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Cleo

6 June 2019

Cat fish the best in townSweet potato pie wish I had some right now, good food nice people

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Lois Daniel

5 June 2019

It's a Pleasant place to eat.

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Angel Gioglio

30 May 2019

I will be enjoying the food.

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Ron Skuzinski

30 May 2019

Very good catfish. Black eyed peas great, will be back.

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ruinik .

16 May 2019

This place is on point, some of the best soul food around! Their chicken wings are seasoned to perfection and are cooked just right, corn bread is nice and moist and everyone of their sides are . They have a lunch buffet twice a week too. If you're looking for a new lunch spot then I would highly recommend giving this place a try. More...

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Gohst Makura

9 May 2019

GuD food amazing service

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Andrea Tyler

6 May 2019

The only thing I'm going to say is Macaroni & Cheese

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Matt Anderson

6 May 2019

Great service, great food.

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Lamera Franklin

6 May 2019

The people and the food were great

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R How

6 May 2019

Excellent service, great lemonade, very accommodating i will be returning. The greens are awesome as well as the shrimp and biscuits.

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James Bryant

6 May 2019

Awesome food and great service!!

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Stacie Selter

6 May 2019

Awesome service and heavenly food.

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Greg Skipper

6 May 2019

I tried some of everything . Chicken, perch, greens, okra and peach cobbler. It was all very good. The young lady at the counter was very knowledgeable and professional. That peach cobbler is banging!

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Doris Ward

6 May 2019

Just left a great family occasion that took place at The Candied Yam. First of all, I must commend the staff. They were friendly and very attentive to every request and need. The food was "off the chain" good. I had collard greens, pork chops, and mac &cheese. Everything was freshly made, well seasoned, and served hot. I definitely will be back. More...

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Oral Campbell

6 May 2019

Tasty and reasonable price. Friendly staff also

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Malique Grear

6 May 2019

Delicious!

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David Postma

6 April 2019

You probably dont know thisnplace setves buffet for lunch or dinner but their food and staff are incredible. Ot would be hard to say much more that isnt glowing. Food is fresh packed with flavor. Staff is top notch. Overall a place worth taking a chance on. More...

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Pamela Wierda

6 April 2019

They donated dinners to family in need at christmas ..this place is amazing

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T. Nicole Owen

6 April 2019

Went with a group of 7 people. All of our food was so delicious and seasoned right! More than the great food, the service was warm and friendly, like family. The catfish was so good!

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Angel Davis

6 April 2019

Amazing customer service and delicious fresh food! A family of 6 enjoyed all of the sides, perch and chicken wings! The lemonade and ice tea a great as well! You will leave full and completely satisfied! More...

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Justin Crandall

6 April 2019

Excellent food, friendly staff, chef is great, buffet is great. Eaten here 5+ times, will keep coming back. Keep up the great work!

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Chris Mayo

6 April 2019

Young man at the counter was very polite and helpful, great knowledge of the menu. The food we ordered was amazing! First time trying collard greens, they were awesomeness! Cat fish and sweet potatoes were perfect, will be back, love this place! My son and I give the food a 10 out of 10. More...

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k sum

6 April 2019

Love this restaurant....affordable....great soul food!

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Terrence Jones

6 April 2019

I personally would recommend this restaurant to anyone... the food is superb!!!

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Michele Buford

6 March 2019

I eat here regularly and the food os amazing! The service is great as well! I recommend you try it if you have not!

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Dymond Redd

6 March 2019

Great food

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Rene Guzman

6 March 2019

Super good soul food

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Genna Clegg

6 March 2019

Wonderful experience everytime. The people there are exteremly nice and well-mannered and though there isn't a lot on the menu, everything is delicious and reasonably priced. They ensure your order is correct each time before you leave. An awesome hole-in-the-wall restaurant. More...

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Larreida Johnson

6 February 2019

Awesome experience and better food....

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Tyler Emelander

6 February 2019

The most amazing food, definitely the best southern restaurant you’ll find in michigan. Their sweet tea is perfect, as well as everything else. You can’t go wrong at this place. More...

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Sarah Howe

6 February 2019

Love this place It is me and my mans favorite! Met the owner today she is a delight.

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Lyman Thompson

6 February 2019

Always delicious

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Rubondo Moralez

6 February 2019

Love that place and have several favorite dishes there, this place reminds me why I love southern food

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Teressa Bierenga

6 February 2019

Great service, friendly staff, and good food!

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Teressa Bierenga

6 February 2019

Great staff and great food!

