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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Small restaurant but definitely where the locals eat. Was recommended to us while visiting in Tacoma. Did not disappoint. Yummy food and good portions. Crowded right after we got there for lunch. We were early; friendly staff and locally owned family business. Nothing fancy, go for the food.

Thank dolls111
Level Contributor
87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Travel for a living many family members from MS. My wife and I went to SK while in WA for the State Fair. I have spent a lot of time in the South visiting fam and working. This place is way off the mark on many things. The worst being the catfish and hush puppies. Not sure which one is... More 

Thank Texas"Red"
Belton, Texas
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

This place is just a very nice hometown type of place right in Tacoma. It has been on the Food network and has a very good reputation. I enjoyed the Food and the people. The best thing I had was their strawberry lemonade It is without a doubt the best you will have in Tacoma.

Thank Balucanb
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

I first started coming to this resturant in 1989...even moving away and make the time to stop and eat...ALWAYS GREAT FOOD AND PEOPLE!!!!

Thank Shane W
Blaine, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Went to find a place to eat and started roaming around. I stumbled upon this place and was pleasantly surprised! Even though it was afternoon I still got eggs and fish and grits and it was AMAZING. The hot summer day was quenched with homemade lemonade that was served in a pickle jar. I ordered another drink and got a... More 

Thank blainebabe
Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2014

the food was great but I think the customer service was wonderful. we had a little mishap and the waiter paid for my son's and mine lunch....he didn't need to , you know things happen, but I think it was a very nice gesture...even though we live several hours away , we do make frequent trips to Seattle and we... More 

Thank jonnybro
Red Bluff, California
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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We purposely sought this place out! Whole, fried catfish, collard greens, brisket, corn cakes, sweet tea, and more, in a clean tiny diner with tons of character! Mango lemonade with whip cream top. Lots of comfort food, and the owners made conversation! Photos on the walls of their stint on Diners, Dumps and Drive-Ins.

Thank DLorahH
Santa Clarita, California
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Friendly wait staff and mouth-watering home-style dishes! The fried chicken was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. Wish I had the recipe! The hash browns were crunchy - just how we like them! Can't wait to return to try the other side dishes. Reminded me of holiday meals with family! Mashed potatoes, collard greens, black-eyed peas, macaroni... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stopped in for a quick dessert after reading tripadvisor's reviews. They were nice about serving us even though they were technically closed. We only ordered peach cobbler and it could have fed 4 people comfortably! The cobbler was crusty and delicious & whipped cream great, but I was disappointed that the peaches were canned especially this time of year. In... More 

Thank MaryFLincoln
Apple Valley, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I stopped by this restaurant on the advice of Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) and we were not disappointed. We shared Cajun Catfish Strips and Peach Cobbler for dessert. Oh my gosh! The food was so good that I considered moving to Tacoma so I could eat it every week! The catfish was spiced just right... 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?