Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop (Reported Closed)

(773) 363-4943

5225 S Harper Ave Ste A, Chicago, IL | Directions   60615

41.800700 -87.588100

 
Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Californian, Cajun & Creole, Southern

Price: $

Tags: Group Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Great Food, Great Server, Rude and Abrupt Ending! – I loved the food and the service at the Evanston location! Sunday afternoon, decided to try Hyde Park location because I was near the area. Everything was great from the time we were seated, our server Susan, was excellent, as was the food and our dessert.

Then, an employee who wasn't our server, asked us if we needed anything else or if he could get anything for us. When I replied,"No, thank you", he asked us to leave because another party was waiting for our table! In all of the years I have dined out in the many restaurants I have dined in, I have never been treated so rudely and vow never to visit this establishment to occupy any of Hyde Park's tables again! I also plan to share this experience with everyone I know so that they do not make the mistake of ever holding any of your tables either! I regret not getting the name of this particular male server but I strongly suggest management discuss this matter with the staff because if anyone, including the management staff ever had to endure this type of treatment, I doubt they would ever return to that establishment either!

I wanted to write this complaint to the restaurant website to inform management but the feedback page doesn't work...surprise!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

JUST LIKE IN NEW ORLEANS BUT BETTER!!!!!!!!!!! – My first time at this place and it won't be the last the gumbo was great

spicy and good not crazy about the cornbread the catfish was not greasy

coleslaw had an interesting flavor, will go back love this place best I've had.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

this place is one of my favorites in the city. good food, good service. long waits, yes, but I know to expect it and it's worth the wait. my favorites are the fried green tomatoes and blackened catfish. I don't really like the desserts, because I don't like peach cobbler, but everyone else does.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I come 260 miles for the Fried Green Tomatoes – Whenever I'm in Chicago, the first place I go to eat is the Dixie Kitchen. I usually try to squeeze two to three visits when I'm there. I think I come to Chicago for this wonderful best kept Chicagoland secret. The food has always been great, flavorful, fresh and presented by delightful servers. The deserts are awesome and overfilling!!! I usually order the catfish which always comes out fried to perfection. But its the fried green tomatoes.. they are great!! I recommend this restaurant and the tomatoes to everyone who visits Chicago.. its a must visit even before you go to the Navy Pier.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Get reeled in by very good Southern food at this casual Hyde Park spot. – The Scene
In this tiny room, seemingly not much bigger than your kitchen, the roadhouse decor is crafted from rusty advertising signs, an Ethyl pump, old license plates and vintage kitchen stuff. Dinged-up coffee, potato chip and watering cans are crafted into light fixtures. A mixed crowd hums, and tables turn quickly. Raw, old-timey blues of the Robert Johnson ilk complete the mood.

The Food
A basket of warm, golden-yellow johnnycakes arrives first, a sign of good things to come. Fried-green tomatoes are truly out of this world, with a hard crust and hot, juicy interior--devilishly good with a splash of the house-label hot sauce. Oyster po' boy is killer, slathered with spicy remoulade. Blackened catfish fillet is a good, basic version but needs a splash of sauce. Gumbo is earthy brown, brimming with tender shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage; jambalaya bites back. For dessert, hot, flaky peach cobbler is a must-try.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!!! – The atmosphere is great....it's small and reminds you of an actual southern kitchen. The fried green tomamtoes are delicious!!!! That is the main dish that I go there for. The johnny cakes are good as well as the catfish (very good propotion). The sides are ok (the greens need hot sauce added to them to give them that umph). The drinks are good.....the iced teas, the peach drink (with alcohol) is marvelous...the way that they serve drinks from jars is really fun! A++++ Rating!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Hidden in Hyde Park – You must try the fried green tomatoes, the best in Chicago. Johnny Cakes, corn meal pancakes, are heavenly soft, rich and sweet with some creamy honey butte on them. Crawfish Etouffe is full of wonderful spicey, sweet flavors. The best side dishes are the black eyed peas, red beans and greens. Fried catfish fillets are coated with corn meal, but not too hard. and arenutty and sweet.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I'm hooked! – I frequent the new Lansing location. I live in Indiana, so this is most convenient for me. The fried green tomatoes are a wonderful thing. The peach-glazed chicken wings are addictive. The catfish fried to perfection. Seafood cakes are in a delicious league of their own. I don't even mind the often long wait to be seated because I know that I'm in store for a treat. On the down side: the corn muffins are dry(so eat the johnny cakes instead); the greens are a bit boring and the red beans and rice is bland. That being said, Dixie Kitchen is one of my favorite eateries. It's becoming one of my casual "let's meet up for dinner" recommendations. Portions are huge. I always have to take food home. Even my teenage son, the bottomless pit, can't finish his meal.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

we try to go here at least once a week. the people are friendly - the food tremendous.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Not fancy, just good! – Love the cobbler and the subtle flavor of the pulled pork.

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