Due South

4.4
1073 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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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vipAngelaD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots that never disappoints! Great food, great drinks and A1 service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Rats running through the outside patio. I would not go back.

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Vangie3577
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall this place is nice. The food was ok..not as good as it was pre-pandemic. We have eaten here many times before and this time I notice the food wasn't as good as it had been. I love the location and will certainly be back. I'm confident things will gradually go back to being normal again with all of the restaurants.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Nice and rats running around outside. Felt rushed to order. Have eaten here before and had a good experience. Might be a whole before we try again.

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vipKelcey
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, but service was subpar. It took a long time to get orders in, and the hostess messed up the seating. I won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

As usual, it was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a girls brunch here! Food was soooooo good! Our waiter Mike was so fun and you can tell he loves his job! We are definitely coming back for Happy Hour when Mike works!

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Watson
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service and satisfaction were impeccable. The in-person food delivery and presentation were exceptional.

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vipDaveH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch before a Nats game and everything was fabulous. Cocktails superb, starters awesome and the brunch entrees tremendous. Service was prompt, friendly and very professional. We had an awesome time and will be back!

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Grumpy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

All of the food had the same seasoning. The pork chop was tough and overcooked. The server didn’t come to check on us after the food was brought to the table. The outside dining area had stacks of building materials piled up in between their restaurant and the restaurant next door. It was a completely underwhelming experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't know anything about Due South. A friend saw it while visiting another Restaurant in the area. The Crab Fritters was much better than I thought they would be (awesome). Our Waiter was attentive, prompt and kind. I would recommend Due South to my friends.

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Bland
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with a great outdoor setting! Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant. Beautiful day to enjoy outdoor dining. Ashley, our server, was very personable and efficient. Good food. Would go again.

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vipRachelK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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 September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. I would definitely come again!

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shabyg
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JarynH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 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
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 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 September 5, 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 September 4, 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 September 1, 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 August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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Precious
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 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 August 29, 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 August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating with family

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vipKarmelaL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 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 August 22, 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 August 22, 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 August 20, 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 August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and portion of fried chicken was HUGE!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great location!

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vipMel0909
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 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 August 15, 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 August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Came super fast and very friendly waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipBritR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 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 August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Due South is rated 4.4 stars by 1073 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.