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The 11 Best Soul Food Restaurants Near Southfield

Updated: July 27, 2022

Salivating at the thought of soul food? These are our top Southfield restaurants when we need this Southern fare. We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top sites for the best soul food restaurants in Southfield. The venues below are where we go when we need collard greens, cornbread and peach cobbler.

Find the perfect spot

Cornbread Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, SouthfieldAmerican, $$Southfield
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    11 Places to Find Crispy Fried Chicken in Metro Detroit

    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2016

    Where to Eat Ribs in Detroit: 14 Top Destinations

    Eater, 2016

Lillie Bells

American, $$, SouthfieldAmerican, $$Southfield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Uncle Joe's Chicken Fingers

American, $, SouthfieldAmerican, $Southfield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Southfield Fish & Chicken

$, Southfield$Southfield
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Jay Birds Rotisserie & Grill

American, $$, SouthfieldAmerican, $$Southfield
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Birmingham Pub

American, BirminghamAmericanBirmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Owl

American, $, Royal OakAmerican, $Royal Oak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

American, $, Royal OakAmerican, $Royal Oak
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

No Change Cafe

American, $, Redford Charter TwpAmerican, $Redford Charter Twp
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Mookey's Beans & Greens

American, $$, Oak ParkAmerican, $$Oak Park
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 3.0

Libby's Sweet Soul Kitchen

American, $$, Redford Charter TwpAmerican, $$Redford Charter Twp
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 11294 Southfield restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 792 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Where to Eat Ribs in Detroit: 14 Top Destinations and Eater - 11 Places to Find Crispy Fried Chicken in Metro Detroit. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Cornbread Restaurant & Bar is a vegetarian-friendly Soul food restaurant in Southfield.

There are 4 Soul food restaurants in Southfield.

Lillie Bells and Jay Birds Rotisserie & Grill are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants offering delivery options in Southfield.

Lillie Bells, Cornbread Restaurant & Bar, and Jay Birds Rotisserie & Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Soul food spots in Southfield.

Lillie Bells, Cornbread Restaurant & Bar, and Jay Birds Rotisserie & Grill are the highest-rated Soul food restaurants for take-out in Southfield.

Drink pairing tips

  • Champagne and fried chicken


    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Champagne, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


  • Tempranillo with your fried chicken

    A nice red wine that will bring the most out of the spicy flavors of your fried chicken would be Tempranillo.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for mac and cheese


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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

  • A delicious pairing

    Surely you’ve tried Spanish granache with your mac and cheese? It’s a classic pairing.

  • The $200 mac and cheese

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

  • A day for mac and cheese-lovers

    Want to indulge in some amazing mac and cheese? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Mac & Cheese Day held every July 14.

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