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Dec 17, 2007 07:59 AM

Soul Food on the Hill - Levi's Port Cafe

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. 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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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      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.

      1. re: scotcheroo

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

        1. re: beauxgoris

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

          Their menu's available at