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Old South Restaurant

1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
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Ranked #17 of 90 restaurants in Russellville
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast one morning before work. The food was delicious, the prices good, and the staff great.

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Berkley, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a blast from the past restuarant. Great food, friendly staff, owners are doing a great job. The Possum Pie is a must! Talalia, prime rib and twice baked potato very tasty.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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203 reviews 203 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here for lunch after a 4 hour hike on Mt. Nebo. We studied the menu for a few and I decided on the fried chicken, since that's what they were known for. When I ordered it, the server told me that it was a 20 minute wait for fried chicken. Normally, I wouldn't have minded to wait, but... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This resturant has been around forever. It has changed ownership in 2014 and the owner is cleaning up and fixing up. There is improvement daily and the food and service is great. It is like going into the past. The food is very good and the service is consistantly excellent. If it were not for Arkansas law, most people would... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wanted off the interstate to eat something besides fast food. Hit the spot! From the Deep South, so know Southern cooking, and was not disappointed. My teen daughter ate all her chicken fried chicken breast and gravy! Twice baked potato looked great. Priceless atmosphere that you just can't recreate. Takes you back to time before suburbs when hometown meant something.... More

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North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Great diner with lots of character. Elvis ate here before he was famous. Restaurant has been there since 1947. Catfish is excellent and you need to try the Possum Pie! New owner doing a great job.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

And that's a good thing! Comfort food. Great portions and priced right. Fried chicken and CFS cooked to order. Comfortable booths. Lil cool but atmosphere was awesome. Reminded me of Moores in Houston,MS minus the cig smoke;)

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Dardanelle, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Today my husband and I went to Old South, while it's still dated it did seem a little cleaner then it did our last visit. The server was friendly and prompt, and for the first time in a long time the food was well prepared. Not perfect but much better then the previous visits. The new owners seem to be... More

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Russellville, Arkansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This landmark restaurant is unfortunately in a downhill slide. The restaurant is never truly clean, the wait staff (with a couple of exceptions) and cooks are constantly turning over so there is no consistency. We used to go every weekend for breakfast but after the last visit vowed "never again."

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Bold roaches! One crawled onto the table & another crawled up my mother's back. DISGUSTING. We are filing a report with the health department! Never again!

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