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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
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was recommended by a friend. Showed up about 10am on a Saturday and the parking lot was full. We entered and was greeted by an older gentleman that I assume was the owner. He spoke to us like he knew us and welcomed us right in to a restaurant full of locals. Opened the menu to find most of the... More 

Thank LainieT
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old South is a favorite go to to a lot of locals. Home made entrees and desserts. Best salad dressing around.

Thank ronsprissy
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ruben was wonderful, the saurkrat was like homemade and the corned beef was extremely tender and delicious. One of the best I have had ever. Their desserts are and have all been super good too all homemade deliciousness YUMMY

Thank Alieen R
Russellville, Arkansas
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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!

1 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 January 11, 2017

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 January 10, 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 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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147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?