The Best Southern
and Soul Food in Philadelphia
A comprehensive list of Philly’s best mouthwatering delights
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, southern and Cajun eateries.
Here’s a look at some of the mouthwatering delights 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
Soul Food Cafe
GiGi and Big R
Chef Ken's Cafe
Percy Street Barbecue
Texas-style barbecue in the truest sense
The Fat Ham
Geechee Girl Rice Cafe
Southern Cross Kitchen
Carmine's Act Two