Mitchell’s Soul Food

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82 Good

A taste of the South in the middle of Prospect Heights where the portions are big and the prices are small.

617A Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238


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The lowdown

Stellar soul food can be found in this unassuming Prospect Heights storefront. Seating consists of fewer 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 pleasantly greasy fried chicken is crispy on the outside with a juicy core. 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.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesFried chicken (dark); short ribs; collard greens; red-velvet cake.

DrinksBeer and Wine

Noise LevelCivilized