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Published on April 02, 2019
The 5 best soul food spots in OrlandoPhoto: Jesse's Rib Shack/Yelp

In search of a new favorite soul food spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top soul food spots around Orlando, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Nikki's Place Southern Cuisine

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Topping the list is Nikki's Place Southern Cuisine. Located at 742 Carter St. in Horizons West/West Orlando, the Southern and soul food spot, which offers comfort food and more, is the highest rated soul food restaurant in Orlando, boasting 4.5 stars out of 76 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Mai T. shared, "I visited this gem on Friday, and it was everything I expected. The people were amazing and so was the food. I ordered the baked chicken dinner, and I loved everything about it." 

2. P & D Soulfood Kitchen

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Next up is Clear Lake's P & D Soulfood Kitchen, situated at 927 S. Goldwyn Ave., Suite 120. With 4.5 stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and soul food spot has proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Jennifer J. wrote, "Love this place. Great food. Great employees. Reminds me of my grandmother's cooking."

3. Jesse's Rib Shack

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Lake Dot's Jesse's Rib Shack, located at 810 W. Colonial Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the soul food spot, which offers seafood and barbecue, 4.5 stars out of 71 reviews.

Yelper Stephen T. said, "Great food and great people! I ordered the rib and wing combo, and it was delicious. The best wings I've had in a long time. The ribs were perfect. Their mac and cheese may have been the best thing."

4. Oley's Kitchen & BBQ

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Oley's Kitchen & BBQ, a soul food and Caribbean spot that offers barbecue and more in Horizons West/West Orlando, is another go-to, with four stars out of 156 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2700 Rio Grande Ave. to see for yourself.

Yelper Jenna I. wrote, "Now this is a barbecue joint. The definition of not only authentic but straight up amazing food! Posers beware, this place is the real deal, and if you're just looking for a cookie cutter joint of every other hip place you brunch at, this is not it."

5. Soul Food Fantasy

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Last but not least, there's Soul Food Fantasy, a Lorna Doone favorite with four stars out of 15 reviews. Stop by 202 S. Orange Blossom Trail to hit up the soul food spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.

Yelper Nicole B. shared, "Best macaroni and cheese in the city! This place serves the kind of food your aunt or grandma from the South knows how to make. I'm a major foodie, and I can honestly say that this is the best soul food restaurant that I have ever been to ever."

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