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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fried Chicken Bites
Smoked St Louis Style Pork Ribs
summer corn salad, brioche rolls, apple butter, bourbon peach bbq sauce
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
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!
Very slow service!
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.
Wonderful, as always!
Always a favorite spot for dinner
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.
Excellent food and extraordinary service by our waiter.
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.
The Flat Iron steak with chimmichuri was outstanding
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!
Food was amazing but service was slow and not as attentive.
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.
The salmon was very good as were the dirty rice balls. Our waiter picked a nice Arizona wine that went well with the salmon.
Shrimp and Grits were delicious. Would return.
Delicious food and wonderful environment - one of my favorite restaurants!
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.
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.
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.
Incredible food and cocktails. Very loud but fun. Service was slow but I think they were understaffed so we tried to be supportive.
Those is one of our favorites. Flank steak with chimichurri is wonderful. Shrimp and Grits as well!
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.
Great food, excellent service. One of our favorite places to go.
Very delicious food
Great Arizona wine
Great overall! Pimento cheese is awesome. Will come back next time I’m in the neighborhood.
Great stuff, fried chicken was amazing. My wife had the gumbo and a salad. Loved it.
Customer service was very friendly, consistently on top of asking if we needed anything. The food was very good, the dirty rice balls however were definitely amazing!
We decided to try a new place. I liked the location, the decor and atmosphere were nice and trendy, the place was clean. Everyone was nice and efficient. The service was EXCELLENT. The music was interesting, but a little loud for it to be background music. The food was ok. I felt like some of their foods were a little bland (i.e. deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, burger). I would go back but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
The menu had a good amount of choices and everything we tried had it's own unique wonderful taste. Our waiter Todd was excellent knowledgeable and friendly.
We will definitely return to the Southern Rail.
The service was great. The fried chicken was OK. The music playing was so not appropriate for the atmosphere. Probably not going back.
Terri if food and drinks. Waiter was very helpful and attentive. A great evening!
What a special spot to celebrate a birthday. Everyone who works there acknowledged the birthday with grace and care. The food was outstanding and our shared birthday dessert was off the hook. The staff is taking care by wearing masks and the tables are distanced. It was truly a special evening.
Always one of my most favorite places in Phoenix! Delicious food and impeccable service!!!
Food great, service was a little slow, but am sure it had to do with being understaffed and the server was very good -but, the music was very loud which made it hard to talk and hear the server
The appetizers were good, but it took 45 min to get our entree’s with the restaurant being less than 50% full. When we finally got our food the mashed potatoes were cold and were soaked in butter and the corn was underdone. The fried chicken was good but a little greasy. Service was decent but slow.
I had the salmon...
Started with great cocktails with a southern twist. Food was delicious. We had Shrimp and Grits, Ribs and the Flatiron Steak and really enjoyed. The house salad had a delicious dressing. Service was very good.
Southern Rail has the best fried chicken, hands down! The other must get on the menu ate the deviled eggs. Our server, Erin, was a delight! Our appetizer and meals were served quickly and she was attentive throughout. We will be back!
Still adjusting to reopening so not as smooth as we have become used to. Food is still great, especially the fried chicken and the bread pudding. We look forward to the day they have live music again. Service was on point and responsive to individual needs. Eclectic bookstore next door was an added bonus
Great service, great food give Erin a thumbs up for us.
We love this restaurant. I would highly recommend for any meal. The menu is a little limited right now as the restaurant figures out scheduling, etc. following Covid, but the food is spectacular as always. Good quality and wonderful environment.
Good food great service. We had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks for a job well done .
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 1224 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.