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Elsee Luusta

6 February 2019

Smothered fried chops..... slamming

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Angela Oosting

6 February 2019

They now have a buffet which is one trip one plate. I was expecting fried chicken and greens, neither were on the buffet. What was available was good.

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suriya davenport

6 February 2019

Authentic Southern Soul Food, Be prepared to have food coma afterwards

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Danielle Owens

6 January 2019

The chef was awesome! She brought our food out personally! The food definitely had the southern soul food experience all over it! It was so great I gave the chef a big hug! More...

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Antionel White

6 January 2019

Good food... definitely going back...can't wait for them to open the other side(expanding)...I want them to consider plates for individuals dining in...did not like the styrofoam...overall...really good experience/food More...

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lisa santos

6 January 2019

Very good dinner

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Dejour Jones

6 December 2018

Good food

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travis mathis

6 December 2018

Everything about it was great. The food was, seriously, some of the best I've had in a minute and the prices were great. The people were super warm and inviting and nice. It was not busy at all and service was so friendly. We will be back as often as we possibly can be! More...

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Naddez 47

6 December 2018

Food was hot & delicious. Just a little expensive for the amount of food received.

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Ranetta Whiting

6 December 2018

Love the food great people and service.Home cooking for real.

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Lavone Johnson

6 December 2018

Ever since the Calico Kitchen closed, many local restaurants have claimed to have soul food.Low country and fourty acres are just high dollar hype with zero flavor but if you want something that reminds you of love, laughter and home cooked soul food then y'all will find it at Candied Yams.

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Harle Snyder

6 December 2018

This place is super cozy and welcoming. The owner called me by my first name the whole time I was there. The food was fantastic, they have a small menu but what they do have they do right. Definitely a local business that I am proud to support. Highly recommend More...

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Deeshawn Davis

6 November 2018

Love it I will go back

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tiashika taylor

6 November 2018

Fresh tasty food good service

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Benjamin Stitt

6 October 2018

Staff is great and really helpful. Food is good.

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Brian Sayre

6 October 2018

So, so good!!!!! Everytime.

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Toby Schafer

6 October 2018

1st time there and was blown away at the quality of food! Can't wait to work my way to trying everything on the menu...

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Larasjah Woodward

6 October 2018

Good food

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Juan Zack

6 October 2018

Best Perch in town...Candied Yams always delicious

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Angela Richardson

6 October 2018

Incredible customer service complete with delicious soul food . The catfish, macaroni and cheese and greens are amazing. I will be back.

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Anita McCants

6 October 2018

Loved this food!

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Dawn Hafner

6 October 2018

Really great home cooked food!

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Kara V

6 October 2018

Unique and delicious! Definite comfort food.

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Hugh Collins

6 October 2018

Great food and service.

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Jibril Ali

6 September 2018

Great for lunch. Will be back. Been a few times, not too busy, quick and friendly service though cashier always seems to be on their first day... Lunch special is incredible value, but they run out kinda quick. I've had chicken, soul food wrap, sweet potato corn bread, peach cobbler, and sweet tea. All fantastic. Desserts and tea are very heavy on the sugar. Specialty hot sauce on the tables is delicious but very spicy, so be careful. More...

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John Hall

6 September 2018

Very good food, satisfying to the soul

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Mike John

6 September 2018

Excellent great flavor awesome food

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Lysandra French

6 September 2018

Going to the Candied Yam and taking home one of their wonderfully comforting menu choices takes off the edge a craving for southern comfort foods. With portions so plentiful i can usually have left overs for 3days. You can dine in but for the most part this is a great place for take out. I waited about 10mins for my order which worked as i had fresh hot made to order food. I chose their fried chicken this visit but they do offer more healthy alternatives and a vegan menu which I plan to try next time . More...

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Adia Austin

6 September 2018

I loved the perch dinner. Looking forward to trying the barbeque turkey knuckles and chitling next time you have them on special menu.

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Darren Baker

6 September 2018

It's the same all the time good food great service.

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Imari Lamarr

6 September 2018

Great Food. Can be a little pricey. But overall, it was really good. I give it a thumbs up.

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Roberta Manske

6 September 2018

Great Food. Great people!

