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Going to Disney – Visit the Largest Black owned Soul Food Eatery in Orlando!

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  1. gcbutler says:

    Wish I had known about this Soulfood restaurant!!! My hubby n I visit the Orlando area often! Going to
    And it a point to visit soon…..the dishes in the pics look delish!!!! ????

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    2. Patricia James says:

      We made a stop at his old place every year we came for the FAMU vs BETHUNE Classic. Now we know where he moved to. Even told him we may be related when I found out he knew our James’ from South Florida (Hlwd
      / FTL) Thanks

      1. Hello. Thanks for stopping at our blog. What an amazing story. Hopefully you have other great experiences through reading our blog entries. Please subscribe and like us on facebook.

    3. Mariah says:

      You will not regret it it’s really good.

  2. Im going to try it this weekend.im close by im Tampa.

  3. Im going to try it this weekend.im close by in Tampa.

  4. Awesome! My family and I frequented from about 45 mins away almost every Sunday before they moved to their beautiful new location. The food is so delish! Twinkle was our main waitress and such a character. Good article.

  5. Dinesha Wooden says:

    There’s a few places in the MS Delta you should visit

    1. Please expound. I may go this weekend if it’s worth revealing to our readers!

    2. Hello,

      Please let me know where. Our team is always exciting to find new spots.

  6. I started out finding this piece interesting, until I got to the iceberg lettuce comment followed by the one of Hillary Clinton…I lost interest and didn’t read the rest. I must say, I am unfamilar with you, was this supposed to be a Restaurant Review or just ramblings about your experiences? I somehow didn’t see the connection between food, this couple’s hard work, your views on Hillary Clinton and the upcoming election. Nice pics though.

    1. It’s written in my authentic voice and emotions at the time. The fluidity of thought is what I go for with my blog, so yes, there will be times I ramble. Thanks for your comments.

      1. lol…you’re entitled Mr. Rambler. I’m more of a structured and focused person…but maybe I should give rambling a try sometime. I guess I would dare to if I wasn’t afraid I might incriminate myself. Shh! 🙂

  7. jay hoff says:

    my friend and I will definitely check this out at the next home Orlando City soccer game!

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    2. Please let us know your experience when you do! Thanks for checking us out!

  8. Choncy says:

    Try my Smokehouse Mafia ..in Ocala, Florida. Tell them Choncy sent you. Or…Beezy’s seafood, in Reddick Florida!! You won’t be disappointed. I’m going tomorrow!!!

    1. Will do. I love great recommendations. Given that we are celebrating National Black Business Month, are these eateries Black owned? Thanks for the feedback.

  9. Domo says:

    I consider myself a foodie, and I have to say I was NOT impressed. Actually it didn’t feel or taste like soul food at all. I expressed my feelings to the ownerms and they were suprised. The food lacked original or any flavor at all. The service was horrible I had to get a fork myself. I was excited to support this business but unfortunately they did not cut the cake. I recommend a new menu and a total resturant face lift. For the price their are many many many other great dinning options in Orlando.I will not be returning

    1. I am sorry you had such an underwhelming experience. Apparently, there is another soul food spot called P & D Soul Food located at 927 S Goldwyn Ave #120, Orlando, FL 32805 . They may meet your expectations. I thankfully, did not have your experience. I do know the owner is working to enhance some pain points, and hopefully it can remedy its issues, whatever they may be. Thanks for the comment.

      1. Willie Bristol says:

        I am an over road truck driver and I eat and have eaten pretty much all over the U.S. I cook pretty good, with that being said, I don’t go out to eat to find the same flavors I can do at home, I go out to get flavors to add to what I have at home. Most people look to get the same taste at different places.

      2. Willie Bristol says:

        I am an over road truck driver and I eat and have eaten pretty much all over the U.S. I cook pretty good, with that being said, I don’t go out to eat to find the same flavors I can do at home, I go out to get flavors to add to what I have at home. Most people look to get the same taste at different places. Oh and I am also from Orlando and I liked the food I had the couple time I went and I don’t eat pork or beef.

      3. Yvette says:

        Your response to his visit was so diplomatic, I love it. You did not dismiss his experience and gave him another recommendation.
        I don’t know what the “pain points” may be but sometimes you can take away the character of a place if you change the look too much. After reading this article I will make plans to visit this restaurant. It piqued my taste buds!

  10. Robin C says:

    Aside from the photos of the food, the way you worded this article either had me laughing, agreeing with you or made my mouth water! Lol!! Great article! I used to live in Orlando and visit year-round and I’ve never heard of this place! I will check them out. Not because of the pics of food but it’s all because of the hungry blank man lol!!

