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Southern Kitchen

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1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405-3310
+1 253-627-4282
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best food EVAAAHHH. There was a line to get in, which I was told was typical but it didn't take long to get a seat. The waitstaff was attentive, kind, had great suggestions, and was very prompt. The food was fantastic. I ate too much so I didn't have room for the peach cobbler but it was highly recommended. I... More 

1 Thank Wenonah D
Cleveland, Ohio
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198 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and I can see why. The food was very typically and authentically southern. Wouldn't recommend eating here if you are on a diet. The fried okra are great, as well as the fried green tomatoes. I had the fried catfish with greens and yams and it was delicious. Definitely show up... More 

1 Thank Lulu2828
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203 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

French Toast with Bacon & fresh OJ was Excellent. My friend ordered the veggie omelet & grits and was very happy. Quite a few people were ordering catfish & fried chicken at 10am and looked very happy as well. The staff is Fantastic & no real wait for Excellent food - will definitely be back soon!

Thank JuneOlympia
Sherwood Park, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Good homemade breakfast spot in downtown Tacoma. Good size menu, have to try the catfish next time we're thru. French toast was excellent. Parking is a bit tough.

Thank SherwoodParkShrek
Lubbock, Texas
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193 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2014

OMG! This place rocks. We ate so much food I could barely move to get out of the place. It is a small place with great food and friendly people. Drinks are served in a mason jar. My sister and I ordered different plates so that we could try different things and share. We had fried chicken, fried catfish, grits,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1,497 reviews
846 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really enjoyed this place, it's true southern food in Seattle. The corn bread served at the start of the meal was unusual, it was in pancake form. I had never seen that before. And it was delicious. I had the best chicken fried steak I've had on the west coast here. Service excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank axs666
Gig Harbor, Washington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love fried chicken and decided to try the local "southern kitchen" restaurant on 6th avenue in Tacoma WA yesterday. It was a cool drizzley kind of day; soo, this sounded just like what the doctor ordered. We looked forward to a couple of fried chicken sandwiches.... and a side of greens and yams... But yikes, it took an hour... More 

1 Thank Loughfavorites
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

Small restaurant but definitely where the locals eat. Was recommended to us while visiting in Tacoma. Did not disappoint. Yummy food and good portions. Crowded right after we got there for lunch. We were early; friendly staff and locally owned family business. Nothing fancy, go for the food.

Thank dolls111
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

Travel for a living many family members from MS. My wife and I went to SK while in WA for the State Fair. I have spent a lot of time in the South visiting fam and working. This place is way off the mark on many things. The worst being the catfish and hush puppies. Not sure which one is... More 

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Belton, Texas
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is just a very nice hometown type of place right in Tacoma. It has been on the Food network and has a very good reputation. I enjoyed the Food and the people. The best thing I had was their strawberry lemonade It is without a doubt the best you will have in Tacoma.

Thank Balucanb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-4282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?