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The 5 Best Soul Food Restaurants in Tampa

Updated: March 5, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Tampa’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Edna’s Soul Food Grille

American
Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

The Black Chef Eatery

Tampa, Historic Ybor
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Al’s Finger Licking Good Soul Food

Tampa, East Ybor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Jerk Hut Restaurant

Caribbean
Tampa, North Tampa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Shundra’s Soul Smokehouse

American
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 8777 Tampa restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Tampa restaurant reviews, and 266 lists and articles – looking closely at what Tampa Bay Times had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. Don’t bother looking for Tampa Bay Times - Tampa Bay’s 25 most iconic restaurantswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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