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Old South Restaurant

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1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
479-968-3789
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food was good but the waitress was overtaxed and forgot a couple things. The prime rib was more done than was ordered but it was nice to have grilled catfish instead of fried/breaded!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Diego, California, United States
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant that has been in business for decades and is still a great eating place and a place where old friends still gather. Others come and go but Old South is a staple in this town. Good food always....friend chicken to club sandwiches to chef salads...just delightful

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food was good but the waitress was overtaxed and forgot a couple things. The prime rib was more done than was ordered but it was nice to have grilled catfish instead of fried/breaded!

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Fort Smith, AR
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Old South has been a mainstay in Russellville since it was built in the 1940's. It looks much the same as it always has. The service was excellent. I almost got the fried chicken livers, but instead ordered one of the Friday/Saturday specials, grilled salmon and did not regret it. The homemade rolls are some of the best I've... More 

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Tecumseh, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for the fried pickle slices (apparently, these may have originated here!) and lunch. We ordered the 2 lunch specials - he got the beef tips over noodles; I selected oven fried chicken. Came with a drink and dessert - both for under $13. Just because...we ordered their FRIED GREEN TOMATOES which were huge slices and came with a... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very Good Southern food. Family that visit enjoy eating here. Sunday's the serve a Full Turkey W/Stuffing, Friday nights enjoy Prime Rib or a Salmon Supper. We Love their Chicken Fried Steak! The gravy is Outstanding! But save room for the Possum Pie or take it home, you'll Love It!!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pat and Dale, the new owners of the Old South Restaurant, have a reputation for developing top notch restaurants. They established Home Plate just north of Hot Springs Village from a restaurant that had gone under at least twice and make it a smashing success. We visited Old South on July 20th and it is obvious that the food quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The old time cafe feeling adds to the environment of the restaurant. The food I'd delicious and the servers are fantastic. :) I would recommend it to anyone for a first date to meeting with friends! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful well maintained landmark Seat yourself Great, gracious, friendly, prompt service Management walking close by and very hands on The place was packed but we found a table and great waitress in moments I got the breakfast special with petite Jean Bologna( local specialty) Yes, I know what it's made of ... It was worth overlooking Great breakfast! MASSIVE quantities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

the old Old South is gone and new management has come in. They have actually started watching staff and food exiting the kitchen. The quality has picked up and you can get a pretty decent meal. Need a little menu engineering to polish it up. But overall, if grandma or mom asks to go there, it's a better choice than... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped in here for a Sunday morning breakfast and really enjoyed ourselves; sometimes there is just nothing quite like some Southern comfort food to start the day off with.

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  • Address: 1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Russellville
  • Phone Number: 479-968-3789

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