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The 11 Best Soul Food Restaurants Near Grand Rapids

Updated: July 27, 2022

Craving some Southern comfort food? These are our favourite soul food restaurants in Grand Rapids. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best soul food spots in Grand Rapids. So when that fried chicken and red juice craving hits head to these venues for the best options in town.

Find the perfect restaurant

Wing Kingz

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Creston
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Cindys Chicken Coop

$, Grand Rapids$Grand Rapids, South East End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Noori Chicken

Asian, $$, Grand RapidsAsian, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Firefox&CMChicken

Korean, $$, Grand RapidsKorean, $$Grand Rapids
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Cousins Tasty Chicken

$, Grand Rapids$Grand Rapids, Norteast Citizens Action
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Tupelo Honey

Southern, $$, Grand RapidsSouthern, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

The Candied Yam

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Millbrook
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Hancock

American, $, Grand RapidsAmerican, $Grand Rapids, East Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, East Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

New York Fried Chicken

American, $, Grand RapidsAmerican, $Grand Rapids
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Pizza Ranch

Pizza, $$, KentwoodPizza, $$Kentwood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 2361 Grand Rapids restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 52 top lists and articles from the likes of . These spots have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Cindys Chicken Coop, The Candied Yam, and Forty Acres Soul Kitchen are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants that serve breakfast in Grand Rapids.

Cindys Chicken Coop, The Candied Yam, and Forty Acres Soul Kitchen are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants for a quick lunch in Grand Rapids.

Cindys Chicken Coop, The Candied Yam, and Forty Acres Soul Kitchen are some of the highest-rated late-night Soul food spots in Grand Rapids.

Cindys Chicken Coop, The Candied Yam, and Forty Acres Soul Kitchen are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants for take-out in Grand Rapids.

The highest-rated Soul food restaurants for delivery in Grand Rapids are Cindys Chicken Coop, The Candied Yam, and Forty Acres Soul Kitchen.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy fried chicken with Champagne

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Champagne to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this sparkling wine acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.

  • Pale Ale with your fried chicken

    Not sure what beer to drink with your fried chicken? Try Pale Ale. The bitter flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • Tempranillo and 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.


Factoids

  • A speedy eater

    Do you know how many ribs of ribs it took to win at the Hog Challenge Amateur Eating Competition in 2015? The winner, Matt Stonie, finished 71 ribs within 5 minutes.

  • A killer pairing

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

  • The most expensive mac and cheese

    The mac and cheese which costs $200, can be ordered at the Barton G.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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