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6978 Soul Food

"Family Owned and Operated"

About Us

6978 Soul Food, located in Chicago, IL, is one of the leading soul food restaurants and caterers serving Oak Park, Cicero, Elmwood Park, and surrounding areas since 2011. Everything we serve we make from scratch. We offer jerk chicken, pork chops, catfish, meatloaf, rib tips, yams, collard greens, mac and cheese, homemade pies, peach cobbler, and much more. We're available for dine-in, carry-out, delivery, and catering. For delicious homemade soul food, try 6978 Soul Food in Chicago today!

Our Story

6978 Soul Food is a beloved restaurant nestled in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2011, our soulful eatery has become a staple in the community, embodying the spirit of comfort and tradition through a delectable menu of Southern and soul food favorites.

Specializing in a wide array of dishes, 6978 Soul Food takes pride in serving up soul-satisfying meals that leave our customers craving more. From mouthwatering salads to hearty pasta dishes, indulgent lasagna, classic spaghetti, flavorful catfish, succulent baked chicken, zesty jerk chicken, savory Italian beef, comforting meatloaf, tender pot roast, juicy rib tips, flavorful pork chops, rich gravy, soulful collard greens, sweet yams, creamy mac n cheese, crisp string beans, buttery cabbage, aromatic dirty rice, and more, our menu is a true celebration of the diverse and delicious flavors of soul food cuisine.

For those with a sweet tooth, our homemade desserts are sure to delight. Indulge in our freshly baked pies, including classics like apple and pecan, or savor a slice of our heavenly peach cobbler, creamy banana pudding, or rich caramel cake. Each dessert is crafted with care and precision, ensuring a sweet ending to every meal.

At 6978 Soul Food, we understand the importance of family and community, which is why we offer a range of services to cater to all your dining needs. Whether you're stopping by for a quick bite during lunch or planning a special event, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and delicious food every step of the way. From our delectable lunch specials to our expert catering services, we go above and beyond to make your dining experience memorable and hassle-free.

In addition to our in-house dining options, 6978 Soul Food also offers convenient online ordering for those looking to enjoy our delicious dishes in the comfort of their own homes. With just a few clicks, you can have all your soul food favorites delivered right to your doorstep, thanks to our partnerships with popular delivery services like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

For those in need of repast services, we offer compassionate and professional assistance to help make a difficult time a little easier. Our team is dedicated to providing comforting and delicious food for families and friends coming together to honor and remember their loved ones.

With a commitment to quality, flavor, and customer satisfaction, 6978 Soul Food is more than just a restaurant - we are a destination for those seeking a true taste of Southern hospitality and soulful cooking. Join us at our welcoming establishment in Chicago, where every meal is made with love and served with a side of warmth and hospitality. Welcome to the soulful world of 6978 Soul Food.

Areas Served

Chicago, IL | Galewood, Chicago, IL | Berwyn, IL | Elmwood Park, IL | Oak Park, IL | Forest Park, IL | Maywood, IL | Cicero, IL | River Forest, IL

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On 4/15/2024 Jeffrey Wilson had this to say:
This is how soul food should taste! Love it!

On 4/14/2024 Bernard Amber had this to say:
Great food and warm atmosphere!

On 4/12/2024 Doretha Stafford had this to say:
Dorothy is the owner. I eat there every Sunday. Excellent food, positive vibes, great waitresses , superb customer service.

On 4/10/2024 Cassundra Stewart had this to say:
Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️

On 4/9/2024 Frank Garcia had this to say:
Keep up the good work and keep serving good food. And always keep the place clean. And you will be around very long time.

Contact Us

6978 Soul Food
6978 W North Avenue Chicago, IL 60707
Phone: (773) 237-6090

Located near the intersection of North Ave and Harlem Ave.

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Payment Types Accepted

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit Cards, Cash, Apple Pay, Android Pay

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM


🌟 Happy Holidays from 6978 Soul Food! 🎄🍲 Spread the joy and indulge in our mouthwatering soul food dishes this festive season. From flavorful fried chicken to savory mac and cheese, we've got your cravings covered. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious holiday feast at 6978 Soul Food. 🥰✨


🎉 Planning a special event? Whether it's a holiday gathering, birthday celebration, or corporate event, 6978 Soul Food Catering has got you covered! Our experienced chefs will prepare mouthwatering dishes that will leave your guests raving for more 🍽️

👨‍🍳 From savory fried chicken and tender collard greens to delectable mac and cheese and flavorful cornbread, our menu is packed with traditional favorites that will transport you straight to the heart of soul food heaven!

🎁 Don't stress about the food preparations this year, let 6978 Soul Food Catering handle it all! Contact us today to book our catering services and give your upcoming event an unforgettable culinary experience.

Calling all foodies! 🤩 Let's get your taste buds ready for a 6978 Soul Food experience like no other! Whether you're looking for a delicious lunch special, catering for an upcoming event, or a repast to enjoy with friends - we've got you covered. Call today or order online through DoorDash at

On 11/11/2021 this was posted:
The Holidays are around the corner! We wanted to let our customers know that we will be open on November 24th from 12pm-6pm, and then closed from the 25th-29th for the weekend! We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!
Expires 12/1/2021


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