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The 6 Best Soul Food Restaurants In Baltimore

Updated: October 22, 2021

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

Find the perfect restaurant

The Land of Kush

$$, Seton Hill$$Baltimore, Seton Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best spots to score soul food in Baltimore

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best vegetarian spots in Baltimore

    Hoodline, 2019

Miss Carter's Kitchen

MosherBaltimore, Mosher
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 4.5

Glo's Soul Kitchen

American, $, Glen OaksAmerican, $Baltimore, Glen Oaks
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Miss Carter's Kitchen

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Baltimore, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Legends Restaurant

American, $, UptonAmerican, $Baltimore, Upton
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Sharks Fish & Chicken Baltimore

Reisterstown StationBaltimore, Reisterstown Station
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 127 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, 5440 Baltimore restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - The 5 best vegetarian spots in Baltimore and Hoodline - The 4 best spots to score soul food in Baltimore. 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. 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.

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.


  • Riesling and fried chicken


    Riesling, which hails from Germany, complements fried chicken incredibly well. We would highly recommend the white wine as a pairing.

  • A next-level pairing for Champagne

    When ordering fried chicken, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

Fun facts

  • 2,493 pounds of fried chicken

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest fried chicken. Weighing in at 2,493 pounds there was more than enough fried chickens to go around!

  • A hefty price-tag

    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?

  • The world-record holder

    Never get between Matt Stonie and their ribs. Matt Stonie holds the record for most ribs eaten in 5 minutes, an incredible 71.

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