Mitchell Soul Food

617A Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-789-3212
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Mitchell Soul Food

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  • Sun 1pm-8pm, Wed-Thu 12pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10:30pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The prodigious culinary accomplishments of African Americans in the Southern United States-sometimes known as soul food-are an eroding presence on the city's culinary scene, and the remaining examples should be cherished and supported. Mitchell's offers the standards: knock-out fried chicken with more black pepper than flour in the supremely crisp crust, mac and cheese with little squiggles of cheddar, collards laced with smoked turkey wing, and pork ribs slathered with barbecue sauce and oven-roasted. Grab one of the booths in the sunny front room, and try the fresh-veggie succotash if it's available.

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