5 Loaves Eatery

OK you South-siders, if you are looking for a down-home restaurant with that southern kick- you might what to drop by and give this place a try......

Army & Lou's

A Chicago dining institution for more than 50 years. Army & Lou's was a favorite of the late, great Mayor Harold Washington. A Southern menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner beckons a mix of diners that often includes politicians and reporters.

BJ's Market and Bakery

The best mac & cheese and mustard catfish this side of the Mississippi.

Cafe Trinidad

Café Trinidad is the first restaurant in Chicago that specializes in food from Trinidad and Tobago.  Trinidadian food is unique in that it contains influences from  the Caribbean and Jamaican. If you are looking for that cross between Indian, African and Creole base foods then you are you are gonna get a great tasting dish here.

Cathy's Ultimate Soul Food

Beautifully remodeled facility.  The food is cooked from scratch, with a down home soul food feel to everything.  A friendly staff, ask for Era the star of the dining room,  and the desserts are truly heavenly. The restaurant is  family oriented and yes, it is a wonderful place to take your favorite person including grandma and grandpa to get  a taste of the most delicious soul food in the city. This is  truly a gem in the heart of the West-side of Chicago.....

Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles

A great little place serving all sorts of different combinations of, as you might expect, chicken and waffles, as well as your standard soul food menu, expertly executed.

Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop

If it is the weekend, and you are lining up for Hyde Park dining, you are probably at this bustling, roadhouse-style Southern eatery (think rusty old ad signs as wall art). The list of the munchies that keep drawing the crowds includes fried green tomatoes, oyster po' boy sandwiches, jambalaya, country fried steak, baby catfish and pulled pork BBQ. Do not miss the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth corn pancakes

Dusties Southern Style Buffet

Dusties is a neighborhood favorite when it comes to home cooked Southern food! The mac & cheese is an absolute house favorite.

Edna's Restaurant

Edna's serves up some of the most popular soul food on the West Side. Nobody makes better biscuits than Edna's. The dessert menu focuses on pies and cobblers. Atmosphere is relaxed, with quick and pleasant service. This one of the few sit-down restaurants in the area - another plus.

Flavor Restaurant

When someone named this restaurant "Flavor", boy did they get it right.  Everything you taste, from the warm rolls, buttermilk cornbread, and cranberry butter this stuff is slap yourself good.   If you get all the way to the dessert, which includes a new orleans bread pudding plated on a bed of whiskey sauce, it is devine. The service was fantastic, and the ambiance made it a great place for a date.

Heaven on Seven - Wabash

Come and experience the best Louisiana cookin' outside of New Orleans! Run by Jimmy Bannos, the second chef to be inducted into the Chicago Chef's Hall of Fame and Museum, it is Chicago's premier location for authentic Cajun cuisine.

House of Blues Chicago - Sunday Gospel Brunch

Known around the globe as "the place for blues" in a town that made blues famous, this well-known venue showcases all kinds of musicians: rising stars, superstars and legends. Located on the banks of the Chicago River, the House of Blues rocks out all night long putting on some of the most memorable and enduring shows in Chicagoland. Eclectic artwork covers the walls and, combined with the music, you get a tremendous sense that you have entered a one-of-a-kind place.


Izola's has been serving a solid menu of soulful dinner fare for more than four decades.

Lagniappe - Creole Cajun Joynt

Lagniappe ('lan-yap) - a little something extra-usually given to a customer by a merchant. This Southside spot offers the best Cajun grub in town.

Le Fleur de Lis

Visit one of Bronzeville newest restaurants offering some of New Orleans best "Creole Sensations"  in Chicago.

MacAuthur's Restaurant

Serving some of the finest soul food in Chicago, McArthur's Restaurant has become one of the most popular restaurants in the city. They have family atmosphere that is clean, safe and friendly.

Morrison's Restaurant

Looking for a great soul food restaurant on the south-side of Chicago?   Morrison's is a great neighborhood place with that "stick to the ribs" home cooking.  This is good food, with a cafeteria style service, and value-add prices.

Ms Biscuit

This is great soul food breakfast spot, where the biscuits can't be missed and the pancakes are delicious.

Pearl's Place Restaurant

Saluting Historic Bronzeville
A soul food hidden gem!!
If you are looking for that comfort soul food that your mama use to make then this is the place...

Priscilla's Ultimate Soulfood

Priscilla's is a genuine cafeteria style diner featuring a complete display of soul food dishes and specials of the day. Not to worry fried chicken and catfish dinners are always on the menu.

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