Some cuisine just hits the spot, and for many people, that’s southern soul food. Luckily for anyone in, or near Prince George’s, the region is packed with restaurants that serve delicious, fulfilling soul food. You can get your fill of beef ribs, fried chicken, and fish sandwiches, along with mouthwatering sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and candied yams.
Visit one of these Prince George’s restaurants to get your fill:
- Run by a local chef, The Uncaged Chefs in District Heights serves food inspired by lessons from generations past. Order the fried chicken drizzled with Henny-drip icing or Henny mambo sauce, then add green beans, baked mac and cheese, baked beans, or yams to the plate.
- Give your soul food a healthier twist by turning it plant-based at ELife Restaurant in Capitol Heights. Head over for a Sunday brunch with grits, vegan sausage, and biscuits, Visit during the week for a lunch or dinner of fried chicken, coconut shrimp, collard greens, candied yams, and more.
- Order the “down home” Chesapeake fried chicken sandwich, the blackened cod sandwich, fried chicken and waffles, or cajun jambalaya at Jasper’s in Largo. Add the crab dip or a hot wings plate to round out the meal.
- Catch The Rolling Rib in Upper Marlboro for beef ribs, pork ribs, fried chicken wings, chopped spicy BBQ, and more. Then add collard greens, string beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and candied yams to your plate.
- LuvPlates Soul & Grill in District Heights began as a food truck and eventually shifted to a brick-and-mortar site. It serves individual plates or family-style menus, both of which include DC gumbo, homestyle jerk chicken, grilled BBQ halal chicken, seared salmon, and more.
- Give your southern cuisine a Caribbean twist at Suga & Spice in Hyattsville. Get the hot honey wings, fried shrimp, jerk crab cake, fried fish sandwich, and more. Try the honey butter corn muffin and curry cabbage as a side.
- The authentic Southern soul food that comes out of the kitchen at Ella Ray’s Cafe in Forestsville is tasty, satisfying, and genuine. For breakfast, you can get the country bacon with egg sandwich, or french toast platter. Get the meatloaf, catfish, or southern fried chicken platter for lunch or dinner.
- Levi’s Restaurant prides itself on serving tasteful soul food from start to finish. Begin your meal with ribs, mac and cheese, and greens, then end it with sweet potato pie, banana pudding, or apple pie.
- Order the fried whiting, fried catfish, rib, or pulled pork sandwich from Fireman’s Cafe in Clinton, or get a full plate with shrimp, crab, or chicken wings. Don’t forget the candied yams, green beans, cornbread, cole slaw, and hush puppies.
- The crab tots, jerk chicken salad, and sweet chili shrimp provide a new take on old classics at Kitchen Cray in Lanham. Order any of those alongside the seafood deviled eggs, catfish bites, and red velvet cakes.
Once you satisfy your soul food craving, head out to one of these restaurants that serve up different types of comfort food.