Southern Cross Kitchen

4.5
785 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
We are currently accepting reservations by phone - please call us at 484-344-5668 to make yours!

Southern Cross Kitchen ... where comfort food meets southern charm!

Also, please note, that our restaurant is a two story restaurant and we do not have an elevator. Please call us at 484-344-5668 if you require first floor dining.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 785 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CherylE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot honey chicken was delicious. Server was great as well—pleasant and attentive.

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John
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Visited on a Tuesday evening in a party of 5. Have been looking forward to eating at SCK for some time, but left feeling like the reviews were overrated. Apps were good but unremarkable. The fried chicken was crispy but meat was sparse, although the sides (mashed potatoes worrisome for a full restaurant since it was relatively quiet that evening. Should also note that the server added a 20% tip to our bill without notifying us, which (in my experience) is unusual for a party of 5. Overall, a very 'blah' experience that likely doesn't bring us back.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood gem. Love the place... The live music, the food, the drinks are all excellent. That said be careful where you sit. The top floor with the live music is best, however the rearmost room, during the summer at least, blows the air conditioning so heavy it becomes uncomfortable fast. The AC blows so hard the curtains in the room are flying as if you are in a wind tunnel. If the owner could find a way to reduce the fan so it blows more gently the place would be perfect. Definitely go but just be wary of where you are seated.

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StephanieP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I totally enjoyed my experience here! I initially was running late and was worried about my reservation. I called and the host told me to take my time and she would see me when I got there. That was a total relief! The waiter was amazing! Totally energetic, very helpful when we had questions about the menu, was on top of bringing the mimosas out when he saw our glasses were empty. The food was delicious as well as the presentation of the food. I will definitely be back!!!

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MorganB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our waitress was so nice and accommodating! She checked on us often and was very helpful with the menu. All the staff was very friendly! And such a great atmosphere! Love the live music! The food was, as always, delicious!

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Cathym
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the outside dining. We would definitely go again. The corn bread is wonderful!

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ChristinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on our way to the airport for my husband to deploy to Afghanistan. The owner was there and she picked up our bill to thank us for his service. We were beyond thankful. The food way amazing and the service was top notch. The cocktails were perfect and so refreshing. I plan on doing brunch there with my friends. I highly recommend Southern Cross Kitchen

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vipallaboutthefood
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I wanted the food to be better; based on the menu items, it promised to be a great meal experience since who doesn't love comfort/soul food, but overall it was just okay at best. I was disappointed since I am a lover of fried chicken and that was one of their specialties on the menu. Overall, the food was bland and could have used an extra sprinkling of salt at the end to help it along. The service was excellent, though, so want to mention that as a plus here since restaurant workers need all the help right now.

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RyanC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service, our favorite brunch spot in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was fine. Food was a no. Fried chicken was dried and tasteless. Biscuit was dry like a cake in the fridge without cover for days. Grits was absolutely disgusting with macaroni cheese. Wife’s huevos rancheros was okay nonetheless. The cocktails - sangria was bend as tap water, and the mimosa was purely orange juice without alcohol. Restaurant was apparently ran by college students. Nothing against colleague students, though they can certainly use guidance from a person who is more experienced and knows where things to be done.

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BriannaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was great, the food was great as well. my sister & I plan on going back again to try other things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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MarkK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. We loved the cheese plate, craft beer and cocktails. The jambalaya was hot and good. The steak special was also tasty. Definitely want to return for brunch.

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Carmel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was good, the food was great and they had great mimosas. Would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there this time for dinner excellent food great atmosphere and staff

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KristinC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with excellent service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service. I will definitely be back. I have already recommended this restaurant to others!

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vipAmyB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Air conditioner wasn’t working and it was stifling inside. No apology, no offer to move us outside, no heads-up upon arrival or reservation. The waitress was sweet and sweaty, but manager should’ve taken some responsibility.

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vipLauraS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Cole!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great value

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vipLisaF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend took me for My birthday and we sat upstairs outside which was terrific! We both had the Cobb salad which was great and our server Chelsea was attentive , sweet and lovely! I will be back!

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ChelseyC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally everything was good - food, drinks, service, parking, etc. can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress brought the incorrect meal for my daughter and they made her wait 25 minutes for the correct plate. She admitted it was her fault and did not compensate us in any way. Everyone was finished eating by the time she received her meal.

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vipBigIII
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Large party on the 2nd floor overwhelmed the staff, to the detriment of the four tables of diners in the 1st floor dining area. It took over one hour for our table to receive an appetizer (deviled eggs).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great little spot…. Food was great!

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vipToolBandGuy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the finest restaurants I've been to in years. The fried chicken and waffles were fabulous. The beignets were out of this world. The upstairs, outdoor deck was great and the service was impeccable too. My party of 4 all loved their food too!

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vipPauser
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience! We enjoyed the cocktails, food, and service. The portions were very generous. We'd never been to this particular restaurant, although we've visited other Conshy Girls outlets. We really enjoyed it and will happily return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time and an awesome experience.

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vipMichaelS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there an quite impressed with the atmosphere. Our server was fantastic. Very accommodating, great personality and really cared about making sure everything was right. We really enjoyed ourself an the food was excellent.

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EricaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was on point! Omg the food had me singing & dancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe is very relaxed. Can easily go for a date or a girls night out. The food and drinks are great!

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Ephateriag
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place was definitely a intimate and cozzzzzzy place . It was dim so that really set the mood . We went at brunch time . My husband and I loved the food . If I would have knew how much food I was getting we could have shared it . Loved it !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wanted to try this restaurant because I came across it online and to be honest, very disappointed. Food was mediocre and service was very unattentive. Made a reservation online for inside and was sat outside on the patio in 95 degree weather. My food was so hot i was sweating bullets and took forever to get a drink. Was hoping to be able to support this small biz in the future but I don’t think I’ll be back. Left with a headache to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We have been here before but unfortunately this time the food was disappointing. The fried chicken entree was very dry and bland tasting. The service was good but I don’t think we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. Cole I believe his name was. Exceptional service.

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EishaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I like this place another. Love the Mimosa tower. I had the chance to sit at the bar which was exciting after over a year of that not being an option. The bar tender was super busy and could have used some help but we got everything we needed

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Marley
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! As someone who is an out of towner, this is one of the best places I’ve been to for breakfast/brunch. Just great :)

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kmr500
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. It was so hard to chose what to eat, but based on the fact that everything we got was awesome I don’t think it matters what you pick. We got the fried pickles, bbq brisket, fried shrimp, chocolate cake, and the beignets. Our waiter Cole was awesome. He sat there and patiently listened to our kids name all the miniature dinosaurs they brought with them. The awesome food and awesome service from Cole will definitely bring us back.

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NicoleD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at SCK last night celebrating our daughter’s 18th birthday. Our server was amazing with us- despite the fact that she looked like she was working most of the tables. She was especially wonderful when putting together a small dessert and “happy birthday” for our girl. The gentleman playing guitar sang and everyone got involved. It made her night! Our food was delicious and the portions were huge with plenty leftover to enjoy at home. All in all, it was a wonderful dinner experience and we’ll be back for sure. Thank you, SCK for making it happen!

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vipTameke
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall the food was good; however the deviled eggs were extremely salty. We also ordered the jambalaya and mac and cheese plus two cocktails.

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You can order delivery directly from Southern Cross Kitchen using the Order Online button. Southern Cross Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 344-5668.

Southern Cross Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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