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Southern Kitchen

9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
+1 540-740-3514
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peanut soup” (61 reviews)
“pie” (39 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Shenandoah Caverns and decided to have dinner before returning to the resort. We chose Southern Kitchen. I'm a fan of most vegetables and I thoroughly enjoyed my choice of buttered beets and buttered carrots. They were both delicious. My husband loved his...More

Thank smiles4hisglory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the motel. They have mixed reviews. Wait staff is friendly. Seated promptly. Ordered roast beef dinner. It arrived in timely manner. Beef wa so over cooked you jaw hurt from chewing. Gravy standard low class diner fare, beef broth thickened with corn starch....More

1  Thank steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on a weekday night. Went about 7pm. There were only about a dozen people there, so we were probably latebirds. We were told chicken was the specialty, so hubby had fried chicken breast & a thigh. It came with a house salad. The...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer your standard diner fair with a southern flair. The fried chicken was very good. We went back for breakfast and it met all our needs. Nothing fancy or gourmet, but you won't leave hungry and it was a pleasant atmosphere.

Thank 340gleng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd heard the fried chicken was good, and we heard right. All the food we had was very good, generous portions, and a fair price. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to come by on recommendation of a friend. Food was good, not as outstanding as the reviews implied it to be. Service was fantastic!

Thank KatnVA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have previously given Southern Kitchen high TripAdvisor review high marks. It is becoming a tradition for us to stop here on our way to Washington DC. Southern Kitchen is a classic little diner, with the best real home style meals you could want. It...More

Thank robert p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little cafe/diner has a late fifties flare. We stopped in on our way through town and enjoyed a light lunch. Here's a tip, it is a busy place with a laid back attitude so don't go if you are in a rush. Oh, and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In New Market on business and drove by this location and we decided to give it a try for dinner. We had the fried chicken, buffalo chicken wrap, grilled cheese and beef vegetable soup. All were fantastic. The fried chicken was crispy and well prepared....More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A party of seven family members on a 12hr ride from NJ to TN needed a quick stop for lunch. We found Southern Kitchen. It was very reasonable, the service was OK and the food was good too. More importantly, the place was very busy...More

Thank Samm B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they serve wine?
6 May 2017|
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Response from rchalfen | Reviewed this property |
AGREED - wine and beer are only alcoholic drinks.
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Are you hiring at the moment?
6 January 2015|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
In answer to your question I have only ate here twice. Both my times were great and I do expect to return. You can call them at (540) 740-3514 and ask them. Good Luck as this a great place and the staff is very friendly!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Shenandoah County  >  New Market
  • Phone Number: +1 540-740-3514
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