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Southern Stone, Bloomington, IN

Southern Stone

4.6
4.6
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Southern Stone we pride ourselves on providing excellent Southern inspired fare, exceptional wine, beer, and cocktail offerings as well as top-notch service to make it all happen. We're a great fit for date nights, happy hour brews & snacks, large gatherings & celebrations in our semi-private dining area, a night out for the family on our spacious patio, or a perfectly executed classic cocktail at our bar. We hope to see y'all around the table soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 822-3623

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adrian Smith

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Cross street

    West Patterson and South Rogers

  • Parking details

    Park in our lot or park on the street after 4pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. SN

    StephanieN

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! I love these types of menus prepared for a certain theme. The only problem I wish they could do a theme menu thru the week. I know a few people who would come.
  2. BB

    BoBindy

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Finally made it to Southern Stone after reading rave reviews of it on "Bloomington Foodies" page on Fb. I had the Sweet Tea Fried Chicken and hubby had the Pimento Cheese Mac n Cheese with a Crab Cake thrown on top for good measure. Cheese grits and fried okra accompanied my chicken and we both had iced tea to drink. Fried chicken was interesting. Hubby loved it, I probably will not order it again. Grits were awesome and okra was good but didn't taste much different than any other deep-fried vegetable. The mac n cheese was VERY good, and the crab cake had wonderful consistency however I felt it had a "fishy" flavor more than a crab flavor. Hubby loved it also. We will return as the menu is very extensive and the open/airy venue is very inviting and very chill. I can see exactly why this place is a favorite for college/business/casual diners.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! We love it! Anna did a great job!
  4. JS

    JamesS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall very good experience. Bartender/Server was fantastic. Drinks were spot on and he was prompt when we needed anything. Food was good, but it just didn't wow as a first customer!
  5. VP

    VickiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and service. Would definitely go back.
  6. JM

    JeffM

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and so was the service!!
  7. S

    Scott

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great - Nick & everyone provided a nice meal.
  8. AS

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sunday brunch is always amazing, good drink specials and food too. Can be loud sitting outside but still enjoyable.
  9. MA

    MAC310

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Key Lime needs to come off the menu; it was cake. Don’t order it if you expect pie
  10. LS

    LoraS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Disappointed with the fried chicken. Too much batter and overcooked
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Father’s Day there this weekend. Great service and very accommodating. We had a reservation for 2 and they closed at 2:30. I had no idea they closed early on Sundays. We took our own sweet time before we realized we were one of the few people left in the place. They never said a word about us being there after closing. We didn’t leave until nearly 3:30. We apologized and they were wonderful about reassuring us that it was fine even though we might have been holding them up. Food was excellent!! Sundays they just have the brunch menu but they were great about letting me order something off the lunch/dinner menu I had looked at on-line. Highly recommend.
  12. NM

    NedM

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent choice of menu items with unusual GF options like the breading for my sweet tea brined fried chicken. This was a great meal. The outdoor ambience was quiet and shady, without too much traffic noise.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Food! Great Service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for new student orientation and loved it.
  15. ME

    MelissaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and food are always good here! And the staff is so friendly!
  16. d

    delilahk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Never been here before, until last night. But i definitely will go back again!! so good !!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner
  18. T

    007700000Thomas000007700

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been hearing good things about this place. Soo I decided to reserve a table for this past Saturday. You know, just family brunch. Ya know, nothing too crazy. We had a great time! Just sitting there enjoying the paintings and talking about what we would like. I mean, I wanted the catfish bites but it was 11:30 am. So ya know, just sitting there having a whole conversation with myself like “well… they sound really good. But.. its not too early for Catfish right?” Anyway, I didn’t get the catfish bites lol I will next time. We took pics together and of our food. Plus she really loved the big smiley face on her French toast! Haha We are definitely looking forward to going there for dinner sometime soon :)
  19. WL

    WLD2013

    Indiana

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    So much potential here. First time customer. Great ambiance. I was extremely impressed with the menu and the food presentation. I had the Buffalo style Chicken sandwich. The sauce was very different from “normal” Buffalo sauce and I very much liked it. The chicken had been over marinated and was tough and chewy - had to fight it to eat it. My family got other brunch items and left very little on their empty plates. Not a fan of the 2.5% Kitchen Help gratuity as I am sure most people, like me, reduce this fee from a good server 20% tip. The kitchen help should be fairly paid and in the price of the product I am buying. Not as a mark-up after the meal. Another way is to have top sharing with the server so at least the servers know what they are getting demonstratedbly less in their tips. Afterall, the servers base hourly wage is considerably less and the tip gets them back to “livable”. The kitchen staff should already have a “livable” wage included in the cost-price of the food. Did not mean to be a lesson in economics, but a surprise “fee” in the end stuck on my mind.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely service, great food!
  21. NP

    NeilP

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    We sat out on the back patio and the intersection was very very loud and we kept getting smells of exhaust and sewage. While the food and drinks were good the seating along the street was terrible.
  22. N

    Nancyjoy7

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our first time for brunch. Food was great. Service was good. No specific drink menu for brunch but they made us everything we wanted. Saw some crazy Bloody Mary drinks with whole pieces of chicken! Highly recommend!
  23. RV

    RobertV

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great! Our food was great We love coming to this restaurant.
  24. DW

    DarinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Great food and clean
  25. KZ

    KZBee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had a fantastic experience having a birthday brunch here with my girlfriends. Mimosas are strong, the food is good, and the overall aesthetic is adorable. I wish there was a little bit more natural lighting, since the indoor seating was a bit dim but that is my only complaint
  26. SK

    SusanK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Southern Stone is quite the unique dining experience. The vibe is eclectic along with the decor. The bar area is huge with plenty of stools and tables. Outside dining wraps around the front and side of the building - plenty of seating like inside. Food is awesome and fun to try new and different dishes. Something for everyone!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food- as always!! So glad that we have found this gem!
  28. B

    Bobby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at good price! Excellent and knowledgeable server. I think Emma is her name
  29. HW

    HopWHCT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointing - seemed like they were phoning it in for the Mother’s Day crowd.
  30. K

    Kayglo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Graduation
  32. S

    Spence

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Worst dining we have experienced in Bloomington! Ordered drinks and our kids food right when we sat down. 15 minutes later the drinks showed up, 50 minutes later the kids food showed up cold. We order apps., salads and entrees. They brought it all with the kids food and all at once. Others that came in after us were complaining so they got them taken care of before us. Awful experience, no one checking on tables to see how they can help. Chef was at the bar drinking during this entire mess of a business.
  33. NB

    NicoleB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, food was delicious very unique palate and drinks were delightful
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a friends reunion here with a group of 5 on a Sunday at 12:30pm. Made reservations, but it wasn’t busy and could have been seated without them. Our group was all pleased with our food. Would have love to see a few additional coffee options beyond just basic drip coffee- like a latte. Portions were large and well priced. Love the high ceilings, natural lighting and plants.
  35. JW

    JimW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and wonderful meal.
  36. GB

    GoldenBoy

    Denver

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant with great ambience and good food. Service was okay, but seemed understaffed. Would definitely go again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    An hour before food came after ordering. Cold and overdone on some meals. Manager did give us a discount but will not be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and a big menu with lots to pick from!
  39. LV

    LauraV

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time, always good service. My favorite place to eat in Bloomington! Food is amazing!!!
  40. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! The food was was great, some unique dishes with traditional faves as well!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Southern Stone does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Southern Stone also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 822-3623.

Southern Stone is rated 4.6 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Southern Stone

405 W Patterson Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Patterson and South Rogers

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park in our lot or park on the street after 4pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adrian Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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