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“Yummy food but can be pricey.”
Review of Southern Kitchen

Southern Kitchen
Ranked #58 of 749 Restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Puyallup, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yummy food but can be pricey.”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I really love the fried chicken. It is juicy and tender and finger licking good. That is pretty much what I get every time I visit. I also enjoy the corn cake they give you before your meal arrives. The corn cake is just sweet enough. I also order the strawberry lemonade in the mason jar topped with whipped cream. Yummy! The only real drawback is the prices can be steep.

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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Southern goodness”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We walked in just as they were ready to close for the evening but they were very gracious and said they would be happy to have us stay. The chicken fried steak was great, the corn cakes delicious and the staff was great. Our waitress was perky, polite and had a great smile. This was our first taste of southern food and we would definitely go back to try other great sounding dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Wow! We visit this area every year as we have family here. There has never been a time we don't go to the Southern Kitchen several times during our stay. The food is great!! We are Southerners and none of our restaurants back home compare. Also never had any issues with the service!! Sad to see these negative reviews...guess it's a matter of opinion but maybe your expectations of Southern food is too high. Southern food is not fancy or gourmet! We love this place!!

Thank 6campers
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Silverdale, Washington
2 reviews
“Won't go back again”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I'd heard so much about the Spouthern Kitchen, I invited a long time friend/business associate to go there for breakfast. I won't do that again!!! We ordered the breakfast special of the day, pancakes or corn cakes, 2 eggs and choice of meat. I order the corn cakes, ham, eggs over easy. My friend order pancakes, bacon and eggs over hard. It took and exceptionally long time to get our order (30 minutes) and the place was empty. The corn cakes and eggs were over cooked, and the ham was a very small piece. My friends pancakes and bacon were also over cooked. Man if you can't make a simple breakfast...what can you make? The only bright spot was the coffee, it was good. I would not recommend this place, by the way it's only one step up from being a real dive.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Russel H
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good & Plenty”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Went there three years ago and loved it, so when in Tacoma I had to return. Was very happy I did. Portions were very ample and food was delicious. A bit pricy, but worth it. Service was exceptional. Corncakes were fresh and delicious, and ham was large cut and tasty. Friendly environment, and appreciative of customers. Will return.

Visited April 2014
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