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Head on down south of the Mason-Dixon Line, y'all, and make yourself at home!  The best Southern dishes are a combination of sweet dishes, savory dishes, and the best Creole cooking in the world. Some of the best pies, the tastiest fried foods, and the guiltiest pleasures in food have their origins in Southern cuisine, and this list of greatest dishes from the South lets you vote on which of the tasty regional treats are the best.

Think there's nothing better than biscuits and gravy? Love the spicy kick of some jambalaya? Ready to let loose on some key lime pie? You're at no loss for great Cajun delights and delicious Creole specialties on this list of Southern food favorites. If you don't see one of your favorite Southern dishes in the mix, make sure to add it so others can get to know (and taste), the best of Southern cooking.

What are the best Creole dishes? What are the top Cajun specialties? What are the best foods from the South? You'll find some great Southern foods to love on this list of food specialties from the South. Just try not to get too hungry looking at it!
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Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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227 33
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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206 58
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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192 58
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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193 42
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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183 71
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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205 73
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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174 52
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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152 69
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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139 75
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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158 81
Grits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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134 45
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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155 73
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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125 56
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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148 74
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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176 52
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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124 56
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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127 63
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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129 60
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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101 59
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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99 60
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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80 62
Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Shrimp and Grits Lowland SC favorite.  

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Okra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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72 68
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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62 67
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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68 49
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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65 75
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator

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Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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King cake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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63 53
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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57 66
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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41 33
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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54 65
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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34 49
Derby Pie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Derby Pie

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39 48
Louisiana oysters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Louisiana oysters