Living in Chicago has its perks. One of those perks happen to be an abundance of stellar restaurants. Enter to Luella’s Southern Kitchen, one of the greatest Lincoln Square restaurants on the Northside of Chicago. Get excited to indulge in some of the best soul food in Chicago! This place is no frills, order at the counter, seat yourself establishment. I’d come hungry wearing loose fitting clothing.
Call me crazy but we came in for a Thanksgiving day brunch. I know, most normal people gear up for their Thanksgiving by starving themselves until the big feast. Not us. We decided to take a different approach this year and man we are so happy we did. YOLO!
I ordered the creamiest Georgia style shrimp and grits, perfectly topped with bacon bits. My husband ordered the banana foster waffles and they were divine. Keep scrolling for more mouthwatering photos.
The art displayed on the walls are vibrant and full of energy. Looking at them makes me want to jump right into the frame and bust a move. You can probably imagine the music selection is right on point. Funk. Soul. Jazz. It’s Perfection.
After that incredible brunch there was no doubt in my mind that we needed to come back in for dinner and soon! We kept hearing superb reviews about their famous award winning short rib mac and cheese.
We ordered the Fried Chicken and Short Rib Mac and Cheese. Don’t think for a second we forgot to order cornbread. Holy mother of God it was scrumptious. ALL OF IT. I imagine heaven to be a place where there is no shortage of Luella’s Short Rib Mac and Cheese. Drool worthy.
Thankfully you don’t have to look far for the best soul food in Chicago and if you’re lucky it may even be within walking distance! Getting there via public transportation is also easy-it’s about a 5 minute walk off the Brown line Western stop.
What are some of your favorite Southern restaurants in Chicago?
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