The Best Southern
and Soul Food in Philadelphia
Where to find the best Southern and soul food in the City of Brotherly Love
Nothing’s more satisfying than a plate of down-home eats. Thankfully, Philly’s dining scene is steeped in Southern and soul flavors, rich in catfish, jerk chicken, macaroni and cheese and more.
Whether it’s a gourmet spin on turkey wings, a zesty bowl of jambalaya or a slice of sweet-potato pie, hearty goodness abounds at the region’s soul and Southern eateries.
Here’s a look at some of the food proving that Philly has soul by the forkful. Our guide below lists the best Southern and soul food in Philadelphia, and also has a helpful map to reference which venues are most convenient for you on your visit.
Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge
Soul-satisfying southern cuisine on South Street
GiGi and Big R
Chef Ken's Cafe
Percy Street Barbecue
The Fat Ham of King of Prussia
The Twisted Tail
Modern southern cuisine, bourbon and blues in Headhouse Square
Aprons Soul Food
Satisfying both sweet and savory soul food seekers
The Little Lion
Denise's Soul Food