Nothing says home-style south of the Mason Dixon line like a heaping serving of barbecued ribs, smothered pork and baked chicken. What’s good for the stomach is good for the soul, don’t you know? We bring you this year’s winners for Best Soul Food and Southern Restaurant on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted L.L. Dent in Carle Place Best Soul Food & Southern Restaurant on Long Island!
221 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-0940. www.lldent.com
From collard greens and crispy fried chicken to pulled pork, catfish and fried green tomatoes, L.L. Dent serves authentic home-style Southern American cuisine and hospitality to Long Islanders. The lifelong dream of co-owners/mother-daughter team Lillian Dent and Chef Leisa Dent, L.L. Dent offers hungry patrons Southern recipes handed down from several generations, time-tested and approved by her own family members, as well as native Long Islander Eddie Murphy (Leisa was his personal chef for a time). Lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, voters chose L.L. Dent as simply the Best!
225 W. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-2781
3. Blackbird’s Grill
553 Old Montauk Hwy., Sayville. 631-563-4144. www.blackbirdsgrille.com