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Southern Stone, Bloomington, IN

Southern Stone

4.1
4.1
340 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 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (812) 822-3623
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brendon Edwards
  • 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, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Good for groups

  • Bloomington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

340 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried calling 5 times to reschedule reservation from 230p to 3pm, but Southern Stones' phone kept saying not in working order... I did like the leather menu covers!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. Would definitely dine here again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our family has eaten here many times over the past 10 years, has gone downhill exponentially in the past 12-18 months. Mother’s Day brunch was a complete disaster and embarrassed to have that as a memory for my wife and kids. Made a reservation and was on time. Restaurant was maybe at 25% capacity and staff referenced being overwhelmed. Drink menu was blank, when brought up the waitress said that’s “par for the course”. Placed drink orders, 25 minutes later the drinks arrived and placed our meal order. Over 60 minutes later we had to go back to the kitchen and ask when we should expect our food. It was clearly sitting under a warmer and by the taste/texture it had been for some time. Tables around us sat un-bused for over 45 minutes. The manager of the restaurant had no insight into why everything had gone so poorly. Bloomington has a plethora or great restaurants, I recommend any other over Southern Stone.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were great! Working on a less than full staff but servers were friendly, food was good and restaurant was very nice

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  5. BrittanyS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Southern Stone is so pretty! Big open space and I love that there’s outdoor seating. Delicious food and mimosa flight. Definitely going back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was overpriced, the food was ok and because it was graduation weekend there was a 20% gratuity plus a 2.5% fee. It was almost completely empty. But it was really cute!

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  7. MistyC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very limited menu at 1:30p on Sat. Food just okay. Dessert was not offered . This was a girls day for my Mother’s birthday.

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  8. Kathy

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food were incredible! They did run out of several things… but it happens. Annmarie (sp?) was fantastic! We’ll be back!

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  9. KSSChoice

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great patio, seating and food! The server was very nice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service. Affordable and always my go to spot for brunch!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived for Sunday Brunch and food was delicious! Party of 7 and everyone loved their food. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Such fun music, loved the chatter, beautiful space, great food, wonderful service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Completely unprepared for mom’s weekend…we waited 2 hours to get food that was salads and soup…the French onion soup was gross….tasted like salad dressing don’t know why….service was terrible no apologies just kept saying “you are on the list” and everything came out like it was sitting there in the kitchen for an hour. Terrible experience. I feel terrible saying so but you should know…

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Only had one waitress. Claimed that’s why they were slow yet they not busy. A second waitress did show up. Waited over an hour for our entees. The waitress was hardly out on the floor . If the kitchen was running normal we would have seen the waitress more often. Food was just ok. This was one of my favorite places when when visiting Bloomington. Not any more . Terrible experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat for almost 90 minutes after ordering our food, we had 2 drinks, our waitress was not very prompt or polite. After 70 minutes I asked about our food and advised her if it would not be done in the next 10 minutes we were done and we were leaving, she comes back, lays our bill for our drinks on the table and says “yea, definitely will not be done in 10 minutes, thank you!” No answer to when, why? No remorse, etc. we paid our bill and left, while leaving we noticed a lady complaining at the bar that she had been there 2 hours and was still waiting, she was furious!!

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  16. ZacharyB

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter Austin was fantastic and recommended wonderful drink pairings and meals. The fried chicken was amazing. Collard greens were the best we've had in years. The smash burger was great as well.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall everything was good. They gave one of the meals from our party to another and he had to wait 15 minutes for them to remake it.

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  18. GaryK

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine's Day dinner: Oysters Rockefeller were dry and cool. Stuffed shrimp was delicious as was the lobster scampi. Wagyu steaks had too much sauce. Dessert flight was excellent.

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  19. PamelaR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite fish tacos are here. For the first time ever my cheese grits were not served hot.

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  20. messinger

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, and the food was delicious, only issue came at the end when the QR code for paying didn't work. Otherwise great meal and would recommend.

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  21. Whitedaisy3295

    Cancun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Resturant was arranged very nice and had a beautiful mural. We were pleased with how good the food tasted. However, the tables are small. When 4 meals came out, shortly after the appetizers, we had no room and was holding our plates on our lap. Also be aware they charge a kitchen tax (an automatic tip for the kitchen staff)

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were great for the most part. Everything came out on time, and the wait staff was quite friendly. We were a couple of bites into our meal and the heavier set manager (Jack or Jake?) walked by our table and audibly passed gas. The rest of our time dining the smell of it lingered, and ruined the whole experience. Great place though! Will be going back. The chicken fried steak is to die for.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. anon

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There were only 2 servers to serve Sunday brunch crowd, so there was too much waiting, though the 2 servers did as well as they could under the circumstances. The chicken on the chicken and biscuit was dry and overcooked. And only plain coffee is available, and no other specialty coffee drinks, at a brunch spot. This could be forgiven if, for one’s coffee, you offered more than just non dairy creamer and raw sugar. There should at least be half and half plus regular sugar available, even if only by request.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of three thought the ambiance and selection were great for brunch on Sunday. As a whole, the food was excellent. The one thing not appreciated was the heavy cumin flavor in the sausage gravy. The biscuits were fantastic. The cumin gave the gravy a more Mexican than Southern food flavor.

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  25. Mike

    Grand Rapids

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went the night before IU graduation. The place was dead, which is a good thing because they were short staffed. The service was good, but a little slow. The food was pretty good and the menu had a nice variety. I felt it was a little pricey, but we had a nice time celebrating an IU graduation!

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  26. Jimhenry

    Indiana

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Shrimp and grits were excellent. Great service Music was too loud

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific. Food service. Highly recommended!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience was ok, but nothing special. The Sunday menu was very limited. Service was slow, even though there were only 4 tables seated in the entire restaurant. Food was fine, but not great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and decor. Really really appreciated how quiet it was even when the restaurant was packed.

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  30. RAHRAH

    Indiana

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We ate on outside patio. Enjoyed the fall weather. Food selection was great . Tasty lunch. Good wine selection. Server was informative. Nice neighborhood hang out.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Lovely waiters and great service, gorgeous inside and outside

    1 person found this helpful

  32. highlandsteve

    New York City

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some hits. Some misses. Came for brunch. We were welcomed warmly and service was congenial. Food was uneven. A French toast sandwich special hit the mark. But a fried chicken and biscuit sandwich was more like a slider in size but not price. Grits were tasty but the scrambled eggs and ham that were party of a breakfast platter were either lukewarm or cold. I asked for them to be refired but kitchen misfired. It was clear the eggs had not been made from scratch because once again they were not hot. And the ham—which had already been cooked—barely kissed a burner again. This lack of attention to detail was disappointing at best, especially for an otherwise-attractive place to spend time in a quiet part of Bloomington.

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  33. TeresaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was yummy. I rarely like grits but they had created something tasty. The ambiance is unique and well designed.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent server, delicious food and ample parking.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. jthh

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed in the food, there were five of us. The food was dry, tasteless, not as advertised and seemed reheated. The steak was terrible and very high priced. It took a really long time to get our drinks or food. We will not be returning

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  36. MoiraM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We would have loved to have had brunch at Southern Stone, where we have gone many times before, but when we arrived at 1:20 for our 1:30 reservation, the manager told us the kitchen was closing and they were not seating any more people. (The posted brunch hours end at 2:30). She suggested a couple of other places to go--and we had a good brunch at Feast next door--but the point of having a reservation system is to ensure that things like this do no happen.

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  37. IUFaculty

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, yummy food, and huge portions! We really enjoyed dining at Southern Stone.

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  38. STAAUTO

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All was good until we got the check, it contained a kitchen service charge. When I asked about it, it was a tip for the kitchen service according to the white staff they still have to tip out at the end of the night and share their tips with the kitchen service but they get this fee. Also, this is a perfect example of why restaurants should charge what they need to charge, and do away with this tipping nonsense, the worst part is they don’t share this till after you’re done most restaurants and have goofy charges like this. Have signs up that say hey we do this next time in Bloomington will have to think twice.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited in line for a good 10 minutes to get seated bc they have 1 person at the hostess desk and 1 line for ppl with and without reservations. When we were finally seated we waited at the table for a good 20 minutes and no one came up to us to take our order. My husband went to the hostess stand to ask for a server and they said someone would be by in a minute. They were not that busy. No one came by for another 5-8 minutes and we got up and walked out. The hostess saw us walking out and said nothing. Not sure how they stay in business.

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  40. ChristineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch. Service was great, food served quickly and was delicious. My sons both thought the biscuits and gravy were the best they have ever had. The grits were also stellar. Will definitely return!

    1 person found this helpful

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 4.1 stars by 340 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Brendon Edwards
  • 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, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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