Get Homemade Southern Cooking at the Best Soul Food in Orlando

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Sometimes you just need a little down home cooking. Thank goodness Orlando is serving up all the soul food flavors! From traditional southern classics to the flavors of the Caribbean, the Orlando food scene has the perfect restaurant for your next comfort meal.

Here are our fave spots for soul food in Orlando! 

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Seana's Caribbean Soul Food

Looking for a family vibe with great food? Head to Seana’s!

This highly-rated spot is one of our go-to’s for comforting soul food like smothered pork chops and fried chicken. Plus, savor the flavors of the Caribbean! Our go-to is definitely the jerk chicken served over rice with sweet plantains, two sides—opt for the liquid gold mac and cheese and the candied yams—and a drink! Caribbean comfort food hits different. You’ve got the balance of spicy and sweet plus the amazing sauce. You just can’t beat it!

Monday | 11AM—8PM
Tuesday | 11AM—8PM
Wednesday | 11AM—8PM
Thursday | 11AM—8PM
Friday |  11AM—9PM
Saturday | 11AM—9PM
Sunday | 11AM—7PM

📍 719 Good Homes Rd, Orlando, FL 32818

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P and D Soulfood Kitchen

This restaurant is perfect for when you’re looking for something tasty to snack on while watching a movie in your sweats. This take-out-only restaurant has perfect all your Southern faves like meatloaf, cornbread, mac n cheese, and pork chops! This is the perfect excuse not to cook dinner…And if you’re feeding a crowd or stocking up for the week, they offer delivery with a $25 minimum!

Their menu rotates daily, so check out their website to see what delicious offerings they’re offering that day. But don’t worry. You’ll always be able to order the staples.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM—7PM
Wednesday | 11AM—7PM
Thursday | 11AM—7PM
Friday | 11AM—7PM
Saturday | 11AM—8PM
Sunday | 11AM—6PM

📍 927 S Goldwyn Ave #120, Orlando, FL 32805

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Oley's Kitchen and Barbecue

This is an Orlando establishment. Oley’s has been serving up comfort food since 1990, and for a good reason. No matter the time of day—this spot is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner—Oley’s is there with a heaping plate of soul food ready to cheer you up!

Whether you order from their Southern Flair or Jamaican Flair menus, you can’t go wrong! If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the curried goat, but don’t worry if you’re looking for something good and familiar, you can always count on a juicy burger or the crispy fried chicken!

Monday | 8AM—9PM
Tuesday | 8AM—9PM
Wednesday | 8AM—9PM
Thursday | 8AM—9PM
Friday | 8AM—10PM
Saturday | 8AM—10PM
Sunday | 8AM—8PM

📍 2700 Rio Grande Ave, Orlando, FL 32805

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Nikki's Place

Now we know nothing can beat Grandma’s cooking…but this sure does come close!

This is your new go-to spot for all things Southern classics. With the true Southern mentality of “nothing goes to waste,” here you can savor pigs’ feet, smothered turkey necks, and smothered pig tails. But don’t worry if that’s not your vibe. Nikki’s has perfected other classics like fried pork chops and fried catfish! And ways order the mac n cheese—you’ll thank us later! This restaurant may look unassuming, but after one bite, you’ll be so glad you gave them a taste!

Monday | 8AM—6PM
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 8AM—7PM
Thursday | 8AM—7PM
Friday | 8AM—7PM
Saturday | 8AM—7PM
Sunday | 8AM—6PM

📍 742 Carter St, Orlando, FL 32805

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The Coop

Step up to the counter at The Coop for some serious Southern homestyle classics. From brunch faves like chicken and waffles to elevated takes on your fave comfort foods like fried chicken, this is the perfect spot for weekend brunch or for grabbing breakfast before heading into the office (or during your lunch break if you aren’t a morning person).

Trust us. Nothing feeds your soul like their meatloaf, which is wrapped in bacon!

Monday | 7:30AM—3PM
Tuesday | 7:30AM—3PM
Wednesday | 7:30AM—3PM
Thursday | 7:30AM—3PM
Friday | 7:30AM—7PM
Saturday | 7:30AM—7PM
Sunday | 8AM—2PM

📍 610 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789

Bon appétit!

Next time you’re craving a little comfort, give one of these spots a try! Which one of these delicious destinations for soul food in Orlando will you be trying first?

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Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.