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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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273 41
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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276 81
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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244 70
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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232 51
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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235 87
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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224 70
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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202 93
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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204 65
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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213 61
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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160 54
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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173 85
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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165 68
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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154 100
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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181 100
Grits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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175 86
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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142 69
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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165 87
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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145 63
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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131 60
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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142 65
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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149 72
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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157 78
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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137 85
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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148 76
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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118 67
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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139 75
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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117 68
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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95 58
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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124 90
Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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104 73
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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99 94
Okra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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95 69
Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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115 90
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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96 86
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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91 85
Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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89 73
Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Shrimp and Grits Lowland SC favorite.  

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79 80
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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72 63
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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69 81
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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72 69
King cake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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76 59
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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63 62
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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66 75
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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65 76
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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47 45
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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61 74
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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31 38
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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45 49
Pepper Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pepper Vinegar

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72 86
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator