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Old South Restaurant

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American, Diner
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1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been in Russellville for many many years. I ate there as a small child with my parents and now my family eats there. It has good simple food like you you would make at home -- if you had the time. The service is always good and the prices are very reasonable. At first glance on the... More 

Thank Debbie Frame W
Miami, Oklahoma
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was located on the route between our hotel and The Center for the Arts where we were attending an event. A lot of local people eat here, I heard the staff call them by name as they came in the front door. The food was good, the quantities were too large for us.

Thank Jean A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant that brings back very good memories we were able to share that with our family when me and their mother when I went there as students at Arkansas Tech

Thank Tom T
Russellville, Arkansas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here. Daily specials, great food and service. Good southern home style cooking. Never disappoints.

Thank Amy S
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A landmark. The food is not fancy but it is good. I love the house salad dressing. My biggest complaint is they charge extra for to go orders. Makes me want to bring my own containers.

Thank 897terih
Holland, AR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality food, outstanding service & a blast from the past atmosphere. You will not regret going here. Try the homemade pies!!!

Thank Tom M
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best breakfast in town. I normally eat breakfast there at least once a week and have never had a reason to complain about anything. The service is outstanding!

1 Thank Blue H
Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't tried the old South in the past year, you should consider going. The management has change and he and his team have made the place come alive. The food quality is above average and the patrons get plenty to eat. They have worked hard in customer focus. You should give the historic restaurant a try and enjoy!

2 Thank randyc186
Russellville, Arkansas
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the Old South. You can get breakfast all day, or they have a nicely varied menu for lunch and dinner. Try the chicken fried chicken or the hamburger. The ribs on Thursday night or the Prime Rib on Friday night are favorites of my friends. We usually go to Old South at least once a week for dinner.

1 Thank Debra R
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

After checking the reviews here, decided to try it out for lunch. Was not disappointed! Sat at the front and got served very quickly. Waitress recommended the beef tips and they were wonderful! Lunch special comes with desert, which was delicious! Will return!

1 Thank George B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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: 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?