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Itsa Secret

6 September 2018

I ordered the meat loaf, (2) sides of macaroni and cheese and (1) side of collard greens and it came with sweet cornbread, which was VERY good. EVERYTHING was delicious. My meal stayed hot until the last bite. They cook the food FRESH to order, please be PATIENT! Very flavorful, no condiments needed. The young man at the register delivered friendly and prompt service. Great prices for the amount of food you receive. I spent under $15 and had food left over, because I was so full. If you're looking for GREAT SOUL FOOD, THIS IS THE PLACE!! I recommend THE CANDIED YAM to anyone in the Grand Rapids area. I drove 45 minutes to get here and will continue to do so in the future. Be prepared to get full. DELICIOUS!! More...

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Catrice Hawkins

6 September 2018

Really great catfishLoooved the peach cobbler.Keep up the good work and wonderful customer service!!!!

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Taylor Lowell

6 August 2018

Amazing fried chicken and meatloaf, great macaroni and cheese!! Service is fast and accurate. Can't wait to try their catering!!

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Alisa Cheaney

6 August 2018

Great customer service! Makes you feel like you’re family! Delicious home cooked food with TLC!

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Genise Totten

6 August 2018

It's very good, love the soul food. The prices are very reasonable.

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Sloan Holloway

6 August 2018

Delicious food always fresh and hot! Great staff! Small side note: please have a credit card handy if calling in a order for pick up. Not sure why this is their policy, but it is. Threw me for a loop the first time I called in an order. More...

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jean flowers

6 August 2018

Delicious catfish dinner.

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ROBERT WILSON

6 August 2018

The staff is GREAT! The food is good however I do find that the flavors are inconsistent. I guess it depends who's cooking that day.

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Danielle Brown

6 August 2018

Great place...

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janel price

6 August 2018

Home cooked meal. Veggie meal was on point.

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Bart Demeter

6 August 2018

These folks know what they are doing. Southern soul food done right. The peach cobler alone is worth a trip in.

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Patricia Taylor

6 August 2018

Great food and service! We'll definately be going back!

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Caitlin Freer

6 August 2018

Phenomenal food! Great service! Cannot wait to go back! The meat was great, the sides were exceptional.

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Arnice Riley

6 August 2018

Best food in town everything was delicious and authentic I could eat here everyday.

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Etonia Todd

6 August 2018

Atmosphere is nice. I ordered Fried chicken with candied yams and collard greens, very good. Also tried the Soul Food wrap which was surprisingly pretty good for the combination of items and expectation. The macaroni and cheese is awesome. The green beans taste as though they may have been canned verses fresh, though it was decent flavor. Unfortunately desserts were sold out. I'll be back and hopefully will be able to try dessert options. UPDATE 8/5/18: I've tried several of the desserts. The peach cobbler is awesome! Sometimes I'll go just for the peach cobbler. More...

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Cindy Marrell

6 August 2018

Wonderful food, pleasant staff. We'll definitely make this one of our regular restaurants.

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Katrina Debose

6 July 2018

Restaurant was clean and inviting, the young lady who took my order was knowledgeable and polite. The food was excellent. Loved it.

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jolimano

6 July 2018

Great food and service! The mashed potatoes here may be the best I've ever had.

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Miz Young-G

6 July 2018

Now THIS is soul food!!

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Turtle

6 July 2018

Have very good Food..

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Amy Pointer

6 July 2018

So good!

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Gloria Armstrong

6 July 2018

Great Soul food

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Charmetha Archie

6 July 2018

Catfish is the best!!! I appreciate that they do not over season the food! Great service!

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Pamela Seales

6 July 2018

Good food, feels like your at home! Varied menu

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Ben Lichtenwalner

3 July 2018

I am in trouble now that I discovered The Candied Yam, close to my office. Holy cow will I be eating here a lot! Delicious food, very friendly staff and a fun atmosphere make this a great place to eat. The icing on the cake (hotsauce on the catfish?) was the gospel music on the radio. Keep up the great work gang! More...

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Moniqua Cummings

6 June 2018

Great food

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Bill Johnson

6 June 2018

Great food great service. Just a little more variety and this place will BOOM.

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Horace Curry

6 June 2018

The food is on point. I had some amazing greens, cornbread dressing, and catfish! You can tell the staff put their heart and soul into the food! They also are very kind and courteous. I definitely will be back again. More...

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Brian Rivers

6 June 2018

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

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John Erickson

6 June 2018

Love the peach cobbler

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Joni Oglesby

6 June 2018

Evacuated from Florida/Hurricane Irma to find this jewel of a restaurant! I'm thinking about postponing my trip home so I can eat there again tomorrow! The service was excellent. The food was THE TRUTH! I'll see you on my next visit! More...

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Gina Mitchell-Carroll

6 June 2018

Food is very good. Only soul food restaurant on our SE side of town. Very friendly people.

