Here are Baltimore's top 5 Southern spots

In search of a new favorite Southern spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Chaps Pit Beef

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Topping the list is Chaps Pit Beef. Located at 5801 Pulaski Highway, the Southern spot, which offers barbecue platters, sandwiches and more, is the most popular Southern restaurant in Baltimore, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,057 reviews on Yelp.

2. Charleston Restaurant

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Next up is the Inner Harbor's Charleston Restaurant, situated at 1000 Lancaster St. With 4.5 stars out of 438 reviews on Yelp, the upscale restaurant serving New American, Southern and French fare has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Connie's Chicken and Waffles

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Connie's Chicken and Waffles, located at 400 W. Lexington St. in the Lexington Market, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fried chicken and waffles spot 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews.

4. Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar

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Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar in Hampden is another go-to for Southern fare, with four stars out of 265 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1601 Union Ave. to see for yourself.

5. Mission BBQ

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Over in the Canton Industrial Area, check out Mission BBQ, which has earned four stars out of 196 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score barbecued meats, homestyle sides and more at 3701 Boston St.