ordered was the oven roasted chicken and both of us had multiple spots in the chicken where it was raw and not cooked through. We looked past it and proceeded to dessert which was a dried out almond butter pastry, much like a $3 pastry from Lux Coffee on Central except not as good. For a dinner totaling $175, and with past experiences being wonderful, the prefix meal fell short and if this happened to be my first time going I would not return. Disappointing for the large sum of money for what should have been a WOW experience.

OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet to be disappointed here. Excellent Valentine's prix-fixe menu.

LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got to the restaurant one time to see our reservation under MY name had been claimed. Very angry about this and the restaurant did nothing to make it right. Terrible.

JK
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

An attempt at Southern cuisine. Grits had no grit. They took fried chicken off the Valentine’s Day menu even though it is the house specialty. The menu was over priced but they wanted to stick to a fixed selection. The dessert was a dried out muffin which is not southern or even edible.

TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The $55 prix fixe menu (3 items) was ok for valentine's day... just ok. A couple amazing items (shrimp grits, cauliflower soup, noble toast) most ok (duck risoto, gumbo), and a crappy desert (dry muffin... no other options). No chocolate desert on valentines? The service was average. Server was young and inexperienced. Great ambiance, but not much else. Overpriced for what it was... more like $25 person.

L
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dinner ever! Wow! Can they do pulled pork?!? YES!

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great stop over for lunch

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was fine

DH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The fried chicken was awesone. Great menu selections. Great atmosphere.

S
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll return to Southern Rail again and again! We love the menu items - farm to table! Healthy options and all delicious options!

DM
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby provided amazing service.

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite regular place to eat

PM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect setting for a relaxing, enjoyable conversation with a fabulous meal. I took a small group of friends after a long day at work. The atmosphere was quiet enough to have a conversation and the food was wonderful.

P
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good southern style food. Fun place with lovely outdoor patio.

CS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good.
So loud that we found ourselves yelling at each other

H
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had 16.99 shrimp and grits at Emerils in LO airport gate that blew this away. No ham. No bacon as told. . 4 medium shrimp served in red sauce over grits. 24.00? No thanks.
You can do better.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved it! The service from the moment we walked in was exceptional.

OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was overpriced for the quality. Everything was bland, it lacked substance.

EW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Met friends for dinner and the service was patient as we caught up... deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes were great start and we had some of the fried chicken... as well as delicious entrees. Finished with beignets. Great evening with great food!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place for a meal. Only complaint was the noise but we were in the patio. Inside is quiet. Highly recommend.

D
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice dining experience with outstanding service. Food was very good! Atmosphere was good!

TO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd was our server and he was fabulous. Great recommendation on the fried chicken!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brunch

JA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with family

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating out during Christmas Holidays can be a challenge. Glad f0r open table reservations. Friendly service and excellent food

CM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good atmosphere good service Will definitely go back.

1
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and we were thrilled with the entres the 4 of us ordered. Relaxed atmosphere even with the cloth napkins and glassware at each place setting. The food is exceptional. Probably should make reservations, Chef Beckett does it right.

OT
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Heather and Chef Chris have always created inventive dishes that represent the vision of this place. The service has always been good but not obtrusive. This is a great restaurant for the holidays as it can host private parties and accommodate requests. This has been one of our favorites since it opened! Dr. B

b
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for lunch, food and service were top-notch! Po-boys and gumbo were DELICIOUS!

BH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue to get together with friends and family. Staff accommodated with last minutes changes without hesitation. Great customer service by our server Phoebe and great food. Thanks Southern Raul for allowing us to have a great time!

BW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Shrimp and grits were great!
Muffy burger not great and really spicy hot!
French toasted bread pudding was awsome!

J
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Southern Rail. Service and food were terrific.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding!

LA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here and the food was very delicious. The fried chicken (with the hot sauce, natch) and pulled pork plates were outstanding, and combined with the live music made for a great evening!

B
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like low country food this is the place to go. The food is well prepared and delicious. Plus the portions are generous. Definitely go.

DW
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic. We started with the green tomatoes and they were fantastic. The pimento cheese is unbelievable. We then progressed to the fried chicken. Collar greens to die for. Classic French preparation of potatoes. Chicken is so moist and delectable. So buttery, so creamy, so velvety. You and everyone in your family need to go here. Happy holidays!

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