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Mitchell’s Soul Food

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617A Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
nr. Bergen St.
718-789-3212 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Southern/Soul
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Wed-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-10:30pm; Sun, 1pm-8pm; Mon-Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.; C at Clinton-Washington Aves.; B, Q at Seventh Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area



Stellar soul food can be found in this unassuming Prospect Heights storefront. Seating consists of less than ten tables in a plain white room, but atmosphere will be far from your mind when the food arrives. Fork-tender short ribs come out with two sides (don’t miss the flavorful collard greens or sweet yams) and a slab of buttery, crumbly cornbread. The agreeably greasy fried chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Although portions are comically large, especially for the shockingly low prices, do try to save room for dessert. The red-velvet cake, with its layers of cream-cheese frosting studded with pecans and cocoa-rich cake, dissolves distracting thoughts like why it’s red, and the sweet-potato pie is wonderfully spiced with nutmeg.

Recommended Dishes

Fried chicken (dark), $3.50; Short ribs, $9.50; Collard greens, $2.50; Red velvet cake, $4