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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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Holland, AR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

1 Thank randyc186
Russellville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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339 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Wichita Falls, TX
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after fishing at the Lake Dardanelle State Park nearby. That day they had beef tips and noodles as the special so two of us had that and it was good. Came with mashed potatoes and a side salad that was very fresh. Other two had chicken fried steak and chicken strips and enjoyed their meals... More 

1 Thank Jarle1989
Russellville, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant is under new ownership from past years and is going very well. Good food and lots of old history in this place. Elvis would always eat there when in town.

2 Thank Fritz K
Russellville, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I ate here when we were dating 50 years ago. New owners really turn it around. Best place in Russellville for breakfast.

2 Thank yellcounty
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is an original old diner, it feels like you step back in time when you walk through the door, the food is decent but is defenitly nothing special or as good as the reviews make it out to be, it will be a place that I won't visit twice.

Thank Santana G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Great Food and family atmosphere. We found this place on our way to Alabama last year. Looking forward to eating there again when we head south in August.

1 Thank Marcia W

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?