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Soule, Chicago, IL

Soule

4.6
4.6
262 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Soulé Chicago is a boutique restaurant inspired by the first line in Biggie Small’s legendary hip-hop single,“Juicy”: “It was all a dream…” and the soulful memories of Grandma Bea’s laughter and Momma’s smile. The soul food kitchen has always been a place where family, friends and tribe would gather to catch-up on love. Soulé is no different. We welcome you to Chicago’s West Town; home of the best creole-infused soul food delights on the planet. Our vision is bigger than food. We exist in celebration of culture and community…

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2 people

9:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 526-3825

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Catering

    No Catering

  • Private party facilities

    No Private Events

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What 262 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ALWAYS MY wife and I enjoyed ourselves. We've been eating here since day one and it ONLY gets better each time. Courtesy and respect along with GREAT CUSTOMER service is the thing that brings us back. And our server well ... What an amazing young man. He's been there since day one as well. It's always a pleasure to eat here and see the ever Changing artwork by artist #Ayo that is on display. Definitely a #MUSTDO if you're in Chicago looking for a "SOUL"FUL SOUL FOOD EXPERIENCE 💯🖤🙏🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 I rate in "drools" 5 out of 5 DROOLS!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the food was some of the best I ever had
  3. LB

    LysandraB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. We all agreed that we’d be coming back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was great! The catfish was a little salty for my liking, but It was still pretty good. The chicken and lamb chops were delicious. I also had the sweet potatoes, Macaroni, banana pudding…taste like home. One of the women came out from the back to ask how we liked the food. I appreciated that. Service wasn’t terrible but could better. Seems like a family ran business which i support. I’d go again. :)
  5. o

    omotodun

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice southern food, nice server, decent prices only hing is drinks were not cold
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10s across the broad!!!!! I’m peach cobbler a hit
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    I love Soule!!!! Please take care of the flies. The doors open and they were a pain.
  8. IP

    IleanaP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The salmon and shrimp were so tasty. Also the catfish was fresh and fried perfectly. Our only complaint was the service. They one had one waitress working and she was not having a good day based on the way she treated us. She rolled her eyes when we said “excuse me” because we wanted to order more food. I would not recommend this place if you’re looking for a welcoming and overall good experience.
  9. NP

    NickieP

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the food was amazing. Shared the shrimp appetizer. We ordered the fried catfish with macaroni and cheese, collard greens, chicken spaghetti and chicken wings.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food came to us fast, was piping hot, and delicious!!!!! Will dine again to try different menu options.
  11. CD

    ChiDesign

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Fried chicken, honey fried chicken, catfish poor boy were great. Sides were great. No alcohol, $10 corkage fee. Soule punch was great. Tried the 3 deserts, only the peach cobbler was good. The service was lacking. Walked in at 1:56 for 2pm reservation. We were told that usually they don't seat people until the reservation time, but the restaurant was completely empty! So we started off on a bad foot from the get go. Wrong chicken dish was brought out for one of us, so she had to sit while we ate while hers was being re-made. Asked multiple times for things, which we didn't get. I won't rush to go back here. Maybe take-out would be better, but the service needs to improve.
  12. RR

    RitaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, wonderful ambiance, exceptional service, best fried chicken in Chicago
  13. LB

    LaBiancaW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, small space but good vibe. I would definitely recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place. Filled with character, great vibes, and some of the best food I have ever tasted. The service was 1st class and because it was so good, my wife and I went back the next day!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very good southern food. Left a little to be desired with the service. Would visit again!
  16. B

    Brad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Place was nice an quiet..food was hot and fresh.
  17. G

    Good

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was so good and worth the wsit. The service and music was excellent. I will return.
  18. LL

    LoverofLife

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent! This was our second visit and we definitely look forward to returning!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the lamb chops, catfish, greens and Mac. Everything was delicious. Will definitely dine again.
  20. AL

    ALMOS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this restaurant. The flavors are amazing. Much has been done to curate an experience for the diner. It is important for the diner to make reservations but you will not regret coming to Soule. It is one for the books.
  21. JA

    JackieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I decided to go for lunch. It was our first time there and we were not disappointed. Our waitstaff was pleasant and accommodating. Our food was served timely and it was delicious!
  22. JP

    JaimieP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved our experience! Great tasting soul food in the Midwest! Both of us got the catfish, one fried and blackened and both were delicious. The grits were the best I’ve ever had. Green fried tomatoes were fun but loved the cherry drink they have! Liked the laid back vibe.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love Soule. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The owner is super nice and actually speaks to her customers. The food was amazing, shrimp and grits dish I think there room to elevate. The music is always fire as well.
  24. CR

    CharlesR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is very good, the service was a little awkward in the beginning because we got there early, but got better as the night went on.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great paintings, food was seasoned to perfection.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On June 29, 2022, my girlfriend and I decided to try a new restaurant for our lunch date and we chose Soule’. The ambiance was very warm and welcoming. We ordered the Fried Salmon Jerk Pasta w/ Shrimp and the Fried Catfish w/Dirty Rice and Mac n Cheese. The food was delicious and the portions were just right! Everything we ordered was nothing short of AMAZING! We met the owner Bridgette and talked to her about the restaurant and food. She asked if we had been there before and was very appreciative that we had chosen her restaurant. She was very nice with a lovely personality. Not only was Bridgette nice and welcoming, so was her staff. The customer service there was great! Definitely will be dining there again!
  27. TR

    TracyR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't wait to go back! Truly some of the best food in Chicago
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience with great food and amazing chiefs!! Highly recommended!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was top notch
  30. DV

    DesiV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert was really nice and the food was spectacular.
  31. KA

    KrystalA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed everything, definitely would recommend this restaurant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, atmosphere was amazing customer service was amazing
  33. MM

    MadM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The place is amazing. I was visiting and heard good reviews so I decided to check it out. Don’t let the small location fool you. Not much seating so get your open table reservation early. This place is worth every penny. We wanted to make another reservation before we even ate. Friendly attentive staff, great food, good location, very welcoming.
  34. WD

    WalterD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service will definitely return!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and staff was really kind
  36. AM

    AMH1

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I will be back. I took out of town guests here for a late lunch. Staff was super pleasant and accommodating. All the main dishes were nice and hot when they arrived at the table. Yeah!! The fried green tomatoes were absolutely delicious. A must try. Similarly the fried catfish was seasoned so very well and the portions were large. Also ordered the mac and cheese, greens and banana pudding. Not sure what was in the mac and cheese; it was different from anything I was familiar with, but really, really good. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because of the greens and banana pudding. No one at my table liked the greens and left them untouched after a bite or two. The banana pudding was lukewarm and soupy. Not sure why that was even served.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    The food was excellent, the service not so much.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing!! And cooked made to order so everything was fresh! Wait time was not long for the food either. The owner came out and checked on everyone which was very personable! Will be back!
  39. CB

    CarlaB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took my family on a date. My fiancé order the fried chicken and it was great! He got the greens as his side and they were not good at all. My son ordered the salmon and shrimp, which was delicious as well. My daughter devoured her fried catfish, and I though it was cooked and seasoned really well. I got the lamb chops, which I would not recommend; they were ridiculously small and overcooked. Not worth the price at all. The server was attentive and kept the refills coming. It’s a small place and I’ll return, but I’ll have to choose another dish next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the catfish and sides!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Soule is rated 4.6 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Google Map for Soule

1931 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Damen

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking

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