Soul Food is the epitome of comfort food and diners looking for comfort won't do much better than this joint in the shadows of Washington Park.
Located between a pawn shop and a convenience store, Miss Lee's is easy to miss. If you do, however, you're missing out on some of the best soul food in the city, bar none. Inside are numerous signs touting the day's specials, the regular menu, house rules and celebrities who've dined at Miss Lee's. Seating is counter and table seating. Nothing fancy, but it works. Just like the food.
And what a menu it is. If you want chicken, you can have your choice of wings, quarter or half dinners, fried to a golden brown. The health conscious will want to get their hands on the herbal chicken, which is simply poetry.
Fish also features prominently on the menu, with catfish and whiting served as a sandwich or dinner. The ambitious eater should order a pig ear sandwich with the often boiled vegetable of the day.
If there's still room to stuff after, Miss Lee's peach cobbler will have you waddling home.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Chuck Sudo