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Southern Kitchen & Bar

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41 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2827
+1 828-251-1777
15:00 - 02:00
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent shrimp and grits--- I could have had two servings! Ate inside, nice pub atmosphere, comfortable. If it had been a little warmer, the outside area looked inviting. Will come again.

Thank Laura A
Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my wife and I's favorite bar to go to in downtown Asheville. The outdoor patio is nice on a warm day, the indoors provides a nice atmosphere with great service, there's a room in the back with a pool table that also provides stand up comedy, and the food/drinks are absolutely excellent. Their sloppy joe and mac and... More 

Thank fasttrack8791
Cornelius, North Carolina
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a nice little patio at this corner establishment. Great for people-watching. Our time was very limited so we only had time for a quick pretzel appetizer and a beer, both of which were good but not enough to make me say wow. Friendly service though. Would definitely go back and would like to try some more food.

Thank jpharkey
Asheville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love this place. Until this winter, I had only had drinks out on the patio. Then one night this winter, my husband and I were downtown having a date night and decided to grab drinks at the Southern before dinner elsewhere. We grabbed a spot at the bar and I got the Appalachian Bourbon & Ginger which was so... More 

Thank ashevillencgirl
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I am a local here in Asheville. Recently the Southern has been putting out some really really DELICIOUS food items. I have always liked going there, the outdoor patio is so relaxed, but still a place you can go for a nice day/night out. They have comedy shows and other events so I can say I have been there quite... More 

Thank sherry f
Rockville, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After a long drive, we were hungry hippos and decided to have a late dinner at The Southern Kitchen and Bar located in Downtown Asheville. There was nice well lit patio out in the front. The restaurant was accented with vintage patterned wallpaper and fairly large sizes mirrors. Tonight, all beers on draught were $3 but I didn't see anything... More 

Thank samanthaelizabeth44
Atlanta, Georgia
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Arriving late in Asheville, we walked at this find from the Aloft. We were greeted by a biker type bouncer who was just as friendly as the staff. They have a cute outdoor cafe to have a beer and chat with friends. A great selection of cocktails (try the French Broad) and draft beer to suit everyone! The menu was... More 

Thank Liz N
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Ate dinner here on our last visit... what a great surprise.. just steps away (1 block) from our Hotel. There is a varied menu but do yourself a favor and build a mac and cheese from a number of possible ingredients .... (lobster and kale... very, very good. )

Thank Lynda D
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came in late on a Wed night and had a great time! There's a cute outdoor patio and inside there's a large bar and lots of tables. The space is nicely decorated! Tons of different types of beers to choose from. My Manhattan was good and strong! There was also a special going on $3 for... More 

Thank MeggieMegs3
Hope, Maine
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435 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stopped here for lunch and drinks today and we will definitely go back. Impeccible service, tasty cocktails, excellent salads. We had lunch on the patio and it was very relaxing. Dog Friendly Patio.

Thank Sonia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-251-1777

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