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Old South Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
+1 479-968-3789
06:00 - 21:00
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food!! Old Route 66 site and a little dated. Food is heavy and mostly fried. Good service and easy to find. Always a treat just for the historical aspect alone

Thank 170glenh
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch yesterday at Old South Restaurant. My husband had the chicken fried steak with the choice of 2 sides. He chose mashed potatoes and extra cream gravy and fried okra. I had the lunch special, fried green tomato BLT with choice of 2 sides, I chose the soup of the day, cream of... More 

Thank CandysKitchen
Russellville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband disagree, I go to Old South for the daily specials. They are always delicious and I have never been disappointed. He on the other hand, goes for the Old South dressing. I believe if you put that dressing on an old work boot, that he would eat it. I've been told that you either love it... More 

Thank kvhughes
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Hit up Old South for great food and a fun 50s-themed atmosphere. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet tea, fried okra... all the classics are here. This is just a nice, small-town diner that you shouldn't skip over if you're driving down I-40. Good for a Sunday breakfast!

1 Thank Cassie W
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Not much inside diner atmosphere, friendly service, busy at 7:15p.m. Home cooking nice price. Very Good chicken strips, chicken fry steak the best. Gravy very good. Fast service. Omelets looked very good, will definitely return when traveling.

Thank JCross11
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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202 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Finally got a chance to eat here today. The place has a 1950's / Route 66 feel to it. Pretty good food too, I had a chicken fried steak. The service couldn't have been better.

Thank Jim N
Russellville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Living in Russellville we often drop in for breakfast here. Food is always tasty and service is friendly. Sometime it can be very busy but who wants to eat at a place that nobody else is frequenting. We have found the prices reasonable and the atmosphere very nostalgic. Makes me think back to the days when my Dad and I... More 

Thank _rhowert
Atkins, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The building is old diner design. Built in the 40's and has been in operation ever since. The restaurant is underd new management and they have restored it to its original style. The restaurant is very clean and the food is very tasty. Service is great and management is always around to make sure the customers are satisfied. While there... More 

Thank juicenewton1
Russellville, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Any thing that is on the menu is great! On the weekends they have specials on prime rib and fish. The chicken fried steak is the best that I have ever had.

Thank John J
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had great food. Steak, chicken lived, green beans, rolls, black eyed peas all very tasty. Our server was friendly and attentive. The ambience of this diner is just so cool.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1330 E Main St, Russellville, AR 72801-5323
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Russellville
  • Phone Number: +1 479-968-3789

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