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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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317 50
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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313 95
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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272 88
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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274 59
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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257 76
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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268 101
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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228 109
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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235 79
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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249 69
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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194 96
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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187 79
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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182 67
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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201 97
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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172 114
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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202 111
Grits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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186 98
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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164 77
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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156 84
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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147 71
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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179 86
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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172 83
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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158 74
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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142 74
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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171 86
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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154 99
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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162 87
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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115 65
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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132 78
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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125 81
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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141 102
Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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112 79
Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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131 101
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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112 110
Okra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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106 81
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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104 93
Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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104 100
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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87 69
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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94 90
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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81 93
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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82 79
King cake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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78 85
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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59 54
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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72 72
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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74 86
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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83 70
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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70 85
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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40 47
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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82 94
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator

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50 64
Derby Pie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Derby Pie