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Posted by Georiga Girl on 12/18/2013
The food isn't traditional 'Soul Southern Food' at least not American southern food. These brothers are African, and that's why its more spicy than what many folks would expect. I especially like my food spicy but this fair can be a little overwhelming; even for those who carry a little bottle of heat in their bag. The prices are also too high...this after all is more of a take out joint. I do recommend you at least give this place a try; spoiler alert, if you tried Soul Spot when they first opened, about 12 years ago, you'll be moderately disappointed.
Posted by anonymous on 09/24/2010
I'll start by saying I've never ordered delivery from Soul Spot. When all the food is out in front of you to order from, you're doing yourself a disservice not to go and see what looks juicy and delicious, and what may have been sitting around for a minute. That's the nature of the beast when you're trying to serve food quickly. That said, everything at Soul Spot that I've ever had was delicious, and the portions were enormous. I live nearby, I go in once every couple of weeks, and I always get a welcome smile. If my wife goes in without me, they ask about me, and when I go without her, they ask how she's doing. You don't get that everywhere. If one wanted to rate the delivery low, maybe that's legitimate, but you really have to go into a restaurant and get their food served fresh to review them, and I think Soul Spot is well worth defending. One of the best values in a competitive neighborhood.
Posted by Jane on 09/16/2010
I had high hopes that Soul Spot might come close to some other good soul food spots in Manhattan (or at least, be close enough to satisfy my fix when a trek uptown isn't possible). My roommate and I ordered two entrees and two appetizers. We live only a few blocks away, but delivery took upwards of an hour. By the time the food arrived, it was cold and we'd been given the incorrect appetizers. The food itself tasted like it came from a lunch buffet that had been lounging around under a heat lamp one day too long.
Posted by Liz on 08/24/2010
I don't how this place has a decent rating. I'm from the South, and I have found lots of good places in the city but this is neither legit southern food or tasty. My meal was sub-par, at best. All of the sides taste like they have been doused in sugar (to the point of being almost unbearable.) And the stuffing, a relatively easy and classic southern dish, was dry and flavorless. Go elsewhere if you want southern food. It is also worth noting that it took them an hour to deliver a delivery order that was one block away.
Posted by Sherry on 01/09/2009
The food is good especially the salmon. But the the prices are steep and I was turned off by the staff's demeanor. The woman who took my order could use training in being cordial to customers. Would return for the food only.
Posted by white boy from the hood on 11/29/2008
I'm a white boy from the hood and had had soul food all my life (35yr) and this is get you by soul food. Some days are better than others but it's kinda like you got to the BBQ late... you just want it to be fresher sometime. The cornbread was terrible this time. I do like the place for other reason. It is what it is and it's not pretending to be something else... more than i can say for the new pretend new yorker in the hood. come on people stop being afraid to talk and interact with each other... cheers
Posted by I dont think so... on 10/19/2008
I must be crazy, b/c i completely disagree with all the other reviews of this place. My family is from the south and I grew up on soul food, I think its safe to say that the soul spot is not real soul food...aka the kind Big Mama makes. The Oxtails were all bone and fat, Mac and Cheese had not taste and was soupy, the Collard Greens were soggy, and last the Bread Pudding was not good. I was clearly disappointed and wish I went to my grandma house instead