We love Southern food here in Chicago, and here are some favorite spots to snag it.
Always crowded on the weekends, you should be able to easily get in during the week. Try the cornmeal pancakes.
Go for the cocktails and crawfish boils!
The brunch is great - biscuits with jam, thick bacon, and complimentary beignets.
There's nowhere better for the namesake delicacy - sweet waffles with crispy fried chicken.
There's BBQ, but let's focus on the other Southern dishes - shrimp and grits, boiled peanuts, and collard greens will make displaced Southerners feel at home.
Lovely spot for dinner or brunch—the fried green tomatoes topped with an egg are delicious, and the grits are a must-order. Try the crab soup as well. If you sit on the porch in the winter, a plaid blanket on the back of each chair will keep you warm and cozy.