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Southern Stone, Bloomington, IN

Southern Stone

4.5
4.5
218 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

    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 218 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. J

    Jeff2000

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. CL

    CaraL

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, good food!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. DB

    DougB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks for sitting us near the stage! Great evening and we will be back.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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..
  20. NT

    NolaT

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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.
  21. D

    Daddio

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great food! Service was ok.
  22. F

    Foodtvjunkie

    Charlotte

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good was good and the place was nice. Only suggestion - don’t have the coleslaw - very bland
  23. SN

    StephanieN

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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!
  27. VP

    VickiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    JeffM

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

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

    Scott

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

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

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Food! Great Service!
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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 !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner
  40. 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 :)

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 4.5 stars by 218 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

    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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