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Southern Kitchen

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Central Tacoma, Tacoma
  • Matthew F.
    "Fried chicken & chicken fried steak out of this world & crispy."(6 Tips)
    Mike Y.
    "Chicken, catfish, okra, greens... you can't go wrong."(8 Tips)
    Boiled B.
    "Corn cakes and mango lemonade are a must!"(3 Tips)
    Angel D.
    "best fried okra in WA."(2 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • catfish
  • fried chicken
  • lemonade
  • chicken fried steak
  • sweet tea
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  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    Everything on the menu is scratch made and simple, from the eggs and grits to the chicken fried steak with ladles of brown gravy. But it's her Southern Fried Chicken that has diners lining up. Read more
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FritzAugust 22, 2015
    All I can say is, "Bravo!" Tea and lemonade spot on. Fried chicken & chicken fried steak out of this world & crispy. Macaroni & cheese made my wife wax poetic about her childhood.
  • Mike Y.
    Mike YestramskiFebruary 15, 2014
    Small dining room, but they work fast. True southern food. Chicken, catfish, okra, greens... you can't go wrong. Portions are filling. Try to leave room for peach cobbler!
  • Kendra P.
    Kendra PerezSeptember 22, 2015
    The Brisket is amazing!! Reminds me of growin up in the South! Cornbread dressing is definitely a good side to a great BBQ meal
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThompsomApril 27, 2014
    This place is great southern cooking. Get the greens and fried chicken. You will leave full and in need of a nap.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JacksonAugust 7, 2016
    Second time here. I had the chicken fried steak as usall. But my sis had the breakfast special S.O.S with for wings. A little under whelming.
  • Steve E.
    Steve ElliottSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the catfish is to die for! Make sure you get hush puppies with it.
  • Angel D.
    Angel DjambazovJanuary 6, 2015
    The fried chicken is good, the sweet potatoes are outstanding, and they have the best fried okra in WA.
  • Cee . A.
    Cee . AMay 31, 2011
    It's a wait, especially if it's busy. But man, is it ever worth it. Chicken wings like the things were on steroids. Great googly moogly!
  • Trish A.
    Trish AcunaApril 5, 2016
    The fried chicken is totally worth the drive from Tukwila. It will spoil you for fast food chicken.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 16, 2014
    This place attacked my three weaknesses...... breakfast spot, a greasy spoon, and Southern cooking. I need to go back for lunch & dinner
  • Ty R.
    Ty RayOctober 22, 2011
    Try the fried chicken and for desert the bread pudding. The best comfort food in Tacoma.
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    Love the lemonade. Can't go wrong with either mango or strawberry - real chunks of fruit
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonSeptember 7, 2015
    The biscuits and gravy are the best I've ever had. So fluffy!
  • Jim G.
    Jim GrayMarch 18, 2010
    Great felt like staff likes working was epic! fried chicken,mashed potatoes w/gravy,fried okra, and mango-lemonade w/whip... Read more
  • jillian d.
    jillian dinoAugust 19, 2013
    If you visit for breakfast, be sure to get the hashbrowns and catfish.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JacksonAugust 7, 2016
    Atmosphere, food and service. A bit slow,especially if your hungry.
  • Philip B.
    Philip BowerDecember 23, 2016
    I was born and lived half my life in GA and Florida and I can say this brought back some fond memories of Southern Soul food.
  • Chenoa R.
    Chenoa RobbinsAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here! Real food, real lemonade
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KyleMay 21, 2013
    Cornbread and gravy. Best substitute for biscuits when they're out.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MarshallJuly 26, 2012
    Chicken fried steak and homemade strawberry lemonade out of a Mason jar? Yes, please!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BarberMarch 26, 2011
    best srawberry lemonaid ever. always busy, but they will get you in quick
  • Venetta J.
    Venetta JJune 14, 2016
    Not my first time eating here, but probably the last. Food was cold when it came out the first time. Myself and several others in my party sent food back. Got more cold food. Several of us got sick.
  • Maurice C.
    Maurice CallowayMarch 11, 2012
    Order everything on the menu then take it home and u got dinners for a month!!
  • Boiled B.
    Boiled BroccoliFebruary 27, 2012
    Corn cakes and mango lemonade are a must!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KangJune 5, 2013
    Get the strawberry lemonade and mac n cheese. So bomb!
  • Genevieve M.
    Genevieve McBrideMarch 30, 2010
    definitely try the fried green tomatoes & the sweet tea. The trout is great, too. With red beans & rice of course.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McClureAugust 23, 2011
    Came with a group of 5 for midweek lunch, waited 45 minutes, and ended up having to get everything to go. Love the food, but the wait was bad.
  • Christopher E.
    Christopher EllisMay 12, 2012
    The baked chicken with dressing was amazing.
  • Kenneth A.
    Kenneth AllenMay 24, 2012
    Sweet tea and chicken fried steak with fried ocra nuf said
  • Mary G.
    Mary GlazenerOctober 12
    Great okra and chicken fried steak
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Southern Kitchen as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • David
    DavidApril 24, 2011
    Fried Chicken and sweet tea!! FTW!! Amazing service and amazing food!!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BarberMarch 26, 2011
    my boy skitzo is one heck of a waiter and boy do they have fun here.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KnievelAugust 19, 2012
    Try the Deep Fried Whole Catfish
  • Mary T.
    Mary TillimanFebruary 14, 2015
    Catfish, pancakes, lemonade
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KyleMay 21, 2013
    You're in good hands with Hugo as your server.
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerJune 22, 2013
    Wear sweatpants. You will be much happier if you.
    NOR3GR3TZFebruary 15, 2016
    This is NOT soul food.... Only if you have never had soul food would you call it that.
  • Ms. Kamal L.
    Ms. Kamal LarsuelOctober 22, 2011
    Service is slow. Lines are long but worth it
  • Sheena S.
    Sheena ShawAugust 19, 2014
    The service was great but I've had better chicken...
  • Ms. Kamal L.
    Catfish strips are awesome
  • Neiman B.
    Neiman BuffardNovember 14, 2013
    Fried catfish was on point
  • Ron J.
    Ron JamesAugust 6, 2009
    Can't beat the Mango Lemonade (served in a mason jar) on a hot day.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KnievelAugust 19, 2012
    Try the fried chicken
  • Mark
    MarkSeptember 5, 2010
    Very good food for being the NW
  • Natasha J.
    Natasha JohnsonMarch 7, 2010
    Best catfish in town.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TurnellMay 1, 2010
    Stamped with Turnell's Seal of Approval. 1MAY2010
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob SterrettMay 1, 2010
    Mango lemonade!!!
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