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Southern Stone

4.5
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28 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
At Southern Stone, prepare for a journey of tastes inspired by Southern cuisine. Enjoy the open concept dining room, semi-private party space, full bar, and outdoor patio dining. We focus on providing exceptional ingredients in every dish and extraordinary service each day, all with a sprinkle of Southern charm and hospitality. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a place to celebrate with friends, Southern Stone has you covered.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 28 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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elizabethb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmberZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Honestly everything but the fries tasted really gross. Our server was very nice

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MarloB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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EvanS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipdelishdiva
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service and nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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.

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Baumer
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipjennuufers
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food & atmosphere were great. Server was pleasant but forgetful with details such as requested items, drinks & such

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null
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, spaced out atmosphere. Great “Date Night”.

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RachelF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at this restaurant. Very helpful staff. Followed all CDC guidelines as well.

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Amanda
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, live to eat outside! Charcuterie is so good!

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DaveM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Very nice location and facility. Will return

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vipPeterP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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SteveV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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).

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TammyM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were amazing! I highly recommend the Poutine for an appetizer. Yum!

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ErinK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambiance, drinks and great food. They were very accommodating to my small children, which is always appreciated!

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SiobhanD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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2foodies
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CaseyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The poutine was pretty salty for my taste but still good. Black bean hummus was outstanding. Cocktails on point!

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JimB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Enjoyed the patio seating and they were set up for distancing and the staff wore masks. Very conscientious.

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Nicole
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was great. We will go back again.

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SLBtown2015
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

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) 333-1043.

Southern Stone is rated 4.5 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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