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Reviewed March 14, 2021

Years ago I came here and was less than disappointed. This is my second time back in less than 3 months. Wow what a change in the food taste and appearance. Prices are spot on for the amount of food you get.The service was outstanding...and the staff are so pleasant. The place itself is bright and inviting. If you live in Delaware, Maryland or passing through on your way to the beach its a must. I came here with my visiting father and he was upset I could not take him. I will be coming back again and agian.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

Waiting for the restaurant to re-open, but in the meantime the same wholesome, generously-portioned home cooking (nothing fancy) is available a few blocks away from a silver trailer. Prices are reasonable, staff is friendly and accommodating, so don't be shy!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 19, 2020 via mobile

They have closed the regular restaurant and moved a little West to the corner of 113 and 16. Look for a silver trailer in the gravel lot. I got the rib dinner and the smoked flavor was outstanding, by the time I got home the...big French fries had gotten a little soggy but the Mac n’ cheese was good. She got the Rock fish and was happy.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Saw this place in restaurant impossible, they have great food. The place is very inviting and the owner stops by in every table to talked to everybody and asked how's the food. The food was so good! We will be back again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

WE went to the restaurant on christmas eve first time. It was 5:00 and we almost didnt go in there was no customers. we started to get back in car, This man outside the restaurant yelled at us "Where you going?" He said they closed...at 6 and we have plenty of ttime. The waitress was nice but this man who says hes the brother in law of the owner... was rude. Yes we were almost finished our meal he came to our table thew a empty plate on top of our main plate that still had crab we paid for on it and was still eating.. He says "you done" My husband was quiet but when we got to the car he was really dissapointed that we were treated in such a way. We will never be backMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

We saw this place on our way to the beach to visit friends this past weekend and after checking out the reviews we decided this is where we would stop for dinner on our way home. We recently discovered this little short cut to the...beach and although I was thrilled about the time it saved I was a little sad it meant we would no longer pass by Jimmy's Grille so I could grab some of my favorites to take home. Well my frown was turned upside down when I quickly realized that the menu and the food all tasted quite similar, but quite a bit better so I asked our server and she confirmed that the place was owned by Jimmy's former head chef. We started with a cup of the Lima Beaan Soup and both hubby and I ordered the 4 piece fried chicken dinner and for our sides we had the stuffing topped with chicken gravy, collard greens, cole slaw, green beans and we each ordered an additional side - stewed tomatoes for me and fried okra for him. Everything was absolutely delicious, the chicken had a better flavor and was moister then Jimmy's and the sides all tasted a bit different as well, like they had been cooked that day but the biggest difference was with the soup. The broth tasted of ham, a much more savory version then we had become used to at the other place and hubby hasn't stopped talking about it since. The portions are large so we both ended up taking half of our meals home with us and didn't have any room left for dessert which is a shame considering the vast amount of choices - all homemade in house. This place is fairly small and even though we stopped for dinner close to 7 pm the dining room was packed and the people never stopped coming in the whole time we were there. I feel horrible that we never got our server's name because she was the epitome of true Southern hospitality, hopefully we'll see her on our next visit so I can give credit where it is due.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

Everyone by now must know Restaurant Impossible was there in August and the show will be shown I heard in November??!? It's bright/ white, love the decor, the hardwood floors? re stained? and I believe the service has changed also! Could it be more help...now? The Food is terrific, great breakfast and the best biscuits and gravy I ever had!! Desserts are wonderful very reasonable! Love your lemon meringue pie!!!! Excellent!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 20, 2019

We had heard, Restaurants Impossible, had given Soutern Grill a make over. Of course we had to See for ourselves. We had been years ago and now wanted to see the New Look. It was clean, still small. Food was good. Service was good but....not the atmosphere we really like. Prices were a tad high.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

We went today because we were anxious to see the results of Mr. Irvine's remodel of the building & we were curious if service had improved. NOT. NOT. NOT. We - 4 adults - entered the building at 11:45AM & were seated immediately. The waitress...took our orders at 12Noon. 1 Fried Flounder Sandwich. 1 Taco Wrap. 1 Angus Burger - done well. 1 piece of Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans. The Flounder & Angus Burger were delivered at 12:35PM. 35 minutes! The Liver platter & Taco Wrap were delivered 10 minutes later. The Burger was red inside, but charred on the outside so it was returned when the last dishes were delivered with the request to cook it until "done". At 12:55PM the Burger had NOT been returned. I went to the kitchen area & requested to speak to a manager. A man admitted he was in charge & his name was Man(?) I explained that it was now 1 hour since our table had ordered a "Done" Burger & it had not been delivered. He said it was ready. I said we don't want it now because the other 3 people were done eating. I requested our bill so we could pay & leave. He said OK. Find your waitress. I was astounded. No apology. Nothing. I informed him I would be making a poor review of our experience & that we came specifically to see the remodel, etc. He just stared at me & said, "You don't want the Burger so I can't help you." As I stood there staring at him as he lounged against the door opening, in disbelief of his horrible customer service, he may have said, under his breath, "I apologize." I hope he said that. We will never be back. The Flounder was fried to a dry, crisp, thin, inedible mess. The liver was over-cooked and the edges were so hard they broke off, inedible. The Burger was brought to the table in a styrofoam box that had been sitting too close to a heat source causing it to warp beyond the ability to close. The Burger was charred, broken into 3 pieces & had shrunk to about a 1 1/2" diameter. The Taco Wrap was great. Don't waste your time or money at this restaurant. The remodel is very nice. There are 4 fewer tables. I'm sad that Chef & Owner Ron White was not there. I believe he doesn't know about the rude and slow staff.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Ironically we drove from Dover just to support this restaurant. We got a recommendation to done here, discovering it on our way to Congress. The FIRST time we stopped on the way back to DC. The waitress was awesome as well as the food! The...SECOND time was in this picture. SERVICE WAS HORRENDOUS! We sat for 20 mins and the waitress on from our first visit came outside of her area to get us drinks. Finally OUR waitress took our order. FORTY minutes later we got up to leave and was chased down by I believe it was possibly the "owner" who took me to a young man who was the manager. They were trying t to give me our order for breakfast to take with us. I declined since we came 30 miles at the bequest of my wife just for breakfast AND possibly our same waitress. The elder gentleman was apologetic. But the was a nonchalant attitude with the manager. There is NO way 60 minutes should pass before a BREAKFAST is sat in front of us seeing we were due in Philly by 1 PM. So from 10:45 am to 12:03 PM we were on premises. I convinced my wife that we should give them another chance since we hadn't eaten there after the makeover of which we were privy to the choice to do so. Today....smh....we went in and asked for the manager just as we were instructed. We ordered, ate and asked again for the manager. He sent "word" that our meal was free, never even greeting us. I wanted to ask for catering for our upcoming family reunion with six legs if families. Yet from a previous discrepancy we didn't even recieve a greeting. This time the employees were cordial and courteous. Just disturbed that with such a screw up the first time we knew customer relations would be in order. NOT. Well we do not think management deserves this business. I will not bite my tongue with speaking g of this. There was one other observation on the second visit the left me livid! I don't speak of it because of the potential outcome of outrage. So just with the nonchalant attitude and an hour wait for two eggs, bacon, toast and grits... I don't think our meager business is treasured. I trained public servants. I trained them that the customer is not always right. But we don't go through great lengths to prove it. This time the consumer was right...with no proof needed. I even left contact info as to discuss it later. It seemed as if they wanted it right then even though we had to be north in an hour....never again after our third visit. And it was not even full this morning.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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