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US$8 - US$19
Barbecue, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

We have passed by for years, but finally stopped by recently for late lunch. Not a huge selection of items, but sufficient. Everything we had was fantastic. If you like eastern NC BBQ (vinegar based), you will not find better. The fried chicken is outstanding....One of our family loves fried chicken livers (not me) that were available as a daily special, and said they were great. The sides were all “comfort” sides prepared and seasoned perfectly. The rolls and hush puppies were great. Portions are substantial. We could have eaten a basket full. The service was great, although not crowded during our visit. Not a large place, so may be a much different experience during the summer when OBX traffic is heavy on Saturday and Sunday. We live less than 30 minutes away, so now that we have tried it, we are sure to returnMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 23 May 2021

Well, where do we begin. Great done to earth home style cooking with good old fashioned service. We loved the fried chicken and the side orders that came along with it. Its an easy ride from the OBX area and sure to not disappoint.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

The juiciest chicken breast I have ever had!! Was traveling and stopped due to trip advisor reviews...they did not disappoint! Staff were very friendly as well!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

Went for breakfast as we travelled home from OBX. They had just reopened for breakfast that same day so things were a little confusing but that was understandable getting use to all the COVID rules etc. Had the breakfast BLT with cheese. Bacon was crispy...as requested. Rye bread was very good. Wait staff was friendly. Prices super reasonable. Plenty of parking.More

Date of visit: September 2020
travisw474, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Thanks so much for leaving us and others this review. Yes - we reopened this particular day for a new day part (breakfast) and it was hectic with new staff and procedures in place. Really appreciate your patience and your feedback. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

Service is great and friendly. While not a large selection the buffet is full of homestyle food. Their Hatteras clam chowder is so good! Hubby always purchases sweet potato biscuits to take home. We already have reservations for Thanksgiving 😀

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Glad we found out this hidden gem on our way back to MD from OBX. My family was craving for authentic southern style food which this place has in abundance! Awesome buffet, kids enjoyed every bit of it and my whole family had smiles all...over! Thank you Southland for this great service!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Thanks for this great feedback! What an awesome review. We are family owned and operated and depend on satisfied customers like your family! I will pass this along to our great staff. Hope we see you again! Thanks again for your support.

Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

I had the chance to visit the buffet on a Sunday afternoon. The food was good and the service was friendly. The buffet was in a back room and felt crowded at times. I will come back with the family. We were in and out...in about 30 minutes.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Hi thanks for your review! We are really appreciative that you highlighted the service and food. We have a great team! Sundays are our busiest day and our restaurant can indeed get crowded at peak times. We will be ready to welcome you back when...More

Reviewed 17 August 2019

Because of the sign outside that says "best fried chicken", we decided to stop here for a late lunch and try it. I ordered the chicken tenders and my husband had the fried chicken and bbq. I have to say it truly was the best...fried chicken we ever ate. The breading was delicious and everything was fresh. Our waitress, Heather was friendly and attentive and did tell us that each platter is made fresh. We will be back again for this delicious chicken.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

We are thrilled that you took the time to give us this great feedback on our food and service. Our Fried Chicken is very popular and known far and wide as "the best" ! Thanks for confirming that for others.

Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast on our way back to VA. We were seated quickly but it took longer than expected for our server to come out. The food was good, diner quality breakfast.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Im sorry the service was not as timely as it should have been. We have rule for our staff that you should be greeted and have your beverage order taken within two mins of being seated. It...More

Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Ordered the dinner buffet here one weeknight as recommended by a friend. Was very much pleasantly surprised. Buffet was hot and fresh and kept well stocked. Fried chicken delicious. Bbq was okay. Best things on buffet were the fresh sides and vegetables! Homemade mashed potatoes,...squash zucchini, cabbage, beans, corn on the cob. Many desserts on buffet to include banana pudding, chocolate cake, peach cobbler. All this in addition to a salad bar and fruit selections. Buffet price of about $10 includes all these. Does not include drinks. Staff folks were very nice and attentive. Plenty of comfortable table seating inside. Plenty of free parking. Definitely worth a stop. Great locals place for Nc and Virginia folks.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Thanks for your awesome review and for providing great insight for others.

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I’ve not been there on Friday night, but only during the week for lunch.
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Southland Restaurant and Catering is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5