Craving Soul Food in Detroit? Here's Where to Go

Ainsley King

Growing up, one of my favorite ways to spend my weekend with family was by cooking soul food. Now, whenever I’m craving a taste of home, Detroit has me covered with a variety of soul food restaurants, ranging from southern comfort food to upscale American cuisine.

Here are some of the restaurants around the region that I’ve enjoyed. If you are looking for additional recommendations, text one of our Detroiters.

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    Southern Fires

    Southern Fires - Bellevue Street, Detroit MI

    The Southern Fires restaurant has been a regional favorite since 2015. Its menu offers customers rich and flavorful dishes such as fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and more. Check out Southern Fires for a true taste of the south.

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    SavannahBlue - Times Square, Detroit MI

    If you want a tasty, high-end bite, check out SavannahBlue, an upscale restaurant that offers a delectable dining experience. Enjoy the lump crab cake and the mouthwatering oxtails. The staff prides itself on creating a classy, family-friendly experience.

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    Detroit Soul - East 8 Mile Road, Detroit MI

    Everyone in Metro Detroit should eat at this restaurant at least once. In 2015, Jerome Brown and Samuel Van Buren founded DetroitSoul. For years, these brothers have served the community with their healthy twist on soul food. DetroitSoul has been acclaimed as a local hotspot for serving hearty portions of delicious food.

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    Me and My Girl Soul Food

    Me & My Girls Soul Food - Gratiot Avenue, Detroit MI

    This Southern-inspired restaurant is known for its delicious and affordable menu. Customers enjoy dishes such as turkey chop and tilapia. The staff is always friendly, and customers always leave happy and full. Check out this restaurant for a quick bite on the go.

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    Motor City Soul Food

    Motor City Soul Food - West Seven Mile Road, Detroit MI

    If you like southern classics, this is the spot for you. Many visitors say that Motor City Soul Food is a casual environment that always draws a big crowd. This restaurant has a large variety of classic dishes such as macaroni and cheese, fried catfish, and collard greens. Stop at the Motor City Soul Food restaurant to taste southern favorites for yourself.

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    Jaydee’s Soul Food

    JAYDEE’S SOUL FOOD - Plymouth Road, Detroit MI

    Jaydee’s Soul Food is all about comfort and community. Every day of the week has a different theme and each one has its own wonderful combination of flavors, such as the festive taco Tuesdays or the delicious Friday fish fries. This is an experience you do not want to miss.

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    Lape Soul Food

    Lape Soul Food - Seven Mile East, Detroit MI

    Customers everywhere say that Ms. Angie and her staff have a southern charm that shines through every interaction. Together, the team has created a family-friendly experience for their clientele. Customers rave over the moist ribs, baked chicken, and southern collard greens. The diverse and delectable menu always leaves the customers full and satisfied.

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