The South 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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488 83
Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

2
398 67
Pit Bar-B-Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Pit Bar-B-Q

3
402 125
Biscuits and gravy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

4
358 113
Cornbread is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

5
359 76
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

6
303 133
Pecan pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

7
331 100
Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Hush Puppies

8
349 127
Sweet tea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

9
299 106
Peach Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Peach Cobbler

10
316 97
Country Fried Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Country Fried Steak

11
233 88
Apple Cobbler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Apple Cobbler

12
249 101
Chicken "n Dumplins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
RachelleJames added Chicken "n Dumplins

13
229 146
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

14
263 141
Grits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

15
244 130
Jambalaya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

16
256 126
Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

17
233 125
Po Boy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Po Boy

18
213 101
Apple butter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

19
193 90
Beignet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

20
213 94
Red velvet cake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

21
189 89
Texas toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

22
224 106
Red beans and rice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Dishes

23
189 108
Texas Chili is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Texas Chili

24
202 125
Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Dishes
Fried Green Tomatoes

25
216 108
Key lime pie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Dishes