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Southland Restaurant and Catering

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SNACK BAR‎
Southland Snack Bar
Is the home of southland's well-known carolina bar-b-que. For decades the snack bar has been a gathering place for the locals to relax, have a great BBQ sandwich, & converse. The snack bar also serves a full breakfast menu from 6am to 10:30am daily.
Hog Wild Wednesday
Going on close to 15 years ago southland started a new tradition in the snack bar -- half price on dine in BBQ for dinner. We call it "hog wild wednesday". If you come on wednesday's get here early! (Starts around 5:30pm). It is usually a packed house.
Hand Dipped Ice Cream
The snack bar is proud to serve premium blue bunny® ice cream. We picked this brand many years ago based on the quality of the ice cream. We carry many flavors including some seasonal surprises! We are happy to hand dip any combination you like to create your own treat.
Hunt Brothers Pizza®
The‎ snack bar serves hunt brothers pizza® -- made to order -- even by the "hunk" (2 slices). This is also a menu item we chose carefully due to its high quality. You can find a cheaper pizza, but not a better value & quality for its price.
RESTAURANT‎
Southland Restaurant
Is‎ the locals' favorite full service family dining spot. We serve breakfast all day, & we have excellent daily buffets as well! If there is one thing we are known for from the menu it is our fried chicken. You simply will not find better fried chicken that we know of.
Hog Wild Wednesday
Going on close to 15 years ago southland started a new tradition in the southland restaurant -- half price on dine in BBQ for dinner. We call it "hog wild wednesday". If you come on wednesday's get here early! (Starts around 5:30pm). It is usually a packed house.
Thanksgiving 2012
What a beautiful buffet the restaurant staff prepared this year! Here is a video of the "spread" shot just after the buffet was first put out.
Our Tobacco Outlet
Is a widely known to have the best selection of tobacco products, freshly rotated. We stock hundreds of styles of cigarettes. Additionally our walk in humidor contains a good selection of premium cigars.
About
Established in 1972. "Southland", as we are known, is comprised of Southland Restaurant, Southland Snack Bar, as well a general convenience store and shopping areas. Southland Restaurant serves country-style lunch and dinner buffets, and a weekend breakfast bar (Sat/Sun). Enjoy "Breakfast Anytime" from our full service menu. We are well known for having "The Best Fried Chicken" and BBQ. Southland Snack Bar features fast made to order Carolina BBQ sandwiches and dinners. We serve premium Blue Bunny brand hand-dipped ice cream. Southland serves locals and travelers alike, many of whom are visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are a landmark stop that is part of many folks' vacation traditions.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Barbecue, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice family place. Similar food to cracker barrel. Decent salad bar and small buffet on occasion that is kept stocked and clean. Polite and friendly service. Not a great choice if someone in your party is vegan or vegetarian but for the rest of us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank djandkaren
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hi djandkaren - thanks for your review. We appreciate your business and the fact that you took time to let others know about our local family restaurant. I will let our staff know you mentioned how well the buffet was attended. Come back soon.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Pleasing variety of Southern favorites, including pulled pork, fried fish and fried chicken. Buffet a better value than menu selection. However, limited hours. Exceptionally helpful and pleasant wait staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RONALD A
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks Ronald for your review - we especially appreciate you providing your feedback on the service during your visit to our family restaurant. I will pass this along to our staff !

Reviewed October 11, 2018

We stop on our way home to grab some lunch. Great place, great customer service, clean and great food. Fried chicken and fried catfish are wonderful great taste and great potion. All day breakfast! Definitely will go back for buffet. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FamilyGuy4X4
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments about our family restaurant. Alot of hard work goes in to what we do each and everyday here and we appreciate you highlighting your visit with us and sharing with others.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

I love fried chicken and after five days south of the Mason-Dixon line hadn't had any, so when I saw the billboard advertising Southland's, I told my husband, we're stopping there. Of course we had the dog with us and it was over 90 outside...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sullific
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thanks for stopping in for THE BEST Fried Chicken araound ! Glad the food was a hit and you had a chance to browse the gift shop. See you next time!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Nice little cafe with great BBQ it's all i ever eat there. Wednesday is half price BBQ after 5 PM. I eat at the gift shop not in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gunin4u
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thanks for coming in to Southland Snack Bar which is right next to our full service restaurant. The Snack Bar indeed features delicious NC BBQ and you are correct that every Wed evening we have HOG WILD WEDNESDAY where the BBQ Sandwiches and Dinners are...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Southland is at the Virginia, North Carolina border on your way to and from the Outer Banks. We had the fried chicken and chicken and dumplings for lunch today with 2 sides each and walked out for around $25. Good food, friendly service and excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tim0thymk
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

We are thrilled you took the time to write such a favorable review for our family establishment. Thursdays we feature Chicken n Dumplin's on our lunch and diiner buffet but it is always available as a menu item daily.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We stopped for the Sunday buffet recommended by others, and were grateful for the RV parking, since we were on our way home from the Outer Banks. There are two unpaved areas behind the restaurant in which RVs can park, with a drive down the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HappyWVRetiree
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hi HappyWVRetiree - Thanks for mentioning the improved RV parking. Im sure this was convenient for you and others throughout the season. Any business to and from the OBX that can accomodate large RV's and have 3 acres or parking and 4 outlets to Hwy...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Our Group of 10 stopped here on the way home from the Beach! We all got the buffet & it was delicious! They had both breakfast and lunch items available at 11:00 AM! Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage gravy & biscuits, fruit, salad, fried chicken,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank spiritedconscience
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi - thank you for this awesome review. The brunch buffet is very popular and is served on Saturday's for just $8.99. Thanks for bringing your group in and we hope you have a chance to visit us again !

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This state line restaurant might not be the destination restaurant of your trip, but it is a safe choice with good food and service that the locals frequent if you are passing thru North Carolina to Virginia (or the other way around).

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lauriemcmo
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for your review and we appreciate you giving us 5 stars. Please come back soon for another visit. Keep us in mind for Hog Wild Wednesdays - after 5pm half price bbq!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

I ad visited next door time and time again and I said I would finally come to the buffet one day and we did on a Sunday morning we did a special drive from Norfolk, Va. The breakfast buffet was tasty everyone on the staff...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 89edithb
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks so much for making the trip down to dine with us! We appreciate you giving us the great review and I will share this with our staff.

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