Southern Cross Kitchen

4.6
838 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 838 people are saying
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KarinaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Second time here. Food is okay, it’s under seasoned and the portions are small for the amount of $$ your spending. Overall it’s an okay spot- but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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CORINNEK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fried Chicken was pretty dry, but everything else was delicious. Fried Green Tomatoes, deviled eggs, and fried pickles were awesome. Shrimp and grits, brisket and the mac n cheese are highly recommended. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Some of the food came out a little cold. However, as soon as we let the waitress know, she had the same items remade and were served nice and hot. Everything we ordered tasted delicious. The waitress was very nice and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was amazing food!

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vipDerekL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always has great food, a very courteous and attentive staff, and a child friendly atmosphere.

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vipCCAJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always!!

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David
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Singer was awesome but too load for us. We would request to sit downstairs next time.

Grilled cheeses would have better if there was more cheese. Appreciate all the brisket, but it was too much.

Cheese steak rolls were incredible. Coffee was just warm but waitress was incredible about bringing us replacement cups. Staff was very friendly!

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AngelaA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to visit for some interesting takes on soul food.

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QualityOffering
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Food has a "southern theme" with some cajun elements.
Shrimp Gumbo was very spicy but delicious.

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Fran
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very attentive and accommodating. Dinner was good. I would definitely return

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vipSCali
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food prompt service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I like the ambiance but food and service seems to be declining. Server kept bringing the wrong drinks or forgetting them. Ordered a fried green tomato BLT. It was good once I got rid of the top bread and half the bacon so that I could taste the tiny piece of tomato. Friend got the chicken pot pie and there was only 3 tiny pieces of chicken. I have had better for the price.

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CrystalG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was okay. The bartender upstairs was fabulous. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

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vipSueP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quaint environment, Grant was an excellent server and the food was very good. Portions were generous. Overall an unexpected surprise and look forward to going back!

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KAM1170
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch. Food was amazing. Definitely will be back!!

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AlexP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional l. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great but service was not. Took almost 80 minutes to get our entrees after we had to ask what was taking so long. Waitress never came to tell us why we were waiting which is why the rating for service is so low. We should have been told why there was a delay in getting our food, especially after a table that was seated after us received their appetizers and meal at once! Food was actually really good, maybe it was an off day, but the service was just meh…

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BethV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Expected so much more, had reservations and still had a thirty minute wait for our table. Once seated, the wait for each course was long, as well. Entree portion was very small. On a positive the Apple spring roll with ice cream was yummy!

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GailB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambience were great. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcc

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 6. We enjoyed sitting on the upstairs deck, it was quiet and very relaxing. We were there for restaurant week. Our food was ok, our service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time…good was great….service was great…..will definitely be back!!!

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AnaliciaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the chicken and waffles and fried pickles and they were both so good . Will be back to try more items

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only negative is that it took a long time to get our food. But the food was delicious and the ambiance was great. We sat in the outside covered deck.

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MariaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server was friendly and attentive, food was excellent. The tables for 2 are very small and next to a table for 8 which was very loud. Made it hard to have a conversation, but overall it was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the buttermilk biscuits (one of the things that attracted me to this restaurant) are served semi warm instead of hot. When I asked if I could have some that are hot, they put them in a microwave and served them warmer but hard and rubbery, which indicates to me the must be premaid. Extremely disappointing.
The food is also inconsistent. This was our second time here. Same issues with the biscuits, however, the blueberry pancakes were very good the first time. I ordered the same thing the second time and instead of being close to the size of the plate they were the size of a saucer. I asked if I received the correct item. The waitress also thought it was strange as she had waited on us a few weeks before. When she checked she said she was told it was because it was a different chef. That should not change your expectation of the consistency of the food you are returning for.

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KarenB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent especially the roasted brussels sprouts. The live music was awesome a little loud but very entertaining. Great atmosphere and would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every staff member was so welcoming. The food was amazing, no complaints. They had a good variety of draft craft IPAs! Overall we had a really good dinner and will be dining again.

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vipJaneFranklin
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was the best! The food and cocktails were very good. Will return.

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Neff828
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the drinks, the service. I just loved it all. Already planning my next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only complaint is the biscuits were cold. We were looking forward to the biscuits and disappointed that they weren’t served hot.

The pancakes and the service was great.

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viplmth
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is really good and nicely presented.

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vipDoBo
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent craft cocktails. We had the "award" winning chicken sandwiches

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our service wasn’t great he checked on us once! Our food wasn’t great at least to our taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon brunch date with family, I left out of there barely able to walk! The food was so good, very cute atmosphere, friendly staff, hardworking waiters. 10/10 definitely coming back soon!

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tt2222
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first-time dinner date at SCK and boy were we in for a treat. From start to finish, we were treated like VIPs. We absolutely loved the customer service. The facility was clean, the waitresses truly love what they do and it shows. Each drink, appetizer and meal was AMAZING! I let them know I'm from the ATL and I went in skeptical, but came out a changed woman. Will definitely recommend and can't wait to return. That Brunch Menu looks amazing as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food ! Everything was so nice

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TEK851
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Southern Cross Kitchen, but it will not be my last.
we did Sunday brunch. The beignets were delicious and the bourbon pecan banana French toast was divine! I tasted my partner steak and it was cooked perfectly.
The steak and eggs was a bit pricey, but is was so tasty! This may very well be my new favorite brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when I go to Southern Cross. And I was finally able to bring my husband. ❤️

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 838 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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