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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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
Sterling, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I've gone twice in the last week and it is by far the best finer I've found in Russellville. Good, waitresses, pie, clean place - it's hot it all. Can't go wrong with a daily special or off the menu. I ordered the Friday special, Prime Rib, to hi do I could have it later during my night shift. It... More 

Thank kamikazekiddo
West Plains, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We went to the Old South restaurant after a long day of road-tripping in Arkansas and were not disappointed. The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. Our waitress was friendly but the service was sort of slow. That's the only not positive thing I would say about this place.

Thank lovetotravel293
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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?