Due South

4.4
1059 reviews
$30 and under
Southern

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Casual
Due South offers creative cuisine inspired by the Southern states with an emphasis on in-house smoked meats, locally sourced seafood and farm fresh produce.
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vipRachelK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Service was excellent. They were very friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks came fast. While service was good, the food lacked flavor. Definitely a poor effort at Southern fare, but I see what they tried to do. Don’t order the shrimp and grits if you are expecting proper shrimp and grits. Keep it simple Due South. Butter and salt are your friend. Don’t use frozen biscuits. Nobody wants that.

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MoniqueC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The space was relaxing, and old school music. Everything was so peaceful that it gave my family a chance to communicate.

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Britt
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The service was absolutely horrible. My table was seated over 20 minutes before our server came to the table. I had to repeatedly ask for things over and over and the restaurant was not super packed so I'm not sure what the issue was. I ordered the Brussel sprouts as an appetizer. They were good and then for my entrée I got the fried chicken with a side of mac and cheese and greens. The greens were delicious, the mac was bland and the fried chicken was good. The one alcoholic beverage I did order was a joke and tasted like straight up peach tea, no hint of alcohol in sight. My guest had visited the restaurant a few times and said that the service was not like that on her prior visits, so this may have been a bad evening for them. I may visit again to give them another shot, but I doubt it will be in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the location, the cocktails, the food...it is easy with good customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very nice. I would definitely come again!

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shabyg
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food. I could eat that blackened catfish every day 😋

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JarynH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was super tasty but the best thing was the service! Michal was our waiter and they were so great! Very personable and so funny! Michael definitely made the meal so much more enjoyable. We will definitely be returning for brunch!

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vipMichelleC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had the breakfast burrito and it was very good. Extremely hot like it just came off the stove. I also loved the biscuit with jelly. No butter was needed. My friend had the chicken and waffles and the crab and corn fritters. She liked the fritters and waffle, but felt the fried chicken was cooked too long - dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Overall the food was wonderful, kudos to the chef. Upon arrival at the restaurant, the hostess was very rude to the entire party of four. She did not make us feel welcome at all. During the meal there were countless moments where we sat waiting for the server to come back. Had to flag down the manager at one point to get our server’s attention. On the menu they offer a Bottomless Mimosas option. In the two hour period we were at the restaurant, we received 3-4 mimosas. It would have been cheaper to order by the glass due to the slowness of the service. If you’re going I would recommend sitting at the bar, it looked as though they were receiving the best service in the entire restaurant. It was an exhausting experience that needs to be corrected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was outstanding, portions perfect, seemed like they were short staffed so there service wasn’t flawless but we didn’t mind. They genuinely apologized and made it right by comping our apps. Very classy and not necessary at all, as anyone this privileged to go eat such delicious food shouldn’t be complaining when having to wait 5 extra minutes for such a high-end meal. So overall all, we loved it.

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JeanF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even in a bad rain storm, it was a wonderful dinner at Due South. Pulled Pork Nachos and Blackened Salmon special were outstanding!

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outsideawning
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a special occasion. Outdoor seating has an awning.

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Precious
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Due South. We will be back. Our waitress was friendly.

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MelD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Mike was AMAZING! I will be sure to tell all my family and friends and come back to see Mike!!

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TBRichESQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating with family

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vipKarmelaL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Our server was inattentive, neglectful and slow. Our server was inattentive, neglectful and slow.Our server was inattentive, neglectful and slow.Our server was inattentive, neglectful and slow.Our server was inattentive, neglectful and slow.

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BenT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, drinks, and ambiance were great. The bartender Riley was excellent because he made drinks to order. Our server (I forgot her name..sorry) was accommodating. I’ve been here with large groups, and tonight I came with just one other person and it was even better! I had the blackened catfish, my friend had the shrimp and grits. Both were delicious. The wings are also good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good food, we enjoyed the brunch. Sat outside, end table near an area they store unused, broken, or excess items so one of us had that as a view instead of a view of the plantings and trees. That was the only real down side of the experience. Service was good, the prices are on the higher end but you get a lot of food so they are fare. I will be back. Excellent Bloody Mary. I would like to see them give complementary biscuits on the table to nibble on as you await your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Hostess was eating
And talking so loud to a colleague after we were seated/while waiting for the food.

