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Southern Rail

4.6
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1008 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 1008 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amazing
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
33 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
84 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
17 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 ✨

BJ
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.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great other than our waiter not taking our order for a super long time, and rarely coming around to see if we needed anything. Food was five star, service...not so much.

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vipJenniferO
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service were amazing. This was our 1st time in and we will be back. We wanted to try the fried okra, but they are not servicing it due to supplier issues with covid. Loved the southern touches especially the martini glasses. Absolutely recommend Southern Rail!

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wayfarjim
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at this locally owned restaurant. Terrific food and service, as always. The only negative right now is that a few of our favorites are not on the limited menu. But, that is to be expected as restaurants navigate the current environment.

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vipPaul
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and service was excellent. Erin is a great waitress.

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vipPaul
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner our waitress was exceptional. We will be back again. Erin did an excellent job.

Paul & Paddy

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NitaB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server, Jason was excellent and made our experience there super. The menu was limited and not as nice as some other times we visited there. I expect that has to do with the current times. But the food was well prepared, and appealing to the eye. I particularly liked the Noble Toast, and my Husband and Son both loved the Ribs. Hope it gets back to its full menu again soon.

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Amazing
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspite of the current situation with the social distancing, service and food was excellent. However, quite disappointed for not serving beignets. The on-line menu did not state certain foods are not served. My family and I drove all the way looking forward to the beignets. Ryan was an excellent server.

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vipsharons
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

couple of items on limited menu were not available due to distributor issues, but staff was very helpful in recommending other items. Food was well prepared and tasty. Staff very good about disinfecting, tables well distanced.

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vipIgore
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well suited place for maintaining social distance and very well ventilated both inside and outside seating. Friendly staff and distinctive menu plus one of the best Arizona wine lists around.

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RobynB
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to go out to eat again. Southern Rail has a large outdoor dining space. Perfect! This is one of our favorite dining spots. Love that they have a good selection of Arizona wines.

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viplocalFoodie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent for these times we are in.

Patio is a good choice for safe eating

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vipRFPHX
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome.

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vipMary
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Very well set up for social distancing if one is concerned about that Felt completely comfortable, but it wasn't weird. This place never fails. Awesome as always.

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schillingkat4
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and have been going there for a few years. Good southern food and great service. After dinner we love going to changing hands book store whicnext door. door.

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LizM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried a new entrée, Scottish salmon. It was fabulous. I loved the salmon, and the accompaniments - orzo and creamed spinach, along with a tomato salad, were just the perfect foil. I did not have my usual cocktail - the Sazerac - but tried the local mule. It was terrific - not too sweet (many I have tried elsewhere are WAY too sweet) and perfect for a hot Arizona late afternoon - refreshing.

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MacarioM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiance here and she loved it. Was my third time, but her first. Food was great and the wine was excellent as well.

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 1008 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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