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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
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Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q
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Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies
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Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler
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Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler
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Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins
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Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy
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Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak
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Grits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes
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Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
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Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra
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Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn