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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 - 22:00
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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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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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217 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to Southern Lights in quite awhile and wanted to try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken, which was great. However, most of the other items, mac&cheese, seafood chowder and filet( gristle) were below average. The grilled romaine salad and Caesar were good, but the red velvet cake for dessert tasted like it came from the local grocery store.... More 

Thank Mcdjohn
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was not expecting the restaurant to be so nice on the inside but it was beautiful and very cozy. They had a very large selection of red and white wines but unfortunately my group didn't have any. We ordered the fruit & cheese platter and the hummus as an appetizer. Both of which were very tasty and didn't fill us... More 

Thank Mike A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The inside of the restaurant is nice but the patio is fun but somehow Lawndale in sleepy Greensboro was full of drag racers. The food was good and it was 1/2 price salad night so our bill was low...I don't know, it is good but not great.

Thank FredS2008
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263 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
anywhere at home
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
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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

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?