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Southern Kitchen

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1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405-3310
+1 253-627-4282
08:00 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Cloverdale, California
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

love this place so much...one of the things I miss about living in Washington. Love the food. Never had a bad meal, no matter what we order. Great catfish, chicken, chicken fried steak...love the hush puppies and cornbread. And really love the mango lemonade! Wow...Everyone there is very friendly. It is small with limited seating and parking but worth it.... More 

Thank Poodlehell
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I love southern kitchen chicken wings. The wings are will season and the catfish is really good. I also like the fried okra and lemonade. The lemonade comes in a mason jar.

Thank one4u2c
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This little hole in the wall was to die for! Southern cooking at its best! I had cajun Catfish with red beans and rice, and my husband had chicken fried steak, with mashed potatoes and brown gravy and butter corn. Each entre came with hush puppies and corn cakes. This little place has been visited by the food network (diners,... More 

Thank Shari S
Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We stumbled across the Southern Kitchen on a recent afternoon drive in the Tacoma area and stopped for lunch. The place was busy with almost all the tables occupied and other people with take out. We were greeted by friendly wait staff and found a table. The menu had a good variety of breakfast and lunch fares with quite a... More 

Thank Lester L
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Food was off the hook! Creamed Beef with extra gravy was delish. Country Fried steak was fantastic! The place is a little small, service is hit or miss but for the most part nice. It was featured on Diners & Dives, but NO one their knows what the heck Guy ordered.. So we took a shot in the dark and... More 

Thank Wendyday72
Fife, Washington
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

What a good all around place to eat. My wife and I have driven by this place many times , and we finally decided to stop , and have lunch. I ordered Liver & Onions with Hash Browns , two eggs, toast with gravy on the liver, My wife had a hamburger we ate it all. the people who work... More 

Thank John T
Fife, Washington
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a friendly restaurant, with darn good food. this is the first time we ate there and it will not be our last. My wife had a Ham Burger, and I had liver and onions, with gravy, hash browns and two fried eggs, I ate it all .. This restaurant was on Diners Drive Inn's and Dives., a few... More 

Thank John T
Poulsbo, WA
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

It has been a couple of years since we ate at the Southern Kitchen and we were looking forward to some good country fried steak. As usual the place was packed. Unfortunately, the food was not as good as we remembered. We first noticed that both of our country fried steak were in large squares as if they were processed.... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My girl friends and I went here one Sunday morning...it was great! Highly recommend it esp if your looking for some southern cooking. Will be going again.

Thank Whitney S
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Nothing was interesting but listen to the staff bicker at each other while people were waiting for a very long time for there food,my husband order the brisket that was hard like beef jerky and my fish was hard like it was frozen and reheated in the microwave, and we travel two hours for this nasty.The best thing about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-4282

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?