About Southern Rail
The people that brought you Beckett’s Table invite you to experience the Southern Rail. Soulful, warm and centered around community, the Southern Rail offers flavors of the American South elevated by Chef Justin Beckett’s inspired signature style. Diners will enjoy a journey of nostalgic flavors accented by a robust wine program in a genuinely comfortable setting.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tues -Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun, Mon 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11-3 pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10-3 pm
Social Hour 7 days a week 3:00 pm - 6 :00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self park parking lot.
Light rail station (Central & Camelback)
Bus stop (Central Ave/Camelback Rd Transit Center)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in creating a wonderful experience for you and your guests: whether it is a bridal shower, business lunch or family gathering.
We have multiple options to choose from including our Private Dining Room, bar side Community Table, our East Garden Patio with fireplace, or the South Umbrella Canopy Patio. Please email us for details and pricing at events@Southernrailaz.com
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Southern Rail Ratings and Reviews
Restaurant was like an icebox, so we had ...
Restaurant was like an icebox, so we had to sit outside. My husband who considers 65 degrees to be ideal was in agreement to my surprise.
I did not care for the entree selections at all. Too hoity-toity to be southern comfort food. I did, however, love the banana pudding! It was sooo tasty. Somewhat pricey 2 people= 2 drinks, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert equals $ 115.00
May be back for desserts and drinks at another time.
I love Southern Rail! The restaurant is ...
I love Southern Rail! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a fantastic patio area.
Their fried chicken is the best I've ever had! We went two weekends in a row and I believe we will keep going as long as they'll have us! My new favorite restaurant in town AND it's locally operated.
The staff was very friendly . The manage ...
The staff was very friendly . The manager was visible and made sure that all the guests were taken care of. I had trouble with the new Open Table gift but he called and made sure I was able to use it . Thank you to him!
This was a rare date night for my wife a ...
This was a rare date night for my wife and I. We couldn't have picked a better place. Our waiter was awesome. Food was amazing. The whole evening was just one fabulous dining experience.
So thank you and see you soon
I loved the taste of my dish but it did ...
I loved the taste of my dish but it did come out quite a bit heavier than I would have liked. The enchiladas made no mention of cheese, which it is probably understood that it includes cheese but I felt that it dominated the dish. I have had the other veg entrée option which is the casserole, also very heavy on the cheese/cream. I would love to see a lighter vegetarian/vegan option other than salads. I think I read that the approach of this restaurant is supposed to not be typical fried/heavy Southern fare, but let's the vegetables shine. Please let them do it!
Our waiter was great!
It doesn't matter if it is Beckett's or ...
It doesn't matter if it is Beckett's or Southern Rail - food and service are always outstanding. Many thanks to Justin, Michelle, Scott and Katie, and Pam - we love you and your outstanding staff. Always an honor to call ourselves your loyal customers. We will ALWAYS recommend you!! Kathy & Jim
The food was great as always. The only p ...
The food was great as always. The only part that was not great was when they boxed up our leftover food and then only gave us part of what was on the plate. My husband ordered the fried chicken which came with corn and I had given him the rolls from my plate. He only ate a piece of chicken and did not eat the rest. We asked for the remaining food to be boxed up. When we got it back we were surprised how so much food could fit in a small box. We looked and the chicken was broken apart and smashed into the small box and the corn and roll were not in there. My sides from my leftovers were discarded as well. I paid for all of the food. I would like to take all of my leftovers too. We were disappointed and we told the server what happened and she gave us an ear of corn and a roll. That being said, we still love Southern Rail, but next time we will ask to box our own food.
Amazing time! Excellent service and del ...
Amazing time! Excellent service and delicious food! We had a group of eight, so we were able to sample a variety of the menu items. All very good! Atmosphere is lively and fun! Cannot wait to go back in a couple of weeks for another birthday dinner. Southern girl approved!
Hostesses seemed disorganized and a bit ...
Hostesses seemed disorganized and a bit aloof--it took 10 minutes before someone acknowledged us. We required a high chair which was brought out but the hostess left the other chair so our table was awkwardly crowded. Hostess staff acted like they had other places to be. The menu could use a refresher, too many heavy dishes or others that were simply unappealing. Please add a grilled chicken option, the smoked chicken has an off flavor to it.
