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Southern Lights Bistro

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2415A Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408-4814 (Markland Dr.)
+1 336-379-9414
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I visited Southern Lights for the 2nd time yesterday on Valentine's Day. We got there around 4pm knowing that it was going to be their busiest night of the year. The service was amazing! If you love salads, this is your restaurant! They bring you a custom salad menu and you check the box for each item... More 

Thank friendsofgateway
Greensboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Valentine's dinner is the Super Bowl of dates, single or married, it doesn't matter, whatever your girl wants, you make it happen! My wife enjoys a nice dinner out without attention where we can reminisce on our togetherness. We made an online reservation and was promptly confirmed with ongoing notifications to remain 'on top of it'. Upon arrival on the... More 

Thank 3BoyPapa
Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

As usual, the food was outstanding and the wait staff cannot be better. The excellent food is always delicious. Our favorite restaurant in Greensboro.

Thank Carol6857
Göteborg, Sweden
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A so called fine dine restaurant. The interior and the atmosphere is real nice. But the service and the food is more of average. Not really motivating the cost. We were a rather big company of +20 people and maybe this was to much to handle.

Thank Lennart B
Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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220 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 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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150 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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267 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
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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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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?