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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
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Fresno, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We came here wanting some good southern food and we scored! We had the catfish straps and the Southern fried chicken with sides of rice & gravy, cornbread dressing, yams and Mac n cheese. Each plate came with a cornbread flap jack. Everything was delicious. The chicken and fish were fried to a crisp perfection, while juicy and flavorful. The... More 

Thank AYoung707
Ridgefield, Washington, United States
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260 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Place was hard to find even with Waze. The food was great with huge portions. My husband and I both had veggie platters. We had fried okra appetizer and it was enough for 6 people. The sweet tea was spot on. Only thing I wasn't crazy about was the corncakes. Too sweet and heavy and cold. The service was efficient... More 

Thank emmalea3
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We love southern food and this was fairly good. The waitstaff was great! Crust on chicken was crispy but pretty flavorless. Same with the catfish. Not the hot juicy crispy fried chicken I grew up on. The last downside was our clothes smelled like grease all afternoon. Upside, the place was packed.

Thank Lisa M
Andover, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The name says it all. Its just like you were in Momma's kitchen and she'll make sure you're treated proper. Great folks and great food.

Thank Midwatch42
Edmonds, Washington
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken fried steak with mac and cheese and redbeans for the sides. The whole thing was devine. My friend had the catfish strips with okra and cornbread stuffing. We both got the mango lemonade. Amazing on all. The only down for me was the portion size of the chicken fried steak, it was a bit small.

Thank opium05
Cloverdale, California
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?