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207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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For those seeking a true taste of Charleston, it’s hard to recommend anywhere better than Hominy Grill. You’ll likely have to wait for a table, but just grab a drink in the front courtyard until it’s your turn to sit. Meals...
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1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
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Looking for some down-home comfort food with an upscale twist? Head to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, named one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants and whose fried chicken was declared the best in the South by Southern Living...
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2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
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“Well, we’ll see about that!” loudly harrumphs an endless of stream of out-of-town customers, eager to challenge the claim that Willie Mae’s makes “the world’s best fried chicken.” They’re usually...
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1000 Gallatin Ave C, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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Sit at one of the picnic tables under a mostly open-air shed and listen to the blues while you wait for your chicken at this East Nashville spot off Gallatin Road. But if the vibe is no-frills, the spicy Nashville-style hot chicken will have you...
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123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207, USA
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According to legend, Nashville-style hot chicken began in the 1930s when Thornton Prince's girlfriend dumped cayenne on his fried chicken to get revenge for his cheating ways. But he loved it instead, and eventually opened up a hot chicken shop of...
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107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
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I had heard about the plates of fried chicken and collard greens and I was dead set on getting me some. When I told my friend Kai that I wanted to go to Mrs. Wilkes, she looked me up and down, paused, and in a very serious southern drawl tone...
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624 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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Visit the cinderblock space in East Nashville or the newer joint off 8th Avenue to taste this Nashville treasure at one of the longest-standing hot chicken restaurants in town. Choose the chicken or whitefish served with white bread and pickles,...
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605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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This American classic is the go-to meat-and-three restaurant in Nashville—that iconic staple of Southern cooking that consists of, well, a meat and three sides. All walks of life frequent this institution (the Dixie Chicks have been known to...
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2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Lucy's Fried Chicken is not just about their delicious fried chicken, it is about awesome atmosphere, great service, wonderful drinks and an outstanding menu. The daily Happy Hour is a great time to check out the Austin- laid back atmosphere of...
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918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
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We like to search for unique experiences when we travel, so when I heard about the five-pound cinnamon roll at Lulu's, I had to check it out. I should say that we prefer to travel on the healthy side and usually seek out the new health food or...
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122 E Liberty, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
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One of the must-dos on any visit to Savannah is breakfast at the bright, cheerful J. Christopher's at 122 East Liberty Street. Housed in a remodeled auto body shop, J. Christopher's offers large servings of delicious food using the freshest...
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233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204, USA
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If you are looking for an authentic Southern food experience, Niki's West should be the first place you go. The cafeteria-style eatery shuffles its patrons through the line pretty quickly, so make sure you know what you want! Granted, with a huge...
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3210 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
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A local favorite and always packed, Blue Plate Cafe is the place to go in Huntsville if you want the best home cookin' around. The food sticks to your ribs, the coffee is bottomless, the waitresses call you "honey," and the prices are incredibly...
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2100 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Ever heard of a bonut? Neither had we until we visited Biscuit Love, a cult-favorite breakfast spot in Nashville's happening Gulch neighborhood, where morning queues often exceed an hour on weekends. And bonuts—deep-fried biscuit dough...
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6745, 101 N Grand St, Monroe, LA 71201, USA
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Chef Cory Bahr has transformed classic Southern fare his grandmother taught him to cook into something, well - sublime. This is country food. It's what we grew up eatin',"said Bahr. "It's simple and delicious, not fussy. For instance, he fills a...
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2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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If you are craving Southern Food, and I mean real home cookin' and the best of Southern hospitality, visit Hoover's. Hoover has been a culinary force in Austin for over 15 years and his passion and love for cooking shows in every bite of his...