“Hooray!” Retro Roadhusband says, “More Food!” as we made an easy exit off of 81 into New Market VA to go to the Southern Kitchen Restaurant. I said hooray for both the food and the great vintage signage, cantilevered glass windows and warm sunlight that bathed the place as the sun quickly set on a fun day in Virginia.
Built in 1955, the Southern Kitchen is owned by the Newland family and known for it’s country cooking. You’ll figure that out as soon as you enter the restaurant, and instead of coats hanging on the hooks, you see country hams-!
We only had a moment to take in the vintage decor of the main room, with wood paneling, Formica topped tables and counter service, before we were whisked off to our own table.
Our table had the classic boomerang Formica pattern, but this table we passed had a more triangular style. Does anyone know what this pattern is called?
We weren’t the only hungry road trippers (I almost typed toad-rippers!)
I opeted for their famous fried chicken but my photo came out lousy. Retro Roadhusband was more than happy to dig into his steak dinner. And we both shared a slice of chocolate cream pie. Nom!
And as a bonus, the restaurant looked even more fetching when we left to hop back on the interstate.
You can see more photos of the Southern Kitchen and their tasty foods here at the Southern Kitchen Roadfood page.