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Daley’s Restaurant

809 E 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 643-6670

Some say this is the oldest restaurant in Chicago but Daley’s Restaurant is a sure staple in the soul food game. If you want perfectly prepared biscuits and waffles that melt in your mouth, you might want to make a visit. Established somewhere in the late 19th century this is one spot you can not miss on your search for Chicago Soul Food. The decor inside is filled with historical photos and a great throwback to old time Chicago. People say it’s the best places for chicken and waffles, “Hands down!”

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BJ’s Market & Bakery

8734 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 374-4700

A food treasure from the southeast side if Chicago! BJ’s is known for preparing its foods without a lot of the excessive salt, fat, sugar and overcooking that is associated with soul food. Peach cobbler is a must!

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Soul Vegetarian East

205 E 75th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 224-0104
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If you love Soul Food but are looking for a vegetarian twist then this is the place for you! The mac and cheese is to die for and you can’t miss the fried bean curds, catfish, Hebrew fries, BBQ twists, lemon pie, and the dinner platter. People say the food will make up for the service so get back to us on that Chicago!

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Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles

3947 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 536-3300

Chicago’s Roscoe’ s Chicken and Waffles house brings two great soul classics together, Chicken and Waffles. Get your fluffy and buttery waffles here with a side of crispy chicken with great sides to complete this soul escape.

Pearl’s Place

3901 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 285-1700

The buffet option at this restaurant will net you quite a catch of catfish, fried chicken, yams, greens, mac and cheese and so much more or you can order a la carte. The pulled pork sandwich, mac and cheese and peach cobbler are a must.

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Army & Lou’s Restaurant

422 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 483-3100

This soul joint has the goods to impress a southern mama from Mississippi. You can choose from an array of FULL slab ribs, catfish, friend chicken and much more. All dishes seasoned perfectly and with HUGE portions.