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The 15 Best Soul Food Restaurants In Atlanta

Updated: July 5, 2022

Sometimes you need a heaping plate of soul food! These are our top Atlanta restaurants for a taste of the South. We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Atlanta’s top soul food spots. So when that fried chicken and red juice craving hits head to these venues for the best options in town.

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The Busy Bee Cafe

American, $$, Atlanta University CenterAmerican, $$Atlanta, Atlanta University Center
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Atlanta Eats, 2020

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    Atlanta Eats, 2020

K & K Soul Food

American, $, English AvenueAmerican, $Atlanta, English Avenue
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Soul Food in Atlanta

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Atlanta's 4 favorite spots for budget-friendly soul food

    Hoodline, 2020

South City Kitchen Midtown

American, $$, MidtownAmerican, $$Atlanta, Midtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Paschal's

American, $$, Castleberry HillAmerican, $$Atlanta, Castleberry Hill
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Q - Time Restaurant

American, $, West EndAmerican, $Atlanta, West End
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Atlanta's 4 favorite spots for budget-friendly soul food

    Hoodline, 2020

Soul: Food & Culture

American, $$, Inman ParkAmerican, $$Atlanta, Inman Park
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

American, $$, BlandtownAmerican, $$Atlanta, Blandtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Get these trending Atlanta restaurants on your radar today

    Hoodline, 2020

Hattie B's Hot Chicken - Atlanta

American, $$, Candler ParkAmerican, $$Atlanta, Candler Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Atlanta Eats, 2020

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    Atlanta Eats, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Roc South Cuisine

American, $$, AtlantaAmerican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

    15 Atlanta Restaurants Serving Satisfying Soul Food

    Eater, 2022

South City Kitchen Buckhead

American, $$$, North BuckheadAmerican, $$$Atlanta, North Buckhead
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Scoville Hot Chicken

American, $, Buckhead ForestAmerican, $Atlanta, Buckhead Forest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Restaurants Serving Up Some of Atlanta’s Finest Fried Chicken

    Eater, 2021

Chicken+Beer

American, $$, AtlantaAmerican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Restaurants Serving Up Some of Atlanta’s Finest Fried Chicken

    Eater, 2021

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

American, $, DowntownAmerican, $Atlanta, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2016

    Where to Eat Fried Chicken in Atlanta

    Eater, 2016

Bomb Biscuit Atlanta

Old Fourth WardAtlanta, Old Fourth Ward
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2021

    20 Atlanta Restaurants Dining Experts and Eater Readers Kept Returning to in 2021

    Eater, 2021

Mukja Korean Fried Chicken

Korean, $, MidtownKorean, $Atlanta, Midtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 15738 spots across Atlanta, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 863 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Midtown Atlanta, Eater - 20 Atlanta Restaurants Dining Experts and Eater Readers Kept Returning to in 2021 and Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In Inman Park. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated Soul food restaurants for delivery in Atlanta are Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, K & K Soul Food, and The Busy Bee Cafe.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, K & K Soul Food, and Soul Good are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants that are good for groups in Atlanta.

SoulBox, Soul Vegetarian No 2, and Kelz Kitchen - Atlanta are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Soul food restaurants in Atlanta.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, K & K Soul Food, and The Busy Bee Cafe are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants for a quick lunch in Atlanta.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, K & K Soul Food, and The Busy Bee Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night Soul food spots in Atlanta.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pale Ale with fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cleanses the palate.


  • Enjoy fried chicken with Champagne

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Champagne. This combination works particularly well because this sparkling wine acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


  • A great drink pairing for mac and cheese

    Knowing what to pair with mac and cheese can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, acidic, white wine balances the starchy mac and cheese.

Interesting facts

  • The $200 mac and cheese

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

  • Ready for some ribs?

    The Hog Challenge Amateur Eating Competition in The United States is where Matt Stonie ate a crazy 71 ribsof ribs.

  • A delicious pairing

    mac and cheese is frequently paired with Spanish granache, matching the greasy and salty taste of mac and cheese with the ripe, fruity sweet taste of ripe, fruity sweet.

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