Southern Rail

4.6
800 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 accommodate another 80 guests.


Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Who's that guy who does all those 'honey-do's', Dad of course! Nothing like our award winning fried chicken or savory meatloaf to make him smile for the day. Also we will be featuring 1/2 OFF AZ wines for dinner service too!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 800 People Are Saying
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JD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service here. There were not many people dining at one on a Friday but everything was spot-on👍

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Wonderful service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing! I dined here several years ago and enjoyed it so decided to come for Mother's Day.
Mashed potatoes were cold next to chicken that was warm. Mac and Cheese was cold and tasted like soap.
Dinner was overall really disappointing.

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m
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Outside patio is great but inside and bar are nice too. Great options, delicious, winner! Can’t wait to go back.

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d
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place, friendly people, average service and food. The mac-n-cheese was real good. The meatloaf and salmon both uninspired. We love supporting the neighborhood so we'll give them another shot for sure.

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NI
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Although we went during a time that wasn’t busy, the service was very slow. The food was overpriced and not that good. Will not be recommending to friends.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Atmosphere, friendly servers, great food selections

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DM
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good, except they kept running out of dishes and wines that we wanted to order...

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FB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being from South Carolina this place felt like I was in downtown Charleston eating amazing familiar southern fare!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always consistent, cocktails are always yummy. Only negative is sometimes the noise Negative gets really loud and it’s hard to have a conversation.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have fined several times at southern rail and really enjoyed the food and the service.
We book a reservation for a table of 12 for our sons college graduation dinner. We wanted this to be a special dinner to celebrate his graduation. They had a nice table ready for us and then it just went downhill from there. Terrible service. We waited I don’t know how long to order. Our server girl had the personality of a rock. It took forever for our food to arrive. And no mention of “hey what are we celebrating here?” Or anything. And then here’s your check. Bye. Very very disappointed with our service and we won’t be coming back.

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A
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and great service. I recommend the fried chicken, but it is a huge portion. It can easily feed 2 people. The beignets are great for dessert.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff! We were well taken care of. Food was DELICIOUS! The ambiance is wonderful!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening me and my wife enjoyed celebrating our 6yr anniversary early here it was really great food and we really enjoyed the live jazz band looking forward to plenty more visits in the future.

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AL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience!!

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JD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and the patio is amazing!

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J
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious with great service and atmosphere.

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NM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good for a sunday easter brunch. Perfect to slam a bloody mary on the lord's day! The food was fantastic. Shrimp and grits were on point. The meatloaf was great. The chicken and even the wrap. We got deviled eggs as well and they were extra devilish for the easter bunny. Good stuff!

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d
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere at this restaurant. Our server Adam was helpful, friendly and attentive. He urged me to get the fried chicken when I was unsure what to get...it came piping hot, crunchy and delicious. Could have used a bit more seasoning but still a real winner.

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C
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance! Not as busy as I thought it’d be. Definitely will be back!

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SC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the fired chicken on Wednesdays. The collard greens are delicious.

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M
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a marvelous environment with great service. The only drawback is that it can be loud because of traffic and light rail which makes hearing a challenge sometimes.

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o
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It's wonderful to sample delicious food with a Southern flavor. We get tired of Southwestern cuisine in so many restaurants, so this is a welcomed change. The okra appetizer is great, and the shrimp po'boy outstanding. The final bill is also quite reasonable considering how great the food is.

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed 3 appetizers, the deviled eggs, the rice balls and fried green tomatoes which were all delicious. For dinner I had the Fried Chicken which was a solid choice, I really enjoyed the Collard Greens. An the finally was the Red Velvet cake which was excellent. Fun evening!

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D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner at Southern Rail the night before and lunch on Monday. I think that speaks well for Southern Rail

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was so looking forward to this restaurant because I had seen it featured on Check Please with rave reviews. I am from the south, and this is NOT southern food. It was small portions of very expensive imitations of what someone thinks southern food is. The waitress even rang our check up wrong. Also, no refills on our sodas were offered, or dessert options either. Maybe this place used to be good, but it has really gone downhill. Very expensive for such poor ambiance and small portions of so-so food. I will not return.

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F
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. A big variety of unique and interesting cocktails. Front patio is noisy. Service was not very attentive for a Sunday brunch.

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great muffuletta burger. Nice vibe. Sat at the bar with a very attentive server.

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F
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, service was good. The only issue came with my service dog. They attempted to give me a table outside because of health laws. When I informed them he was a service dog they stated they didn’t know the law, and again tried to seat me outside. After one more correction and information about the law, we were seated inside. That was the only hiccup to a great night

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SJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits is delicious don’t expect New Orleans game babe – this room is too strong there’s no rice shrimp or okra. They need to serve a red or green pepper jelly with the fried green tomatoes. The devilled eggs are perfect The side serving of collard greens will feed three people, and they are spot on. The bread pudding was not a southern bread pudding and the dessert menu was lacking a banana putting and a peach cobbler. If the restaurant would like to know how to serve in the truly southern way and capture A loyal following, please contact me.

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EF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It went for my husbands birthday and I changed my reservation times and amount multiple times. They were always do friendly and accommodating. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the bar and three tables next to it and enjoyed the basketball game on TV. The drinks, food and desserts were all amazing! Our waiter/bartender was absolutely perfect! Can’t wait to go back again! Thank you

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CN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Rail has been phenomenal both times I have been there. This time it was m for my birthday while my parents were in town for the first time since I’ve moved out here (2 years).

My father is permanently disabled and Southerb Rail was on the ball with providing a seating arrangement for him and 5 other people.

Service was quick, efficient, and very patient. My family likes to take their time deciding what to eat 😂.

Overall it was a great experience and the food was an outstanding take on some southern classics.

Highly highly recommend.

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JM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While enjoying our meal on the patio we could smell cigarette smoke. I took the liberty of asking 2 women, both smoking outside the bookstore to please move away. I said “I want you to enjoy your cigarette and I want to enjoy my meal, would you please smoke elsewhere?” They graciously moved along but we could still inhale their second hand smoke. We recommend this establishment post no smoking signs along its exterior deck/sidewalk area. Thank you for considering this suggestion.

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MP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaron is the best waiter ever!! Highly recommend this restaurant for a taste of great southern food!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall!

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C
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our visit to Southern Rail. The decor and lighting was perfect for a nice date night. Our server was great and was very knowledgeable about the food.
The food was incredible! My Salmon dish was the best I've ever had. Our appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes was unbelievable! I am still craving it. We will definitely be headed back to this spot!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

First time dining at Southern Rail. Food was great - fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, shaved vegetable salad, all prepared well.
Service was poor. Our party of four had reservations. When we arrived, there was no host or hostess to greet or to sit us, for at least 5 minutes. Finally were seated on the patio (which we requested). Our server seemed attentive - at first. But, he was absent for most of our meal. Our order took much longer to come out than we would have liked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

You can get better southern cuisine at Cracker Barrel. Green fried tomatoes were good.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and drinks in a comfortable atmosphere.

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OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter and kindness in working with my food allergies. Love this place

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