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5 Most Underrated Soul Food Restaurants in Miami

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Miami is one of the top places to visit in the USA. From unforgettable nightlife activities to tantalizing soul food and jazzy music, Miami has it all. Known for its tourist attractions, Miami is one of the best places to visit if you’re traveling with friends, family, or even by yourself! When it comes to soul food restaurants though, Miami isn't as famous as Atlanta, Nashville, and other Southern cities. The soul food restaurants in Miami is just as good, if not better than its sister Southern cities—the problem is that you just need to know where to find it!

Here’s our list of the best soul food restaurant joints in Miami!

Jackson Soul Food

Located in the quaint and historic Overtown, Jackson Soul Food has been treating Miami residents ever since 1946. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Jackson Soul Food is one of the most reasonably priced joints in Miami. Famous for their grits, fried catfish, and delicious buttery biscuits, Jackson Soul Food is among the best of the best in Miami.

MLK Restaurant

Nestled in Northwest Miami in Liberty City, MLK restaurant is one of the top 10 restaurants in Miami. Brimming with customers throughout the day, MLK restaurant offers an intimate standing-room only setting. Providing a close atmosphere, this joint treats every customer like their family. 

Walter’s Coffee Shop

A crowd favorite that opened up back in the ‘60s in New York, “The Shop” offers some unforgettable finer-lickin' soul food. With staples such as chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, chicken wings, desserts, and more Walter's Coffee Shop is a must-visit in the Miami soul food restaurant scene. 

Lil Greenhouse Grill

Opened up only three years ago as a local food truck, Lil Greenhouse Grill has proven itself to be one of the best soul food restaurants in Miami. Located on Overtown, their "edgy neo-soul cuisine" offers a twist on soul food. Offering a healthier take on traditional soul food, Lil Greenhouse Grill completes the experience by offering nostalgic dishes complete with the ambiance, culture, and music of the past. With a mix of jazz, R&B, and Motown on play, Lil Greenhouse offers creative dishes such as Dream Fire Shrimp and Seafood Cakes. We recommend visiting Lil Greenhouse Grill for a complete soul experience.

Flava’s Miami

Nothing beats a soul breakfast. Located in Perrine, Flava’s Miami offers enticing meats that’ll curb all your breakfast cravings. With four years of service, Flava’s Miami shows off the accomplishments of Wilbur Bell, local politician, and restaurant manager's father. Known for their famous waffles, nobody does soul food breakfast in Miami like Flava’s. Their most famous dish is a cinnamon waffle that can be eaten without syrup and a “flop”— a delicious lemonade and tea beverage that has all of Miami flocking to Flava’s.

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