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We are a family owned restaurant focused on Southern comfort cuisine. Our goal is to serve delicious food with a small town charm.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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All reviews brunch shrimp and grits trout quiche brussels sprouts red pepper bisque pork medallions peas salad steak nice restaurant yadkin valley nice dinner saturday night service was great cooked perfectly small town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heritage Winery recommended this restaurant and it seems to be the ONLY game in town, in terms of somewhat 'fine dining'. The food was fine, a bit salty for our tastes, but standard Southern fare. The service was VERY below par. We had to beg...for drink refills... At NO POINT should a customer have an empty glass or dirty dishes in front of them. The manager made NO effort to come ask how our food was. The wait staff stood in the back laughing while we had to perform an interpretive dance to get refills. LOTS of potential, too bad staff can't be trained to be more attentive. We were the ONLY CUSTOMERS in the place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in and seated immediately. Server looked at us, said nothing. Another couple enters restaurant, gets seated and our server greets them and takes drink order. Looks at us again and ignored us. Finally our server walks in front of our table, now 10 minutes...after being seated and askes the couple seating at a table next to us if everything is ok. She says nothing to us. We got up and left. You make choices everyday how to spend your money. This place gets nothing from me! Can't comment on food we never got there.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by Walt from Slightly Askew Winery. We both ordered steaks, my wife enjoyed a 6 oz filet and a 12 oz New York strip for me. Both steaks were seasoned and cooked to perfection. Both came with mashed potatoes which were...very good. Service was very good. We'd go back if we're in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

I went with 3 other people for lunch prior to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. We all enjoyed our lunch. I had the turkey and Brie sandwich with sweet potato fries. Delicious! Our server was great and had a great smile! Very enjoyable time. We...will return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

The staff was super helpful on the phone taking my first reservation and when I called back the same day they were just as helpful in making my last minute adjustment to accommodate our Reeves Theatre show times. Great Food, Great Prices and very nice...patrons! Look forward to returning here to eat!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021

Visited on a Saturday night and the place was busy. The menu had lots of things I liked so my meal selection was difficult. Ordered the brussell sprout appetizer and it was delicious and enough for 4 people. I had the fried chicken breast and...again it was delicious. Waitress gave excellent service especially on a busy night. I wiil definitely be backMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile

Lovely evening. My wife and I ate a relaxed early dinner in the patio. Friendly and attentive service. She had the shrimp and grits. Generous portion and large shrimp. Very good. I had deviled eggs and a caprese flatbread. Very tasty. The cheesecake desert lacked...distinctive flavor, but the peach sinker was excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2021

Southern on Main is such a great little find in the beautiful town of Elkin. The food is consistently delicious, the wait staff are kind, and the chef clearly cares about the food. They change menu items on the regular so there is always something...new and fresh to try. It truly feels like a restaurant that belongs in a big city but the small town it resides in only adds to the southern charm.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2021 via mobile

You are in for a wonderful treat if you are lucky enough to eat here! Our hotel recommended it and we are so glad they did as the food was amazing and great vale.The staff were friendly and helpful too and the final bill was...unbelievably cheap. We enjoyed the brussel sprout starter( so fresh) and the braised short rib was so tender and with collard greens and sweet potato mash about $17!My husband enjoyed a delicious rib eye supper for about $20… the portions were so good too ….lots of the locals I noticed were taking boxes of food home.We recommend the house cab ..a steal at $20 a bottle. All in all a great meal enjoyed in the courtyard on Friday night…no wonder the restaurant was packed….More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021

We had dinner here twice while in the area. The food was excellent and service was superb! This restaurant is a gem in Elkin!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2021

Stopped here on the first day of our blue ridge parkway trip. Our server was attentive and helpful in recommending food and cocktails. Had shrimp and grits and fried chicken. Fod was excellent. Outside seating was pleasant. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021

We were seating outside and the setting was very casual but nice. I ordered the duck breast and my husband ordered the grouper. The sauce on the duck was very good, but a lot of fat on the duck. My husband’s grouper was small cut...and thin but tasted and cooked perfectly. We will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

We were inclined to come here and the deal was sealed with the recommendation of the clerk at our hotel. We received a warm greeting. The inside area is kind of cramped, but not too bad. The server recommended the brussels sprouts appetizer, which was...more than enough for two to share and was really good. Probably the best part of the meal. I ordered pan seared pork medallions. The sauce was flavorful, but the meat was a little too done for me. The best part of the entree were the sides of mashed potatoes and red cabbage. My wife ordered the shrimp & grits, which was a mistake. We are used to the dish as prepared in Savannah which has a lot of flavor. She found the dish flavorless here, but my take after tasting was the flavors were more subtle. Wife wished she had ordered the roast chicken. For dessert we had to order the local specialty - a sonker, which is a specialty in Surry County, NC. Kind of like a cobbler. It was very good and worth ordering, although I was disappointed to learn that the fillings were all bought rather than made at the restaurant. For all that, the meal was far better and more interesting than you would expect in small-town North Carolina. And the service is as friendly and open as you would expect and hope.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Canned green beans, cheap chicken, flavorless catfish that had been previously frozen. They say southern fare with flair… they lied. The server stunk bad. Her BO made lunch more miserable than the food. The prices and ambiance make you think you are getting a great...meal and experience. Very very misleading. I’m southern. I cook for a living. What they served us was three day old fruit with pretty plates… but it was horrible. The peach drink I had and the free bread and the waffle itself were the only edible things. I ate two bites off my plate and my daughter left over half of hers. I think they gave us a 5% discount. We will never return. Go to Burger King, at least you know what to expect.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

This was our second visit and we were very pleased with the variety and quality of the meal. For those living in the area you have a jewel. For those traveling on interstate 81 in North Carolina it is an easy and on in Elkin,...NC. You will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Greg I
February 16, 2018|
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My apologies for not seeing this question 2 months ago. We do accept reservations, and they are encouraged on weekend nights, and any time for parties of 6 or more.
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September 1, 2017|
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I would assume they would be but I'd give them a call. Their number is (336)258-2144. As a matter of fact we just got home from there. I was going to review them when I saw your question. I need to tell you the place is... More
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Yes, Southern on Main offers takeout services.

Southern on Main is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5