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“Awesome! Authentic, great food...try out the lemonade in canning jars, and the delicious peach pie. Jesus... immaculate...”
Review of Southern Kitchen

Southern Kitchen
Ranked #44 of 766 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Reviewed November 16, 2007

Awesome! Authentic, great food...try out the lemonade in canning jars, and the delicious peach pie. Jesus... immaculate food!

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Reviewed October 21, 2006

Southern Kitchen is a little dive to look at, with areas needed repainting, an old sign outside, and a screen door at the entrance. But that's part of the ambience at this place where you can find people dining in suits next to people that look like they just came off the street. Prices are very cheap, less than $10.

Both sets of my grandparents lived in small towns in midwest Texas. They would serve freshly caught catfish, fried with a cornmeal batter that was best I have ever had... until Southern Kitchen. I don't where they get their catfish, but it consistently plump, juicy and very fresh tasting with a wonderful cornmeal batter. I was not as impressed with their fried chicken, but it certainly wasn't bad.

They do wonderful breakfasts, and repeated friends eating with me have agreed, their single best dish is their fried catfish fillet breakfast. You may find it hard to imagine eating catfish for breakfast (as I did at first), but try it, you'll love it. Their grits are unusually good (how do you make grits special? I don't know, but they did). Their biscuits, surprisingly, are not a standout. Sometimes fairly good, sometimes a little dried out. (I was raised on southern food -- I'm picky.)

Other items that are especially good: panfried ham on the breakfast menu, mac 'n' cheese, fried okra, and a very large glass of mango lemonade (share it with 2 or 3 people). They have won several awards for their peach cobbler, but I was disappointed with it personally. It's made with canned peaches and tastes it.

One of the best meals in Tacoma, and a great value. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed November 28, 2005

This is one of the best restaurants in Tacoma. It is very small, but the food is like home cooked meals. The people are very friendly and warm. They make the best mango lemonade.

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