Before the invention of comfort fare, less-comfortable meals were often served atop the wings of a biplane and eaten upside-down. Eat with impunity with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of comfort fare at Southern Smile Seafood & Grill in Southfield.
Southern Smile’s roadmap of a menu teaches edible geography with a bountiful spread of southern comforts such as corn-battered Missippy and Cajun-spiced NawLeans fish. Steaming cups of jambalaya and gumbo ($4.29 cup, $5.49 bowl) target taste buds with a preemptive veggie strike, prepping palates for feats of protein such as the half-pound Yahoo Bayou black Angus burger ($6.99). Politely demand seafood ensconced in a puffy throne with the popular fried catfish sandwich ($6.49), or tuck into a platoon of grilled ocean perch ($8.29) flanked by a scratch-made corn muffin and two sides chosen from a roster of fried collards, mustard potato salad, and waffle fries. Toothsome slabs of pound cake ($3.50+) and à la mode southern peach cobbler ($4.75) nail the lid on appetites.
The warm and attentive staff at Southern Smile crafts an inviting atmosphere that is expertly calibrated to make guests feel like family. Stake a claim in the outdoorsy themed dining room for in-house noshing, or belly carryout orders off the premises for a quiet night of at-home Scarlett O’Hara impersonations.
29702-B Southfield Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48076Get Directions