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Old South Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
+1 479-968-3789
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Russellville, Arkansas
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the Old South for 40 years! The food is still great! I particularly love their breakfast. The biscuits and gravy are hard to beat! And plate sized pancakes!! Also love their house salad dressing!

Thank Bruce C
Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Old South Restaurant. he staff was very friendly, and the food was terrific. We ordered chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken - the best! The desserts also looked delicious, but we were too full to even taste them

Thank viajera923
Springdale, Ar
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good down home cooking. Delicious. Took my grandmother and we were both pleased! Will definitely be back.

Thank Brittney J
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great southern country family owned feeling about the place. Food was fabulous and staff is always friendly. We enjoy this place for breakfast and have taken friends here for lunch. Always fresh, friendly, and fabulous.

Thank WonderlustMuse
Little Rock, Arkansas
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Been in the Russellville area several time and thought I would give Old South a shot. I ordered the breakfast for lunch and was pleasantly surprised how good the food was at this restaurant. The atmosphere reminded me of a local diner mixed with Waffle House. Gives it two thumbs up in my book!

Thank Patrick M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

They sure do serve up a great meal! Yummy food for hungry travelers....I would have to say they should be #1. Reviews were spot on!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We felt at home the minute we walked from the doors with a couple of friendly greetings, as the owner's wife (I think) cleaned a booth table for us. Our server made a good recommendation of a breakfast burrito for my husband. Not his normal fare. One of the best touches was bringing out our single orders of biscuits and... More 

Thank Paula B
Lakewood, Washington
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had dinner here while attending a high school reunion in Russellville. I have lived elsewhere for the past 50 years and actually used to eat at the Old South back in the mid 1960s. It doesn't seem to have changed an iota. Great place. Very simple and plain but the food is great. The only disappointment was that I... More 

Thank James P
Russellville, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Out of town family always wants to eat there-friendly service and good food in a comfortable atmosphere

Thank elizabethbA72FH
Russellville Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in Russellville. The food is cooked like your grandma did when you were young. Big portions too.

Thank headballcoach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Russellville
  • Phone Number: +1 479-968-3789

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