Southern Kitchen is a little red building with a screen door on a busy intersection in Tacoma, next to a Jiffy Lube. Out in the parking lot, the smell of chicken frying is so good, you could probably gain weight just standing there. Inside, it’s country-diner-roadhouse and (as the menu accurately says) “Southern cooking at its down-home best.” Drinks come in mason jars, which does not feel like an affectation here, and the chicken and the brisket are great. Also the fried okra. And the black-eyed peas. And pretty much everything else. Regarding portions: Pace yourself.
1716 6th Ave,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 8 am-9 pm, Sun 8 am-7 pm
Family Friendly, Good for Groups, Takeout