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Southern Stone, Bloomington, IN

Southern Stone

4.4
4.4
237 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 13 times today

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

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What 237 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DW

    DorisW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.....
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    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.
  3. 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’).
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. LS

    LarryS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

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

    chuckw

    Naples

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. RA

    RAJones

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bona fide brunch snob here - SS is a great place for Sunday Brunch in Btown. A friend came down from Carmel for the day and we started at SS. I'll definitely go back. We had a gigantic breakfast burrito w/ chorizo/veggies, a Belgian waffle, and The Farm (eggs, veggies, potatoes). All were delicious! Coffee was okay but not the best - still, would go back and maybe order mimosas instead of coffee. Open and spacious dining room. Servers and hostesses were extremely friendly. Highly recommend!
  25. T

    Tizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food prices are kind of high, however it is TOTALLY worth it. The food was phenomenal! The service was great, and I can not wait to go back for their brunch services on the weekend! Food was so good I had to tip the chef as well as my waitress! Total recommend 11/10. My entire party enjoyed what they had.
  26. CL

    CaraL

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, good food!
  27. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, loved the decore and they had a guy on acoustic guitar that was really good.
  28. TC

    TomC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location with comfortable seating nice ambiance. Food is great and staff excellent.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fríe chicken is very good, just very salty
  30. MH

    MelissaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food, service and environment. We sat on the patio.
  31. R

    lynnR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    In fairness they had a very large party of about 30 people they were serving when we arrived. It took over half an hour to get a glass of wine and I felt there needed to be more crab in the crab cakes. Smaller and more crab would be preferred. Everyone else was happy with what they got. The staff really was trying their beast, overall it was a good experience!
  32. KH

    KirstenH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Had a reservation was seated on time but waited 45 minutes for a bloody mary and over an hour for our food. Waitress was kind but really needed her management to get behind her and train her. She forgot to put in our ticket and the food order was wrong. If you have all day to wait for you food and don’t care if they mess up your order this might be the place for you- if not seriously go somewhere else
  33. DB

    DougB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks for sitting us near the stage! Great evening and we will be back.
  34. CO

    ClaytonO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Poor service. Took over an hour to get our food during a not busy time. Food was sub par.
  35. L

    Lele

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Shrimp and grits delicious and the fish marmalade delicious. Need more bourbon and topping for peach cobbler. Need better tomato to breading ratio. Water was refreshing and very good. Like the mason jar effect. The price for everything is really perfect. I just wished I liked the cobbler. But gréât place. And the music is too loud and I did NOT like it. Maybe try southern blues or more Memphis music or something than what I heard. It was annoying. Staff was great and welcoming. Thank you for the overall experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corn bread and the shrimp and grits were very tasty. Shrimp was a good size and cooked very well. I’ve always loved the ambiance of the location back when it was other southern restaurants. I highly recommend trying it out!
  37. SA

    ShellyA

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding! She was very attentive and gave us excellent food choices! Would travel the 3 hours just to eat here again-it was that good!
  38. DS

    DawnS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was fantastic however the service was under staff as there were only 2 waiting tables for both outside and inside..
  39. NT

    NolaT

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Keep returning. ❤️Catfish tacos (3). Lightly seasoned over a slight sweet slaw in flour tortillas with a generous side of sweet potato waffle fries. Daughter enjoyed the Caesar salad. Husband thought Salmon entree was delicious with sides of garlic mashed potatoes & yummy fried okra.
  40. D

    Daddio

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food! Service was ok.

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 4.4 stars by 237 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 13 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

    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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