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Soul Food on the Hill - Levi's Port Cafe

scotcheroo Dec 17, 2007 07:59 AM

Tried Levi's Port Cafe (on 8th St. SE next to the Navy Yard) for the first time this weekend. It was really great and i'd recommend it to anyone craving southern home cooking.

I had wonderful, super crisp, well seasoned, piping hot fried chicken (I'd say it beats Central's), mac and cheese, and collard greens. SO had the BBQ pulled pork which he said was great. The place looks a little sketchy (both inside and out) but the owner/chef is really friendly and, obviously, a great cook. Prices were extrordinarly reasonable - I got two huge pieces of chicken, two big sides, and bread for about 7 bucks!

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  1. monkeyrotica RE: scotcheroo Dec 17, 2007 09:16 AM

    The pork chops (either deep fried or smothered) at Levi's are a thing of beauty. Some of the best soul food in DC. They also have an all-you-can-eat lunch where you can kill yourself for $14.

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      scotcheroo RE: monkeyrotica Dec 17, 2007 10:16 AM

      Those sound awesome - they will definitly be my next try... although I may need to give my waistline a break before I head there again.

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        beauxgoris RE: scotcheroo Jan 24, 2008 07:21 PM

        Are they only open for breakfast and lunch? i.e. how late are they opened till?

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          monkeyrotica RE: beauxgoris Jan 25, 2008 04:04 AM

          They're open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday 11am to 8 pm.

          Their menu's available at http://washingtondc.menupages.com/.

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