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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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285 84
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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281 43
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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250 72
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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243 51
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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241 89
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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208 95
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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228 70
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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211 67
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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219 63
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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166 55
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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170 69
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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176 86
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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156 100
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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185 100
Grits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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179 87
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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149 64
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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166 89
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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133 63
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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161 78
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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154 74
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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143 66
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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153 76
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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139 86
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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123 67
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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144 77
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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119 69
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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Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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98 71
Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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

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116 92
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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97 88
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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92 73
Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Shrimp and Grits Lowland SC favorite.  

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Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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73 65
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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70 83
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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73 70
King cake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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64 63
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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68 76
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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49 45
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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66 77
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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33 38
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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61 76
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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47 50
Pepper Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pepper Vinegar

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41 44
Mustard Greens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes