With hearty favorites like buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, cheese grits, and peach cobbler, Southern cuisine is one of the best choices for warm and filling comfort food. Lucky for us, we have a surprising number of joints slingin’ Southern specialties here in the IE!
You don’t need to wait for Mardi Gras to enjoy a taste of Louisiana. Creole cooking started there, but blends French, Caribbean, Spanish, West African, and Italian cuisines for spicy and savory dishes like gumbo and jambalaya. Louisiana-style seafood restaurants–in which piles of shrimp, crawfish, and crab are cooked, seasoned, and literally dumped onto your table–also make for a messy but fun night out.
- Beola’s Southern Cuisine – Ontario – Mac ‘n cheese, red velvet waffles, and peach cobbler are to die for!
- The Mad Claw – Rancho Cucamonga – Creole seafood.
- Maple House Chicken & Waffles – Ontario
- The Cajun Crab – Claremont – Seafood place that also serves Thai.
- The Boiler SKC – Chino Hills – Unique creole dishes cooked in steam kettles. The creamy tomato-y pan roast is a must.
- Star Crab – Upland and Riverside
- The Supreme Plate – Rancho Cucamonga – Delicious and authentic po’ boys and gumbo!
- J&J’s BBQ and Fish – Pomona – All-you-can-eat Soulful Sunday buffet!
- Seafood and Crawfish – Riverside – Great sauces!
- Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant – Riverside – Not exclusively southern, but great fried chicken and biscuits and gravy!
- Mary Stewart’s Soul Food – Rialto – Large portions of southern favorites like oxtails in gravy, red beans and rice, and sweet potato pie.
- Brown’s BBQ and Soul Food – Palm Springs – Surprisingly good southern food in the desert.