foods The Best Southern Dishes  

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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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259 70
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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250 37
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

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224 65
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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214 48
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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194 84
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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222 78
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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207 67
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

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189 62
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

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196 56
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

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154 60
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

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145 89
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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160 78
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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170 89
Grits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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147 52
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

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162 80
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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134 62
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

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157 82
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

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133 62
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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121 58
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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138 68
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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127 79
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

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146 74
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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138 70
Fried Okra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Okra

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128 63
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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133 67
Sweet potato pie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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109 62
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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87 53
Fried Corn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Fried Corn

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106 65
Fried Turkey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Turkey

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118 82
Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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98 67
Bourbon whiskey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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111 83
Crawfish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Crawfish

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93 89
Okra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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89 65
Bananas Fosters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Bananas Fosters

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92 81
Pork Rinds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pork Rinds

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87 68
Shrimp and Grits is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RuthAlexander added Shrimp and Grits Lowland SC favorite.  

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85 81
Black-eyed pea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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70 57
Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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76 74
Pimento cheese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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65 74
Boiled Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boiled Peanuts

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60 56
Buttermilk pie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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45 38
Turnip greens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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72 55
Fries served with Gravy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fries served with Gravy

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66 68
King cake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

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62 71
Etouffe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Etouffe

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68 81
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Alligator

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62 71
Corn pudding is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Corn pudding

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59 69
Boudin Sausage is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Boudin Sausage

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29 34
Shrimp Creole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
maura-quast added Shrimp Creole

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37 40
Mustard Greens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Dishes