Soul food in Las Vegas? There’s no better way to be gluttonous than by digging into a plate of soul food, and afterall, Vegas is named SIN CITY, so some gluttony is in order! Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glam, luxurious hotels, and upscale nightlife and dining, but EarlyVegas.com and LasVegasSoul.com know that there’s no better way to preface a night out in Vegas or to cure a hangover than a good ol’ plate of soul food. Check out these picks for top 5 Las Vegas soul food restaurants to transport you to a Southern state of mind while visiting Las Vegas:
1. M&M Soul Food Café
M&M Soul Food Cafe in Las Vegas claims they are “Satisfying Your Taste By Soothing Your Soul,” and we agree. Located in Westside Las Vegas, this Vegas soul food restaurant is off the Strip, but definitely worth the drive. Expect real southern cuisine (salty, greasy, and delicious), for some comfort food that will leave you satisfied and wanting to come back for more (some other night though, because you’ll definitely leave with a full stomach). Our favorite menu items include: Fried Chicken, Hot Wings, Sausage Links, and the Cat Fish.
Vegas location & contact info:
3923 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 453 7685
2. Gritz Café
The intimate setting for some cozy Southern Hospitality makes this restaurant one of our Vegas favorites for soul food. Their Southern breakfast options, Lazy Lunches, and homemade desserts make this a top pick for soul food in Vegas. Finding Vegas cheap eats can be difficult with all of the tourism and high end hotels, but this Vegas restaurant gives you a solid bang for your buck. Our favorite dishes were the Grits Bowl specialty plate for Southern Breakfast ($6.50 and topped with an egg, cheese, and sausage or bacon), the Po Boy Lazy Lunch (Fried Catfish on a 6 inch grilled hoagie roll served with lettuce, tomatoes, and special sauce), and the Peach Cobbler ($3.00) or Choco-Walnut Cookies ($2.50) for dessert.
Vegas location & Contact info:
1911 Stella Lake Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 255 4749
3. EllaEm’s Soul Food
Inspired by the recipes of Ella Rea Gray, born in Missisipi in 1913, her grandaughter, Aeum Upachack, Ella Rea Gray’s southern spirit alive through the EllaEm’s Soul Food restaurant in Las Vegas. For those looking for some authentic Southern cuisine cooked with fresh ingredients and true soul, head to EllaEm’s for your soul food fix. Our favorite entrees include the Smothered Chicken (baked chicken served with Granny’s Special seasoning and covered in gravy), the Red Snapper Fillet (fried or grilled with Granny’s Special seasoning) or the Country Fried Steak (seasoned & fried or with gravy). We especially love that each entree comes with a choice of 3 sides and cornbread!
Vegas location & contact info:
775 W. Craig Rd Suite 146
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 823 4444
4. Soul Food Cafe
If this complimentary corn bread doesn’t have you come back for a second visit, we don’t know what will. Located in the Southwest neighborhood of Las Vegas, this Sin City soul food restaurant is one of the best places to go for that Southern food craving fix.. It’s extremely hard to decide which plate was our favorite, but the BB@ Ribs with Yams, Fried Okra and Mac & Cheese or the Fried Catfish with Rice and Gravy, Mac & Cheese, an Hush Puppies stole our hearts. Finish your meal with the Peach Cobbler, and you’re bound to leave a happy camper.
Location & contact info:
7320 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 998 9280
Want a quick soul food fix in Vegas without sitting at a Las Vegas restaurant? Las Vegas is full of street vendors who know what they’re doing when it comes to making fast and delicious cheap eats. These two food trucks are great for some soul food in Vegas on the go!
Soul Food Cafe Express: http://smellitthruthephone.com
Look Who’s Cook’n: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LooK-Whos-Cookn/174193459320073
If you need catering or craft services, look up TC’s Rib Crib!
This article was written by Ariel Abbott