Southern Rail

4.7
1095 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1095 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jack
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The experience at this restaurant! The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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MARKS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Todd was great! very good experience. We'll be back

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TimW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, we have had a wonderful dining experience. I do look forward when Fried Okra will return though. :)

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RyanN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is the best fried chicken I have had in a really long time.

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JohnS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, went for jazz and jambalaya night on the patio. Had a great time listening to music.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Great bourbon menu. Awesome location/ambiance

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BrianB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner on Valentines Day. Got a reservation at a reasonable time which was nice for a change - not the 4:30 or 9:30 choices. Good distancing between tables was observed so felt comfortable. Food was very good as is usually the case with Beckett's restaurants. Service was attentive. They had a prix fixe menu for the evening which seemed a little overpriced when compared to their regular menu which has very similar items, but chalk that up to the day. Definitely would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day in the evening, on the patio, outside but roofed over. Excellent food, prices fixed, with a heater it was good though 65 degrees in the parking lot. Very noisy due to loud traffic on Camelback Road which adjacent to the South. All in all, very good and we will recommend it to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good! Went for Valentine’s Day / prefixed 3 course menu for $79pp. Everything was delish!

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AaronH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING from beginning to end. Very large alchohol menu as well. Definitely going back even though we live 40 minutes away.

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vipIamspyda
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our server, the food and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always thrilled with our dinner experiences at Southern Rail! It is one of our very favorite patios to enjoy a cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared food

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venkatp
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

it was a good restaurant, food was good, so was wine

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Peace
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Southern Rail! The food is always delicious! I wanted to return the next day but they were closed for Super Bowl. Thank you for making my birthday dinner fantastic! Plus our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and building. Those dirty rice balls....best thing ever. Fried chicken was amazing and the Gumbo Ya Ya I could eat that everyday

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marpow03
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
I LOVE the patio which is well-spaced but welcoming and the food was delicious as always!

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vipJocelynnW
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we had a really nice time. The outside seating was very nice and cozy and we had a corner table which was perfect! The food was fantastic and the server was very friendly and courteous- thank you!

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HopeG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the shrimp & grits was great! My husband enjoyed his gumbo. Our server, Albert was great, very attentive. Loved being on the patio near the fire pit. Great way to celebrate my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fried chicken, meatloaf, shrimp n grits and brioche rolls. What a treat! Must dine in patio, great ambiance.

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StephanieB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Will be back and def recommend!

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Jason was awesome! We will definitely be back!

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joctharding
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner on the patio! Hands down best fried chicken and burger around!! You have to start with the deviled eggs. Service is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had a great (and safe) dinner at the Southern Rail. We both had the smoked St. Louis style pork ribs. They were AMAZING.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to business. Took friends hoping for a good experience.

Food was very good. Service was attentive and it was quiet.

Surprised that there were not more people there. Had everything I wanted in a restaurant. People are missing out

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vipDiane
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern Rail is a great experience with a southern flair on excellent food. The fried chicken melts in your mouth! Honestly, I have never been disappointed! When COVID is over I can’t wait for outside entertainment to return enjoying the fireplace, fabulous cocktails and great food.

Get out and try Southern Rail - PS burgers and a beer - everybody will cheer!

Diane

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vipMarla
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! What nice treatment

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WilliamW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Place plays to a slightly older clientele. Food choices and quality were average but the whisky selection was extensive and our waiter was actually one of the best I’ve had in a long long time. He was knowledgeable of the whisky and cocktails and was attentive to all our needs (including a food allergy in our party) We never had to ask for anything and he had a very pleasent attitude!

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vipKingsfan2501
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in Phoenix. Their specialty is southern cooking, but with a healthful tasty flair. The dishes are all very delicious. Southern cooking gets a bad rap because a lot of it is poorly executed and the seasoning are overwhelming. That is not the case here. I recommend the roasted eggplant hummus. Currently due to Covid, the mains are abridged. So far I’ve enjoyed their fried chicken, shrimp grits, hanger steak, and meat loaf. All of them winners! Definitely come to this restaurant!

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my retirement. Thank you so much to everyone on staff for our tables!

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vipJonathanA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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Kazacker
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Honestly, I remember nothing special about the food. The service, drinks and ambience saved the night though!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Stars service and our fried chicken was just perfect!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday celebration

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JosiahV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great. The food is excellent!

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ThomasF
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

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Kaitlyn
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAndrewK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous price fixed New Years Eve dinner. Beautifully composed, executed, looking and tasting. Thank you!

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vipBecky
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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 4.7 stars by 1095 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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