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Lamar Davis

6 June 2018

As a Culinary Instructor this by far is above the rest. Amazing service,beautiful smiles and food when eaten brings back family memories of good times!!

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Secret Squirrel

6 June 2018

Delicious, filling, value priced soul food. After living in the South for 20 years I was missing some good old fashioned cooking and they do not disappoint. The sweet potato corn bread is amazing and I loved the soul food wrap but be warned, it is rich. My daughter had chops, green beans and mac and cheese all of which were wonderful. She raved about the sweet tea being a Tennessee girl and I was feeling the lemonade; sweet and tart. Yum! The service is good too. I'm not in the area often, but I'll be back. More...

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essence foster

6 June 2018

The food is wonderful, I save my cornbread muffin for last because it's so good. Also the customer service is exceptionally pleasant.

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Derek Pickens

6 June 2018

Love there food it the best

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Montel Burch

6 June 2018

Awesome food will go back soon

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Erica Harris

6 June 2018

Fish sandwich was huge, would liked a little more seasoning. The sides are soooo good. A short wait but the food was HOT & FRESH.

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Yolanda Burris

6 June 2018

Let's Just say I'm so glad I don't have to drive to Detroit anymore for good Southern Cuisine. Delicious,hot, fresh and seasoned to perfection!!!! YES

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Brenda Miller

6 June 2018

Excellent food.

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Bonniejo Speyers

6 June 2018

Food was amazing. Very generous portions. Will definitely go again!!

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Christie Heine

6 June 2018

Great food. I have told all my church friends and friends around to stop in and try the food.

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Kevin Smiley

6 June 2018

The biscuit and gravy I just had we're AMAZING. I'd give 10 stars if I could. Must try.

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Merwyn Kantenwein

6 June 2018

My husband and I love this restaurant. We always go for the meatloaf. I love the mac and cheese. Just the way i like it too. You have to try it, but beware, you'll be hooked. More...

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Autumn Smith

6 June 2018

Great tasting good. Slow service.

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Dan Carlton

6 June 2018

Great southern food

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Kevin Heine

6 June 2018

Excellent southern-style cuisine, and excellent staff.

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DeLaney Becker-Baratta

6 June 2018

Such delicious food. Everything we ate was wonderful. Fresh and homemade. Friendly staff! We will be back!

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Stan Schley

6 June 2018

Biscuits and Gravy breakfast was so amazing I went back for dinner the same day.

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Shay Stokes

6 June 2018

The food is super delicious and the customer service is impeccable. Thank you Craig for going the extra mile.

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Colleen Christie

6 June 2018

They catered our office lunch and Wow! Fantastic! REAL food! Everything was great! I highly recommend the homestyle peach cobbler.

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Kristal Morgan

6 June 2018

My fiancé and I just enjoyed a delicious meal!! We will definitely go back. The food and service was impressive.Glad that there's a restaurant like it in Grand Rapids.

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Barb Barnes

6 June 2018

First-time visit and we'll be back and bring friends. Best catfish we've had up north, never tasted such good mac'n'cheese, delicious collard greens, sweet yams, corn muffin, and of course sweet tea. Generous portions. Will be back to try more. Highly recommend! More...

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Ben Asper

6 June 2018

Didnt go in, seems very popular

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Christy Smith

6 June 2018

Greens, meat loaf, cat fish, pork chops are delish. Price was great. Best lemonade in the north.

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MagicBob Zoerman

6 June 2018

Good food for a fair price.

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Regina M

6 June 2018

Great Perch and Peach Cobbler

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Vernetta Johnson

6 June 2018

This is a great place to eat at.

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Lamar Lamar

6 June 2018

Good down home cooking

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Tamara Buyck

6 June 2018

Great customer service and the catfish is always cooked to perfection! Recommend the cabbage, macaroni and cheese and muffins!

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Zach Zokoe

6 June 2018

I love the fried pork chops!

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Frank Clark

6 June 2018

Best soul food in town

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Constance Pearson

3 June 2018

The food was to perfection. The service was excellent. I never knew it existed, but now that i know can't wait to go back and tell others about it...Superb...

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Kevin Haviland

29 May 2018

I contacted them slightly "last minute" to cater lunch for a pretty good sized group. They nailed it. Everything was excellent. Looking forward to using them, often. More...