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lizziek
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious and portion of fried chicken was HUGE!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and great location!

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vipMel0909
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Came for summer RW 2021 and had a great time. The food was excellent with great portion sizes and our server was attentive.

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SamitriY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Came with a girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. Our server Lauren was very attentive and nice. All of the food we ordered had absolutely no flavor to it whatsoever - from the biscuits to the chicken and waffles. It was extremely disappointing. The highlight was Lauren’s service and the mimosas. In addition, I understand that it’s Sunday brunch snd busy but the ladies room was terrible! The floor was went snd can only imagine why. Also you may want to reconsider allowing dogs. There was a couple who brought their dog that was barking loudly the entire time we were there and EVERYBODY stopped to see what was happening every time dog barked. The final straw was the dog laying in the middle of the aisle blocking the exit from the door seating. His owners either didn’t care or were oblivious to the common courtesy of not blocking an exit with their huge dog. My party made a point of telling the hostess as we had to make the B line back inside the restaurant to leave. There are too many options in the area to deal with these type of issues.

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Juce
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Came super fast and very friendly waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent but the food, while delicious, was not hot.

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vipBritR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Waiter seemed annoyed with us. We did have a little one with us, but it was obvious he was paying attention the other guest better than our table. Food was ok. Nothing spectacular. Buss staff was on top of clearing things when we were done, and friendly. I'm not sure we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Great customer service. Will come back again.

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KatW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent! The Jalapeño cheddar grits were surprisingly cheesy and well cooked. As a southerner, I was expecting to be disappointed, but was pleasantly surprised. The catfish and smoked chicken were delish! Can't wait to come back to try other dishes.

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ThomasL
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food served in nice portions. Nice ambience, although a bit noisy. Great location!

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AP202
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Seated quickly, but it took time for the waiter to acknowledge us at the table. It took even more time for them to come back and take our order. Food and drinks were good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mom and dad

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vipPEGM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

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LauraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Kind of odd seating arrangement with Covid.... the hostess set up three separate couples, all ariving at separate times, at small 2-person tables, which were side b side, probably 2 feet from each other. There were plenty of other tables around us as it was fairly early. We were about to leave, but if it had been me, being seated in between 2 other couples, all within 6 feet of each other, I would've asked to be seated somewhere else.

Otherwise service was fine. Food was fine. Not outstanding. We had the pitmaster platter, and it was plenty of food for 2 to share, but I thought the collard greens were really bland.

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vipDeniseY
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was okay, one of our party did not get everything they ordered. the Kale salad was bland and the chicken added was overcooked. I found a finger nail in my tea so that was gross. I would not go back to this restaurant.

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vipDeby
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great brunch with the girls (and baby Brooks)! The restaurant was very accommodating and the experience was delightful. Oh, and the food was great!

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SamT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything here was amazing. We got the brisket tacos to start then the fried chicken and pulled pork.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, my wife had the North Carolina Brisket which was tender and perfectly seasoned. I had the NC Pulled Pork with 2 sauces which was tasty. I had the collard greens which were really tasty with a liquid seasoning and a few pieces of pork for flavor, the best I've had. In addition the corn bread was moist and didn't fall apart. The service was efficient and timely. The drinks were good as well.We would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

My husband and I arrive early for our brunch reservation. The reservation was for high top seating. The hostess seemed to be confused by that, tried to seat my 6’4, 300lb husband and I in a very small corner which would have provided little to no room to eat or enjoy brunch. Not to mention, crowded the couple seated next to us. As a result, two - three high tops were given away while we waited. We waited another 30 minutes before being seat in an appropriate location. I was unable to enjoy bottomless mimosas but did enjoy our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a good experience celebrating my daughter’s birthday.

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TrizzCarter
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waitress was attentive. And, above all, the food was amazing.

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You can order delivery directly from Due South using the Order Online button. Due South also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 479-4616.

Due South is rated 4.4 stars by 1059 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.