Southland Customer Comments
Below are some of the kind comments we've received from customers over the last several years via emails and our website:
All of Southland
"I love your place! I come by every weekend on the way back and
forth to visit my parents. Your restaurant is my absolute favorite!
Though I have only one frustration, all Summer when we come by and
stop to eat you never have my favorite bean soup and you all make
"i am glad that you still have ... and merchandise. there was a
young man that was very helpful when asked about key chains stickers
and thing for the ... . They are hard to find and am very proud to
support a place that has value and honor. the BBQ is the best and
always enjoy eating there even though i do not get there as often as
i want to. i will be making a effort to come in once a week now to
make sure nothing happens to this long honored place. i also like
that you have a buffet on Mom's Day!!! Thank you for keeping and
creating a place i feel i belong and can come too! as i get older i
see the importance of it more and more! and i wish i had the name of
the young man that help me Saturday May 8th around 3 or 4:30 pm. he
gave me a real honor by calling me Bubba, which does not happen
anymore. like ladies saying honey or having real sweet tea!GOD Bless
Southland and my she forever be! Thank you, woody"
"Southland is the absolute best place to stop, it's our favorite!
The locals are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed & comfortable and
there's something for everyone. Keep up the great work!"
"I am from Pennsylvania and I come down to your place 3 times a year
to shop, and every time I am there wiether to just shop or eat and
shop your place has always been above par. Keep up the good work.
"... overall great service, and enjoyed every minute"
"I really enjoyed my visit to Southland. Everyone is very friendly"
"Southland is our favorite stop on the way to Nags Head !! The
pulled pork BBQ/slaw sandwhich and fries are what I have on my mind
when we leave the driveway here in Maryland ! and it's our stop on
the way home to get slaw and pork BBQ for Mom on the way
back.(that's her "fee" for taking care of our critters while we are
away !!) LOVE SOUTHLAND.... the staff is so nice and friendly !! :)"
"My family and I love coming down to Southland. We've always gotten
the best service and although we've only eaten there once, so far,
the food was excellent! Thank you."
"we will be back again and again, thank you-all."
"I used to live in Norfolk, Virginia, and Kill Devil Hills, North
Carolina. Anyway you folks are always a must do while visiting
there. I still have Southland Card, and it always works. I now live
"LOVE MY VISITS THERE, SHOP MOSTLY FOR CIGARETTS, BBQ'S, AND GIFTS,
BUT LOVE BROSEING ENTIRE STORE, AND GAS AT LATE NIGHT REALLY GOOD
IDEA BECAUSE NOTHING ELSE CLOSE OPEN DURING MY TRIPS LATE NIGHT.
THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE."
"I have shopped your store for many, many years now. I live in
Virginia Beach. I enjoy the ride to your store.. The kindness each
of you always show me, is but one reasone I shop at your store. Keep
up the friendly and kind service I receive from each of you.."
"My family and I are just across the state line in Va.and we always
enjoy traveling to your store.You have a great variety of specialtys
and gifts to choose from and the restaurant service is fabulous."
"We love to come down there from Va Beach. We come about once a
month to get your famous B-b que. Also we love the savings we get on
your tobacco products."
"My husband and I live in Virginia Beach. We visit Southland at
least once a week for various reasons (cigarettes, dining at the
restaurant, quick meals at the snack bar or gift purchases in the
store). We love visiting Southland! The employees are friendly,
courteous and helpful. The food at the restaurant is very good, the
service is great and the coffee is delicious! It doesn't matter what
time of day we've visited, the coffee is always terrific. We plan to
keep coming back as often as we can."
"Thanks I love stopping by when we travel to NC on our harleys..."
"Southland is the greatest! Every person working there is kind,
friendly and helpful. How does Southland get so many wonderful
people working together in one place? ... in the tobacco shop is the
best sales person a retailer could ever hope to find! Roger Norfolk"
"My husband and I came to eat at your restaurant last weekend on our way back
from Nags Head. The food was fantastic, and we especially
loved the fried chicken on the buffet. I also wanted to take a
moment to say how friendly and welcoming the staff was, especially
Kelley, our attentive waitress. I was impressed with the teamwork in
your establishment, keep up the good work! See you next year! - The
"Our family has been enjoying your Thanksgiving Buffet for the last
five years and this year was the best yet. Always good but for some
reason this year was extra special. Thanks the M...... family."
"Wonderful place to eat and relax....always excellent..."
"I have stopped in to eat at your establishment about 4 times over
the past year. I was there last Saturday the 19th. It was the best
it has ever been. The food was awesome and the service was fast and
professional. I will be eating there much more after last Saturdays
experience. I could tell it was more busy than usual but everybody
was cool, they didnt panic, and I was impressed. I figured I would
email to let you guys know to keep up the good work. Give your staff
a pat on the back because they sure deserve it. Thanks for a great
dinning experience. I will be back !"
"We live across the border in VA and my parents live in NC so we
meet for dinners at Southland Restaurant. The chicken is
outstanding! I haven't had a meal there that I didn't enjoy.
Friendly, fast service and clean, quaint surroundings at a super
price make this a frequent choice of ours. We stop in for breakfast
on the way to the Outer Banks, too! Keep up the great service and
super cooking and we'll keep on going back for years to come! "
"Just wanted to say, we stop in at the snack bar several times a
month on our way home from Manteo but tonight, we decided to
actually go into the restaurant and sit down to eat. It truly was
one of the best meals I've had in a LONG time! The bbq was AMAZING,
the chicken and dumplings were perfect and hands down, the BEST hush
puppies I've EVER eaten in my life. Our waitress was curteous and
even spoke to the chef. We will DEFINITELY be back and hopefully
very very soon!"
"Best fried chicken anywhere!"
"Our server ... was very pleasant, helpful, efficent, and courteous.
She filled our cups with hot coffee and came back to check if all
was okay. We enjoyed our Sunday lunch even more with such a nice,
pretty, smiling server."
All of Southland
"it was a good experance for the whole family"
"I am a twelve month a year saturday and sunday morning breakfast
customer. I travel the 30 mile one way trip from virginia beach
twice each week for breakfast. Your food is consistantly great, and
the servers are wonderful. I would especially like to mention .....
as I feel she is the best of the best."
"I always enjoy coming in to eat at the restaurant. The food is good
and the service is great. I haven't met a waitress or waiter that
wasn't friendly and helpful."
"My husband and son-inlaw both love your bbq sandwich, we drive 30
min just for that. It is the best."
"We love this better than Cracker Barrel. Love the atmosphere and
the people. Always so friendly and smiling and warm. Change
"My wife and I are in VA Beach on our honeymoon (from Wisconsin) and
we went to North Carolina today just so we could say we've been
there. We did not expect to find such a wonderful restaurant with
friendly people and such great food. We were very pleased all
"It was the best hand pulled pork barbecue ever."
"My husband and I stopped in on our way to Outer Banks. We were
immediately greeted by hostess and seated. Our waitress (very nice
girl, Jennifer) was as sweet as can be and made sure we were taken
care of through entire meal. She did well with many other tables to
wait on as well. I love the barbecue and rolls. I will recommend
Southland Restaurant to friends and family. Thanks for the wonderful
Southland Snack Bar
"It's been a long time since I've been at your location and it was
very enjoyable. I only wish I didn't live far away!! Thanks for
making us welcome again. Keep up the good work!!"
"Good afternoon, Just wanted to make you aware you have a great crew
of employees in your snack bar. From the cashiers to the cooks. I
came by there for lunch today..what a great visit and let you know
how nice it is to come into an establishment to get lunch when you
are on a tight time schedule and not have to wait all day for your
order. Service was great. Please pass a big thank you to all who
were working today."
"Thank you for a wonderful visit! Loved all your neat gifts, you
have a great selection--Just loved the t-shirts. We visited for the
first time this past Saturday (9/27) and had a wonderful lunch
(actually wonderful everything). The young lady that waited on us in
the snack bar (Erin) was very sweet and polite. It is nice to be
waited on by a smiling, happy person--but most importantly her kind
demenor. We will keep stopping by on our way through with great
pleasure just to see your great employees (and of course eat too).
Keep up the good work and tell her "thank you"! Best wishes ... "
"I have visited your establishment for icecream and odds n ends on
several occassions. On this occassion I feel that you should know
that the young lady working that day, (...), made a very good
impression on your customers. She was very kind, bubbly polite,
smiling, friendly and helpful. She was very pleasant to everyone in
line in front of me and behind me. It is very nice to see a person
take pride in what they do for others as she did--that is
professionalism. Thank you."
"We always have great service and food."
"We happened to arrive at your place at noon -- therefore, we found
a bit of a rush/wait... but we KNEW it was worth the wait!!!
"One of the best values in town for the quality, especially
Southland Tobacco Outlet
Southland Tobacco Shop
"I went into your store while passing by on a business trip just to
take a break went into your tabacco shop and what a pleasent women
you have working for you. I think she was the manager ... she was
very helpful ... . she also kept checking on me, i travel alot and
she made me feel like i was at home . i just wanted to let you know
what a great asset you have in your company and i will be back
everytime i pass by thank you. Jim "
Southland Tobacco Shop
"My wife and I came in a bought cigars and lottery tickets and a
young lady waited on us, she was quick very kind and went out of her
way to help us. We will keep coming to your store with great
cashiers like her... .Thank you for your wonderful business."
"I come here because you always have my brand of cigarettes in
stock. My Mom, Grandma and myself take the short (20-30 minutes) and
scenic drive form VA Beach and always enjoy the ice cream. I have
eaten in your restaurant once and had the pork chop dinner, a real
bargain, I think it was a Weds. night special. I plan to come back
with my family for more homestyle cooking. Also, my Grandma uses a
wheelchair, and found it easy to get around the store for the most
part. Also, excellent handicapped rest room , and very clean. keep
up the good work."
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