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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
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant is not fancy, but the staff and food are awesome!!! The staff was friendly, funny, helpful and just great. The food arrived fast, hot and was delicious. I give it high KUDOS!!

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I are here, mainly based on the reviews. It was a walk back into the fifties. Clean and super friendly host and waitress. I felt like I was walking into a relatives home. I ordered the special which was southern fried chicken...More

Thank Twinstatecritic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being in the car all day wanted to find a good stop for dinner & not be a "chain". Came upon Southern Kitchen & what a wonderful surprise. Our favorite, oyster stew was on the menu & we had to try it - it was...More

Thank Ann8247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop! Good ole Southern breakfast ! Local atmosphere and the second Weds of every month local retired Marines gather for lunch !

Thank happycamper951
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped after going to the military museum. Right on main street in a small town. That describes the restaurant as well. Small town, good basic home cooked meal. I had the chicken and it was good. My wife thought the stewed tomatoes were pretty...More

Thank ksrich
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt will be talking about this gem for years to come. OUTSTANDING fresh food with a beautiful country atmosphere. Fried chicken is epic.This place impacted us greatly.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We have been to the Southern Kitchen several times over the years. On our return trip from Charlottesville we elected to divert 75 miles to New Market. Southern Kitchen has exceptional fried chicken. My wife ordered the chicken which she loved and we brought a...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. Hometown local feeling. Chocolate pot delicious. Ate here Halloween. Servers dressed as gnomes and gave out candy to kids that came in trick or treating.

Thank baglady1950
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The fried chicken is their number one dish. But you can't beat their liver and onions. And by all means, try the stewed tomatoes.

Thank Irvin2016
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We eat here at least once a year in our travels and it is a good, local diner with the 50's decor. The staff is friendly, the menu offers a wide variety of choices, their specialty is their fried chicken and they always offer a...More

Thank karlykat6
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5 May 2017|
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Response from rchalfen | Reviewed this property |
AGREED - wine and beer are only alcoholic drinks.
Brittany W
5 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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