We were on our way through and decided to do a 24 hour stopover in Tacoma just to check it out. I saw a rib place around lunch time (but it wasn't open) so I searched for another southern food restaurant. I found Southern Kitchen. Who would have guessed what a SCORE that would be! It was Saturday around 1 pm. when we arrived and the place was hopping but they had a table for us. From the moment of arrival to the moment of departure it was like being at a cousin's house for a meal. Everyone was so nice to us. There were families at many of the tables around us and a large number of very finely dressed individuals and couples. The people watching was nearly as good as the food. Ahhhh, the food! We had fried okra and chicken. Out of this world!!! The waiter (I think his name is Paul) was the greatest highlight of all. Just a super NICE guy. Tacoma and Southern Kitchen will be a destination for us from here on out.