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The Best Soul Food Restaurants in Elizabeth, New Jersey

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This much-loved, down home, Southern cooking is also a favorite among many Northerners. While not all Southern food is considered soul food, the two cuisines are closely intertwined and especially up North, it has gone through different iterations throughout the years. However, what’s most important is its reputation for simply being finger lickin’ good.

Check out our guide to the best soul food restaurants in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Urban Griddle

Bistro, Restaurant, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian

It’s not hard to fill up on a hearty brunch or breakfast at the Urban Griddle. Its name is as mouthwatering as its home-cooked menu items such as fresh pancakes and waffles, chili, and mac and cheese to name just a few. Diners can enjoy the casual, rustic decor and relaxed atmosphere while they chow down.

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Circle Barbeque

Restaurant, American, $$$

Circle BBQ

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Known for their melt-in-your-mouth ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, here you can find some serious soul food. Circle Barbeque is a small restaurant that offers Kansas City-style BBQ eats including baked beans and their famous sweet sauce.

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Portugal BBQ

Restaurant, Portuguese, European, $$$

This modest eatery serves up to die-for dishes such as ribs, pork, chicken and fries at a very budget-friendly price. Located near the seaport area of Elizabeth, Portugal BBQ is casual, quick and famous for its good, friendly service.
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These recommendations were updated on February 15, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.