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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 7/10/2024 Jonelle W. had this to say:
The food was very delicious and my apple martini was a hit. I had the smothered chicken and gravy over rice, macaroni and cheese greens and a side of dressing with cranberries sauce. For dessert I had a side of peach cobbler which my coworker love.

On 6/19/2024 Patricia had this to say:
Very friendly atmosphere

On 6/19/2024 Shirl Haynes had this to say:
The food was very nasty

On 6/8/2024 charlene p. had this to say:
I attended a AARP caring seminar there on June 5, 2024 the soul food service was delicious.

On 6/1/2024 Catalina Cadiz had this to say:
From the cobbler to the cornbread, everything was outstanding! I had smothered chicken, black eyed peas, cobbler, banana pudding and mashed potatoes. The portions were generous and the staff was friendly. I picked up my order but plan on dining in next time since I saw they had a bar.

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


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Impress your guests with the exceptional catering services of 6978 Soul Food!Our team is dedicated to making your event unforgettable with our mouth-watering specialties. Contact us now to secure your date and create a customized menu that will leave everyone asking for seconds!

🌟 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


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