For some of the best southern food, soul food and just plain down home cooking, dine at these local spots across town. 

Michael’s of Las Colinas

925 W John Carpenter Fwy #100 | (972) 863-8163

Michael’s opened last October and is bringing an entire soul-filled vibe to the city. This upscale restaurant features all the staples like oxtails, collard greens and southern-style peach cobbler, as well as creative dishes like Creole fettuccine and lemon pepper Cajun catfish. 

Po Melvin’s

4070 N Belt Line Rd #100 | (972) 255-3919

Get your soul food fix at this New Orleans-inspired restaurant. On top of Po Melvin's Cajun specialties, you’ll also find dishes like fried pork chops, southern style baked ham and yams, and their famous jalapeño cornbread.


Cajun Crab 

5433 N MacArthur Blvd | (972) 518-0939

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Check out the Cajun Crab Pub & Grill for tasty Creole and southern eats. For entrees, go for the shrimp and grits that are made with a Cajun buttery sauce, or try one of the southern fried baskets. For dessert, the whiskey s'mores bread pudding is a must! You’ll thank us later. 


PJ’s Cafe 

2301 N O'Connor Rd | (972) 472-2122

From daytime to night, PJ’s is serving up all the goods.  Start your morning with their pork chops, eggs and hash browns, or go for lunch to taste their ‘southern style’ menu items that feature chicken fried chicken and a tortilla-crusted tilapia. 


Bouttyme BBQ

4002 N Belt Line Rd | (469) 890-9975 

This popular food truck opened last year and features a St. Louis style ‘que that’s certainly worth all the hype. A few menu items include the smoked turkey leg, sliced pork loin sandwich, rib plate and more. And don’t forget about the sides. Bouttyme serves smoked mac and cheese, potato salad, baked beans and corn on the cob.