Food The Best Southern Dishes  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Upvote your favorite traditional foods from the U.S. South

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

2
419 133
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

3
375 119
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

4
414 71
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

5
316 140
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

6
344 104
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

7
367 130
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

8
240 152
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

9
371 80
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

10
254 136
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

11
313 111
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

12
264 105
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

13
270 150
Grits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

14
242 95
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

15
271 130
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

16
247 128
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

17
196 111
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

18
211 130
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

19
197 94
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

20
323 104
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

21
224 99
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

22
203 94
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

23
227 112
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

24
222 108
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

25
160 91
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn