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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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Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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

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Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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

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

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Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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Catfish 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
Chicken "n Dumplins

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Grits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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

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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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Beignet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Okra

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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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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
Fried Corn

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Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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

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

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Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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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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Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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King cake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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

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

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Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Louisiana oysters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Louisiana oysters

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Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes