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The 13 Best Soul Food Restaurants Near Doraville

Updated: July 5, 2022

Salivating at the thought of soul food? These are our top Doraville restaurants when we need this Southern fare. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best soul food spots in Doraville. The venues below are where we go when we need collard greens, cornbread and peach cobbler.

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bb.q Chicken - Doraville

Korean, $$, DoravilleKorean, $$Doraville
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

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Eating Americana

American, $$, NorcrossAmerican, $$Norcross
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Scoville Hot Chicken

American, $, Sandy SpringsAmerican, $Sandy Springs
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen

Japanese, $$, Sandy SpringsJapanese, $$Sandy Springs, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar

American, $$, BrookhavenAmerican, $$Brookhaven
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Takorea

Asian, $, DunwoodyAsian, $Dunwoody
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Apron + Ladle

American, $$, Sandy SpringsAmerican, $$Sandy Springs, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

    The Absolute Best Brunch in Sandy Springs

    Thrillist, 2021

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

American, $$, Sandy SpringsAmerican, $$Sandy Springs, Whispering Pines
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Mama's Chicken & Seafood

$, Tucker$Tucker
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Tupelo Honey

Southern, $$, Sandy SpringsSouthern, $$Sandy Springs, Cherokee Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Collard Green Cafe

American, $$, TuckerAmerican, $$Tucker
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Good Times Country Home Cookin

American, $, ClarkstonAmerican, $Clarkston
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Costa Del Sol

American, $$, NorcrossAmerican, $$Norcross
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Doraville. We pored over ratings for 15738 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Doraville and 863 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Thrillist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - The Absolute Best Brunch in Sandy Springs to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Pale Ale with fried chicken

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cleanses the palate.


  • Pair Tempranillo with fried chicken

    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Tempranillo, it truly complements the dish as it cuts the fat with its tannins.


  • The ultimate 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 United States's National Mac & Cheese Day

    The love for mac and cheese is unlimited in The United States - that’s why they celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day every year.

  • The fastest eater

    Are you a fan ofMcDonald's Chicken McNugget? The current record for eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget is 170 nuggets! Do you love McDonald's Chicken McNugget enough to beat this record?

  • The history of macaroni and cheese

    In Northern Europe, during 1769, the macaroni and cheese was born into culinary history!

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