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
Fried Chicken Bites
Fried Green Tomatoes** ***
Love The experience at this restaurant! The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Food was awesome. Todd was great! very good experience. We'll be back
As always, we have had a wonderful dining experience. I do look forward when Fried Okra will return though. :)
It is the best fried chicken I have had in a really long time.
Amazing food, went for jazz and jambalaya night on the patio. Had a great time listening to music.
Great service! Great bourbon menu. Awesome location/ambiance
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.
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.
Super good! Went for Valentine’s Day / prefixed 3 course menu for $79pp. Everything was delish!
Food was AMAZING from beginning to end. Very large alchohol menu as well. Definitely going back even though we live 40 minutes away.
Beautiful atmosphere and great service
We truly enjoyed our server, the food and ambiance!
We are always thrilled with our dinner experiences at Southern Rail! It is one of our very favorite patios to enjoy a cocktail.
Well prepared food
it was a good restaurant, food was good, so was wine
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
Fried chicken, meatloaf, shrimp n grits and brioche rolls. What a treat! Must dine in patio, great ambiance.
Amazing food and amazing service! Will be back and def recommend!
The food was delicious and our server Jason was awesome! We will definitely be back!
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!
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.
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
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!
Birthday! What nice treatment
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!
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!
We had a great time celebrating my retirement. Thank you so much to everyone on staff for our tables!
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.
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.