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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us for Valentines, Sunday 14th featuring an an exclusive $79 p/p, 3-course Prix Fixe menu. 1st COURSE - Roasted beet & crows dairy feta GF/V) or garden veggie noble toast (V) 2nd COURSE - prime flat iron steak (GF) or shrimp n creamy grits (GF) 3rd COURSE - chocolate coffee bread pudding (V)
Fried chicken was fantastic - best in Phoenix. The other meals our family of 6 had were good, too. Great bourbon list and that alone is a reason to return.
We had all three desserts, but they were average. Service was friendly, but a bit slow. Never refilled my tea. Maybe they are light-staffed to increase margin during Covid? I’m ok with that.
Overall, the chicken and bourbon list were so good they overcome anything lacking in service that would deter me from returning.
Honestly, I remember nothing special about the food. The service, drinks and ambience saved the night though!
5 Stars service and our fried chicken was just perfect!!!
Family birthday celebration
The service is always great. The food is excellent!
Food here is consistently good, not outstanding, but good. The patio is very nice but the noise from the traffic on Camelback Road is very distracting at times. Service was good up until the time that the restaurant got busy and suffered after that.
Amazing!! Everything about Southern Rail was absolutely amazing. My family and I went for their New Years Eve fixed menu. They gave great options for each course and the drinks were SO GOOD! Our waitress was amazing as well. We can’t wait to try out their regular menu!
Absolutely fabulous price fixed New Years Eve dinner. Beautifully composed, executed, looking and tasting. Thank you!
Unfortunately, this usually good restaurant missed the mark on their New Year’s Eve menu. Both quality and quantity were disappointing. Even the wine pairings were mostly flat. Very disappointing. But the patio was cozy and our server pleasant-Albeit spread a little thin.
We ate on the patio which is noisy due to traffic. The fire was lovely and the food outstanding for the price. Lovely experience.
Southern Rail has the best fried chicken ever! We sat outside next to their open fireplace on a chilly night and it felt wonderful, seasonal and warm. The service is outstanding and we will be regular customers.
Amazing chef driven menu...shrimp and grits are the best in the southwest! Wonderful staff and creative drink menu. Plus lots of great bourbon! It’s one of my go too places in the Valley! Chef Beckett and team are #1!
As always, the food was excellent. Service was courteous, on time and very helpful on selection. I’ve enjoyed Southern Rail for many years.
Awesome as usual
Another fine dinner an Erin is the best. We enjoy eating here but the service from Erin keeps us coming back.
The service was excellent and the food was just as good, the price was just right
What a great find. Southern food and charm. High quality! Creative cocktails. Cool spot too near a book store.
Strong recommendation for deviled eggs, fried chicken, and ribs.
The food and service at Southern Rail is always top notch, and was again, but the care and attention they paid to making sure their staff and guests were safe was greatly appreciated. Being able to make a reservation to sit outside, and finding the patio well spaced and at a lower capacity made the meal possible.
Great food, amazing service and cool location
Great food and loved the outdoor patio!
Great overall experience and ambiance. Sunday jazz was a nice treat
There was nothing that really stood out about the meal or service to say. We are just going to say we wouldn't return.
Birthday dinner and live jazz. Fantastic evening. Food, server and music was awesome. Will definitely go back
Phenomenal food and service, outside patio was perfect.
The food was absolutely delicious a d amazing. I cannot say enough good things. I highly recommend the fried chicken of course, but I had the shrimp and grits which where spectacular.
Our party had shrimp and grits, salmon, and fried chicken. We also had sausage and dirty rice appetizer. All was very good. However, we also all agreed that it wasn’t “good enough” to return.
Always an great experience that starts with a trip to Changing Hands bookstore and ends with drinks and a nosh at Southern Rail. The whole thing just works! Did I mention this location is right across the street from the light rail stop at 3rd and Camelback? I do this every time I visit PHX. Support these wonderful locally owned businesses, you won’t regret it.
Food was crazy good! So delicious! I want to try everything. But too bad its located on a real busy road with drag racing and boomy car audio systems. They can really scream there. I would go back for the great food in spite of the traffic, but next time we’ll get an inside table.
Southern Rail equals comfort food done sooooo well! The meatloaf is phenomenal right alongside the fried chicken. Let’s not forget the salmon either. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Their patio is awesome whether it’s during COVID or not! We’ve enjoyed this dining establishment for years and will continue to do so.
I have been going to Southern Rail since they opened, one of my top five favorite restaurants not only in Arizona in the nation . My go-to dishes are the fried green tomatoes, of course the fried chicken and the world class meatloaf .The sides best mashed potatoes and dirty rice I've ever had! As a fan of Southern bread pudding this is the best I've had. The atmosphere the cocktails the service it makes for a wonderful evening!
Incredible food and service
We were a party of three, my wife and son loved there meal. I ordered the ribs, they were dry and burned would not order them again. The service was superior. Would go back again but try something different.
We enjoyed our Sunday dinner with friends for two of our birthdays. We all had the fried chicken with two appetizers and it was very delicious. As a former Southerner, the pimento cheese was amazing!
Shrimp and grits were possibly the worst I’ve ever had. The shrimp had no flavor and the grits were soupy and watery. I don’t believe they actually used corn grits. Despite menu saying they had fried okra, it turns out that it’s only on Sundays. Also, asked for paprika on the deviled eggs and they forgot. Finally only 3 of the 4 eggs had any hot sauce on them. Very poor food quality.
Live music, tasty food
We ended up sitting inside because the noise level was a bit high outside, and although the music was loud inside, the waiter turned it down for us😄. The food was very good, but I thought the prices were high.
Always good! We come back regularly for Shrimp & Grits and the Camelback Salad. The vegetable enchilada is amazing - even meat-lovers love it! Great cocktail menu and now is the perfect time to sit outside!
Our server Todd was great. He did an excellent job making sure our experience was satisfying. The food was excellent as well.
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.
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 1064 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.