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606 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4130
910-640-5550
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Great food... A nice surprise!

We pass through Whiteville frequently as we have family in the area. We were looking for somewhere different to take my wife's grandmother and decided to try Southern Kitchen. What a great experience. The chef has fantastic and unique takes on many dishes and everyone from 8 to 96 in our party was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
John F
,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We pass through Whiteville frequently as we have family in the area. We were looking for somewhere different to take my wife's grandmother and decided to try Southern Kitchen. What a great experience. The chef has fantastic and unique takes on many dishes and everyone from 8 to 96 in our party was impressed. The staff was super friendly. We... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We heard about this place in the past and as we arrived to Whiteville visiting friends, we decided it was a great opportunity to try it. I must say it was absolutely delightful! We ordered the Cambodian Beef and the Grilled Ahi Tuna. Both were excellent and the service was great, too. Not to mention the Escargot appetizer and lovely... More 

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Wilmington, N.C.
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This restaurant would like to be considered a four star restaurant. They have many impressive accolades hanging on their walls; glowing reviews from a number of local papers, magazine articles, etc. A group of friends, numbering approximately 20, and I went on a day trip, exploring Fair Bluff (Lumber River Walk) & Whiteville. Our plan was to have dinner at... More 

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guillaume3, Owner at Southern Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Matthew, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a positive experience, and I would like to address the negative aspects of that experience, which did not involve you personally, but another person of your group. 1. That person's order had been entered wrong into our computer. That is the... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

On a visit to Whiteville for a family gathering, my friend and I had a Friday night dinner at Southern Kitchen. I had read very positive reviews and my expectations were high. I could not have been more pleased. From the welcoming attention of the wait staff (Chelsey) to the fabulous menu equal to a nice restaurant in a much... More 

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Sailin925
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Food at Southern kitchen is not at all what one might expect to find in the small town of Whiteville, NC! Not your traditional "Mom & Pop" style diner...the menu at this place rocks! A fusion of cultures and locally sourced food make for a delightful dining or lunchtime experience. Call ahead for a reservation in the evening. You will... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Found this shop while searching for another restaurant. We were traveling East on 74 and wanted a "Mom & Pop" place to eat. It was well worth the 5 minutes it took to get there. The service was great. The restaurant is held in a building that looks to be about 100 years old. I believe it was previously a... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband & I have had lunch and dinner at Southern kitchen. The food tastes so fresh and delicious! Love the menu. Wish we could make food taste this good! The pears in my salad added the best flavor. This restaurant is worth the trip. Thank You Southern Kitchen.

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I found this treasure by pressing the nearby button on my wife's I phone. Boy was I surprised. This place is a find. Excellent food at reasonable prices. I had the portobello mushroom sandwich. By wife had one of their hamburgers. This was lunch. There is a little sister type restaurant with sandwiches right up the street. Service was good.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was looking for a restaurant to meet some friends for dinner that was a convenient "in between place" from we we all live. Wouldn't have thought of nice place to eat in Whiteville til I saw reviews on Trip Advisor, so chose Southern Restaurant. Not disappointed. Although tables are set for fine dining, You could dress up or nice casual... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant. A modest ambiance, a passable wine list, outstanding food! Worth the visit to this charming town. I had mustard encrusted lamb chops with yukon gold potatoes and French green beans, truly delicious. The house salad was so-so. Service good, prompt, cheerful. I would definitely stop again for a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4130
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Whiteville
  • Phone Number: 910-640-5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?