    1. Thanks a million! Please subscribe to the blog and like us on facebook. We have more coming your way!

  11. Charlton Singleton says:

    Slave style cornbread I am done, I stopped reading the article.

    1. I’m sorry that offended you. I changed it to read antebellum period. However, I’m extremely new to this, and mostly convey my thoughts within my reviews, editorials, and writing. In the future, I’m sure you will be offended further, but I thank you for clicking and stopping by!

      1. G says:

        I was not offended by your comment”slave style cornbread”.I found it as stating an authentic link to Afro-American heritage. My great grandfather (yes, I was blessed to have known him) was a cook by trade . He was taught to cook by his grandmother (former slave). He often referred to how he prepared certain dishes as the way slaves made the dish,in particular his “Louisiana heat slave style cornbread muffins”.

      2. That is an amazing story. Thanks for the input and we look forward to you subscribing and liking us on Facebook if you can.

  12. Felicia says:

    I am a Floridian..This was a awesome review/article. Glad to see you visiting black owned businesses. I come from a family that had a soul restaurant and a dry cleaners. I now have a catering business in Atlanta and hope to own a Bed and Breakfast with a down home intimate soul food restaurant. Great job…

  13. Kellee says:

    I’m going to Orlando for work in October. I will definitely be checking this place out while there at least once. Thanks!

  14. Lea says:

    I love Chef Eddie and his Wife my husband and I use to go their a couple years ago when they were off 1-4 in Orlando in the hood. InBest Soul Food I’ve had it years, they are so friendly and hospitable. Portions are big and prices are reasonable glad you posted this because I was thinking about them a couple weeks ago, I will be checking out the new spot. Congratulations to Chef and Ms. Bessie????

  15. PGB says:

    Did I miss something, because I didnt quite understand the Hillary Clinton comment…

  16. lmariehicks says:

    Awesome write up. I really enjoyed reading your blog! I have been to this place several times. Although the food is good, the wait staff is very unprofessional. I LOVE supporting black-owned businesses but we must do better. Black-owned should not equate to unprofessional. The last time I stopped in for lunch, I vowed that I would never return. Hopefully Chef Eddie will make some changes to how his business is run because I really do like the food but refuse to spend my dollars for horrible service. Anyways, please keep writing. I’ll keep reading!

    1. Yeah, the staff wasn’t the most astute. I did like their uniforms though. Thanks for stopping by. Please like us on Facebook and subscribe if you haven’t already.

  17. Nicey says:

    I wish that I have known about this place in July, I was in town for a week 🙁 next time no doubt!

  18. Lesley says:

    You officially have a new fan. I loved the article and the authenticity that you gave off in it. It was like hearing a review from a real friend. This is the first one that I have read from you but I will be reading more and keeping up with your posts. ????????

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Look forward to providing more where that came from! Stay tuned.

  19. Thank you for sharing, next time when we are in Orlando at Disney we are going to be sure to visit the Soul Food restaurant

    1. Thanks for reading!

  20. Tonka says:

    Did this place used to be Nick’s in the hood off Paramore

    1. I have no idea.

      1. Just fact checked, and yes. This is the same place. I’m not from Orlando, so i had to find out from some friends who live there.

  21. Tawana says:

    My boyfriend and I decided to visit this place based SOLELY on the Facebook article that we saw. The article was very impressive however the restaurant and food….not so much. We chose to go the buffet route which was a HORRIBLE idea. The presentation as well as the food was bad. The food was cold and salty. The service was OK but again, the article greatly influenced our expectations which were clearly not met. Super disappointed.

    1. Hey Tawana! That sucks. I did not have your experience at all. Did you inform management or the owner? I honestly had no idea, there was a buffet, and I am NOT A FAN of buffets. I think soul food should be cooked to order. What dishes did you all order? Did you get my MUST HAVES?

  22. Gloria says:

    gloria

  23. Gloria says:

    I love in Ocala and can’t find not ONE Soul Place that cooks home good tasting food. I came upon your site and thought it would be great for my friends to make a birthday weekend trip. You food photos looks just great and is what I was looking for. However, I’m a little concerned about some comments, but you have to try for yourself. I worked in an overseas hotel as an executive and what turns me off and other guest is “Cooks” with long hair hanging in or over food(as shown in the food/sandwiches) Maybe some chef hats are warranted. Just saying. #Switch out that photo.

    1. I am a blogger. Not a restauranter. I visited the establishment and covered their story. I enjoyed the food. I am not affiliated with them in anyway.

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