Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, closed
1 at 28th St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
14th St. to 57th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.
The interior of Soul Fixins' has six round tables and little else, save for the richly savory scents of abundant, authentic soul food. A mix of blue and white collar diners come in for cafeteria-style service, ladled from trays of ribs, fish, and shrimp. Chicken fried, baked, barbequed, and smothered is a signature offering. Hearty meatloaf has little filler to distract from the beef, and a topping that marries ketchup and barbeque sauce. There's cooked-to-order items like salmon cakes, plump hushpuppy-like balls with cornmeal breading. Entrées are served with fresh cornbread and two sides; choosing from sharp-cheddar macaroni and cheese, citrusy collard greens, sweet candied yams, and gravy-drenched mashed potatoes can pose a problem. Real Southern sweet tea, served ice-cold, is ideal for washing it all down. For dessert, cakes and pies are joined by banana pudding, which has the consistency of pastry cream topped with fat banana slices floating beneath a meringue square.Recommended Dishes
Candied yams, $3.50; fried chicken, $8.95; banana pudding, $4