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Southern Kitchen

9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
+1 540-740-3514
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peanut soup” (64 reviews)
“pie” (41 reviews)
“country ham” (10 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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9576 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844-9451
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If what you want is a classic diner experience with friendly folk, then it’s an okay place to go. It wasn’t great food or coffee, but the waitress was lovely. Major mistake: if you bother to serve biscuits in the south, the least you can...More

Thank Dawne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch was delicious! I had chicken fried steak and my husband had the hot roast beef sandwich and both were excellent. What wasn’t excellent was the home made cream pies. At $5 per slice, and after a great lunch, I expected better. I had lemon...More

Thank AMF2662
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a land mark. Seems very popular with locals. Service and food quality are fine but lots of it tastes like it's fresh fresh out of a can. Really no different than any other mom and pop restaurant. Priced too high.

Thank Jo N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way to Smith Mountain Lake we stop here for lunch or dinner. The food has been consistently delicious. The service is top notch and their prices are reasonable. A few of our favorites, peanut soup, fried chicken, hamburgers and chocolate meringue pie. You...More

Thank Ivonne2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice on our trip, breakfast and lunch the next day (came too late for breakfast again), good portions, reasonable price, friendly staff, delicious fried chicken and biscuits!

Thank Mcbrdj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short 5-minute trip on VA-11 south from the I-81 exit. Plenty of free parking, quick seating and food service. If you like Fried Chicken, you do not want to pass this place. We found out that many travelers on I-81 plan their trips...More

1  Thank larry d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint diner in New Market. The food was good and the service was excellent. If you like home cooked food at a good price definitely check it out.

1  Thank TravelingJohnB80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to the SK for 25 years. Yes it's old fashioned; yes they support keeping some Stonewall Jackson statue. It has remained unabashedly the same probably since it opened over 50 years ago. It's scrupulously clean; the waitresses are pros; it has a...More

1  Thank MarkfromMonkton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way home and decided to cut through the Shenandoah Valley via New Market and were looking for b'fast. And we saw the listing on TA and decided this would be a great place to get a family b'fast. Places like this...More

2  Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It still has the old charm, the friendly service and that southern fried chicken. This place has been there for over 30 years and is a place where the locals meet. A place this long in business is keeping the old recipes and nothing needs...More

2  Thank rmorris186
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Questions & Answers
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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