We have eaten at Southern Rail in the pa ...
We have eaten at Southern Rail in the past & were celebrating 3 couples' anniversaries. One couple had come in from Houston & seemed to enjoy themselves & remembered when it used to be "Beefeaters." We did have a few issues, however. While we were waiting for our friends to arrive, we ordered bread to "tide us over" & we needed to remind our server at least twice before it arrived almost 15 min. after it was ordered. There was also a lengthy wait for the wine & food & it didn't seem the restaurant was especially busy. The food, as usual, was wonderful & our server was very solicitous & friendly. We just didn't remember waiting as long as we did on our previous visits. We will be back, though. Thanks.
Came here for my son-in-law's birthday.. ...
Came here for my son-in-law's birthday...I don't think he was disappointed!
Although, I thought the cauliflower appetizer was disappointing (really needed more oven roasting to enhance the flavor; was a bit bland!)
I really liked the new veggie potato/leek/mushroom enchilada offering! And my daughter & I loved the beautiful watermelon salad!
Brioche & apple butter were a crowd pleaser as usual.
However, NONE of us were fans of the collard greens which came with my husbands pork & sweet potatoes...(& my daughter & I usually love all things green)! I wonder is there would be an allowable substitution?!
A very nice plate of complimentary powdered beignets were presented to my son-in-law for his birthday : )
We went for an early dinner before a con ...
We went for an early dinner before a concert. Their happy hour was fantastic and we pretty much filled ourselves up with deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes, and dirty rice balls. My wife skipped dinner to save room for the beignets. I had the gumbo, it was good but I would try something else next time. The beignets were outstanding and could serve 4. Not knowing how big they were I also ordered desert, a German chocolate cake. The cake was served in a jar and had mouse on the bottom. It was tasty but extremely rich. I would suggest splitting deserts or plan on taking home a bunch of food.
Great place for fried green tomatoes and ...
Great place for fried green tomatoes and specially crafted comfort foods. This restaurant has a fun vibe and the service is good. I've been three times now and I have always enjoyed it. Save room for the beignets!
Perfect place for friends to meet and ca ...
Perfect place for friends to meet and catch up over a bottle of wine and a great meal. We chose to order three small plates which more than fed us (fried green tomotoes, smoked trout with pea cakes, and avocado toast) followed by beignets and coffee. The service was really tops with our server knowledgeably helping us choose a bottle of wine and the menu. Finally, the ambiance was such that we were able to talk. It was a great girls night out for two busy Moms.
When there is a birthday (like for this ...
When there is a birthday (like for this meal) or other special occasion in our household, Peg and I look long and hard for places that serve not only wonderful food but personable, professional service. Anything that Chef Justin Beckett creates works out to be pretty much be in our wheelhouse. Ty, our server, was knowledgeable, efficient and had an extraordinary sense of timing. I tried the muffaletta burger (of course I did, SR is heavily influenced by the South, specifically NOLA) and my wife had the barbecue and bourbon (substituted wine) feature which was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this place (or its sister restaurant, Beckett's Table) for anything special.... or for that matter, anytime you would like to feel special. Dr. B
Server was well informed and gave us rec ...
Server was well informed and gave us recommendations for our brunch. The Bloody Mary was deliciously spicey. Meaty Gumbo and catfish po boy were outstanding. I had the fried green tomatoes Benedict and can't wait to return and have it again. It was quiet when we first got there but was filled with people when we left.
The dinner was extremely unimpressive. T ...
The dinner was extremely unimpressive. Their breakfast and lunch menus are much more "southern." In addition, the food that we did get wasn't the best and lacked flavor. Try this place for brunch or lunch rather than spending on dinner.
We ordered the gumbo and the salmon, wit ...
We ordered the gumbo and the salmon, with cocktails. Everything was delicious! Best Sazerac I've ever had! The beignets for dessert were crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside...perfection. It's a little noisy and our table had a very sticky finish on it, but service was great and we had a good time.
I went to Southern Rail with 9 others to ...
I went to Southern Rail with 9 others to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect!!! The food was amazing, and the wait staff courteous and attentive. I would recommend this place to large groups. I have been to Southern Rail on a double date 2 years prior and it remains the same in a good way. Consistentcy is always good!!!!
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