foods The Best Southern Dishes  

Samantha Dillinger
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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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256 69
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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249 36
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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221 64
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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212 46
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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206 65
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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192 82
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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219 78
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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188 60
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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144 87
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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152 58
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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160 77
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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147 51
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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167 89
Grits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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192 56
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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161 79
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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134 61
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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157 81
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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133 61
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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137 68
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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120 58
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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108 61
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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127 78
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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145 73
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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137 68
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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131 66
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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125 63
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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106 63
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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86 52
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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117 81
Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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88 65
Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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97 67
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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110 82
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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93 88
Okra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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86 67
Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Shrimp and Grits Lowland SC favorite.  

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91 80
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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85 80
Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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76 73
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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72 54
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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58 56
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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68 80
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator

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64 68
King cake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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69 57
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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62 70
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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62 70
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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58 68
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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45 37
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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29 33
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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36 53
Derby Pie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Derby Pie