Way Down South is an American south-state barbeque restaurant in Oslo with long traditions and a good reputation. But the reason why I choose to come back to this place now more often is that they have moved to one of the best locations in the city center.
By the river of Akerselva, under the greatest and most peaceful tree in the city, you can enjoy a cold beer with a friend or on a date while watching people stroll up and down the riverside. The sun is shining on this place throughout the afternoon in the summer season and with the protection of the giant tree, you even have some natural shade, should you prefer that after a long day of sunbathing.
Way Down South offers a variety of southern American traditional barbeque dishes, either just for yourself or to share. It is tasty, greasy, and a natural way of getting your fingers dirty while you catch up on the latest news with those you are meeting or getting to know on a more profound level. I can recommend the sharing platter and you choose the sides you want. The restaurant has an indoor seating option for rainy or colder days, but though I would recommend the food, it is really the location and atmosphere in the summer that makes this place worth a visit. Brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. And they offer heat lamps outside, so you don’t have to worry about Norwegian temperatures!