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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Missed the Poutine which is off the menu
I had Maria as a server. She was absolutely outstanding. When I was leaving, my car wouldn't start and she literally went and bought me a Lambo on the spot.. They don't even sell those in Bloomington. She said Becca flew it in which doesn't surprise me because she was great as well. 10/10 recommend.
Second time going and accidentally made a reservation 15 mins before they close mid day and the staff was not rude at all we didn’t even know ! I believe our servers name was Nick and I’ve had him twice and he was GREAT ! 10/10 recommend if you’re looking for a nice low-key place in Bloomington
Honestly everything but the fries tasted really gross. Our server was very nice
Food and service were great! Loved sitting outside. Met up with friends I hadn't seen in a while so while we felt like we overstayed our welcome, the staff had no problem whatsoever with us staying a bit.
The service was excellent, the food tasted grate! If I had to complain about anything it would be the traffic noise from the road while enjoying outside dining but that is out of there control.
Great location for dinner with friends. I ordered the catfish grilled tacos and they were outstanding. Everyone really enjoyed their meals as well. If you order the soup flight be aware that you don't get much at all so don't order if you are hungry. The soups were good though. We will definitely return.
Good food great service and nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced!
Sweet server doing her best. It took us 15 minutes to get seated. There was no hostess. It took 20 minutes to get a drink order and 30 minutes to get our appetizers. They were out of many options. We won’t be back.
What a fantastic find just south of IU/the square. Upscale Southern offerings with a great bar in modern aesthetic surroundings including great outdoor patio dining area. Nice interpretations of classic southern foods; one of Bloomington’s lesser known great dining experiences.
Food & atmosphere were great. Server was pleasant but forgetful with details such as requested items, drinks & such
Great place near my neighborhood! I’m a fan of their chicken salad. Outside dining option is nice, but noisy traffic in the afternoon was distracting. Good service. I will return and do recommend.
Wonderful food, spaced out atmosphere. Great “Date Night”.
Always a good meal at this restaurant. Very helpful staff. Followed all CDC guidelines as well.
Delicious, live to eat outside! Charcuterie is so good!
Friendly staff. Very nice location and facility. Will return
It's hard to review these days given they are just opening up after long closures, and I can only rely on my experience and nothing else. That being said, the service was very positive and attentive. The beer list was rather limited. We ordered shrimp and grits; it was flavorful. The grits were a bit dry for my taste. We also ordered shrimp sriracha which was tasty as well. I wasn't amazed by any of the items. They were just fine.
My only main feedback is to device a plan to cool down the outside patio. I know it's not an easy ask, but it'd go a long way for customers since the inside dining room is very boring.
We went for dinner and they were out of corn bread (one of the reasons we like it). Also, four ordered a drink and one took a long time and was not made correctly (no ice ball and tasted weird). Charcuterie board was great, salads were great. My husband got sweet potato fries instead of regular but it was remedied. Not as great as we remembered. We wanted to sit on patio but it was not open (another reason we picked it).
It was my and my husband's first dining out experience since the pandemic hit in mid-March. We felt safe with the outside seating and were more than happy with the quality of our food.
Shrimp and grits were amazing! I highly recommend the Poutine for an appetizer. Yum!
Amazing service, ambiance, drinks and great food. They were very accommodating to my small children, which is always appreciated!
Sat outdoors, tables social distanced. Had a short wait for a table, which was good, means people are out and patronizing restaurants again. Inside was active too. Southern Stone is on the corner of a busy intersection, but the noise isn't too bad. Ordered the breakfast skillet and it came with smoked gouda grits, so good. Good sized portion, took some home for breakfast the next day. Potatoes in the skillet were crispy and not mushy as can be the case in a dish like that. Scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, spinach and mushrooms made up the rest. Very good, not greasy. Daughter had Cesar salad with grilled chicken, full size. Very large salad. Server was pleasant, wore a mask. Patrons were not wearing masks. Outdoor seating is dog friendly as well. Service was a bit slow, I think gearing up and it was busy, so not unexpected. Highly recommend.
I am so happy that they are practicing safe distancing and the food is fantastic. The only reason I didn’t Give the full five stars on service is that it was kind of slow. But I think there may have been a lot more customers then they had expected. This was our second time there in two weeks and the reason we came back so soon is because their Gouda grits are out of this world!!! They serve them as sides with your order. We were very disappointed that the server forgot them when our order was brought out. But once we got her attention she brought them right away.
Chicken and waffles with a side of sausage gravy was delicious as was the shrimp and grits. We weren't hungry for the rest of the day. Lol
The poutine was pretty salty for my taste but still good. Black bean hummus was outstanding. Cocktails on point!
Very good food. Enjoyed the patio seating and they were set up for distancing and the staff wore masks. Very conscientious.
Service was excellent and food was great. We will go back again.
Food was very good, and new decor is nice. Chairs are cool to look at, but uncomfortable. A little expensive side for what we got, but it’s worth checking out.
I used to really like this restaurant when it was Sweet Grass. This was my first time there after the rebranding. The menu used to have lots of nice vegetarian options, including nice salads, but the menu was really small this time and the things I liked were gone. It was afternoon but almost everything on the menu was a breakfast food, which confused me. I ordered the avocado toast, which was under "sandwiches" (which seemed weird to me, but whatever) and it said "all sandwiches are served with fries." Well, the avocado toast came with grits which I didn't think were very good. I used to love the avocado toast + egg, but this time it didn't taste very good! I don't know why. I was really disappointed that a place I used to love has changed so much. I hope they're able to improve but I probably won't be back any time soon.
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) 333-1043.
Southern Stone is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.
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