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Southern Lights Bistro

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American, Contemporary
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2415A Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408-4814 (Markland Dr.)
+1 336-379-9414
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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262 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food not as good as it used to be. The Pesta Pasta was tasteless, chicken salad good, soup very good and the turkey sandwich fair.

Thank Wallypm
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was part of a group of twenty or more from a local group who dine out once a month at lunchtime. Everyone who had been there before was delighted at this month's choice, Southern Lights Bistro on Lawndale. Those who introduced today were not disappointed. First, the staff was prepared for our group. Orders were taken quickly for both... More 

Thank Alice M
North Carolina
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had been wanting to try this place out and recently went with some girlfriends. First, there aren't really many specials, which I didn't like. I ordered the shrimp and grit cake and it was just mediocre. The shrimp itself was good but there were only 3 of them. It was a 'small plate' but priced at $15, it was... More 

Thank NorthCarolinaLadybug
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely space and decor! Nice atmosphere and overall setting. Food was a little above average and service was so so. My husband and I visited for brunch. I would try it out again for lunch/dinner.

Thank Taylor P
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 3 , one vegetarian, 2 omnivores, truely enjoyed lunch. Attentive Service, delicious Tomato basil soup, fab crab cakes but the roast beef sandwich was cold, contrary to the announcement of the lovely waitress. That was a little damper. Love this place usually for dinner, not because of great value, but the atmosphere is condusive to business and... More 

Thank curiouspalate
Greensboro, North Carolina
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The food has always been very good at southern lights, as is the service. I always really like the homemade soups. for an added bonus, thursday nights are half price wines by the glass and that just added to the excellent meal.

Thank brian f
Venice Beach, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Incredible food and service. Have been coming here for years, and out is always great. Excellent wine list. Just a fun laid back place for nice evening.

Thank Jeff S
Greensboro, NC
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Who knew? I've lived here for years and stumbled upon this spot after work. The fried chicken and mac and cheese made with needed sausage was delicious. Chicken was tender. Mac and cheese is made with Gouda cheese and creamy . Will definitely come back

Thank ccandme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Took a friend to lunch at Southern Lights for her birthday. She absolutely LOVES the cheese sub and ordered that. Our food was hot and delicious and the service was great. She says she only goes to Southern Lights on special occasions and her birthday was special because of the great food and service.

Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Southern Lights Bistro is a wonderful local restaurant that makes you fell like home. The waitstaff are so friendly and helpful. They will keep you informed of the menu and make helpful suggestions. The food is excellent and the servings can be to your appetite. I am most fond of their small plates.

Thank Carol6857

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415A Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408-4814
    (Markland Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 336-379-9414

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