Southerners are known for their incomparable hospitality, as most visitors to the South can expect a meal, a bed, diction lessons, and an immediate appointment to local office. Sample edible Southern generosity with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Soul Food
The Saint ($9.95–$10.95) pairs two waffles with either dark fried or white chicken, and Carol’s Treat ($10.45–$11.45) lays fried chicken, gravy, and onions atop a double-waffle mattress. A grilled-egg omelet folds around cheese and diced chicken to create The Rosemary ($8.95), which comes with a choice of waffle, fries, or home fries. Drinks include pink lemonade ($2.25) and the Island Breeze, which blends raspberry iced tea, lemonade, and fruit punch ($2.80). The fried waffle à la mode ($6.95) and cheesecake ($4.50) represent two of eight desserts. See the full menu.
Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles
While the perks at each of Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles' two locations vary, the main draw is the same—a menu of specialty waffles, Cajun- and Southern-inspired entrees, and hearty portions of soul food that earned the restaurant a feature on WTTW's Check, Please!. The smorgasbord of time-honored dishes is dotted with modern twists unforeseen by Chubby Checker, including a funnel-cake-inspired fried waffle, a turkey burger topped with turkey bacon, and a fully-loaded fried-or grilled-chicken salad. Entrees, which can be paired with BYOB beverages at the Oak Park location, include traditional chicken and waffles, catfish dinners with collard greens, and fried chicken gizzards. Jazz musicians amp up the atmosphere at this Oak Park eatery as the chefs put finishing touches on meals with sweet-potato pie and peach cobbler.