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The 10 Best Soul Food Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Did someone say Soul Food? We created thedefinitive list of the best Soul Food spots by examining the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. You can find everything you need to know about the best Soul Food spots in Seattle below.

Find the perfect Soul Food spot


American · $20 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0


American · $12 avg. main dish
Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Fat’s Fried Chicken & Waffles

American · $11 avg. fried chicken
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Wandering Goose

American · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

American · French · $25 avg. main dish
Seattle, Uptown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0


Hawaiian · American · $22 avg. fried chicken
Seattle, Junction
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sisters And Brothers

Western · American
Seattle, Georgetown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Biscuit Bitch

American · $9 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Skillet Capitol Hill

American · New American · $16 avg. main dish
Seattle, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

American · $22 avg. main dish
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best Soul Food in Seattle. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 4854 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1116 lists and articles from the likes of Foursquare, SeattleMet and The Stranger – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Foursquare - The 15 Best Places for Southern Food in Seattle, SeattleMet - Get a Taste of the South at These 13 Seattle Restaurants and The Stranger - Our Favorite Restaurants in Seattle to Get Southern Food and Barbecue. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Save or Splurge?

Compare the price of Soul Food in your favorite neighborhoods. Deal-seekers will love the lower prices at Little Saigon, while those who love to splurge may enjoy what Junction has to offer. We looked at the price of 1 serving fried chicken across every Soul Food spot in town to create the Soul Food Price Index.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 serving fried chicken# Fried Chicken restaurants
University District$1414
Columbia City$124
Phinney Ridge$122
Cedar Park$102
Little Saigon$83

Drink pairing tips for Soul Food

  • The best drink pairing for sweet potato pie

    Knowing what to pair with sweet potato pie can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Moscato D'Asti. This, sweet, white wine balances the sweet sweet potato pie.

  • A next-level match for collard greens

    Experts often pair collard greens with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Parking tips

Seattleis notorious for tricky parking. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Soul Food spot.

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