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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238 67
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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236 35
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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212 61
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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201 43
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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196 61
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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185 78
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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213 74
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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180 56
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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140 82
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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155 73
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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140 48
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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142 58
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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161 86
Grits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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158 76
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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130 58
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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180 55
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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152 78
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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128 59
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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131 67
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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122 75
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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132 64
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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141 71
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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104 61
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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111 58
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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127 64
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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119 61
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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100 63
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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81 51
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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

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

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107 79
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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93 66
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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

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82 66
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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86 79
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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83 78
Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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73 71
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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56 54
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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62 71
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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69 53
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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67 78
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator

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63 66
King cake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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61 68
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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64 57
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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57 67
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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58 69
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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43 36
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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27 32
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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44 40
Chess pie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes