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Southern Stone, Bloomington, IN

Southern Stone

4.0
4
254 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
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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

Experiences

  • Valentines Day 2023

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    This is a Prefix 3 course menu ONLY $50 per person, taxes and gratutity NOT included No shows will be charged $20 per person minimum

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What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Service

  • Bloomington

    Best Ambiance

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bloomington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Good food but not at all worthwhile. For $25-$30, I would hope to be impressed more by the service and food. The mule was overpowered by ginger beer. The creole pasta had strong flavor but it was a very small portion. The brie sandwich was a mess. Brie, fruit spread, spinach on white bread? Probably won’t come again…
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent once we were served. We waited over 25 minutes before someone even came to our table and that was after we brought it to the attention of the host.
  3. JJ

    JimJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was very good (except for the green beans). Fried green tomatoes are the best. Smoked salmon and fried okra were very nice. The dining room is one large space, so it wasn't an intimate experience and on this winter day it was cold.
  4. T

    Tina

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time. My husband had the max and cheese and couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch. Can’t wait to come back with some more of our friends.
  5. SS

    SherryS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat and the food was delicious
  6. EC

    ExquisiteCorpse

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservation a few days ahead. Arrived at the restaurant and got our table promptly. Service is good. Drinks and appetizers came out promptly. There was a bit of time until our entrées arrive because a large party had their order in before us. Dinner arrived hot and quality was good. Highly recommend.
  7. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Highly disappointed in the quality and quantity of food for the price. The fried chicken has zero taste and was dry. The saving grace were the sweet and sour green beans.
  8. RR

    ReaganR

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love southern stone, but it seems like they recently changed ownership or management. The atmosphere was different, and the food portions are much smaller. Still very tasty, but it seems like they're trying to be higher-end and some of the things we loved about the place are suffering for it.
  9. BB

    BartB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Southern Stone has a limited menu, but everything I have tried on it is good. The pork tenderloin sandwich I had was hot, juicy and seasoned just right.
  10. RK

    RussellK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, especially the fried green tomatoes. Could eat about 5 platters of those on my own. Service was great. Will certainly be making a return trip.
  11. DW

    DorisW

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    First, our waitress, Amanda, was excellent. She tried as best she could under the circumstances, but it took well over an hour for us to get our food. (We've had food be late in coming other times, but not this late.) One of our group of eight had to leave before receiving her food since she would be late to an appointment. Two of the orders were incorrectly prepared, but once received, the food was good. We had decided to give it a try again after having reservations three other Mondays for lunch, arriving to have the restaurant closed without notice. We were told later that there had been a kitchen fire. We will not be returning again due to such chaotic kitchen service.
  12. C

    Crabbyman61

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The meals tasted like they had sat under the food lamp for too long. Expensive for the quality of food. Loud. Very wobbly table.
  13. S

    Scott

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening, good food and atmosphere. Live music was entertaining.
  14. J

    Juliegl

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    The server was very personable..but the kitchen was painfully slow…almost making us late for the game despite reservations 3 hours before the game
  15. BA

    BrittanyA

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! Food took a long time to come out but it was busy and our server was great. Loved the vibe inside. Very cozy but fashionable. We will definitely be back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    We came for brunch. All of the eggs were over cooked and the food lacked flavor. This is not my usual experience there. I’ve had dinner there and brunch there before. Overall this was a terrible experience from slow service and terrible food.
  17. G

    Ginger

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The burger was bland, the macaroni was just ok. Mixed drinks were not that good. The restaurant is very cute. I really wanted to like it, but the menu needs work.
  18. DW

    DorisW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the second Monday lunch when we arrived at the restaurant to see the sign on the door that they were closed and wouldn't open until 5PM. There were 8 of us and we had to figure out where else to go at the last minute. Not happy.....
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    2 of the 3 of us got fried chicken and chicken fried steak and both were overcooked - no golden brown- more like tree bark, and just as hard. The meat inside tasted good but the crust was wasaayyyyyy over. 2nd time it’s been like that. Not a fluke, needs to be adjusted.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Have Gluten free sandwich options for Celiac. Unfortunately they do not have a dedicated gluten free fryer so none of their many fried gf options are safe for Celiac (gluten ‘allergy’).
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to IU for parents weekend we eat here. So good!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tried many things on the menu and we all shared. Service was great! A couple things was out that we wanted on the drink menu. All the food was amazing except the hamburger, ordered it medium- medium well and it was well well, the hamburger tasted burnt. Great portion size meals. I would definitely come back and try something different.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a special night and they were awesome . Had the table set up for a surprise . Also offered free dessert
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on a Wednesday night. Out server was very sweet. Food was delivered fast and was excellent. My husband had the venison sandwich and I had shrimp and grits. Both very good. Great experience overall.
  25. K

    Kelli

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was a rough start to the evening because they were clearly understaffed. It took almost 30 minutes to place an order. However, the general manager stepped in to help with all aspects of serving - she was great. The food and drinks were fabulous. We fought over the catfish appetizers! Overall a great meal.
  26. JA

    JoAnn

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the new menu items! Sat outside on the patio and was a beautiful night! Definitely busy on Friday/Saturday nights so just be sure to not be in a rush…enjoy the great cocktails while you wait! Highly recommend.
  27. A

    Anonymous2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Our drinks were amazing, but food was not even close to the quality we were paying for. One of our meals was a chicken sandwich, when she bit into it, there was a hair baked into the sandwich. Service was slow, to be expected right now and not a big deal, but servers were rude and not accommodating. We want to love it so bad, but left very disappointed for what we paid.
  28. SJ

    SincerelyJaime

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was an extremely cute place overall. My husband went for our anniversary. We even wrote it on our reservation but they did nothing for it. My steak was overcooked but to the point of big complaint. Maybe it was an off night. We'd definitely try again.
  29. MD

    MattD

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our server was also the bartender and it took her awhile to finally come over and take our order. We had to flag her down and that should not happen. Food was very good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was very friendly. A bit pricey but everywhere is experiencing higher prices.
  31. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group of 6 were so very happy and pleased with EVERYONE and EVERYTHING @ Southern Stone 💗, Saturday, October 15, 2022. YowWow, what a great time, and, a perfect job by Adrian, Lindsey, Lexi, et al!!! Thank you mucho 💓! Sincerely, Kenny Losin, Bloomin'fun, IN, and family from out of town.
  32. LS

    LarryS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service will definitely be back.
  33. c

    chuckw

    Naples

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is excellent. The smash burger was to die for and the fried chicken and waffles was off the charts.
  34. G

    Geor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Southern Stone is really hit and miss. Sometimes the food is excellent and other times disappointing. I was with 3 other people for brunch and they liked their meals. The Johnny cakes and fried green tomatoes were also good. I ordered the southern chicken & biscuit; the chicken was over fried (batter was dark) and dry and the biscuit was really dry. Very disappointing. I think it's risky to order anything fried--that's usually when I've had my worst meals there.
  35. H

    Hoosierlady

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow. Our bills were incorrect. The food was excellent. I’ve been here before and the food is always great. Will go back and hope service is better.
  36. DB

    DougB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff has been exceptional and has gone out of their way to make our experience a very pleasant one. Thanks!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a group of 10 on the patio. Everyone liked their meals. Options were great for the whole group. We enjoyed our time and will go back when we are in town.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    10-15 minutes wait for reservations and kitchen was so behind. Took 20 minutes just to get a water. Had to leave due to time crunch from an event and didn’t even get to eat.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    The waitress was really the only good part of the dining experience. Arrived promptly at reservation time. Hostess asked if we would like to sit inside or outside. Clarified that table was currently available for both options and chose outside. Staff stated they would get the table ready. While waiting, we watched 3 other couples arrive (who all had 6pm reservations like us) get taken directly to their tables. Ten minutes later and after asking about our table we were finally seated. Waitress arrived quickly and took our drink order and food was ordered when she delivered our drinks. Now we waited. An hour and a half later food finally arrived. The food was over cooked, dry and lacked taste. Such a disappointment cause the menu looked so promising.
  40. J

    Jeff2000

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First time at Southern Stone. We were a party of 6. Really like the menu. Had a difficult time deciding over many compelling dishes. This being said, the food was decent, not great. The cornbread was very good. We had the ribs (a special), which was good. I did not like the meatloaf. Catfish tacos were decent, but unspectacular. Overall, some dishes were good and some not so good. Also, the service was very slow; it took a long time to receive the entrees and the restaurant was busy but not completely full. Given the menu diversity, I would give this restaurant a second chance, but I'm not running back.

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 stars by 254 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
Experiences are available.
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

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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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