Southern Living Deputy Editor—and intrepid restaurant scout—Jennifer V. Cole hit the road to determine the top 100 places to eat in the South now. The list highlights Jennifer's favorite restaurants for 2014, both new and old, in her most frequented towns. This list is always evolving, so follow @jennifervcole on Twitter for her latest stops.
The South is filled with fantastic restaurants. From fine dining to barbecue joints, Delta tamales to soul food, Southern food is some of the most amazing in the country. Southern restaurants bring the best fresh, down home, local cuisine to diners across the South. The best Southern restaurants know that good food and great people make a fantastic meal. Here are our best Southern restaurants 2014. From Acre in Auburn, Alabama, to Woodbury Kitchen in Baltimore, Maryland, the editors of Southern Living bring you the (almost) A-to-Z of the best southern restaurants—plus a few hot numbers as well. The food is anything but ordinary at The Ordinary in Charleston, South Carolina, and you will feel like you are in charge at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Take a table at any of these—they are some of the best Southern restaurants you will find.