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Penny Hart

26 May 2018

This was our first time getting food from this restaurant, and I tell you it was great from the minute we walked in. The young lady who was at the register was so friendly and sweet, she walked us through the menu and how it worked. Once the food was ready she opened and showed us the meal and boy I tell you, the helpings are massive. Over all the food was fantastic, I had the meatloaf, collard greens and cornbread dressing. My husband had the chicken, collard greens and mashed potatoes. By the time we were finished all we could say was " that was so good". We will definitely go back again! More...

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Bella Nocturne

22 April 2018

Our group had several different meals and sides so we could try it all! This restaurant did not disappoint!! The catfish was everything! The food was fabulous! Great soul food- reminded me of family! Their food is cooked with love and the people are SO NICE! More...

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Kimberly B

5 April 2018

Delicious, filling, value priced soul food. After living in the South for 20 years I was missing some good old fashioned cooking and they do not disappoint. The sweet potato corn bread is amazing and I loved the soul food wrap but be warned, it is rich. My daughter had chops, green beans and mac and cheese all of which were wonderful. She raved about the sweet tea being a Tennessee girl and I was feeling the lemonade; sweet and tart. Yum! The service is good too. I'm not in the area often, but I'll be back. More...

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Patrick McMahon

11 March 2018

A little on the pricey side, but the food is outstanding. I had the fried chicken, candied yams, and macaroni. Let me tell you, these three foods are AMAZING here. Definitely an amazing place that's hidden. I would recommend to anyone and everyone. More...

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Katrina Turnbull

10 March 2018

Went to lunch with my husband. First time there. Place was clean, staff was friendly food was great and very hot. Will definately be back.

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Voni Williams

27 February 2018

Some of the best southern cooking around! Worth every penny! Delicious!

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Monica Sparks

26 February 2018

Southern fried Catfish, Pork Chops, Yams and Greens are my favorites here. Always clean with great customer service. There is a wait on the food because they cook it fresh...but it is worth it. My husband and I usually share a classic meal. Lots of food!!!#DivaApproved More...

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Brian Sayre

17 February 2018

I heard great things about this place! First time here today. Had the catfish, beans, yams, okra, and mac n cheese. ALL FANTASTIC! Can't wait to try the chicken.

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Constance Brigman

13 January 2018

We are from the South, so we wanted to try this place. The food is from scratch, and it is good. Every Southerner has their own preference about how crispy or seasoned they like their own food. For me, this was a huge meal, hot, and it was what I like to eat for a change. I can’t wait to try their breakfast. Really nice people, too. Worth every penny we paid. Will eat here again. More...

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Jessica ann T.

19 July 2017

Delicious delightful Southern cuisine with a great family friendly atmosphere. Awesome pricing per portions for pure down home deliciousness!

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Craig Tyson

6 June 2017

LOVE the fried catfish & the sweet tea!!

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Tyler Williams

6 June 2017

Delicious!

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June Francis

6 June 2017

A taste of home. The food is well seasoned very well. The collard greens are out of this world.

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Danielle Silston

6 June 2017

Food is good. The staff was nice, gave out free samples while we waited. The down side is the prices. A little expensive, but it was worth it.

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Graciebreen@gmail,com Beeen

6 June 2017

Very. Good

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Willie Walton

6 June 2017

Food was awesome, a small wait but well worth it! Loved the meat loaf with that sauce...mmmmmm!!!!! Can't wait to try everything else, it all sounds great

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Sierra Carpenter

6 June 2017

The Candied Yam is amazing! The food is delicious & the staff are really sweet!

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Mark Stewart

6 June 2017

Wow! Legit home cooked type food, pricey but decent portions - lady at the counter always friendly and chatty (if you want- she's not a pest).

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nikki burton

6 June 2017

The service was good nice professional and clean nice atmosphere2 down sides saw no hair nets,chicken cooked perfectly but under seasoned corn muffins were great lemonade great, for the price of food definitely need better seating

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Ashley Smith

6 June 2017

Such good food! My family had our Easter dinner catered this year. We raved about how good everything tasted the entire time! I'm still not over the yams, dressing and black eyed peas - so much flavor, great texture & beautiful to look at. The sweet potato muffin was also a delight.Thank you guys! Keep up the great work. More...

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Adam Newton

6 June 2017

Great food and service, I'll be back.

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Shawonda Irons

6 June 2017

Wonderful cashiers! They're always smiling! The food CAN take a while, but that's not ALWAYS the case. It's always fresh, and tasty! I just LOVE it. Stumbled in here on a whim, unintentionally, on Grand opening day. I have been back every week since! Got the pounds to prove it too! More...

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