Jonesing for soul food? Check out Memphis's top 5 spots

Soul Fish Cafe. | Photo: Sophie L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 07, 2019.

Looking to sample the best soul food around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top soul food sources in Memphis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Soul Fish Cafe

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Topping the list is Soul Fish Cafe. Located at 862 S. Cooper St. in Midtown, the Southern spot, which offers seafood and soul food, is the highest-rated soul food spot in Memphis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 318 reviews on Yelp.

2. Mot & Ed's Southern Eatery

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Next up is Midtown's Mot & Ed's Southern Eatery, situated at 1354 Madison Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 155 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and New American spot, offering soul food and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves Shop

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Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves Shop, located at 317 N. Main St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers soul food and desserts, four stars out of 143 reviews.

4. Four Way Restaurant

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Four Way Restaurant, a Southern spot that offers soul food, desserts and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 135 Yelp reviews. Head over to 998 Mississippi Blvd. to see for yourself.

5. 99 Cent Soul Food Express

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And then there's 99 Cent Soul Food Express, which has earned four stars out of 128 reviews on Yelp. You can find the traditional American spot, which offers soul food and more, at 414 S. Main St.

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