Soul food is about more than just the meal, it’s also about the feeling you get when you sit down for a meal that feels comfortable, connected, and familiar. Whether it’s a plate of BBQ beef short ribs, a side of candied yams, or a slice of apple cobbler, these dishes can bring you right back to your parent’s dining room table — and Prince George’s is packed with restaurants that serve them up in style.

Swoon over southern soul food classics at one of these 10 Prince George’s restaurants:

  1. Visit the Carolina Kitchen Bar and Grill in Hyattsville or Largo. The restaurant has honed its recipes for collard greens, potato salad, fried chicken, candied yams, and mac and cheese, so don’t miss out on these classics. Add any of them to the BBQ beef short ribs, mom’s meatloaf, and more.
  2. Keith & Sons Soul Food Cafe offers award-winning soul food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Hyattsville. Don’t miss the chicken wings, pork chops, and ox tail — and be sure to include the cole slaw, baked beans, and collard greens in your order.
  3. Elevate your soul food at Cori’s Modern Kitchen + Bar in Camp Springs, where you can order the cajun salmon, spice pork chop, or shrimp and grits. Sip a craft soda, created without any artificial flavors or colors, along with your meal, and end it with a slice of apple cranberry pecan crumble pie.
  4. Don’t miss the Bang Bang Crab Fries or the friend catfish nuggets at Vibes Southern Cuisine in Upper Marlboro. Add an order of banana pudding, peach cobbler, or strawberry raspberry crumb cake to end your meal with a bit of sweetness.
  5. Catch the Firemans Cafe food truck around town, or at Commanders Field, for its golden fried whiting, shrimp and crab cake, pulled pork sandwich, and more — all named in firefighter themes. Enjoy a side of french fries or potato salad with your meal.
  6. Horace and Dickie’s started out in Washington, D.C. serving up whiting fish, catfish, trout, croaker, and shrimp. Now, you can order its classic fried fish and chips, along with other sides, at the Camp Springs location.
  7. In Upper Marlboro, you can head to In a Minute Cafe & Lounge for a crab cake sandwich, an order of Hennessy wings, and a few freshly baked cookies. You can also rent the lounge for a private event.
  8. The menu at South Peach BBQ in Suitland offers classic southern soul food dishes with an emphasis on quality. Try the rib sandwich, the smoked wings, a loaded potato, the baked spaghetti, or any of the other well-crafted meals.
  9. Known for its family tradition and southern cuisine, Henry’s Soul Cafe was created by Henry E. Smith in D.C. — and its legacy lives on in Oxon Hill. Try one of the many fried fish meals, BBQ chicken wings, BBQ beef brisket, or chitterlings, then add on some cornbread stuffing, candied yams, or mashed potatoes.
  10. Jasper’s in Largo offers up hand-crafted plates full of southern soul food classics. Try the Cajun blackened Salmon Caesar salad, Biltmore chicken sandwich, or spicy shrimp and chicken pasta. Be sure to check out the daily specials when you visit.

Try another style of cuisine at one of these Italian eateries in Prince George’s.