The Best Southern Food in the State of Iowa is in Cedar Rapids
If you live in the Corridor, you don't have to travel far to try some delicious soul food!
"Vivian's provides updated, more upscale versions of traditional Southern comfort food. Jerk chicken egg rolls? Yes, please! They also offer daily specials and a rotating daily dessert variety."
Vivian's first opened on 16th Ave SW back in 2017, but then relocated to a larger location at 2925 Williams Parkway SW in early 2020. The restaurant's mission is to "bring people of all walks of life and backgrounds together through soul food." Some of their most popular menu items include the fried chicken, the collard greens, the baked mac & cheese, and the catfish. My absolute favorite thing to order is the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cornbread, but I ALWAYS add on a side of mac & cheese, because it's truly some of the best I've ever had. Just take a look at how magnificent it is:
Vivian's Soul Food has rave reviews on Facebook. With 1,070 total reviews, the restaurant has maintained a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, which is very impressive! It's also got 4.5 stars on Yelp.
If you haven't been to Vivian's yet, I highly recommend you go there ASAP! The Facebook page says that it's open Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. You can check out the menu and get more information on the restaurant HERE.