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Southern Kitchen

American, Diner
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3378 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95111-3317
+1 408-225-4381
06:00 - 15:00
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great Breakfast. Great Service. Great Coffee. I highly recommend. Chorizo and Eggs are a favorite. Omelets are large, you can share a meal for two people easily.

Sunnyvale, California
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here for at least 25 years. It is run down in appearance and has that greasy diner feeling interior. The portions are relatively large and straight forward. There is a bit of Southern influence, Mexican influence, Americana influence, and with a twinge California cuisine. The ingredients are on the cheaper side, and this comes through in... More 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Albany, Oregon
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I went here for breakfast today. Service is outstanding and the food is terrific. The portions are HUGE! Everything was cooked to perfection.

Thank lorie228
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Is a great place for breakfast they serve you alot of food that two people can eat of one plate...love this place it is great.

Thank Lupe01
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This kind of odd looking cafe has incredible food, including some Mexican specialties. They serve massive amounts of food. Price was a bit high - most items were above $10, but menu was large. Tables are a bit close together, but booths were ok. Staff is efficient and pleasant. The country gravy was a bit bland, but bacon and sausage... More 

Thank newawil
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This place definitely looks like a hole in the wall kind of place. Very small seating area. I went on an early Sunday morning. It was not too busy and the service was fast. Food was great. Menu is extensive. Large portions. Definitely might want to split a meal. I was traveling solo, so splitting a meal was not an... More 

Thank Lori W
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

If you like sausage, you will love their sausage. No joke - because I don't mess around when it comes to good sausage. I find that the portions are large and the pancakes are extra fluffy. They make substitutions as well, which is a plus for me. The reason why I won't give it 5 stars is because this place... More 

Thank RaymondGonzales1978
New York,NY
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559 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Skip this place. Not authentic southern cooking even though it does have a southern menu. Portions were way too big that every table seemed to not be able to finish, throwing away half the food. Food was mediocre. Dry oversized pancakes here. Wait staff was friendly but the downfall is that there is NO ONE who knows how to cook... More 

Thank StefMillz
Jacksonville, FL
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281 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stopped in for breakfast with our entire TKD team! The crew quickly put together some tables for us (party of 15!) and began service. The food portions were massive and the atmosphere was nice. I think we were a bit loud for the other guests, but no one ever complained.

Thank rfuchs0917
Laurel, Maryland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

If we hadn't been staying at the Clarion Inn next door, we probably wouldn't have gone out of our way to try it out- glad we did. Cute place with good food, big portions, and great specials! My only complaint is that the syrup was cold- like right out of the fridge cold. Maybe you can ask to have it... More 

Thank Amy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3378 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95111-3317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-225-4381

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