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Soul food in southern CT

japhyryder Feb 19, 2007 12:19 PM

I'm working in the bridgeport area and have been craving shrimp and grits, smothered porkchops, etc. any ideas?

  1. cheereeo Mar 25, 2010 10:17 AM

    If New Haven isn't too far, Mama Mary's:


    Mama Mary's
    372 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

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      shoes Nov 2, 2007 12:40 PM

      Sandra's Place also has a BYOB on Whitney Avenue in New Haven. It's a bit fancy. The last time I was there I did not have a good experience with the service, but the fried catfish was divine.

      If you want a great takeout place, try Southern Hospitality Soul Food on Whalley Avenue in New Haven. It's a hole in the wall that's got real homemade cooking. Excellent fried chicken, chopped BBQ, collards with turkey wings. I also LOVE the pineapple and coconut layer cake. The place has a couple of tables to eat at, but you might do better to make a picnic in nearby Edgewood Park.

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        Shalaine Oct 29, 2007 12:05 PM

        We also like Jeff's Cuisine in Norwalk for his fried chicken. Anyone know of any other places closer to Greenwich? We've been to Yvonne's in Pelham, Sylvia's & Amy Ruth's in Harlem. Fav so far is Amy Ruth's.

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          Shalaine Oct 29, 2007 11:32 AM

          I agree, Miss Thelma's is a good bet for good but not fancy comfort food. They have a buffet Sunday after 1pm (I think also on Fri night). Can't overlook Cracker Barrel in Milford off I-95. It's a chain but they have good food for very reasonable price.

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          1. re: Shalaine
            bachslunch Oct 30, 2007 06:12 PM

            Maybe it's just me, but regardless of the faults or assets of the Cracker Barrel chain, I really, really don't consider it a soul food outlet.

          2. JohnnyCT Feb 22, 2007 09:37 AM

            Miss Thelma's Soul Food on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport

            1. JohnnyCT Feb 20, 2007 05:22 AM

              Sandra's Place
              Congress Avenue New Haven

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