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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521 91
Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
2
431 137
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
3
387 124
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
4
425 73
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q
5
330 142
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
6
355 108
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies
7
376 132
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
8
246 161
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
9
381 84
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
10
324 116
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler
11
271 109
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins
12
261 144
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
13
277 158
Grits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
14
247 99
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler
15
277 137
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
16
250 135
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy
17
200 116
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili
18
215 134
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes
19
202 98
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
20
231 104
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
21
330 109
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak
22
212 97
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
23
233 114
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
24
224 114
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
25
164 94
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn